Photo by Kevin Leclaire – 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 Kevin Leclaire.

The Washington D.C. Current underwent a major roster overhaul before the 2016 season, signing several talented rookies in the beginnings of a youth movement under Head Coach Will Smolinski

In one of the closest games of last season, the young stars of the D.C. Current were on display as the New York Rumble came to town. Half-way through the 3rd quarter, the Current had the disc right at midfield in the hands of 2016 Rookie of the Year finalist Kyle Khalifa.

Khalifa, looking to grow his team’s lead, began a quick series of passes

between several of D.C.’s rookies. From Khalifa, the disc moved to Zach Norrbom, who after a quick fake, continued the play downfield towards Andrew Ferraro.

Ferraro, after shaking his defender with a quick cut, tracked down Norrbom’s flick about 15-yards from paydirt, and immediately found Joe Freund, who caught the disc in a mid-air spin, landing just inside the end zone for the goal.

Khalifa to Norrbom to Ferraro to Freund. Four rookies connect in rapid succession for the score, showing that the future is bright for fans of the D.C. Current, and all captured by the camera lens of Leclaire.

While the Rumble would make a strong comeback bid late in the game, the Current would hold on to win 17-16 (BOXSCORE – WATCH GAME).

Joe Freund (DC Current #43). DC Current vs NY Rumble. Washington-Lee High School Memorial Stadium, Arlington, VA. Saturday, May 21, 2016.

Joe Freund (DC Current #43). DC Current vs NY Rumble. Washington-Lee High School Memorial Stadium, Arlington, VA. Saturday, May 21, 2016.

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