Nastasia Tangherlini

Name: Nastasia Tangherlini #88

AKA: Stazi, Stacey

Age: 30 [editors note: but rumor has it she’s 35]

Pronouns: she/her

Hometown: Dobbs Ferry, NY

Position: D-line handler

Off-field Role: Logistics squad

Seasons on Brute Squad: 1st! 

Ultimate Resume: 


  • University of Chicago Supersnatch 2012-2013
  • Dish 2012-2013
  • Nemesis 2014
  • BENT 2015-2019 (captained 2016-2019)
  • Color of ultimate orange @ Throwback 2020 🧡🧡🧡
  • NY Gridlock (PUL) 2019-2021
  • Reboot Squad 2021 (women’s masters national champions)


  • Fieldston Sheagles 2015-2020
  • Columbia University 2015-2020
  • NYC YCC mixed 2015-2017

In real life I… am a High School ELA teacher. When I’m not spending all my free time and money playing ultimate, you can find me watching buffy, teaching Cassie how to knit, and attempting to embroider in straight lines.

College Major: Fundamentals (no I’m not joking)

Favorite pump up jam: Anything Capi wants to put on for me

Tell an embarrassing story: I once ran into a bench in front of my entire extended family trying to fly a kite

Fun Facts:  

  • My arms are soooo long
  • I have an obscene amount of yarn in my house
  • One time I saw Wallace Shawn (Vizzini) getting into an elevator in NYC and I shouted INCONCEIVABLE at him and he laughed

What is the most fun/weird/surprising thing about playing for Brute Squad so far: Claire Trop

What was your first AOL screen name? Tangogurl1513

Who is your celebrity doppelganger? LEYLAH FERNANDEZ

What’s your biggest pet peeve? Shoes in the house

Who is your Ultimate role model? Megan Randall

What is your most irrational fear? I run screaming from the room if there is a house centipede in it, but will kill a cockroach with my bare hand. And teaching in NYC I have in fact done that.

What is your Harry Potter House, etc.? Want to be a Slytherin but am actually a Gryffindor (ew). A healthy 51 (empathy score). INTP

What character from “The Princess Bride” do you most self identify with?

I’m not a witch I’m your wife!! But after what you just said I don’t know if I want to be that anymore!!

Social Media Bio:

Finally, just in-time for Nationals tomorrow, we have our last (but obvi not least) rookie bio! She started her ultimate career at UChicago, where she majored in “fundamentals” (you read that right). On the ultimate field, she’s cool, calm, and collected with the disc in her hand. However, she does have a history of running full speed into a bench while flying a kite, so you might want to watch out for her on the beach in San Diego. She’s a key member of the NYC contingent, bringing past experience with BENT, NY Gridlock, coaching HS and College, NYC celebrity encounters, and cockroach-killing credentials. Off the field, she’s shaping future generations as a high school ELA teacher. She identifies as a Slytherin but her moderately high empathy score makes her a Gryffindor, breaking D-line handler traditions left and right. She’s either 30 or 35 years old, so you can definitely get in touch with her on AIM as her handle is Tangogurl1513. Otherwise you’ll have to find her on the fields of San Diego tomorrow. We are so psyched to have #88 Nastasia “Stazi” Tangherlini with us on Brute Squad this year. See her full player profile (link in bio) to find out who her celebrity doppelgänger is and who she thinks is weirdest on the squad #itsTrop #Stacey