The Brebeuf Jesuit Athletic Department is proud to announce the addition of Ultimate Frisbee as a varsity sport, effective during the Spring 2017 season. The team has been operating independently since 2005 and has grown to include both junior varsity and varsity teams with over 30 participants. Brebeuf’s new designation is a unique milestone as the team will be the first in the state to integrate the sport into the athletic department.
This past February, the team finished as the runner-up in the Indiana Indoor State Championships and will compete in the Indiana Outdoor State Championships in May. The ultimate Frisbee team will also host several games at Brebeuf Jesuit this spring against other Indianapolis area schools. Many team members have wanted to see Ultimate Frisbee become a varsity sport since arriving at Brebeuf. Team captains Max Bradshaw and Kyle Brun are just two of many students that get to see this goal achieved, one they’ve had since freshman year.
John Keele, teacher in Brebeuf’s Learning Center, has been named the head coach of the program. John has been playing Ultimate Frisbee since his sophomore year of college at Indiana University and continues to play in leagues in the Indianapolis community. “We are grateful for the opportunity to be recognized by the athletic department,” said Keele. “We hope that Ultimate Frisbee can be an exciting spring sport that anyone can play, particularly those students who have never had the opportunity to play a sport at Brebeuf Jesuit.”
The team will practice from 3:30 to 5:30, Monday through Friday. Three games have been scheduled for the Spring season and coaches are in the process of scheduling more. The team is co-ed and is open to all participants.