The Oberlin Review

Frisbee and Football: An Unlikely Love Story

Jane Agler, Sports Editor

February 15, 2019

Unlike what its name might suggest, the Oberlin Flying Horsecows Ultimate Frisbee team should be taken seriously. According to USA Ultimate, its A team had a 25–12 record last year, sweeping the Ohio Valley Division III Regionals without a single loss and ending the season with a respectable 2–4 appearance at the Division III College Championships — colloquially known as Frisbee “nationals” — in Rockford, IL. Making it to the championships was noteworthy itself, but now the Flying Horsecows are hungrier than ever and hope to do it again. This time, they hope to finish with a higher position in the final standings. “One of the reasons why we might not have done as well at nationals [last year] i...

Preying Manti Add Bevy of First-Years

Nathaniel Sher

September 12, 2014

The women’s ultimate frisbee team, the Preying Manti, has begun a new season of practice after making it to the USA Ultimate College Division III Regional Championship in Pennsylvania last season. This season, changes abound, as the team has two new captains and nearly 20 new players on the team. The team elected new captains, sophomores Maya Gillett and Caela Brodigan, at the end of last season, for their multiple years of frisbee experience despite their lack of seniority. While most of the Manti came to the team as beginners, Gillett was an active participant in Seattle’s youth frisbee scene for a number of years prior to attending Oberlin. “I’ve had some really excellent coaching, and I’m excited to bring some...

Flying Horsecows Go Down South, Fall Just Short

Bronwen Schumacher

April 4, 2014

This spring break, the Ultimate Frisbee team ventured south to play in two different tournaments. The team headed into the week with an 11–7 record, and had high expectations given its strong season last year. Last spring, the Flying Horsecows placed fourth at sectionals, and headed into regionals, where they lost in the quarterfinals to Lehigh University by a score of 12–14. On the first weekend of break, the Horsecows played in Myrtle Beach, SC, in Division-III Easterns. They played SUNY-Geneseo, Middle­bury College, UNC Wilmington, UNC Asheville, North Park University, Davidson College and Brandeis University. Oberlin left the tournament with a winning record of 5–3, but got knocked out by Brandeis, finishing...

Men’s Ultimate Sets Sights on Nationals with Young Talent

Nate Levinson and Sarah Orbuch, Sports Editors

March 7, 2014

The Flying Horsecows men’s Ultimate Frisbee team is preparing for its spring season after a fifth place finish at its Cat Fight tournament at the University of Kentucky in February. With a number of tournaments scheduled for this March, the team will look to ready itself for a run at the national tournament. First-year Peter LaFreniere said that defeating Kenyon College for the first time in years was a big morale booster. “The last tournament was re ally great,” he said. “We did really well. We finished fifth of 16 teams in a tournament that included DI and DIII teams. We beat Kenyon — which we have not done in a number of years — in universe point, which means ‘next point wins.’ Kenyon has been...

In the Locker Room with Alex Kapiamba, Quinn Schiller, Ally Fulton and Rosie Black

Sarah Kahl, Staff Writer

October 4, 2013

What drew you to Ultimate at Oberlin? Ally Fulton: I played before for four years, so it felt natural joining. The people were awesome too. Alex Kapiamba: Literally the same thing, I wanted to continue in college, and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made. Quinn Schiller: I did not play in high school, more just with my friends; we didn’t even know the rules. But I wanted to play for real when I got to school. What do you expect for the Frisbee team this year? QS: The goal is to get to Division-III nationals, which is the highest level of competition. We haven’t done it yet, but I’m hopeful for this year. AK: We got close last year; Lehigh [University], the team that beat us, took fifth ...

Horsecows Prepare for Kenyon

Tyler Sloan

September 27, 2013

Men’s Ultimate Frisbee had a successful start to its season, with its two squads finishing in ninth and 15th place, respectively, out of 28 teams, at the Theodor Seuss Geisel Memorial Ultimate Tournament hosted by SUNY Buffalo's team, Green Eggs and Ham, last weekend. The young squad, divided into two separate teams for the weekend, carried over 20 first-years with them. The roster now has more than 40 players in total. The tournament, the team’s first this fall, hosted 28 teams to compete on the chilly campus in upstate Youngstown, New York. The student-coached club team drove nearly four hours and spent the weekend trying new combinations of players on the field in an attempt to achieve the best results. Senior...

Preying Manti Headed to Nationals

Jacob Zuckerman

May 10, 2013

The Preying Manti secured their seed in the Women’s Ultimate Frisbee NCAA Championships last weekend after a 10­–8 victory over Swarthmore College.  It’s the team’s first trip to Nationals since 2008, and the Manti currently maintain a tentative seventh seed, pending official seeding methods. “We wouldn’t be here without every single member of this team, A or B, pushing each other and wanting it,” said senior captain Marge Rosano. The team had a hard fight coming in on top at its sectional tournament. “We knew coming in that we had a target on our backs as the first seed,” said senior captain Kayla Emrick. Whether there was a target or not, it didn’t stop the team from beating the Oberlin...

Ultimate Teams Headed to Regionals

Rose Stoloff, Staff Writer

April 19, 2013

After a successful weekend of Ultimate, both the Flying Horsecows and the Preying Manti will be advancing to regionals. The Horsecows, Oberlin’s men’s Ultimate Frisbee team, competed in sectionals in North Ridgeville, Ohio, where they placed fourth, securing themselves a bid to regionals. The Horsecows were pleased with their performance, especially considering that they play in the most competitive section in the country. The Horsecows began Saturday amid a hailstorm and frigid temperatures with easy victories over both John Carroll University and Ohio Northern University. In their third game, however, the Horsecows — who are ranked 24th nationally — faced Kenyon College, the No. 1 ranked Division III...

In the Locker Room with Nikhil Kalathil and Remington Schneider

Phoebe Hammer, Sports Editor

February 22, 2013

When and why did you start playing Ultimate Frisbee? Nikhil Kalathil: I started playing Frisbee four years ago. Why? Because it seemed awesome. Remington Schneider: My brothers and I used to play. We had a teacher in middle school that really brought Ultimate Frisbee to the Northwest in a lot of ways; she was kind of a pioneer of the sport, and she happened to teach me social studies. So she got me playing when I was in fourth grade. I played other disc sports too, like freestyle and disc golf. What is your favorite memory of being on the team? NK: I think if you followed us around you would see a lot of cool moments. We’re a really tight-knit group of people, and over the course of a tournament there are a lot...

Frisbee Rises to the Ultimate Challenge

Rose Stoloff, Staff Writer

April 13, 2012

With a weeklong stay in a sweet southern pad, two tournaments, and two 15-hour drives behind them, the men’s and women’s club Ultimate Frisbee teams can safely say that their spring break was well spent. The teams kicked the week off with a tournament outside of Atlanta, GA known as Freaknik, where competition figured to be fierce. Both the Flying Horsecows and the Preying Manti, the monikers for the men’s and women’s teams, respectively, admitted that their prospects in this tournament were rather bleak. “We went to these tournaments really to ‘play up’ in a sense,” said Horsecow senior Xander Tartter of their ostensibly superior opponents from the south. “We played a lot of teams that should...

Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team Heads to Regionals

Ariel Lewis, Staff Writer

April 22, 2011

The women’s ultimate frisbee team, the Preying Manti, put in a strong showing during the Ohio Conference Championships at Ohio Northern University on April 16 and 17 —beating rival College of Wooster 12–5 and finishing third overall in the U.S.A. Ultimate Frisbee Division III Ohio Valley Conference. The Manti’s overall points on the weekend advanced them to compete at the regional level in the coming weeks. The team opened its season with indoor scrimmages against Wooster and Kenyon College followed by tournaments in St. Louis and Atlanta. Over spring break, the Manti trained on the beaches of North Carolina and were awarded the “Largest Community Team” award for their participation in a 5k run for breast...

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