2011 Preview – Bentley Icehouse

by | January 31, 2011, 1:00pm 0

[stextbox id=”alert” color=”050505″ bcolor=”6cc3f8″ bgcolor=”ffffff” big=”true” image=”null”]School Name: Bentley University
Team Name: Icehouse
Captains: Kevin Holmsten, Peter Login, Chris Desaulniers
Coach: Ben Davis
Year Founded: 2003
Jersey Colors: Blue, Yellow
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How did you get involved with Ultimate at Bentley?

Kevin Holmsten: We (Peter and Kevin) both joined as freshmen. Kevin never played before, Peter played at Longmeadow HS. We were both recruited by older members

How did ICEHOUSE do last year? What was the highlight of your season?

Kevin: 7th in NE Region. 5th DIII nationals. 3rd Metro Boston Section.

Who is your favorite team to play against? Tell us about a memorable game.

Kevin: BC is our biggest rival. We beat them on U point at sectionals last year to take 3rd place.

Tell us about your coach and captains. What do they bring to your team?

Kevin- height, Peter – speed, Chris- intensity. Ben (coach)- knowledge

Are there players on your team who deserve consideration for Callahan, All-Region, or Freshman of the Year?

Kevin: FotY- Alex Foo, a freshman handler. Played at West-Windsor Plainsbourough north high school (not sure of the spelling, but they went to Easterns)

What player is most likely to make a huge play as a thrower? As a receiver? On D?

Thrower- Kevin
D- Kevin Sparacino

It’s easy to see when someone throws a huge huck or gets a layout D. Who’s a player you have to watch more carefully to see how valuable they are to your team?

Kevin: Peter Login. He is a small, crafty cutter but he is usually the fastest player on the field. He uses his speed to get open everywhere on the field.

How does your team bring new players up to speed?

Kevin: We spend the first 2 months of practice going over fundamentals.

Without giving too much away, what does your team like to do on offense and on defense?

Kevin: We area chilly, under-cutting offensive team. We love our 1-3-3 zone defense.

Has your team set any goals for this season? What are they?

Kevin: Do better than last year.

You were a strong contender at DIII nationals, tying for fifth. What will you do to improve your ranking this year?

Kevin: We have decided that we will accept a bid to DI Regionals if we earn it. We are focusing our spring season on that goal.

What has your team been doing this fall to prepare for the spring season?

Kevin: Played the UMass and Brown tournaments. Trying to replace our 3 graduated handlers.

What tournaments do you plan to attend in the spring? Which one are you most looking forward to?

Kevin: The best tournaments in the Northeast. Looking forward to DI Regionals.

What does your team do to get pumped up for a big game?

Kevin: We watch a pump up movie the night before.

What song would you pick for the soundtrack to your team’s 2011 highlight video?

Kevin: Opposite of Adults – Chiddy Bang

Which team has the best shot at winning the 2011 USA Ultimate College Championships?

Kevin: Harvard

Which teams has the best shot at winning the 2011 USA Ultimate DIII College Championships?

Kevin: Carleton GOP, Brandeis (2nd place)

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