Connor Smith to Continue Football and School at Hanover College

Seated (L to R): Rick Smith (Connor’s father), Connor, and Kelly Rivera (Connor’s mother)
Back: Charlestown football coach Jason Hawkins

Recently in the presence of family, friends, and coaches, Charlestown senior Connor Smith signed his celebratory letter of intent to attend school and play football at Hanover College in the fall.

Nestled in 650 acres of a wooded campus and located on the banks of the scenic Ohio River, Hanover College is a private, liberal arts institution where brains and beauty truly intersect. Their rigorous interdisciplinary academic program with 34 majors attracts the best and the brightest from across the region and beyond.

Hanover College competes at the NCAA Division III level in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, including Anderson University, Bluffton University (Ohio), Defiance College (Ohio), Earlham College, Franklin College, Hanover College, Manchester University, Mount St. Joseph University (Ohio), Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology & Transylvania University (Ky.) Hanover is home to twenty varsity sports including men’s and women’s basketball,  cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track and field, men’s baseball, football and swimming, and women’s softball and volleyball.

When asked about his choice to play at Hanover College with the Panthers, Smith replied, “I chose Hanover College because of the people,environment,and the culture. From my first visit I knew this was the school I wanted to be at and continue in my academic and athletic career. Coach Theobald made this decision really easy for me and I can’t wait for the next 4 years.

Charlestown football coach Jason Hawkins told those in attendance at the signing that he expects big things for Smith at Hanover and attributed much of his success and opportunity to Smith’s hard work in the classroom. He commented, “Connor is a good kid that works hard on the field, in the weight room, and the classroom. We look forward to seeing what he does at Hanover.”

WPMQ, The Pirate Network congratulates Connor (also a valued member of the WPMQ Sports Broadcasting staff) and wishes him a healthy and prosperous future as a Hanover College Panther.

Article contributed by WPMQ, The Pirate Network staff member Aiden Stewart.