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Mark your calendars! Summer League registration is coming!

Hello WUDi!

It's that time of year again…time to mark your calendars for Summer League registration!

Registration will open on TUESDAY, APRIL 4th at 8 p.m.!

(Earlybird registration opens on Sunday, April 2nd at 8 p.m. - the list is forthcoming.)

Pre-Registration will open this week - stay tuned for an announcement!

What does this mean?  You will be able to fill out the first page of registration a week in advance, which includes skill rating, playing experience, and USAU information.  Also new this year is an option to donate to Ultimate Peace.  Details are on the registration page, please consider this very worthy cause.

WUDi runs 3 leagues every summer:

Monday & Wednesday night Coed Draft League (beginning Wednesday, May 31st)
Monday & Wednesday night Open Draft League (beginning Wednesday, May 31st)
Thursday night Rec League (beginning Thursday, June 1st)

As usual, we expect spots for men to fill up quickly in the Coed Draft League, and the more women who sign up, the more men will be taken off the wait list because it opens up the potential to expand to a 10 team league.

Rec League will also be bumping men to a wait list. Remember - being wait listed does not mean you're out of the league! The more ladies we can get to sign up, the more likely you are to get into the league.

So sign up early, and encourage all your lady friends to sign up too!

Other important dates to remember:

Pre-season pick-up will be held on field 1 on May 15th, 17th, 22nd, and 24th! Come on out and brush off the cobwebs!

Finals weekend is August 12th and 13th - Draft League finals on the 12th, and Rec League finals on the 13th (rain dates the following weekend).

Lastly, WUDi is still partnered with DiscNY to be a USAU affiliate organization for 2017!

What does this mean for you??

This means that instead of paying for a full annual membership, and instead of paying a one-time event fee for every league you play in, you can pay one AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP fee right now, and you will be covered for all WUDi AND DiscNY events in 2017! The cost is only $16.50 and will cover you for Summer League, Fall League, and any WUDi hat tournaments or DiscNY events you choose to play in this year. Simply select the "Affiliate 1 Year" option (DiscNY) when renewing your membership on the USAU website. WUDi will no longer be collecting one-time event fees.

PLEASE sign up for your USAU membership (either full annual membership or affiliate membership) NOW and sign your 2017 waiver!

Looking forward to another great summer of WUDi!

See you on the field,
The WUDi Crew
 

WUDi 2016 Election Results

The election results are in, and thanks to our first two contested elections in quite some time, voter turnout was the highest it has been in years!

 

Without further ado, the incoming board members for the 2017-2018 term are:

Secretary: Julie Reichling

Treasurer: Bob Suvanich

At-Large: Lauren Doyle

 

Thank you to all the candidates who ran.  Don't worry about Dan and Justin - we'll find volunteer work for them!

I would also like to express an immense amount of gratitude for our outgoing secretary, Ashley "Smash" Gulyas.  Although Ashley didn't officially join the board until 2013, her work had started long before, as she was almost single-handedly responsible for starting up our indoor Fall and Winter leagues in 2012.  For all 4 years on the board, she doubled as the indoor league coordinator, in addition to her secretary duties.  She did a great job at keeping the board (and especially me) on task, and was instrumental in managing our transition as a DiscNY affiliate league.  Thank you for all the hard work Ashley!!

 

Winter League Starts Tonight!

Winter League 2017 begins tonight, and we've got some early season coverage of last season's finalists to whet your appetite on your commute to Chelsea Piers.

Team 1 (Bosco) returns a core of key players from his Fall 2016 championship roster (and the highest number of returning players amongst any returning captain), including Braden Paynter, Julie Sussman, Daniel Bush, and Craig Lowell.  He loses Bryan Gulyas, the Karl Malone to his John Stockton, but manages to pick up Todd Springer and Allison Walker in return, two more big downfield targets.   With so many strong, aggressive cutters, this team may have to learn to share the field with each other before finding their groove, but while everyone else is learning names, Team 1 will be building on an established foundation from last season.  It's hard to see this team not making it to the championship game again, even if they suffer some early season losses as they learn to incorporate Todd, ADubs, and the rest of the new players into their offensive flow.

The Dallas Ginger Dreamboats (Palmers) look poised to avenge their loss in the Fall 2016 finals.  Their roster will be a matchup nightmare for some of the shorter teams in the league -- how do you account for any three of Shockey, Dan Velazquez, Nic Dacey, and Ben Ivers, besides hoping that they run into each other while skying everyone on your team and somehow drop the disc?  Add in Shannon Velazquez, Matt Leventhal, and Dave Wexler behind the disc, plus Dee as the glue cutter holding it all together, and you've an offense that will run roughshod over a lot of defensive lineups.  Although this team does have to be aware of limiting unforced turnovers from some of their throwers with a penchant for making high risk/high reward throws, Shockey and Dee know how to clamp down on those errors with their "take the easy one" offensive mentality.

That's it for today, but stay tuned in the coming weeks for early-season writeups on the remaining six teams!

 
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