I’m currently writing an article previewing what the D-I College open scene will look like next year. Although a lot of information (regarding rosters and returning players) can be found from looking at the event guide from this past weekend’s College Championships, there are some things that can’t be known without actually talking to the teams. For instance, which players that have just finished their senior year will be returning to use their fifth year of eligibility? The Ultimate world just observed what kind of an effect fifth year players can have, with Degirolamo and Thorne helping Pitt win a second consecutive national championship. These players can often make a team, but it is impossible to know this information purely from speculation.
I’ve emailed most of the top teams from this past year asking which (if any) of their players will be returning for a fifth year, but as of yet have only heard back from about half of them. The teams I still need to hear from are:
If anyone from these teams would be so kind as to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, it would be incredibly helpful and I will love you forever.
Thanks so much!