#42 Ben Morgenstern
Nickname: Carl’s Brother
Dating Status: Desparate
Outside of frisbee, Ben LOVES UNC basketball and the ‘Lers. His hobbies include Irish Dancing, hiding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and most importantly protecting his belongings from the pesky neighborhood kids who are, in Ben’s words, “Always after me Lucky Charms.”
Ben battled through crippling toe arthritis the first half of the season to become a key cog in the o-line’s play. Unfortunately, Ben’s season came to a quick close at Stanford when he tore his ACL. The team saddened by the loss, but Ben’s passion and knowledge for the sport will not be lost. He will still be an important part of the team continuing the rest of the season in more of a coaching role. Look for Ben’s bald head on the sideline the rest of this season giving it his all. Most importantly stay tuned for the #comeback!
Outside of ultimate, Ben lives quite an interesting life and travels frequently. In the summer of 2016, Ben spent two months traveling through Europe, which was kicked off by a trip to Israel. From there, he cruised through vibrant European cities, often traveling alone and getting lost along the way. Fret not, however, as Ben is back in Pittsburgh, safe and sound.
Ben enjoys long walks on the beach, bubble baths, and hershey’s kisses. He’s been seen with five tons of hershey’s kisses in his room in the past, evidence supported by several of his teammates. His favorite movie is Power Rangers and his favorite artist is Adele. Despite following the computer science track, Ben always wanted to be an astronaut. In fact, his roommates have seen Ben chowing down on some toothpaste in the middle of the night, claiming he was “hungry.” He still believes he will be an astronaut one day, which is exactly the kind of attitude his teammates love him for.
Ben has said his number one goal in life is to be like his amazing teammate, Saul Graves. According to Ben, “I think Saul is the absolute best dude. I really hope to be just like him one day.” Graves has said to “expect big things from Ben this year. He works his a** off and is going to make some huge waves on defense this year.”