19 | Mark Poole

Joining his fellow Atlanta Chain Lightning Ultimate captain is Mark Poole, whom we expect big things from this season. His long and fruitful run with Chain includes a 2009 club national championship as well as four seasons as a team captain. He has played two seasons for Team USA Beach Worlds, including a World Championship win in 2011 and a promotion to captain for the current 2015 Team USA Beach World’s Team.
Mark quietly excelled at the college level, where he played with Georgia College Ultimate for his entire college career including a Division I All Region selection while playing at a Division III school.
Mark truly begin to shine at the club level, where he played two seasons with SmokeShack, one season with mixed team Southside United, and then joined his current team, Atlanta Chain Lightning where he has played for seven seasons.
His favorite color is purple and when asked of his play style, Mark replied in true Atlanta fashion with “Chicks dig the long-ball.”

Photo by REI Photography by Terry Nelson for UltiPhotos.