McMaster lands #CFC100 recruit

Ottawa defensive end newest addition to OUA team’s 2016 class.

McMaster Marauders have announced the addition of #CFC100 NiCarlo Funai to their football program.

The 6’4, 265 pound defensive end from Ottawa, Ontario will join the team for the 2016 OUA season.

NiCarlo Funai commitment October 1

“NiCarlo is a very welcome addition to the Marauder Football Program,” commented Marauders Head Coach Stefan Ptaszek.  “We are very confident that he will be a positive representative of our program on the field, around campus, and in the community. “

“NiCarlo is such a unique combination of size, athletic ability, and high football IQ that his potential on the football field is unlimited.”

Funai is completing his final season with St. Peter’s Knights of the National Capital Secondary School Athletic Association (NCSSAA). During his time there, Funai has been named Lineman of the Year and Defensive MVP.

Nicarlo Funai commitment 2

Moreover, the defensive standout has played at the bantam, junior varsity and varsity levels with the Cumberland Panthers of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL).  Among the multiple honours he received there included Defensive Rookie of the Year, Defensive MVP, and Team MVP.

As a part of the Gloucester South Raiders of the National Capital Amateur Football Association (NCAFA), Funai received Defensive Rookie of the Year, MVP, and Players Award.

NiCarlo Funai 1

Last month, the Ottawa defensive end was included for the second straight time on the #CFC100 CLASS 2016 RANKINGS. 

For his part, the #CFC100 opted for the Marauders because of comfort and familiarity.

“I chose McMaster because I loved the campus and I loved the way their team was run,” explained Funai.  “Also they run a similar defense to one I played a few years ago; I was very successful in it and so I hope that will help me when I get there.”

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