Bright stadium lights illuminate a field of grass where more than 50 student athletes spend the evening throwing, and then running, leaping and sometimes falling to retrieve a 175-gram, white plastic disc.
The game is Ultimate Frisbee, and the ASU men’s team, the Diablos, couldn’t be more serious about their sport.
“We want ASU on the map,” says Andrew Salinas, vice president and treasurer for the Diablos and a senior in business management.
The plan to get on the map includes their new coach, Fernando “Fernz” Lugo, and his firm-yet-fun attitude. Otero captained the 2010 University of Florida team to win the national championship and currently plays on a local club team.
Chris Waltrip, Diablos co-captain and history senior, said that having a coach from outside the ASU system is a good way to keep coaching objective.
“He’s just the coach we needed,” Waltrip says. “He’s not here to be buddy-buddy.”
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