Arlene Rosenberg joined quidditch her freshman year after being dragged to the annual Intro To Quidditch by her friends. There, she realized that the aggressive nature of the game greatly appealed to her background in Muay Thai and soccer, and she decided to try out for the tournament team. She chose beating because without her glasses, she found it especially difficult to shoot a quaffle through the hoops. Arlene's favorite thing about quidditch is the second-family she found within her team. Coming from a tiny all-girl's school (350 girls from Kindergarten to grade 11), Arlene truly appreciates the fact that she can always count on her Tufflefamily - something she found out last year after sustaining a concussion in late April. Arlene's favorite quidditch memory is playing in her first ever game at the Harvard tournament fall 2012. The excitement she felt as she landed her first beat was unparalleled, and it encouraged her continued participation in the sport.
Outside of quidditch, Arlene has played a number of team sports including soccer, volleyball, baseball, and even a brief stint in basketball. Baseball, however, is a sport that was instilled upon our shortest Tufflepuff since birth. Arlene attended her first major league baseball game at only one week old and has attended hundreds of games since. Growing up in Montreal, this Canadian girl was a devout Montreal Expos fan and was on a first name basis with most of the players. She was even a Bat-Girl, before almost getting run over by Orlando Cabrera as he ran into home plate. After the Expos left Montreal (something Arlene hasn't gotten over), Arlene and her brother became less involved in the sport, but her love for the game hasn't depreciated. The Rosenberg siblings actually plan to co-coach an intercity baseball team this summer.
In terms of World Cup 7, Arlene is looking forward to kicking ass, Tufflecuddling, and playing quidditch outside in the sun.
Tufts University Tufflepuffs, catching snitches and wrecking pitches since 2009.