Although transferring is usually a setback for most people, Vanderwagen did not let that get in his way of doing what he loves.
"I've been involved with football my whole life," Vanderwagen said. "It was the sport my parents put me in when I was young and I immediately fell in love."
Vanderwagen has many goals for this season: not only to be a part of a winning team, but also to be seen and known as a leader on this team.
"I strive to lead by example," Vanderwagen said. "I keep our defense going and our team spirit up by making a big play when it's needed."
The Sequoits have had a very successful season so far. Even after only a few weeks, the team has achieved many things, such as winning $10,000 during a 7-on 7-tournament.
"It was the first opportunity that we had as a team to put everything that we had been working for to the test," Vanderwagen said. "Plus the fact that winning the entire tournament was a huge confidence boost going into the regular season."