Assistant Coach: Ian Hoopingarner
President: Stephen "The Hipster Pirate" Riccardi
The Michigan State Spartan Spitfires are the official quidditch team of Michigan State University. MSU is a leading team in the International Quidditch Association's Midwest US region.
Michigan State Quidditch was founded by Ryan Duffy in Fall 2009 and quickly gained popularity across campus. In Spring 2010, Will Hack was elected the first Coach of the Michigan State Spartan Spitfires and the team played its first intercollegiate matches.
On October 10, 2010, Michigan State hosted and won its first tournament, the Spartan Spectacular. The team attended World Cup IV, going 2-1 in pool play and holding reigning champions Middlebury to their closest match of the tournament. As the 20th seed, they were defeated in the first playoff round by Texas A&M.
In 2011, Michigan State won 3rd place out of 18 teams at the first Midwest Cup. MSU lost in the semifinal on a snitch snatch, 100-70 to eventual champion Kansas.
Michigan State won its pool and attained the 12th seed at World Cup V, going on to defeat Marquette in the playoffs before falling to UCLA in the Swag Sixteen.
MSU hosted the first annual Spartan Quidditch Bonanza (SQuiB) on March 31st, 2012. It won 2nd place in the tournament behind Ball State.
MSU won the first Great Lakes Conference championship on October 28th, 2010. The Spitfires went 3-0, defeating Central Michigan 170-80 in the final.
MSU achieved 4th place in the 2012 Midwest Regional Championship, clinching a spot in World Cup VI. MSU went 4-1 overall in the tournament, defeating Missouri, Ohio State, Illinois State, and Michigan before falling in the semifinals to BGSU.
The next tournament for the Spitfires will be the unofficial Battle of the Mitten, which MSU will host the weekend of December 1st.