#WonderWomanWednesday: George Mason University’s Extinction

Inspired by National Girls and Women in Sports day, this profile is part of a series highlighting local women’s college ultimate teams.

Extinction, the Women’s Ultimate Club Team at George Mason University, is headed into the competitive college season with something to prove.

Captain Emma Powers scores

The Extinction program began in the Fall of 2011 with barely enough ladies to call a team.  They are now entering into Spring 2017 with a roster of 23 dedicated, scrappy athletes. According to their captains, “we put a lot of importance on learning the fundamentals of the sport, but aim to be competitive in our Section and Region and are proud to have a solid 2016 Regionals showing to build upon.”

Notable George Mason Ultimate alumnae include Breeze assistant coach and star Scandal player Sarah Itoh. Sarah Burden, who currently captains Extinction, also serves as the Breeze’s current social media intern.

Captain Sarah Burden makes a play

Extinction’s spring 2017 schedule starts in late February with the Commonwealth Cup in Axton, Virginia. They’ll travel as far afield as Tallahasse, Florida in March, before they rush back to play in the Women’s Showcase Game on March 19th.




See more of our WonderWomanWednesday Series

Captain Emma Powers, Senior, Backhanded
Captain Sarah Burden, Senior
Captain Kara Touscany, Junior
Rebecca Curtis, Senior, Suffrage
Miranda Briseno, Junior
Laurel Robinson, Senior
Katie Kane, Sophomore
Gabrielle Auza, Senior
Alex Dilldine, Senior
Jessica Morris, Sophomore
Amber Hines, Sophomore
Lexi Robbins, Sophomore
Shannon Allen, Junior
Melanie Hernandez, Sophomore
Mariah Fairfield, Senior
Mikaela Stephens, Sophomore
Kayla Grahn, Sophomore
Anna Rayno, Freshman
Lindsay Crytzer, Freshman
Taylor Forlenza, Freshman
Binh Motoki, Freshman
Marie Crew, Junior


You can contact the team at gmuwomensultimate@gmail.comYou can also find them on Twitter, Instagram, and their Facebook page, Mason Women’s Ultimate.

The full Extinction squad

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