Big Muckamuck: Carleton Syzygy

by | June 21, 2011, 2:33pm 0

School Name

Carleton College

Team Name



Miranda Roth, Jill Bingham, Deb Cussen, Jinny Eun, Jenn Willson, Kate Kingery

Year Founded


# of Championships

1 (2000)

# of Regional Championships


# of Sectional/Conference Championships

More than lots

Notable Victories

College Nationals 2000

Rival Teams

Stanford Superfly, Wisconsin Bella Donna

16 college alumni teams representing the best Open and Women’s teams from the past decade square off for the title of the best of the best. The Big Muckamuck will find the likes of the Hodags, CUT, Superfly and Burning Skirts competing on July 2nd-3rd at the annual Potlatch tournament in Redmond, WA. As part of our ongoing coverage of the event, Skyd chatted with Miranda Roth of Carleton to find out more about the Muckamuck’s Syzygy.


Name – Grad Year – Current/Recent Club Team
Julia Snyder, 2014
Emma Dobbins, 2010, Zeitgeist
Beth Mynar 2008
Kate Clark, 2006
Jill Bingham 2004 DC Scandal
Miranda Roth, 2004, Seattle Riot
Jinny Eun, 2002, Seattle Riot
Kate Kingery, 2001, Seattle Riot
Jenn Willson, 1999, Seattle Riot
Deb Cussen, 1998, Atlanta Ozone

(There will be more but this is a start)


Briefly share the history of your school’s Ultimate program. How it started/developed into a competitive program.

Miranda Roth with the steal.

In 1982 the team was created, but for the first year we were known as the Marines. It started out as a womens IM team, but to be a legal team they needed a “few good men” for gender distribution. In 1983 they formed a team for intercolligiate play and the two men who had played with them at home came along to help assist in coaching. The first tournament they played was Sectionals at Carbondale Illinios. The college gave them $50 to rent a van and they drove throught the night to play three games the following day.

What are some of your school’s biggest victories/games in the past decade?

Winning College Nationals in 2000, beating Stanford in semis of College Nationals in 2004.

Who on your roster will be making some of the big plays at the BM?

We expect lots from our seasoned veterans Deb Cussen and Jenn Willson, hopefully connecting to our young upstarts the Snyder sisters (Anna and Julia) and Anna Reed.

Which match-ups are your team most looking forward to?

Fuck Stanford.

Why is your team going to win the BM?

Because we’ll have the most fun, look good doing it and dominate.

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