In the spring of 1996 some women from the south bay women's team Spinderella grabbed their significant others and a few other random guys to form a coed group called the Websters. It was an always changing and rarely practicing group, but they played in a few local tourneys and even made it to Potlatch up in Seattle. By the end of the summer it was clear that the interest was high enough to form a real practicing coed team. Recruiting began and in the end not one but two teams were formed: RippIt and the FlamingOs (now called the Feral Cows).
RippIt formed in September of 1996 with 10 players from another south bay coed team called Ebb&Flow plus a number of other talented and high spirited players recruited by Hank Suwandi. Our name originated from evolving slang at the Stanford pickups games. Many phrases for requesting the huck were used, such as send it!, put it! or rip it!. Once we made the connection to frogs (rippit ~ ribbit) and decided on dark green soccer jerseys the name was set.