It's been a while since our last recap, but our past few days in Franklin and Mason, Ohio have been too memorable to not cover.
The regular season ended with the Pie Queens seeded ninth in the nation (!!!) Coming into the series, we were feeling excited and prepared, thanks to our wonderful coaches and the amazing club players who came out to scrimmage with us. We advanced through both NorCal Sectionals and Southwest Regionals, taking one of the four bids from our region to go to Nationals this weekend.
On Friday of pool play, we went 2-0 against UConn and UNC, coming back from a deficit to win the latter by a margin of two points in an adrenaline-fueled game. We played two more games of pool play on Saturday, losing to Texas Melee and UBC Thunderbirds (both amazing teams that ended up advancing to the semifinals!) and took third in our pool.
Our final game of the weekend came on Saturday afternoon, as we played in the prequarters against Colorado Kali. Although the game was hard fought, the Queens didn't manage to come up with a victory, and we finished our season, tied for ninth in the nation.
We are beyond thrilled and honored to have had the opportunity to continue our season this far. It has truly been an amazing experience to learn, grow, and always rise together with such a strong group of women who will support each other, bid for each other, and trust each other until the end of time. #22Strong
The Pie Queens have had an amazing season, and we can't thank all of our fans enough for their support, whether by donating to our fundraising campaign, cheering us on from the sideline, or simply following along with our journey. We wouldn't have made it this far without you.
What a fantastic weekend we had in Santa Barbara for the 2017 Santa Barbara Invite! Not only did we have the opportunity to play in some beautiful weather, but we also finished second overall! We are beyond excited for the rest of this season and look forward to continue learning and keep rising. Infinite thanks to the lovely Barretts for hosting us in Santa Barbara and to everyone who came out to watch us play (plus a special shoutout to Papa and Mama Kobe for the egg tarts). See y'all at Pres Day!
.Ended our fall season by going to Sean Ryan in beautiful Santa Cruz this past weekend! Took a huge roster of 38 Queens for one final tourney as a program. SO excited for the rest of this season and into our transition to spring. Shout out to our Fall captains AliG, Rex, and Lego, and another HUGE shoutout to our coaches Slap, maddog, and Boots for teaching us all the things.
Tryouts for Queens start during our spring training week 1/9/16-1/13/16
We love our rooks and here's a picture of us in Santa Cruz with the epic supermoon behind us!
What a weekend for our program. None of us having gone to Nationals we had no expectations for what it would be like. We faced lots of tough competition and at the same time had fun with it. Starting Pie Quest for all the teams at Nationals was sooo much fun, and the official winner is Ohio State Fever! We loved the excitement and energy from all the teams out there.
Also...CONGRATS TO OUR OWN MARISA RAFTER for receiving the Callahan Award! We couldn't have been more proud of her. She leads our team with such poise, focus, and energy and we are so glad she is now recognized for all that she does.
And last thing for the 2016 college season...congrats to Marisa Rafter for also receving Player of the Year and Jackelyne Nguyen receiving 2nd team All-Region for the Southwest!
That wraps up the college ultimate season. We wish the best of luck to all our players competing in the Triple Crown Tour this summer. All of us are hungry to come back to Nationals. Thank you to all who supported us this entire season! Can't wait for all our rookies this Fall <3
We have just announced our Fall 2016 Captains. Congrats to AliG, Rex, and Lego! Can't for another exciting Fall full for frisbee, fun, and friends (FFF).
All of us currently studying for finals like crazy, but this is our last week of school and then...we can finally just think about frisbee (nothing new here). We had our team meeting about our goals for Nationals and we want to have the mentality to just play our hearts out and enjoy every moment of this experience. Nationals Training Camp starts in a little over a week. LFG
In short...PIE QUEENS ARE GOING TO NATIONALS!!!
Four year later, our program is headed back to College Nationals, this year being in Raleigh, NC. So many great and hard-fought games this weekend. Going 3-1 on Saturday and 2-1 on Sunday to take the 4th bid for the Southwest. Ending school in a couple of weeks, and none of us ever going to Nationals, we can't wait for this great experience. So grateful for our awesome coaches Slap and Aman who have put in so much work ito our team~
As Nationals aren't calculated in our dues, any donation to our team would be so so so much appreciated. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information to help some playas out.
After all our tournaments in the strangest conditions, we finally got to play in some nice weather in NorCal Sectionals in Livermore this past weekend! After winning our pool on Saturday we first faced our region rivals UC Davis. Losing to them in the past fueled us to learn from them and we were able to pull a win 12-5, and later beat them in the 2nd place bracket 8-10. For the finals game, we played a great game against Stanford, and even took half! However, we lost against our other Southwesters 8-12.
Overall such a fun and great weekend with our annual pie eating contests that we ask all the teams we play against to do. Challenge: Your team has to eat a homemade apple pie as fast as possible. This year's winner is Chico State's Chica's with a time of 54 seconds! But also props to Davis Rogue for mama birding to their other teammates to try and win.
Regionals is only 2 weeks away, and can't wait to get back on the field with each other!
After experiencing MUDTEX last year, we dealt with Windtex. With over 20 mph winds, we did our best to grind out each and every point against all the teams we played from across the nation. Coming in seeded 6th for the tournament, we ended with 4th in the tournament, and more importantly, were the dance-off champions (again)! Can't wait to see the final rankings next week as we prep for the series.
After an intensive week of Spring Training before school started, the Queens headed down to Santa Barbara to play teams from the D-1 Southwest region. We went 2-2 on Saturday, grabbing wins over UC Davis and the University of Arizona. On Saturday night, our lovely hosts cooked us a delicious dinner and Kate lost a rosham and had to take a water slide plunge into their freezing cold swimming pool. On Sunday, we had a re-match against San Diego State University. The team worked much better together and at the end, Grace threw up-line to Skid who found Sharone in the end-zone to win on double-game point! We fell to Sonoma State by 2 points for 5th place but learned a lot and got more comfortable playing with our new, young team. Can't wait for Prez Day in San Diego in a few weeks!
We started off the foggy day in Santa Barbara with a fantastic defensive effort, winning 11-3 over UC Santa Cruz. A nice huck from Hannah to Gina sealed the deal.
After a double bye, we were up against UCLA, who threw a zone defense on us. We were quite unprepared for zone, however, by the end of the game we had made great strides and ended the day on a solid note despite losing 8-13. Giving up 5 in a row in the first half is always hard to recover from.
We'll be facing SDSU in quarters at 12:30 on Sunday. Hooray for sleeping in!!