Round Two U-24 National Team Tryout Invites Announced

Posted: April 20, 2017 12:36 PM

Colorado Springs, Colo. (April 20, 2017) – USA Ultimate, the national governing body for the sport of ultimate in the United States and proud member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, is pleased to extend invites to 29 additional athletes to attend tryouts for the 2018 U.S. U-24 National Teams

In January, invites were sent to 180 athletes – 90 men and 90 women – of the more than 550 athletes who applied. The coaches reserved 10 spots at each tryout to be awarded at their discretion based largely on athletes' performances during the 2017 college season. Several additional invites were extended as necessary to fill spots that were vacated due to injuries, conflicts, etc. In all, USA Ultimate expects 100 men and 100 women to try out for the U-24 National Teams across two tryout weekends.

Tryouts will be held in June: the first in Columbus, Ohio, June 17-18, and the second the following weekend, June 24-25, in Denver. Roster selections will be made by the three teams’ coaching staffs, with the input of selection assistants and members of the USA Ultimate staff. The teams' head coaches and assistant coaches were announced last fall. 

Those trying out will be competing for spots on either the men’s, mixed or women’s national teams that will compete at the World Flying Disc Federation’s World Under-24 Ultimate Championships to be held January 7-13, 2018, in Perth, Australia. 

Men's Tryouts

Name College/High School Tryout
Matt Carter George Mason  East
Dylan DeClerck Iowa, Drake  West
Martin Espinoza Cal State-Fullerton  West
Jake Fella Purdue  East
Ryan Hiser Florida  East
Robert Korbel Puget Sound  West
Phillip Korolog Colorado College  West
Nico Lake Georgetown  East
Andrew McKelvey Central Florida  East
Jacob Rovner Case Western Reserve  West
Casey Shugarman California-Davis  West
Jake Steslicki Michigan  West
Jordan Taylor New Hampshire  West
Alan Villanueva Air Force  West
Nolan Walsh Stanford  West


Women's Tryouts

Name College/High School Tryout
Mary (MK) Andersen Notre Dame West
Abigail Bomberger Pittsburgh  East
Michelle Carey Georgetown  East
Kaci Cessna Colorado State  West
Frances Gellert Colorado College  West
Laura Gerencser Texas  East
Alison Griffith California  West
Jacqueline Martinez Harvard  East
Elisabeth Parker North Carolina  East
Corinn Pruitt Ohio State  East
Sarah Russek Pittsburgh  East
Julia Schmaltz Texas  East
Emilie Willingham Truman State  West
Megan Wilson Tufts  East


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