Freshman 15: Jorge Spagnuolo

Freshman Safety Jorge Spagnuolo joins Noah for another edition of “Freshman 15.”

By Noah

Hometown: League City, Texas.

Position: Safety.

Prospective Area of Study: “Last year… I was thinking about going into engineering and I heard that Kenyon has a 4-1 program, but I’m still keeping an open mind.”

What attracted you to Kenyon?: “Before this I went to a boarding school called Western Reserve Academy… and it has the same feel as Kenyon, so that really played a part in it [my decision to come to Kenyon], and I loved the coaching staff.”

What’s your idea of a perfect date?: “A time when there are no awkward silences.”

Favorite High School Memory: “Prom… Or just any time during the season when I got to be on the field.”

Worst Injury Ever Sustained“Besides a breakup… I’ve torn my ACL; at this time I’ve torn my other one, so both of them. I’ve also broken my collarbone.”

Favorite AthleteLionel Messi. “He’s a tiny guy that ended up going big and he worked hard to get to where he’s at.”

Favorite Book: “A Clockwork OrangeAnthony Burgess.

Favorite Historical Figure: Teddy Roosevelt. “He was such a cool president. He went hunting, he went out and he was a people’s man.”

Favorite Social Media Platform“I don’t really use any social media platform too much… [but] I would say Instagram.”

Team Goals for the Season: “I’d like for the DBs to… not get beat deep for the whole year, and as a unit, to have at least 20 pics.”

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Not-So-Freshman 15: Brendan Cowie

Junior football walk-on and Kenyon Lacrosse LSM Brendan Cowie gets his fifteen seconds of fame in this edition of “Not-So-Freshman 15.”

By Noah

Hometown: Chevy Chase, MD.

Position: Weak-Side Linebacker.

Major: Biology and Economics.

What attracted you to Kenyon?: “The academics.”

Why did you decide to walk on to the football team?: “I missed the physicality.”

Career goal for after Kenyon: “Become an officer in the Marine Corps, HUA!”

Favorite Weight-Lifting Exercise: “A tie between the hang-clean and the pull-up, followed by the deadlift.”

Worst Injury Ever Sustained: “A broken heart…Other than that, a sprained PCL.”

Favorite AuthorTerry Pratchett.

Favorite Book: “Flags of Our FathersJames Bradley.

Favorite Historical Figure: Abraham Lincoln. “He was an acclaimed wrestler and he preserved the Union.”

Favorite Inspirational Quote: “Excuses are the tools of the weak and incompetent, used to build monuments to nothing and bridges to nowhere.  Those who use them seldom excel in anything except the use of excuses.”

Dream Job: Olympic Wrestler.

Favorite Social Media PlatformFacebook.

Team Goals for the Season: “Knock some heads and have fun.”

Not-So-Freshman 15: Sean Garrett

Sophomore-transfer Sean Garrett gets his fifteen seconds of fame in “Not-So-Freshman 15.”

By Noah

Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia.

Position: Placekicker.

Prospective area of study: Economics.

What attracted you to Kenyon?: “When I toured here, I thought it was really beautiful; I really liked the campus, and thought the people were cool.”

Going into your first year at Kenyon, what are you most nervous about?: “Balancing football and class.”

Favorite Athlete: Jordy Nelson.

Worst Injury Ever Sustained: Broken foot.

Favorite Book: “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy.

Favorite Historical Figure: George Washington.

What’s your idea of a perfect date?: “Go to a football game.”

Dream Job: Investment Banker.

Most-Used Social Media Platform: Snapchat.

Favorite High School Memory: “State championship for soccer.”

Dream Wingman: Freshman FB Eddie Pozo.

 

 

Freshman 15: Eddie Pozo

Members of Kenyon Football’s Class of 2020 get their fifteen seconds of fame in “Freshman 15.”

By Noah

Hometown: Miami, Florida.

Position: Fullback.

What attracted you to Kenyon?: “Obviously the football team, but other than that, I am also going to get a great academic experience from Kenyon.”

Prospective areas of study: English and Economics.

Career Goals: “Be an attorney.”

Favorite AthleteDwayne Wade.

Favorite Book: “Beloved” by Toni Morrison.

Most-Used Social Media Platform: Snapchat.

Favorite High School Memory: “Winning my second-to-last game to go the state semifinals.”

Dream WingmanBarney Stinson from the television sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” (starring Josh Radnor ’96).

Favorite Historical Figure: Martin Luther King Jr.

Team Goals: “I want the team to go better than .500.”