Paul has been playing broomball since his freshman year of college (2004). A visit to the Nebraska-Lincoln campus from USA Broomball inspired him to get a team together for the 2009 National Championships. Later that year, he would help form the University of Nebraska Club team, which is still in existence today. After graduation, Paul moved to Washington, DC where hewas just as excited to play broomball in a league as he was to start my career in weather. As one to never stand by and simply watch, his roles in the league and program grew over the years. From player, to statistician, to highlight guy, to referee, and eventually commissioner. He has since moved from DC, but picked up in about the same spot with the Omaha program.
Paul looks forward to being on the USBA Board of Directors to help make the next steps for the organization to keep growing the game. As someone who has helped lead two different programs, he understandsthe difficulties smaller programs go through to maintain their player base and grow the game at the local level. Look for Paul to devise strategies to aid smaller programs that are struggling to keep afloat. Additionally, he’s excited to help USBA organize the best national championships that draw interest from the top programs in the country, and offer a level of competitiveness to the more casual programs.
Shannon (Obey1) started playing Broomball in 2013 in a Boston social sports league and started playing full ice leagues in 2015. She is on the BOD of Boston Broomball and got involved as a founding member of USBA, serving as Vice President, through Matt Street’s constant phone calls and incessant nagging. Shannon lives in Boston and currently plays wing for Midnight Riders, MWBP, and Beast Coast.
Stephanie “Pop” Popovich began her broomball career playing outdoor in the mid 90’s in St. Paul, MN. She started playing indoor at Augsburg ice arena in 2004 and currently manages and captains the Lumberjacks women’s team. She also is the co-captain of the Terminal Frost co-rec team. Steph started competing in IFBA tournaments in 2010 and has played in multiple local, state, and national tournaments.
She is a founding and current board member of the Minnesota Women’s Broomball Program “MWBP” and continues to participate as a player within that organization as well. She is passionate about the growth and future of broomball which drove her to accept a position on the USBA Board of Directors.
Miami University is a spectacular educational institution. Beyond what Beth gained from classes was the ever-important introduction to broomball which remains part of her life 27 years later.
Beth’s post-Miami journey continued with half-ice games at Patterson Park in Baltimore, MD all the way to creating the Baltimore Broomball Club which she has owned and operated since 2007.
What drives Beth’s love of the game is bringing people of all skill levels together to create a community of fun, friendship, and competition. The USBA was a natural fit for Beth to broaden her work in the community as she has supported the growth of broomball across the country through the years.
Beth was inducted into the USA Broomball Hall of Fame as an Ambassador in 2010 and as a player in 2020.
AJ runs Charm City Broomball in Baltimore, MD, and he plays for the Roadrunners Co-Rec and Top Shelf Men’s travel teams.
He stumbled on to broomball in 2012 when a flag football teammate invited him to play. What once was a hobby has become a passion. He got involved with the United States Broomball Association after receiving an unexpected invitation to a Zoom meeting from Matt Street, which evolved into what is now known as the USBA. AJ wanted to be an active board member to help further the growth of the sport.
Caleb began playing broomball in 2001 in the backyard rink with his best friends and older siblings. Competitive broomball started in high school playing in an outdoor adult city league where his parents had to sign forms because he wasn't yet 18. Attending Bethel University in Minnesota, Caleb captained the school's club broomball team, winning 2 Collegiate National Championships. Since then Caleb has been playing indoor broomball at the Thursday Blaine league and Friday Augsburg league with the Wolves broomball team, which he started with his close friends. The Wolves don’t win all the games, but they do have the best jerseys. #WinterIsComing
Dave started playing broomball in high school – both at pickup games with friends and out at Fletcher’s with his dad’s team. His first taste of indoor broomball was a couple of years later in college (2005 rec-sport champs!). He got pulled into this whole USBA thing by Jessi McGehee as things got started and was immediately on-board with the idea of a broomball specific organization that was focused on growing the sport nation-wide. Having played in Chicago (and being unable to play for a winter while in San Francisco), he knew that he wanted to help expand the footprint of broomball across the country so that more people can play the game where ever they may live. Right now Dave is back in Minneapolis excited for Broomball to restart after the shutdown of the last few months. He usually plays with Red Rock for open, subs on a few teams for outdoor games, and is accepting offers of beer to get him to join a mixed team.
Jen Revels started playing broomball outdoor in the University of Minnesota intramural league, immediately fell in love with the sport, and sought out a way to play as much as possible. She joined two teams and still plays to this day in the infamous “Lord Fletcher’s” league (Yes, they still play with a volleyball “out” there) In 1998, she connected with some female indoor players and started playing with the MN Flames women’s contingent. In 2005 she began playing with Tracy’s Saloon and quickly moved into a management and recruiting role and is still playing with them to this day. Through the years, Jen has played with and managed several co-rec teams and in 2016 was inducted into the USA Broomball Hall of Fame. She is a founding member and player with both the MN Selects and the Minnesota Women’s Broomball Program (MWBP). She is a current member of the MWBP board of directors.
Her passion for playing broomball, competing, and recruiting is obvious. Her interest in the broader broomball perspective and growth locally, state and worldwide is the reason she has taken a leadership role as a board member for the USBA. We are happy to have her as a part of this effort. She is as humble as they come, would have a letter jacket with more bars then could fit and if asked, will listen and talk your ear off about anything broomball.
I have been around broomball for my whole life, my dad played for 40 years. I started playing outdoor broomball and played in my first indoor tournament, the 2010 "B" Nationals, with Kelly Lake. After winning "B" Nationals in 2010, I have continued to play "A" level broomball with Kelly Lake up until now. This is a team that consists of my three older brothers and formerly my dad. The core of the team also primarily went to the same high school (Apple Valley High School) in Minnesota. Since 2010, broomball has brought me to many different places. Two trips to Canada, two trips to Syrcacuse, Fargo, Duluth, Des Moines, Colorado, and hundreds of trips to Augsburg Ice Arena. I have been part of a Kelly Lake team that has won at least one of every major indoor tournament that is offered in Minnesota. Broomball has offered me a way to keep competing in a sport after my hockey career was over. I love every trip to the rink as well as the opportunity to play alongside my family and Kelly Lake teammates.
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