Noah Schwartz, like many others, joined quidditch by chance. He saw the team playing through his dorm window one Saturday and wanted to see if he could join them. That week, he saw a flyer hanging in his dorm for open practice, and decided to attend. Noah says that the sport looked so stupid and silly that he just had to try it! This freshman's favorite thing about quidditch is the fact that it's a relatively new sport, so there are many strategies that have yet to be discovered. He believes that the sport has so much potential to grow and he looks forward to contributing to this during his time at Tufts. He's already begun dabbling in quidditch analysis by starting, with the help of Ethan Sturm, "The Seeker Floor" - a podcast where he and Ethan discuss all things quidditch-related (Check it out here: http://www.eighthman.com/podcasts/). Noah's favorite memory playing quidditch has to be beating NYDC at Turtle Cup. He was so excited that he jumped about 5 feet in the air when BJ finally pulled the snitch to win the game!
Not only has he begun to make a name for himself in the quidditch world, Noah has a strong background in many other sports. In high school, Noah was the captain of his football team, as well as the number one pitcher for their baseball team. Baseball and Football have been apart of Noah's life for as long as he can remember, since they greatly appeal his competitive side. Noah even tried competitive ballroom dancing at Tufts, where he was partners with fellow Tufflepuff, Madeleine Lebovic. But don't think this Spartan is all sports all the time, Noah says that he has a soft spot for cookie dough - chocolate chip cookie dough is his favorite ice cream flavor of all time (although he'd rather eat the cookie dough straight up).
Noah is most looking forward to seeing the look on people's faces when they see the Tufflepuffs make the top four at World Cup 7!
Tufts University Tufflepuffs, catching snitches and wrecking pitches since 2009.