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Roennecke signs to play soccer for Notre Dame WITH PHOTO

  • Simon Roennecke, a resident of Pleasant Ridge and the son of Patricia Ignatius and Werner Roennecke, signs to play at Notre Dame. (Photo Contributed)

BIRMINGHAM - On Wednesday, Roeper Senior, Simon Roennecke, a resident of Pleasant Ridge and the son of Patricia Ignatius and Werner Roennecke, signed a National Letter of Intent to play soccer for the University of Notre Dame where he will be attending the College of Arts and Letters this fall. Roennecke has accepted an athletic scholarship offer by Notre Dame Head Coach, Bobby Clark.

As a three-year forward and captain of the soccer team, Roennecke was a prominent member of the 2014 State Champion soccer team earning him the title of Michigan state record-holder for most goals in a final game with four goals in a 4-2 win over Grand Rapids Covenant Christian.

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Over his career, Roennecke has been credited with 98 goals and 57 assists. He has been awarded numerous honors including 1st Team All-League, All-District, All-Region, All-County, and All-State. Roennecke has been a student at Roeper since kindergarten where he first began playing soccer at the age of four with the Roeper Reptars.

Roennecke ranks #9 in the MHSAA Record Book for assists in a season (36), #50 for goals in a season (40), #55 for career goals (98) (in three seasons), #11 for points in a season (76), and #18 for career points (154) (in three seasons). Additionally, he has played club soccer for nine years. As captain for U16 and U17, he was the leading goal scorer every season.

Currently, Roennecke is playing in the United States Soccer Development Academy for the CSA Wolves U-18 Academy ranked ninth in the nation.

Last Updated: 2/2/2017 7:12:44 PM EST


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