Team Info and History

Information
School:  Somerville High School
Location:  Somerville, MA 02145
Team Name:  'Villen Ultimate
Team Colors:  Red and White (formerly Black and White)
Affiliations:  USA Ultimate, Boston Ultimate Disc Alliance, Massachusetts Division II
Existence:  5th season for Open (Boys') Team; 3rd season for Girls' Team
Coaches:  Alicia Kersten (5th Year), Ted Blake (4th Year), Anthony Clericuzio (1st Year)


History

2008
Captain:  Ben Katz, Jimmy Nguyen
Somerville Ultimate was first conceived in the 2007-2008 school year and played its first games that spring.  
The team was founded by Somerville High School History Teacher Alicia Kersten, an alumni of Yale University's Ramona Ultimate Team and former coach of Tufts University's Elephant Women

2009
Captains:  Ben Katz, Sam Post, Jimmy Nguyen
In its second year, the team adopted the name "Villen," a nickname for people from Somerville and wore uniforms provided by the local company Villen Clothing.  
The team won the Andover Invitational Tournament and Ben Katz was selected to the Massachusetts All-Star Team. 
The team also added History Teacher Ted Blake as coach. 

2010
Open Captains:  Corey Barber-Bockelman, Mike Sampson, Ralph Telemaque
Girls' Captain:  Molly Tyler, Daphney Jean-Baptiste
The team finished 10-10 and Corey Barber-Bockelman was selected to the Massachusetts All-Star Team.
This season featured the inaugural games for Villen Ultimate's girls' team.  The girls' squad played two games in its first year of existence, against Concord-Carlisle JV and Andover JV. 

2011
Open Captains:  Peter Guittierez, Brandon Hamilton, Rory Palmer
Girls' Captain:  Daphney Jean-Baptiste 
The Boys' team finished 14-12 in Massachusetts Division II, and finished 4th in the Div. II State Tournament.  Rory Palmer, Brandon Hamilton, and Sam Badot-Fisher were selected to the Div. II All-Star Team.  
The Girls team played its first full season, managing its first ever win in the first round of the state tournament.  
Both teams introduced new, red and white, uniforms and a new logo.  

2012
Open Captains:  Brandon Hamilton, Rory Palmer, Danny Ly, Sam Badot-Fisher
Girls' Captains:  Ariella Esmurria, Celia Conte
 
The Boys' team finished 16-8 overall, and 3rd in the Div. II State Tournament.  Brandon Hamilton was selected to the Massachusetts Div. I All-Star team.  The team also added Anthony Clericuzzio, an alumn of Boston College Ultimate, to the coaching staff. 
The girls' team finished 3-13, and played a much more competetive season than it had in 2011. 
 
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