—September 21—

2018 Peter Graffy Highlights

Peter Graffy spent his first four and a half seasons as the deep coverage specialist for the league's best defense on the Madison Radicals, racking up an AUDL-high 129 blocks over that span. But a midseason blowout loss to the Raleigh Flyers required a retooling of the Radicals offense that shifted Graffy to offense, a role he was familiar with as a dominant receiver at Luther College. The result over the final 10 games of Madison's season, including playoffs, was 31 assists, 40 goals, 232-for-243 on throws, 10 blocks, and an AUDL title.  

 

 

Perennially underrated as a thrower, Graffy used his athleticism as a playmaker to better position himself as a handler, setting himself up for a heap of in-rhythm looks. And though Graffy is known for his aerial dominance as shown above, he really became elite as an operator in the redzone for the Radicals, shimmying open seemingly at will and punishing opposing defenses for any gaps. 

- Adam Ruffner

2018 Mark Burton Highlights

Over the past three years, Mark Burton solidified himself as the premier run-and-gun offensive playmaker in the league, making an All-AUDL sqaud in each season while racking up an absurd 222 assists and 106 goals. Never the biggest or fastest player on the field, Burton has a way of making sure the disc finds its way into the endzone for the Seattle Cascades with his big throws, no-hesitation decision making, and perhaps the strongest set of hands in the AUDL.  

 

 

Just look at the velocity on this 70-yard flick throw from a standstill. Sure, Burton's bomb is saved by a splashy layout from Reed Hendrickson. But it is Burton's full-field range as a thrower that allowed Hendrickson to even consider such a route. With Burton on the field, the Cascades offense had an ability to score from seemingly any position. 

- Adam Ruffner

—April 12—

Kittredge Signs With New York

The New York Empire have announced that they have signed four-time reigning AUDL champion and two-time league MVP Beau Kittredge. The deal is a two-year contract with the team. Kittredge is coming off a championship with the San Francisco FlameThrowers. The Empire missed the postseason for the first time ever as a franchise in 2017, finishing 6-8 on the regular season. 

“It’ll be kind of a balance of letting them be youthful and fun and getting them to buckle down and be professional," Kittredge said in an interview with Ultiworld. "It’s going to be a fine balance. Between the lines, I think it’s going to be a fun season.”

—April 8—

Montreal Starts 2018 With A Win

After falling to the DC Breeze in the opening round of the 2017 playoffs, the Montreal Royal got immediate revenge with a season opening win on the road to start 2018. Stève Bonneau led the Royal in both assists (5) and completions (59), while Mike Voelpel (5 goals), Francis Vallée (3), and Quentin Bonnaud paced the Montreal scoring attack.

The Montreal win ended DC's 14-game home winning streak dating back to April 23, 2016—the longest active streak in the league until last night. In 2017, DC was the only team in the AUDL to go undefeated at home.

San Jose Shocks Reigning Champs

What trophy? 

The San Jose Spiders defeat the reigning AUDL champions San Francisco FlameThrowers on the road in both teams’ opener.

Sonny Zaccaro (eight assists, 39 completions) and Sam Kunz (two assists, five blocks) helped lead the Spiders to their first win over the FlameThrowers in San Francisco since 2015, snapping a five-game losing streak. Game Center

Seattle Upsets Minnesota In Opener

The Seattle Cascades could not be slowed down last night as they defeated the Minnesota Wind Chill 29-28.

Mark Burton (5 assists, 6 goals), Reed Hendrickson (5 assists, 5 goals), and Alex Duffel (2 assists, 5 goals) led the way for the Cascades in their home opener. Game Center

—March 5—

Best Hammers From 2017 Season

Seven minutes of the best hammers from the 2017 AUDL season.

NightShade Announce Captains, Coaches

The Nashville NightWatch's affiliate womens team, the NightShade, have announced their captains and coaches for the 2018 season. 

Minnesota to Host Madison after MLS Game

Following the Minnesota United game on May 5, the Minnesota Wind Chill will host the Madison Radicals in a regular season AUDL game at TCF Bank Stadium. 

—March 2—

Kids These Days

After Greg Cousins showed us the spin-o-rama yesterday, someone in South Korea decided to perfect the form.

—March 1—

Minnesota's Cousins Spin-o-rama Throw

Go easy on 'em, Greg.

Royal Video Roster Announcement

The Montreal Royal are introducing their 2018 roster in style. The Royal are looking to build off of their playoff apperance in 2017 with much of the same core from last season. 

—February 28—

Freystaetter Joins Raleigh In 2018

After three seasons and two playoff appearances with the Cannons, perennial MVP contender Mischa Freystaetter is joining the Raleigh Flyers. Now with Freystaetter and 2017 MVP Jonathan Nethercutt on the roster for 2018, the Flyers can boast two of the top five players in the league on their roster.

Sanchez Back With SF In 2018

One of the most consistent performers the league has ever seen, Marcelo Sanchez has re-signed with the San Francisco FlameThrowers for 2018. Sanchez hasn't missed a game since the 2014 season, winning three AUDL titles in that span. Over his four year professional career, Sanchez has averaged an incredible 29 assists, 28 goals, and 13 blocks per season.


—February 27—

All AUDL Defense Member Davis Re-Signs

After putting up 21 assists, 41 goals, and 23 blocks during the 2017 regular season, Antoine Davis is back with the San Francisco FlameThrowers in 2018.

—February 26—

Gold Medalist May Attend Madison Game

Madison native and USA gold medalist Matt Hamilton interacted the the Madison Radicals on Twitter over the weekend. 

Veteran Poulos Signs With NightWatch

A four-year veteran of the AUDL, Stephen Poulos has signed with the Nashville NightWatch for the 2018 season. Poulos was hampered by injuries in 2017, but threw 46 assists for the Cannons in 2016.

Ethan Falat Rejoins Spiders In 2018

After being named the team's Defensive Player of the Year in 2017, Ethan Falat is back in 2018 to help the San Jose Spiders return to the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons.

Sanchez Re-Signs With FlameThrowers

In their first roster announcement since winning the 2017 AUDL title, the San Francisco FlameThrowers have signed former All-AUDL member Marcelo Sanchez for the 2018 season.


Flyers Add Mischa Freystaetter for 2018

The Raleigh Flyers announced over the weekend that they will be adding two-time All-AUDL phenom Mischa Freystaetter for the 2018 season.

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