WJUC 2008

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2008 World Junior Ultimate Championships
(Juniors Division at 2008 WUGC)

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This event was the Juniors Division at the 2008 WUGC, held August 2-9, 2008 in Vancouver, BC Canada.  

Team selection for the U.S. was based on a tryout process in which applicants were narrowed down to a group invited to tryouts in March.  From those, the top boys and girls were selected to represent Team USA.
 


Results

Juniors - Girls (source) Team USA - Juniors Girls:
  1. FlagIcon jp Japan Icon Gold
  2. FlagIcon au Australia Icon Silver
  3. FlagIcon us United States (Team USA) Icon Bronze
  4. FlagIcon co Colombia
  5. FlagIcon ca Canada
  6. FlagIcon gb Great Britain
  7. FlagIcon fi Finland
     

 

  • Elizabeth Arakaki   
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Northfield, MN
    Age: 19
    Height: 5'6"
    Years Playing: 4
    HS: Nathan Hale HS
    College: Carleton College

    "I play ultimate because it is physically demanding, constantly changing, interesting, complex, and fun, and on top of that it's full of wonderful people and integrity."
  • Erica Baken   
    Hometown: Golden Valley, MN
    Current Residence: Golden Valley, MN
    Age: 18
    Height: 5'7"
    Years Playing: 4
    HS: Hopkins HS

    "Erica's field sense is great. She is an incredible handler, with a chilly mindset and patience with the disc."
  • Elizabeth Clark    
    Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Residence: Pittsburgh, PA
    Age: 16
    Height: 5'7"
    Years Playing: 4
    HS: Fox Chapel Area HS

    "Getting a sweet layout or making an awesome inside out backhand huck are quite possibly the two best feelings in the world."
  • Kimber Coles    
    Hometown: Eugene, OR
    Current Residence: Eugene, OR
    Age: 18
    Height: 5'2"
    Years Playing: 3
    HS: Churchill HS

    "Handling in zone in one of the most exciting positions in ultimate. You get to tire out 3 opponents and move the disc quickly."
  • Sophie Darch    
    Hometown: Atlanta, GA
    Current Residence: Atlanta, GA
    Age: 17
    Height: 5'5"
    Years Playing: 4
    HS: The Paideia School

    "Ever since playing on the playground in 6th grade, I have fallen in love with it. I have not found another sport that I love as much as Ultimate."
  • Emily DePalma    
    Hometown: Eagan, MN
    Current Residence: Eagan. MN
    Age: 18
    Height: 5'8"
    Years Playing: 4
    HS: Cretin-Derham Hall HS

    "I play because it has become a part of me. I don't know what my life would be like without Ultimate, and I don't intend on finding out what it would be like frisbee-less."
  • Margaret Fisher    
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Seattle, WA
    Age: 18
    Height: 5'9"
    Years Playing: 6
    HS: Lakeside School
    College: Emory University

    "There is no exclusiveness in Ultimate...It is inspiring to have friends and coaches who are world champions."
  • Geoa Geer    
    Hometown: Arlington, MA
    Current Residence: Pittsburgh, PA
    Age: 19
    Height: 5'8"
    Years Playing: 6
    HS: Lexington HS
    College: University of Pittsburgh

    "I play Ultimate because it makes me happy, and because it's beautiful: playing competitively without referees and with players that respect spirit is unlike any other sport."
  • Taylor Kanemori    
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Seattle, WA
    Age: 17
    Height: 5'1"
    Years Playing: 6
    HS: University Prep

    "Taylor is a tremendous teammate: always encouraging without sugarcoating things. Her teammates think the world of her."
  • Alisha Kramer    
    Hometown: Atlanta, GA
    Current Residence: Atlanta, GA
    Age: 18
    Height: 5'5"
    Years Playing: 4
    HS: The Paideia School

    "I am pushing myself to my absolute limit of physical and mental endurance because I know all of my teammates are doing the same, and we are all doing it for each other."
  • Emelie McKain    
    Hometown: Andover, MA
    Current Residence: Madison, WI
    Age: 19
    Height: 4'11"
    Years Playing: 6
    HS: Andover HS
    College: University of Wisconsin-Madis

    ": To me, it is just as important to be mentally prepared to play ultimate as physically prepared."
  • Elise Rasmussen    
    Hometown: Golden Valley, MN
    Current Residence: Golden Valley, MN
    Age: 18
    Height: 5'5"
    Years Playing: 4
    HS: Hopkins HS

    "Elise is what we here at Hopkins call a Noble Warrior: She tries her best on the field, it is evident that she loves the game, and she is always exhibiting Spirit of the Game on the field and on the sidelines."
  • Anna Reed    
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Seattle, WA
    Age: 17
    Height: 5'2"
    Years Playing: 5
    HS: The Northwest School

    "For the past two years Anna has had more big layout scores than the rest of the team combined. Each time she has gotten up without fanfare, celebration or outward demonstration, just a" big smile on her face that says, "That was fun, let's do it again."
  • Avery Reed    
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Providence, RI
    Age: 19
    Height: 5'6"
    Years Playing: 5
    HS: The Northwest School
    College: Rhode Island School of Design

    "I first started playing ultimate when I was 11 yrs old because it was a required P.E. class at my school, but was immediately hooked. I played all through middle school and HS."
  • Sara Scott    
    Hometown: Mercer Island, WA
    Current Residence: Mercer Island, WA
    Age: 17
    Height: 5'5"
    Years Playing: 3
    HS: Lakeside School

    "My speed helps me as a cutter to get open, especially deep, and also as a defender to keep up with and shut down my mark."
  • Paula Seville    
    Hometown: Atlanta, GA
    Current Residence: Atlanta, GA
    Age: 18
    Height: 5'9"
    Years Playing: 4
    HS: The Paideia School

    "Paula is a competitor. She is stoic on the field, but as soon as the game ends she is very friendly."
  • Lane Siedor    
    Hometown: Atlanta, GA
    Current Residence: Atlanta, GA
    Age: 16
    Height: 5'9"
    Years Playing: 3
    HS: The Paideia School

    "I play Ultimate because in order to be good at the sport you really have to push yourself and learn from the people around you."
  • Amber Sinicrope    
    Hometown: Amherst, MA
    Current Residence: Amherst, MA
    Age: 19
    Height: 5'4"
    Years Playing: 5
    HS: Amherst Regional HS
    College: Mount Holyoke College

    "I love those long points when you think you can't run another foot and then you dig in and find another level and keep cutting or get that big d."
  • Anna Snyder    
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Northfield, MN
    Age: 19
    Height: 5'9"
    Years Playing: 8
    HS: The Northwest School
    College: Carleton College

    "I play Ultimate because it the only sport where it is impossible to score without your team; everyone is dependent on the talents of their teammates to succeed."
  • Julia Snyder    
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Seattle, WA
    Age: 16
    Height: 5'6"
    Years Playing: 5
    HS: The Northwest School

    "She is a bulldog. Smart, hardworking, quick and tenacious."
  • Claudia Tajima    
    Hometown: Amherst, MA
    Current Residence: Amherst, MA
    Age: 17
    Height: 5'7"
    Years Playing: 3
    HS: Amherst Regional HS

    "I play Ultimate because of the raw intensity it provokes, the accepting community unlike any other, and the real honesty and sportsmanship involved."
  • Bailey Zahniser    
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Seattle, WA
    Age: 18
    Height: 5'4"
    Years Playing: 4
    HS: Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences

    "Bailey is a leader both vocally and by example on the field."

 
Head Coach: Eileen Murray
Assistant Coaches: Chelsea Putnam, John Sandahl

Alternates: Allyson Lutz, Carly Maconaghy, Rachael Westgate, Christine Wilson

 

Juniors - Open (source) Team USA - Juniors Open:
  1. FlagIcon us United States (Team USA) Icon Gold
  2. FlagIcon ca Canada Icon Silver
  3. FlagIcon de Germany Icon Bronze
  4. FlagIcon gb Great Britain
  5. FlagIcon co Colombia
  6. FlagIcon au Australia
  7. FlagIcon fr France
  8. FlagIcon jp Japan 
  • Julian Childs-Walker    
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Seattle, WA
    Age: 17
    Height: 5'8"
    Years Playing: 6
    HS: Lakeside School

    "Nothing is more satisfying than shredding a zone with break-mark backhands and then dashing up field for a quick give 'n' go."
  • Josh Cincotta    
    Hometown: South Orange, NJ
    Current Residence: South Orange, NJ
    Age: 19
    Height: 5'9"
    Years Playing: 10
    HS: Columbia HS

    "The passion and adrenaline I feel when I play is what fuels me to do better and greater things both on the field as well as off."
  • Jonah Herscu    
    Hometown: Amherst, MA
    Current Residence: Amherst, MA
    Age: 16
    Height: 6'1"
    Years Playing: 3
    HS: Amherst Regional HS

    "I love the sheer athleticism high level Ultimate demands and when our team is in the flow, there are no words to describe the energy and feeling I have inside."
  • Oliver Honderd    
    Hometown: Atlanta, GA
    Current Residence: Ann Arbor, MI
    Age: 19
    Height: 6'1"
    Years Playing: 6
    HS: The Paideia School
    College: University of Michigan

    "[Ultimate] is a passion that gives me goals to achieve and things to day dream about."
  • Casey Ikeda    
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: San Francisco, CA
    Age: 19
    Height: 5'6"
    Years Playing: 8
    HS: The Northwest School
    College: University of San Francisco

    "I love to have fun, I'm very compeitive, but it's a joy for me to play this game and I hope that rubs off on my teammates."
  • Jacob Janin    
    Hometown: Eugene, OR
    Current Residence: Eugene, OR
    Age: 18
    Height: 5'9"
    Years Playing: 4
    HS: South Eugene HS

    "Ultimate is a great sport. Athletic competition can be much fun and so meaningful. But why do I play ultimate instead of another sport? The community."
  • Andrew Kiefer    
    Hometown: Amherst, MA
    Current Residence: Amherst, MA
    Age: 18
    Height: 5'9"
    Years Playing: 6
    HS: Amherst Regional HS

    "I like handling because I am confident in my throws and because handling gives me an opportunity to help create a calm and steady offense."
  • Sam Kittross-Schnell    
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Oberlin, OH
    Age: 19
    Height: 6'3"
    Years Playing: 5
    HS: The Northwest School
    College: Oberlin College

    "I love the feeling when a huck goes up that both the thrower and receiver is an easy completion and I come flying across the field to snag it."
  • Tommy Li    
    Hometown: Longmeadow, MA
    Current Residence: Longmeadow, MA
    Age: 18
    Height: 5'10"
    Years Playing: 3
    HS: Longmeadow HS

    "I love the challenge of the mental aspect- making sure you have the right attitude and decision making skills, mastering your focus- it's a unique and fulfilling battle."
  • Grant Lindsley    
    Hometown: Atlanta, GA
    Current Residence: Northfield, MN
    Age: 19
    Height: 6'0"
    Years Playing: 6
    HS: The Paideia School
    College: Carleton College

    "Perhaps his most valuable skill is the ice that flows through his veins. He's clutch when you need it most, and seems completely numb to pressure, mentally tested and tough as nails."
  • Andrew Lunetta    
    Hometown: Needham, MA
    Current Residence: Needham, MA
    Age: 18
    Height: 5'11"
    Years Playing: 5
    HS: Needham HS

    "Andrew is often quiet and often makes playing ultimate look effortless. He is however a great competitor and will often make a big play when the team needs it."
  • Jeremy Norden    
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Walla Walla, WA
    Age: 19
    Height: 6'1"
    Years Playing: 8
    HS: The Northwest School
    College: Whitman College

    "Plays hard, plays smart, plays with skill, and plays with great sportsmanship."
  • Michael Revelas    
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Seattle, WA
    Age: 17
    Height: 5'11"
    Years Playing: 4
    HS: Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences

    "I love to work hard, and at times Ultimate can be the most grueling sport I play. I play Ultimate, because if I didn't I wouldn't be me."
  • Tadarro Lee Richardson    
    Hometown: Nicholasville, KY
    Current Residence: Nicholasville, KY
    Age: 17
    Height: 5'9"
    Years Playing: 4
    HS: Lexington Catholic HS

    "Lee is humble, smart, tough minded and athletic. He is quietly competetive, fun and respectful."
  • Patrick Roberts    
    Hometown: Leverett, MA
    Current Residence: Northfield, MN
    Age: 19
    Height: 6'2"
    Years Playing: 7
    HS: Amherst Regional HS
    College: Carleton College

    "He's a fair competitor who cares about playing the game the right way and cares about playing his hardest all the time."
  • Isaac Saul    
    Hometown: Yardley, PA
    Current Residence: Yardley, PA
    Age: 17
    Height: 5'10"
    Years Playing: 7
    HS: Pennsbury HS

    "I study ultimate, I think the game itself is so interesting and there is a lot to be learned."
  • Milo Snyder    
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: New York, NY
    Age: 19
    Height: 5'9"
    Years Playing: 8
    HS: The Northwest School
    College: Columbia University

    "There is nothing more satisfying than getting a layout d on an in cut, chasing down deep look and making the sky."
  • Nick Stuart    
    Hometown: Gainesville, FL
    Current Residence: Gainesville, FL
    Age: 17
    Height: 6'3"
    Years Playing: 7
    HS: Eastside HS

    "I grew up watching my Dad play Ultimate, and there is nothing I would rather do than play Ultimate with him."
  • George Stubbs    
    Hometown: Atlanta, GA
    Current Residence: Cambridge, MA
    Age: 19
    Height: 6'0"
    Years Playing: 5
    HS: The Paideia School
    College: Harvard University

    "George is fast, fast, fast and is equally quick. He has been a dominating cutter for our team and can play anywhere in an offense - thrower, cutter or reset."
  • John Terry    
    Hometown: Atlanta, GA
    Current Residence: Atlanta, GA
    Age: 19
    Height: 6'2"
    Years Playing: 4
    HS: The Paideia School

    "I like to say that I play Ultimate because we can ref ourselves. We don't cheat or break the rules to gain an advantage, because as an Ultimate player, I wouldn't want that done to myself."
  • Alex Thorne    
    Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Residence: Pittsburgh, PA
    Age: 18
    Height: 5'7"
    Years Playing: 8
    HS: North Hills HS

    "I start out as a handler but in the flow of our offense I usually end up downfield by the end of the point. I like playing any position."
  • Russell Wallack    
    Hometown: Amherst, MA
    Current Residence: Gambier, OH
    Age: 19
    Height: 5'11"
    Years Playing: 9
    HS: Amherst Regional HS
    College: Kenyon College

    "In terms of loyalty, dedication, work ethic, and most importantly fun, there has been no match for Ultimate in my life."
  • Evan Winograd    
    Hometown: Bellaire, TX
    Current Residence: Bellaire, TX
    Age: 18
    Height: 5'8"
    Years Playing: 4
    HS: St. John's School

    "The combination of spirit, athleticism, and finesse has drawn me to the sport of Ultimate which I plan on playing until the body allows no more."

 
Head Coach: Ben Van Heuvelen
Assistant Coach: Jody Avirgan

Alternates: Sam Brickwedde, Misha Herscu, Ryan Rzepka, Michael Terry
 

 

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