WARSAW – Warsaw Community High School senior nose tackle Zach Shepler has announced his intentions to attend the University of Indianapolis and play football for the Greyhounds.
Shepler was a three-year letterman for the Tigers and coach Phil Jensen. He was a dominant force on the Warsaw defensive line as a senior, leading the Tigers in tackles with 87. With a knack for getting to the ball carrier, Shepler was honored with an All-Northern Lakes Conference First Team selection as a senior, and he was awarded with an All-NLC Honorable Mention award as a junior.
The senior was also a member of the track team at WCHS for two seasons, and he has made a tremendous impact in the community and youth football programs.
Shepler, who volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, spent countless hours giving back to Young Tigers Football, either as a volunteer coach or as a project worker with fundraisers throughout the past four years, from cleaning the fairgrounds, setting up and cleaning up after Veterans Day projects, and serving with his time for holiday fundraising and community projects.
While Shepler stood out for tackling projects and tailbacks, he was also outstanding tackling challenges in the classroom. The speedy lineman racked up an impressive 10.85 GPA and is in the top 20 percent of his graduating class of 492 students.
Shepler will double major at the University of Indy and work toward degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Physics while playing football for coach Bob Bartolomeo and the Greybounds.