Charlottesville Cardinals Wheelchair Basketball Team Ranked #9 In Nation

Jan 30, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO–The Charlottesville Cardinals wheelchair basketball team slipped one spot in the latest National Wheelchair Basketball Association Division II’s national rankings, from #8 to #9.

The Cardinals have not competed since the holidays and the lack of recent activity appears to have slightly affected their NWBA national ranking.  The team is scheduled to compete at a major tournament in Fort Wayne, Indiana this weekend (February 3-4).

“We’ll need to knock off any rust pretty quickly this weekend,” said player-coach Tom Vandever.  “We’ll be facing some very aggressive and hungry Division I and Division II squads.”

The Cardinals will be play five games over the two days of the tournament.

In other NWBA rankings, the Harrisonburg, VA Cardinals were ranked #6 in Division III.

2018 NWBA Division II January Rankings

  1. Nassau Kings
  2. Ohio Miami Valley Raptors
  3. San Diego NMCSD Wolfpack
  4. Los Angeles Hotwheels
  5. California Boyle Heights Kodiaks
  6. Tampa Bay Strong Dogs
  7. Charlotte Rollin’ Hornets – A
  8. Ft Lauderdale Sharks – DII
  9. Charlottesville Cardinals – DII
  10. Philadelphia Magee Spokesmen
  11. Austin Rec’ers – DII
  12. San Antonio ParaSport Spurs
  13. Kansas Wheelhawks
  14. Oklahoma Rollin’ Trojans
  15. Univ. of Arizona Wildcats – DII
  16. Nebraska Madonna Magic
  17. LA Clippers Chairmen
  18. Sportable Rim Riders – DII
  19. Delaware Destroyers
  20. Wisconsin Thunder – DII