Girls’ ultimate takes on Crushtober

Girls’ ultimate frisbee delivers a tournament to remember


Dahlia Herman

Senior Kiera Trill throws the frisbee to a teammate at the Crushtober tournament Oct. 30. The annual Crushtober event consists of several different schools competing against each other.

Leo Justesen

Park’s Girls’ ultimate frisbee team played a tournament Oct. 30 called “Crushtober.” Crushtober is an eight-hour-long Ultimate Frisbee tournament for both Girls’ and Boys’ teams. It lasts four rounds of games, each lasting 90 minutes.

According to freshman Nix Casey-Fix, the tournament showed the team’s improvement as a whole.

“Right now, it feels like we’re getting better,” Casey-Fix said. ”That’s always a highlight  when you feel like you’re improving on a specific thing.”

Head coach Claire Cech said one of her favorite parts of coaching is seeing the team improve over the course of the season.

“My favorite part is being able to see players make adjustments and respond to certain situations,” Cech said.

Sophomore Silvia Tolzien said having fun is one of the team’s core values.

“The main goal in ultimate is to have fun,” Tolzien said. “I think we’re achieving that.”

Casey-Fix said they have been enjoying the time they’ve had with the team and the bond the team has shared. 

“It’s really exciting because we get to learn how each other play,” Casey-Fix said. “We get to know each other a little bit more, and it’s super fun.”

According to Cech, the improvement of returning players has been astounding.

“We have more returners this year than last year,” Cech said. “Seeing (just) within these few weeks, people are already improving.”