Credit (clockwise starting left): Sarah Holub, Caleb Ragatz, Jessica Jiamin Lang

Credit (clockwise starting left): Sarah Holub, Caleb Ragatz, Jessica Jiamin Lang

MLQ Gameplay Director Mollie Lensing has announced that she will be stepping down. Current Head of Statistics Edgar Pavlovsky has accepted a promotion to the position, and Gameplay Analyst Joshua Mansfield will take on the role of head of statistics. All changes will take effect immediately.

“It became apparent to me that I was not going to have the time to dedicate to this position moving forward due to the point I’ve hit in my career outside of quidditch,” Lensing said. “I felt like now was a good time to let some other very qualified and passionate individuals step up and have plenty of time to transition into the role before next season.”

Lensing has been a member of the quidditch community for roughly six years and was the league’s first choice to serve as gameplay director. She proved to be an integral part of MLQ’s inaugural season.

“Mollie will certainly be missed,” said Commission Co-Chair Amanda Dallas. “Under her guidance, the MLQ Gameplay Department pulled off more than we could have ever expected in such a short amount of time. However, we have the utmost faith in her successor.”

In light of Lensing’s departure, Pavlovsky has been promoted to MLQ Gameplay Director.

Pavlovsky started his MLQ journey as a player for the New York Titans. After expressing interest in becoming more involved at the heart of the organization, he was invited to apply for the role of head of statistics.

“I’m stoked! I think MLQ has the vision and an incredibly passionate group of people that really want to make it happen,” he said. “There’s nothing better than being on a team of individuals that are all working to change a little part of the world together.”

Mansfield, a dedicated member of the MLQ statistics team, has assumed Pavlovsky’s former role as head of statistics.

“I’m very excited to see what Josh can do at the helm of our statistics team,” Dallas said. “Last season he worked tirelessly to come up with methods for tracking and displaying beater statistics, and I can only imagine what he’ll be able to pull off with an entire team at his disposal.”

The MLQ Gameplay Department is looking to add more analysts to its ranks, if you are interested in joining, more info can be found here.