North’s Sieg signs with Franklin
By Brandon Miniard, Sports Writer, [email protected]
North Harrison senior David Sieg signed his National Letter of Intent to run track at Franklin College on April 11.
Sieg, the son of Russell and Cheryl Sieg, was also a staple on the Cougars’ soccer team, including winning the Mid-Southern Conference title in his senior season.
Only three universities reached out to him in the hopes of recruiting him, but it was to compete on the pitch instead of on the track.
The Ramsey resident had already committed himself to Franklin academically in his efforts to become an athletic trainer, making his official visit on Oct. 30, 2020, with hopes of continuing his athletic career. After expressing his interest to Grizzlies’ assistant coach Brandon Dworak, it became clear that Franklin was where he was meant to be.
“Coach Dworak from Franklin responded quickly to me when I first emailed him about my interest in running at Franklin,” Sieg said. “I was already committed to going to Franklin at this time because their campus is beautiful and the surrounding area feels similar to where I live now.
“I am going to Franklin to become an athletic trainer and, with the addition of being able to run track, it fully cemented my decision to attend Franklin,” he said. “They have also been extremely helpful all the way, which made me even more excited to sign with them. They also have a great track program and will be able to help me take my running to the next level. A big factor that helped me commit to Franklin was the smaller classroom sizes and the fact that they made me feel like an actual person, not just another student attending college there.”