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SIX SENIORS SIGN TODAY TO PLAY SPORTS AT THE COLLEGE LEVEL

February 5, 2020

Six Notre Dame student-athletes are celebrated in front of classmates after committing to play college athletics.

From left, NDP seniors Connor Gaeschke, Nalin Fox, Spencer Wittebort, Antonio Popp, Brian Marx and Julian Lee were honored today during a lunch-period ceremony after committing to play collegiate athletics.


Today, six senior student-athletes from Notre Dame signed on to play athletics at the college level. Nalin Fox has signed with Purdue University to play football; Connor Gaeschke will play football at Northern Michigan University; Julian Lee signed to play football at Hillsdale College; Brian Marx will be on the golf team at Hope College; Antonio Popp signed to play football at Hope College; and Spencer Wittebort will play lacrosse at the University of Tampa.

Congratulations to Nalin, Connor, Julian, Brian, Antonio and Spencer! You will continue to make the Fighting Irish proud!

High school athletic highlights and honors for each student-athlete follow:

Nalin Fox – Football, Purdue University
2019 First-Team All-State (AP)
2019 First-Team All-State (MHSFCA)
2019 Detroit News All-North Team
2019 Detroit Free Press All-State Team

Connor Gaeschke – Football, Northern Michigan University
2019 First-Team All-State (MHSFCA)
2019 Detroit News All-North Team Honorable Mention
2019 All-State Honorable Mention (AP)
School Record Rushing Yards (Game - 272)

Julian Lee – Football, Hillsdale College
Three-Year Varsity Letter Winner and Starter
School-Record PAT (Season)
School-Record Field Goals (Season)
2019 First-Team Academic All-State

Brian Marx – Golf, Hope College
Two-Year Varsity Letter (Will Be Three in 2020)
2018 and 2019 Team Regional Champion
2018 and 2019 Team Top-10 State Finals Finishes

Antonio Popp – Football, Hope College
Two-Year Varsity Letter Winner 
2019 Team District Champion
Anchored Offensive Line for School-Record 459 Points and 38.25 Points Per Game

Spencer Wittebort – Lacrosse, University of Tampa
Two-Year Varsity Letter (Will Be Three in 2020)
Team-Leading Scorers (71 Goals, 45 Assists in Two Seasons)

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About Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy is a private, Catholic, independent, coeducational day school located in Oakland County. Notre Dame Preparatory School enrolls students in grades nine through twelve and has been named one of the nation's best 50 Catholic high schools (Acton Institute) four times since 2005. Notre Dame's middle and lower schools enroll students in pre-kindergarten through grade eight. All three school are International Baccalaureate "World Schools." NDPMA is conducted by the Marist Fathers and Brothers and is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. For more on Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy, visit the school’s home page at www.ndpma.org.

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