University of California - Los Angeles
to reach 2020 captains: Rune (senior) and Havoc (junior)
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BLU 2020 Hype Reel
“I love BLU for many reasons that I could go on about forever, but I think one thing that really makes UCLA ultimate stand out from other schools is the program-wide support system we have. All four teams (women’s A and B and men’s A and B) hang out, support each other, and genuinely care about the program as a whole. Coming from playing YCC and in high school where that was not always the case, this aspect of the UCLA ultimate community made my experience really great. Not only do you get to be a part of a new family on BLU, but you also get a whole extended family.”
- Athena “Dallas” Lynch, sophomore
Every year, the rookie class on BLU makes a video for the whole team. It involves rewriting a song to make it about BLU and recording fun/silly videos. This link is an example from the 2019 rookie class, and there are lots more on youtube if you look up “BLU Rookie Flirt”.
"My favorite part about BLU is that everyone is super excited to be with each other on and off the fields. To me, BLU is like family. Also, the ultimate part is awesome! We have many talents and everyone works very hard to uphold the team’s values and to achieve our goals, and the coaches are there to support you and your development along the way."
- Ally “Riptide” Kan; senior
BLU Centex Dance-off 2019
"I played ultimate for part of high school, but ended up quitting because I didn’t feel welcomed or good enough to keep up with the mixed and open teams I was playing on. Coming to UCLA and meeting the BLU players at the first practice was incredibly scary, but it changed my entire perspective on the sport. I learned that you can be an incredibly competitive team while also loving and supporting each other. You can challenge yourself and your teammates, knowing that if you mess up, your family is right there beside you to lift you back up. Joining BLU was the best decision of my college career and completely changed my life."
- Malia “Rune” Smith, Senior/Captain
SBI 2020 Highlights!
"Starting college I really wanted to play a new sport while still being involved in a team activity, so I gave ultimate a try. It was 100% the best decision I made in college because I became a part of a team and community that is unlike anything I’ve been in before. BLU has become my family at UCLA, and there is such support for each other on and off the field. We also have a great relationship with the other teams so you are always seeing friends around campus. With my senior season ending so abruptly, I realized just how much I’m going to miss simple things like throwing with teammates before practice and hanging out between class, and of course getting to play ultimate with such an incredible team of women."
- Erin “Koda” Doyle, senior
Prez Day 2020 - Universe Point vs Cal
"Obviously ultimate itself is super fun to play, but one of my college-defining experiences has certainly been the BLU family. After the unfortunate end to the most recent season, I realized the thing I missed the most about ultimate wasn’t going to tournaments, playing my best, or winning games (all of which I got to do a lot of with BLU). I missed seeing my teammates' faces every day, getting to work hard and support each other on and off the field. I missed the inside jokes and outside workouts, the crazy shenanigans and just hanging out with each other. We all share a love for the sport and for doing our best for and with each other. I love every single one of these ladies with all of my heart, and they will be my teammates well beyond my four years at UCLA."
- Sonia “Jinx” Lele, senior
2017 Nationals Sizzle Reel