Photo by Rodney Chen – UltiPhotos.com
The Dogfish started the 2015 season with a win over the Vancouver Nighthawks on April 19. After a tough run of luck last year, the team is eager to contend for the MLU title this year.
That no-holds-barred spirit was in full force with this incredible fourth-quarter sprint and layout grab by Dogfish rookie Thomas Adams, earning him the Friction Gloves Catch of the Week.
“It feels surreal. I never imagined I would be on a professional highlight reel,” said Adams. He credits fellow Dogfish rookie Andrew Hooker for his part in the play.
“I busted deep the second I saw the disc go to him because I knew he had a nasty backhand huck. Sure enough, he delivered.”
With hundreds of fans looking on, Adams felt buoyed by the enthusiasm of the Fish Faithful.
“I got a huge adrenaline rush as I caught the disc. I had never played in front of so many people before, so the roar of the crowd was a nice surprise. It made me realize ‘Wow, this really is professional ultimate’.”
See more great plays like this when the Dogfish take on the Portland Stags on Sunday, April 26. Buy your tickets today!