New members impact performance

Season off to slow start as team rebuilds

Sam Orloff

Many inaugural members of the boys’ ultimate team graduated last year, forcing the team to re- build with 14 new players.

Last season included numerous victories, culminating with the team’s win at the Division II state championship.

This season, the team won only two of its first five games.

Sophomore team member Jacob Raatz said he attributes the team’s current record to changes in the makeup of the team from previous years.

“We lost about 80 percent of our team this season. We have been very reliant on new recruits, especially sophomores,” Raatz said.

Many team members and coach Charlie Landis, who has coached the team since its founding, share this attitude.

“Having to go back to year one for a lot of these guys can be challenging at times,” Landis said.

Landis said he sees the team’s future as a bright one, predicting it will make its way to the state championship in upcoming years.

“There is a lot more athletic ability this year, and this team has progressed a ton in the past month to the point where they are now adult ultimate Frisbee players,” Landis said.

Senior captain Sam Olson said he feels that, thanks to the team’s youth and the small number of seniors, graduation will not affect the team as much this year.

“The team is super young. There are hardly any seniors on the team,” Olson said.

Many team members have high hopes for the future be- cause the team will retain many current players for the following season.

The team’s season continues until the state championship May 30.

Source: Charlie Landis, coach

Sophie Yarosh
Source: Charlie Landis, coach