Get to Know Asher Lantz - Presented by Meez Meals

by Tessa Martyn

The Chicago Union is proud to partner with Meez Meals, a Chicago-based home meal provider, with this great opportunity to GET TO KNOW the players on the team… while cooking! 

Q & A with Asher Lantz

Q: How and when did you get started playing Ultimate? 

I started playing Ultimate in high school around 10 years ago when I got invited to a pickup game by some friends. However, I never played anything besides pickup until college.

Q: What has been the highlight of your Ultimate career to date? 

Definitely winning the Division III National Championships in 2019 with my college team. Go Pranksters! 

Q: What do you like best about the Chicago Union and AUDL? 

My favorite part of playing Union so far is the awesome people I get to play with, both in terms of Ultimate skill and just being interested and fun to hang out with. And that extends to the AUDL as a whole also, though some people I’d prefer to play with rather than against. 

Q: What are you looking forward to the most this season? 

I’m looking forward to the team progressing together and starting to play more as a unit. When everyone on a team is on the same page and are synchronized in strategy and goals, there’s nothing quite like it. 

Q: What do you like to do outside of playing Ultimate? 

I like camping, hiking, spikeball, and biking around the city when it’s not blisteringly cold. 

Q: What is one interesting fact about you? 

I first played Ultimate in Cairo, Egypt where I was living during high school due to my dad’s work. 

Q: Describe Meez Meals postgame cooking experience? What did you make? What did you like best about it? 

I cooked the Sweet and Sour Tofu over Sesame Noodles. I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to put together, but also didn’t feel like it was compromising of ingredients. Not having to cut all the veggies was really nice. And of course, it tasted amazing. I follow a vegan diet and it’s really nice to have a food option that hits the sweet spot of tasty and substantive, especially as an athlete! 


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