10 number 10’s

[not a math post – this one is about ultimate]

Yesterday I had a 6 hour drive and for part of it was sort of day dreaming about how great it would be if women’s ultimate could get as much great publicity as the US women’s soccer team did. After seeing post after post about Carli Lloyd I thought about all of the great #10’s in women’s ultimate. Saw lots of them play this past weekend. In no particular order:

(1) Fury’s Gen Laroche

7 club championships + 3 world championships. Oh, and did you know she’s been on Sportcenter’s top 10?


(2) Riot’s Shira Stern:

She’ll be representing the US on the U23 team in London next week, and this is her 2nd time on the U23 team! You can follow the U23 teams at the World Championships here:

Skyd Magazine’s U23 coverage

And then 30 minutes after publishing this post, Shira’s grab in the US Open finals gets a Sportscenter top 10 nomination:


(3) Brute Squad’s Amber Sinicrope

So happy to see her returning to Brute this season. Even with the year off, I think she’s the active “most seasons with Brute” player. I have her Amherst high school jersey hanging on the wall of my study – from her pre- #10 days 🙂


(4) Scandal’s Jenny Fey

Guess who led the US Open in combined goals (13) and assists (23). Come on, take a wild guess . . . .

US Open stats on the right hand side

(5) Phoenix’s Michelle Ng

Before Qxhna’s All Star Ultimate Tour the biggest fundraiser I can remember in ultimate was this:


I saw Liên Hoffmann wearing her Without Limits jersey at the Harvard stadium on Monday! There are not enough ways to thank Michelle for all she’s done for ultimate.

(6) Speaking of Qxhna – she wore #10 in college, for the Beach World’s team, and on Brute Squad last year:

Please support her All Star Tour if you haven’t yet:

The All Star Ultimate Tour

and watch her incredible Callahan video, too:


(7) Another #10 super star from college who is crushing it in club right now is Ozone’s Sophie Darch. Here’s her awesome Callahan video from last year:


(8) One #10 we’ve not been able to see yet this year is former Molly Brown captain Lindsey Cross.

She had a nice interview a few years back on Ultimate Interviews:

Lauren Boyle and Lindsey Cross Interview

and also kicked off Molly Brown’s awesome twitter roster announcement this year:

(9) One other #10 (who may not be wearing #10 this year, I’m not sure) that we’ve not seen yet is former #10 for the Capitals and current Traffic player Kathryn Pohran. I’m very happy to see her back after an awful knee injury at ECC last year.


(10) Who’s the 10th #10? Who did I forget on my drive last night? You tell me!

One thought on “10 number 10’s

  1. Some #10s that stand out for me over the years:

    One of my first captains, Camille Yu, wore #10. Between ’97-99 she won 4 consecutive national titles with Superfly and Fury. A master of the forehand shimmy, she also is the first time I saw someone get a layout D. Top 5 Callahan nominee in 2001, I believe. Footage somewhere of her, but it’s probably still on VHS…

    Another Superfly, Hannah Griego was also #10. She was a critical piece in 3 other Superfly titles (’03, ’05-06) and is one of the top defenders I have played with or coached. Great mark. Great positioning and angles on handlers. A zone superstar. And such a hard worker. She helped start a women’s team in Anchorage, AK that competed in NW Regionals last year too. Here she is on the cover of the UPA magazine, catching a goal in the 2005 semis of college nationals: http://image.issuu.com/131211163111-e133b5c5190a0ee5524f3b2bd1c71b6c/jpg/page_1.jpg

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