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SJ Spiders set to host AUDL semis & finals at Foothill College


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Keenan Laurence plays for the San Jose Spiders in a recent home game.

The San Jose Spiders are hosting this year’s American Ultimate Disc League semifinals and finals next month at Foothill College, though the semipro ultimate Frisbee team won’t be a participant.

The Spiders missed the playoffs after placing third in the West division at 3-9. Ten of the AUDL’s 21 teams did qualify; the final four are slated to play at Foothill the second weekend of August.

This marks the second time the event has come to the Bay Area. In 2015, the Spiders won the championship – their second title in as many years – at Avaya Stadium in San Jose.

While the Spiders won’t be adding a third trophy this season, director of business development Bill Jent said his team “still had a great year and maintained a consistent number of fans equal to the 4,000 total from 2018.”

Jent is also excited about the Spiders’ future, noting that team MVP Keenan Laurence is just 19 years old. The Gunn High graduate was the team’s No. 2 scorer this season and will serve as team captain next year, according to Jent.

The AUDL’s semifinal games are scheduled 4 and 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at Foothill’s stadium; the winners return to the field the next day to play for the championship at noon.

For tickets and more information, visit theaudl.com.

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