Effective immediately, Erik Morlock, KT Quasarano, and Grace Weidemann will join USQ in the volunteer roles of regional coordinators for the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and South regions.
As regional coordinators, Morlock, Quasarano, and Weidemann will act as liaisons between USQ and teams and players in their regions. They will relay team concerns and feedback to USQ staff, while helping answer questions and explain league policies to players. They will also provide support with league-wide projects, such as assisting with league expansion, planning for the college/community split, and selecting finalists and locations for USQ events.
Erik Morlock just completed his fifth season as a US Quidditch member, his first with District of Columbia Quidditch Club. He graduated in 2016 from the University of Virginia, where he was initially introduced to the sport. He played with that team for four years, and was head coach and president for one year. While he grew up in Virginia Beach, he was born in Stockholm, Sweden. He hopes to be one day a part of Team Sweden at the International Quidditch Association’s World Cup.
“I'm very excited to be the next Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator and can't wait to work with everyone!” said Morlock. He is a certified head referee and has been reffing since his first year playing. Morlock has also been a USQ referee field test proctor for several years. He will continue to be a field test proctor next season.
Morlock can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The USQ Mid-Atlantic region includes Delaware, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., and West Virginia.
KT Quasarano has been playing for Marquette Quidditch for the past three years. She is a rising senior and is studying economics and international affairs. In addition to quidditch, she likes puppies and things covered in cheese.
Quasarano has team leadership experience and has been is also a certified head referee for the past two seasons.
“I'm very excited to get more involved with the league this year, and hope I can help others get involved with the sport I love!” said Quasarano.
Quasarano can be reached at email@example.com.
The USQ Midwest region includes the states of Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Grace Weidemann has been very involved with her school’s team at College of Charleston for several years. Currently, she serves as the team’s president. She is also a certified tournament director and head referee. She joined US Quidditch earlier this season as an Event Volunteer Coordinator. She will continue on in that role in addition to her duties as Regional Coordinator next season.
“I am so excited for this opportunity! More than anything else, I want to use this role to help expand interest in quidditch, both community and college, in areas such as Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia, where growth has been lacking,” said Weidemann. “In doing this, we can develop into a more competitive and dynamic region. I look forward to helping every team in whatever they need, so please reach out!
Weidemann can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The USQ South region includes the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
The current US Quidditch Regional Coordinators include:
Great Lakes - Matt Dwyer
Mid-Atlantic - Erik Morlock
Midwest - KT Quasarano
Northwest - Kym Couch
South - Grace Weidemann
Southwest - Josh Mansfield
West - Jess Ward
USQ thanks all former Regional Coordinators for their service to US Quidditch, their work expanding the league, and all the time they gave to help improve the experience of teams and the league overall.
We are still accepting applications for the role of Northeast Regional Coordinator. Those interested may find more information here. To learn more about how to become a volunteer with USQ in general, click here. Questions about volunteering may be sent to email@example.com powered by Disqus