For the second year in a row, Michela was selected as part of the 2013 All-American team, which features the 14 best players in women's college ultimate. You can check out the Skyd Magazine article listing the players here. Congrats, Michela!
The Stanford women played five hard-fought games at College Nationals in Madison, Wisconsin. We started out Friday with a 15-9 win against Minnesota. That afternoon, we played Northeastern. We struggled to play offense against their clam defense and lost on universe point.
Saturday we looked to avenge our losses. We played Oregon in the morning, but their signature junk D proved difficult for us. Finally, we played Wisconsin with for the chance to enter pre-quarters. We threw our wide variety of zone looks that won us the game against them at Centex. However, they broke through our zone and we lost the game 8-10.
We played a final consolation game Saturday afternoon against Texas. It was a tight game, but happily we were able to finish our season on a win, 15-14.
Our team photo after we beat Minnesota 15-9
Though our team was still suffering from numerous injuries during regionals, we stayed mentally focused through all of Saturday and went 4-0. Our mantra throughout the day was "games to three"--every point is just another point in the game to three.
On Sunday we faced our in-region rivals, UC Santa Barbara, in the finals. We were unfortunately down 3-8 at halftime, but Superfly never let up and won the game 12-11 on universe point. We're going to Madison!
Which door? Front Door.
Because of injuries and outside commitments, Superfly played sectionals with 11 people. We didn't let our low numbers get us down, however, and fought hard through all our games. We went the entire weekend without a single loss! Our injured teammates were immensely helpful on the sideline bringing us water and and gatorade, and their awesome sideline talk kept us pumped up.
Our team photo after winning Sectionals
During the first weekend of spring break, Superfly traveled to Austin, Texas to compete with competitive college teams from all over the country. After going 1-2 on Saturday, we placed 2nd in the pool through point differential and entered pre-quarters on Sunday. The weather was chilly and windy the entire day. In our first game, Wisco just couldn't keep up with our sick zone D and huck-and-zone O. We avenged our loss to them at Stanford Invite with a 10-6 win, but unfortunately we lost our next three games. We finished 8th after being seeded 15th, and our finish was high enough to earn us another bid to nationals for the Southwest.
The team after our Sunday games
After our Saturday games, we spent some time perfecting our dance before performing. Check out the video of our performance!