Ringling College battles New College in the early stages of their 6v6 crew battle in Super Smash Brothers Ultimate in front of a large crowd in the Larry R. Thompson Academic Center.

Varsity Esports

Let's Roll

Ringling College’s varsity esports team, the Ringling Rollers, allows our students to compete and have fun gaming with friends while learning and growing through creative opportunities and events.

Esports is in line with many of our students’ areas of study and our varsity team serves as an outlet for engagement, growth, and competition, while also providing valuable real-world experience for future careers in game design and development.

Thanks to the College’s partnership with Mission Control and our engaged gaming community, Ringling College is thrilled to take its place amongst the elite esports competition.

Ringling College is a member of NACE (National Association of Collegiate Esports), the largest intercollegiate esports organization in the country. Our membership allows Ringling College to compete against other institutions in a professional and competitive atmosphere, and showcase our talent. NACE membership allows our students to compete against some of the largest schools in the nation, playing for trophies, prizes, and scholarships.

Scholarships are available.

Spring 2023 Competition Schedule

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Schedule

Thursday, February 27 pmKeiser University
Thursday, February 167 pmAtlantic University College Gladiators, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 
Thursday, February 237 pmKennesaw State University, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 
Thursday, March 27 pm

Full Sail University Armada, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Thursday, March 97 pmSoutheastern University, Fire Esports (Black)
Thursday, March 167 pmMiami Dade College Wolfson, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Overwatch Schedule
Thursday, February 147 pmUniversity of Wisconsin – River Falls, Flatineline 
Thursday, February 217 pmMississippi State Univesity, Overwatch 2 White 
Thursday, February 287 pmWestern Nebraska Community College, Overwatch 2  
Thursday, March 77 pm

Tufts University, Overwatch Red

Thursday, March 147 pmPennsylvania College of Art and Design, Overwatch 2-A
Thursday, March 217 pmPark University,  Pirates
Valorant Schedule
Thursday, February 87 pmIowa State University, Meow
Thursday, February 157 pmKansas State University, Valorant Gold  
Thursday, February 227 pmDepaul University, Gray 
Thursday, March 17 pm

University of Ottawa, Red

Thursday, March 87 pmUniversity of Missouri – Kansas City, Esports Val
Thursday, March 227 pmRadford University,  Valorant Red

Meet the Rollers

Overwatch Team

Elizabeth “ehaydon” Haydon ’23 (Captain)
Hometown: Clearwater, FL
Position: DPS

Katie “Unixx” Vautrinot ’23
Hometown: Bradenton, FL
Position: DPS

Bennett “BlitzStorm” Hanus ’23
Hometown: Green Bay, WI
Position: Tank

Evan “Neph” Lee ’25
Hometown: Somerset. NJ
Position: Support

Erin “Azuia” Traver ‘26
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Position: Tank

Joan “JbuzXD” Buzainz ’26
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Position: DPS

Lexuan ”Moki” Jiang ‘26
Hometown: Guangdong China
Position: Support

Smash Team

Chris “Fletch” Fletcher ’24
Hometown: Orange Beach, AL
Character: Captain Falcon

Viktor “Tachio” Niksdorf ’25
Hometown: Marblehead, MA
Character: Falcon

Jaehee “AsianShack” Kim ’24
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Character: Pacman

Sophie Leone ’26
Hometown: Chester, New Jersey
Character: Wii-Fit Trainer

Hanz “RawSauce” Ago ’23
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Character: Pokemon Trainer


Khyathi “Babyfood” Gowkanapalli ’21
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Agent: Reyna

Aris “Evol” ‘23
Hometown: Miami,FL
Agents: Sova, Chamber

Jade ”Trius” Zhang
Hometown: Beijing, China
Agents: Jett, Neon

Keo “KEO” Mun
Hometown: Schaumburg, IL
Agents: Kay0, Cypher

Ana “POWER” Payro ’24
Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico
Agent: Sage/Viper

Team Leaders


Dr. Tammy Walsh, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

Jekeyma Robinson, Associate Dean of Students for Student Development


E Ramey, M.S. RSA, Coordinator of Recreation and Wellness

Head Coach

Nick Deangelis has been coaching professionally for nearly 10 years, working with top ranked tennis juniors in the Northeastern United States. He started coaching esports more than two years ago, having worked with multiple college teams as well as semi-pro players/teams. He is also a certified sports psychology coach. Deangelis started coaching the Ringling College esports teams in the spring of 2021 (Overwatch and Super Smash Bros.).

Practice Schedule

The Student Smart Room, located in Goldstein Hall.

Practice at club Saturday 6-10 pm. Practice with Coach Rivers Wednesday 3-5 pm

Matches Thursday 7pm

Rules and Conduct: Team members only (Overwatch and Smash teams) will attend practices

Roll with Us

Make a gift to support esports at Ringling College. Your contributions will help create an outlet for engagement, growth, and competition for our students and build an exciting gaming community.

Get in touch

Interested in learning more or trying out for the team?

Get in touch, fill out our Interest Form.


If you are a Ringling student, interested in esports but not joining our varsity team, we have opportunities for club esports as well. Get in touch for details.


Newsletter coming soon.


Co-Interim Director of Library Services


Pat Mizak

Co-Interim Director of Library Services


Alexandra Vargas-Minor

Digital Curation and Special Collections Librarian


Janelle Rebel

Technical Services Librarian


Janet Thomas

Instructional Design Librarian


Instructional Design Librarian


Library Technician III (Cataloging and Metadata Assistant)


Lisa Martinez

Library Technician II (Periodicals and Interlibrary Loan)


Library Technician III (Circulation Manager)


Tim DeForest

Library Technician III (Acquisitions Manager/Office Support)


Yolanda Coleman

Library Technician II (Assistant Circulation Manager)


Christina Song

Circulation Assistant

Jean Ferderber

Circulation Assistant Sooyeon Baek
Circulation Assistant James Harrison


Patron Type # of Items Type of Material Borrowing Time
Student 40 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Faculty and Staff 40 Books 6 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 7 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Trustee, Alumni, Cross College Alliance, and  15 Books 3 weeks
Ringling College LibraryAssociation Members CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
PreCollege 5 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Local Teacher 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Chartwell’s and Follett employees located at Ringling 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
*The video game collection supports the research and teaching of the Game Art & Design program. Video games may not be checked out by Alumni, Ringling College Library Association members or Family members.


The Alfred R. Goldstein Library features a wide variety of quiet, group study, and work process spaces. Looking for a quiet study area? Make your way up to the 3rd floor to look for a book in the Research Collection or peruse the new art magazines while relaxing in comfortable seating. When the weather is nice, you can take your coffee from Roberta’s Café on the first floor to one of the four terraces to work outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Looking for meeting space to get together with a group? Check out the group study rooms, which are available on all three floors of the Goldstein Library. The 10 group study rooms are available to students on a first-come first served basis, or available for booking by Ringling College faculty and staff for group and class meetings.

Library Hours

Library Services Hours (when classes are in session):

Sunday: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Holidays and Breaks:
The Library is closed on holidays, as designated by the institution, and typically operates on a Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm schedule during breaks.

Ringling College ID Access Only

Please note a Ringling College ID is required for access, except from 8:30am – 4:30pm from Monday – Friday.

Hours for the Brizdle-Schoenberg Special Collections Center:

By appointment only from Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, no drop-ins. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Contact specialcollections@c.ringling.edu to schedule an appointment.

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Ringling College of Art + Design
Alfred R. Goldstein Library
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895

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We welcome recommendations for new library materials from the Ringling College community. Librarians will consider all requests bearing in mind their appropriateness for the collections and the current budget.
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