Fremd Senior Athletes Recognized on National Signing Day


From left to right: Patryk Ryczek, Austin Schwantz, Jehan Dib, Julia Leonard, Kelsie Stone, Katie Kiolbassa, Nick Nevins, and Brian Dompke.

While several students are preparing to leave their high school sports teams for college, eight seniors at William Fremd High School celebrated their athletic scholarships and future spots on NCAA Division I or II collegiate teams.

Students at Fremd High School participated in National Signing Day for collegiate sports on Feb. 1. Although the celebration is historically for seniors signing letters of intent for NCAA football teams, Fremd High School honors any student who received a Division I or II athletic scholarship.

The following Fremd High School seniors earned athletic scholarships and will be playing collegiate sports in the fall:NCAA

Patryk Ryczek – Football – Olivet Nazarene University

Austin Schwantz – Football – Butler University

Jehan Dib – Women’s Soccer – Nova Southeastern University

Julia Leonard – Women’s Soccer – Butler University

Kelsie Stone – Women’s Soccer – Drake University

Katie Kiolbassa – Women’s Soccer – Morehead State University

Nick Nevins – Men’s Swimming – Carthage College

Brian Dompke – Men’s Basketball – Case-Western University

On National Signing Day, these students received certificates from Fremd High School, which they signed in front of teachers, coaches, peers, parents, and administrators. Although other students from the school will play sports at the collegiate level, only students who received NCAA Division I or II scholarships were recognized for their achievements.