Hannah “Roo” Huddleston started playing ultimate in high school before joining Stanford Superfly in 2019. She was fast to make a big impact on the team, evidenced in part by being named Superfly Rookie of the Year that year. She kept her ultimate spirit alive throughout the pandemic, and helped to grow and rebuild the team afterwards when she started captaining a team of majority rookies in 2021. She helped lead this rookie-heavy team through an awesome season of growth that culminated in a pre-quarters Nationals appearance and recognition of her as second runner-up Breakout Player of the Year by Ultiworld.
On the field, Roo brings so much offensive and defensive intensity. She routinely lays out for Ds and low grabs and excels at shutdown person defense. Fittingly, Roo was awarded Superfly Defensive Player of the Year last year, highlighting the respect and trust her teammates have in her. The list of accolades goes on, as she also earned a spot on the U24 USA team this year and will be headed to the UK this summer after her last college season. Off the field, Roo loves building (like her tiny house!), biking, and baking. She is always there to provide a listening ear and words of support for her teammates, and she brings an energy and smile that truly brightens the mood of the whole team. We love Roo so much, and we are honored to nominate her for the Callahan award.