#9 David Zettel

Nickname: DZ, Diesel, Zettel
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 160 lbs
Position: D-line
Years w/ESN: A 2007, B 2008-2009
Major: Engineering or so he thinks
Hometown: Easton, PA
E-mail: dmz7 AT pitt.edu

I first met Dave when him and I were freshman at Pitt some four years ago. Since then, we’ve been great friends. It’s hard to believe that we’re both in our senior year at Pitt. Looking back, him and I have come so far.

There are two things you need to know about Dave. One, he is very photogenic when it comes to ultimate photos (just check out that picture to the left) and, two, he makes big-time plays in big-time situations.

Last season, Dave and I got to play whenever he would leave his co-op in Easton and play in a tournament with the B-team. He’d make some incredible catch and all of the freshmen would wonder who this guy was. It was good, it was fun, but it wasn’t what either of us wanted. But this year is different. We’re playing together on the A-team ó again and finally. It’s going to be a good year.

Dave is the kind of teammate that everybody likes. He’ll joke with you and hang out with you after practice. He knows when to have a good time, but he also knows when it’s time to do work. He’ll push you to finish your sprint or get that layout D. And speaking of defense, that’s what he does. Together, nobody is getting past us. We’re going to run the d-line this year. It’s our time.

He’s one of my best friends on this team and we have each others back. We’re going to push each other to be the best on this team. Watch out for him.

-Written by Jay Huerbin

First off I never played any ultimate in high school. All I did was soccer, and volleyball in high school. But by throwing a disc with my brother on a street with heavy traffic I learned to throw, but not real well. That was the extent of my experience with a disc in high school. When I came to Pitt I wanted to be involved with something that involved being an athlete. I was always playing a sport in high school and I didn’t want to stop when I came to Pitt. Therefore, when I saw the ultimate Frisbee poster hanging in the towers lobby I decided to go to a practice

After making the cuts to the A team, I was presented the opportunity to have a great time 24/7. From throwing bottles into cars at roughly 80 mph to dog piling 15ish people into the back of an RV to avoid authorities, you learn quickly that the Ultimate team never goes anywhere without a life changing experience.

Overall playing for Sabah has pretty much made my college experience ten fold of what I thought it would be. If you played sports in high school and want something to keep you in great shape and be active, Ultimate here at Pitt is the perfect thing to do.