National Signing Day For Five NA Football Players

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In what is a highly anticipated day for college football coaches and parents alike, national signing day saw five North Allegheny football players ink their names on their letters of intent. Continuing their football careers at the collegiate level will be quarterback Ethan Maenza (Dartmouth), kicker Namgyu Kang (University of Toronto), tight end Griffin Sestili (Temple University), lineman Josh Lugg (Notre Dame) and receiver Niko Mermigas (Dartmouth.)

One of the most dynamic players in the WPIAL, Maenza finished with over 1,000 yards rushing and passing last fall and was named the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 6A Player of the Year, among many other laurels for the senior quarterback. Kang was a reliable place kicker for the Tigers and connected on 29 of 31 extra point attempts last season.

Sestili and Lugg were pivotal to the offense’s success and used their muscle to mow down the opposing defensive line throughout their careers. Lugg, an all-state selection, also participated in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl last month. Mermigas was a dual threat who could haul in the deep pass, and equally as effective, burn defenses with his rushing ability on the ground. North Allegheny’s leading receiver, Mermigas pulled in 40 passes for 771 yards and six touchdowns, while adding 224 yards rushing and seven touchdowns.

Best of luck to our North Allegheny football players in their future collegiate endeavors.

(In photo above from left to right, Ethan Maenza, Namgyu Kang, Griffin Sesitli, Josh Lugg and Niko Mermigas. Top is head coach Art Walker.)