Teammates gave me a sweet nickname that somehow caught on with my coach, other teams, refs, and even fans. Which was weird cause we didn't have names on the backs of our sweaters. But still everyone called me nine.
Did you wear number 9 by any chance?
I got called Mario when I was in squirts, when i wore #66.
not because the number, but because I wore red overalls, grew a mustache and saved a princess.