At the invitation of the football coaching staff, Hawk D-lineman Nick Bertoglio recently visited the campus of Linfield College (D-III) in McMinnville Oregon to tour the campus and meet with the coaching staff.
Nick and his parents were impressed with the academic and athletic opportunities Linfield has to offer. With a total enrollment just shy of 1,800 students, Linfield features small class sizes and an excellent academic reputation. The small, but beautiful campus sits on the edge of McMinnville, about an hour south of Portland.
The Linfield Wildcat football program has been one of the most successful in the nation, with an NCAA football record (at any level) of 51 winning seasons in a row. The 'Cats are working hard toward #52 in 2007. Nick will be a part of that effort, reporting to camp in mid-August. The Linfield coaching staff hopes to put him to work on the D-line to fill some gaps left by upcoming graduations and recent off-field injuries. Nick is working hard to meet this challenge.