Monday, August 26, 2019
Wilson’s Girls Ultimate team was founded in 2016 by coaches Dave Ohls, Aaron Besser, Katie Mallory, and Paul Corbett. Katie and Paul came on board to the Wilson program specifically to help grow the girls team, which this year features about 25 players (after starting a few years ago in single digits). At the end of last season, the girls were ranked among the top 30 teams in the country. Last season the girls won the DC/VA State Championships. We have sent several student-athletes to play at the collegiate level including high-level universities such as University of Chicago and Vanderbilt University, and the vast majority of our student-athletes are on honor roll.
Monday, August 26, 2019
HIGHLIGHTS & NEWS
Katie Mallory attended Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA), graduating with a B.S. in Biology and a M.S. in Microbiology and Immunology. She first learned to love Ultimate in her second year of college, becoming the founding president of the VCU Women's Ultimate team in 2009. Following graduation, she coached the VCU Women's Ultimate team for their 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 seasons. In 2015, new career opportunities in malaria vaccinology brought her to the D.C. area. She began coaching the Wilson Girls Ultimate team in 2017.
Paul Corbett attended UNC (Chapel Hill, NC), graduating in 2011 with B.S. in Mathematics and Mathematical Decision Sciences. He started playing ultimate as the 'family game' at reunions and vacations with cousins, but it quickly grew into a passion as he played through high school, college and beyond. During his junior and senior years at UNC, Paul was a founding coach of the Carrboro HS team and then participated in Ultimate Peace during the 2013 and 2014 summers before coming to the Wilson Girls Ultimate team in 2017.
Dave Ohls has coached Wilson Ultimate since 2014, bringing two decades of experience playing, coaching, and organizing ultimate at the youth and adult level. He learned the sport as a member of Carleton College's Good's of Plastic, and has since played with teams and led teams in New Jersey, Chicago, Madison, and Washington DC. As a coach, he emphasizes building basic skills and a love for the game in everyone, training elite players to excel, and developing responsible, kind, and hard-working young women and men. Between frisbee commitments, Dave is a professor at American University's School of International Service, teaching courses in international relations, global security, and statistics.
Aaron Besser attended American University in Washington DC, graduating in 2016 with a B.A. in History and a B.A. in Secondary Education. He started playing ultimate in his freshman year of high school thanks to his older brother, and Aaron fell in love with the game instantly. He played throughout high school and college competitively and continues to play recreationally in DC. In the fall of 2016 Aaron started working at Woodrow Wilson High School in the Social Studies Department and also began coaching the same year.
DCSAA Champions - 2015-19
USA Ultimate DC/VA States Champions 2019