The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Men’s Ultimate program has been slowly building over the past few years. With disappointing early exits from the College Series in 2010 and 2011, 2012 marked Darkside’s first journey to College Nationals since 2007. Though the team did not finish as well as desired, this represented an important step in improving from a traditional Regional powerhouse to a consistent Nationals contender.
Coincidentally, this year represented the first iteration of UNC Men’s Ultimate Scholarship, set up by alumni who wanted to see the program continue to grow and succeed in the future. Offering a scholarship to players on the team provides an incentive for incoming students to join the team, both those who have played Ultimate before and also those who have played other sports and are willing to try learning a new one. The scholarship is formally announced to all potential new players at the first night of tryouts, though many have already learned about it from online sources. Read more →