St. Xavier defender sees improvement

Last season Patrick Sermersheim missed several games due to sickness. This season, he managed to make an impact for his team again, helping St. Xavier to an 8-5 record and a third round appearance in the playoffs.

Last season Patrick Sermersheim missed several games due to sickness. This season, he managed to make an impact for his team again, helping St. Xavier to an 8-5 record and a third round appearance in the playoffs.

Corner Patrick Sermersheim and the St. Xavier defense gave up only 18 points per game and if you take away the games against the nation's top team, Trinity, they only gave up 13 ½ points a game. Sermersheim made an impact for his team with five interceptions and 44 tackles.

"My play this season improved quite a bit since last year. I made a lot of bigger plays, but I have a lot of room for improvement," Sermersheim said.

And where did he show the improvements from years prior?

"I started to be able to easily read pass and run keys and breaking to the ball a lot faster. Also I did a lot better job in being in the right place at the right time to make big key plays," he continued.

Sermersheim reached a couple of person goals that he had set for himself.

"I set goals of having more than five interception, blocking PATs and punts, making bigger hits, making open field tackles and also running some plays on offense," he said.

Despite his ball skills and his speed and size (5-foot-11, 170-pounds, 4.51 forty) he's still not heavily involved with any schools at this point.

"I haven't really talked much to any schools at all. I get stuff from Western Kentucky every now and then, but nothing much. I haven't been on any visits," he finished.

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