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School Name: Whitworth University
Team Name: Bangarang
Captains: Nikki Hoiness & Bailey Urness
Year Founded: 2008
Jersey Colors: Crimson and White
2010 Record: 1-6
Tell us a little about yourselves. How did you get involved with Ultimate at Whitworth?
Nikki Hoiness: I got involved through intramurals…saw the light…and here I am. Thanks to Sam Nielson getting me to go to a team practice.
Bailey Urness: My brother invited me to come play with the guys team and the girls, and then the girls team FLOURISHED!!!
How did your team do last year? What was the highlight of your season?
Awesome! We made it Regionals and it was the best team we’ve ever had. Sadly all our seniors are gone:(. Our game in Vegas against Colorado, it was raining and our D was unreal! The game was super close but our team pulled through and dominated. Our guy’s team was screaming for us and we felt like champs!!
Without giving too much away, what does your team like to do on offense and defense?
We are trying out new strategies on offense so hopefully when spring comes around we will know which one fits our team the best. For defense, we like to vary from zone to man.
Has your team set any goals for this season?
Since our team is so fresh from losing a lot of players, we are looking to master the fundamentals and play with more consistency. We have raw talent, now we are just looking to grow.
What has your team been doing this fall to prepare for the spring season?
Working mostly on figuring out what offense works best for our team. Also we are trying to build our handling, we’d like to get as many girls handling as possible.
What does your team do to get pumped up for a big game?
Red Wagon. All. The. Way. We make lots of jokes about how good we are…totally kidding.
What song would you pick for the soundtrack to your team’s 2011 highlight video?
Alejandro by Lady Gaga