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2012-05-30 / Sports

Crusading to Belton

Poteet Aggie headed to M.H.B.
ERIC SMITH
SPORTS EDITOR


Poteet Aggie Stanley Mikolajczyk signs his letter of intent to play football for Mary Hardin Baylor. Pictured are: Top (L-R) Poteet Athletic Director Bart Oropeza, Coach Mario Heredia, Coach Martin Alvarez. Bottom (L-R) Lesie Mikolajczyk, Stanley Mikolajczyk and Kimberley Mikolajczyk. 
ERIC SMITH | PLEASANTON EXPRESS Poteet Aggie Stanley Mikolajczyk signs his letter of intent to play football for Mary Hardin Baylor. Pictured are: Top (L-R) Poteet Athletic Director Bart Oropeza, Coach Mario Heredia, Coach Martin Alvarez. Bottom (L-R) Lesie Mikolajczyk, Stanley Mikolajczyk and Kimberley Mikolajczyk. ERIC SMITH | PLEASANTON EXPRESS The Poteet Athletic Department is excited that one of their athletes will be taking their athletic abilities to the next level. Poteet senior Stanley Mikolajczyk has signed a letter of intent to play football for the University of Mary Hardin Baylor Crusader program in Belton as his coaches and family were in attendance for the signing at P.H.S.

Stanley Mikolajczyk was one of the biggest athletes on the Poteet Aggie Football team during the last two seasons and it caught the eye of a Texas Division III University in Belton, which is famed for their success on the football field.

“The Poteet Athletic Department is proud to see one of our athletes headed to play football at the next level. Stanley was accepted to the University of Mary Hardin Baylor where he will pursue an opportunity to play football. We know Stanley will represent Poteet well and we wish him luck in all of his future endeavors,” stated Poteet Athletic Director, Bart Oropeza.

Mikolajczyk is headed to a university that is no stranger to success. The Crusaders are led by Coach Pete Fredenburg who took over in 1998. During his time at the university, they captured the American Southwest Conference Championship in 2002, 2003(Tri-Champs), 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 (Co- Champs), 2010 and 2011.

Last season, the Varsity Crusaders finished 12-1 where they lost to Wesley College 27-24 in the playoffs. Their Jv squad also finished 5-3 in what turned out to be a successful season.

Aside from their success on the field, the Crusaders have plenty of buzz in the air as they are in the middle of building a brand new $50 million dollar football complex which is set to open in 2013 which will be a great addition to a great university with a stellar athletic program.

Attempts were made to contact the University of Mary Hardin Baylor Football staff for comment on Stanley, but they were unsuccessful.

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