The PUL is incorporated as a 501(c)6 NonProfit and as such, is not owned by any single entity but rather run by a Board of Directors.
The PUL Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from each of the eight teams. Check out the bios and photos below! Interested in volunteering in some capacity with the PUL? Email firstname.lastname@example.org, we’d love to hear from you!
Maddy Frey * Atlanta Soul
Maddy played soccer through college (Smith College), but was hooked on ultimate after going to a tournament with a soccer teammate. She picked it up again after college in Seattle in 2004 with Viva (precursor to Seattle Underground) and with Seattle Riot from 2007 – 2011 (including bronze at the 2010 World Ultimate Club Championships in Prague). She has played for Revolution/Team Colombia since their 4th place finish at the 2012 World Championships in Japan, most recently winning a silver medal at the 2018 World Championships. Other club teams inlcude Atlanta Ozone 2012 – 2013 and 2018, D.C. Scandal at the 2014 World Championships in Italy, Atlanta Outbreak 2014 – 2017, and Atlanta Hustle practice player 2018. Her masters team, iRot, won gold at the 2018 World Championships in Winnipeg. She has coached Georgia Tech Wreck since 2013 with a focus on building a program not just a team. In 2018, she co-founded Atlanta Soul with Angela Lin and AWU Director Cate Woodhurst, and is excited about the potential of professional womxn's ultimate to reduce cost for players, increase womxn's visibility, and inspire more girls and people in general to play and embrace ultimate, the best sport in the world.
Angela Lin * Atlanta soul
Angela played USAU Club Women’s ultimate with Atlanta Ozone from 1996 – 2015 and through Worlds in 2018. She also played Club Women's with LOL (Bay Area, CA) in 2017-2018 and Masters with BKFT (Bay Area, CA) in 2013, 2015, 2017. She has played on teams who have won a College National Championship (University of Georgia 2001), a World Games Championship (Team USA alternate 2005), a Masters National Championship (Bay Area BKFT 2015), a Masters World Championship (Team USA London 2016), and two Masters Beach World Championships (Team USA Dubai 2015, Royan 2017). Angela coached Atlanta Orbit (developmental Club team, 2017), co-coached the Decatur High School girls’ team formerly MELD (2016-2018), and occasionally plays the part of a guest coach / consultant for college teams. She has also served as the USAU Club Southeast Men’s Regional Coordinator (2016-2017). In October 2018, Angela received the great honor of being inducted to the Ultimate Hall of Fame. She is currently one of the co-owners of Atlanta Soul, which was founded in spring 2018.
Mauricio Moore * Medellin Revolution *
Mauricio Moore Velásquez is the founder of the Club Deportivo Revolution (est. 2004), the current Ultimate Frisbee World Sub Champion and National champion for ten consecutive years. He has been a coach of Colombian national teams in different sports and categories for more than 12 years.
In addition to being a high performance athlete and coach, Mauricio is a talented musician; composer, saxophonist and singer. Moore is a national and international ambassador for the sport of Ultimate Frisbee and has promoted different growth processes as co-founder of the AJUC (Association of Ultimate Players in Colombia) and FECODV (Colombian Federation of Flying Disc). He is currently developing a program called “Mauriga,” in which he trains athletes from all over the world in what he calls “Mental Strength”
He is multi-faceted individual capable of breaking prevailing paradigms and creating a new reality who works with an infectious sense of magic and purpose!
Photo by: Nathan Kolakovic
Eileen Murray * New York Gridlock
Eileen started her ultimate career in Atlanta as a player in 1998. She played for Atlanta's Ozone at Nationals 9 times and at Worlds thrice. Most recently, she has competed in both Mixed and Women’s masters divisions. She began accruing her coaching acumen in 2000 and has led various teams in high school (Woodward Academy), college (UGA, Brandeis), club (Garden State Ultimate) and Pro (MLU, AUDL). Eileen has also contributed off the field through clinics for youth, college, and coaching, a few commentating gigs (Eurostars, Asian-Oceanic All-Stars), and work with Upwind Academy, ERIC, and 99 Days.
Photo: Vivian Podhaiski
Liz Barnes * Nashville Nightshade
Liz was first introduced to ultimate in her home town, Cleveland, TN, where 10 v 10 pickup games were the norm. She moved to Chattanooga in 2014 to attend UTC where she studied Exercise Science. In hopes of finding a women's team at UTC, she stumbled upon the men's ultimate booth at a club fair. After a semester of playing with the men's team, Liz decided to revive and captain the UTC Women's Ultimate team (Moxie). She was Moxie's first ever Callahan nominee in 2018 and made the All-Region Second Team. Her club career began in 2015 with making the practice squad on Nooga by Nature, eventually working her way to a roster spot for the series. Her club career continued with Encore (2016, 2017) and Shine (2018). She and Colleen Wright captained the inaugural 2018 NightShade team. Liz recently moved to Nashville to immerse herself in the ultimate community. She is honored and ecstatic to captain NightShade in their second season. It may be difficult to spot Liz, due to her imposing 5'1" stature; look for the girl who is always dancing. Liz loves children and wants to hold yours, don't make this weird.
Colleen Callaghan wright * Nashville Nightshade
Colleen grew up in a suburb of Nashville and learned to play ultimate in 2005 from her older brother. She went on to play varsity soccer at Rhodes College before playing DeSoto/Encore for eight seasons, captaining the team to one Nationals appearance. She and Liz Barnes captained the inaugural 2018 NightShade team. Colleen serves as Board Chair for the Nashville Ultimate Machine and team manager for the 2019 NightShade organization. She lives in Nashville with her husband, Jake Wright. In her free time, she loves making homemade bread, wakesurfing, and doing home renovations. Colleen is a fierce competitor who was destined to play ultimate with a maiden name of Callaghan (pronounced Callahan).
Nichole Kwee * Indianapolis Red
Nichole discovered ultimate at Rice University from 2011-2015 where Rice Torque won DIII nationals 2014 and 2015 (captain). She began her club career straddling cities practice playing for Austin Showdown and rostering with SF Tempo in 2014. After a move to Ohio, she played with Cincinnati Steamboat 2015-2017, making it to nationals 2016 (captain) and 2017. This year Nichole played for Columbus Rival for a third experience at club nationals. Her coaching career began in 2015 when she started coaching the University of Cincinnati women and since she continues to enjoy running youth outreach clinics at events like college nationals (2017) and WUCC 2018.
Dre Esparza * Austin Torch
Dre was first introduced to ultimate in the Fall of 2013 when she started playing for Texas Melee. She went on to captain that team for the 2015-2016 season, and was part of the 2nd place finish at the College Championships in 2017. Dre has also been playing for Texas Showdown since 2015. Most recently, she was part of the group of people who got the Austin Torch off the ground as a co-owner and captain of the team. Outside of just playing ultimate, she is involved with running ERIC clinics around Austin, volunteering at GUM clinics, serving as Assistant Director of the Texas Ultimate Summer Camp, and coaching Texas Tango. In her professional life, Dre is a geometry teacher and assistant coach for the girls soccer team at Lanier High School.
Bonesaw! * Austin Torch * Commissioner
Bonesaw grew up in suburban Philadelphia and learned to throw a Frisbee as a mischievous middle schooler on the golf course next to his best friend’s house. As teenagers in 1997, he and his brother wrote their first rock album and titled it “Sports and Heavy Music” which essentially became the manifesto for the rest of their lives. As a switch-hitting second baseman, he was a three-year starter on the baseball team at Amherst College and after a two-year stint teaching History and coaching at Kingswood-Oxford Middle School (West Hartford, CT), he moved to Austin, TX in 2001 to pursue a career in music with his brother. They have fronted the group Full Service (2003-2018) and Two Player (2019-present) as full-time touring musicians ever since. His wife Colleen Kepner (retired TX Melee, Showdown) turned him on to ultimate in 2011 and over time, the need for womxn’s and youth playing opportunities and exposure. In 2018 he helped launch the Austin Torch and just completed his first club season at the ripe old age of 40 with Riverside Ultimate!
Becky Widmayer * Jessi Jones * Lindsay Soo * Mike Denardis
Raleigh Radiance was founded by a group of women in the Triangle ultimate community working alongside the AUDL Raleigh Flyers organization in 2018. The goal of this group is to create an opportunity for women to compete in a professional setting equal to their male peers. Radiance recruited women from all over North Carolina, with current and alumni players representing UNC, NC State, Duke, UNCW, Wake Forest, Elon, Davidson, Clemson, and more. Current leadership, including Jessi Jones, Lindsay Soo, Becky Widmayer, and Mike DeNardis, continue to work to improve equity and diversity as well as promote opportunities for growth and development of ultimate in the Triangle. Radiance strives to create an atmosphere where players are seen and valued as professional athletes, and those athletes are given the opportunity to showcase their talent in a public setting and with resources not currently offered through other avenues of the sport. Coming off of a 2-0 inaugural season in 2018, Radiance is excited to compete in the PUL this year!
Corinn Pruitt * Sadie Jezierski * Emily Steedman * Mary Turner
Columbus Pride was founded by a group of women in the Columbus ultimate community to join the Premiere Ultimate League for its inaugural 2019 season. Columbus Pride was created with goals to increase the visibility of elite female ultimate players in the Ohio region, provide role models to young athletes, and compete at a high, spirited level. The leadership of the newly formed Columbus Pride team, Corinn Pruitt, Sadie Jezierski, Emily Steedman, and Mary Turner, are members of and leaders on mixed and women’s teams in the Columbus region and met playing college ultimate with Ohio State Fever. Pride is proud of their grass-roots start and hopes to contribute to the continued growth of the ultimate community in Columbus and throughout the Ohio region.