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The San Francisco Dogfish announced their first signings of the 2016 pre-season today, naming five players to the roster for the upcoming MLU season.

The San Francisco Dogfish announced today that Andrew Riggs, Liam Rosen, Daniel Naruo, Nate Young and Nick Weiss have signed on for the 2016 season.

Riggs (5’9″, 165lbs) rejoins the Dogfish for his second season.  A University of California product, Riggs enjoyed a promising rookie season, tallying 2 goals, 3 assists and a block on just 54 points played during the 2015 campaign. 

“I’m looking forward to building on our 2015 season with a few new talented players and a passionate coach.” said Riggs.

Weiss (5’11”, 190lbs) out of Occidental College, will be entering his third year with the Dogfish.  After posting a respectable 2 goals, 3 assists and a single block as a rookie on 74 points played in 2014, Weiss improved significantly last season, posting 4 goals, 6 assists and 3 blocks over 73 points played.

“I’m excited to rejoin the Fish this year, play with a great group of guys and continue to build our way back to the top of the MLU” said Weiss.

Rosen (5’8″, 172lbs), previously a Dogfish practice player, has been signed on to the active roster for 2016.  After starting his career with the University of Puget Sound Postmen in college, Rosen has played competitive ultimate across the globe.  Aside from playing with the club team Slag Dump out of Pittsburgh, Rosen also has extensive international playing experience, having captained Bravas club team (Barcelona) and as a member of the Mexican National Team in this summer’s upcoming WUGC 2016.  A committed member of the ultimate community, Rosen is a co-founder and current Editor-in-Chief of Skyd Magazine.

“I’m excited about introducing youth and families in the Berkeley community to ultimate.” said Rosen.

Naruo (5’9″, 160lbs) enters his first season in the MLU, having previously played for the San Francisco Flamethrowers of the AUDL.  After attending Las Positas College, Naruo has been a member of San Francisco’s Polar Bears club team.  Last season for the Flamethrowers, Naruo accounted for 7 goals, 15 assists and 7 blocks on 131 points played.

Young (5’9″, 165lbs) will make his professional debut with the Dogfish in 2016.  A native of Atlanta, Young attended Standford University in Palo Alto.  Young is currently a member of the Santa Barbara Condors, a club team once captained by the newly named Dogfish Head Coach, Jason Seidler.

With these five players signed and ready to play, Coach Seidler has established a solid core for his 2016 roster.  Follow the Dogfish on Facebook and Twitter for additional roster announcements and team news!

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