Spring 2003 News

June 15, 2003

So much happened in so little time: Disco went to Nationals in Austin TX, going 2-1 in pool play, defeating Iowa in the prequarters and #1 seed UC-Berkeley in a hard-fought quarterfinal before falling to regional rival MIT in the semis. MIT went on to battle Stanford in the finals, representing the NE region well in an epic game in which Stanford barely managed to eke out a 15-13 victory.

The day after Nationals, we bade farewell to three cherished members of our team to the graduating class of 2003: Lindsey Wong, Emily Bubbers, and co-captain Rachel Weston. We will miss you all dearly, do come back and visit us!

May 13, 2003

Today marked the grand opening of a new Krispy Kreme in Cranston, RI. Traffic stopped, people lined up since Sunday night, and a whole bevy of acts and performances were recruited - including our very own Disco Inferno.
"Today's opening day festivities include the awarding of a La-Z-Boy recliner and a year's supply of 52 dozen doughnuts to the first customer. There will be a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. and performances through the day from the Jabberwocks, Brown University's male a cappella group; Rhythm and Pride, Bryant College's Dance Troupe; Disco Inferno, Brown University Women's Ultimate Frisbee Team; and the defending state champion cheerleaders from LaSalle Academy."
-Providence Journal, 5/13/03

Word gets out, apparently. If you were ever wondering how those melt-in-your-mouth donuts are made, be sure to drop by the Krispy Kreme. They have the machinery set up in front of big glass windows for the populace to see. Watch the donuts go through, and be amazed. It's quite incredible.

May 7, 2003

Disco has qualified for Nationals once again after placing second after MIT at Regionals this past weekend. In just 2 short weeks, we will be on our way to Austin, TX to represent New England ultimate and compete with the best teams from around the country!

April 7, 2003

Both A and B teams competed at Yale Cup this weekend, in a tournament boasting 20 teams in both the open and women's divisions. The B team showed their spirit and huge learning curve in taking home the D bracket championship and a bottle of wine, with a win over Amherst in the D bracket finals. The A team had a fairly easy run to the finals, defeating Wellesley 13-7 in the quarters and Williams 15-4 in the semis, but lost in the finals to a strong MIT. Sectionals is next, where Disco will play against Yale for the first time this season, with eyes towards regionals, where a Brown/MIT rematch is quite probable.

Thanks to all the alums who braved the weather and went the distance to cheer us on or wish us well - Danielle Schwartz '02, Meera Shah '02, and Pauline Lauterbach '02; as well as observers Sarah Cook '01, Peri Kurshan '01, and Shana Cook '99.

March 31, 2003

Disco returns from spring break. The B team traveled with the men's B team to College Southerns the first weekend, and played with the men's C team at Princeton the second weekend. The A team competed at Easterns in Wilminton, NC, and at Ultimax in Greenville, NC, finishing in the quarters at both, and placing 5th at Ultimax after an incredible QF game against UC San Diego.

March 3, 2003

Disco rolls into March with a full head of steam...

The B team has started practicing, and the numbers showing up to learn the sport are inspiring. Captains Andrea Abramoff and Caroline Castillo, and coach Kali are doing an awesome job.

Also, this past weekend, the A team traveled to sunny CA to compete in Stanford's annual invitational tournament. Having never laced up cleats or stepped foot on unfrozen ground yet this season, Disco came out a little shaky at the start of Saturday, but shook the sillies out in executing a decisive upset over Oregon to go undefeated in pool play. Sunday's quarterfinal game was arguably the most intense of the tournament, with a solid Penn State forcing Disco to up the energy and drive. With points punctuated with layout Ds, breakmarks, and snappy offense, the players of Disco proved that they had juice to burn when it mattered. The semifinals followed minutes later, and although the talented and athletic Stanford team (runners-up at Nationals last year) ended an unprecedented run for Disco, everyone agreed that the weekend was an incredible success.

Disco would like to thank Sarah RV and all the alums, friends, and relatives who came out to support us in CA, and especially the Cassidy's, for providing us with so much every time we're there. Thank you, Nancy and Cass - your generosity is truly inspiring, and we are so appreciative of everything you do for us.

February 12, 2003

with valentine's day just around the corner, all anyone can think of is how much we love this team!! track practices started about 2 weeks ago, and so far they've been so inspiring to take part in. we consistently get 35-40 people at every workout, and everyone is working so hard and encouraging everyone else. the B team is showing their fire and determination by running them with us, and even running their own. the season is off to an incredible start. we love this team.