Amy has won more world overall women’s world titles than any other female player. After being a star ultimate player and winning several U.S. Open overall championships (7 different disc sports, including freestyle), Amy earned the title of women’s “Player of the Decade (90’s)” in freestyle.
In 1990, Amy won the “triple-crown” of individual disc sports; winning the PDGA Women’s World Disc Golf Title, US Open Women’s Overall Title and the FPA Women’s Pairs Title. That same year, she worked with her San Diego women’s ultimate team, Safari, to place 2nd at the National Championships.
Amy has volunteered as the Marketing Director for the Freestyle Players Association for two two-year terms. She co-directed Beach Stylers, a popular annual freestyle event in San Diego from 2008-2019
1989, 1990, 1992, 1994 – U.S. Open Flying Disc Overall Champion
1991, 1993, 1999 – World Flying Disc Overall Champion
1990, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2016 – FPA World Freestyle Women’s Pairs Champion
1990 – PDGA World Disc Golf Champion
1995, 1996, 1997,1998, 2005, 2008, 2010 – FPA World Freestyle Mixed Pairs Champion
1991 – MTA World Record (11.81 seconds)
How I Started
Amy started playing disc sports in 1981 with the University of Illinois Ultimate club. She helped form the U of I’s first women’s team, Drastic Plastic, and went on to play women’s ultimate in Chicago with Slaves to the Wind and later Nemesis. Inspired by a trip to the Santa Cruz 1986 World Disc Championships and spurred on by her ultimate co-captain, Nan Maro Babakhanian, Amy learned to nail delay in 1986. Summers in Chicago, she had the opportunity to train with open division players on Chicago’s Windy City ultimate team. The crew were also some of the legends of freestyle and overall including John Connelly and Pat Tower. Tower took on Schiller as a protoge and she learned disc golf and power throwing. In 1985, Schiller moved to Los Angeles where she helped to form a new LA women’s ultimate club team and then finally began competing with Safari, the San Diego women’s ultimate club team, from 1987 until 1999. Safari took 2nd place at the, then UPA, National Club Championships twice.
While playing with Safari, Schiller was inspired by fellow teammates who were top overall players including Mandy Carrerio, Wendy Coates, Liz Herrick and Annie Kreml. These teammates encouraged her to compete in her first U.S. Open Overall Championship in 1986. Schiller went on to win her first overall title at the U.S. Open in 1989 and completed her career in women’s overall in Kalmar, Sweden in 1999 with a total of seven world overall champion titles. As of November 21, 2019, Amy holds the women’s world record in maximum time aloft (11.81 seconds) which she set in Santa Cruz in 1991.