#3 Patrick Earles
Business Information Systems & Supply Chain Management
West View, PA
- North Hills High School (2007-2011) Captain 09′ 10′ 11′
- Pittsburgh Impulse (2008-2011) Captain ’10
- Swagger U (2009-2010)(We beat Pike)
- Swagger Uth (2009-2010)
- Oakland Haiders (2011)
- Pittsburgh Temper (2014-2015)
pme5 AT pitt.edu
- 2016 Ohio Valley 1st Team All-Region (5th Year/Grad)
- 2016 USA Ultimate D-1 College Championships All-Tournament Team 1st Team (5th Year/Grad)
- 2015 Ultiworld 2nd Team All-American (Senior)
- 2015 Ohio Valley 1st Team All-Region (Senior)
- 2014 Ultiworld Breakout Player of the Year (Junior)
- 2014 Ohio Valley 1st Team All-Region (Junior)
“I swing big, with everything I’ve got. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can.” – Babe Ruth
Pat Earles, the lefty assassin, looked at times this year to be Pittsburgh’s MVP. He ruined marks routinely with his sweeping break side forehand and was clearly the most potent thrower for Pitt. With an attacking mentality and a competitive fire, Earles was the sparkplug for Pitt’s offense all season.
Amongst a strong field of breakout player candidates, Pat Earles shone above. The lanky lefty had a remarkable season, capped by an astonishing Nationals. In one of the best games of the tournament, Pittsburgh took on Central Florida to determine who would receive a bye into quarterfinals. Earles rose to the occasion and threw a number of incredible hucks to finish the game with six assists, two goals, and no turnovers.
The junior may strike some as an unusual pick for breakout player because he was already a contributor for Pittsburgh last year. But no player stepped into a significantly larger role with as much poise as Earles. He became a critical part of the Pitt offense, which was nearly unstoppable this weekend, until giving up the only break of the game to UNC Wilmington in quarters to get knocked out of the bracket.
Earles uses his length extremely well, and is a two-way threat. His quick release, lefty blading flick is a huge weapon, and he put it to good use all season. If you’re wondering who Pitt will lean on next year for big plays, you don’t have to look far.