AUDL East Division


Over the next few days, there will be an article per day about the AUDL (American Ultimate Disc League) and their divisions. Today, the East division will get all the love.

The East division of the AUDL has won three of the eight championship games the AUDL has held in its eight seasons. In 2012 by the former team, the Philadelphia Spinners. The team won the championship and left the league and went to the MLU (Major League Ultimate) before it was suspended in 2016. In 2013, the Toronto Rush won its 16-14 against the Madison Radicals. Most recently, the New York Empire won the championship 26-22 against the Dallas Roughnecks.

The East Overall (including Postseason) Records:
New York Empire (15-0)
Toronto Rush (8-6)
DC Breeze (7-6)
Montreal Royal (4-8)
Philadelphia Phoenix (4-8)
Ottawa Outlaws (3-9)

The East had the Empire, who were the best team in the league, and the Outlaws who won only three games through the 12 games in the regular season. The Empire also has 2019 MVP, Ben Jagt. They also had 2019 Coach of The Year, Bryan Jones, after becoming only the third coach to lead his team to an undefeated season.
While the Empire impressed all season, there are five other teams in the division. The Rush had all-AUDL Rookie second-teamer, Akifumi Muraoka. The Breeze has two all-AUDL rookie second-team players in, Garrett Braun, and AJ Merriman. The Royal had all-AUDL rookie first-teamer, Quentin Rogers, and second-teamer, Sacha Poitte-Sokolsky. The Phoenix and Outlaws, unfortunately, had no all-AUDL rookie first or second-team players.

Although, the All-Star game happened on June 8th and here were the East players on the roster:
Ben Jagt (New York Empire)
Jeff Babbitt (New York Empire)
Alec Arsenault (Ottawa Outlaws)
Quentin Bonnaud (Montreal Royal)
Cam Harris (Toronto Rush)
Ben Katz (New York Empire)
Beau Kittredge (New York Empire)
The East is a strong competitor for one of the best in the league in 2019, and as for the rest of the league, be scared of this division.

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