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The Dogfish announced today the signing of two more players to the 2016 roster.
The San Francisco Dogfish continued to announce player signings today, adding rookie handlers Colby Chuck and Jason Edelman to their roster for the upcoming 2016 MLU season. These two signings mark the 8th and 9th players added to the Dogfish roster since the naming of Jason Seidler as Head Coach.
Chuck (5’6″, 129lbs) is a rookie and one of the youngest player in the league. A senior at Berkeley High School, Chuck represents the next generation of ultimate players. Playing ultimate from an early age with the goal to play in college and beyond, Chuck will bring a nice surge of energy to the older Dogfish roster.
A native of Berkeley, Chuck was a practice player for the Dogfish in 2015, helping to prepare the team for games and working on his own development as a player. The veteran mentoring Chuck received as a practice player in 2015 may have paid off, as he was named to USA Ultimate’s U20 Team that will compete in Poland this August.
“I’m excited to play for the Dogfish this season because I believe that I will be able to improve my game by learning a lot from the amazing coaching staff and veterans on the team.” said Chuck, “I also think the high level play in the MLU will help me prepare for the Junior Worlds this coming summer.”
Edelman (5’9″, 165lbs) will also be joining the Dogfish for his rookie season. Originally from Columbus, OH, Edelman attended Emory University in Atlanta. Raised playing soccer and tennis, Edelman picked up ultimate as a freshman in college and was instantly drawn to the competition and community. Playing for Emory, Edelman and his teammates reached regionals in 3 of his 4 years of play. He later stayed on to coach the team at Emory after graduation.
A talented lefty handler, Edelman thrives on making the pass that both advances the disc and frustrates defenders. As a player focused on distributing the disc, Edelman is looking forward to having the wider field used in the MLU to find open cutters.
Edelman has played for several clubs throughout his career, including Atlanta’s Rival and Chain Lightning, Columbus Madcow, and San Francisco’s AIR, Funk, Wolves, Oaks, and Groove. Edelman brings a significant level of experience to the Dogfish, having played at Club Nationals with Chain Lightning (3rd place), Masters Nationals with BAM (7th place), and Beach Nationals with Evorg (5th place).
“I’m super excited to join the San Francisco Dogfish!” said Edelman, “I’m very much looking forward to seeing what kind of chemistry this team will develop under the wise, all-powerful eye of Coach Seidler.”
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