Mission & Values

Our mission is to promote Visibility, Equity, and Community. We do this in the following ways:

Visibility:  Showcase, support, and celebrate elite women, transgender, non-binary, genderqueer, and genderfluid ultimate players.

Equity:  Actively participate in creating community partnerships and relationships, focusing on youth of marginalized genders, youth of color, and those of all socio-economic classes.

Community:  Share our love, joy, and passion for the sport of ultimate with others, have a positive impact on our community, and work to make our ultimate community more representative of our community as a whole.

We believe in promoting equity, & diversity, and strive to inspire and empower future generations.

We will continue to learn and grow, including in re-evaluating our language in order to strive to reflect inclusivity of marginalized people that the league seeks to support.

Operations Team

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Änna Hagstrom
Director of Operations

Änna manages the Strike Operations Team, focusing on running the business of the team in a sustainable way that adheres to Strike's mission and values and empowers people for success.

Änna has played competitive ultimate in Minnesota for over 19 years! Off the field, she is an entrepreneur with experience owning a law firm where she practiced for 10 years. Änna is now pursing her passion of opening a restaurant, and enjoys coaching, serving on her city Planning Commission, and being mom to her 6- and 8-year old daughters.

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leslie boey
Operations Manager

Leslie is the Strike Operations Manager, where she organizes behind the scenes and manages tryouts, hiring, and more. Leslie has been a player, coach, and leader in the Madison, Indiana, and Minnesota ultimate communities over the past 9 years.

As a scholar and academic advisor at the University of Minnesota, she brings her skills in education, organization, and social justice to the Strike Operations Team.

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Eva Maxson
co-founder

Eva fell in love with ultimate in her native Belgium, where she represented her country on the National Team. As an engineer, she works to improve the natural environment in Minnesota.

As Co-Founder of Minnesota Strike she is proud to see her vision of bringing women's professional ultimate to Minnesota become reality! As a member of the Operations Team, Eva focuses on player experience, and ensuring that as an organization, we honor our commitment to our mission: visibility, equity and community.

 

Sarah Mondschein
PUL Board Representative

Bio coming soon!

 

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Taylor Pierce Mcdonald
Communications Manager

Taylor is a creative designer with over ten years experience in communications and marketing. She holds her MSc in Psychological and Psychiatric Anthropology and uses this background to inform her designs and client work. She is passionate about developing fun, engaging branding that is based in emotional intelligence.

Originally from Seattle, WA, Taylor relocated to Minnesota in 2019 where she is DIY remodeling a 150-year old farmhouse with her husband. She spends her free time reading, creating art, and doing photography. She is a small business owner providing graphic design services.

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Laura osterlund
Communications Intern

Laura picked up a disc during her senior year of high school and has never put it down since. She played for and helped lead the mixed/open team at Bethel University, where she studied journalism, media production, and Spanish and graduated in May 2021.

Laura has since used her degree to write freelance articles for Ultiworld and hopes to continue to find opportunities to combine her love for the sport with her skill-set. In her six years of playing, she has engaged in the ultimate community in the Twin Cities through mixed club, leagues, and "foos-bee."

about the premier ultimate league

The Premier Ultimate League (PUL) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization founded in 2019 with eight teams. Strike joined the PUL in 2020 in the league's first expansion. The league now includes 12 teams competing in 3 geographic divisions.

Learn more about the PUL and the league's mission

The PUL follows the rules of USA Ultimate, with a few slight differences including timed quarters.

Read the full PUL rules here

 

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