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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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