Cody Spicer started playing ultimate as an undergraduate with the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Skynamics. After returning to his hometown to complete his master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Spicer joined Colorado State Hibida in 2015.
Spicer is known for his defensive prowess and nonstop energy on the field. He received all-region honors in 2015, 2016 and 2017, including being voted the 2017 South Central Player of the Year, leading Hibida to its first regional title and Nationals berth.
In the club scene, rather than commute down to the Denver/Boulder area to play with the established Nationals club programs there, Spicer elected to join Choice City Hops, where he would have the opportunity to play with his college coach and teammates from Colorado State University (CSU). He was elected captain of Choice City Hops in 2017.
As anyone who has matched up against him can attest, Spicer is a tenacious player on the field. Defensively, he’s a lock-down guy, combining size, speed and quickness with stellar footwork – it’s a tall task to get his hips turned.
Offensively, Spicer can attack from anywhere on the field. He can pick up the disc and handle, pressuring his defenders with throw-and-goes, cutbacks and the ever-threatening deep clear. Spicer can also initiate the offense from downfield, where he’s made a trademark of jaw-dropping skies. He is also comfortable simply playing as a cog within the CSU system in a timing and filling role – trusting his teammates to make the right cuts and throws – showing the next generation of players the meaning of teamwork.
Off the field, Spicer balances a full-time job at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) as a design engineer with his schooling and commitment to ultimate. He’s a gentle and kind-spirited person who believes very heavily in honesty, integrity and hard work. His impact on our team goes far beyond what he does on the field.View Nominee Video