Let’s do something that really matters here. Let’s vote on who will win this weekend in Charlotte. We’ve been informed by the UPA that the top three vote getters in this poll will be advancing to Nationals. Unfortunately due to weather restrictions play has been cancelled.
Now it is up to you, the reader, to decide who will move on. Make sure you vote true to your heart. We welcome discussion of why you voted the way you did below and why the people who did not vote the way you did are lesser human beings.
The Seamen pose after winning 2008 College Easterns. Courtesy of Brian Casey
College Ultimate is not like other sports. There are certainly dynasties and perennial powerhouses but they do not come from your typical places. In Division I sports you can always expect Florida, Sourthern California, Ohio State and the like to excel at any sport. However, when it comes to Ultimate there are several dynasties that come from some of the most unlikely of places.
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is one of those places. The Seamen began as a team in 1988 and since then have made a name for themselves as one of the best and most physical teams in the nation. UNC-W has been to Nationals several times and this year’s team looks to repeat the performances of their predecessors. However, when this year’s senior class arrived as freshmen, not all was well in the world of Seamen Ultimate.