Texas Women's Ultimate Frisbee

About

  • 2000-2001

    Our Humble Beginnings

    Mary Presecan and Reid Smith founded the University of Texas Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club in the spring semester of 2000. During that semester, the twice-a-week practices drew perhaps 10 players regularly, making a full game of 7 on 7 scrimmage impossible. We played in one tournament that semester, Centex, when we were pressed to come up with a team name. We adopted the name “Lady Marmalade” in part because marmalade was the required color orange, and also because we all dug the Labelle version of that song.

  • 2002-2003

    Melee is Born

    We changed our name to Melee. It means something along the lines of hand-to-hand combat or a riotous drunken bar brawl. A “violent free-for-all” if you will. Or if you won’t, it means “Pacifists”.

  • 2004-2005

    A Legendary Year

    Cara Crouch received the Callahan Award at Nationals where she graciously announced, “It’s All About Melee.” It was a fitting way to the end the season, at which point we were sad to see thirteen players graduate.

  • March 2016

    Melee Wins Centex

    For the first time in team history, Melee won Centex. We host this tournament every year, and winning it on home turf epitomized the meaning of Melee through the years as generations of alumni gathered on the sidelines to cheer on the 2016 team.

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Practice Schedule

Melee and Mayhem practice on
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Location TBA

Melee and Mayhem

Texas Women's Ultimate consists of two teams: Melee and Mayhem. Melee is one of the nation's top collegiate teams. Since the beginning, Melee has qualified for Nationals 8 out of 13 years. We are a team rooted in commitment, teamwork, and excellence. Mayhem is Texas' second team. Reinvented in 2006, Mayhem's focus is to provide UT a social ultimate frisbee team. Most of Mayhem's tournaments are local, and it is a great way to stay in shape, meet new friends, and play the best sport in the world!

Melee Roster

Anna Smith #2
Freshman

Domenica Sutherland #3
Junior

Cameron Bryan #4
Sophomore

Andrea Esparza #5
5th Year

Madison Hiu #7
Freshman

Ruth Kilsby #9
Junior

Gaby Cuina #10
Junior

Caroline O'Connell #12
Freshman

Julia Schmaltz #13
Senior, Captain

Sydney Overman #15
Senior

Marissa Land #17
Senior

Katelynn Zacharias #21
Junior

Laura Gerencser #23
Junior, Captain

Sara Lee #24
Senior

Mel Gidlow #25
Junior

Katia Krupa #44
Junior

Anna Kate Hutton #47
Freshman

Shiru Liu #89
5th Year

Alexe Klein
Coach

Edith Teng
Coach

Contact Us

Feel free to email us if you have any questions about joining our team!

utexaswomensultimate@gmail.com