Alex Groshak is the latest member of the 2015 and 2016 St. Francis Browns football team to join the defending Hardy Cup and Mitchell Bowl Champion University of Calgary Dinos football program.
A 17-year old, 6’, 190 lbs. inside receiver, Alex was a two-year starter for the Browns earning High School all-star recognition in his final season and was named his team’s Most Outstanding Offensive Player in 2016. In addition to playing High School football he played for the Cowboys in the Calgary Midget League coached by Tony Spoletini and was a Calgary Bantam all-star in 2013 for the Cowboys Navy. He was co-offensive MVP on the Browns junior team that was City Champions with good friend and fellow incoming recruit Ethan Moroz.
“Alex (Groshak) has soft hands, is a tough player, and is a great route runner,” states Dinos Head Coach Wayne Harris. “He has a history of making big plays in big games,” Harris stated.
Groshak has been a member of various Alberta Provincial teams starting on the U16 and U18 teams. He also will play in for Team Canada in Orlando, Florida in late January as part of Canada’s U18 along with current incoming recruits Logan Bandy and Daniel Tietz.
“I felt a great connection with the coaching staff. I have known them for a couple of years,” Groshak stated about his decision to sign a U Sports Letter of Intent with the Dinos. “I felt Calgary was the best fit for education and football,” Groshak stated. Alex was approached by the Universities of Manitoba, UBC, Regina and Queen’s but made no official visits as he felt Calgary was where he wanted to pursue is academic and athletic goals.
Alex will enroll in General Arts courses with the hope of entering the Haskayne School of Business.