NUT Senior Captain here, just gonna shed some light on teammates who were big contributors for us this year but haven’t gotten the recognition they deserve on here.
Jay Valdillez: #20, junior captain, Jay is a workhorse on the field; you can recognize him by his massive bids and oddly long neck.
Jonathan Piech: #25, Yes he has a twin, no they are not the same person. I don’t want to bore you with a sob story but Jonathan is truly emblematic of what hard work and dedication can do for someone. While many of the graduating seniors on NUT started their career on Bolt, Jonathan spent an extra year on the B-team and worked his way up to NUT D-line stud. By the end of the year he was playing every D-point and crossing over quite a bit for a depleted O-line. I’ve never seen anyone work as hard as he does.
Michael Hamburger: #9, steals more than the Hamburglar himself. Burger has crazy hands and excellent timing in the air. Chances are you’ve been skied by him.
Kyle Rutledge: #12, It would be remiss of me if I didn’t mention Kyle in here. He was mentioned above but I wanted to emphasize how important Kyle was for us this year. I’m excited to see how much he grows in the next couple of years considering how much he’s improved in his first two years.
FOTY- Andrew Patel: #17, kid was mentioned as a joke above but I gotta give a nod to him on here for real. A Hopkins alum, Andrew came in with a lot of pedigree but was extremely eager to learn more and has the chance to be a great player. Great throws, plus defense, needs to put on some muscle but overall a silky smooth player and great teammate. Nothing but good times from this one.
COTY- Kevin Yngve: Yngve worked tirelessly to create a constructive, positive, and energetic culture for this team and you could see it on the field. NUT was loud, engaged and ready to play no matter the circumstances. A NUT alum, Yngve has endless love for this team and we could not thank him enough.
-Will Frolich, #36