Recruitment was a success and in accordance with Psycho traditions, our '14 rookie class has (mostly) adapted to their new nicknames and returners have successfully forgotten everyone's real name.
Fall tournaments started out with the first San Diego State One-Day, where X and Y teams took on SDSU and Occidental in a one-day round-robin tournament. The very next day the Psychos traveled to UCLA for UCLA one-day where X and Y teams faced opponents from UCLA, USC, Irvine, Long Beach, and Occidental. Games were competitive and the rookies improved incredibly over the course of the tournament weekend.
Heading into the later part of the quarter, Psychos took a select team to Sean Ryan to play on the beautiful fields overlooking the ocean at UC Santa Cruz. On day 1 the Psychos took on UCSC (9-8), UC Berkeley (11-9), and Claremont (10-11) - finishing the day 2-1 and earning their spot in the championship bracket. Sunday's games began with a tough loss to UCSB followed by a strong showing against SDSU Gnomes, falling short in the end. The final game of the weekend brought Psycho against Claremont Greenshirts for the second time in the weekend. Finishing 8th overall, UCSD Psychos are looking forward to an exciting season!
In back-to-back tournament weekends, the Psychos hosted the Kendra Fallon Memorial Tournament on November 23-24th. Split again into X and Y teams, the Psychos played a series of competitive games and provided a learning experience for all involved.
We are excited for all the new players who have fallen in love with ultimate during the preseason and hope to carry this energy into the upcoming 2014 season. Psycho! You Know!