The Swiss national team player Seraina Ulber from the club team Piranha Chur has decided to end her playing career. Ulber has played a total of 105 international matches and represented Switzerland in five Women’s World Floorball Championships.
After the lost WFC final in Neuchâtel in December 2019, Seraina Ulber said in an emotional interview with SRF that it was her last appearance with the Swiss national team. But when this season was abruptly cancelled, she started to re-consider her decision.
– At first I thought: No, that can’t be the end! says Ulber in Swiss Floorball Association’s press release.
It then took almost two months for her to make the final decision:
– I can now say that the thought of this being the end feels right.
Winning the silver medal at a home WFC was everything she could have asked for. It was long unclear that she could experience the event at all. A little more than three months before the WFC, she injured her foot during the Supercup. Thanks to an enormous amount of training, she managed to be fit again in good time and, as national coach Rolf Kern said after the WFC, she “added significant value” to the team – on and off the field. In the spectacular WFC semi-final, she was a decisive player with a goal and an assist, in the turning point of the match when the “Miracle of Neuchâtel” made the incredible comeback.
– I have always said to myself that I either play 100% or not at all. Over the years I have always been there with heart and soul, now the time has come for something new, says Ulber.
Seraina Ulber is one of the few players who has played over 100 international matches for the Swiss national team with her 105 internationals. In 2009 she took part in the Women’s WFC for the first time and her last WFC appearance was in 2019. In those ten years she has scored 53 goals, given 41 assists and won two WFC silver and three WFC bronze medals. The home WFC a few months ago is one of her career highlights, as is winning the U19 World Floorball Championships title in 2008. Throughout her career, the 29-year-old has remained loyal to her club team Piranha Chur and has celebrated seven Swiss championship titles and three Swiss cup titles. The last one at the end of February 2020 at the Cup finals in Bern.
Source & more information: Swiss Floorball Association