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De Pere seniors sign National Letters of Intent

DE PERE – De Pere High School seniors Sam Hafner, Kyjuan Vengrowsky and Sam Bruss recently signed their NCAA National Letters of Intent to compete in intercollegiate athletics at their respective universities.

Hafner, the son of Rance and Kristin Hafner, will play football at Valparaiso University, a Division I school in Indiana.

A three-year starter at linebacker and team captain, Hafner was named first-team in the Fox River Classic Conference last fall.

He led the FRCC in tackles (121) and added three sacks and a defensive touchdown.

“Sam is one of the finest young men I’ve had the privilege of coaching at De Pere,” said head coach Chad Michalkiewicz. “He gives everything he has to every endeavor in his life. His work ethic is contagious, and he brings his best every day. His priorities have always been in order, and his success at the next level will never be in question.”

Vengrowsky, the son of Patricia Vengrowsky, will play football at Winona State University, a Division II school in Minnesota.

Vengrowsky transitioned from running back to defense as a junior and earned first-team all-conference honors at linebacker the past two seasons.

He totaled 76 tackles, four sacks and an interception during his career with the Redbirds.

“Kyjuan has been one of the more transformative players I’ve had the privilege to coach,” Michalkiewicz said. “His passion and dedication to the weight room, coupled with his work ethic, quickly turned him into one of the most dominant defensive players in the FRCC.”

Bruss, the son of Ken and Anne Bruss, is a four-year starter for the wrestling team.

He committed to the University of Mary, a Division II school in Bismarck, North Dakota, where his brother Max also wrestles.

Bruss ranks fourth in school history with 128 victories, is a two-time all-FRCC selection and an academic all-state honoree.

He is currently 31-6 at the 145-pound weight classification.

“Sam is one of the hardest-working student-athletes I have worked with in my years of wrestling,” said De Pere head coach Matt Kincade. “He shows great passion for the sport and attacks each day with an attitude that is contagious. He holds other athletes in our program accountable to the same standards and makes us a better team.”

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