Saint Paul Central’s girls ultimate frisbee program is on the rise this year. For the first time in it’s eight year history, Revolution has a JV and varsity team, with 34 players on the roster. At tournaments, the team has played together, with a good mix of experienced players and dedicated first year players. At state this year the JV and varsity were planning on playing as two different teams but unfortunately there were not enough people available and the JV team has to forfeit. JV players that are available will be playing with the varsity. The team is thrilled to have a fantastic coaching staff in August Brown (who has coached for 3+ years) and new coaches Carly Ilg and Alex Kraft.
Revolution’s JV team was able to gain much experience at tournaments such as the Neuqua Knockout, the Hopkins Hustle and the Goeke Memorial. The team is very athletic, with many of it’s players balancing multiple sports. The majority are playing ultimate for the first time, something Central’s program is very proud of. Giovanna Sarmiento, a senior, said this about ultimate: “Frisbee is definitely the most welcoming sport I’ve ever been a part of…being an older first year player everyone was very willing to help”. The fact that Central had two teams this season seems incredible when just four years ago eleven girls represented Revolution at the state tournament. Overall, this team is ready to cut, throw and layout this weekend!
Coming into the state tournament, Revolution’s varsity team is hoping to do well. The team is confident after winning the conference championships against Mounds View in an exciting, well spirited game. The team has strong handlers in captains Mei Hecht, Natalie Ierien and Bryn King. King and Hecht both won all conference this year. Cutters Alisa Logan, Anna Erickson, Sophie Flaminio and Ellie Casement will be the ones to watch in the end zone. On defense, look for Abby Celander, Sierra Hinze and Blia Yang. Overall, Revolution’s strengths are in their continuations, speed and intensity. The team is very excited to have fun and play some competitive frisbee!
In addition to watching Revolution compete this weekend, make sure to look out for their unofficial team mascot, Ivan, and good luck to all teams participating at state!