The Ewo had a successful 2007 season, despite the loss of many talented seniors. Starting with Trouble in Vegas, the Ewo began coming together as a team with the introduction of talented sophomores and the return of juniors returned from abroad. The bonding process continued through spring break in Clearwater, FL with many highlights including swimming with manatees and car challenges. As the regular season started, we knew we were aiming for a return to College Nationals, and our dedication and hard work could be seen in a strong showing at Yale Cup.
The College Series began well as we became the Metro Boston Champs for the 2nd year in a row, beating Northeastern 13-2 in the cold, wind, and rain. The Northeast Regionals Tournament was an emotional rollercoaster as we finished the first day by solidly winning our pool, lining us up for a rematch of last years final game with Dartmouth. Despite having beaten Dartmouth in the regular season, we lost 10-14. Quickly snapping out of our disappointment, we played hard against Wellesly and won, coming in 2nd place to earn a bid to College Nationals!!
The trip to Nationals was highly eventful, with car breakdowns, Taboo games, camping, and rollercoasters. Once in Columbus, OH, we refocused our attention on Ultimate (and Graeter’s ice cream). We began the tournament seeded 15th and, despite playing well, lost our pool on the first day. The highlight of the second day was our win against 8th seeded Emory which enabled us to break seed and finish 11th! Topping off our successful season, our captain Caroline “CChow” Chow came in 5th place for the Callahan Award, a nationwide award celebrating outstanding playing ability, good sportsmanship, and the Ultimate spirit.
For next year, we are losing seven seniors, one graduate student, and two sophomores, and the Ewo are very sad to see them leave. However, anchored by a strong class of rising seniors, the Ewo are looking forward to rebuilding during the fall season and coming out hard in the spring!