6 Players To Watch This Year
Hello, Quidditch fans! This year’s Quidditch schedule is up and the 2016-17 season is almost upon us. It’s always a blast showing up to the Quidditch pitch and cheering on your house team and your favorite players. So without further ado, here are six players you should definitely keep an eye on this year!
Arielle cemented herself as a top tier Seeker by securing the Snitch against our very own Scarlet Leslie-Lewis at the end of the 2015-16 season (Sorry, Scarlet, it had to be mentioned). She followed that performance up by taking a trip to the semi-finals of the SQL Seeking tournament. 2016-17 is poised for some competitive Seeking matchups and Arielle might just be the Seeker to beat.
You can always count on Jenny to work her magic to ensure that the Gryffindor Quidditch team shows up to play on game day. GQT’s captain is always willing to fill whatever role her team needs. Someday, I hope she returns to being HOL’s premier Seeker, but for now, it looks like she’s found her groove defending her team’s goal posts.
Matilde is one of the players I always look forward to competing against. When I finally got the chance to compete alongside her this past summer, it was clear that she was the real deal. If she gets into her zone, nobody’s getting past her and a lot of RQT’s success this year will hinge on whether or not she plays to her full potential. No pressure though, Mattie.
After a solid rookie campaign, Maxim “Angelina Jolie” Trevelyan is already one of the most entertaining players to watch in all of Quidditch. Has he put in the work to build on last year’s success? Or will he succumb to the sophomore slump that has plagued many before him? Only time will tell.
“Cody,” you must be asking yourself at this point, “You picked six players to watch this year and none of them are from Slytherin. What gives?” Don’t worry, SQT faithful. I’ve saved the best for last!
There were a handful of “non-pros” that turned some heads during this year’s Summer Quidditch League, but Rosalie tops the list in my opinion. After being deemed ineligible to play for the last half of the 2015-16 season, Rosalie has put a lot of effort into improving her skills. I fully expect her to be a game changer this year.
Will Lestrange is the top dog going into this year. When he’s playing at his best, he’s just about unstoppable. At any given time, he’s the fastest player on the pitch, but he still has a lot to learn. And that’s the scary part: he hasn’t even hit his peak yet. Anyone who shows up to SQT’s matches is in for a treat. Spoiler: he’s going to score a lot of goals.
I wish I could have included honorable mentions because there are so many talented players in HOL, but I wanted to stay true to the theme of Six’s Six. Truthfully, you never know who’s going to show up and who’s going to choke. Hopefully, this list won’t jinx (or curse) anyone.