Class of 2010 - Player

Peggy Hollinger

Peggy Hollinger

Hometown: Boston, MA

Born: May 24, 1963 (Age 58)

Career Information

College

1981

Club

1983
1984-1992
1993-2002

U.S. National Championships

9x U.S. Club Champion (1990, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002)

2x U.S. Club Runner Up (1991, 1993)

World Championships

3x World Champion (1992, 1993, 1998)

1x World Runner Up (1996)

Peggy Hollinger had tremendous success at the highest level of competition including eight National Club Championships as a player (‘90 and ’92 with Maine-iacs, ’95 to 98, and 2000 to 2001 with Godiva) two World Championships (‘91 and ’93 with Maine-iacs), and multiple tournament wins along the way as both player and coach.

Hollinger contributed to the sport as an athlete, player, teacher and coach. As a coach, Hollinger’s strategic mind was one of the best in the game. She was the brains behind the success of two winning teams; the Maniacs and Lady Godiva.

Through her understanding of the game, intelligence, leadership and athletic execution, Peg had an immense influence on the women’s game at its most competitive level. While competing at the highest level Hollinger always treated opponents fairly and with respect. She also contributed to the sport by serving as sectional and regional coordinator.

Hollinger currently resides in Hopkinton, Mass. She is married to longtime Ultimate player Scott Hollinger and has three sons.

Contributions & Service

  • UPA Regional coordinator in the west
  • UPA Sectional coordinator in the North East
  • Ran the women’s division of many local tournaments
  • Helped coach the local (Hopkinton High) high school team for a few years.
  • 1998: DNP and coach for WUGC first place win

Championship Tournaments

U.S. National Championships

Year Team Placement
1990 Maine-iacs Club Women 1st
1991 Maine-iacs Club Women 2nd
1992 Maine-iacs Club Women 1st
1993 Lady Godiva Club Women 2nd
1994 Twister Club Women 11th
1995 Lady Godiva Club Women 1st
1996 Lady Godiva Club Women 1st
1997 Lady Godiva Club Women 1st
1998 Lady Godiva Club Women 1st
1999 Lady Godiva Club Women Semifinals
2000 Lady Godiva Club Women 1st
2001 Lady Godiva Club Women 1st
2002 Lady Godiva Club Women 1st

World Championships

Year Tournament Team Placement
1992 WUGC Utsunomiya, Japan Maine-iacs Club Women 1st
1993 WUCC Madison, Wisconsin Maine-iacs Club Women 1st
1996 WUGC Jonkoping, Sweden Lady Godiva Club Women 2nd
1997 WUCC Vancouver, BC, Canada Lady Godiva Club Women 3rd
1998 WUGC Blaine, MN Lady Godiva Club Women 1st

Interview

What position(s) (e.g., handler, deep cutter. middle middle) did you usually play?

Handler

Describe your major accomplishments – both as a teammate and an individual player?

I developed and implemented an offensive and defensive system on the teams I played with. These teams had better fundamentals and great strategy that helped most all the individuals on the team as well as the team as a whole.

I am most proud of the great success these teams had!

Why did you stand out among the elite players of your time? What was it that you did best, or were known for?

I was a very consistent player and I brought good strategic input to the teams I was a part of.

What was your role with the best (or most overachieving) team that you played on?

I was one of the team captains.

What year was the peak of your career? If you continued playing after your peak years, how did your role change? In what year did you stop playing at the top competitive level?

I think I played at a top competitive level up until the last year that I played. My role as a player was somewhat reduced (ie. Defense!) but I continued to be a source of consistency as well as a key strategic mind on the team up until the bitter end!

It is very difficult for me to decide what year I played at the peak of my career – each of the teams was so different in talent and depth – but I do feel my role as a consistent presence on offense was very important to all the teams I played on.

Why do you believe you are worthy of being inducted into the Ultimate Hall of Fame?

I was lucky to have been a very key part to all the teams I played with (except, perhaps, Twister in 1994 – but I do think I taught some women some things even that year). I was fortunate to have many very talented women to play with – and I think I was pivotal in helping the teams (Godiva and Maineiacs) realize their strengths and talents over many, many years. The combination of great talent, with great strategy and great confidence is what made these teams so successful. I would consider myself a very good talent (great perhaps in a few areas!), and a great strategic mind and a teammate/captain who instilled confidence into her team.

It was a very rewarding experience for me (and it was a blast!).

Peggy's Teammates