AUDL Reset: Jaime Joins Shred, Atlanta Core Returns, Houston's New Handler

February 14, 2023
By Adam Ruffner

Elijah Jaime and Jordan Kerr headline Salt Lake signings

After holding closed tryouts this past weekend, the Salt Lake Shred have started to finalize their roster with a series of announcements, including 2022 MVP runner-up Jordan Kerr coming back for his second season with the Shred, and former Atlanta standout Elijah Jaime joining Salt Lake for 2023. 

The Shred were already the number one scoring team in the league last season, and the addition of Jaime—along with a full season of teenage phenom Will Selfridge who played just three games in his rookie season—could make Salt Lake even more dangerous this year. 

Jaime led the Hustle in goals in each of the past three seasons, averaging nearly four goals per game. He also rarely turned the disc, posting a 7-to-1 goal to turnover ratio in 35 starts with Atlanta. Entering his fifth season now, Jaime has one of the best motors in the league, and can function equally well as a primary WR1 in isolation, or as a fill cutter operating within the flow of the offense.

Jaime and Kerr figure to be extremely effective in the red zone. The quick-trigger lefty throws of Kerr are kryptonite for defenses in tight quarters, and Jaime is more than capable at beating his defender to the front pylon for contested scores. 

The combined speed of Jaime and Selfridge will provide great leverage for the Shred offense to pressure defenses in the open field, and over the top. Five different Salt Lake throwers finished with 10 or more huck completions last season, and that number could easily go up in Year Two out in Utah. 

Atlanta Returns Majority of Roster For 2023

Over the last week, the Atlanta Hustle have announced the return of 15 players from last year’s roster that finished 8-4. Despite an extremely talented roster on paper, Atlanta’s season was marred by injuries and lineup inconsistencies as just four Hustle players played in all 12 games last season, and the team failed to qualify for the playoffs.

The Hustle selected their 2023 captains two weeks ago. With veterans in leadership positions, the team is looking to solidify its rotations after bringing in a wave of new talent before the 2022 season. 

Houston Signs Handler Jimmy Zuraw

Even in limited playing time for Dallas last season, Jimmy Zuraw stood out for his high volume throwing abilities. The 30-year-old averaged 35 completions and 262 throwing yards per game in 2022, and had three games with four assists in just five starts. Now the Houston Havoc have a potential center handler for their offense heading into their first game as a franchise. 

Toronto Adds World Games Scorer Ty Barbieri

This past summer Ty Barbieri was a primary scoring option on Team Canada at the 2022 World Games. Now the Toronto Rush add him as another feature piece in an already impressive offseason haul that includes Mike Mackenzie.

In his lone professional season back in 2017, Barbieri scored a team-high 35 goals for Vancouver, including nine different multi-goal performances. Six years on, Barbieri has evolved into an even more potent playmaker.

Full list of announced signings for 2023 season

Hayden Austin-Knab
Justin Burnett

JP Burns
Trip Crowley
Karl Ekwurtzel
Michael Fairley
Christian Gaeta
Brett Hulsmeyer
Matthew Knowles
Jeremy Langdon
Bobby Ley

Christian Olsen
Dean Ramsey
Tyler Randall

Bradley Seuntjens
Matt Smith
Trenton Spinks
Austin Taylor
Kennith Taylor
Max Thorne

Matthew Armour
Reese Bowman
Eric Brodbeck
Eric Carter
Kyle Henke
Jake Radack
Evan Swiatek
Mick Walter

Chris Bartoli
Orion Cable
Simon Carapella *
Gustav Haflin
Tanner Halkyard ^
Luca Harwood
Rocco Linehan ^
Brendan McCann

Ross Barker
Jace Bruner
John Jones
Sam Kaminsky
Asher Lantz
Nick Pappas
Jack Shanahan
Andrew Sjogren ^

Joe Anderson
Alex Atkins
Quinn Finer
Jay Froude
Jonathan Nethercutt
Cody Spicer
Calvin Stoughton *

Connor DeLuna
Jason Hustad
Kevin Richardson

Rhys Bergeron
David Bloodgood
Moussa Dia
Cole Jurek ^
Jonny Malks
Joe Merrill ^
Tyler Monroe
Jacques Nissen
Andrew Roy ^
Jasper Tom
Jeff Wodatch

Joseph Cubitt
Jack Havey
Jake Kenniv

Bryan Walsh

Brendan Adams ^
Aaron Barcio *
Matt Bennett ^
Xavier Fuzat *
Ben Lewis ^
Jimmy Zuraw ^

Jeremiah Branson *
Cameron Brock
Travis Carpenter
Ben Close *
Lucas Coniaris
Jacob Fella
Rick Gross
Levi Jacobs
Jeremy Keusch
Keegan North

Los Angeles
Daniel Brunker ^
Sam Cook
Eddie Finley
Pawel Janas ^
Michael Kiyoi
Andrew Padula
Milan Ravanell
Zac Schakner ^
Everest Shapiro
Mitchell Steiner
Brandon Van Deusen
Aaron Weaver

Abe Coffin
Dylan DeClerck
Brandon Matis
Quinn Snider

Raekwon Adkins *
Keenan Laurence
Chris Lung
Evan  Magsig
Dylan Nice *
Robin Vickers Batzdorf
Max Williams

Mike Campanella
Greg Martin
Sean Mott
Paul Owens
Brandon Pastor
James Pollard
Jordan Rhyne
Alex Thorne
Eric Witmer

Quinn Buermeyer
Jonathan Lee
Ke'ali McCarter
Josh Moore
Scott Radlauer

Jon Snyder
Brian Stout

Salt Lake
Sean Connole
Jonny Hoffman
Nathan Huff
Elijah Jaime ^
Jordan Kerr
Jacob Miller
Tony Mounga
Will Selfridge
Devon Terry
Kyle Weinberg
Chad Yorgason
Luke Yorgason

Tarik Akyuz
Jack Brown
Dominic Jacobs
Kenny Lane III
Tommy Lin
Garrett Martin ^
Marc Munoz
Zeppelin Raunig

Ty Barbieri ^
Luc Comiré
Kevin Jay
James Lewis
Wilkie Lewis
Mike Mackenzie ^
Oscar Stonehouse
Phil Turner

* Rookie
^ New addition/did not play for team in 2022
Italics means the player signed within the last week

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