And so ends this college season of Ultimate for Cal Poly. It was a great run. We’ve grown so much. We have great rookies that can work well together and play some smooth ultimate.
We accomplished my goals: win a tournament (Pres Day Quals) and get to Regionals. Personal goals of handling more and not getting broken are still in progress.
I’m going to miss the seniors. They have been great for this team. It’s going to be sad next season when we’re taking the fields and they’re not standing next to us. But it’ll be good still. We’ll have their teachings and their cheers from the sidelines…well…most of them.
I’m so excited for next year though. This was a huge growing year for Motion. We gained a lot of rookies that have great potential and love the sport. Us 2nd year rookies / 1st year vets have gotten comfortable with our throws and are attack the disc. Plus, we’re all pretty fast compared to a lot of teams so we should be able to outrun a ton of teams next year. I even remember over hearing a team at Sectionals. “I heard that a majority of SLO is 2nd years.” “That’s what I heard too.” “So in a year or two…shit.”
That’s right! We’re making our way to Nationals. Next year will be a good year to battle it out for 5th at Regionals or maybe even win Sectionals. In two years, we should be able to get to Nationals and really hold our ground there.
We’re really making some noise too. Held our own against Cal and SDSU yesterday. Cal has gone to Nationals three and we used to get slaughtered by SDSU. We fought hard in those games. Even in the UCSB game. They used to practically bagel us. Now we’re getting 8+ points on them. We’re flowing and i love it. now we just have to get in better shape and get that mental connection.
After today, I’ve come up with 2 goals for the remainder of my ultimate career. I will have at least one foot d every season (last year at Stevenson against Cal B and today against Arizona.) I will also lay-out properly. I hurt my shoulder again this weekend. Granted, it was because someone ran into me, but I should have caught the disc. There were many times when I should have caught the disc.
Well, it was a great season. We accomplished our goals, had fun, and grew closer. See you in the fall, college ultimate. I’m going to be starting training for the next season in a few weeks. Next year is going to be amazing.