This season, SCAB is lead by senior captain Shane “O’Doyle” Earley and two junior captains Anthony “Danja” Davis and Stan “Santa” Whitcomb. All three captains have shown what they are made off and are ready to lead the team into our first official bid to regionals in team history. Michael “Maeby” George and myself will act as Co-Presidents for the club.
This season, Anthony Davis has challenged the team to “compete at a high level in one of the most competitive conferences in the country and to qualify for regionals and compete.” He wants everyone to remember how upsetting it was last year for us to barely miss regionals and use it as a motivation.
As usual, we are looking to take advantage of Fall tournaments (listed in our Calendar section) to get the team together and create some chemistry. Stan Whitcomb is looking to lead the team in the Fall, especially new players, so that they will have some confidence to look up field instead of immediately dumping it back to a senior player. When asked about having Stick as our coach, Michael George added, “Imagine what we can do this year with a full year of coaching from Stick. Our freshmen will look like season veterans by the end of fall quarter.”
Playing in a tough section, one of our main focuses this year is to stop being afraid when going against good teams. When asked about competition in our section, Whitcomb added, “I want us to stop being afraid of teams like Chico, Stanford, Cruz, and Davis and stop playing like we are scared to make mistakes against them. We can learn from our mistakes but if we expect them to beat us, we will play like garbage.”
As for the team itself, Shane Earley commented, “The team this year has some really strong incoming players and an experienced core of returners, as well as a new coach who has great experience to share with us. Of course, we always have fun off the field as well. Hanging out with these guys, tossing the flatball around, it’s always a good time.”
One of my main goals this year is to get the team closer on and off the field. I think if we are closer off the field, it will translate into our game and the chemistry will show. I’ve met some of my best friends through SCAB and it made Ultimate a lot more fun for me.
To sum it up perfectly, Stan Whitcomb concluded, “The reason why I love Frisbee is because I love the guys on the team.” I think its safe to say that he speaks for all of us in this regard.
Budi “Indo-Ichiro” Sosrodjojo