Another reason to applaud the Rainmakers’ outstanding year, Adam Simon was awarded the Western Conference MVP for the 2013 MLU season.
Simon — along with cutter and favorite target Mark Burton — anchored the Rainmakers offensive line with a staggering 92% completion rate over the course of 346 throws. He led his team to the Western Conference Finals and racked up 25 assists and 9 D’s along the way. While the Rainmakers narrowly missed winning the West to go to the MLU Finals, their consistent play throughout their 11 games is thanks to a team full of dedicated individuals and coaches. The Rainmakers are proud to bring home the Western Conference MVP award.
Adam said, “It’s an honor to be recognized as an asset to my team. There were a great many assets to the team and every last one of my teammates is just as deserving of recognition. It was a great season and a lot of work went into competing. My teammates and coaches pushing me is always my favorite part of any season, and I owe them tremendous gratitude.”
In addition to a $500 prize, Major League Ultimate will donate $500 dollars to a charity or youth Ultimate program in Adam’s name. He has chosen Ultimate Peace, an organization that facilitates peace and mutual understanding in conflict-torn countries by teaching the spirit of Ultimate.
Adam explained his decision: “They give such incredible opportunity to youth Ultimate around the world every year and they have shown a stalwart diligence in their missions. Friends of mine from around Ultimate are always involved and speak with the highest praise of the experiences they get to be part of. I think it’s important to support an organization that is trying to spread the message of peace through the spirit of the game around the world. I wish them all the best in the future, and I will continue to support them going forward.”
The MVP honors cap off a successful Rainmakers season, full of great fan support, dominating play, and a rich template to follow for next season. It seems that Adam has taken full advantage of this landmark year for the sport. “I am excited to see professional Ultimate continue to grow,” said Adam. “I think the opportunity before us as players is valuable. I hope to continue to have the opportunity to compete on a professional level.”