Boys’ ultimate team wins conference finals

Crush ecstatic about winning conference champions

Junior Danny Shope scores a point June 10. Boys’ ultimate played Maple Grove in conference finals.

Amelia Mickelson

Junior Danny Shope scores a point June 10. Boys’ ultimate played Maple Grove in conference finals.

Lauren Thon

As the ultimate season comes to a close, the boys’ Crush Ultimate team has been on a roll with their wins. Last night Crush won the conference finals, against Maple Grove June 10, making them conference champions. Recent graduate Koby Davis said he was very proud of his team throughout the season and at the game.

“This is the best season we’ve had as a team. I joined freshman year and this is the best, most dedicated group of guys I’ve had the pleasure of playing with,” Koby Davis said. “We all work well together, like each other and get along. We push each other really hard and that is how we are so successful.”

Assistant coach Eric Andersen said there were multiple highlights from the game, but the one that stood out to him was the intensity of the team.

“The highlight was that we never let up. Everyone worked from point one until the very last point,” Andersen said. “Everyone on the field gave effort, every time they were out there.”

Sophomore Micah Davis said he agrees with what Andersen had to say. He said the team gave it all, every time they were on the field.

“We brought the energy, we brought the intensity, we were going 120 percent the entire game and we weren’t willing to stop,” Micah Davis said. 

Koby Davis said he believes last night’s win was due to the effort that the team put in during practices. 

“Our coaches pushed us really hard in the heat, and just in general. We have been the team that has been consistently really good throughout the past few years,” Koby Davis said. 

We brought the energy, we brought the intensity, we were going 120 percent the entire game and we weren’t willing to stop.”

— Micah Davis

Andersen said the best progress he has seen on the team is the ability for others to join together and bring players up. 

“This team’s ability to lift someone up, and lift others up is really impressive,” Andersen said. 

Micah Davis said he believes this team is successful because of the relationships they have with each other. 

“It’s the team bond. We’re all really close and understand how we’re playing,” Micah Davis said. “We flow together so well.”