The UC San Diego's Men's Ultimate program is considered one of the top programs in the country. This year the team is young, but they are returning a large number of players whose athletic ability is a step above the competition. As always, the A team continues its pursuit of a national title while the B team consistently takes down some big name A Teams from other schools. Anyone who loves frisbee, fun, competition, and camaraderie should give the infamous Air Squids a try.
The Air Squids put together a great effort this past year and could only be stopped by a worldwide pandemic. As the season progressed the more experienced players on the team became extremely reliable in their roles as the new guys began to fully develop their game sense. This deadly combination led to impressive performances against some of the nation's highest-ranked teams. Due to Coronavirus, the season was cut short before the Air Squids could show the world what they were all about at the national competition in May, however, it has left the team more ambitious and determined than ever.
The Sport of Ultimate
Ultimate combines elements of soccer, football and basketball in a fast-paced game, played with a frisbee, where everyone is a quarterback and everyone is a receiver.
Ultimate began in 1968 in Maplewood, New Jersey when a group of Columbia High School students first played on an asphalt parking lot at their high school. As those students graduated from high school, the game spread to the college level. The first intercollegiate Ultimate game occurred on Nov. 6, 1972, between Princeton and Rutgers, in New Brunswick, NJ. They played on the anniversary of the first ever intercollegiate football game, also played between those same two schools.
Today, the game is played competitively by over 25,000 UPA and WFDF amateur athletes in over 35 countries, as well as countless casual players. Ultimate is played by people from all walks of life. From high school students, to the still thriving college game, to the highly competitive club teams all over the world, to the many thousands of people who play in informal summer leagues, Ultimate is a game for everyone.
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On October 28 and 29, your favorite ultimate team Squid LITE traveled north to our fellow UC campus UC Irvine to compete at the annual Huckfest pre-season. The Squids set off in high spirits Saturday morning ready to take the field once again with our teammates. Read More>>
Going into Regionals, this is it, the entire season has been leading up to this weekend. With the team hoping to reach nationals, the squids enjoyed playing with each other in this tournament. Unlike usual 9:00 am tournaments, we started playing much later with our first game being at 1pm. Read More>>
This past weekend the mighty Air Squids started the first of the series on their path to Nationals with the SoCal Sectionals in SLO. This was the beginning of the end where any mistake could make or break the rest of the season. While we are in it for now, work will have to be done for a nationals showing. Read More>>
This past weekend, your resident Air Squids ventured north to their latest tournament, Stanford invite. Held on Stanford University campus, the Squids played three tough games on Saturday, and three even tougher games on Sunday, all en route to an 8th place finish, breaking their original 12th seed in a great triumph of a weekend. Read More>>
With everyone getting a long weekend for this past president’s day weekend, what better way to spend it than playing ultimate frisbee on our home turf with the buds. Read More>>
Select: Air Squids Select came into Temecula with the mindset to improve and grow together as a team. The team came into the tournament with the seventh seed due to breaking seed at President Day’s Qualifier. This was likely going to be the last tourney of the quarter, so players were inspired to leave it all on the field. Read More>>
The Kendra Fallon tournament this past weekend was the first tournament for most of the newly inducted fish and they showed up creating an electric tournament for UCSD S. Read More>>
The Sandwich day tournament this past Sunday (10/16) was a huge success for our resident Squids as they ended up taking the competition by storm and winning first place! After a two hour commute up north to our friendly rivals UCLA, the Air Squids were ready to throw some plastic and score some goals. Turns out, that’s exactly what they did. Read More>>
The squids came out hot at the recent LA tournament, finishing fourth overall. Having regrouped from spring break as a very different team, bringing up a number of guys from the B team to bolster their numbers, the beloved Squids came together as a team to face their admirable adversaries. Read More>>
This past weekend, the Air Squids A-team made the long journey up north to Santa Cruz to play in the annual Sean Ryan Memorial tournament, an unsanctioned 2-day preseason tournament hosted by UC Santa Cruz. This was the first tournament this year with the official A-team roster, and although the team was missing some key pieces, they left the tournament with a 5-1 record and an impressive 3rd place finish. Read More>>
This weekend, November 17-18, the University of California, San Diego Air Squids kicked off the 2018 - 2019 season by hosting the Kendra Fallon Memorial Tournament. For much of the team, this tournament was the first of the year, and as per tradition, the Air Squids split into three teams: T, U, and V. Read More>
As the Air Squids drove up to Santa Barbara on Saturday, March 2nd, they were met with dark, overcast clouds and light drizzling. Weather conditions were not ideal, but they were still very playable for Ultimate Frisbee. The team was fortunate enough to secure two tournament bids, and as a result the team was split evenly and each Read More>