New London grad to play college football
By Scott Bellile
New London High School Class of 2015 graduate Connor Hoell will play for the Green Knights football team, coached by Dan McCarty.
“Connor has high expectations for himself and works extremely hard to reach his goals,” Bulldogs football coach Marc Marsh said. “His commitment and dedication in season and during the off-season allowed him to be a very successful football player for us.”
Hoell led the Bulldogs in points scored and rushing yards his junior and senior years. He also saw time as a corner and kick returner both years, Marsh said.
A 2014 First Team All-Bay Conference selection, Hoell rushed more than 1,000 yards his senior year, becoming New London’s 11th player to do so, according to Marsh.
“Most importantly, Connor is a great person,” Marsh said. “He is an excellent role model for football players in our program and the youth of New London. His grades and performance in the classroom truly defines the term ‘student athlete.’ He is polite, responsible and a man of great character.”
Marsh said that Conner shows devotion to the sport through his training.
“Each morning when I enter the weight room, I can guarantee that Connor will already be there. He’s ready to take his game to the next level at St. Norbert College,” Marsh said. “I look forward to following his career with the Green Knights.”
St. Norbert’s football season kicks off Sept. 5 at Donald J. Schneider Stadium in De Pere. The Green Knights will take on Carthage College at 1 p.m.
Formed in 1931, St. Norbert’s football team has won 15 Midwest Conference championships and made 11 appearances in the NCAA Division III Playoffs, according to the team’s website.