Manuela Cardenas. What else do we need to say? One of the youngest players at USA Nationals, but also one of the most talented. Manuela took the time to answer a few of our questions following Nationals to talk about one of the busiest summers to date.
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Without further ado, enjoy our interview with Manuela Cardenas
Hey Manuela, how was playing ultimate in the US for a summer?
It was just amazing, 5 minutes ago I just was writing about the amazing experience that I had here, how the people from the team and another had a great welcoming incredible. For sure is pretty different play here and play in Colombia. It was a like a dream, I was playing with and against player that 4 or 5 years were my idols.
This may have been one of the busiest summers for you. What was your best memory?
I can't answer that question haha, each one was pretty different, Worlds with Revolution was a great performance for the team, win a gold is the goal of the team from 15 years ago, so it was so especial. Jr Worlds was so especial because it was the last Jr, so I had to give them (teammates) some of the experience that I had in my life of Ultimate, I was trying to teach them something and it was great, Also won against Canada twice was so especial too (sorry haha)
Will you be back??
For suuuure. I'll figured how can I do, but I'll be back, we have to win a championship
Anything else you'd like to add?
Yes, The way that MB work it just amazing, they work hard, play great and have FUN, this team is great. I'm gonna come back to play because this team deserve a championship. And also I wanna say thanks to Lisa P, her friendship is just amazing, everyone should have a friend like her.
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