As Superfly prepares for the National Championships in Ohio, let's take a look back at the stellar season that got us here.
In late March, Superfly traveled to Seattle for the Northwest Challenge, facing some of the top women's teams in the nation. The baby team, which was missing a number of players due to injuries, battled rain, wind, and cold to finish the weekend with a 3-4 record.
Superfly kicked off the series with Northern California Sectionals. With numerous Superfans there to cheer them on, Superfly dominated their pool on Saturday. On Sunday, they faced a fired up UC Davis team that took the series title on double game point.
At Regionals, Superfly looked to qualify for Nationals through the front door bracket with all of our players back on the field. In pool play, Superfly battled UCSB for first in the pool, losing in a close game, but winning their other games soundly. In the semifinals, Superfly brought the fire against UCLA to punch their ticket to Nationals and earn a trip to the finals against UCSB. Although Santa Barbara eventually won, Superfly didn't make it easy, with players stepping up to make huge plays that earned them the lead at points and took the game to double game point.
See the results section for more information on our season!
Shout out to the incredible Superfans who came out to cheer us on!
Superfly after qualifying for nationals!
It was windy and rainy all weekend long, pausing only for the occasional rainbow. Despite the weather and several injuries. Superfly put together an impressive performance, finishing the weekend with a 6-2 record.
On Saturday, Superfly went undefeated! One of the highlights of the day was a tough win over University of Washington Element, 10-9. Superfly played strong defense, shutting down other teams, and on offense, no zone could stop us.
On Sunday, Superfly fought hard against Oregon Fugue, taking the game to double game point. Although we ultimately lost, our second place finish in our pool put us into the semifinals, where we faced off against Western Washington Chaos. Superfly struggled in the game, especially with the loss of captains Halsey Hoster and Jennie Lummis to injuries, and came up short. In the last game of the day however, Superfly rallied to beat UCF Sirens on double game point!
One Horse! War Horse! Superfly!
Superfly after their 3rd place finish
On November 22, 2013, Superfly welcomed 8 rookies for the 2014 season.
The following rookies:
Will join the following vets:
...As members of Superfly 2014. We can't wait for the new season!
The 2013-2014 vets get ready to roll out the new rookies.
To all new students, welcome to Stanford, and to returning students, welcome back! We start practices Tuesday, October 1st. Practices will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 6 on South IMs. Remember that everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary. We're looking for fun, athletic, driven women to join our community.
Don't worry, we know what you're wondering. Where in the world are the South IM fields? Here are two maps that should help:
First, a map showing South IMs (note the little "Stanford" pin drop at IM South) in relation to Avery Aquatic Center (the pool) and the football practice field. Keep biking past there to get to South IMs!
Second, a map showing South IMs in relation to the main quad.
For the first few practices, we will have a group meet at escondido turnaround and bike over together, so feel free to meet us there at 3:10 before the first practice. We hope to see you out there! If you'd like to join our mailing list or have any other questions, please email the captains at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now that the summer is in full swing, it's time to look ahead to fall quarter! Whether you are an incoming freshman, an incoming grad student, or currently at Stanford, we want you to play for us!
A lot of high school and undergrad athletes feel that their days of playing competitive sports have to end when they start college or grad school. Join Women's Ultimate to find a team that is:
Stanford has won 7 national championships since 1997. In 2013, Stanford was Southwest Regional Champions.
From sprint practices to gym workouts, our team works hard on our fitness during and outside of practice.
We host numerous social events, from theme parties to weekly hangouts at Treehouse with the men's team.
An amazing community
By joining Women's Ultimate, you'll join a long history and great group of ultimate players.
Pictured above is Superfly at a tournament in Hawaii in 2012, when we were surrounded by close to 100 current and alumni Stanford Ultimate players.
If you'd like to know more, check out our FAQ. We'd love to see you out for practices in the fall!