2019 Callahan Award Finalists Announced

Stanford’s Gabe Hernandez celebrates with teammates after receiving the 2018 Callahan award. Photo: Paul Rutherford — UltiPhotos.com

The finalists for the 2019 Callahan Award were announced today by USA Ultimate. Bucking historical precedent, only half of the ten finalists will be in action next weekend at the D-I College Championships in Round Rock, TX.

Here are the finalists in alphabetical order.

Women’s Finalists

  • Rebecca Fagan (North Carolina)
  • Sadie Jezierski (Ohio State)
  • Anna Thompson (Pennsylvania)
  • Jack Verzuh (Dartmouth)
  • Yuge Xiao (Columbia)

Men’s Finalists

  • Joseph Fugate (Tennessee-Chattanooga)
  • Matt Gouchoe-Hanas (North Carolina)
  • Mac Hecht (Brown)
  • Tannor Johnson (Massachusetts)
  • Kirtan Patel (Texas-Dallas)

Check out all of their Callahan videos, plus those of the rest of the players who were nominated by schools across the country, on our mega-thread.

  1. Steve Sullivan
    Steve Sullivan

    Steve Sullivan is the Executive Editor of Ultiworld. He began playing in 2001 at Boston University, helped found and then played 14 seasons with Slow White, and most recently competed with San Francisco Blackbird. He has volunteered as a college Sectional Coordinator, a club Regional Coordinator, served three terms as a player-elected representative for the Mixed division on USAU's Club Working Group, and is currently an At-Large rep on the USAU Board of Directors. He has previously written for the USAU magazine and The Huddle, and was editor of the book "Ultimate: The First Five Decades, Vol II." You can reach him by email (steve@ultiworld.com) or on Twitter (@sjsully21).

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