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As we look forward to the 2017 MLU Season, we’ve decided to remember some of our favorite moments for the 2016. We can highlight amazing catches, fantastic blocks and incredible throws all year long, but in this series, we will be looking back at the moments that may not have shown up on the highlight reel or the boxscore.
Anthony Nuñez, co-head coach of the New York Rumble, shares his five favorite moments from the Rumble’s 2016 season:
1) Sean Mott on Sportscenter – this is a moment that I loved because Mott is a player I have known since he started ultimate. He went from a kid who got cut from his first time trying out to an athlete who was highlighted on Sportscenter! WATCH FULL GAME
2) Our comeback win against D.C. – Entering the final quarter down, 15-11, and coming back all the way to win 21-19. It was the first win of the season and it helped build our team’s confidence. These young guys went in hungry and proved that they belonged in the MLU. WATCH FULL GAME
3) Quinn Hunziker winning the Eastern Conference Spirit Award. Quinn is a true teammate and is someone who deserved the award. Every game, every practice he helped keep this team’s spirits up and I am proud of all he has accomplished.
4) The Cross-Divisonal Game against San Francisco – From day one this was an amazing trip and allowed me to learn a ton about each of the amazing athletes on the Rumble. I learned who the team clowns were, who was always the serious one, who could eat the most food, and who always wanted to party. I loved that as soon as the plane landed, we instantly all got Ubers and went to In-N-Out. We all woke up early and some of the guys took a hike. We truly bonded as a group this trip and built the family even more. WATCH FULL GAME
5) The end of our final game of the season – At the end of the huddle, we had just gotten blown out by Boston. Everyone in that huddle had positive things to say about the team, their coaches, and their experience this year. Not one person was discouraged by our 2016 record, in fact almost everyone who spoke said “I cannot wait to come back next year”. It was a great huddle to end the season on and I cannot wait to see how hard these guys work in the offseason. WATCH FULL GAME