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2010 World Junior Ultimate Championships

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The 2010 World Juniors Ultimate Championships were hosted by the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) and held in Heilbronn, Germany August 3-7, 2010. 

Team selection for the U.S. was based on a tryout process in which 203 boys and 106 girls that applied for consideration were narrowed down to 80 invited to tryouts in March.  From those 80, the top 22 boys and 21 girls were selected to represent Team USA.
 


Results

Juniors - Girls (source) Team USA - Juniors Girls:
  1. FlagIcon co Colombia Icon Gold
  2. FlagIcon ca Canada Icon Silver
  3. FlagIcon us United States (Team USA) Icon Bronze
  4. FlagIcon au Australia
  5. FlagIcon se Sweden
  6. FlagIcon it Italy
  7. FlagIcon jp Japan
  8. FlagIcon fi Finland
  9. FlagIcon lv Latvia
  10. FlagIcon de Germany
  11. FlagIcon gb Great Britain
  12. FlagIcon il Israel
  13. FlagIcon at Austria
  14. FlagIcon be Belgium

     
  • Lauren Baecher   
    Hometown: Amherst, MA
    Current Residence: Boston, MA
    Age: 19
    Height: 5'7"
    Years Playing: 8
    HS: Amherst Regional HS
    College: Simmons College

    "As a handler I take pride in my ability to huck it. I feel very confident in my long backhand."
  • Afra Danai   
    Hometown: Amherst, MA
    Current Residence: Amherst, MA
    Age: 17
    Height: 5'2"
    Years Playing: 4
    HS: Amherst Regional HS

    "I feel comfortable distributing the disc, opening the field, hitting in cuts, and throwing it long too."
  • Sophie Darch    
    Hometown: Atlanta, GA
    Current Residence: Atlanta, GA
    Age: 19
    Height: 5'5"
    Years Playing: 5
    HS: The Paideia School

    "I like to guard handlers because I feel like I know what they want to do, so I can try and make them go where they don't want to get the disc."
  • Natale De Palma    
    Hometown: Eagan, MN
    Current Residence: Minneapolis, MN
    Age: 19
    Height: 5'6"
    Years Playing: 4
    HS: Cretin Derham Hall
    College: University of Minnesota

    "She has great natural instinct, natural athletic talent, and an unbeatable ability to take and apply criticism."
  • Nina Fenley    
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Seattle, WA
    Age: 16
    Height: 5'6"
    Years Playing: 5
    HS: Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences

    "I am a cutter at heart, from any stack. I use speed to my advantage."
  • Julia Fuster    
    Hometown: Atlanta, GA
    Current Residence:Atlanta, GA
    Age: 19
    Height: 5'8"
    Years Playing: 4
    HS: The Paideia School
    College: University of Georgia

    "She's quick and reacts really well, consistently positions herself where the cutter wants to go. Plays physically but fair."
  • Taylor Kanemori    
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Seattle, WA
    Age: 19
    Height: 5'1"
    Years Playing: 8
    HS: University Preparatory
    College: Colorado College

    "I am good at finding the better position even though I have a height disadvantage on most."
  • Rachel Karpelowitz    
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Eugene, OR
    Age: 18
    Height: 5'5"
    Years Playing: 5
    HS: Nathan Hale HS
    College: University of Oregon

    "I am a handler on offense. I am good at this position because I have precise and consistent throws (short and long) and I have good spacial recognition of the field and can see where the cutters will be open next and how to throw into that open space."
  • Bethany Kaylor    
    Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
    Current Residence: Cincinnati, OH
    Age: 17
    Height: 5'7"
    Years Playing: 4
    HS: Ursuline Academy

    "I don't believe there is another women in Cincinnati that can even keep up with her let alone hope to shut her down."
  • Sally Landefeld    
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA
    Age: 19
    Height: 5'5"
    Years Playing: 6
    HS: Lakeside School
    College: Occidental College

    "In man offense, my primary position is cutter. I can make very convincing fakes by cutting hard in one direction and quickly changing directions."
  • Lindsay Lang    
    Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Residence: Chapel Hill, NC
    Age: 19
    Height: 5'7"
    Years Playing: 4
    HS: Chapel HS
    College: University of North Carolina

    "I am, very firmly, a handler. I like to think that all my throws are consistent, and I'm not afraid to break the mark or look deep."
  • Michela Meister    
    Hometown: Cambridge, MA
    Current Residence: Cambridge, MA
    Age: 18
    Height: 5'9"
    Years Playing: 4
    HS: Boston University Academy

    "She's the first one down on D after the pull...on an open team. She holds her own against boys while giving up height, weight and speed."
  • Anna Reed    
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Nothfield, MN
    Age: 19
    Height: 5'2"
    Years Playing: 7
    HS: The Northwest School
    College: Carleton College

    "I'm very confident in both my long and short throws, backhand and forehand, and breakmark throws."
  • Madeline Roorback    
    Hometown: Atlanta, GA
    Current Residence: Atlanta, GA
    Age: 17
    Height: 5'9"
    Years Playing: 5
    HS: Henry W. Grady HS

    "She is athletic and tall and uses her body well. She's unafraid of physical play, having played co-ed or open for most of her HS career."
  • Ellie Shaul    
    Hometown: Middletown, CT
    Current Residence: Middletown, CT
    Age: 18
    Height: 5'3"
    Years Playing: 4
    HS: Mt. Lebanon HS

    "Even though I'm relatively short, I can jump high and that's something I bring to my team."
  • Lane Siedor    
    Hometown: Atlanta, GA
    Current Residence: Atlanta, GA
    Age: 18
    Height: 5'10"
    Years Playing: 5
    HS: The Paideia School

    "Fast, good change of direction, great in the air, physical, good handler."
  • Julia Snyder    
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Seattle, WA
    Age: 18
    Height: 5'6"
    Years Playing: 7
    HS: The Northwest School

    "My favorite situation to handle in is against a zone defense, there are few offensive moment more satisfying than breaking a cup and slowly but surely wearing away at your opponent's energy."
  • India Stubbs    
    Hometown: Atlanta, GA
    Current Residence: Atlanta, GA
    Age: 18
    Height: 5'8"
    Years Playing: 4
    HS: The Paideia School

    "Cutting is something I vastly improved on this season, working on explosiveness."
  • Cassandra Swafford    
    Hometown: Powell, OH
    Current Residence: Columbus, OH
    Age: 19
    Height: 5'10"
    Years Playing: 2
    HS: Olentangy Liberty HS
    College: The Ohio State University

    "I have solid throws, including break throws, inside out and outside in throws, and hucks, which are beneficial to my handling."
  • Claudia Tajima    
    Hometown: Amherst, MA
    Current Residence: Medford, MA
    Age: 19
    Height: 5'7"
    Years Playing: 5
    HS: Amherst Regional HS
    College: Tufts University

    "Claudia is a determined but gracious competitior and has always respected her teammates, her opponents, and the Spirit of the Game."
  • Hannah Yee    
    Hometown: Amherst, MA
    Current Residence: Amherst, MA
    Age: 18
    Height: 5'5"
    Years Playing: 5
    HS: Amherst Regional HS

    "I guard cutters and physical players on person defense and I'm not afraid to hit the ground or leave my feet and i'm not afraid of contact."

 
Head Coach: John Sandahl
Assistant Coaches: Miranda Roth, Chelsea Putnam

Team Manager: Meredith Tosta
Physician: Dr. Jamie Nuwer

 

Alternates: Lisa Pitcaithley, Maria Bajzek, Qxhna Titcomb

 

Juniors - Open (source) Team USA - Juniors Open:
  1. FlagIcon us United States (Team USA) Icon Gold
  2. FlagIcon ca Canada Icon Silver
  3. FlagIcon gb Great Britain Icon Bronze
  4. FlagIcon de Germany
  5. FlagIcon co Colombia
  6. FlagIcon fi Finland
  7. FlagIcon it Italy
  8. FlagIcon au Australia
  9. FlagIcon fr France
  10. FlagIcon at Austria
  11. FlagIcon be Belgium
  12. FlagIcon se Sweden
  13. FlagIcon jp Japan
  14. FlagIcon lv Latvia
  15. FlagIcon ie Ireland
  16. FlagIcon cz Czech Republic
  17. FlagIcon il Israel
  18. FlagIcon ch Switzerland
     
  • Amos Adams    
    Hometown: Leverett, MA
    Current Residence: Leverett, MA
    Age: 17
    Height: 6'5"
    Years Playing: 10
    High School: Amherst Regional HS

    "Being tall, I am automatically placed in a deep role. I am constantly working on my timing, jumping and air game."
  • Jericho Barbour    
    Hometown: Atlanta, GA
    Current Residence: Atlanta, GA
    Age: 18
    Height: 5'8"
    Years Playing: 11
    HS: The Paideia School

    "Usually I guard people under 6'-- and my coach puts me on quick (squirrely) players because I'm fast, athletic, good field sense, and a great knowledge of the game."
  • Matthew Barnes    
    Hometown: Needham, MA
    Current Residence: Providence, RI
    Age: 19
    Height: 5'9"
    Years Playing: 4
    HS: Needham HS
    College: Brown University

    "He plays intelligent, relentless defense every time he is on the field."
  • Casey Bateman    
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Seattle, WA
    Age: 19
    Height: 5'7"
    Years Playing: 8
    HS: Nathan Hale HS

    "I usually play defense on handlers because I am quick and have a good mark, I also play down field because I am fast enough to catch up to almsot anyone."
  • Julian Childs-Walker    
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Northfield, MN
    Age: 19
    Height: 5'9"
    Years Playing: 8
    HS: Lakeside School
    College: Carleton College

    "Julian is always exchanging congratulations with other players for making sweet plays. He helps people up after bids and generally promotes SOTG."
  • Spencer Diamond    
    Hometown: Amherst, MA
    Current Residence: Amherst, MA
    Age: 18
    Height: 5'10"
    Years Playing: 6
    HS: Amherst Regional HS

    "Spencer has the best field sense of almost anyone I have ever coached."
  • Elliot Erickson    
    Hometown: Atlanta, GA
    Current Residence: Atlanta, GA
    Age: 18
    Height: 5'8"
    Years Playing: 10
    HS: Grady HS

    "I am usually so enthusiastic that I am the one to take our energy up when needed and let everyone know it is time to start digging deep."
  • Dylan Freechild    
    Hometown: Eugene, OR
    Current Residence: Eugene, OR
    Age: 19
    Height: 5'10"
    Years Playing: 5
    HS: South Eugene HS

    "I usually play in the cup because I'm quick and know where the disc is going to go before it goes there."
  • Jonah Herscu    
    Hometown: Amherst, MA
    Current Residence: Amherst, MA
    Age: 18
    Height: 6'0"
    Years Playing: 13+
    HS: Amherst Regional HS
  • Aaron Honn    
    Hometown: Eugene, OR
    Current Residence: Eugene, OR
    Age: 17
    Height: 6'4"
    Years Playing: 5
    HS: South Eugene HS

    "I also play in the cup a lot because of my stamina, wingspan and experience."
  • Elijah Kerns    
    Hometown: Alameda, CA
    Current Residence: Alameda, CA
    Age: 18
    Height: 5'11"
    Years Playing: 3
    HS: Alameda HS

    "Laying out won't be an issue for this kid, it there's a chance at it then he will get off the ground."
  • Josh Klane    
    Hometown: Golden Valley, MN
    Current Residence: Golden Valley, MN
    Age: 18
    Height: 5'9"
    Years Playing: 4
    HS: Hopkins HS

    "I have enough speed to receive and be a threat down field. I'm very reliable and that's what makes me good as a handler."
  • Chris Kocher    
    Hometown: Atlanta, GA
    Current Residence: Atlanta, GA
    Age: 18
    Height: 5'10"
    Years Playing: 6
    HS: The Paideia School

    "What makes me good at this is my ability to reach my top speed and change directions quickly. I also have become very good at understanding when and where to cut."
  • Casey Macphee    
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Boulder, CO
    Age: 19
    Height: 5'9"
    Years Playing: 7
    HS: The Northwest School
    College: University of Colorado

    "I have very solid throws, and a good ability to get open, which allows me to handle pressure very well as I am always confident of my ability to make a play."
  • Jimmy Mickle    
    Hometown: Golden, CO
    Current Residence: Boulder, CO
    Age: 19
    Height: 6'3"
    Years Playing: 5
    HS: Lakewood HS
    College: University of Colorado

    "Jimmy was consistent and at times was our only real deep threat with disc."
  • Carter Mize    
    Hometown: Yorktown, VA
    Current Residence: Yorktown, VA
    Age: 19
    Height: 6'1"
    Years Playing: 5
    HS: Woodside HS

    "He wins every sky battle. His cutting is fast, efficient, well timed and dominating."
  • Simon Montague    
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Northfield, MN
    Age: 19
    Height: 6'3"
    Years Playing: 7
    HS: Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences
    College: Carleton College

    "I play primary cutter, I am usually the first or second look in the progression of disc movement. I do well in the role with aggressive offensive moves and using my body."
  • Tim Morrissy    
    Hometown: South Orange, NJ
    Current Residence: Boulder, CO
    Age: 19
    Height: 5'11"
    Years Playing: 5
    HS: Columbia HS
    College: University of Colorado

    "I really like to play physical shutdown defense on receivers. I'm good at keeping my positioning, and not letting the offense dictate where to go."
  • Justin Norden    
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Northfield, MN
    Age: 19
    Height: 6'1"
    Years Playing: 8
    HS: Lakeside School
    College: Carletong College

    "He exhibits a tremendous field awareness, excellent timing of cuts and supreme field vision."
  • Matthew Rehder    
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Seattle, WA
    Age: 19
    Height: 6'3"
    Years Playing: 8
    HS: Roosevelt HS

    "I will do anything I need to do to help my team."
  • Joe Riedel    
    Hometown: Atlanta, GA
    Current Residence: Boulder, CO
    Aage: 19
    Height: 6'0"
    Years Playing: 6
    HS: The Paideia School
    College: University of Colorado

    "Everytime I hear constructive criticism from a coach, an older college player, or a peer, I always incorporate their advise into my physical and mental game."
  • Nick Stuart    
    Hometown: Gainesville, FL
    Current Residence: Northfield, MN
    Age: 19
    Height: 6'4"
    Years Playing: 11
    HS: Eastside HS
    College: Carleton College

    "He knows how to make sharp decisive cuts and is very agile for his size."
  • Jordan Taylor    
    Hometown: South Orange, NJ
    Current Residence: Providence, RI
    Age: 19
    Height: 5'10"
    Years Playing: 4
    HS: Columbia HS
    College: Brown University

    "My speed allows me to get open fairly easily "in flow" and I rarely turn the disc, being a relatively cautious thrower."

 
Head Coach: Ben Van Heuvelen
Assistant Coaches: Jody Avirgan, Pauline Laterbach

Team Manager: Meredith Tosta
Physician: Dr. Jamie Nuwer

Alternates: Will Teller, Evan Walter
 

 

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