May 26, 2022
Through teamwork and leadership, the ultimate frisbee team has overcome a lack of inexperienced players due to minimal recruiting during the pandemic.
The team has a culture of encouragement; they are focused on having fun but are also very competitive. The team bonds through listening to music before games. “We have a few chants we do before the games, and I’m working on playing classical music during drills before every game. We also stand in a circle after each game with the other team to share our favorite moments from the game and exchange “spirit gifts”,” said captain Per Johnson.
After graduation, they will face the challenge of losing many valuable players next season. However, the team remains optimistic. “We will mostly have to work on our fundamentals and leadership as the now-sophomores and juniors will have to step up,” Hilton said. Aside from training more, the priority for the next season is to focus on recruitment, so they have enough players for a full team. “It would also be great if we had enough girls for a girls team, which we, unfortunately, didn’t this year,” said Johnson.