Next Level Scholar-Athlete: Saline's Joey Salowich Will Play Football at University of Dayton

 02/15/2016 - 00:32

Saline High School senior Joey Salowich was one of four Hornet football players who committed to play college ball during the recent wave of signing activity. 

Salowich joined Jeb Palka, Tyler Schrzan and Ethan DeLand at a signing ceremony Feb. 3. Last year, QB Josh Jackson signed to play at Virginia Tech.

Salowich was a starting defensive back for the Hornets last year and he also contributed on special teams. Saline head coach Joe Palka, while lauding Salowich's physical and mental abilities, was impressed by the way he developed.

"He is an example of a player that had his role keep growing each year and became an impact player his Senior year.  He worked hard in the off season to perfect his trade," Palka said. "Joey is a player who can run very well and can play physical.  He has impressive cover skills and is excellent in press coverage.  He is a very smart player.  I believe he can play corner or safety in college. He meant a great deal to us."


Joey Salowich

Parents: Gary and Mary Beth Salowich

Position: Defensive Back

College you chose: University of Dayton

What their coaches like about you: Solidly built, physical and can cover.

What you like about the school/program: Great coaches, family atmopshere and winning program.

What will you study: Business.



Last season’s stats: One interception, 10 pass break-ups and 35 tackles.

Honors: First Team All SEC Red

Describe one moment that stands out above all in your Saline career: The state championship run in 2014.

Tell us about one coach who made a big difference in your life: Coach Palka and his winning philosophy.

How ready do you feel for what comes next? I am extremely ready and I am excited.


Tran Longmoore
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