Ultimate frisbee profiles

February 17, 2020

Zach Egge, 12

Celine Engel

The Marquee: Why did you join ultimate frisbee?

Zach Egge: I joined because my sister played and I saw that people did encouraging things and I wanted to try. I fell in love with it. Seeing people diving and jumping over people, that was always super cool for me.

 

TM: What is your favorite aspect of the sport?

ZE: Using my IQ against [my opponent] even though they could be faster than me. Just being smarter, that’s my favorite thing.

 

TM: What are your practices and matches like?

ZE: We’ll start off throwing, then we’ll do some drills and finish with a scrimmage. We play against college and high school teams. We just recently played in a round robin tournament, so we played three other high school teams, and before that we played against six different college teams. We have a tournament once a month and practices are every Tuesday and Thursday after school.

 

TM: Have you faced any difficulty after joining the club? 

ZE: We just lost our coach like two years ago, Doyle. He moved schools and we lost a lot of seniors last year.

 

TM: What do you want other people to know about ultimate frisbee?

ZE: It takes a lot more athletic ability than people think. It’s not as easy as everybody says it is or thinks it is. You have to actually try you can’t just be good at your first time.

 

TM: What’s a fun fact about yourself?

ZE: I listen to a lot of music. I [am always] listening to music. I always have music going. A lot of indie and alternative.

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Elizabeth Heare, 10

Celine Engel

The Marquee: Why did you join ultimate frisbee?

Elizabeth Heare: I joined ultimate because I used to play at my church and it was a lot of fun. I joined at Marcus because one of my older friends said that he played it and I just thought I’d try it out and I really liked it.

 

TM: What is your favorite aspect of the sport?

EH: I like the spirit of the game. The whole point of ultimate is creating a strong group of people who are all friends. I really like how whenever we go to different tournaments, I know a lot of the girls I’m playing against and as we’re playing we can talk and get to know each other.

 

TM: What are your practices and matches like?

EH: [During] our games there are seven people on the field at a time and you just go back and forth trying to work your way up the field and into the end zone to score.

 

TM: Have you faced any difficulty after joining the club? 

EH: I hurt my knee this summer so I haven’t been able to play that much this year.

 

TM: What do you want other people to know about ultimate frisbee?

EH: It’s really fun. It’s a really close environment and we have a lot of chemistry together as a team. You’ll have really good friends that you’ll make from this sport.

 

TM: What’s a fun fact about yourself?

EH: I have two dogs who are really annoying sometimes. I have a border-collie lab mix and a petit basset griffon vendéen.

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