Thursday, December 3, 2009

Spotlight on Men's Ultimate

The Men's Ultimate team has been a program on the rise over the last five years. From being a relatively unknown entity in the Ultimate Frisbee community to becoming one of the regions top teams; Maryland Ultimate is now a nationally recognized program. After finishing third in the Metro East region for two straight years, the team is looking for it's first berth in the National Championship tournament this year. Two major steps towards that goal were made this fall during the Wolfpack Invitational and Wilmington 8s tournaments. The Wolfpack Invitational is an annual fall tournament that hosts some of the east coasts most competitive teams. This is the first year that Maryland was invited and able to compete. Seeded 7th coming in; the team was able to finish the tournament in 5th place, due to victories over UNC, East Carolina, Georgia Southern and Emory. Ket wins at tournaments like this are major stepping stones towards the teams Nationals goal.
On November 7 and 8th, The men's ultimate team competed at one of the most highly competitive tournaments in that nation. Eight nationally competitive teams were invited to compete in Wilmington, NC. National powerhouses such as Pittsburgh, Florida and Virginia were in attendance. Tournaments such as this were out of reach for the Men's Ultimate team several years ago.
Finally, the team hosted one of the fall's largest ultimate frisbee events on November 14th and 15th. The Colonial Ultimate Festival hosts over 40 teams from schools as far as Boston College to compete on the fields of the Capital Polo Club in Poolesville, MD. This tournament is one of the largest in the country and is in it's second year of being hosted by the team just before Thanksgiving time, with a number of sponsors providing tournament merchandise, pictures of the action and food for hungry players and spectators. This year the tournament was once again a huge success. Congratulations to Millersville University on winning overall tournament champions.
For more information on joining the men's ultimate club, visit us on the web!!


Anonymous said...

maryland ultimate...epic awesome.

Jesse said...

Fantastic results indeed. It is good to hear that there are a lot of teams in America that are making this sport look good!

Having ultimate grow as a whole is partly achieved by many smaller clubs growing in level and in numbers. Keep up the good work and train hard!