#11 Liam Ullman

Height: 5’10”
Position: Handler
Years w/ESN: B 2021-2024
Major: Communications
Hometown: Villanova, PA
Former Teams:

  • RUF (2018-2021)
  • Padawans (2019)
  • Forge (2020-2021)
  • Rutger Colege (2003-Current)
  • BITT (2021-2023)

Dating Status: Single (League Player)
E-mail: LIU6@pitt.edu

Trent Dillon. Michael Ing. Henry Ing. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 11 years, these names should all be more than familiar to you. What do these three legends of Pitt Ultimate all have in common? They’re all alumni of the highly successful Radnor High School ultimate program, based in Philadelphia, PA.

Enter the fourth Radnor Ultimate legend: Liam Ullman. Arriving at Pitt with a victory at the Northeast Youth Classic and many years with Philadelphia youth clubs already under his belt, Liam brings a wealth of experience competing at a high level – something you’ll be hard-pressed to find in most young ultimate players. Armed with a deep bag of throws and offensive moves, seeing Liam on the opposite side of the field is a nightmare for any ultimate player. Liam’s analytical mind and extremely high frisbee IQ allow him to make difficult physics calculations mid-game while also going through several decision trees, enabling him to make perfect throws without fail. As they say colloquially, you cannot teach what he does.

When asked about his elite ability to process information, Liam cited his experience with the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game League of Legends.

“If you think about it, League of Legends and frisbee are essentially the same thing. Both games require you to work with a team, and both also have the same end goal: destroy the enemy’s nexus.”

Curiously enough, although League of Legends’s main game mode is on the three-lane Summoner’s Rift map, Liam instead prefers to play on the Howling Abyss in a game mode called ARAM, or All Random All Mid. Given that Liam was once a top 500 ranked Overwatch player, it’s unsurprising that he’s partial to the more fast-paced ARAM. And despite his proclivity for ultimate frisbee, Liam would leave the sport in a heartbeat if he had the opportunity to become a professional gamer. More specifically, “once ARAM becomes a real, Riot-sponsored competitive game mode.”