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Ultimate Canada – January 20th, 2016, Ottawa, ON –Ultimate Canada wishes to congratulate Isaiah MasekKelly, aka Izzy, on winning the Ultimate Canada 2015 Male Athlete of the Year Award.

Masek-Kelly has demonstrated his superior skills this year while playing for Toronto Ultimate, GOAT and Rush. Masak-Kelly is now widely considered to be one of the best players in both Club and professional Ultimate scene. Over the last few years, Izzy has developed into an unstoppable cutting force and a dangerous downfield hucker for both GOAT and the Rush. This season he became the main concern for opposing teams’ top defenders who have recognized that his teams can usually only be beaten if they somehow find a way to shut him down.

In 2015, history was made when GOAT inflicted on Furious George their first ever loss in the Canadian Ultimate Championships (CUC) play, this coming in the most important game of the tournament, the final championship. Isaiah was a big part of this first ever GOAT win at the 2015 Canadian Ultimate Championships in a World’s qualifying year. He also was a key player for GOAT’s march to the US Open final.

Previously, Isaiah had won gold at CUC 2014, earning the MVP title for that final game, and has also won silver at the 2013 Under-23 World Championships to go with his silver from the 2010 Under-19 World Championships.

During the 2015 club ultimate season, including the USA Ultimate Triple Crown series, Isaiah led GOAT in scoring with 29 goals and 18 assists. On the professional ultimate scene, in 2015, Izzy was named to the 2015 American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) First Team AllStar and the 2015 AUDL All-East Division Teams. He became only the fourth player to to ever become a member of the lifetime 50 assists/50 goals club.

Furthermore, Isaiah has always been very active in the Canadian Ultimate community. He has been extremely important to York University’s participation in the Canadian Ultimate University (CUUC) Series.

Ultimate (Frisbee), is one of the fastest growing sports in the country with more than 40,000 players in Canada. The annual UC Awards program highlights individuals and teams that contributed to the development and excellence of Ultimate in Canada.

Ultimate Canada is the governing body for the sport of Ultimate in Canada. The organization promotes the growth and development of Ultimate throughout the country. Visit our website at www.CanadianUltimate.com

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For media inquiries, please email Christiane Marceau at christiane@canadianultimate.com