North Ridgeville football standout offensive and defensive lineman Alex Lovasz will continue his academic and football career at Baldwin-Wallace College next year. He will join fellow classmate and Ranger football teammate Mo Jaber on the gridiron.
Lovasz admits the college decision process was a very tough one to make. While there were many schools that looked to add him to their roster, the main choices for Lovasz boiled down between Baldwin-Wallace and Ashland University.
“The main reason I picked B-W was that I felt very comfortable my first time there,” Lovasz said. “Also, my brother goes to Baldwin-Wallace and I really liked the coaches and the fact that it is close to home.”
Lovasz achieved many accolades during his three years on the Rangers varsity football squad. He was named first team All-West Shore Conference, first team All-Lorain County, first team All-Northeast Ohio District and second team All-Ohio.
While Lovasz did not set any school records while at North Ridgeville, he was just happy to be a member of such a strong team.
“I didn’t set any personal records, but we were the first ever North Ridgeville football team to go to the state playoffs,” Lovasz said.
Lovasz was told by the coaching staff that he has a good chance at seeing some action his first year at B-W.
“They told me that if I have an excellent offseason that I will have a good chance to get playing time as a freshman, and that the offensive line doesn’t have that much depth,” Lovasz said.
Baldwin-Wallace assistant coach Keith Grabowski sees many good things in Lovasz.
“Lovasz is a fundamentally sound, strong offensive lineman and was a leader on the offensive line for North Ridgeville,” Grabowski said.
While Lovasz is going to miss his high school playing days, he’s looking forward to getting ready for college.
“I am looking forward to meeting new players, friends and coaches the most,” Lovasz said. “I’m also looking forward to the different level of speed in college football.”
Lovasz has many goals for his freshman year at Baldwin-Wallace. However, they are not just football related.
“My goals for next year are to get a 3.0 or higher GPA in college and also to get varsity playing time to get my feet wet in college football for my freshman year,” he said.
Lovasz plans on majoring in criminal justice while at Baldwin-Wallace. He hopes to become a police officer after he’s done with college.
While Lovasz enjoyed his entire time at North Ridgeville, he enjoyed one year most of all.
“My favorite memory playing at North Ridgeville was my senior year,” Lovasz said. “It was the best senior year I could have ever asked for. My teammates and I set goals, and we achieved them by winning the conference and also going to the playoffs.”