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Co-Ed Ultimate Frisbee Season A Huge Success

Co-Ed Ultimate Frisbee Season A Huge Success
Posted on 06/13/2016
CSASC Ultimate Frisbee Champions- St. Joan of Arc

On Tuesday, May 31, 2016, the St. Joan of Arc Ultimate Frisbee team captured the CSASC league championship.  Hosted by St. Theresa’s Catholic High School in Midland, this playoff event capped off the Knights successful season with 7 wins and 1 loss.  
“Ultimate Frisbee is a sport like no other.  It’s a co-ed sport combining students from all grade levels, where the games are self-refereed and spirit of the game (sportsmanship) is of utmost importance,” said Coach Lisa Garrett. This year was the first year of CSASC league play which involved four schools: Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School, St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School, St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary School, and St. Theresa’s Catholic High School.


Melanie Dunn, another member of the Knights coaching staff, hopes that more Catholic secondary schools will take interest in the sport and join the league next year.  “It is such a great sport. Fledgling teams are always warmly welcomed and seasoned players are more than happy to teach and encourage newcomers. It would be wonderful to have more teams to compete with next year.”


Luke Graham, a Grade 12 Knight veteran, says one highlight for him this season was Spring Fling, an annual tournament held here in Simcoe County.  “It brings the community and spirit of frisbee to a competitive edge and it allows people to strive to become better players,” said Luke.  At the tournament, the Knights placed 6th out of 24 teams from across Southern Ontario.  


Like Luke, many student-athletes are moving on to post-secondary studies next year which means that leadership and responsibilities within teams will shift to other classmates.  These transitions are common among high school athletic teams and are truly exciting as they create new opportunities for other students.  


Congratulations to the St. Joan of Arc Knights on a successful season! For anyone interested in starting an Ultimate Frisbee program at their school, please contact Jayme Beard at jbeard@smcdsb.on.ca


JOA- CSASC Ult Champions
St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School- 2016 CSASC Ultimate Frisbee Champions

CSASC 2016 Ultimate Frisbee Finalists
St. Peter's Catholic Secondary School- 2016 CSASC Ultimate Frisbee Finalists