Girls’ Ultimate Team Powers to National Championship Game

The Northwest School girls' ultimate team fought to a hard-earned second place finish at the 2017 High School National Invite, in Rockford, Illinois, on June 3-4. The invite brings together 24 of the best high school teams in the country.

"Our girls battled, played with grit, and showed what it means to be bring passion and desire on and off the field," says head coach Mark Burton. "Through the heat, pain, tears, smiles, hard work, and high fives, this squad has created an example of team culture that everybody should recognize."

It was a grueling schedule at the invite to reach the title game. The girls' team played four games on Saturday (three play-in games and the quarterfinals), followed by the semifinals and the championship game on Sunday. The girls fell, 13-11, to H-B Woodlawn, from Arlington, Virginia, in the final game.

The championship appearance capped a fantastic season by the senior-laden Northwest squad, who made it to the Washington state title game in late May. The girls finished the season ranked No. 8 in the country by Ultiworld.com.