Churchville-Chili High School varsity football player Will Zimmerman has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Mercyhurst University’s NCAA Division II Lakers football team in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Zimmerman, an offensive lineman, captained the Saints varsity football team for the past two years, and has been a varsity player for all four years of his high school football career. As both a junior and senior, he was named First Team All-County and Second Team All-Greater Rochester. This year, he was awarded the National Football Foundation Greater Rochester Chapter Scholar-Athlete Award, and named to the Eddie Meath All-Star Game. As early as his sophomore year, Zimmerman was chosen for Second Team All-County. The well-rounded sportsman also plays varsity lacrosse.
Athletic Director Michael Murray said, “Will is an all-around outstanding person. Along with being a role model for others as a person, Will’s size, strength and athletic ability will serve Mercyhurst well. They are receiving an outstanding addition to their program.”
“Not only is Will a great football player, he is an overall exceptional young man,” said Troy Jeffers, the Saints’ head varsity football coach. “Will has always conducted himself with class and has been a great role model for his teammates as well as the younger players in our program.”
Mercyhurst University’s Lakers are part of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC), participating in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II level.
Feature Photo: The newest Mercyhurst Laker, Churchville-Chili football player Will Zimmerman.
This page: Churchville-Chili Athletic Director Michael Murray watches Will Zimmerman sign the National Letter of Intent that will take him to Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania.