Menaul Panther Football Player Signs Letter of Intent for Colorado State University - Pueblo

Posted April 20, 2012

Monday morning, 16 April 2012, Menaul School senior, Dennis Smatana formally signed his National Letter of Intent to play football at Colorado State University – Pueblo, an NCAA Division II School in Pueblo, Colorado.

Dennis has attended Menaul School since the 6th grade and has played varsity football since his freshman year.  Last fall Dennis was selected 1st Team All District, 1st Team All State and played on the North All Star Team (A – 8-Man).

A brief signing ceremony was held during Menaul School’s daily chapel which began at 9:40 a.m. in Donaldson Hall on the Menaul School campus.   Dennis’ parents, Gina and John Smatana, Menaul School Head Football Coach, Jeff Strohecker, Menaul School Athletic Director Josh Sears and President/Head of School Lindsey Gilbert joined Dennis as he signed his National Letter of Intent.

CSU-Pueblo is coming off its best season in school history, finishing the regular season with a perfect 11-0 record and the program's first outright Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championship in school history.  It ended the regular season as the top-ranked team in the nation and earned the country's number-one seed in the NCAA Division II Playoffs.


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