Nottingham’s Bryce Fremgen is one of 22 high school honorees being recognized at Sunday’s George Wah Scholar-Leader-Athlete Dinner (Contributed photo).
By Rich Fisher
Mar. 9: Bryce Fremgen has been gaining recognition on the local baseball scene since he was playing for the HTRBA 12-year-old All-Star team. His journey and hard work has landed him a spot on the Widener baseball team next year.
But along the way, Fremgen showed he can play a little bit of football too.
Thus, the Nottingham High senior is one of 22 high school players being recognized at the 56th Annual George Wah Scholar-Leader-Athlete Awards Dinner. The event, hosted by the Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, will be held March 11 at the Hyatt Regency in Princeton, beginning at 4 p.m. Visit http: //www.delvalfootballfoundation.com for more information.
Fremgen was one of three freshmen who started for the 2015 Northstars baseball team, which has become one of the top programs in the CVC. But Bryce wasn’t too shabby on the gridiron, where he was a three-year starter at offensive guard and played defensive end his final two years. Fremgen was named the 12th Man TD Club’s Fuzzy Falzone Lineman of the Year and earned WJFL Valley Division first-team honors. As a junior, he was named All-Area Offensive Lineman; Nottingham’s Most Valuable Player and Most Valuable Offensive Lineman. He was the Northstars Most Improved Offensive Player as a sophomore and named Nottingham’s Outstanding Lineman of the Year as a freshman.
“Bryce has demonstrated strong leadership skills and a wonderful work ethic,” Nottingham coach Jon “Big Dawg” Adams said. “He has a strong set of values he learned from his family. His character has never been a question. Bryce is an unselfish player and a high-character young person. Moreover, I feel he has always been a positive influence on the younger members of our program.
“The thing that impresses me most is his desire to improve. He is a young man with impeccable character. He has continued to demonstrate the same positive characteristics that I have seen from him as a player in both our football and baseball programs. I am very proud of the man that he is becoming.”
With a weighted grade point average of 4.0, Fremgen ranks 35th in a class of 329. He is a member of the National Honor Society and an Academic Achievement Award winner, taking advanced placement and honors courses in physics, calculus, US Government, pre-calculus, Algebra 2 and geometry. Bryce is a member of the Athletic Leadership Committee, a counselor for the Hamilton Area YMCA and volunteers for the Hamilton Coaches’ Football Camp.
“Bryce is an exceptional student who works very hard to succeed,” Nottingham Physics teacher Jim “The Boulder” Becker said. “He is a very active participant in the classroom discussion and has a positive effect on the classroom dialogue. He always takes detailed notes. The questions he asks reveal a deep understanding of the material.
“Bryce diligently studies to prepare for quizzes and tests. He often emails me questions as he works on his homework or prepares his lab reports. I am extremely proud of Bryce’s achievements in his high school career.”