History: 2012 – 2013 Season

Roster:

Freshmen
# 9 Carl Morgenstern
# 6 Chen Su
# 33 Connor Kazmierczak
# 7 Jay Boyle
# 100 John Burger
# 12 Kevin Tang
# 0 Peter McCloskey
Sophomores
# 22 Christian Pitts
# 36 Daniel Wickens
# 2 Joe Bender
# 10 Max Thorne
# 3 Patrick Earles
# 88 Ryan DelCasino
# 16 Trent Dillon
Juniors
# 59 Aaron Watson*
# 42 Marcus Ranii-Dropcho
# 8 Tyler Kunsa
Seniors
# 51 Andy Polen
# 28 Ethan Beardsley
# 19 Isaac Saul*
# 16 Michael Brenner
# 47 Michael Van Ness
# 4 Zach Kauffman*
5th Year/Grad
# 21 Alex Thorne
# 12 Ryan Earles
# 81 Tyler DeGirolamo
Head Coach: Nick Kaczmarek* denotes team captain
Assistant Coach: David Hogan

Awards:

SAVAGE All-American: Tyler DeGirolamo (5th Year/Grad)
Ohio Valley 1st Team All-Region: Alex Thorne (5th Year/Grad)
Ohio Valley 1st Team All-Region: Max Thorne (Sophomore)
Ohio Valley 1st Team All-Region: Trent Dillon (Sophomore)
Ohio Valley Player of the Year: Tyler DeGirolamo (5th Year/Grad)
Ohio Valley 1st Team All-Region: Tyler DeGirolamo (5th Year/Grad)
Ohio Valley 2nd Team All-Region: Isaac Saul (Senior)
Ohio Valley All-Freshman: Carl Morgenstern
Ohio Valley Freshman of the Year: Jay Boyle
Ohio Valley All-Freshman: Jay Boyle
Ohio Valley Coach of the Year: Nick Kaczmarek
Callahan Finalist: Tyler DeGirolamo (5th Year/Grad)

Tournaments:

Rutgers’ David Silverman Memorial Tournament: Piscataway, NJ – October 20th – 21st, 2012
Missouri Loves Company 2012: Columbia, MO – November 10th – 11th, 2012
Steel City Showdown: Pittsburgh, PA – November 18th, 2012
Warm Up: A Florida Affair: Tampa, FL – February 15th – 17th, 2013
Stanford Invite 2013: Stanford, CA – March 9th – 10th, 2013
Easterns 2013: Wilmington, NC – March 23rd – 24th, 2013
Alumni Game: Cost Center, Pittsburgh, PA – April 6th, 2013
West Penn D-1 Conference Championships: Pittsburgh, PA – April 13th – 14th, 2013
Ohio Valley D-1 Regionals: Columbus, OH – April 27th – 28th, 2013
D-1 College Championships: Madison, WI – May 24th – 27th, 2013


Pittsburgh-B

Pittsburgh-B Tournaments:

Callahans in the Capital: Lorton, VA – March 2nd – 3rd, 2013
Big Moose Disc (Spring Edition): Oaks, PA – March 30th – 31st, 2013


Rutgers’ David Silverman Memorial Tournament: Piscataway, NJ – October 20th – 21st, 2012

Team X:

Pool Play (6-2)

Pittsburgh-X 13 – Rutgers B 2

Pittsburgh-X 13 – Lehigh B 2
Pittsburgh-X 13 – Lehigh 9
Pittsburgh-X 13 – New York University 2
Rutgers 13 – Pittsburgh-X 11
Stevens Tech 13 – Pittsburgh-X 11
Pittsburgh-X 13 – Cornell 5
Pittsburgh-X W – Pittsburgh-Y L

Team Y:

Pool Play (5-3)

Pittsburgh-Y 13 – Lehigh B 2

Pittsburgh-Y 13 – Rutgers B 1
Rutgers 14 – Pittsburgh-Y 12
Pittsburgh-Y 13 – Stevens Tech 5
Pittsburgh-Y 13 – Lehigh 2
Pittsburgh-Y 13 – New York University 5
Cornell 13 – Pittsburgh-Y 10
Pittsburgh-X W – Pittsburgh-Y L


Missouri Loves Company 2012: Columbia, MO – November 10th – 11th, 2012

Pool Play (2-1)

Pittsburgh 13 – Michigan State 9

Texas A&M 11 – Pittsburgh 8
Pittsburgh 13 – Luther 4

Championship Bracket (5-0)

Round of 32: Pittsburgh 13 – North Texas 4

Prequarterfinal: Pittsburgh 10 – Oklahoma 7
Quarterfinal: Pittsburgh 10 – Illinois 6
Semifinal: Pittsburgh W – Texas F
Final: Pittsburgh 11 – Colorado 7 recap

Final: Colorado
Either way Colorado, who took down Minnesota 12-7 in quarters, met Pittsburgh at the rough turf fields on Mizzou’s campus for the MLC Finals. The rain was still coming down hard, and each team had twelve plus hour drives home, but they stayed to play anyways. The first half score remained close but Pitt looked the better team, getting break opportunities that they just couldn’t convert. Colorado took half 6-5 and the teams traded to 7-7 from there. Mamabird ran out of luck and gas after that with Pitt running off four straight breaks off Colorado turnovers and taking the shortened finals game 11-7.

The results from this game won’t mean much come May, they probably won’t even mean a whole lot in March, but Pitt was composed down the stretch. Colorado has to fix its turnover problems if they mean to play at the highest levels this season. Even forgiving for the wind and rain they struggled to run an offense that could posses the disc for prolonged stretches all weekend. Pitt for their part shook off the rust of losing to Texas A+M on Saturday and took down all comers Sunday, no matter the condition. With top handler Alex Thorne back in the spring, they look to be a contender for the title again.

-Written by Mike Houston for Skyd Magazine


Steel City Showdown: Pittsburgh, PA – November 18th, 2012

Skyd Magazine recap of the Steel City Showdown.

Round Robin (2-1)

Carnegie Mellon 13 – Pittsburgh 9

Pittsburgh 13 – Ohio State 5
Pittsburgh 13 – Ohio 4


Warm Up: A Florida Affair: Tampa, FL – February 15th – 17th, 2013

Pittsburgh (#1) came into this tournament looking like the clear favorite to repeat as Warm Up champion. With a strong batch of returners, including standout duo Alex Thorne and Tyler Degirolamo, coupled with a strong program, Pitt looked poised to dominate this weekend.

But it got off to an inauspicious start with a big loss to Florida. They rebounded nicely against Carleton, but fell against Wisconsin on Friday night. They would have to grind out three straight close wins over UCF, Dartmouth, and Florida (quarters) before falling to Wisconsin again.

Coach Nick Kaczmarek thought the team did not play well against Wisconsin in either game. “They outmatched us defensively and in offensive fundamentals in both games,” he said. “We struggled to make adjustments, particularly in semifinals.”

He was also impressed with Florida and Dartmouth’s defense, which gave them trouble in each of their games.

This team has a lot of work to do, and Kaczmarek recognizes that.

“We like to always ask the question: ‘What went right and what went wrong?'” he said. “When things go right, we replicate. When things go wrong, we revise. We got a pretty clear answer to that question, so we know the direction we have to go.

“We take a lot of pride in preparation. It is the backbone of what we do. We need to be stronger. We need to be faster. We need to be more skilled. We need to be smarter. And so we need to work.”

Written by Charlie Eisenhood and Wes Cronk for Ultiworld

Pool Play-Crossover (5-2)

Florida 13 – Pittsburgh 7

Pittsburgh 13 – Carleton College 10
Pittsburgh 13 – Georgia Tech 8
Wisconsin 13 – Pittsburgh 11 recap
Pittsburgh 13 – South Florida 5
Pittsburgh 13 – Central Florida 11
Pittsburgh 14 – Dartmouth 12

Championship Bracket (1-1)

Quarterfinal: Pittsburgh 11 – Florida 10

Semifinal: Wisconsin 15 – Pittsburgh 9

3rd Place Bracket (1-0)

Final: Pittsburgh 13 – Central Florida 7

Crossover: Wisconsin


Stanford Invite 2013: Stanford, CA – March 9th – 10th, 2013

Pool Play (3-0)

Pittsburgh 13 – California-Davis 7

Pittsburgh 13 – Texas A&M 10
Pittsburgh 14 – North Carolina 13

Championship Bracket (1-1)

Quarterfinal: Pittsburgh 15 – Stanford 13

Semifinal: Carleton College 15 – Pittsburgh 11 recap

3rd Place Bracket (1-0)

Final: Pittsburgh 15 – Tufts 9

Semifinal: Carleton College


Easterns 2013: Wilmington, NC – March 23rd – 24th, 2013

Pool Play (3-0)

Pittsburgh 15 – Colorado 12 recap

Pittsburgh 15 – North Carolina-Wilmington 11
Pittsburgh 15 – Florida State 9

Championship Bracket (0-1)

Quarterfinal: North Carolina 15 – Pittsburgh 11

Pool Play: Colorado


Alumni Game: Cost Center, Pittsburgh, PA – April 6th, 2013


2013 Alumni Game in the Cost Center.

Alumni Game (1-0)

Final: Pittsburgh 15 – Pitt Alumni 14


West Penn D-1 Conference Championships: Pittsburgh, PA – April 13th – 14th, 2013

I have not heard much about this tournament, but I do know this was the

9th straight sectional/conference championship for En Sabah Nur.

Round Robin (6-0)

Pittsburgh 13 – Shippensburg 6

Pittsburgh 13 – Carnegie Mellon 7
Pittsburgh 13 – Edinboro 2
Pittsburgh 13 – West Virginia 1
Pittsburgh 13 – Penn State 8
Pittsburgh W – Indiana (Pennsylvania) F

Championship Bracket (1-0)

Final: Pittsburgh 15 – Penn State 9


Ohio Valley D-1 Regionals: Columbus, OH – April 27th – 28th, 2013

Pool Play (3-0)

Pittsburgh 13 – Dayton 7

Pittsburgh 13 – West Chester 6
Pittsburgh 13 – Ohio State 5

Championship Bracket (2-0)

Semifinal: Pittsburgh 15 – Penn State 9

Final: Pittsburgh 15 – Ohio 11


D-1 College Championships: Madison, WI – May 24th – 27th, 2013

Pool Play (3-1)

Pittsburgh 15 – Illinois 9

Pittsburgh 15 – Texas 13
Pittsburgh 15 – North Carolina-Wilmington 9 recap
Arizona 15 – Pittsburgh 5

Championship Bracket (3-0)

Quarterfinal: Pittsburgh 15 – North Carolina 9

Semifinal: Pittsburgh 14 – Oregon 11 recap
Final: Pittsburgh 15 – Central Florida 8 recap

Pool Play: North Carolina-Wilmington

Semifinal: Oregon

Final: Central Florida


Pittsburgh-B Tournaments

Callahans in the Capital: Lorton, VA – March 2nd – 3rd, 2013

Pool Play (0-3)

Lehigh 13 – Pittsburgh-B 6

Navy 13 – Pittsburgh-B 4
Radford 13 – Pittsburgh-B 7

Championship Bracket (0-1)

Prequarterfinal: Johns Hopkins 13 – Pittsburgh-B 5

9th Place Bracket (2-1)

Quarterfinal: Pittsburgh-B 10 – American 8

Semifinal: Pittsburgh-B 11 – Liberty 10
Final: Messiah 13 – Pittsburgh-B 8


Big Moose Disc (Spring Edition): Oaks, PA – March 30th – 31st, 2013

Pool Play (2-1)

Pennsylvania 13 – Pittsburgh-B 4

Pittsburgh-B 13 – Pittsburgh-Johnstown 11
Pittsburgh-B 13 – Indiana (Pennsylvania) B 4

Crossover (1-0)

Pittsburgh-B 13 – Kutztown 5

Championship Bracket (0-1)

Quarterfinal: Messiah 14 – Pittsburgh-B 13

5th Place Bracket (0-1)

Semifinal: Pittsburgh-Johnstown 14 – Pittsburgh-B 9

7th Place Bracket (1-0)

Final: Pittsburgh-B 9 – Temple 6



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