[stextbox id=”alert” color=”050505″ bcolor=”6cc3f8″ bgcolor=”ffffff” big=”true” image=”null”]School Name: University of Iowa
Team Name: Saucy Nancy
Captains: Andrea Uhl, Kristen Appelson, Alyx Averkamp
Coaches: Mike Lun, Dan Kresowik, Steve Hanson
Jersey Colors: Light Blue/Black
2010 Record: 18-10
Andrea Uhl: I started at the beginning of freshman year. My good friend from high school (Jessica Erickson, current captain of Iowa State), started one year before me and made it sound so fun. I sought out my school’s team and have been playing ever since.
Andrea: Last year was the first year Saucy Nancy has been any good for a while. We had our ups and downs throughout the year and finished on a good note – taking 4th place at Central Regionals with an upset against Iowa State.
Andrea: This is our first year having a coach at all, and now we have three. Mike Lun, our head coach, is an Iowa State alumni and current CLX player who recently moved to Iowa City. Dan Kresowik and Steve Hanson, both University of Iowa alums, also jumped on board. These guys have helped us tremendously with fine tuning our skills and are at every practice and tournament pushing us to play our hardest. I think these guys are going to give Saucy Nancy the push from good to great this year. We love these guys SO much and are so grateful to have them as part of our team.
Andrea: Robyn Fennig, former captain of Wisconsin Eau Claire and Callahan nominee, is now a graduate student here playing her last year with us. She’s been a major asset – huge hucks, sick defense, a great zone deep, this girl is just awesome. We also have Chelsea Twohig, who is playing for CLX this year. Then there’s Katie Johnson, it’s only her second year of college ultimate but this girl is insanely fast and has a huge vertical, watch out for her. We don’t have any freshman with a ton of experience but there is Anna Pritchard – she is just full of potential and could easily be a contender for FOTY by the time the series rolls around.
Andrea: Robyn Fennig – nothing stops her from throwing a full field huck. As a receiver, watch out for Kristen Appelson – small and fast, she catches everything and is always open. On D, Chelsea Twohig – she’s just full of intensity and never lets up.
Andrea: Jen Nowak – you may not notice her at first, but watch out or you’ll definitely get skyed.
Andrea: Our goal is definitely to make it to Nationals this year; it’ll be the first time since 2005.
Andrea: Hopefully Mardi Gras, Midwest Throwdown, and Centex for sure. We’ve never been to Centex before and are really looking forward to it – especially the dance off!
Andrea: I’ll Make a Man Out of You from the Mulan Soundtrack.