Photo by Scott Houghtaling – 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 Scott Houghtaling.
Coming off their 2015 Western Conference Championship, the Seattle Rainmakers added a ton of young talent to the roster in 2016. Among Seattle’s talented rookie class was Trey Miller, who impressed fans with athletic plays and a perfect completion percentage. One of Miller’s most memorable plays came in Week 4, as the Rainmakers hosted the Vancouver Nighthawks.
Late in the first quarter, the Rainmakers had possession of the disc and were looking to add to their single-goal lead heading into the break. As Seattle advanced the disc across mid-field and the Vancouver defense began to tighten, Seattle’s Evan Klein saw his young teammate Miller cutting across the goal line.
As Klein fired off a low flick that was just a bit short of the end zone, Miller reacted, adjusting his route and tumbling to the ground, catching the disc against his chest as he did.
As Miller went to the ground, Houghtaling captured the young Rainmakers intense focus as he prepared to make the amazing catch.