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2018 Superlatives: Best of the Best

The biggest and best of 2018!

We now take a moment to reflect on the highs and the lows of 2018 in our annual superlatives list.

Best Game: Seattle Sockeye v. New York PoNY [National Semifinal]

Best Play:

Kyle Henke Greatest

Best Achievement: Sarah “Surge” Griffith winning a WUCC title with Riot and her first-ever National title with Fury

Biggest Upset: Arizona State’s B team over their A team!

Biggest News: Due to weather, WUCC semis and finals had to be moved indoors!

Best Photo:

Cornell’s Lilly Mendoza and Stanford’s Aminata Kalokoh layout for the disc at the 2018 College Championships. Photo: Paul Rutherford —

Best Individual Performance: Stanford’s Gabe Hernandez willing his team to Nationals on a torn ACL

Biggest Breakout Star: Claire Trop [WJUC Gold – Team USA, WUCC Gold – Seattle Riot, College Gold – Dartmouth, U24 Gold – Team USA]

Best Blunder: Denver Molly Brown’s Lisa Pitcaithley’s kick spike when she wasn’t in the endzone —

Lisa P Kick Spike

Biggest Viral Video:

Georgetown v. UNCW

Top SportsCenter Highlight:

Laura Ospina

Top Callahan Video:

Nathan Kwon

Best Highlight Reel:

2018 Club Championships Men’s Highlights

Top Reddit Post: Toe Flick

Craziest Comeback: NC State winning Easterns 15-6 over UNCW after starting down 5-0!

Best Throwing Performance: Robyn Fennig’s eight assist masterpiece against Scandal in prequarters at Nationals

Best Scoring Performance: Steffen Döscher’s 36 goal showing at WUCC for Hässliche Erdferkel [tournament leading 4.0 goals/game]

Best Engagement: Producer Mike Palmer gets surprise ‘I Do’ during stream at Worlds

Best Tweet:

Tweet #1

Tweet of the Year 2018

Best Pull: 

Pull from Brisbane Mammoth

Best ‘Flip for Pull’: 

BeyBlade for Pull

Biggest Controversy: “The Bobble

Biggest Rising Star: Matthew “Rowan” McDonnell [Offensive POTY / AUDL MVP / 1st Team All-Club]

Most Memorable Interview: 

Roger Crafts Interview

Worst Social Media Moment: Giving Frank the keys to the Being Ulti account during Club Nationals

Best Social Media Moment:

Anna Thorn Tweet

Biggest Media Deal: AUDL lands six-figure multiyear contract with Stadium

Biggest Beatdown:

Lisa P v. Khalif

Best Post-Game Moment:

Best Post-Game Moment 2018

What did we miss? Feel free to disagree or share new categories in the comments below.

  1. Charlie Eisenhood
    Charlie Eisenhood

    Charlie Eisenhood is the editor-in-chief of Ultiworld. You can reach him by email ( or on Twitter (@ceisenhood).

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