In 2013, I took over as coach of the Falmouth middle school ultimate program, which had started just the year before under the coaching of my friend Jason Quint. One of the 8th graders on Jason’s 2012 founding team was a kid named Ben Field, who went on to a stellar career on the Falmouth high school team, winning numerous state championships. Once Ben hit college, he started racking up ultimate-related awards and accolades and playing for top tier club teams club teams when he wasn’t leading his college squad. This past season was Ben’s last playing at the college level and his school, Northeastern, just released this nomination and hype video for Ben to be given the Callahan award, the highest award given to college players each year- one to the top men’s player and one to the top women’s player.
Give this a watch!
It’s a great day to get outside for a social distance run today Falmouth Rogue!
We’re running with Playlist #6 today, then back home for 100 forehands, 100 backhands, 50 scoobers, and 50 forehands.
After that, we’re going to watch Callahan nomination videos. The Callahan Award is given to the best male and female collegiate ultimate players and is marked by nomination video season- when supporters of top players post videos of highlights of those players. We benefit from a lot of great ultimate content. Check out the gems below.
• Tannor Johnson
• Julie Zhang
• Elijah Long
• Abby Cheng
• Sol Rueschemeyer-Bailey
• Kaitlynne Roling
• Michael Ing
• Will Lohre
• Jessica Sourbeer
• Margo Urheim
• Kaitlyn Weaver
• Anne Worth
The Callahan Award is the highest honor a college level ultimate player can receive. Each season candidate players and their friends create nomination highlight reels that they share with judges and the world-at-large.
Here are a couple of great ones to get started with.
Max Thorne for Callahan 2015 from Joseph Bender on Vimeo.