2020 Minnesota Strike Roster
Jia Yue (Nicole) Sum
Strike Coaching Team
Originally from Minnesota, Tracie started playing ultimate in 2008 at UW Eau Claire. After graduating, she moved to Kentucky where she continued to play competitively in mixed ultimate, and helped coach the women's college teams at Bellarmine University and the University of Louisville. Before moving back to MN, Tracie played for Nashville Nightshade the year before the PUL was established!
Tracie's passions include being a behavior analyst, playing ultimate, traveling, and animals. In her own words: "A secondary passion of mine is to find a good balance between humor and intensity in almost everything I do, but mostly humor. I'm excited to continue to be a part of professional women's ultimate, expand my coaching experience, and work with a lot of amazing people on Strike!"
Cameron has been playing or coaching ultimate for the last 15 years. He got the privilege of growing up in the Seattle youth ultimate scene. Cameron played ultimate every chance he could growing up, notably for Fryz, various YCC teams, and the 2012 U20 team USA. He credits much of his coaching success on the incredible coaches he had on these teams.
Cameron moved to Minnesota for college and played at Carleton College. After graduating he began coaching Carleton’s DIII women’s team, Eclipse, who led him to fall in love with coaching ultimate. He has coached at Carleton ever since, as well as coaching Crackle in 2019. He is so excited to be a part of Strike’s coaching squad, and to be a part of the promotion of women’s ultimate.
Carlos started playing ultimate as a 9th grader in 2007 for his high school, played on the U20 mixed YCC team, then went on to play at the University of Minnesota, followed by a variety of club teams in both the open and mixed divisions.
His coaching career started in 2011 as an assistant for the Minnesota U20 Mixed YCC team, a role he held for five years before becoming the head coach for the next three years. Carlos currently coaches high school at Blake HS and college at the University of Minnesota.
Carlos was recently elected to the MN Ultimate board of directors, and in his words: "I look forward to continuing to find ways pay forward what all of my coaches have done for me. I'm ecstatic at the opportunity to learn from and work with all the players, coaches and people involved with Strike!"
Strike Operations Team
Owner, Co-Founder, Director of Operations
Änna has played competitive ultimate in Minnesota for over 19 years, and is proud to bring Women's Pro Ultimate to town!
As Director of Operations, Änna manages the Strike Operations Team, and is responsible for running all aspects of the business of the team in a way that adheres with Strike's mission and values.
Off the field, she's a lawyer and business-owner, and enjoys coaching, serving on her city Planning Commission, and being mom to her 5- and 7-year old daughters.
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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.
Leslie is the Strike Operations Manager, as well as a member of the Game-Day Experience Committee, and has been a player, coach, and leader in the Madison, Indiana, and Minnesota ultimate communities over the past 8 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.
Leslie is passionate about building equity through story-telling and is also looking forward to sharing the joy and spirit of ultimate through commentating home games for the Minnesota Strike! You can hear her on our live-stream this spring.
Game Day Manager
Sarah moved to Minnesota in 2015, and has been a player and coach in the area since then. Like many others, she fell in love with ultimate in college, and has enjoyed watching the next generation grow up with our sport.
From 9 to 5, Sarah works for an insurance agency specializing in the construction industry. She is looking forward to shifting her focus from building skylines to building an equitable future in Ultimate.
As a Game Day Manager, Sarah seeks to curate a welcoming, fun, and positive environment for players and fans to enjoy each Strike game. Look for her at the away game watch parties at Urban Growler!