Player Profiles

Rivalries: Seattle and Vancouver

A historic few have endured for generations (think Red Sox-Yankees, Bears-Packers, Canadiens-Maple Leafs, the state of Ohio versus the state of Michigan). More common are the flash-in-the-pan rivalries that spring up for five to 10 years, and wane as one team surges and the other falters. And then there are the regional battles and cross-town clashes that don’t make much of a splash beyond their respective fan bases, but offer highly coveted bragging rights among to those in the know. More...

Player Profile: TJ Burns

Upstate New York has it rough. Record breaking snowfalls routinely sock the region. It constantly lives in the shadows of other, larger cities – to the North Toronto, to the South New York. And the region’s the sports fans have a particular struggle: Sabres fans are well conditioned to weather losing seasons, and Bills fans – well, Bills fans are best known as the answer to the trivia question: “Which fan base has had to endure four straight championship loses?” More...

The Rise of the Old Guard

The Rise of the Old Guard

By Adam Ruffner... More...

Coach Profile: Miranda Knowles

Coach Profile: Miranda Knowles

The Atlanta Hustle's Assistant Coach Brings an Undeniable Positivity to New Franchise

By Adam Ruffner & Caitlin Cieslik-Miskimen... More...

New Opportunities

New Opportunities

By Adam Ruffner & Caitlin Cieslik-Miskimen

It’s a long, hard road to the AUDL—full of hundred-plus mile road trips, late night and... More...

Making The Cut

Making The Cut

By Adam Ruffner & Caitlin Cieslik-Miskimen



Just before midnight on a cold January night, more than 80 players from five... More...

Player Profile: Kevin Pettit-Scantling

Player Profile: Kevin Pettit-Scantling

The Radicals' young star has a flair all his own

By Adam Ruffner and Caitlin Cieslik-Miskimen

At the... More...

Player Profile: Tom Radcliffe & Blake Waldron

Player Profile: Blake Waldron & Tom Radcliffe

Meet Nashville's Own Bash Brothers

By Adam Ruffner & Caitlin Cieslik-Miskimen

There... More...

Player Profile: Mike & Ryan Drost

There aren’t meant to be any standouts on the New York Empire. The squad identifies itself as a faceless mob, an order of anonymity seeking to contribute to the greater whole of the team. Ten weeks into the season, this mentality has once again helped make the Empire a threat in the East Division. That makes it somewhat problematic—and a little ironic—to acknowledge that part of the team’s success lies in the defensive efforts of Mike and Ryan Drost. More...

Player Profile: Nicky Spiva

Riddles have always intrigued Nicky Spiva—they are the perfect blend of poetry and puzzle for the former Callahan runner-up, Team USA vet and one of the newest additions to the DC Breeze. More...

Ultimate Owners

Rohre Titcomb is many things—a world champion ultimate player, athletic apparel entrepreneur and co-owner of the Seattle Cascades—but more importantly, she likes to ask a lot of questions, especially before diving into a new venture. More...

Salt Lake Lions Pioneering Ultimate in Utah

When the Salt Lake Lions took the field for their first AUDL game, at night under the lights and against a backdrop of mountain peaks, they knew the chances of making championship weekend were slim - especially in a stacked Western Division. More...

Player Profile: Joe Besser and Andrew Lucarotti

In a dimly lit gym somewhere in metro Detroit, four guys from the Detroit Mechanix toss a disc back and forth in front of hundreds of screaming elementary school students. After the kids are duly impressed (either by the throws or the antics of team mascot Rusty the Wrench) More...

Player Profile: Jonathan “Goose” Helton

After every game, Jonathan “Goose” Helton stretches. It’s his routine. On a particularly muggy Friday night in late June, the Chicago Wildfire star eased into a low lunge, his arms yawning open and upwards, giving his body a well-deserved release. More...

Player Profile: Zane Rankin

Zane Rankin’s path to the AUDL playoffs started in a coffee shop across the street from the UC-Berkeley campus this spring. The Cal standout—captain of UGMO his senior year and member of USAU’s All-Regional First Team for the Southwest Regional—rode the bench last year as a practice player for San Francisco’s other pro team, and wasn’t sure which team to play for in 2014. More...

Player Profile: Jean-Levy Champagne

Before the Montreal Royal’s inaugural AUDL game at home April 19, Jean-Levy Champagne and 27 of his Royal teammates stepped off single file from a team bus looking impeccably groomed in their tailored suits. “They looked like they could have been professionals from any sport,” ESPN’s AUDL announcer Evan Lepler said. “They looked like athletes.” More...

AUDL Profile: Evan Lepler

High above Breese Stevens Field in Madison, Wis., Evan Lepler, the AUDL’s lead play-by-play announcer for ESPN3, was busy prepping for that evening’s game between the Madison Radicals and Minnesota Wind Chill. More...

Player Profile: Cam Bailey

When Seattle Raptors standout Cam Bailey discovered ultimate, it was a bit of a fluke. “I had no idea this world existed five or six years ago,” Bailey said, laughing. At the time, he was working as a counselor at a summer camp. Having just finished kicking and screaming with the kids in various activities, some of the adults wanted to break off and play with their peers. More...

Player Profile: Chris Powers

Here’s what you need to know about the Cincinnati Revolution’s Chris Powers (#99): He’s a 6-foot tall, intense, fast-talking, widely gesticulating ball of energy who was the 2013 AUDL leader in assists and a member of Skyd Magazine’s All AUDL First Team. More...

Player Profile: Mark Lloyd

About half an hour before the first pull of a Toronto Rush game, standout Rush cutter Mark Lloyd starts to get nervous. While the rest of his team run drills, his eyes will drift up to the stands in Varsity Stadium, and he’ll start counting the number of fans. Lloyd isn’t just one of the best ultimate players in the AUDL and reigning Championship Game MVP. More...

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