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[UT Dallas Esports] Graduating Esports Student-Athletes Spring 2020

We’re proud to announce our Graduating Comets Esports Student-Athletes & Student-Staff for the Spring 2020 Semester: Erick Quintanilla,

Erick Quintanilla “Sharpe”

🎓 Erick “Sharpe” Quintanilla graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelors in Information Technology & Systems and Bachelors in Marketing from the Naveen Jindal School of Management. Erick played as a student-athlete on our League of Legends Team, position mid-laner, and served as the A-Team captain his second year. 🎮 Fun fact: Erick can sing and play the ukulele.

I’ve been involved with the League team even before the team became official on UTD. I competed in CLOL and was part of CSL ever since 2016. Once the program became official I was reluctant in joining just because of how competitive the environment was even when it was unofficial; however, the esports team allowed me to push myself to exponentially grow as a player. I learned how to work in a team even when we had disagreements and how to compromise on other things. Seeing the department grow these past two years has been something fantastic and seeing every individual grow not only in-game but professionally too has been an honor. I’ve had a fantastic time playing for the League A team.

Erick’s plans after UT Dallas is being an IT Enterprise Infrastructure Analyst at Citi Bank.

Thanks Erick for being a part of our legacy at UTD and we wish you best whooshes in the future! 🧡☄️
If you’d like to keep up with Erick, you can follow him on Twitter @SharpeLeague and Instagram @that.erick.

Jackson Main “Quack”

🎓 Jackson “Quack” Main graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelors in Computer Science from the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science. Jackson played as a student-athlete on our Rocket League Team in its first-year starting. Fun fact: Jackson was born on a tourist island called Phuket in Thailand!

“I’ve always loved playing competitive video games. The esports program has allowed me to do what I love and represent my university in the process. Only a select few get to experience that and I feel extremely honored to be apart of such a great program. I wish UTD Esports the best in their future competitions.”

Jackson’s plans after UT Dallas are serving as a CTO of Coach & Crew Inc. – a startup he did freelancing work for which later offered him a full-time position in California after his contract ends. Jackson plans to attend grad school in the future as well.

Thanks Jackson for being a part of our legacy at UTD and we wish you best whooshes in the future! 🧡☄️
If you’d like to keep up with Jackson, you can follow him on Twitter @jacksonmain9 and Instagram @jermain_18.

Lindsay Caudill “Handiicat”

🎓 Lindsay “Handiicat” Caudill graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelors in Marketing from the Naveen Jindal School of Management. Lindsay served as a student-staff as an Overwatch Analyst for two years and has been with the program since it first started. 🎮 Fun fact: Lindsay has three cats who she adores to the moon and back. Currently binging Animal Crossing New Horizons when she gets the chance, as well as playing TFT, Spyro, and exploring Valorant. However, Overwatch is still one of her most favorite games to this date.

“UTD Esports was the entire gateway for me to find myself, success, friends in esports, and a career in esports. Being one of the first individuals to kickstart this program is truly something I’ll cherish for the rest of my life. I’m extremely proud to be a Comet, but being an UTD esports alumni has a sweeter ring to it! I’ve made friendships that will last a lifetime, and was given an opportunity to build a career out of my passion. Cheers, UTD.”

Lindsay’s plans after UT Dallas are currently staying with professional esports org Envy Gaming / Dallas Fuel as a Social Media Coordinator in the DFW Area.

Thanks Lindsay for being a part of our legacy at UTD and we wish you best whooshes in the future! 🧡☄️
If you’d like to keep up with Lindsay, you can follow her on Twitter @lindsaycaudill, Instagram @lindsaycaudill, LinkedIn @lindsaycaudill, and Facebook @lindsaycaudillxo.

Rahil Lalani “RadilPickle”

🎓 Rahil “RadilPickle” Lalani graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelors in Information Technology & Systems from the Naveen Jindal School of Management. Rahil played as a student-athlete on our Overwatch Team, position Tank. Rahil’s favorite games are Ori and the Blind Forest, and The Witcher 3. Rahil is currently looking for a Data Analytics or Cybersecurity Job for his location after UT Dallas.

“I met a lot of new people and made a lot of friends thanks to the Esports Program. It made my time at UTD more enjoyable.”

Thanks Rahil for being a part of our legacy at UTD and we wish you best whooshes in the future! 🧡☄️

Margey Shah “ThePotatoMoon”

🎓 Margey “ThePotatoMoon” Shah graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelors of Science in Engineering from the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science. Margey served as a student-staff member as an Analyst for our Rocket League Team in its first-year starting. Margey enjoys making custom mechanical keyboards and clicking circles (OSU!). Margey’s plans after UT Dallas are being a Software Engineer at American Express in Phoenix, Arizona.

“The esports program helped me transition and use the thousands of hours I’d played Rocket League competitively to good use. Once junior and senior year came around I had to drop the grind seriously to be a competitive player, but instead I had the opportunity to use the hours I had and learn more about the game in another way. Starting Rocket League Club with a friend at UTD was a great outlet in my junior year which helped me stay involved with Rocket League and continue to stay involved once UTD esports picked up Rocket League all while being able to maintain my academics.”

Thanks Margey for being a part of our legacy at UTD and we wish you best whooshes in the future! 🧡☄️
If you’d like to keep up with Margey, you can follow him on Twitter @TheFrenchToast1  Instagram @TheFrenchToast1 .

Reynaldo Ortiz “Orex”

🎓 Reynaldo “Orex” Ortiz graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science. Reynaldo played as a student-athlete on our Smash Ultimate Team, maining Peach. 🎮 He will be leaving UT Dallas with the first-ever Comets Athletics national championship title (CSL Smash Ultimate Champions 2019) under his belt and the many memories he has made over the years. 🏆

“I really enjoyed this program because it allowed to me continue my passion and drive to get better at one of my favorite games and it allowed me to travel to so many different places that I’ve never been.”

Thanks Reynaldo for being a part of our legacy at UTD and we wish you best whooshes in the future! 🧡☄️
If you’d like to keep up with Reynaldo, you can follow him on Twitter @Orex_Ortiz

Ethan Pattie “Worthy”

🎓 Ethan “Worthy” Pattie graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas with a Masters of Science in Computer Science/Interactive Computing from the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science. Worthy played as a student-athlete on our Overwatch Team, Hitscan position.

Thanks Worthy for being a part of our legacy at UTD and we wish you best whooshes in the future! 🧡☄️
If you’d like to keep up with Ethan, you can follow him on Twitter @w0rthie

This article was originally posted by Eric Aaberg on the UT Dallas Esports website here.

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