Former Philipsburg-Osceola kicking standout Alex Boumerhi has been named to the Fred Mitchell Award Outstanding Placekicker Watch List.
Boumerhi will be a junior at Lock Haven University in fall. Last season, Boumerhi was one of the best kickers in the PSAC last season. He was 9-for-15 on field goal attempts with a long of 48 yards. Boumerhi was 19 of 23 on extra-point tries and led the Bald Eagles in scoring with 46 points. He also averaged 56.9 yards on kickoffs.
The Mitchell Award is presented to the nation's kicker among more than 750 FCS, Division II, III, NAIA and NJCAA football teams. The Award is named for Fred Mitchell, a record-setting placekicker, Wittenberg University Athletic Hall of Famer, author, philanthropist and Chicago Tribune sports columnist. The recipient of honor will be chosen based on excellence on the football field and in the community.
Boumerhi is majoring in Pre-Professional Health Sciences and is dean's list student. He is active in the community, both in the Lock Haven area and at home. He volunteers each spring at The Goulden Touch Golf Tournament and youth football clinic, both hosted by Chicago Bears kicker and Lock Haven native Robbie Gould.
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He is also active during the spring and summer with the Phillipsburg Soccer Association, serving as a volunteer coach, while also hosting free youth soccer clinics. Boumerhi also volunteers his time working with local kickers and football-specialists at nearby high schools.