Latest AUDL Tuesday Toss: Big Offseason Moves & Another Shofner?


The latest AUDL Tuesday Toss released yesterday is chock full of offseason moves and signings… Perhaps most notably is the news that Beau Kittredge and Cassidy Rasmussen have left AUDL Champions Dallas Roughnecks and return to the Bay Area to play for the San Francisco Flamethrowers. Meanwhile Dallas announced the return of big stars Jimmy Mickle and Kurt Gibson. In the East, Toronto have re-signed six of their key players in addition to an announcement of a shared head coaching role.

Then there’s the matter of recently graduated women’s star Jesse Shofner…
At tryouts this past weekend, former University of Oregon women’s star Jesse Shofner held her own and could very well have a role on the Nashville squad this season.

“From what I’ve seen so far, [Jesse] will definitely make the team,” [Nashville Nightwatch Head Coach] Balch said. “We don’t differentiate between the 28-man roster and practice squad until late March, but she has the talent and experience to move to the next stage. She would either be a practice player or on the squad, depending on her preseason performance.”

Jesse would become the 2nd Shofner in the AUDL… her older brother Markham is in the middle of a two-year contract with the DC Breeze. Go Jesse!




And the Breeze update according to Lepler…
The DC Breeze’s coaching situation is not certain. The Breeze should return many of their key veterans—the franchise already has Alan Kolick and Markham Shofner locked in from the multi-year deals they signed before 2016, plus several other players have already re-upped their contracts as well—but the franchise could also shift a bit with some additional players who used to play for the Current. DC has lost Nicky Spiva to the Philadelphia Phoenix and will almost definitely enter 2017 without the services of Jonathan “Goose” Helton, Brett Matzuka, and Bob Liu.

Alex “Dutchy” Ghesquiere, who has led the Breeze since 2014, may still return for a fourth season on the D.C. sideline, but nothing has been finalized yet.

He got all that pretty much correct.


Read the latest about every East team and the rest of the league in Evan Lepler’s latest Toss.


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