Raleigh Flyers Sign First-Ever Female Pro Ultimate Player

jessi jones

The Raleigh Flyers announced tonight that they have signed Jessi Jones — a Team USA U23 player in 2013, Beach Worlds player this year, and multiple time Nationals player with Raleigh Phoenix — to a contract to play against the Nashville Nightwatch this weekend. The signing is part of a larger ‘Women’s Ultimate Day.’ Jones becomes the first woman to be signed to an AUDL team or any semi-pro ultimate team.

“Competing with the Raleigh Flyers will be an incredible experience; I am excited to compete alongside my peers on the professional stage,” she said in a statement. “Thank you to everyone in the Triangle ultimate community for the support and encouragement over the years.  I look forward to bringing my friends and family out to the game to share in the experience.”

 

  1. Charlie Eisenhood

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

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