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This is the third in a series of articles that will introduce you to the new members of the Vancouver Nighthawks before the MLU season begins on April 19 against the Dogfish in San Francisco.

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Playing History

Siy has played for 12 years, most recently with Canada’s U-23 Open team.

Player Most Admired / Role Model

“Growing up playing ultimate, I always looked up to and admired [former Nighthawk] Oscar Pottinger’s game for being so well rounded. With his tenacious shutdown defence, and his quick and explosive offense, he was a huge threat and a great playmaker on either side of the disc.”

Most Influential Ultimate Coach

“Dave Knudsen had the biggest impact on me as a young ultimate player going through the B.C. junior system. He taught me how to be a good leader when I needed to be, and a great teammate all the time. The values he instilled in me as a junior was to always play hard, play confident and play for your teammates.”

How many of your 2015 Nighthawks teammates have you played on a team with before?

“I played with Taylor Nadon and Dave Hochhalter for the U-23 Open Team Canada that won a silver medal at the 2013 World Ultimate Championships.”

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Playing History

LeRoss has played for four years, most recently with Simon Fraser University.

Player Most Admired / Role Model

“The two players who I admire most, and model myself after, are [former Nighthawks] Gagan Chatha and Oscar Pottinger. Gagan because of how much of a deep threat he is and Oscar because of his fantastic handling ability.”

Most Influential Ultimate Coach

“My most influential coach has been Gagan Chatha. He brought out my cutting potential and if it wasn’t for him I would never have made this team.”

How many of your 2015 Nighthawks teammates have you played on a team with before?

“I have played with Levi Jeske and Ari Nikitman before, both at Simon Fraser University.”

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Playing History

Yi has played for six years, most recently with Refinery.

Player Most Admired / Role Model

“The player that I most admire is Oscar Pottinger because of his amazing throws, especially his hammer, and also his ability to make big plays when it matters. It’s really entertaining to watch him play.”

Most Influential Ultimate Coach

“The Ultimate coach that has had the most influence on me is Marc Seraglia. During my one season with UBC, coach Rags taught me how to play good defense at a high level, how to be calm and patient on offense, and how to be mentally tough when I play.”

How many of your 2015 Nighthawks teammates have you played on a team with before?

“I have played with Kevin Chan, Nick Lin, Ted Chu, Anthony Phan, Gyorgy Aponte, Sam Creed, Samson Hoy, William Vu and Jon Hayduk”

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