The Oberlin Review

In The Locker Room with Zoe Hecht, Ultimate Frisbee Championship Player

In The Locker Room with Zoe Hecht, Ultimate Frisbee Championship Player

September 6, 2019

Massachusetts native Zoe Hecht is a College junior, Geology major, and captain of the Division III National Championship-winning ultimate Frisbee team, the Preying Manti. When she is not leading the team to victory, she is working in a geology lab and playing ultimate Frisbee for club and professional teams, traveling on the weekends around Ohio and Michigan for games. This past summer, Hecht traveled to Germany to play for the U.S. U-24 Mixed National Team, and won the World Championships. ...

Preying Manti Win National Title

Preying Manti Win National Title

May 24, 2019

The Preying Manti, Oberlin’s women and trans Ultimate Frisbee team, won the 2019 national championship title in College Station, TX, with a 13–7 win over the No. 1-seeded Bates College on May 18. Oberlin overcame the odds, as they entered the game as the sixth overall seed. They returned to campus to a surprise celebration organized by the Flying Horsecows — the men’s team — and the Preying Manti’s B team. “The Preying Manti symbolize Oberlin’s mission of learning and l...

Manti B-Team Makes Historic Run

Manti B-Team Makes Historic Run

April 19, 2019

Members of Oberlin’s women and trans ultimate Frisbee team, the Preying Manti, high-five one another on the field during a practice last week. While the Manti’s A-team are frequent Ohio Valley D-III College Regionals contenders, their B-team will be making an appearance at the competition for the first time in Oberlin women and trans ultimate Frisbee history. The B team is often a reflection of the future of the team after older members on the A-team inevitably graduate. Therefore, seein...

In The Locker Room with Sonia Bloom, Preying Manti Frisbee Player

In The Locker Room with Sonia Bloom, Preying Manti Frisbee Player

May 4, 2018

College senior Sonia Bloom joined the Preying Manti, the women’s and trans Ultimate Frisbee team, during her second year at Oberlin. Since then, the team has been a major part of her college experience. For the first time in two years, the Preying Manti will compete at the DIII College Nationals May 19–20 in Rockford, IL. The Preying Manti beat Lehigh University 11–4 on Sunday to advance. The Flying Horse Cows, the men’s team at Oberlin, will also advance to nationals competition after earning a v...

In The Locker Room with Noam Fisherman and Emma March, Ultimate Frisbee Captains

In The Locker Room with Noam Fisherman and Emma March, Ultimate Frisbee Captains

November 3, 2017

This week, the Review sat down with junior Noam Fisherman and senior Emma March, two captains of the Oberlin Ultimate Frisbee Teams. Fisherman is a co-captain of Oberlin’s men’s team, the Flying Horsecows, while March co-captains the women and trans team, the Preying Manti. The Horsecows and the Manti will host their annual home tournament, Force Freedom, tomorrow and Sunday on the North Fields. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. How long have you each been the captains of Oberlin’s fri...

In The Locker Room with Ultimate Frisbee

In The Locker Room with Ultimate Frisbee

February 24, 2017

This week, the Review sat down with senior Maya Gillett, sophomore Faith Shaeffer and junior Caroline Beshers, members of the Preying Manti women’s ultimate Frisbee team, to discuss the camaraderie that is characteristic of the sport and the future of ultimate at Oberlin. This weekend, the team will travel to a US Association of Ultimate tournament in Martinsville, VA, to take on teams from Division I and Division III schools. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Q: Ho...

Ultimate Frisbee Teams Take Flight

Ultimate Frisbee Teams Take Flight

October 7, 2016

The women’s ultimate Frisbee team kicked off its season in Niagara Falls, Canada last weekend, readying for its nationals campaign. The Preying Manti, one of Oberlin’s most popular club teams, have been training since the semester’s start and finally had the opportunity to put their skills to the test at the recent tournament. “We played really well together as a team and everyone improved so much over the course of the weekend,” said first-year Lucy Brown. The Manti will look to ...

April 29, 2016

This year, Oberlin is hosting the Ohio Valley, USA Ultimate Regional Championship for both the men’s and women’s leagues. This week, the Review sat down with the captains of Oberlin’s men’s Ultimate Frisbee team, The Flying Horsecows, seniors Jacob Gilbert and Jason Freedman to discuss the mechan­ics of hosting a regional tournament, the benefits and challenges of playing at home and what Oberlin students can expect from the teams this weekend. Could you talk a little about the tourna...

In the Locker Room with Zoe Bluffstone, Jessica Hubert and Jackie Milestone

In the Locker Room with Zoe Bluffstone, Jessica Hubert and Jackie Milestone

October 9, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with members of the Preying Manti, Oberlin’s competitive women’s Ulti­mate Frisbee club team. Seniors Zoe Bluffstone, Jessica Hubert and Jackie Milestone (not pictured) discussed go­ing to Nationals their freshman year, memorable moments and expecta­tions for their last season. Did you know that you were going to play Ultimate at Oberlin before you came here? Zoe Bluffstone: Yes! I specifically knew that I wanted to find a school that had a strong women...

Feature Photo: Frisbee Outs OSU

October 2, 2015

Courtesy of Sawyer Brooks Senior Conrad Schloer holds off an opponent from The Ohio State University to snag a catch out of the air during the Flying Horsecows’ tournament on Saturday, Sept. 19. The men’s ultimate frisbee team won the tournament in the finals on Sept. 20. This victory marks the first time that an Oberlin College athletics team has beaten an OSU team since 1921, when Yeomen football defeated the Buckeyes 7–6  ...

Feature Photo: Ultimate Frisbee

Tyler Sloan, Sports Editor

April 17, 2015

  Courtesy of David Freedman College junior Jacob Gilbert lays out to snag a disc at the USA Ultimate Sanctioned Tournament Division III Easterns on March 21, 2015. The Horsecows qualified for Regionals last weekend at their Sectionals competition in Columbus, Ohio. The team will travel to Allentown, PA, next weekend in pursuit of a bid to Nationals....

In the Locker Room with Evan Holliday and Jason Freedman

In the Locker Room with Evan Holliday and Jason Freedman

March 13, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with the men’s Ultimate Frisbee captains, senior Evan Holliday and junior Jason Freedman, to discuss changes in the team dynamic over the years, how they can make it to Nationals and their favorite team traditions. Talk a little about the Horsecows’ relationship with the women’s Frisbee team. Jason Freedman: The Horsecows and the Manti are very close, and we spend a lot of time together, including playing together but also partying a lot together. I would j...

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