Sectionals was April 22nd and 23rd in Statesboro, GA; this blog is a bit behind, but better late than never, am I right?
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Back to the main story though: Wreck took second place in the pool play on Saturday, losing only to UGA in a super tough game. Well played UGA, but you best believe we’re coming for ya ;)
Sunday saw Wreck cinch our spot at regionals with victories against Emory and GCSU and take 2nd spot at Sectionals in a hard-fought game against Kennesaw. Superstars from both days were Emma for laying out (with perfect form too, it’s like she’s been practicing or something), Pam for her numerous D’s and for giving it her all 100% of the time, and Bridget for simply always being there for a nifty grab or an intelligent D. But in actuality, everyone on the team had numerous superstar moments (*cough* Calladana, Maye’s hea(D), Jenny’s breakthrows).
We forgot to take a team pic, so here is a majestic grab by Cappie Bridget.
Catch us at Regionals on May 6th and 7th in the great state of Alabama!
Name: Esmé Ruengvivatpant (aka Kitten, Es)
Unique Talent: Calligraphy
Roommates: Maria aka Sneaky Sneaky, Danae aka Sin-ergy,
McKayla aka Iron Woman
Spirit Animal: The Cutest Kitty You Can Imagine
Height: 4'10" with added 2' personality
Say a warm "meow" to Ms. Esme, one of Wreck's handlers
with years of ultimate experience under her belt despite
being a 2nd year at the Institute. You often see Esme
jumping up and dabbing on the sideline and in real life.
Esme took a Buzzfeed quiz on cheese and it turns out that
her spirit cheese is Brie. We all know what that means...
Watch out in tournaments, because Esme will deafen you
with her team spirit and steam-roll you with her affection.
When she's not playing the sport, Esme is probably
sleeping or making Emma uncomfortable.
Name: Megan Yang (aka LJ)
Superpower: Super Fast Running (á la the Dash)
Find Her: Eating or Sleeping
Major: Computer Science
Unassuming and cheery, you wouldn't think that Megan Yang is
the ultimate threat she is. She always knows what she's
doing, and makes gorgeous cuts for huge yardage and then
throws beautiful continues. Off the field, Megan is such a
sweetie! Smiling and being the best ever. Catch her cute
butt at the gym, or in the College of Computing where she
can be found doing hard-as-f math, beating people's butts
at Catan, and generally being a boss.
Name: Danae Argyropoulou (aka Ducky, DNA)
Jobs: Graphic Designer, Lab Assistant, Full Time Student,
Hellenic Society Exec, Tour Guide Captain, BME Mentorship
Exec, Web Designer, Curl Tamer
Unique Talent: Photo Critiquing
Spirit Animal: Snow Leopard
Hi, this is me! I'm officially 20, as of April 2. At tournaments,
you're likely to see me sprinting down the field off the
pull and peppering people that know what they're doing with
questions on the sidelines. When I'm not playing ultimate, I'm
either eating, sleeping, or lifting heavy things at the gym.
As a BME, I aim to become a medical superhero and fight
disease in my lab coat (remember, no capes!). More fun facts
about me: I'm tri-lingual, squat 205lbs, and have 2 tattoos.
Name: Brita McAuliffe (aka B)
Superpower: Giving Smiles
Memorable Moments: Inspiring "Be Like B" Positivity in the
Last Game of a Long Tournament Day
Signature Move: Loving Life
Not To Be Confused With: Her Twinsie up North
B is so cool. She has such a positive attitude towards
life. She loves frisbee so much, and plays with all her
heart, and it really shows cuz she rocks the field.
Although from rainy Seattle, she is a bright ray of
sunshine. If her life was a movie, Kevin Hart would
play her, and would mainly eat, sleep, and play
Name: Ashley Brown (aka Trashley)
Superpower: Pulling into their endzone
Special Talents: Captaining
Unique Fact: has Double-Jointed Thumbs
Meet Ashley Brown, our main handler, with a mean backhand
break-throw and a burning passion for the sport of ultimate.
Although she is out with an ACL injury, Ashley is still one
of our beloved captains, and a huge treasure trove of knowledge
for the team. The team agrees that Ashley is a dominant
force on the field--especially when paired with team twinsie
Julia Ting--and a lot of fun off the field. Ashley commands
respect in many areas: in the game, in the kitchen, and on
the dance floor. We're gonna miss her beautiful self when
she graduates in the spring with a degree in Mechanical
Engineering (∞ respect).
Name: Jennifer Yu (aka Dora the Injured Explorer, Jen)
Superpower: Them Hucks
Team Twinsie: Allison Wong
Signature Move: Risky IOs
Pet Peeves: Brookwood Boys
Happy Place: Crisp Morning Throwing of Tournament Days
Like her favorite supervillain Loki, Jen isn't actually all
that scary, and she and Tom Hiddleston are super cute. Jen
is known for scaring the rookies, and being a solid solid
handler. Teammates love Jen's dedication and sweet throws,
but wish she would take better care of herself. No disc is
uncatchable for Jen. At tournaments, you can find her on the
ground--either from laying out, or being tired from giving
it her all every single game. Catch her in the awesome
remake of Top Gun where she flies everywhere catching discs
to the tune of Danger Zone. Watch out Tom Cruise.
Name: Sam Loop (aka Sloop, Samela, Spam)
From: New Jersey
Superpower: Chocolate Chip Cookies
Unique Talent: Speaks Italian (mamma mia!)
Joined Wreck: Fall 2015
Sam brings the experience of an NPR reporter to our twitter
and the fire of a thousand suns to our field. You always
see her outrunning her defender or getting glorious Ds out
of nowhere. Her teammates call her hilarious, inspirational,
and entertaining. When not playing frisbee, Sam is likely to
be slaying bad-guys with her bomb-ass cookies, risking it all
for the perfect forbidden gym selfie, or doing math that I
probably wouldn't understand. Keep an eye out for the the
upcoming Hollywood blockbuster of her life Lam Soop, starring
Leonardo DiCaprio as the titular queen.
Name: Kylie Cordova
Superpower: Making Cute Noises
Often Found: Eating Kiwis Whole
Unique Talent: Horse Riding
Say hello to my rookie friend. Kylie is a little weird bundle
of joy and that's why I love her so much. From eating things
in strange ways to the interesting squeaks she makes when
uncomfortable (or randomly) Kylie brings a giggle to the
team. You can find Kylie looking confused at practice, or
hanging out with buddy Teja who lovingly-picks-on her, much
to our amusement.
Name: Kelsey Tjen
Catch Her Sipping: Lemonade!
Immune To: Failure
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Spirit Animal: Phoenix
Nothing phases Ms. Kelsey Tjen, and she's such a solid
member of Wreck. From being a super fire and calm
offensive handler, to being a huge knowledge resource on
the sidelines, Kelsey helps bring order to the world. With
her and bae Madeleyne back from injury-land, expect handler
lines that dreams are made of. When she graduates in Spring
2017, Kelsey's going to use her BME degree to revolutionize
personalized medicine. Atta girl!