Itching for the balmy summer afternoons and missing strapping on a pair of cleats? Wondering when Winter League is? What about board elections?
In the next few weeks info on Winter League, Board elections, and our 2014 schedule will be coming out. (We can't help the weather!) Stay tuned to albanyultimate.com, @albanyultimate on twitter and our Facebook page.
Albany Ultimate Granted 501c3 Status
In September 2013 Albany Ultimate received fantastic news from the IRS. Our application to become a tax exempt organization was approved and Albany Ultimate was now a recognized not-for-profit entity.
The application process is a paperwork nightmare that was guided by many members of our Ultimate community including. Special mention should be given to Matt and Cara Martin for their perseverance and effort.
The tax exempt status allows Albany Ultimate to receive donations of funds and materials. We will continue to grow as an organization and provide ever expanding Ultimate opportunities to the Albany region.
It’s a great time for Albany Ultimate. Big things are in store!
USA Ultimate Affiliation
Albany Ultimate is proud to announce a new partnership with USA Ultimate. In early September 2013 USA Ultimate granted Albany Ultimate Affiliate status. This status allows Albany Ultimate to work in closer cooperation with USA Ultimate to promote the sport, obtain greater financial and technical resources and further the development of our organization.
For full details on the Affiliate program go here.
We look forward to expanding our programming and providing new opportunities for our players. In the coming months look for news and announcements about coaching clinics, youth education programming and new opportunities to play with and contribute to Albany Ultimate!
Summer League Awards
Each summer Albany Ultimate takes time to honor our fellow players by selecting those among us who have shown us skill, consistency, Spirit, mentorship, and new found ability on the field. The 2013 Summer League Award winners are:
MVP Female: Ellen Roybal
MVP Male: Dave Powalyk
Best Defender Female: Ellen Roybal
Best Defender Male: "Bland" Matt Parenti
Rookie of the Year Female: Martina Svetlik
Rookie of the Year Male: Peter Hodge
Best Spirit Female: Stacy "Stayfo" Foster
Best Spirit Male: Del Robinson
MVP Male: "Bland" Matt Parenti
MVP Female: Veronica "KSpa" Kolegue
Most Improved Player Female: Kristine Ripple
Most Improved Player Male: Stefan Bagnato
Best Teacher Male: Nick Yetto
Best Teacher Female: Monica Blount
Best Spirit Female: Carol Smith
Best Spirit Male: Mike Eisenstein
Rookie of the Year Female: Christina Crasto
Rookie of the Year Male: Eric Newton
MVP: Nazanin Moeini
Rookie of the Year: Kimberly Berg
Best Teacher: Monica Blount
Best Spirit: Shana Slutzky
Best Chef: Valentina Zubareva
Most Improved: Edward Jamison
Our 2013 Sponsors
2013 New York High School Championships
Teams from across New York State converged at Maalwyck Park on May 25-26th for USA Ultimate High School Championships. Hosted by Albany Ultimate it was a great event and showcase for High School Ultimate. Scores and details here.
Albany Ultimate News and Notes
In January board elections were held and a new Board of Directors was elected. The members of the 2013 Board are: President Peter Amorosa, Treasurer Cara Martin, Secretary Meagan Vanderover, Ryan Dubowsky, Matt Martin, Mitch Wohl and Nick Yetto. The Board would like to thank the hard work and passion of our out going members Will Sloane, Deb Lee, Carol Smith, and Katie Derickson. We owe each of you a debt of gratitude. For more Board related info visit here.