Player Profile: Victoria McCann

DSC00296Our first rookie profile looks at Victoria “Stevie” McCann. A rookie bred from the incredibly talented Vancouver Juniors Ultimate Program and the Point Grey Hounds Secondary School, Steve is a natural born athlete. Coming off a gold medal win in the finals of the Canadian Junior Ultimate Championships with Wildcard, Steve brings an intensity not often seen from first year players. Steve is already a top initiating cutter on the team and her flick hucks are already of the calibre of many top college players. Her intensity and fire while playing is one that never wavers, even during marathon points and universe point games, Steve is always out there giving her 110%.

Steven with a grab in the rain at Douglas Bowl 2014. Photo courtesy of Jeff Bell of UltiPhotos.

Steve with a grab in the rain at Douglas Bowl 2014. Photo courtesy of Jeff Bell of UltiPhotos.

The basics

Name: Victoria McCann
Age: 19
Height: 170cm
Field of study: Sciences
Position: O-line cutter

How did you start playing frisbee?

When I was in grade 8 – I didn’t play all season, but my school team only had 4 girls for playoffs, so I showed up because my friends begged me to come (even though I had no idea how to play). 

Steve with a big sky in the semifinals of CUC2013 against MOFO.

Steve with a big sky in the semifinals of CUC2013 against MOFO.

Who is your most influential player?

Jon Hayduk – He gives a lot to the BC Junior program and is always willing to help me improve my throws or some other aspect of my game. 

What is your favourite ultimate moment?

Coming back to win our Semi-Finals against MOFO in universe point after being down at Nationals. We were really rattled after our teammate (Jess Chung) had to be taken to the hospital with a bad concussion, and it took a lot of strength to come back and pull it together. 

Steve McCann winds up for a big flick huck. Photo courtesy of William Brotman of UltiPhotos.

Steve McCann winds up for a big flick huck. Photo courtesy of William Brotman of UltiPhotos.

Favourite throw?

Flick huck. 

Any other sports you play?

Soccer was my main sport before ultimate took over my life…

Club team/pro team/any teams outside TBirds you play on?

U19 Team Canada Women’s – 2012&2014

How did you get the nickname “Steve”?

It took a while to come up with a nickname for me because there are two “Vics” on the team… After a lot of experimenting we stuck with “Steve”… Something to do with this video.

Steven with the pancake catch at Stanford Invite 2014. Photo courtesy of William Brotman of UltiPhotos.

Steven with the pancake catch at Stanford Invite 2014. Photo courtesy of William Brotman of UltiPhotos.

Only in her first year of college, Steve has dedicated hours to adjusting to university life, keeping up with school, frisbee, and working part time to pay for her season. With many more years of college and elite frisbee ahead of her, Steve would love your support to help her continue her bright frisbee future. Check out our fundraising page for info on how to support Steve and the rest of the UBC TBirds Ultimate Team. 

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