If you happened upon this lovely site, please note that it is UNDER CONSTRUCTION! The Valkyries website is undergoing some serious changes to make it better, more helpful resource for past, present, and future valkyries. This site will be updated/maintained sporadically during these changes, so please be patient with any issues or concerns you might have!
That being said, if you have any super radical ideas for the new site, feel free to e-mail the webmaster/social media chair Juli Kloza (me) at email@example.com.
For now, be sure to check the Facebook page for any immediate updates & to see what the valks are up to these days!
Julia left her high school glory days playing in the band, doing church things and singing in high school musicals behind to attend Northeastern as a Psychology major. She played ultimate all 5 years and attended the infamous spring break of 2008 (she did NOT fall through the ceiling). Barney, an enormous purple backpack and her trusty sidekick, followed her to every tournament. She went to nationals her first 2 years as a valk and was a successful cutter and handler who frequently hit the ground to make a catch. Julia brought the GPA of the valks up by graduating in 2012 Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 in Behavioral Neuroscience. Julia was well known for making friends with the men’s team, posing with inanimate objects and her strange taste in pump up music (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mx1MmY1Bb50). She has numerous other talents including rocking neon, star jumps, being nerdy and tie dye. Julia retired early from Frisbee to run half marathons but she makes the yearly pilgrimage to Wildwood. Julia now resides in Maryland with a cuddly rescue dog and an almost as cuddly husband Ryan.
|#17 Julia Collins '12|
Name: Julia Collins
Graduation year: 2012
Major: Behavioral Neuroscience
Occupation: Clinical Research Coordinator
Club Team(s)?: my frisbee legs are broken
Years with the Valks: 5
Favorite Valks moments:It is actually impossible to pick only a few but the top contenders are:
1. Playing in and winning the game to go to Nationals 2009
2. SPRING BREAK AMALGAMATION (20-hour van rides, The Anne Frank Incident of 2008, Voldemort and Reverse-Voldy, The Australians winning/failing the Olympics & the No-Poo Room).
3. Centex dance of 2009
4. May 2009 in Stetson East
Who taught you frisbee/got you hooked?:Arker is primarily responsible for all of these things but other great teachers include: Courtney (who is a d-i-v-a), Cedro, Burrows, and many others.
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This week, meet Judy Arnobit ! Intro written by Lizzie Jones:
In 2008 a brave little Hawaiian coconut packed up her life and set forth by paddle board to a distant land known as "Boston." The Valkyries were not prepared for such a ball of radiant international sunshine, but quickly embraced this goof and molded her into a stud of a handler. Captaining for the both the B team and the A team in her 5 year tenure at NEU, Judy was a natural leader for the Valks and helped them return to Nationals her senior year. Judy is legend for her flick and hammer fakes, always being down for a good time and ALWAYS showing up looking fabulous. Now, someone has let her be an adult and she is engineering in Kendall Sq. She fills her spare time with coaching our own Valks B, improving on her strong selfy-game, and getting scratch-and-sniff fruit tattoos. She is also a proud mother to a fluffy spawn of satan, and half of an up-and-coming cat-capella group with fellow Valkyrie Elizabeth Jones. Be sure to catch their debut album "A Mewment Like This" on cassette and vinyl everywhere Summer 2015.
|#33 Judy Leigh Arnobit '13|
Nickname(s): J, Ju, Asian Morgan, Hawaiian Magician
Graduation year: 2013
Major: Civil Engineering
Occupation: Engineer- Water Resources
Club Team(s)?: Vice
Years with the Valks: 5
Favorite Valks moments:Favorite valks moment would be my freshmen year laying out for the first at nationals to catch a D that the other team knocked down. Most terrifying and thrilling experiences of my life.
Other favorite valks moment even though the game didn't end so well would be scoring the upwind point against colorado college in 25mph winds. Zone O all day, patience, and a lot of careful decisions made that point possible. We ended with a loss, but being able to score an upwinder during that game was the most gratifying feeling yet. "
Who taught you frisbee/got you hooked?:Tall taught me how to be a sideline frisbee person. Arker taught me how to get into shape (fear works really well for running groups). Cedro taught me the hammer, the most important throw of my life. And everyone on the team got me hooked by welcoming me with open arms into a city and sport that I hadn't really known.
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