2017-06-01 / Sports

Fetterolf to join Morgan, Orban at Davenport

By Jay Bushen
Of The Enterprise staff


NOAH FETTEROLF, who scored 106 goals during his four-year varsity career at Leland, quietly committed to Davenport University last month. NOAH FETTEROLF, who scored 106 goals during his four-year varsity career at Leland, quietly committed to Davenport University last month. An up-and-coming Division II soccer program has apparently taken a liking to Leelanau Peninsula players.

Grand Rapids-based Davenport University, which will join the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference ranks this season, recently added a third county player to its roster.

Leland senior Noah Fetterolf, a four-time Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association (MIHSSCA) all-state selection at Leland, will join former teammate Clarke Morgan and former Suttons Bay standout Aaron Orban on the Davenport roster this fall.

Fetterolf said he officially picked the Panthers over Adrian and Saginaw Valley State about three weeks ago.

“I love the campus and the area of Grand Rapids,” Fetterolf said.

The fleet-footed forward figures to provide an offensive spark for the Panthers, who scored nearly three goals per game and finished 20-2-3 in 2016.

A fierce competitor with a knack for scoring the flashy goal, Fetterolf found the back of the net 106 times in his four-year career—32nd most in MHSAA boys soccer history. He also amassed 56 assists in that stretch.

“Noah is only going to become a better soccer player and will be a very dangerous attacker,” said Leland coach Joe Burda, who saw his Comets go a combined 75-20-4 over the past four seasons. “His speed and athleticism could not be matched, and when other teams tried to, it would open up opportunities for other offensive players.”

Fetterolf earned MIHSSCA Division 4 all-state second-team honors on three occasions and first-team honors as a sophomore when he racked up a career-high 32 goals and 16 assists.

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