2011 Preview – Seattle University Throwbot

by | January 26, 2011, 11:00am 0

[stextbox id=”alert” color=”050505″ bcolor=”6cc3f8″ bgcolor=”ffffff” big=”true” image=”null”]School Name: Seattle University
Team Name: Throbot
Captains: Jaeger Shaw, Jossue Corrales
Coach: Will Whitwell
Year Founded: 2001
Jersey Colors: Black/yellow
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Tell me a little about yourself. How did you get involved with Ultimate at Seattle U?

Jaeger Shaw: I got involved in Ultimate growing up in Seattle and playing in the High School scene. It really gave me a head start in my ability to play at the college level.

What is Ultimate at Seattle all about?

Jaeger: Doing the best we can with what we have!

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

Jaeger: Bottom half of the Section. Highlight: top half of PLU BBQ. I don’t know what kind of magic was in the Tacoma air but we played extremely well.

Who is your favorite team to play against?

Jaeger: Somehow we always have a good game when we play against Gonzaga. In the past they have always been a stronger team, but the matchup is usually fairly close, even if they come out on top

Tell us about your coaches/captains. What do they bring to your team?

Jaeger: Coach Will Whitwell brings a solid alumnus attitude, years of experience with the game, knowledge, enthusiasm, and an extremely deep voice. Captains Jaeger Shaw & Jossue Corrales just bring it real.

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

Jaeger: We have about 20 new freshman this year, so count on the captains Jossue and myself hucking it to them. Our returning 6’5’’ Nigel Stanford is down to go deep as well. The man can dunk. We have one cat, Ryan Legallet who is an ex soccer goalie. He lays out defensively more than the rest of the team combined. If he doesn’t injure himself before the season starts, expect great things.

Who’s a player you have to watch more carefully to see how valuable he is to your team?

Jaeger: One of only a few seniors on the team, Nick Spada is like the dictionary definition of consistency. We love that guy.

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

Jaeger: Offensively, we run a simple Ho Stack. On defense, we favor a 1-3-3 zone. In the past, our zone has proven effective against extremely competitive teams.

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

Jaeger: Our goal was to compete for Regionals but suddenly our section seems about 4 times harder. There are at least 5 out of 9 teams that are completely out of our league.

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

Jaeger: Weekly practices to get our freshman acclimated to the game.

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

Jaeger: Sectionals, PLU BBQ, and at least one other offered in the Pacific Northwest

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

Jaeger: Huddle and Shout!

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

Jaeger: Hotel Room Service – Pitbull

What’s the matter with UW?

Jaeger: They can’t drink…

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