Friday, April 13, 2012

Monium Regular Season Spring 2012

With Conferences this upcoming weekend, it’s important to look back and reflect on the season Monium has had already and how far they have come as a team.  I remember last year when I played for Iowa State and our first game was against UNI Monium.  They were eager to play with their line of 7 girls, some which had never played in a tournament before.  Fighting the wind, they were able to stay positive and teach the newer girls how to play the game.  It’s great to see the Conference grow and I’m lucky to be a part of Monium’s growth as they make their second Conference appearance. 

Since last year, the ladies have made leaps and bounds towards expanding the program.  The team has gone from 14 or 15 girls in the fall to a committed core of 11 girls ready to compete at Conferences this weekend.  This spring season, the team went to a regional indoor scrimmage, Midwest Throwdown and the Chicago Invite.  

On March 3rd and 4th, Monium travelled to St. Louis for their first Midwest Throwdown.  Not only was this their first visit, but also their first spring tournament, like most other teams present.  With a team of 11, the girls had only 3 returning players and 8 new to the team this fall.  Monium was anxious to get out of the dome and play outdoor ultimate.  Northern Iowa made many improvements over the weekend and ended up 3-3, with a strong Sunday finish. 

Although I wasn’t present at the Chicago Invite on March 31st  and April 1st, I know from how many girls they had that they played with a lot of heart.  With only 6 at the end of the day on Saturday, they finished the tournament strong with a 3-4 record.

Tomorrow is the start of the USA Ultimate series with Western North Central Conferences taking place in Cedar Falls, IA.  Here's the link for the tournament information or the Saturday schedule:

UNI Women’s Game Schedule Saturday April 14
8:30     Winona State
12:30   Iowa-B
2:30     Iowa State
4:30     Minnesota

So, if you are going to be around Cedar Falls this weekend, April 14-15, you’re going to want to come to the fields behind the WRC and check out some great ultimate!  Come cheer Monium on as they play for a bid to Regionals!

Good luck, Monium!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Welcome to the Monium Blog!

Hey everyone!

Welcome to the official blog of the University of Northern Iowa Women's Ultimate Team! It's going to be an exciting spring season so look for tournament recaps and other team information here!

First of all, here's some important Monium info -

Spring 2012 Practice Schedule:
Monday 3-5 PM in the WRC gyms and 9-11 scrimmage in the dome
Thursday 3:30-6 PM in the WRC gyms

Spring Tournament Schedule:
Midwest Throwdown (St. Louis, MO): March 3- 4
Chicago Invite (Chicago, IL): March 31- April 1
Conferences (Location TBD): April 14-15 or April 21-22

The ladies have already had a scrimmage in Ames, IA against Iowa State Woman Scorned, Drake IBEX, and Grinnell Sticky Tongues.

Special thanks to the guys for filming and cheering and thanks to Iowa State for hosting!

Get excited Pandas and friends! This season is going to rock!