Ultimate Frisbee - Co-Ed Varsity
Marianapolis varsity ultimate finished the 2019 campaign with a competitive 7-12 record. While under .500, the Knights found themselves facing stiff competition in the highest division in the state of Connecticut. Throughout the season, the team played with class and respect for their opponents and the game. This spirit helped them bring home a second-consecutive state spirit title, an accomplishment that both coaches are very proud of. Despite rainouts, soggy fields, a slew of setbacks and a small squad, the ultimate team fought like Knights for every inch this season.
The on-field highlights of the season were a pair of revenge matches against Beaver Country Day and Watkinson School.
Having lost 9-10 on universe point early in the season to BCD, the Knights were pitted against thrm in the de facto final at their home tournament, the 4th annual Marianapolis Invitational. Using a suffocating zone defense, the Knights stormed out to an early lead and never looked back.
After a lopsided loss to Watkinson at States, the Knights drew a rematch for their last game of the year at New England's. Despite exhausted legs from 6 hours of ultimate, the Knights raced out of the gate and won comfortably, 11-6. Senior Sam Roy caught the last throw of the season from fellow senior Cole McGovern for the win.
Senior captain Max Hayes led the Knights with 20 goals and 42 assists on the season. Every Knight scored a goal this year, including fellow senior captain John Madden in the last game of the season. Senior Jacob Rice led the team with 36 defensive blocks to anchor the defense.
A big thank you to seniors Rafael Fauxbel, Maxwell Hayes, John Madden, Cole McGovern, Jacob Rice and Sam Roy to their commitment to the program. You will be missed more than you know! And we are excited to announce the captains for 2020 will be seniors Zachary Atwood and Doyoon Kim.
Dylan-Ernst SchäferHead Coach
Dylan-Ernst Schäfer currently teaches 21st century literature, AP English Language and Composition and digital photography. He is the house head of the Baptists Hall, and coaches ultimate frisbee and soccer. In addition, he is the Assistant Director of Camp Stonewall.
During grad school, Mr. Schäfer interned at the Boston Globe. He is an avid photographer, sports fan, and loves the outdoors. Outside of Marianapolis, he was the former coach of the Connecticut YCC National Team.