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Sangi spends summer with NFL, NHL players
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Nicholas Sangi bypassed spending the summer in the 100-degree temperatures of Warren County to make his way to Canada, where he got a chance to train with several athletes from professional football and hockey.Sangi dedicated his summer to getting stronger and faster, hoping he can fulfill his potential on the football field to earn a scholarship following his senior season.Sangi will be one of the few seniors on the 2011 Pioneer football team, where he most likely will continue to play offensive and defensive line.Though Sangi will stay in the trenches this season, it doesn’t mean No. 70 for the Pioneers will look like the same player from last year.Sangi transformed his body in Canada this summer, dropping 15 pounds while adding muscle to his 6-foot-5 frame. With the help of working side-by-side with professional athletes, Sangi also improved his speed to the point where he could be featured at a number of positions for the Pioneers this upcoming season.Sangi trained alongside players from the NFL, NHL and athletes from the minor leagues of the NHL. Sangi also adhered to a strict diet, which helped him drop weight and add speed.Sangi thought seeing the preparation pro athletes put into their craft was eye-opening.“The athletes I met were very helpful and gave me great advice,” said Sangi.