Skyd is proud to present our SAVAGE All-American Team for the 2013 season. The Savage All-American Team program awards the top players in each division for their excellence on the field as players and leaders. The recipients will be awarded a special Savage jersey and will be inducted at the 2013 College Championships in Madison. Congratulations to this year’s selected players.
Dylan Freechild, Oregon – He’s the highlight machine, and should be no surprise to anyone that he’s on this list. Freechild is one of the quickest in the game, deadly near the endzone, and a nose for the big play. A big reason why Oregon is once again in the title hunt.
Brian Hart, Wisconsin – Oh Mr. Lionheart, one of the fearless Hodags. Another big play machine who’s at the center of another possible deep run for Wisconsin. His offensive skill has grown, but he’s still known for his defensive ability and clutch blocks when the time comes.
Will Driscoll, Texas – Driscoll has had quite a run in the last year, NexGen tour, winning the club championships with Doublewide. Another repeat winner, Driscoll helped lead Texas to the regional title, ending Colorado’s seemingly endless streak of winning their region.
Tyler Degirolamo, Pittsburgh – He may be the best receiver available on the board, Tyler has been a dominant force this year. His disc skills have also improved, making him into a lethal multidimensional player.
Simon Montague, Carleton – Despite being injured with an elbow injury earlier this season, Montague is one of the most exciting players to watch in the game with the disc in his hands. At Stanford, he helped keep Carleton in contention with big throws in big moments.
Jay Clark, Georgia Tech – Despite Georgia Tech unable to make to nationals, Clark was certainly among the biggest play makers this season. His athleticism has made him a top receiver not only in college, but in club for Chain Lightning.
Jimmy Mickle, Colorado – A big defender, with throws, jumping ability, and speed, Mickle has helped carry Colorado through the season. He gives his team a shot to win in any game.
Mike Ogren, UCF – Ogren was a big part of UCF’s initial run to nationals last year, but didn’t get much attention. It was clear this year he had turned into a dominant defender, added throws to his arsenal and was key to big wins for UCF at Easterns.
Nick Stuart, Carleton – Stuart not only looks the part of the big receiver, he plays it. His size and speed make him deadly as a deep threat, while he’s become an integral part of the Carleton offense.
Eli Kerns, UC Davis – Kerns is the big reason Davis is back at Nationals again. The break-side and deep space become immediate threats when he has the disc, which allows cutters to get open everywhere.
Honorable Mentions – Alex Thorne (Hamstring), Josh Klane, Mischa Freystaetter, Greg Arenson, Jacob Janin, Christian Johnson, Mitch Cihon
Freshman of the Year: Khalif El-salaam, Washington – Known for his athleticism and big bids, as a freshman Khalif is already approaching the college game like an experienced veteran that can contend with some of the top players in the college scene. We’re excited to see where El-salaam goes as he continues to develop his team.
Coach of the Year: Mike DeNardis, UNC – DeNardis led UNC back to nationals last year, and this year has put them in the national title hunt as the three seed. After two years straight of failing to qualify for Regionals, this talented Darkside team has grown in huge proportions.