Artemis and Bacchus strengthen for upcoming tournaments
By Kelly Lammers /// Staff Writer
Lewis & Clark’s women’s ultimate frisbee team — Artemis — began with a busy spring semester. They attended two tournaments two weekends in a row: in Corvallis one weekend and then flew to Oakland, CA for a tournament in Stevinson, CA the next weekend. Coming up for them is a tournament at Pacific Lutheran University in mid march. Artemis will play their last in-season tournament in mid to late April, which will be the Pacific Northwest D-3 sectionals. Artemis has an established team of women this 2014-2015 season as they have the largest consistent team — about 25 girls — they’ve seen in the past few years.
The men’s team — Bacchus — also attended a tournament in Corvallis at the beginning of the spring semester and played well. They will be heading to the PLU BBQ tournament with the women’s team near Tacoma. They intend on doing well at sectionals and hopefully will be heading to nationals in Rockford, IL in mid May. The men’s team is also established — about 30 boys — and a major threat to other D-3 ultimate frisbee college teams.
In early April, Artemis and Bacchus will combine forces and play as a coed team together at the infamous Onionfest tournament hosted by Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. They have high hopes about their performance at the contest this year.
If you’re at all interested in joining either Bacchus or Artemis, both teams always take and encourage new players from any grade at the beginning of the fall semester.