Babycakes' personal quidditch story is the epitome of his experience on our team: he only tried out because his friends joked about it. No one thought that two years later he'd still be playing, let alone whizzing down the pitch on a broom and dekeing out players like a pro. To this day, he jokes about not wanting to play, but we all know that, deep down, his love for our team is greater than his love for the Chicago Blackhawks.
Something you may not know about our native Chicagoan is that he is a twin! Sam, Ben's older sister (by a couple of minutes), is studying at Oberlin and Ben is helping her start an intramural quidditch team at her school.
What excites Ben the most about going to the World Cup in Myrtle Beach is the chance to play in a warm climate.
Tufts University Tufflepuffs, catching snitches and wrecking pitches since 2009.