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Szczepanski to play football at Valparaiso

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 5 February 2020 at 4:40 pm

Contributed Photo – Keith Szczepanski is shown seated here with his parents, Keith and Debbie Szczepanski, and sister Julia at his signing today to play football at Valparaiso. In back are Notre Dame Athletic Director Mike Rapone, Assistant Football Coach Paul Clark, Principal Wade Bianco and Assistant Coach Mikey Rapone.

Realizing a lifelong dream of playing Division 1 college football, Kendall native and Notre Dame High, Batavia, senior Keith Szczepanski today signed a Letter of Intent to play football at Valparaiso University in Indiana.

Szczepanski, an Eagle Scout and an A student in the classroom, will major in Political Science

A 6-7 lineman who earned All-State football honors both as a junior (first team) and a senior (second team), he helped lead Notre Dame to a 11-1 record and the Section V Class D championship this past fall.

A three sport athlete, Szczepanski is also a regular on the Notre Dame basketball squad where he is averaging 9.8 points and 7.8 rebounds and last spring in track he won the Section V Class D discus title and placed second in the shot-put.