2017 Superlatives: Best Of The Best

We now take a moment to reflect on the highs and the lows of 2017 in our annual superlatives list.

Best Game: Colombia v. USA (World Games Round Robin Play // Recap)

Best Play: Jaclyn Verzuh’s trailing-edge grab in the College final

Best Achievement: San Francisco Fury winning their record 10th National Championship

Biggest Upset: Atlanta Ozone defeating Seattle Riot in the National quarterfinals

Biggest News: Players announce a boycott of the AUDL.

Biggest International News: Buzz Bullets suspended from competition for months.

Biggest Development News: Vermont approves ultimate as a high school varsity sport.

Best Photo:

AMP’s Anna Thompson at throws around Kate Kingery of BFG in the 2017 Club Championships semifinals. Photo: Billy Dzwonkowski — UltiPhotos.com

Best Individual Performance: UNC Wilmington’s Jack Williams nine-assist game in comeback win over UNC in National semifinal

Biggest Breakout Star: Manuela Cardenas

Top Reddit Post: Nice Try Kid

Most-Read Ultiworld Article: Check Out The Amazing USA Ultimate Commercial That Aired On ESPN2

Biggest Viral Video: Best Plays: AUDL 2017 Regular Season

Top Callahan Video: UMass’ Ben Sadok

Best Highlight Reel: USA Club National Finals – NKolakovic

Biggest Disappointment: Seattle Sockeye with an 0-3 pool play performance at Nationals.

Best Throwing Performance: Jon Nethercutt’s 14-assist game for the Raleigh Flyers

Best Scoring Performance: Julia Schmaltz’s 10-goal game for Texas

Best Tweet: Jimmy Mickle’s Email Hacked!

Email Hacked

Best Trick Play: This crazy behind-the-back pass.

Biggest Controversy: Moustachegate

Best Interview: Mark Lloyd

Best Social Media Moment: UConn women’s basketball players wish Brute Squad good luck

Biggest Media Deal: USA Ultimate’s three year renewal with ESPN

Biggest Beatdown: Machine bageling Patrol 15-0

Craziest Post-Game Moment: Matty Tsang bringing a baby to the Daiquiri Deck

Best Meme:

What did we miss? Feel free to disagree or share new categories in the comments below.

  1. Charlie Eisenhood

    Charlie Eisenhood is the editor-in-chief of Ultiworld. You can reach him by email (charlie@ultiworld.com) or on Twitter (@ceisenhood).

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