Dawn Culton began playing ultimate in high school and has become an invaluable player and leader on Pleiades during her four years at the University of North Carolina. Her speed, athleticism, and high ultimate IQ allowed her to quickly become a dominant player. On top of her skills, Dawn works harder than any other player off the field, in the gym, and supporting her teammates. She has become one of the most talented defenders in the division and is a driving offensive force on a turn.
When not playing ultimate, Dawn has spent time coaching East Chapel Hill High School girls’ team, Boys and Girls Clubs, and Chapel Hill High School’s open team. Not only does she lead on the field with her play and effort, but she also has served as a captain of Pleiades since 2021. She is always working to help her teammates improve by leading film and throwing sessions. Dawn has given so much to the ultimate program at UNC and the larger Triangle community. Pleiades is honored to have Dawn represent our team as our 2022 Callahan nominee.View Nominee Video