Class of 2020 - Player

VY Chow

VY Chow

U.S. National Championships

6x U.S. Club Champion (1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2013)

2x U.S. Masters Champion (2015, 2019)

World Championships

4x World Champion (2000, 2001, 2016, 2017)

1x World Runner Up (2014)

VY Chow began her long and successful ultimate career in Vancouver B.C. in the late ’90s, first playing with the Vancouver women’s club team and then on the open team at the University of British Columbia. VY then helped start the first women’s team at UBC in 1997, finishing second at the UPA College Nationals in their inaugural year. For 10 of the 11 years between 1998 through 2009, VY played for Boston’s Lady Godiva, captaining the team for six of those years and winning Club Nationals five times. Between two stop-overs with San Francisco’s Fury in 2006 (national champion) and 2014 (runner-up), VY played with Boston’s Brute Squad, captaining in her final year with them in 2013.

VY Chow’s presence on the world stage has been jaw dropping, with 12 appearances at world events. As a Canadian citizen, VY competed for Team Canada at three World Games, winning gold in 2001 and bronze in 2005, and being a captain in 2009. After becoming a United States citizen, VY won gold with the U.S. National Teams at the 2016 Masters World Championships and at the 2017 Beach World Championships. VY competed in the women’s division at seven more WUCC/WUGC events over the years either with Canadian or USA club teams. VY’s exceptional career has also flourished in the women’s masters and mixed divisions, where she has won three USAU Masters Championships and attended four USAU National Championships in the mixed division.

VY has been described as the complete package. On offense, she could beat you in wide open spaces, in tight spaces and everything in between. On defense, VY guarded the toughest and the fastest, but it was in zone and junk defenses where her awareness and extraordinary athleticism stopped opponents in their tracks. VY’s versatility to fill any role or any position, and usually be the best player on the field in that role, was unmatched. To top it off, VY’s super power was to make those around her better, both through her strategic play and her incredible work ethic.

Contributions & Service

  • 1997: Co-founder of University of British Columbia's women's team
  • 2005: M.I.T. women's team assistant coach
  • 2006: Observer at College Nationals

Championship Tournaments

U.S. National Championships

Year Team Placement
1997 University of British Columbia College Women Finals
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
2003 Lady Godiva Club Women Semifinals
2004 Lady Godiva Club Women Semifinals
2005 Lady Godiva Club Women Quarterfinals
2006 Fury Club Women 1st
2007 Lady Godiva Club Women Semifinals
2008 Lady Godiva Club Women Quarterfinals
2010 Brute Squad Club Women Semifinals
2011 Brute Squad Club Women Pool Play
2012 Brute Squad Club Women Pool Play
2013 Brute Squad Club Women Pool Play
2013 Lady Godiva Club Women 1st
2014 Fury Club Women Finals
2015 Baylands Kite Flying Team Masters Women 1st
2015 Blackbird Club Mixed Pool Play
2016 Blackbird Club Mixed Pool Play
2017 Baylands Kite Flying Team Masters Women Pool Play
2017 Blackbird Club Mixed Pool Play
2018 Mischief Club Mixed Pool Play
2019 Golden Poppies Masters Women 1st

VY's Teammates