The Island Trees School District recently announced thatLiam
Siegler, a 7th grader at ITMS and defensive tackle for the football team, has been named by The Football University (FBU) as one
of the best 7th-8th grade football players in the country.
For his accomplishment, Siegler
has been selected to the All-American Games and he will participate
in the 2012 National Football Tournament, which takes place in early January
and is held at the San Antonio's Alamodome.
“Liam is a top-notch student, who
is also an amazing athlete and person,” said Joseph Manna, Island Trees Assistant Football
The FBU has been organized to
enable the nation's top football athletes to compete against one another. This
organization says that they feel this competition and opportunity helps prepare the
nation's top student-athletes for the rest of their lives, both on and off the
The school said this is the first
time in the history of the Island Trees School district that they have had
someone named to this prestigious
Liam’s father, Mike Siegler, was a
key lineman who played football for Island Trees in the late 80’s, and he currently
coaches the youth football team.
“We are sure
that Coach Siegler is very proud of Liam and his accomplishments, as all
of us here within the Island Trees community are too,” Manna
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