2017 American Ultimate Disc League season

The 2017 American Ultimate Disc League season was the sixth season for the league. The San Francisco FlameThrowers won the championship, the team's first title.[1] The league featured twenty-four teams in four divisions, and for the first time, teams played interdivisional games. Eleven Sports Network joined the league as a broadcast partner for the first time, broadcasting a limited slate of games.[2]

American Ultimate Disc League
Season2017
East ChampionsToronto Rush
Midwest ChampionsMadison Radicals
West ChampionsSan Jose Spiders
South ChampionsRaleigh Flyers
AUDL ChampionsSan Francisco FlameThrowers
Matches played138
Goals scored6,318 (45.78 per match)
Most goals61 goals
Michael Pardo (CHI)
Most assists71 assists
Pawel Janas (CHI)
Most blocks34 blocks
Jeff Babbitt (NY)
Biggest home winVAN 10–31 SEA
(June 30, 2017)
Biggest away winDAL 28–8 NSH
(April 29, 2017)
Highest scoringATL 37–27 NSH
(April 15, 2017)
Lowest scoringJAX 14–11 NSH
(April 23, 2017)
Longest winning run9 matches
Raleigh Flyers
Longest losing run10 matches
Detroit Mechanix
Nashville NightWatch
2016
2018
All statistics correct as of July 4, 2017.

Regular seasonEdit

Cross Coast ChallengeEdit

For the first time in the AUDL, cross-divisional games were held, counting towards the team's regular season record. Only the top two teams from each division in 2016 were involved in Cross Coast Challenge matches.[3]

DC Breeze vs. Raleigh FlyersEdit

April 22, 2017 (2017-04-22) East vs. South DC Breeze 21–230(OT) Raleigh Flyers Raleigh, North Carolina
19:00 Scoring by quarter: 5–3, 7–6, 5–4, 3–7, Overtime: 1–3 Stadium: Cardinal Gibbons Stadium
Goals: E. Miner (4)
Assists: A. Kolick (7)
Blocks: Three players (2)
Plus/minus: L. Blake (+5)
Stats Goals: M. Bode (7)
Assists: J. Nethercutt (6)
Blocks: D. Richardson, H. Taylor (4)
Plus/minus: D. Richardson, J. Nethercutt (+5)

Pittsburgh Thunderbirds vs. Seattle CascadesEdit

May 6, 2017 (2017-05-06) Midwest vs. West Pittsburgh Thunderbirds 24–26 Seattle Cascades Seattle, Washington
21:00 Scoring by quarter: 5–7, 5–8, 6–5, 8–6 Stadium: Memorial Stadium
Goals: M. Fedorenko (7)
Assists: P. Earles (10)
Blocks: A. Reppermund (6)
Plus/minus: P. Earles, M. Thorne (+8)
Stats Goals: M. Burton, B. Houser (4)
Assists: B. Houser (5)
Blocks: M. Russell, W. Chen (3)
Plus/minus: M. Burton (+9)

Dallas Roughnecks vs. Madison RadicalsEdit

June 3, 2017 (2017-06-03) South vs. Midwest Dallas Roughnecks 23–17 Madison Radicals Madison, Wisconsin
19:00 Scoring by quarter: 4–5, 4–5, 9–5, 6–2 Stadium: Breese Stevens Field
Goals: J. Mickle (4)
Assists: A. Coffin (5)
Blocks: J. Mickle (3)
Plus/minus: A. Coffin (+7)
Stats Goals: Four players (3)
Assists: T. Annen (4)
Blocks: S. Knoche, S. Richgels (2)
Plus/minus: S. Knoche, T. Annen (+5)

San Francisco FlameThrowers vs. Toronto RushEdit

June 17, 2017 (2017-06-17) West vs. East San Francisco FlameThrowers 27–33 Toronto Rush Toronto, Ontario
17:00 Scoring by quarter: 9–8, 7–7, 6–11, 5–7 Stadium: Varsity Stadium
Goals: C. Johnson, A. Davis (5)
Assists: L. Dallmann (7)
Blocks: A. Davis (4)
Plus/minus: A. Davis (+8)
Stats Goals: A. Carroll (6)
Assists: A. Carroll (8)
Blocks: Three players (2)
Plus/minus: A. Carroll (+13)

StandingsEdit

East DivisionEdit

Team W L PD Qualifying position
Toronto Rush 8 3 +35 East Division Final
DC Breeze 9 4 +42 East Division Playoff
Montreal Royal 8 4 +10
New York Empire 5 6 +11
Philadelphia Phoenix 3 9 –46
Ottawa Outlaws 2 9 –48
As of matches played July 2[4]

Midwest DivisionEdit

Team W L PD Qualifying position
Madison Radicals 10 2 +41 Midwest Division Final
Minnesota Wind Chill 8 2 +35 Midwest Division Playoff
Pittsburgh Thunderbirds 7 4 +14
Indianapolis AlleyCats 4 7 +1
Chicago Wildfire 3 9 –26
Detroit Mechanix 1 11 –73
As of matches played July 2[4]

West DivisionEdit

Team W L PD Qualifying position
San Jose Spiders 8 3 +10 West Division Final
San Francisco FlameThrowers 7 4 +34 West Division Playoff
Los Angeles Aviators 7 4 +10
Seattle Cascades 6 5 +30
San Diego Growlers 5 6 –10
Vancouver Riptide 1 12 –78
As of matches played July 2[4]

South DivisionEdit

Team
W L PD Qualifying position
Raleigh Flyers 11 1 +52 South Division Final
Dallas Roughnecks 10 2 +67 South Division Playoff
Jacksonville Cannons 7 4 +16
Austin Sol 4 8 –5
Atlanta Hustle 4 9 –10
Nashville NightWatch 0 10 –112
As of matches played July 2[5]

Results and ScheduleEdit

All times are in Eastern Time

Week 1Edit

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PostseasonEdit

Championship Weekend was held August 26 and 27 at Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard in Montreal, Canada.[6] The venue was chosen because of Montreal's support for their team, the Montreal Royal.[7] The Dallas Roughnecks, Toronto Rush, Madison Radicals and San Francisco FlameThrowers qualified for the semifinals.[8]

Division Playoffs Division Finals AUDL Championship Semifinals AUDL Championship
                           
    East Division        
East Division
Toronto Rush 29
DC Breeze 28
  DC Breeze 26  
Montreal Royal 16   Madison Radicals 19
  Midwest Division
Midwest Division   San Francisco FlameThrowers 23  
Madison Radicals 27
Pittsburgh Thunderbirds 26
  Pittsburgh Thunderbirds 22  
Minnesota Wind Chill 25   San Francisco FlameThrowers 30
  West Division
West Division   Toronto Rush 29
San Francisco FlameThrowers 33
Los Angeles Aviators 33
  Los Angeles Aviators 22  
San Jose Spiders 24   Dallas Roughnecks 21
  South Division
South Division   Toronto Rush 24  
Raleigh Flyers 24
Dallas Roughnecks 22
  Dallas Roughnecks 27  
Jacksonville Cannons 12  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jesson, Nathan. "San Francisco Wins First AUDL Title In Nailbiter". www.ultiworld.com. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  2. ^ "AUDL To Partner With Eleven Sports In First League Cable Deal". Archived from the original on 2017-04-09. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  3. ^ Eisenhood, Charlie. "AUDL To Feature Four Interdivisional Games In 2017". www.ultiworld.com. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "2017 Standings". Archived from the original on 25 April 2016. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  5. ^ "2017 Standings – South". Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  6. ^ Dunlevy, T'cha. "Taking flight: Montreal Royal launches new Ultimate season". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  7. ^ Dunlevy, T'cha (26 August 2017). "AUDL Championship brings 'legends of ultimate' to Montreal". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  8. ^ "AUDL Throwaround: Champ Weekend Is Set, Roughnecks Resurgence, Favorites Dominate". www.ultiworld.com. Retrieved 8 November 2018.