Austin McLeod and Keith Dore
Black and Purple
Violets (but is actually a bobcat)
|Team 90s TV Show||
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
X Gon’ Give it to Ya, DMX; Remix to Ignition, R. Kelly
|Distance to Charlottesville, VA||
Austin McLeod, Lawrence Nelson, Keith Dore, Tim Cory, John Wynne, Henry Avery, Abraham Dyk, Bobby Geren, Mitchell Brown, Jake Hirsch, Charlie Peskowitz, Caleb Seeley, Alex Siegel, Brett Rose, Zachary Guttenberg (i.e., a squad of stars)
|Law Review Nerds||
Abe Dyk, John Wynne
|The 2017 iteration of the NYU competitive team boasts 6 returners from last year. The 2016 team was marred by injury during the preseason (skiing accident and subsequent infection), week of the tournament (starting 1B, separated shoulder during batting practice), night before the tournament (starting C, sprained ankle in annual basketball game), and day of the tournament (starting SS, pulled hamstring during the scrimmage against the team that had forfeited). The 2017 team has been drinking its milk, doing yoga, and staying off of the slopes in hopes of a healthier showing. This mix of old and young blood is eager to hit the field and show everyone what we are made of. Time will only tell if these efforts paid off.|
For those who are not aware, NYC does not boast the highest number of accessible fields. The few available fields see their fair share of cross sports. NYU 1 has had to deal with the adversity of scrambling for practice space, hoping for a break in the weather, and batting practice in 20 degree weather. Not known to shy away from adversity, the team has prepared for the tournament by: soft toss, throwing drills, fielding drills, and attending happy hours and Thursday night law school bar review.
|Want To Play Against||
Whoever wants to get sum
|DON’T Want To Play Against||
Ave Maria in pool play (we’ve played them enough in 2016, thanks)
|Favorite Thing About The Tournament||
The collection of thousands of law students there to play softball and socialize.
|The Tournament Would Be More Awesome If||
It were twice a year.
|Story 1: The NYU team saw its first home run in 2 years in the third game of the pool play last year. In front of a crowd of rowdy (and highly inebriated) co-ed classmates, the home run hitter rounded the bases to the chant of “USA!” Feeling elated, the NYU team would take the field. The opposing team then proceeded to hit three home runs over the next 2 innings, winning by 7. In the first round of playoffs, the teams met again, with the previous winner winning by mercy rule. That team would go on to win the entire championship.
Story 2: one of the drivers of the 4 NYU vans was the designated driver for the weekend. By the end of the weekend, he was involved in 4 minor accidents (including hitting another NYU van, which was parked in the hotel parking lot). No alcohol was involved in any of the accidents.