Carolyn Finney Wins the 2021 Pufahl Award

Carolyn Finney winning the 2021 Pufahl Award. Photo: Kevin Leclaire —

Carolyn Finney, a long-time handler for San Francisco Fury, was named the winner of the 2021 Kathy Pufahl Spirit Award.

The Pufahl Award “honors the [women’s division] athlete who best exemplifies both the ethos of Spirit of the Game, along with a personal commitment to giving back to the sport.” Every team nominates a player and then votes amongst all sixteen candidates from the tournament.

Finney was the 2018 Ultiworld Player of the Year and was a finalist for the Callahan Award in 2011. She was selected to the most recent World Games Team USA roster in 2017 and has been a two-time First Team All-Club selection (’18, ’19). She has been one of Fury’s top leaders in recent seasons and has volunteered as USA Ultimate’s Women’s National Director in past years.

She will play in the 2021 National Final tomorrow.

  1. Charlie Eisenhood
    Charlie Eisenhood

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


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