Serving from the shadows

Garrett Short
Updated: January 13, 2021 07:05 PM
Created: January 13, 2021 06:51 PM

(ABC 6 News) - Stewartville student-manger Nick Vetsch has been named the Minnesota State High School League Most Valuable Teammate of the week for his work with the Tigers in football, basketball and baseball.

Vetsch reached out to the coaches before he reached out to the high school about becoming a manager, immediately making a strong impression. Garret Mueller and Adam Girtman, Stewartville's coaches for football and basketball respectively, say his straight-forward nature and willingness to help have been as asset all four years of his high school career.

"Complete package of everything you'd want in a person or a teammate. Selfless, hard-working, goes about his business, and doesn't require a lot from others to do a good job," Girtman said.

"The ultimate servant-leader is what I kind of described him as. He goes out of his way to make sure everyone else's experience is the best it can be. Whether that be through our offseason, through our in-season work. He's doing everything he can to make sure things run as smoothly as possible," Mueller said.

Vetsch is the first manager to ever win the state-wide award. For a student who usually works in the shadows, being recognized for the award is a change of pace.

"Very humbling, and I've said that word a few times over the past few days. Just with the recognition and the support from the coaches and the teammates. It's just really cool to see that that's the impact I've left," Vetsch said.

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