Friday, May 25, 2007

Weekend Open Thread - College Nationals and a ton of HS tournaments.

Ill be leaving for Columbus at 5am tomorrow for the weekend to see the 2007 UPA College Ultimate national championships. If i have access to a computer i will post some updates over the weekend.

Use this thread to talk about the championships, or the other upcoming tournaments - to see the list click here.

Get your ballots in for the PlayUltimate May Madness fantasy college championships.

The winners will be announced in the next few weeks, as will the winners of the highlight reel contest.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Delaware just beat #2 Florida 15-13. WOW

Anonymous said...

but then they lost 15-3 to Oregon and ended up coming in forth in their pool. So they are out of it. And Florida ended up coming in first for the pool anyway. So unfortunately, even though it is sweet to see Florida lose, it means nothing in the tournament.

Anonymous said...

NJ states is this weekend. I predict columbia winning
princeton coming in secound
JP stevens in third
Watchung Forth
After that its up for grabs

Anonymous said...

"I predict columbia winning
princeton coming in second
JP stevens in third
Watchung FoUrth"

which is exactly how it was seeded, what a coincidence.

i want to see JPS pull off something big. they've been super strong this year.

Anonymous said...

Columbia is obviously going to own.

Anonymous said...

expecting watchung to upset jps for third.

Anonymous said...

So what happened on the first day of NJ states?

Anonymous said...

results went down like this:

columbia - 1st
princeotn- 2nd
watchung- 3rd
JPS- 4th

the 3/4th place consolation game between watchung and JPS went to universe point.

gapoole said...

I believe Watchung put up the most points against CHS with 7, Princeton with 6. Columbia was solid, deep into their roster, and played a great tournament. Congratulations to all the teams who competed.

Congratulations especially to Watchung Varsity and Watchung JV, who tied to win Best Spirit.

Alex Kinsey said...

I just hope that New Jersey ultimate becomes deeper, with more good teams. Cause although the games with the best teams were good, and the games between the worst teams were good, the good teams are far more superior to the bad teams. I hope the gap shortens so that it's not so predicatable and closer overall.

Anonymous said...

CHS B and Watchung B both made it to prequarters. Says something about NJ ultimate

gapoole said...

Yes it does. It says there aren't that many teams in NJ. There were 11 schools represented, and two of them were first-year teams. There was another school who registered but couldn't come, and that's why Watchung JV made pre-quarters, because Middletown forfeited all their games.

Unfortunately, it looks like at least one team, JP Stevens, will disband before next year, since 7 of their 9 players are graduating and they have no support from their school. They were an excellent team, and I am sorry to see them go. I, too, hope that the NJHSU gets deeper and stronger in the future.

Anonymous said...

That presents us with an interesting discussion for a thread. What could be done to improve the level of play for the NJHSU league? Any thoughts?

Fantusta said...

Council Rock South wins their first ever PHUEL City Championship today in Perkiomen Valley -- over "Pennsbury" on universe point in the finals.
It's in quotes because none of Pennsbury's seniors came -- this is the Pennsbury team we'll see next year, and they already looked amazing.

-Chris Vanni
LM '06

Andrew said...

JPS gave us their tent; I'm sad to see them go

Anonymous said...

Are they definitly going to disband? why don't the two guys who remain recruit frosh and start from scratch.

Anonymous said...

Pennsbury was represented by three of their 5 returning A-team players, and had the JV captain and some other solid JV players missing, playing only with 10 players. A great showing by CR though, they were down big at half and stayed with it.

Anonymous said...

jp stevens is a great team, its just that their school doesnt hold them in such high regards. people in their school dont respect them at all, but i think that goes for most teams.

I have to give them credit for pretty much playing savage all of states.

Sachin
Watchung Hills

Alex Kinsey said...

Princeton is like JP. There will be 3-4 (depending on who you count) returning players. The school gives no help at all. But last year we had only 4 players returning and were able to recruit many of our athletic friends to play. So it is possible to keep it going, but it's hard. It takes a lot of persuading and time to make the new team and teach them. Although Princeton isn't returning a lot, I believe (and hope) that the team will continue. Hopefully the same will happen with JP.

Anonymous said...

As Chris mentioned, Council Rock South's 1st PHUEL championship.

Past winners:

2000 Neshaminy
2001 Pennsbury
2002 CB East
2003 CB East
2004 Wissahickon
2005 Wissahickon
2006 Pennsbury
2007 Council Rock South
2008 ??

Anonymous said...

Columbia won the whole thing (again) and it seems like their coach Nunez has them running like a well oiled machine. Impressive that they could be so strong for so many years.

I feel part of the problem that New Jersey has very few teams with coaches. Columbia has Nunez (and no school support), Watchung has Mike Porter(with school support), Ridgewood has their coach(with school support) and these teams come out every year with large amounts of players. Can other teams find coaches/people interested in helping their team out?

gapoole said...

Support from the school is really helpful. I think Columbia's dominance allows them to draw a lot of players each year, plus they have a coach for their A team, B team, AND their girls team (Sparkle Motion). Mike Porter handles Watchung varsity and JV by himself with only one field, but "varsity" status and benefits help in various ways: paid transportation, funds for tournament fees, exemption from gym, etc help to recruit and retain players.

Westfield showed up with a coach this year. Who else will in the future?

Anonymous said...

Watchung Hills gave Columbia a good run for their money in the first half, but the intesity died down in the second and CHS easily took the game 15-7. Still a great game though, and there is no doubt that CHS is one of the greatest teams in the East.

Anonymous said...

CHS is a well coached, well run, athletic team that looks to be solid for many many years. Next year I am hopping on the CHS/North Hills train!

Anonymous said...

Dont forget about Paideia and Pennsbury, although they are both losing star power, and lots of it, they both have JV programs and very good returning players.. Oh and that team, uhh, Amherst?

Anonymous said...

How about YHB? Ultimate is their only school sponsored sport.

Anonymous said...

Pennsbury is done for awhile, they wont be at the same caliber they were at this year for a while. Paidea 'herst are always strong, i mean Amherst lost 6?(correct me if im wrong) star players, most played on USA, and still made it to the finals. Tiina deserves the credit she gets