November 13, 2013 by Charlie Eisenhood in News with 3 comments
Isaac Saul, the center offensive line handler for back-to-back college National Champion Pittsburgh, signed with the New York Rumble this week, adding a talented, steady distributor to the Rumble’s handling core.
Saul was approached by Rumble assistant coach Anthony Nuñez about playing for the team and, after hearing about the players already on board for 2014, was eager to play.
“It hadn’t really occurred to me to play until Nuñez brought it up, and when I heard who was playing with the Rumble and the deal, it was pretty much a done deal,” said Saul.
Saul has played with Rumble defensive handler Milo Snyder on the 2008 Junior Worlds team and has played ultimate with or against many of the other Rumble players.
“I think Milo and [Ben] Faust were big for me, plus the success PoNY had this year in their club season really got my attention,” said Saul.
Saul has long been more associated with the Philadelphia ultimate scene, but Saul is looking for work in New York and the fit made more sense.
“[The Philadelphia Spinners] never gave me an offer, although a few of their players have reached out to me and Billy Marroon — who I actually saw this weekend — was joking with me that he had no idea I was home from Israel or he would have approached me,” said Saul. “It was more like I had an offer on the table from New York or a chance to tryout for Philly. But I think, regardless, if all was equal, I still would have gone with New York. I am really into the challenge of being pushed by a new crop of teammates.”
The Rumble have not announced any other 2014 player signings yet this year.