Tuesday, October 31, 2017

CSU Men's Ultimate - Meet the 2017-2018 Team!

Here They Are...!

Mark Stratford (captain)
Name: Mark Stratford (captain) "G-Mark"
Year of Eligibility: 5th
About: Mark enters his fifth and final year on the team as a second year captain. He looks to lead the team in a deep nationals run with impeccable fundamentals, supreme effort and a big smile. He polished his skills over the summer playing club men's with Choice City Hops and will be called upon to lock down other team's main handling threats all year long.
High School: Cherry Creek - Greenwood Village, CO

Cody Spicer
Name: Cody Spicer "Spice" 
Year of Eligibility: 5th
About: The man in the pants returns with his sights set on the biggest matchups in the country. With a deeper, more experienced team around him, Spicer looks forward to the opportunity to largely play on the d-line, locking down the other teams main threats and being a devastating deep force on the turn.
High School: Fort Collins - Fort Collins, CO
Accolades: All Region (SC) selection 2015, 2016, 2017. South Central Player of the Year, 2017. 

Toby Nordhoff
Name: Toby Nordhoff "Grandpa"
Year of Eligibility: 5th
About: In his final year of eligibility, the resident old man of the team will slide into a downfield role, showing the youngsters that winning with your legs doesn't fade with age. A four year veteran of Choice City Hops, Toby has a full career of college and club he's ready to showcase for Hib this season.
High School: Greeley Central - Greeley, CO

Cole Turner
Name: Cole Turner
Year of Eligibility: 4th
About: The guy on the line that nobody wants to cover, Cole continues to round his game with amazing field sense, a complete understanding of scheme and blazing speed. Another Choice City Hops veteran, Cole will continue to threaten all phases of the field for Hib in his fourth and final year.
High School: Poudre - Fort Collins, CO

Matt Bush
Name: Matt Bush "Cookies"
Year of Eligibility: 4th
About: Matt enters his fourth year excited to match-up against other teams top threats. An all-around threat himself, Matt can operate behind the disc or downfield - he is equally comfortable roasting defenders deep or burning them up the line. Another year of Choice City Hops under his belt over the summer and Matt is ready to show the region and country the kind of lock-down defense that will the calling card of the team this season.
High School: Arapahoe - Centennial, CO
Accolades: High school All State selection (CO) 2014.

Dylan Johnson
Name: Dylan Johnson "Bucket"
Year of Eligibility: 4th
About: Dylan looks to slide back into the backfield for Hib again this year showcasing his absolute cannon hucks and physical handler presence. His length, drive and field IQ are unmatched on the team and Dylan will be a huge contributor all over the field.
High School: Arapahoe - Centennial, CO

Jack Hinchsliff
Name: Jack Hinchsliff
Year of Eligibility: 4th
About: Jack had the distinction of being the first Hib player in 10 years to make the Johnny Bravo roster while still in college, but unfortunately suffered a crippling injury the final day of tryouts. He's worked hard all summer to rehab and is regaining his form as devastating athletic threat for Hib.
High School: Arapahoe - Centennial, CO
Accolades: High school All State selection (CO) 2014.

Jake Servaty (captain)
Name: Jake Servaty (captain)
Year of Eligibility: 4th
About: Jake will continue his tenacious work on and off the field for Hib this year, his fourth, and first as captain. From blazing speed to beautifully crisp throws to elite defense, Jake's been one of the team's top players since his freshman year and he will again be called upon to take on a key roll this year for Hib.
High School: Spearfish - Spearfish, SD
Accolades: All Freshmen (SC) 2015. All Region (SC) 2017. 

Daniel Crump
Name: Daniel Crump "Chuck"
Year of Eligibility: 4th
About: Chuck maintains arguably the best repertoire of break throws on the team. His huge extension and crisp release allow him to threaten just about every throwing angle get the disc around and inside of even the toughest marks. Add in soft hands and a propensity to get off his feet and Chuck is a rock in our backfield, rounding out his skills with a second club season with Choice City Hops over the summer.
High School: Chatfield - Littleton, CO

David Miller
Name: David Miller
Year of Eligibility: 4th
About: David has been our top deep threat since his freshman year - the full package in the air - height, speed and ups. He's consistently tasked with taking the 'big' matchups on the other teams and thrives in that defensive role. This year David expects to be our 'big' matchup - stretching the field for Hib and forcing teams to pit their best deep defenders against him.
High School: Lakewood - Lakewood, CO
Accolades: High school All State selection (CO) 2014.

Jake Marrapode
Name: Jake Marrapode "Pode"
Year of Eligibility: 3rd
About: Jake struggled with injury his first two years in college but that didn't stop him from showcasing his nasty break-throws and big ups at nationals last year. Pode is fully healthy for the first time ever in his college career and after spending the fall semester in New Zealand, will return to Hib in the spring ready to make big plays all over the field.
High School: Neuqua Valley - Naperville, IL
Accolades: High school All State Selection (IL) 2014, 2015. South Central Freshman of the Year 2016.

John Miller
Name: John Miller
Year of Eligibility: 3rd
About: John is the best all around athlete on the team. His martial arts background gives him unbelievable body control to go with elite straight line speed as well as quickness. Couple the physical attributes with excellent throwing form and an ever-growing field sense and you have one of the most complete players on the squad.
High School: Collegiate Academy - Littleton, CO

Jack McGinnis
Name: Jack McGinnis "Snapjack"
Year of Eligibility: 3rd
About: Jack combines rock-solid fundamentals with some of the biggest huck range on the team. He's becoming one of Hib's most reliable deep threats and continues to grow as a player as he's still relatively new to competitive ultimate. An unlikely O-line player last year, expect Jack to use that big game experience to make contributions all over the field.
High School: Downers Grove North - Downers Grove, IL

Hudson Martin
Name: Hudson Martin "Huddy"
Year of Eligibility: 3rd
About: Hudson will build on his breakout 2017 season as a core handler on Hib. With elite quickness, a cannon forehand and backhand and a unique breakmark throwing repertoire, Hudson will continue to cause headaches for opposing defenders as well as locking down other team's main handlers himself.
High School: Lake Travis - Austin, TX
Accolades: High school All State Selection (TX) 2015. All Freshmen (SC) 2016.

Luke Beal
Name: Luke Beal
Year of Eligibility: 2nd
About: Luke returns to Hib for his second year eager to build on a promising first season with the team. A soccer convert, Luke showcases size, speed and bidding ability and prides himself on utilizing an extremely diverse set of throws.
High School: Thompson Valley - Loveland, CO

Sean Peskin
Name: Sean Peskin
Year of Eligibility: 2nd
About: Sean is excited to grow his role on the team in his second year. Another big body with great quickness and speed, Sean spent the summer developing his throwing game and has some of the longest range of any hucker on the team. He gets off his feet at will and plays with such a fire and intensity that his teammates can't help but reciprocate.
High School: Silver Creek - Longmont, CO

Dylan Custer
Name: Dylan Custer "Slendy"
Year of Eligibility: 2nd
About: Dylan burst onto the college scene last year, quickly establishing himself as one of our top defenders. Second on the team last season in blocks to only Spicer and with a season of men's club under his belt with Syndicate, we're excited to see Dylan showcase his ever growing offensive skill set as well as continuing his defensive dominance.
High School: Discovery Canyon - Colorado Springs, CO
Accolades:  High school All State Selection (CO) 2016. All Freshmen (SC) 2017.

Mo Scott
Name: Mo Scott
Year of Eligibility: 2nd 
About: Mo employs the most complete set of throws of any player on the team. As an O-line handler last year, Mo was Hib's main thrower but he doesn't let his offensive stat lines rule his game. He's a workhorse defender and puts absolutely everything he has into every single point. His energy is infectious and he partners with fellow second year Sean Peskin to act as the emotional leaders of the team.
High School: Denver East - Denver, CO
Accolades: High school All State Selection (CO) 2014. All freshmen (SC) 2017. 

Will McDonald
Name: Will Mcdonald
Year of Eligibility: 2nd 
About: As a freshman, Will settled into a primary cutting role for our O-line. With a uncanny knack and feel for space and timing coupled with impressive athletic ability, Will led the team goals scored and was our most consistent cutter for the entire year. With immaculate throwing form and a big flick huck, expect to see Will become a multi-faceted threat in his second year.
High School: Nathan Hale - Seattle, WA
Accolades: South Central Freshman of the Year 2017.

Ted Dhanens
Name: Ted Dhanens
Year of Eligibility: 2nd (1st year on A)
About: Ted is next-in-line behind John Miller as the best all around athlete on the team. After getting tons of reps on B last year as their main deep threat, Ted will be a key defender for Hib this season utilizing both his speed and quickness to lock down other team's downfield threats. 
High School: Torrey Pines - San Diego, CA

Josh Martinez
Name: Josh Martinez
Year of Eligibility: 1st
About: The heir apparent to David Miller, Josh is Hib's next generation of big man. With soft hands, great size and no qualms about getting off his feet, he'll be called upon to be a physical defensive presence and huge deep threat on the team all year.
High School: Boise - Boise, ID

Jonathan Olavarria
Name: Jonathan Olavarria "JJ" "Jet"
Year of Eligibility: 1st
About: Jonathan is small in stature but has already cemented himself as a big defender, leading all three split-squad teams in blocks at our first tournament of the year. He doesn't shy away from physical play and has an elite combination of speed, quickness and bidding ability.
High School: Monarch - Louisville, CO

Sam Goldstein
Name: Sam Goldstein
Year of Eligibility: 1st
About: Sam is an all-around threat. With a big body, touch throws, good field sense and great bidding ability, Sam is comfortable lining up just about anywhere. As he continues to grow and thrive within our system we expect great things from the big man.
High School: Cherry Creek - Greenwood Village, CO
Accolades: High school All State Selection (CO) 2017.

Ren Pretkelis
Name: Ren Pretkelis
Year of Eligibility: 1st
About: Ren is a workhorse defender. With great physical attributes and a continuous motor, he's already taking our tougher matchups at practice and relishing in the opportunity to play against the best. With a big forehand and no qualms about putting it out there, Hib looks forward to big contributions from this young man. 
High School: Prairie Ridge - Crystal Lake, IL
Accolades: High school All State Selection (IL) 2017.  

Dylan Latham McGraw
Name: Dylan Latham McGraw
Year of Eligibility: 1st
About: We knew Dylan would be a contributor before he'd even committed to CSU. During his college visit this past spring, he cleated up, practiced with us and immediately made his presence known, skying soon to be South Central FotY Will McDonald in a deep drill. So far for Hib, Dylan has lived up to that hype - employing a devasting combination of length, speed and extremely crisp throwing ability. Expect to see him all over the field for us showcasing his west coast talents.
High School: Gunn - Palo Alto, CA
Accolades: High school All State Selection (CA) 2017.

Peter Raines - Coach
Name: Peter Raines
Year Coaching: 1st at CSU - 4 at Cal Poly, SLO
About: After years of being our favorite opponent, our consolation prize after losing to SLO at nationals... was their coach! Peter joins the Hib program after four years of coaching at SLO to contribute his upbeat attitude, his offensive and defensive prowess and his big play mentality to the team. Everyone has enjoyed his presence and his voice thus far and the team is thrilled to add such a savvy leader to our sideline. 
Accolades: Southwest Coach of the Year 2016, 2017.

Tim Kefalas - Head Coach

Name: Tim Kefalas
Year Coaching: 10th
About: In his 10th year as head coach of the program, TK is thrilled to have such deep roster and coaching staff. With a year of nationals experience under the team's belt and a stellar group of new athletes to contribute, the competitive expectations for the team are sky high and TK is proud to be at the helm. 
Accolades: South Central Coach of the year 2017. 

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