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Malissa Lundgren Top 3 Career Highlights

Malissa Lundgren, one of the captains of the Capitals, the women’s ultimate team from Ontario Canada, talks about her top highlights.

Malissa has played in the finals of the World Championships of Beach Ultimate, the Canadian Ultimate Championships, the USA Ultimate Championships and the World Ultimate and Guts Championships.

She is one of the top female ultimate players in the world and was named Ultimate Canada’s 2011 Female Athlete of the Year.

Changing the Team Strategy

Malissa Lundgren, Ultimate Canada’s 2011 Female Athlete of the Year, discusses how the Capitals were more successful after changing their team strategy following their 2009 semi final loss in the UPA Championships to Brute Squad. In 2010, they would go on to make the finals where the lost to the powerhouse women’s team, Fury.

Capitals Ultimate 2013 Season Outline

We’ve been working with USA Ultimate on the new Triple Crown Tour (TCT), as well as Caps from the 2012 fall season to put together an exciting 2013 strategy and schedule.  This is a little different than years in the past but was built to take into consideration a lot of factors with a focus on 2 key objectives:

  1. Ensure a strong Capitals team will participate in the 2013 TCT, keeping the spot we fought hard to earn last fall!
  2. Ensure the opportunity for players to participate on Caps and on their respective club teams.

Health Care & the Triple Crown

Malissa Lundgren, Ultimate Canada’s 2011 Female Athlete of the Year and one of the captains of the Capitals, a women’s ultimate team from Toronto/Ottawa Ontario, Canada, talks about the unintended consequences of playing in USA Ultimate’s Triple Crown Tour in 2013 because they are talking about offering prize money to the winning teams.

What this means is that they are essentially professional players and as such, health care won’t cover physio and other treatment which is currently covered and for the amount of money that is being proposed to the winning teams, it raises some interesting questions about whether or not it’s worth the cost/risk of traveling to compete.

Triple Crown Tour Discussion

Malissa Lundgren, Ultimate Canada’s 2011 Female Athlete of the Year and one of the captains of the Capitals, a women’s ultimate team from Toronto/Ottawa Ontario, Canada, talks about USA Ultimate’s proposed Triple Crown Tour in 2013 and what that means for Canadian Ultimate.

Malissa is a huge proponent of development and fears that the Triple Crown Tour might affect the development of the competitive Canadian Ultimate players who are forced to choose between traveling to the US more than was required in past years.

More information on the Triple Crown can be found via the following links: