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USA Ultimate Announces 2018 World Junior Ultimate Championships Women’s National Team

Colorado Springs, Colo. (March 1, 2018) – USA Ultimate, the national governing body for the sport of ultimate in the United States and member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, is excited to announce the athletes who will represent the U.S. this summer on the Under 20 Women’s National Team at the World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC).

“It was awesome to go through the application and tryout stages of National Team selection,” said DeAnna Ball, women’s team head coach. “There is so much talent, and the decision-making process is never easy. I am very excited to get to work with this group of experienced, gritty and athletic players. And I am excited for fans of ultimate to have the opportunity to watch these athletes as they represent the U.S.A.”

The 48 athletes named to the two 2018 Under-20 U.S. National Team rosters – men’s and women’s – are some of the world’s best youth ultimate players. The final rosters were selected after two weekends of tryouts that included more than 200 athletes, who were selected from a pool of nearly 400 initial applicants. Four athletes return to the U-20 Women’s National Team, after winning silver with the 2016 team at WJUC in Wroclaw, Poland: Carly Campana, Jenna Krugler, Kate Lanier and Claire Trop. Caroline Tornquist was an alternate for the 2016 team.

WJUC 2018, which represents the 18th edition of the tournament, is expected to host 37 teams and approximately 1,000 athletes from 19 countries. WJUC was first held as a division of the World Ultimate and Guts Championship, beginning with the inaugural event in 1983. WJUC has since become its own event which takes place every two years.

The United States first competed at the World Junior Ultimate Championships in 1988. Since that time, U.S. teams have earned 21 WJUC medals: 10 gold, five silver and six bronze.

WJUC 2018 is set to be held August 19-25 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and will be hosted by the World Flying Disc Federation and a tournament organizing committee led by Andrew Portwine of Ultimate Canada and Ontario Ultimate.

2018 World Junior Ultimate Championships
U.S. National Team
Women’s Division

Head Coach: DeAnna Ball
Assistant Coaches: Jason Adam, Alyssa Weatherford


Robin Anthony-Petersen – Alameda, CA – Roke School

Carly Campana – Seattle, WA – Seattle Waldorf

Lauren Carothers-Liske – Oakland, CA – Lick-Wilmerding

Dawn Culton – Chapel Hill, NC – East Chapel Hill High School

Anna Dreher – Portland, OR – Grant High School

Alyssa Ehrhardt – Sugar Grove, NC – High Country Homeschoolers

Skye Fernandez – Highland Village, TX – Marcus High School

Stacy Gaskill – Golden, CO – Lakewood High School

Abby Hecko – Seattle, WA – Bishop Blanchet

Rachel Hess – Arlington, VA – Washington-Lee High School

Tess Johnson – Lexington, MA – Lexington High School

Ella Juengst – Arlington, VA – HB Woodlawn

Jenna Krugler – Nevada City, CA – Nevada Union High School

Kate Lanier – Chapel Hill, NC – Carolina Friends

Erin McCann – Minneapolis, MN – Salem High School

Amy Nguyen – Seattle, WA – Franklin High School

Hazel Ostrowski – Seattle, WA – Franklin High School

Clil Phillips – Chapel Hill, NC – Chapel Hill High School

Stephanie Phillips – Seattle, WA – Roosevelt High School

Peixian Rong – Seattle, WA – Franklin High School

Bailey Shigley – Seattle, WA – Roosevelt High School

Clara Stewart – Arlington, MA – Arlington High School

Caroline Tornquist – Arlington, VA – HB Woodlawn

Claire Trop – Seattle, WA – Lakeside High School

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