Thanksgiving in 2013 was an important time for the Steward family. Kayla Grace Steward had just turned two years old and was approaching the daunting task of potty training. After recovering from the family festivities, Shane Steward (former coach and alumni of the University of Central Florida Dogs of War) sat down with his daughter and noticed a large lump on Kayla’s collarbone. By the time Kayla made it to a hospital, there was a tumor the size of her fist inside her chest. At two years old, Kayla Grace Steward was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma.
While the cause of Neuroblastoma — the most common childhood cancer — is still unknown, Kayla’s diagnosis put her in the high-risk (or stage 4) category. This meant the beginning of a three stage treatment plan lasting for 18 long months. Fast forward to February 23rd, 2014. Kayla was dismissed from the hospital and able to spend a rare weekend at home. She had more color and life that, according to her mother Lisa Steward, “she hasn’t had in a long time.” In the Steward’s blog about their daughters progress (information on how to follow Kayla Grace’s story is listed at the bottom of the page), Lisa ends their latest post with the phrase, “It takes a village”.
Enter University of Central Florida Ultimate frisbee.
Due to Stanford Invite weather-related rescheduling, we will no longer be able to stream both the Oregon v. Florida State game and the Texas v. Central Florida game. We are letting YOU decide. Take our poll below — whichever game has more votes by 12:00 AM EST tonight will be selected as the game we stream tomorrow afternoon.
With many of the nation’s best teams in action this weekend at Florida Warm Up and the President’s Day Invite, there is a lot of movement in the Week 4 Power Rankings. While the top 4 stay at the top, the rest of the rankings saw a big shakeup as some surprises, particularly at Warm Up, stirred the pot.
Here are the Week 4 Power Rankings in the Men’s Division. Read more →
You can now purchase a season pass to Ultiworld’s college video archives for the 2014 season that will get you unlimited access to all of our archived video throughout the season.
As we announced earlier this year, our livestreams will all be available for free this year, but archived footage will still be hosted in the video store.
For just $30, you can get access to all of Ultiworld’s footage this season from the following tournaments:
- Queen City Tune Up (Men’s, Women’s)
- Warm Up (Men’s)
- Stanford Invite (Men’s, Women’s)
- Easterns (Men’s)
- Northwest Challenge (Men’s, Women’s)
There is also the possibility that we will add tournaments to this list, including Centex, select Regionals, the 2014 College Championships, and others.
Buy your 2014 college season pass today:
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We are excited to announce the launch of Ultiworld Premium, a new subscription service for Ultiworld’s most dedicated and engaged readers. With Ultiworld Premium, you can go deeper on the sport, the star players, the business moves that drive us forward, and the stories that matter.
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Scroll down to see 2013 in images (loosely in chronological order). Read more →
2013 was Ultiworld’s first full year as a publication, so we are especially excited to look back on the biggest and best moments. Read more →