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Tryouts thrown off track

Ultimate frisbee tryouts moved due to winter weather
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Ayelel Meyen
Senior Saul Zis jumps to catch the pass March 27. Crush ultimate frisbee wraps up their tryouts with an indoor practice at Champions Hall.

Park’s ultimate frisbee team had tryouts initially scheduled for March 19 and 20, but due to the windy and cold weather, the second day of tryouts had to be rescheduled to March 22 at an inside location late in the evening. The players were easily able to overcome this change though, having productive tryouts and positive outlooks for the rest of the season. 

Junior captain Henry Horstman-Olson said the last-minute change was actually a positive one, allowing everyone to see how they can perform in various locations and conditions. 

“We get to see how people can play in the wind and also in a controlled environment inside, which is a good thing to see,” Horstman-Olson said.

According to varsity coach Spencer Hagen, the change in date did affect player turnout, but tryouts have been really positive aside from that. 

“There were a couple players that weren’t able to make it (to tryouts),” Hagen said. “But we saw really strong potential from some players, and things look good.”

Returning sophomore player Meyer Zis said the tryouts themselves this year are very competitive, with many underclassmen trying to make the cut for the few varsity openings.

“It’s certainly a lot of competition, and there’s a lot of good sophomores that are all worthy of being on varsity,” Zis said. “We’ll just have to see how everything turns out.”

According to Horstman-Olson, the more players the merrier, and he’s looking forward to the upcoming season.

“We can’t get enough new players, and (they) are doing really well,” Horstman Olson said. “It’s going to be a really good season.”

Continuing the positive outlook, Zis said he was excited to get outside and get moving with the new frisbee season.

“I’m looking forward to just being able to get outside a ton, play a lot of frisbee and just have a ton of fun,” Zis said.

Hagen said he was enthusiastic for the 2024 season as well, and said his positive goals for the team.

“Our main goal is to get better every day and have a lot of fun doing it,” Hagen said.

The Orange Crush ultimate frisbee team has their first home game against Andover during the first week of their season, with the official date and time still in the works.

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