#MeetTheHustle - Mason Cary

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What do you do outside of Ultimate? I play Hearthstone competitively for UGA. I'm also the Communications Director for AFDC Juniors. I'm a 3rd year at UGA studying Management Information Systems (MIS). Not really sure what I want to do yet but something involving consulting or systems development probably. 

Name a recent book, movie, tv show, or video game you enjoyed. I really enjoyed the show Mindhunter. I'm a fan of crime thrillers in general, and the acting and plot in this one is excellent. 

How/why did you start playing Ultimate? I learned about ultimate by going to Paideia Summer Camp going into 8th grade. I really only went to the camp because my friend Stan was going, and I had no idea I would fall in love with the sport. I went to Paideia for HS and played on both the JV and Varsity teams for 4 years, and also played on ATLiens (YCC) the summer going into college. I currently play for Jojah at UGA. I played for Cerberus (Athens club team) the past two summers. I was GA All-State my senior year in HS and on the Southeast Men's All-Freshman team in 2016.

What other sports did you play? The only other sport I've played was Cross Country for 1 year in high school, and I stopped when I realized I was having more fun throwing on the sidelines at meets than actually running.  Ultimate is absolutely my best sport. I probably wouldn't be playing a competitive sport if it wasn't for ultimate. 

What player is your idol/mentor/inspiration and why? Sam Little's work ethic and poise as a leader on and off the field always impressed me when I played with him my freshman year on Jojah. He was the hardest worker on our team and had unflinching mental toughness whenever our team was faced with adversity. Also his around backhand is pretty sweet. 

What is your your superpower -most dangerous throw, cut, defensive skill? Consistent hard clearing - this is a critical skill for any elite offense. 

What is your claim to fame? I scored all of the O-line's points against Emory at Sectionals my freshman year.

Who are your favorite athletes/teams? Atlanta Falcons for team favorite team, and my favorite player would be Julio Jones. He's an insane athlete and one of the best receivers to play the game, and is still amazingly humble about his accomplishments. 

What would you choose as your "walk up" song? The man - Aloe Blacc