Matthew “Rowan” McDonnell and Tyler Monroe were named to the AUDL’s All-East Team today. Monroe and McDonnell were one-two in assists for the Breeze in 2017 with 46 and 35, respectively.
The San Francisco Flamethrowers are the 2017 AUDL Champions after outlasting the Toronto Rush, 30-29 in an extremely hard-fought title game yesterday afternoon in Montréal. The game was tight throughout and well played by both sides in front of a boisterous, pro-Toronto / pro-Canada crowd despite the well-documented rivalry shared between the two Canadian cities. It certainly didn’t hurt matters that almost half of the Rush players donned vintage Montréal Expos apparel for the national anthems.
AUDL Championship Weekend VI is all set for August 26-27 in Montréal, with semifinal match-ups #1 Madison facing #4 San Francisco and #2 Dallas facing #3 Toronto August 26 (4pm and 7pm ET), and then the winners meet in the AUDL Championship game August 27 at 1pm ET.
As in every sport, the level of play in the AUDL intensifies in the playoffs. With a trip to the Eastern Division final on the line, hostile weather conditions were simply ignored at Hotchkiss Field. The rain was unrelenting, a two and a half hour lightning delay started 27 seconds into the game(!), and it was a Friday night after many players endured either work or a 10+ hour drive. In the…
A few days ago Bleacher Report posted this montage of video highlights on Instagram. It’s all about Ultimate and includes references to the AUDL Playoffs. 758k views so far as of this posting. Thanks BR!
The Breeze moved back up to 6th in the AUDL Power Rankings heading into 2nd of three bye weekends as Minnesota’s poor performance in Madison last weekend dropped them three places. #3 Toronto and #10 Montréal are set to duke it out Saturday for 1st place in the East, where a possible Montréal upset on the road could shake up much more than the power rankings…
The DC Breeze lost a heartbreaker in Philadelphia last night, 22-21. It was the first loss to the Phoenix(2-6) since 2013, as the Breeze (5-3) have owned the rivalry with their closest neighbor for the past three seasons. Both offenses executed well, especially in the 2nd half where the D-lines couldn’t convert the few chances they had for breaks.
Full game video of our May 20 game against the Montréal Royal, with play-by-play announcer Greg Esser and guest commentator Françoise Delisle. Françoise is the wife of Breeze player Chuck Cantone and a member of the Canadian women’s national team.
Highlights from our latest thriller against the New York Empire. Game Recap | AUDL Game Center | Full Game Video