Cassidy Rasmussen had an amazing 2015.
October 7, 2015 by Charlie Eisenhood in Analysis with 2 comments
It has been quite a season for San Francisco Revolver’s Cassidy Rasmussen, Ultiworld’s 2015 Men’s Club Player Of The Year. Rasmussen was the rock of Revolver’s offensive line, helping to lead the team to its second Triple Crown and fourth National Championship.
Rasmussen is often left out of the discussion about Revolver’s best players, which often revolves around big names like Beau Kittredge and Ashlin Joye. That’s not an indictment of Rasmussen as much as it is a sign of just how talented the Bay Area program has been over the past six years.
Rasmussen was, simply put, the most consistently excellent player in Club this year. While Kittredge was out with an injury, Rasmussen was there. When the offense struggled against Sockeye in Revolver’s loss at the Pro-Elite Challenge, Rasmussen made few mistakes. From initiating the offense as a center handler at times back at the US Open to being a superstar cutter with powerful speed and strong field sense, Rasmussen delivered in all areas of the game.
When Ultiworld reporters and analysts met to discuss Player of the Year candidates, Rasmussen’s name was first on the list and conversation was brief. He was that good.
Rasmussen was one of just six Men’s Division players to record a double-double in goals (12) and assists (17). His combined total of goals, assists, and blocks minus turnovers was top in the Division at 29. That’s right: he had zero recorded turnovers. He was without question Revolver’s most productive offensive player, matching Joye in assists while recording twice as many goals.
He was not only playing nearly error-free ultimate. He added on with some incredible individual plays, none better than his spectacular layout trailing-edge catch for a goal (and a heck of a kick spike to follow).
Rasmussen just keeps getting better. He was a three-time All-Region player at UC Santa Cruz (’09-’11) after winning Freshman of the Year in the old Northwest region in 2008. Last season, he received 2nd Team All-Club honors from Ultiworld.
This year, he rose to new heights.
Stay tuned to Ultiworld for All-Club 1st and 2nd teams, the All-Defense team, and the Club Breakouts team later this week.