Team sports have always been an important part of Loriana’s life. She is hard-working and derives energy from motivating others. Loriana discovered Ultimate during her freshman year at Claremont McKenna College, and found that not only were the people in the ultimate frisbee community great, but the game is a rich way of life. In 2004 Loriana helped lead the Claremont Colleges Women’s Ultimate Team to Nationals. It was the first time she played ultimate in Seattle, and the trip initiated what has now been four and a half years of playing in the Emerald City.
Loriana plays league ultimate when not in the club season. She has played on three womens’ teams in Seattle, making one of the most competitive women’s teams in the country in 2008, Seattle Riot. She has spread her love for the sport by coaching middle and high school teams and participating in the Riot Girls and Women’s Annual Clinic.
When not on the field playing ultimate, or at the track or the gym doing workouts for ultimate, you may find Loriana in the mountains: rock-climbing, trail running, biking or camping. Otherwise she may be traveling the world, never ceasing to carry a disc with her. She has found that the best unifying force in any culture is play. Loriana is extremely excited about the opportunity to contribute to the noble vision of Ultimate Peace in the Middle East.