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Metro East [message #114650] Tue, 24 April 2012 15:30 Go to next message
donovd
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It's pretty much agreed on that we are the worst region but we've always liked to talk about ultimate and compare our mediocre-ness.

On the national scene everyone seems to be taking UConn as a given for the win but they showed some vulnerabilities at CCs with a loss to Yale in pool play (came back to win the conference on Sunday). There was speculation that all-region nominees Ben Weyers and Kamil Skwarek were off at the Connecticut Constitution game on Saturday but that was just speculation, nothing confirmed.

Another surprise is Cornell's loss to SUNY-Buffalo at CCs. Then you throw in the relatively unknown Princeton (played a bunch of out of region tournaments but only 2 games all season against teams who will also be at regionals) and you have a bunch of teams capable of winning the region IMO.

A rough stab at seeding:

1- UConn
2- SUNY- Buffalo (1-0 over perennial power Cornell)
3- Cornell (better ranking than Princeton
4- Princeton (next best ranking)
5- Yale (wins over NYU and Wesleyan)
6- NYU (won MetroNY over Rutgers)
7- Rutgers (next highest ranked)
8- Wesleyan (good ranking, close lost to Yale did finish higher than Yale and NYU at New England Open, lower than Yale at Booty Call)
9- Columbia (has beaten Yale which CCS failed to do in two tries)
10- Central Connecticut State - close losses to Yale good ranking
11- RIT (has to be higher than Rochester)
12- Rochester (1-1 vs. Columbia, next best ranking but has to be below RIT
13- Hofstra (beat SUNY- Albany)
14- SUNY-Albany (beat Yale at CCs in pool play but no other wins against regionally competitive teams)
15- Rowan (higher ranking than Cornell-B
16- Cornell-B

Possible alternatives: Wesleyan moves up to 6, bumping NYU and Rutgers down. Also CCS and Columbia could switch.

This creates the following pools:
Pool A:
UConn
Wesleyan
Rochester
Hofstra

Pool B:
SUNY-Buffalo
Rutgers
RIT
SUNY-Albany

Pool C:
Cornell
NYU
Central Connecticut State
Rowan

Pool D:
Princeton
Yale
Columbia
Cornell-B


Some interesting story lines there:
Wesleyan looking to be the David to UConn's Goliath. They can really focus on that since Rochester and Hofstra really shouldn't be able to challege for a two top spot out of pool A.

Pool B has the very dangerous SUNY-Albany who if last year's regionals (beating Greg Owens and TCNJ) and this year's CCs (beating Yale) are an indication, probably are going to surprise everyone for one game before retreating to the consolation brackets. Rutgers definitely has the personnel to make the B1 v B2 game interesting. RIT has a pair of AUDL players but I don't think they'll have the depth to play 4 competitive games on Saturday and be done before quarters.

Pool C has the rematch of last year's finals. Both teams have gotten significantly weaker but plenty of all-region nominees between the teams. It would be a shock if most of this pool doesn't go to seed, the possible upset being NYU over Cornell.

Pool D is the Ivy league pool with 4 represented. Columbia has beaten Yale but other than that these teams haven't seen each other this year. Princeton has a great ranking but is untested within the Metro East.

My predictions:
semis:
UConn
Cornell (loses pool to NYU, beats Princeton in quarters)

Yale (beats NYU in quarters)
SUNY-Buffalo

UConn over SUNY-Buffalo in the finals.

Rutgers could play spoiler though in pool play if they knock off SUNY-Buffalo, but in the end of the day I agree with the masses that UConn has the depth to still be firing away at the end of Sunday while everyone else is starting to drag.


All region team?
I haven't seen all these guys play but some of the names that have been thrown around:

Ben Weyers- UConn
Kamil Skwarek - UConn
John Bain - SUNY-Buffalo
Bo Li - Cornell
Neil Butler - Cornell
Sean Childers - NYU
Scottie Xu - Rutgers

There are some teams clearly left off that I just don't know the names (Princeton/Yale/Wesleyan/Columbia) and some teams I just don't know enough about their depth so please add some names to this.

FOTY-
John Wodatch - UConn
Jibran Mieser - Rutgers (I'm putting this one out there)- kid is a beast, played with him at high tide, great defender and played really really well for a freshman that we picked up and stuck in our system. Definitely going to be an all-region player by the time he's done with college.


Other fun things:

D-IIIs?

SUNY-Fredonia is clearly out ahead of the pack. Something like 5 of their guys play for the Buffalo Hunters. The two seed is one of Stevens/RPI/Colgate. Stevens and RPI have had almost no turnover from last year while adding new players and Colgate has some great wins and are led by one of the better D-III players in the region.

Some names (and yes I included myself like a pretentious prick):
Greg Wakeman - SUNY Fredonia
Kevin Quinlin - SUNY Fredonia
Kevin Hoercher - Colgate
John Hosmer - RPI
Dan Donovan - RPI
Max Weigert - Connecticut College
Jesse Moskowitz - Connecticut College
Mason Compton - Steven's Tech



Thoughts?


Re: Metro East [message #114677 is a reply to message #114650] Tue, 24 April 2012 17:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
wwwswagcom
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Metro East! Yay!

UConn should roll through the region. I think they lost to Yale in last year's sectionals as well. But when these guys want to turn it on they can. Look for the two DIII schools to make some noise as well. Wesleyan is a well rounded physical team with a nice zone. Buffalo's a fun story with some good players. Cornell and Columbia just don't seem to have it together with big losses from last season. Hope CCSU does well. A bunch of great guys.

My take on DIII is:

1. Fredonia
2. Stevens Tech
3. RPI
4. Conn College
5. Colgate

And the field.

Fredonia is certainly beatable though. If there's some heavy wind that doesn't allow Wakeman to beat teams over the top, they could be upset.

Cheers!
Re: Metro East [message #114683 is a reply to message #114650] Tue, 24 April 2012 18:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Reggie Fanelli
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> It's pretty much agreed on that we are the worst region


---i love the metro east!!!
~~~~~~~~~~~~
> 1- UConn
> 2- SUNY- Buffalo (1-0 over perennial power Cornell)
> 3- Cornell (better ranking than Princeton
> 4- Princeton (next best ranking)
> 5- Yale (wins over NYU and Wesleyan)
> 6- NYU (won MetroNY over Rutgers)
> 7- Rutgers (next highest ranked)


---The top 7 teams in this list...are all UOA squads!
and....Cornell, Buffalo and NYU are both WUFF Camp teams!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> 9- Columbia (has beaten Yale which CCS failed to do in two
> tries)


--another UOA squad!


Good luck all!
Re: Metro East [message #114687 is a reply to message #114650] Tue, 24 April 2012 18:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
shockbldxz
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Princeton's Osman Khwaja for All-Region?

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s720x720/5365 57_3188237435215_1544190038_32752956_2030883431_n.jpg

Re: Metro East [message #114688 is a reply to message #114683] Tue, 24 April 2012 18:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
lightsoutjp
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I heard that Rowan will be declining the bid to Regionals, which is a shame because I've enjoyed playing them, but it shouldn't change much. Hofstra is looking to have some fun at our 2nd ever Regionals appearance, check out captains Will "Ron Weasley" Scripps, Jarrett Piette, and Sean "Goldiehawkz" Gradwell - we'll be making some noise! Should be a fun weekend, I'm excited to see what goes down in "the worst region," and where the top teams end up.
Re: Metro East [message #114692 is a reply to message #114650] Tue, 24 April 2012 19:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
brosev
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>>All region team?

Needs whoever that Torch kid is on UConn. I think they built a defense that basically dares teams to throw deep and let him embarrass people. Has anyone in the region skied him this year?

>>Princeton's Osman Khwaja for All-Region?

I'd second that.

But, if UConn rolls through the region, the more guys they have on All-Region the better. Matt Baum is starting as an O-Line handler for CT Constitution
Re: Metro East [message #114694 is a reply to message #114692] Tue, 24 April 2012 20:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BigKamil
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yea but I hear that matt baum kid is really lazy. Doesnt even play defense, but I guess if uconn can stick him somewhere he doesnt hurt them too bad...good for them. Dont forget only important part of UCONN. ME. KAMIL.
Re: Metro East [message #114695 is a reply to message #114692] Tue, 24 April 2012 20:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
donovd
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I played with Torch at High Tide as well (hat tournament- so again not the best gauge) and although he's a beast athletically I don't think he's well rounded enough for first team all region. Also if you include Torch (and some other UConn guys on Torch's level) on first team UConn will end up with most of the spots on the first team. That doesn't seem right to me if a team like Yale who is more middle of the pack can beat them. Aka if there is a decent parity in the region in the top 7 or 8 teams it wouldn't be accurate for the all-region team to be represented by 4 or 5 guys from one team. But still Torch should be second team at least.


Anybody know some of the club teams these guys have played for? Not that going off of club teams is the best way (some people don't play serious club for various reasons and would get missed) but it is a good way to verify people's abilities.



Re: Metro East [message #114696 is a reply to message #114692] Tue, 24 April 2012 20:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BigKamil
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Kamil is the best no one else on uconn matters. They may as well be garden gnomes.
Re: Metro East [message #114736 is a reply to message #114695] Wed, 25 April 2012 08:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
raffi.greenberg
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to clear up some confusions about yale's win over uconn at sectionals: uconn was missing rj and weyers who are both really good. but yale was also missing two of our captains and, altogether, 5 of our top 10 players due to injuries.

as for club teams: a bunch of guys in the metro east played with Slow Children out of MA this year, including (i'm probly missing some ppl):

myself (yale)
ben weyers (uconn)
torch (brian varis - uconn)
broi (brian mcLoughlin - uconn)
gomez (matt baum - uconn)
rj (uconn)
matt turiano (uconn)

as for all-region, i think weyers should definitely get a nod. i also think broi (skinny little guy on uconn, #2) is worth thinking about. he is really quite a good player, he has throws and is very productive offensively.

i also want to put in a plug for ray xi from yale (#5). ray consistently makes plays like this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfCjqkEeVX8&t=39m20s

ray is an exceptionally quick handler who can take over points with his field vision, incisive throws and ability to get the disc back, even against very talented defenders. he's a lefty with great breaks and bombs. on defense ray has a nose for the disc and earns tons of poach and help d's. having played with and against many of the best players in our region i can say that ray definitely deserves an all-region nod. the fact that he hasn't played for an elite club team yet is not a function of his talent (for example he was in china one summer, and was working 90 hour weeks another).
Re: Metro East [message #114824 is a reply to message #114736] Thu, 26 April 2012 11:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Girving143
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Metro Easy Regionals Schedule is up. I'm making predictions.

A1: UConn
B1: Rutgers
C1: NYU
D1: Princeton

Semi's:
Cornell
UConn

Rutgers
NYU

Championship:
UConn over Rutgers, 14-11

Now guess my bias.
Re: Metro East [message #114825 is a reply to message #114824] Thu, 26 April 2012 11:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
toucansam
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Girving143 wrote on Thu, 26 April 2012 14:14
Now guess my bias.


Cornell.
Re: Metro East [message #114826 is a reply to message #114824] Thu, 26 April 2012 11:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jackson
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God, I'm sick of all these Princeton players coming on here and hyping up themselves. Whoever Girving143 is, it's obvious that he's from Princeton.
Re: Metro East [message #114827 is a reply to message #114824] Thu, 26 April 2012 11:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jughandle10
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Girving...

I think i can take a stab at this one.

In some order...

Martin Brodeur
Short people
Bald people
Austrian economics
Terrible Basketball Teams
Andrew Bergman
Worldwide Conspiracies
Gold
Guns
Governor Chris Christie (if only he were bald)


What else am i missing?
Re: Metro East [message #114854 is a reply to message #114827] Thu, 26 April 2012 21:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
HRPaperstacks
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In response to the question earlier in the thread "Has anyone in the region skied [Torch] this year?" I put together a quick fun video of Yale Superfly's Raffi Greenberg. The Man. The Legend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ln2X_3VzTv8

Raffi is that guy on Superfly that other teams in our pool watch when they finish their games early. He is one of the most dominant cutters I have seen in my limited 4 years of college ultimate. Not only does he have the raw athleticism to get open or shut down most anyone, he also has the field awareness and vision to shred defenses apart. His break throws and his ability to keep his man on his heels make him dangerous also as a thrower. As you can see in the video, he is near unfuckwittable in the sky. He has some club experience with Philly Love and Slow Children the last couple years and has only gotten better every year.

Along with Ben Weyers of UConn and Bo Li of Cornell, I feel like Raffi is a clear choice for first-team all-region.

Future
Re: Metro East [message #114857 is a reply to message #114854] Thu, 26 April 2012 22:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
donovd
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video is private :/
Re: Metro East [message #114865 is a reply to message #114827] Thu, 26 April 2012 23:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
hostilnakfor
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Dan Naylor wrote:
> Girving...
> I think i can take a stab at this one.
>
> In some order...
>
> Martin Brodeur
> Short people
> Bald people
> Austrian economics
> Terrible Basketball Teams
> Andrew Bergman
> Worldwide Conspiracies
> Gold
> Guns
> Governor Chris Christie (if only he were bald)
>
>
> What else am i missing?
Climbing out the back window and marching down University Street ogling
all the hot girls at night with maybe a light rain, can we get a little
light rain here, Alex? Then finding out cannot climb back in the window
and pushing the buzzer pretending to have accidentally locked myself out
the back door.
--
John the Sensei. John the Revelator.
Re: Metro East [message #114866 is a reply to message #114854] Thu, 26 April 2012 23:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
hostilnakfor
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Desmond wrote:
> In response to the question earlier in the thread "Has
> anyone in the region skied [Torch] this year?" I put
> together a quick fun video of Yale Superfly's Raffi
> Greenberg. The Man. The Legend.
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ln2X_3VzTv8
>
> Raffi is that guy on Superfly that other teams in our pool
> watch when they finish their games early. He is one of the
> most dominant cutters I have seen in my limited 4 years of
> college ultimate. Not only does he have the raw athleticism
> to get open or shut down most anyone, he also has the field
> awareness and vision to shred defenses apart. His break
> throws and his ability to keep his man on his heels make him
> dangerous also as a thrower. As you can see in the video,

Um no. "This video is private."
--
John the Sensei. John the Revelator.
Re: Metro East [message #115029 is a reply to message #114650] Sun, 29 April 2012 19:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
donovd
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I didn't get much of a chance to watch D-I but it seemed as though the wind was a huge factor. It was really diagonally across the field but for the sake of simplicity you could call it upwind/downwind.

In the finals Princeton (who knocked off UConn in semis) went up big in the first half on the back of a tough zone. It was a 4 man cup I believe. But Cornell started to get their zone working on Princeton and with Bo Li's handles, figured out how to beat the Princeton zone. Cornell fought back with a string of breaks to take half 8-7. Cornell scored first out of half and then soft cap blew. Princeton scored to 9-8. Cornell put in the next o-point and then broke for game I believe. I didn't know many of the players other than Bo Li and Neil Butler (who balled btw). But there were a lot of great handlers for both sides in the game.

Still neither team was looked like they are capable of legitimately competing with nationals teams but in the wind their zones and handlers persevered over the top seeds UConn and SUNY-Buffalo (who actually dropped in quarters to Wesleyan). Cornell probably comes into nationals as the 19th or 20th seed so they pretty much only can go up Smile


In D-III's the wind might have been an even bigger factor. With the brutal wind starting 2nd round sunday most games went the full time and got capped with lots of long points. Top heavy teams like Colgate, Conn College and Fredonia looked like they were starting to struggle in the last few rounds in terms of legs.

Fredonia also suffered an injury to their top player Greg Wakeman on Saturday (or maybe before the weekend?). His throwing hand had some messed up fingers which I was told affected his throwing which they heavily rely on. He had to cut instead of handle and in the wind they seemed to run out of throwers.

Colgate was one of the best teams in man to man play. If there wasn't wind they probably would be headed to nationals. Kevin Hoercher is an amazing player from a cutter role but with all the zones his skill was slightly mitigated. With the sh*tshow that happened at the top of pool A, they unfortunately drew Fredonia early in the backdoor bracket though.

The sh*tshow in pool A left Conn College in the finals. But Conn struggled in the wind and we (RPI) were able to win the field position battle. Half was 8-3. I think Conn decided to go hard for the break with a zone out of half since they were coming down wind. But we were able to work it up the field and from there they started resting players for the backdoor game. Its a hard position to be in with tight lines like Conn had and such long points in the wind. Stevens played a tough zone on them and ran away with the game. Looking back on the weekend, so many things could have been different. Without wind I wouldn't be surprised if it was two different teams advancing to nationals.

The biggest thing in the end of the day was depth. Stevens had a massive team and they played a lot of different people. They beat Conn with their legs in the game to go even though Stevens had played an extra game. I didn't get to watch everyone, mostly notably, Cortland, but a lot of teams had some great players. Max Weigert and Jesse Moskowitz played amazing for Conn all weekend. Greg Wakeman was a pretty damn consistent cutter for Fredonia even though he was playing though an injury. Kevin Quilian, Doug Urbino and David Ward also played well for Fredonia. I already mentioned Kevin Hoercher from Colgate, but helping him out was guys like Mike Girard, #10 and #90. Unfortunately these guys had to play both ways a lot and were looking a bit gassed come Sunday afternoon.

We (RPI) were able to play upwards of 14 guys in most games and that showed come end of the day Sunday. I think the tightest we called lines was 12 or 13 with 1 or 2 guys going both ways in our pool play game against Colgate.


Congrats to Stevens, Cornell and Ottawa and good luck at nattys!

- Dan Donovan
RPI #8

Re: Metro East [message #115030 is a reply to message #115029] Sun, 29 April 2012 20:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jessemoskowitz
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To go off some of your DIII points:

A score was incorrectly reported on score reporter. Because of this, Fredonia believed they had the pool locked up after beating Conn College (us) on Saturday. So, they took a loss to Cortland first game Sunday. This is the sh-tshow you're referring to. With some luck, we got sent to the championship game. Like you said Dan, RPI played the wind and field position game better than Conn and we packed it in in the second half. We pretty much ran with 10-11 guys in the finals and 2nd/3rd game and that killed us in the long run. Long points, lots of zone, first tourney with significant wind, and there you have it. Stevens played a nice cup and disciplined offensive game plan and we couldn't get back in it.

Dan and Hosmer led RPI and pretty much played on a level of their own all weekend. Russ on RPI (sophomore) will make noise in the region for another few years. Joe Babbino is one of the big reasons Cortland was able to go 4-1 in pool play. Matt McL and the other handler on Ithaca did their thing despite their poor team performance. Mason Compton of Stevens Tech, you could hardly tell there was any wind with the way he was moving the disc and the freshmen, Brownlee (??) out of Columbia HS is a phenominal athlete.

Best of luck to RPI and Stevens.
Re: Metro East [message #115045 is a reply to message #115030] Mon, 30 April 2012 05:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
HRPaperstacks
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my bad on the video. no longer private. enjoy.
Re: Metro East [message #115048 is a reply to message #115045] Mon, 30 April 2012 06:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
lightsoutjp
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A few thoughts:
That wind on Sunday was ridiculous. Made most games with quasi-matched teams just trading points back and forth, but, for example, plays like the Princeton upwind break to beat UConn in semis show that you have to keep playing until the imaginary whistle. Half tough luck for UConn there, half scrappy perseverance from Princeton.

Buffalo looked frustrated a lot (especially in pool play), and several players got over the top with the douchbaggery. Mitch Wheeler was a class act - great spirit, apologizing for some of his players' actions, and pretty throws, great breaks. Love to see it when players keep up the spirit despite the lack of any sort of reward in the college game, had to give that guy a shout-out.

Sure this region is weak in the national scheme of things, but man you have to love the all-around craftiness up here. Great weekend!
Re: Metro East [message #115067 is a reply to message #115045] Mon, 30 April 2012 09:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
dusty
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On Apr 30, 11:49 am, JP <j...@leveraged.com> wrote:
> A few thoughts:
> That wind on Sunday was ridiculous

The future of ultimate is indoors.

I love playing in the wind (and it plays to my few strengths as a
player), but the platonic ideal of ultimate is closer to basketball
than football. It isn't about the physical battle so much as it is
about the aesthetics and efficiency of play.

Just a guess.

Music on tap: A.Dd+, When Pigs Fly

dusty.rhodes
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Re: Metro East [message #115071 is a reply to message #114650] Mon, 30 April 2012 09:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JBabbino
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I don't agree with you calling what happened in our pool a sh*tshow.

First I'd like to say:
We were screwed out of an opportunity to advance past 5th place at Sectionals because of point differential and a crappy schedule. We had 5 straight games on that saturday in Fredonia, NY ending against a strong Colgate team. That being said we still snagged the last spot to Regionals after a close loss against Oneonta on Sunday. So because of one bad game on Saturday we were denied the opportunity to play for first and prove we were the best in our section. Everyone needs to stop underestimating us!

We came out sort of flat against Conn College on Saturday of Regionals and then had to start a comeback we almost tied it but then Conn College capitalized to hold their lead of 2. After winning the rest of the games on Saturday we went into Sunday knowing that if we beat Fredonia there would be a 3-way tie for first and it would come down to point differential again.

This game was very intense and everyone played their asses off. Fredonia started the game off very strong, not like a team that thought they had the pool on lock. they were up 6-2 on us when we called a time out and we said "its now or never." We started another comeback and took half 7-6 and then proceeded to roll all the way to the final score of 13-11.

So Dan because of point differential we were 2 points away from being in that Championship game. So it wasn't some fluke its what should have been from the beginning.

I was not aware that wakeman was hurt but he still played very well and hard as did the rest of the team. Fredonia played a great game and I don't like the excuse of "oh they thought they had the pool on lock so thats why we won."

You know why we won its because of:

Tim Kominos - Our deep deep who can sky anyone he wants when ever he wants

Dan Mercado - Our best handler who can throw the disc pretty much where ever he wants to throw it

Tim Wuebber - Another strong deep option and one of our best defenders

Mike Palmisano - One of our workhorses in our ho stack and poppers in zone.

Steve Bentley - One of our best marks and another awesome defender

Justin St. Louis - Another strong mark and a brick wall on defense

Alex Trainor - a rookie handler who has stepped up his game after we put a lot of pressure on his shoulders this post season

Jack Labriola - a sophomore who has improved tremendously over the last year

Charlie Kenline - A rookie who will sky you sitting down

Ethan Giventer - a very fast runner that won't get tired in the cup

Phil Rascona - a FRESHMAN that skied 5 Fredonia players to win the game
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3563107130578&se t=a.3248354181951.145015.1659852519&type=1&theater

So sorry Jesse but i was not the only reason why my team went 4-1 in pool play.

After suffering a few injuries we were down to 10 ppl in the game vs Stevens Tech. Our defense played very well in that game forcing a lot of turns and getting a lot of D's but we did not capitalize on offense like we should have.



SO Dan of RPI your lucky that we didn't get those two other points because you would have been playing SUNY CORTLAND in the finals and that would have been a completely different game!


I am no trying to sound arrogant or cocky right now because when it comes down to it we were not in that championship game and didn't have all the pieces to the puzzle. I have the most respect for everyone I played this weekend even if it didn't seem that way on the field. It's just very frustrating when tournament after tournament we are counted out before we are even considered a threat. So mark my words SUNY Cortland will be going to Nationals next year with or without me on that field with them! SO STOP UNDERESTIMATING US!

Oh and I am not going to reply back so don't bother writing some huge long obnoxious post like I just did : P


NO MERCY! NO LUBE!
Joe Babbino #12
SUNY Cortland Captain/ Co-Founder


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Re: Metro East [message #115075 is a reply to message #115030] Mon, 30 April 2012 09:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ryan Thompson
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On Apr 30, 1:46 am, Jesse Moskowitz <jmosk...@conncoll.edu> wrote:
> Mason Compton of
> Stevens Tech, you could hardly tell there was any wind with
> the way he was moving the disc and the freshmen, Brownlee
> (??) out of Columbia HS is a phenominal athlete.
>
> Best of luck to RPI and Stevens.
> --
> Posted fromhttp://www.rsdnospam.com

That's Marquez Brownlee out of CHS. Can see him dominating the D3
scene for years to come.
Re: Metro East [message #115076 is a reply to message #115071] Mon, 30 April 2012 10:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
donovd
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you seem to misunderstand my use of sh*tshow. Not saying that the play in the pool was shitty, but a three way tie for first is shitty. When it comes down to point diff making a huge difference like you said that sucks. If those games had gone one or two points differently Fredonia or Cortland could have had the easier Sunday and jumped to the finals.

Also not sure where I underestimated you guys, all I said was I didn't get to watch you (other than a play or two) so I couldn't comment on who was carrying the team.



Dan Donovan

As a side note- I'd recommend not using all the hyperboles in describing your teammates. It actually takes away from what you are saying.



Re: Metro East [message #115083 is a reply to message #115076] Mon, 30 April 2012 11:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ryan Delaney
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Joe Babbino - Biggest Noob in the Region and the Mayor of Stupidville.

Re: Metro East [message #115085 is a reply to message #114650] Mon, 30 April 2012 12:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
DMercado37
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I appreciate Joe's enthusiasm about myself and our teammates and agree 100% with what he said. Having such few players and 2 injuries by the end of the weekend, my team (Cortland) fought long and hard for our 5th place spot with Colgate. I think ourselves, SUNY Fredonia, and Conn College put up great games and it was a pleasure to play them to that caliber. I can't say I'm completely satisfied with how the weekend ended for us and wish we had the opportunity to fight for that nationals spot without having such a long schedule with such few people. I get that it's part of the game to have depth but considering we've only been a team for 2 1/2 years is pretty impressive if you ask me. I think we would have given RPI a run for their money if we had gotten that #1 spot in Pool A.

It was a pleasure playing all the teams this weekend, notably SUNY Fredonia and Conn College.


And to Dan from RPI....

Joe Babbino lives, breathes, eats, sleeps, thinks, moves Ultimate. What he said about myself and my teammates is a great compliment. These so-called "hyperboles" is more like having faith in your teammates. It's been a privilege to have played with him for all my years of Ultimate.


NO MERCY! NO LUBE!!!

Dan "Magmar" Mercado #37
SUNY Cortland
Captain/Co-Founder
Re: Metro East [message #115088 is a reply to message #115071] Mon, 30 April 2012 12:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jeremy.mcnamara
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JBabbino wrote on Mon, 30 April 2012 12:58


Tim Kominos - Our deep deep who can sky anyone he wants when ever he wants

Dan Mercado - Our best handler who can throw the disc pretty much where ever he wants to throw it



So you have two people that can do whatever they want any time and you still lost? Your descriptions make everyone on Cortland seem like a douche and that is a disservice to your teammates.

P.S. Former resident of Clark 313.
Re: Metro East [message #115089 is a reply to message #115088] Mon, 30 April 2012 12:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jughandle10
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I would second all the calls for Mason Compton to be d3 all region. As his club teammate, it's an honor to be on the same field with him. He's tireless, always carries a great attitude, isn't afraid of the big moment, is conscientious and thoughtful as a teammate, and happens to be 6'2, fast, strong in the air and plenty skilled. Seems like an easy pick to me.

Chris Fairfield, also from stevens, is another very talented player to watch out for from that region and should be the benefciary of the extra attention Mason may receive.


(seemingly posted this in the wrong place)... my bad
Re: Metro East [message #115090 is a reply to message #115089] Mon, 30 April 2012 12:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
donovd
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Mason Compton is certainly a great player. I think the biggest thing I took away from this weekend though is how much he (and the other leaders on that team) have done a great job with Stevens. Last year at regionals they really needed him to take over games for them to play well. This year they had a lot of guys that played and they trusted the less experienced guys to play them a lot even in close games.

Over the course of the weekend that really paid off and they had the legs to make it through the backdoor bracket.
Re: Metro East [message #115092 is a reply to message #115090] Mon, 30 April 2012 12:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JBabbino
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I agree with that he threw one of the most baller backhand hucks into the wind from about 20 yards out of his own endzone against us this weekend.

Babbs #12
Re: Metro East [message #115095 is a reply to message #115071] Mon, 30 April 2012 13:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BOC9000
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You want people to respect your team? Win games when it counts. Nothing else matters.

Incidentally, "No Mercy, No Lube" is a terrible cheer and hardly helps your case.


http://kenyonultimate.wordpress.com/
Re: Metro East [message #115096 is a reply to message #115092] Mon, 30 April 2012 13:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
CanNibble
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Does anyone know the name of the beaded hair guy from Wesleyan? He was quite impressive and deserves an all-region nod in my book.
Re: Metro East [message #115103 is a reply to message #114650] Mon, 30 April 2012 14:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jessemoskowitz
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Just showin you love Babsy.
Re: Metro East [message #115112 is a reply to message #115096] Mon, 30 April 2012 15:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ging
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CanNibble wrote on Mon, 30 April 2012 13:42
Does anyone know the name of the beaded hair guy from Wesleyan? He was quite impressive and deserves an all-region nod in my book.

Correct me if I'm mistaken, but I believe that is Mike Revelas.

The "other" Cornell handlers mentioned earlier that definitely deserve a mention are Nick Thompson and Adam Goldberg. Thompson in particular is a dominant force on both sides of the disc and makes some amazingly athletic plays.

David Wheeler, or better known as Snoflake, from RIT is definitely one of the biggest all-around threats in the region. If you've had to cover him or get marked by him you would understand.

Ginger #5
RIT
Re: Metro East [message #115113 is a reply to message #115103] Mon, 30 April 2012 15:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JBabbino
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Oh i know Mouse my point was that there are others besides me. : )
Re: Metro East [message #115114 is a reply to message #115113] Mon, 30 April 2012 15:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ryan Delaney
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So much for not responding anymore, Joey.
Re: Metro East [message #115134 is a reply to message #115030] Mon, 30 April 2012 21:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
turntheradioff
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jessemoskowitz wrote on Sun, 29 April 2012 23:11
To go off some of your DIII points:

A score was incorrectly reported on score reporter. Because of this, Fredonia believed they had the pool locked up after beating Conn College (us) on Saturday. So, they took a loss to Cortland first game Sunday. This is the sh-tshow you're referring to. With some luck, we got sent to the championship game. Like you said Dan, RPI played the wind and field position game better than Conn and we packed it in in the second half. We pretty much ran with 10-11 guys in the finals and 2nd/3rd game and that killed us in the long run. Long points, lots of zone, first tourney with significant wind, and there you have it. Stevens played a nice cup and disciplined offensive game plan and we couldn't get back in it.

Dan and Hosmer led RPI and pretty much played on a level of their own all weekend. Russ on RPI (sophomore) will make noise in the region for another few years. Joe Babbino is one of the big reasons Cortland was able to go 4-1 in pool play. Matt McL and the other handler on Ithaca did their thing despite their poor team performance. Mason Compton of Stevens Tech, you could hardly tell there was any wind with the way he was moving the disc and the freshmen, Brownlee (??) out of Columbia HS is a phenominal athlete.

Best of luck to RPI and Stevens.


Why were scores reported incorrectly? Who was supposed to check them and why weren't they checked before they were posted? How was something as simple as reporting the correct scores screwed up and allowed to effect the tournament? I know that you didn't do it, I'm just wondering if you (or anyone else) knows what happened.
Re: Metro East [message #115166 is a reply to message #114650] Tue, 01 May 2012 08:55 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
Luckysnowman
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Hey Yall,
Finally my 5 years are up!
Just wanted to say my two cents about my section/region. I thought sectionals was very smooth I was very impressed with the improvement in Cconn state. I thought all the teams were very spirited...
At regionals I was surprised that some players (not on Wesleyan or Uconn) who were completely oblivious to the rules, leading to bad spirit. In one instance a player stalled me during an injury as my player was yelling in pain, claiming "he hasn't called injury yet"! If people want more examples I am glad to provide.

On all region (PSA I am awful at names. I know he gets a lot of hype but it would be a sin if Kamil(?) doesn't get it from UConn. We didn't play them tight enough that I would be able to name another player. I thought Yale was solid all around, they should have 1 all region not sure who... I know that the Dreds kid from Wesleyan had an awesome game vs us. CConn had one player who has improved tremendously and deserves a nod, a man known only as sexy eyes. Cornell obviously needs one, Neil didn't do much vs us (he didn't need to, so one of their handlers.
Hearts to you all,
Brown
PS Watch out for my sophomore Sean Fagen (Gray) next Year.
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