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 results: Link
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