Name: Gabrielle Martone
Position: Chaser, Captain, Coach, Founder, Head Pimp etc.
Major: Religion, Community Based Learning and Social Change
Hometown: Pompton Plains, NJ
Hogwarts House: Slytherin
How long have you been playing?/When did you start playing?: Oh heavens, it feels like I’ve been playing forever and a day now, but I started playing when I started the team my first year of college. We started playing because we went to UMass’ annual tournament, and the two other Smithies I was with looked at each other and said, “We need this.” We then went back to Smith and started the team!
Favorite Quidditch Memory: Oh man, I don’t know if I can pick a favorite Quidditch memory, but two of my favorites are the time that we had our first practice and people actually showed up! And the other has to be every time I watch the team play. Actually, that’s probably my favorite moment, every single time I watch this team play, it’s amazing!
When did you realize that Quidditch was your thing? Moment you realized this was it for you: Gah, I don’t even know! Probably the first time I watched UMass play, and then the first time that I actually got a chance to play. Being part of the founding board essentially meant that I don’t have one defining moment!
Favorite Color: LIME GREEN
Life Ambitions: Get ordained, move South, hang out in the Bible Belt/New Orleans for the rest of my life, write a book, write a translation of the Bible.
Why do you love Quidditch? Because I’ve watched this sport turn my friends into my family, I’ve watched people who never thought they were “good enough” to become athletes shine, I’ve seen the joy and the pride that comes with playing a phenomenal game. I love Quidditch because anyone can play, and everyone does play. I love Quidditch because of the family its bought me, the love that my players have, just everything about it.
Why did you start playing Quidditch? Because it looked awesome!
Hobbies: Listening to Country Music, cuddling my chinchillas, reading, coloring, being weird. Spirit Animal: Honey Boo Boo
Most awkward Quidditch moment ever: I don’t have awkward Quidditch moments, others have awkward Quidditch moments BECAUSE of me.
Other interesting fact about yourself: I’m a ninja.