Philadelphia Pro Ultimate Frisbee Team Prepares To Enter Sophomore Season


Members of the Philadelphia Surge Team.
Image via Philadelphia Surge Instagram
The Philadelphia Surge, Philly's professional ultimate frisbee team, kicks off its second season on Sunday, April 14.

The Philadelphia Surge, a local pro ultimate frisbee team for women and nonbinary athletes, wrapped up its inaugural season by dominating the Premier Ultimate League and drawing large and imposing home crowds.

Now, the team is entering its second season and is planning to build on previous successes by growing its fanbase and extend play into the postseason, writes Nick Kariuki for Billy Penn at WHYY.

The Surge will commence its sophomore season on April 14 with roster updates, significantly more prep time, and hopefully a clear path to the playoffs thanks to a revised league division and playoff format.

Last season, the team won all but one of its regular season games. Its dominance on the field drew large crowds to the South Philadelphia Supersite. Its opening game had around 800 spectators, with food trucks, local vendors, with various activities for the kids also available.

“I think that the ways Surge came in and was organized and looking to learn from the league and understand the operations of the league just right away sets a great example for other expansion teams in the future,” said Lily Ponitz, a member of the PUL board of directors.

Read more about the Philadelphia Surge and what to expect for the upcoming season in Billy Penn at WHYY.


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