Photo by Sean Carpenter – UltiPhotos.com
Ultimate is a sport of big moments – the long downfield huck, the layout goal, the sky in the end zone and the list goes on. Over the past four years of Major League Ultimate, those moments have been captured by our partners at UltiPhotos. In our series, Caught in Action, we look at some of the greatest moments from MLU’s history and how they have been captured by the talented photographers at UltiPhotos. This week, we take a look at a spectacular moment captured by Sean Carpenter.
The Philadelphia Spinners had a truly memorable season in 2016, culminating with a victory in the MLU Championship Game. Led by a roster full of veterans, the team saw several players have the best seasons of their careers as they dominated the Eastern Conference.
One of those veterans who enjoyed his best season with the team in 2016 was Jack Casey. Casey had been stalwart of the Spinners defense since 2013, but in 2016 he set new career highs in assists (7), blocks (10) and points played (93). While throwing assists and blocking passes throughout the season, Casey did not record his first goal until Week 10 against the Washington D.C. Current.
Late in the first quarter, the Philadelphia D-line forced a turnover deep in D.C. territory. Taking possession for the Spinners, rookie Nick Patel found Casey along the far sideline in the end zone. Casey, thrilled to finally tally his first goal of the season, celebrated with his own unique celebration, which Carpenter captured perfectly.