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Major League Ultimate is excited to bring you a roundup of exciting and important ultimate news in our weekly series, News Around Ultimate.

-November 1st, 2016-

Four Players Elected to USAU Club Division Athletes’ Council 

USA Ultimate announced that four players have been elected as Athletes’ Council Representatives. Andrew Francis of Atlanta Bullet will represent the Men’s Division, Steve Sullivan of Boston Slow White and Raha Mozaffari of Philadelphia AMP will represent the Mixed Division, while Akina Younge of New York Bent was elected to represent the Women’s Division.

Minnesota, Stanford atop Ultiworld’s Preseason Power Rankings

Ultiworld’s preseason college power rankings were released this week. Minnesota Grey Duck is ranked No. 1 for the men, and they’ve added MLU Championship Game MVP Charlie McCutcheon to their roster for 2017. No surprise at the top of the Women’s rankings as the reigning champions, Stanford Superfly, sits comfortably atop the preseason rankings in the Women’s Division.

Registration For Lei Out is Now Open!

Are you to play some beach ultimate in the dead of winter? Registration for Lei-Out 2017 in Santa Monica, CA is now open! With over 4,500 participants it’s one of the premiere beach ultimate tournaments in the country. You can register as a team or you can sign up with their team and player matchmaker.

Spinners Announce Hoppes As New Head Coach

The Philadelphia Spinners hired Charlie Hoppes as their new head coach for 2016. Hoppes also coaches Philadelphia Patrol, which he has led to back-to-back Club Nationals appearances. Hoppes and Patrol finished 7th at Nationals this year, qualifying for the Pro Flight in 2017. Last season 17 Spinners played also played club for Hoppes on Patrol.

Pike Club Nationals Highlights from 2005

A Pike highlight reel from 2005 features a lot of familiar MLU faces. Check out the Philadelphia Spinners’ Trey Katzenbach, MLU Analyst Dusty Rhodes, MLU Vice President Nic Darling and others making plays in the video!


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