Monday, February 05, 2007

Open Thread - just because

Care to talk about Deep Freeze? The impending spring season? Your team? Early early prognostications for Easterns and Westerns

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40 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good thread, I want to hear the hype, i want to know the teams, the players, everything. There's a little under 100 days till westerns. Its go time boys.

Anonymous said...

and girls =]

Anonymous said...

Anyone doing any early spring tourneys?

Anonymous said...

Paideia should be one hell of a show. If you're a competitive high school team on the east coast you should check out Born To Dive in Jersey too, hosted by Pennsbury!



Isaac Saul #19
Pennsbury Varsity Ultimate

Anonymous said...

Would you be saying that Paideia is the best in the East? Surpassing Amherst?

Anonymous said...

yes

Anonymous said...

Why? Who are there key players? Who is the second, third best?

Ryan said...

Paideia is led by a ridiculous senior class including 3 junior worlds standouts - George Stubbs (Chain Lightning), Grant Lindsley (Chain Lightning), and Ollie Honderd.

Pennsbury is also really strong, looking like the class of the Mid-Atlantic in the fall. They did very well at Club Sectionals and beat Columbia twice and North Hills once.

Nobody knows what Amherst will look like but it will be a very different team than the one that stomped on the competition last spring - they lost 6 very strong players including 4 jr worlds players.

Columbia only lost two players from last year and should be strong if they can stay healthy.

North Hills is the dominant team out of Pittsburgh and will be looking to make a run at all of the teams listed above.

Anonymous said...

I have heard that Paideia is going to be incredible this year, however why did they play so poorly at deep freeze? Did the not have a full squad?

Nick L said...

In reference to Paideia's poor performance at Deep Freeze, it is my understanding that it was the pre-season for them. So, they split into two fairly even teams that were also mixed with their girls teams. Neither of the teams they brought was their official team. Even with the mix and split they were still very competitive and nice people. Some of my players are still talking about how good Grant was at the tournament.

Anonymous said...

Alright that makes sense. Who is Grant? A Paideia Player? And who is your team? Any more predictions out there or players to look for?

Anonymous said...

The Spring PHUL Finals video (the link is on the right) gives a fairly good depiction of North Hill's game and their players. Its sort of a highlight reel, which is lame, but you might still want to check it out.

Anonymous said...

Grant is on Paidiea and was also on the US juniors team. Paideia should be nasty this year. At the Deep Freeze tournament, they did not have most of their varsity players in attendance, and if they did they play'd sparingly. It was more for JV players who wanted to make varsity (or just have fubn) and their women's team. Pennsbury should be good too.

Anonymous said...

It's gonna be a good year on the east, anyone know about the west? Same questions, who are the upcoming teams, players...etc.

Lukester said...

The west will again be dominated by Seattle schools in both the open and girls divisions.

Northwest will dominate in the open and girls division with very few losses from previous season. And even with their losses, it seems not to matter as they have such incredible coaching and depth in their lines.

Lakeside will again be a great team after loosing only a few seniors (though they were really, really good seniors) in their open squad. Expect the lakeside boys to bring some serious talent after sending Churchill packing. Their girls team ended up with an incredible 3 way tie in the pool play of Westerns this last year, but lost in the first round Sunday against Hopkins (8-10).

Seattle Academy has great coaching for both their open and girls teams. Though their open team did not do as well as had been hoped at Westerns, this coming year will be different for sure. The Seattle Academy girls on the other hand are more up and coming but that could serve them well by staying under the radar.

Nathan Hale is the team to beat this year with their girls squad. their boys ended up in the back-bracet with Churchill but came up a bit short. Their boys and girls are coached well and nathan hale will again be a hard and difficult team to beat.


As for the non-Seattle teams, there will be a few to again watch out for:

South Eugene HS lost a few seniors in both their girls and boys squads, but their girls team took the biggest hit and it is uncertain whether they'll be able to put together enough girls for a 100% south squad. The boys on the other hand lost 3 seniors, but none were the dominate and huge players on the team. John Bloch and Jacob Janin will again be leading the squad now coached by Seth Wiggins. Their style of play is changing and they're becoming a much, much tougher squad to beat. Look out for South this year after their girls fell in the semi-finals and their boys fell in the quarters both to Northwest School.

Crescent Valley Tribe who ended up tied for 5th at this last years western open division was one of the few squad with girls on their roster. They lost some substancial players and it is uncertain how they will rebound from the loss. The early fall season Turkeybowl & ColdFusion tournament in Eugene showed that they have some new and tall talent.

And last, but not least, Churchill will again be back...

Anonymous said...

any hat tourny's coming up east coast?

Anonymous said...

saw on the upa website that the paideia cup teams were listed:

Boys:
ARHS
Paideia
North Hills
Pennsbury
USN
Hopkins
Columbia
St Johns- Ravencourt (manitoba, ca)


Girls:
ARHS
Paideia
Hopkins Women
St. John's-Ravencourt Women
New England (Girls)
HB Woodlawn

Should be a really competitive tournament. Wish I would be there to watch!

Anonymous said...

I wish the midwest would have more ultimate teams, I only know of 7 good ones, and that is spread from Canada to Kansas City.

Anonymous said...

just for kicks can you name them

Anonymous said...

Agreed, who are those teams?
Also does anyone know of highschool teams that are playing in college tourneys? How they placed or might place? Also let me take the time to point out that out of these 19...now 20 posts only 4 people said who they are, the rest are by 'ananymous'
lest get people to say what team they play for.

Anonymous said...

We all know Amherst, Paideia, and Pennsbury are going to be at the top in the east this year. Who do you guys think is after them as far as dominance goes in the east?

Anonymous said...

Columbia, North Hills, and that Tennessee team will be competing with Pennsbury Paideia and Amherst as well.

Also does anyone know of highschool teams that are playing in college tourneys?

Pennsbury played in Club Sectionals and beat every college team they played, including Penn State and Princeton.

Ryan said...

Amherst usually gets second at UMassacre every year.

Eric said...

to the poster above who told people to sign their posts, and not leave them Anonymous. It's ironic that you didn't sign your own.

CarlP00 said...

Haha, that is funny eric.

The only high level ultimate teams from the Midwest that I can think of right now are: St. Johns Ravens Court (Winnipeg), Hopkins (Minnetonka, MN), Cathedral (st. Cloud, MN) Memorial (WI), Madison West (WI)

Those are the only ones that come to mind. Sorry for anyone I may have forgotten/don't know about.

Carl, Hopkins

wheretheburgersat? said...

This is Pennsbury's chance at domincance this year, they played extremely well last year and could onyl do better this year. Paideia also looks strong being back up by 3 US players, 2 of them played with Chain this past club season. Amherst is always a strong team but with they lost 6? players i think, alot fo which were either on the US team or were asked to try-out so everyone is. CHS is still in a rebuilding stage, they have a strong base of juniors with alot of skills but still need to get more atheletic or they wont be able to hold up against atheltic teams. Paidia cup and Easterns should be crazy this year

Anonymous said...

how/why did Paideia just disappear form the Deep Freeze tournament listing and scores?

Anonymous said...

What teams are competing at YHB aside from CHS and Yorktown

Anonymous said...

All the participants of YHB will be posted on the UPA website in the next week.

By the way anonymous what team are you from?

Iv Neov- YHB Ultimate

Anonymous said...

Ive heard that on the west coast both the northwest school and churchill will be playing at PLU which is a low level college tourney.

Anonymous said...

The Northwest School is also going to be attending Dirty Deeds a WWU tournement.

Anonymous said...

I think maybe Padeia disappered from their varsity teams scores becuase it was not there varisty that was there...it wasn't even Greul, my coach said it was like groovul of something...

Anonymous said...

i saw this on another topic...

if everyone is so excited for the paideia cup this year you all should check out the highlight reel from the last one http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8528609547932009021&q=paideia+cup+2006&hl=en
i dont know who made it but they did a very good job

Anonymous said...

theres a paideia cup highlight reel on google video..,.

Anonymous said...

yes the video is pretty good

hfast said...

Is there any footage out there from 2006 YCC? I'd love to get my hands on anything or see a hilight video or something. Still my favorite tournament to date. Let me know!

-h, #4, Denvah White Out

Anonymous said...

when i was at the ycc cartoon network was there filming some of the games and interviewing some of the athletes im just wondering if anyone ever heard of anything else about that?


Prince SEPDA

Julian Hausman said...

They choose not to air it, I was quite dissapointed. But at least I got a free cartoon network disc for the doing the interview.

Julian Hausman
Pittsburgh Impulse
Mount Lebanon
#47

Johnny Bloch said...

I play for South Eugene High School, and under the tutelage of Seth Wiggins, we have become more than just a skilled team like we have been in the past. We actually play ultimate now instead of just hucking and hoping it works out. This years team would be able to compete with/beat the team from my freshman year that placed third at nationals. Hopefully I'll be able to begin and end my high school career with a bang. We are going to attend Dirty Deeds at Western Washington too.

Anonymous said...

related to Ben Wiggins?