2023 USA Team Handball Collegiate Nationals: West Point Men and Women take Titles

West Point’s Gary Phillips looks to score again North Carolina’s Jackson Tumbarello (Photo: Solomon Wood)

The 2023 USA Team Handball Collegiate National Championships wrapped up on Sunday with both the West Point Men and Women taking home the Championship Trophy.

The West Point-Black Women managed to take an early lead against Carolina and were able to stay comfortably in front most of the way for a 34-29 victory. In the 3rd place match Ohio State picked up their first win of the tournament with an 18-12 victory over West Point-Gold.

It was the 3rd title in a row for West Point and they have also won 8 out of the last 8 competitions. Maci Hodgins of West Point was name the tournament MVP and the leading scorer was Ohio St’s Deborah Seipp with 31 goals.

Women’s All Star Team

  • Left Wing, Kseniya Farrell Army WPB
  • Left Back: Kiara Traore, Carolina
  • Center Back: Sarah Hollis, Army WPB
  • Right Back: Deborah Seipp, Ohio State
  • Right Wing: Eva Ramirez, Carolina
  • Pivot: Peyton McCarthy, Ohio State
  • Goalkeeper: Sarah Fazzolari, Army WPB
  • MVP: Maci Hodgins, Army WPB
  • Top Scorer: Deborah Seipp, Ohio State (31 goals)

Women’s Competition page with all resultsLink

The Men’s competition saw West Point break open a close match late for a 34-29 victory over Carolina. For the West Point-Black side it was a typical clinical tournament as they rolled to their 15th consecutive collegiate title. In the Bronze medal match Ohio State dominated what appeared to be a fatigued Air Force team for a comfortable 40-26 win. West Point’s Colin Gray took home the MVP honors while Air Force’s led all scorers with 37 goals.

Men’s All Star Team

  • Left Wing: Carter Aycock, West Point-Black
  • Left Wing: Matt Bolger, Ohio State
  • Center Back: Sean Starrett, Ohio State
  • Right Back: Carter Zavala, Carolina
  • Right Wing: Gary Phillips, West Point-Black
  • ,Pivot: William Leary, West Point-Black
  • Goalkeeper, Bob Wise Ohio State
  • MVP: Colin Gray, West Point-Black Army WPB
  • Top Scorer: Jacob Bowers, Air Force (37 goals)

Men’s Competition with all results: Link