We Are the Champions
by Dennis Walikainen for TechAlum e-newsletter
All is right with the world. The Alumni Cup has returned home to its rightful owners, us, after an impressive 12-0 victory Saturday night. The alumni team, Kilty as Charged, scored early and often, as the student team, Fellowship of the Rink, struggled to generate offense during the first outdoor Alumni-Student Broomball Invitational.
Matt Brechin ’12 led the scoring for the victors with four goals. The mechanical engineering alum lives in Grand Rapids and works for Dematic. He was joined by Pat “The Leprecahun” McKeon and Travis Neu, two current students who rounded out the roster and had multiple-goal games.
A nice-sized crowd was on hand on a chilly but still night. Shouts of “You gotta have heart.” “Get it!” “Go girl!” “Stay with it!” echoed in the evening air. Also new this year, alumni and friends could catch all the action on one of our broomball webcams.
The four student teams that played down represented DHH, West Wads, East Wads, and McNair: the four broomball leagues on campus. There were eight alumni teams.
The Fellowship of the Rink goalie, Danielle Kehrig, played a good game and kept the score from being much worse. Her team got a nice round of applause as they got their medals.
Kilty as Charged were all smiles as Alumni Association President Darnishia Slade ’98 presented their medals. You could almost hear the Olympics theme in the background.
When asked what was the secret to the victory, Brechin thought about and then replied, “Teamwork.”