The Student Leader of the Month program recognizes student-athletes who go above and beyond in both leadership and community service efforts. We are looking for student-athletes who not only lead on the pitch, but are making a positive impact off the pitch.
NCR and Rugbee.co are proud to recognize Ian Stadelmaier as October’s Student Leader of the Month. Stadelmaier is the current captain and President of the University of Maryland Rugby Football Club. He is a senior majoring in Kinesiology and minoring in Business within the Honors College.
Stadelmaier started his rugby career in high school, playing for Baltimore Poly Rugby. In addition to being the club President, Stadelmaier is also the Spring tour coordinator and leads team fitness sessions outside of practice.
Nominated by his coach, Jeff Soeken says, “He is a constant supply of energy in all tasks, large or small. As a long time coach, I often forget to praise the good leaders. He makes all the coaches' experiences with the team better and motivates us.”
This March, Stadelmaier is helping to plan a team trip to Spain. The team will be practicing and scrimmaging with local clubs in Madrid and Barcelona. This is the first time any club sport from the University of Maryland has traveled overseas. This tour will give the team a chance to see a new culture and country through the sport of rugby.
NCR and Rugbee.co are proud to recognize Hannah Timm as September’s Student Leader of the Month. Timm is the President of the University of Wisconsin-Stout Women's Rugby team. She is a Junior majoring in Family and Consumer Science Education.
Timm started playing rugby her freshman year, and despite not having enough players for a full 15s team during her first two years, the team was able to scrimmaged other teams in their conference. During the 2023 spring 7s season, Timm and her team recruited heavily on campus and they were able to play in a few tournaments. The team now has over 20 dedicated players and are playing in Great Water’s first Festival Tournament. Timm is excited to see the program continue to grow in the years to come. She is committed to building a strong presence for Stout Women's Rugby in the Midwest. Timm has also started a mentorship program within the club, maintaining a relationship with alumni, and keeping the team involved with community outreach.
Teammates of Timm spoke very highly of their President. “Hannah has created a welcoming, inclusive, and positive environment so that every single person who joined the team last year has returned. Hannah’s leadership is a powerful force of motivation for her teammates and coaches every day. She is the catalyst for the unprecedented growth of Stout rugby.”
In addition to playing for Stout, Timm has also played with college and senior level teams from all over in various tournaments. She has also had the privilege of playing with the Great Water's All-Star small college team and Wisconsin Selects in 2023.