Highlights from 2019 College Nationals

With Falmouth Rogue now graduating high school seniors up into the world of college ultimate, this is a perfect time to share highlights from the recent 2019 College Championships. The state of the college game is strong and getting stronger. I can’t wait to see our players start to show up in highlight reels like this! It won’t be long.

Women’s:

Men’s:

2019 Falmouth Rogue College Scholarship goes to Caitlyn Hanley!

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Caitlyn Hanely has been awarded the first Falmouth Rogue College Scholarship!

I took over the Falmouth middle school ultimate program in its second year of existence back in 2014, inheriting a small team of players that included a very excited and serious 7th grader named Caitlyn. In her two years as a middle school player, Caitlyn became a team leader and a fantastic player, something she continued excelling at when she joined the high school team. This year was Caitlyn’s final year of high school and she’ll be going off to college up at Bates, where she’ll also play on their ultimate team.

Caitlyn is the perfect first winner of the Falmouth Rogue College Scholarship, which I was very happy to award her this week during the high school team banquet. The $200 scholarship is admittedly on the smaller side, but should help at least pay for some books.

Congratulations Caityln! We can’t wait to share highlight videos of you playing for Bates.

Our new jersey design! 2019’s uniform kit sticks to the jungle

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It’s a new year, and in Rogue country, that means it’s time for a new uniform design! We use our uniforms every year to not only differentiate ourselves on the field from our opponents, but to also tell the story of our team. Being the new sport in a town where the school mascot is the Yachtsmen, we adopted the name Falmouth Rogue back in 2016, the first year we ventured out and printed full sublimation jerseys, a type of printing that allows us to use every part of the shirt for our design.

In that first year’s shirt, we see a vicious sea monster fighting against the valiant Rogue ship and its hook-handed pirate captain. The next year, 2017, having seen the Rogue light, that sea monster has joined with the captain and the Rogue ship to take on a new foe- the giant crab. In 2018, the crab joined up Rogue similarly and the whole crew was fighting on the jungle beaches against a beautiful tropical bird.

This year, you guessed it- the bird has joined Rogue! Now our expanded cast of Rogue characters- the pirate, the Rogue ship, the tropical bird, the giant crab, and the octopus sea monster are facing off against a powerful jungle cat on the banks of a piranha-infested river. Yikes!

This year is the second year our uniforms have featured a female character, reflecting our co-ed team, making the overall gender balance of the Rogue pantheon at two girls- the tropical bird and jungle cat, and three boys- the captain, the crab, and the octopus, leaving next year’s anticipated female character to balance things out. Oh, and the non-gendered Rogue ship!

Next year will be the last year we add a new character. After that, we’ll have the Rogue ship, the captain, and a line of five players- the octopus, the crab, the tropical bird, the jungle cat, and next year’s female character. At that point, having established all of our Rogue characters, we’ll make some kind of interesting visual style change- that will be in the 2021 season.

HUGE thanks to illustrator John Rioux, who is a former Falmouth student now going to school in Boston who stepped in to draw this year’s shirt. We’ve been lucky to have fellow former Falmouth student Joey Han (and a member of the very first FMS ultimate team back in 2013) draw our shirts, but Joey was particularly swamped at college this year and handed over the illustration reigns to his friend John. Thanks for the fantastic recommendation Joey!

We’ll have uniforms back from the printer later in May! Roll Falmouth Rogue!

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