A relative newcomer to football, having only played for the past two years, Alex Ganter (Lynnfield, MA) made his mark on the Williston Northampton varsity team defense this year, finishing the season with Second Team All-League honors.
Mr. Ganter, who made the switch from hockey in his junior year at Lynnfield High School, said he had always wanted to play football, and at 6’5” and 260 pounds, discovered a talent on the offensive line.
“I loved it,” he said. “I came here and had an awesome experience.”
On February 4, Mr. Ganter signed a National Letter of Intent to play with the University of Rhode Island Rams next year, committing to a school that he said already felt like family.
“I’m happy for him, it seems like a good fit,” agreed his father, Marc Ganter. “When I watch him from the stands, it seems like he really loves football.”
Alex Ganter racked up 38 tackles, six sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery this fall. That’s after being named a Cape Ann League All-Star and Colonial Prep League All-Star and being selected to play in the Agganis All-Star Classic twice as a student at Lynnfield.
Mr. Ganter said he was looking forward to joining a program in the process of rebuilding. The Rams are a Division 1 FCS team and had a 1-11 (1-7 CAA Football) record from last season.
“They have really nice coaches from D1 programs that are looking to change the culture there,” he said. “They’re redoing how everything is done, from big time games to practicing harder. I think I’ll be a big part of that.”