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Ultimate Frisbee : 2013 Season Recap

2013 Season Recap
Michael Richardson, CIC
In its first year of official competition, the West Point Ultimate Frisbee Club finished with a record of nine wins and ten losses in intercollegiate play. As an unofficial club, West Point’s record since 2010 had been one win and ten losses against college teams. This season was a significant step forward in our development as a team, and we won’t settle for anything less than a bid to the regional championships next year. Our travels took us to Princeton, NJ and to Saratoga Springs, NY on two occasions where we faced teams from all over the Northeastern states. Our team featured only five players with at least four years of playing experience, while fifteen cadets on our nineteen man roster had never played competitive Ultimate before coming to West Point.
This season, the offensive effort was led by Alec Chosewood and Michael Richardson with their combined ten years of experience playing competitive Ultimate. Richardson, a Cow in his second year as Captain, led the offense as the main handler while Chosewood, a plebe, provided an exciting deep game previously lacking in the Army offense with his throwing ability. Lee Oeschger and Frank Fink could always find the holes in the defense, pulling down some spectacular catches along the way. Fink and Oeschger also provided leadership on defense, serving as mainstays in the middle of the zone defense while Nate Pieringer, Bernard Witschen, and Jacob Bates composed a tough front line.
Leaving the team this year is CDT Lee Oeschger, a four year starter, who will graduate with the class of 2013 and commission into the Aviation Branch; OIC Major Brian Wade of CME, who just finished his second year of involvement with the club, will PCS to Washington, D.C. this summer to work with the Center for Army Analysis.