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Stauss signs with Mercyhurst

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 5 February 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – Albion High senior Steven Stauss, with his parents, Rick and Leslie Stauss at his side, has signed a letter of intent to accept a scholarship to play football at Mercyhurst College. In back, from left, are Athletic Director Randy Knaak, assistant football Coach Mark VanDerKarr, Social Studies Teacher Gary Parisi and Guidance Counselor Scott Green.

It’s National Signing Day for high school football players across the nation and Albion High senior Steven Stauss has signed to accept a scholarship to play football at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pa.

Stauss, a three-year two way starting lineman for the Purple Eagles, will major in Business with a concentration in Finance.

“Their business program is exactly what I wanted,” said Stauss. “Their coaches were great and I loved the campus. Everything about it seemed right for me.”

A two-time first team B-North Division All-Star and a second team All-Western New York honoree this past fall, Stauss had 78 tackles, three sacks and a fumble recovery for the Purple Eagles last fall.

He was also a finalist this past fall for the Trench Award, which honors Western New York’s top lineman