Hatboro-Horsham Duo to Play Collegiate Football

On Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, Hatboro-Horsham seniors Anthony Kwiatanowski and Nick Chapman were recognized for committing to continue their football careers at the collegiate level.  (Photos provided courtesy of Kaitlin Gehlhaus.)

Nick Chapman – West Chester University (Football)
Major: 
Physical Therapy
Final list of colleges:  West Chester, Millersville, Shippensburg, University of California (Pa.)
Reasons for choosing West Chester:  “When I went there, I just felt at home. All the other places – I felt like I could be there, but it didn’t really feel as good as West Chester. West Chester is only 45 minutes away, and my mom can come see me whenever she wants.”
What was the progression that led you to competing in football at the collegiate level?  “It was a big debate whether I was going to wrestle or play football. Wrestling it’s only me on the mat and there’s no one else. With football, I have 10 other guys behind me that I know can help me out. I knew I could go for a sport, but I didn’t know if I was good enough to play, and then the college coaches started coming in, and I was like, ‘They actually want to talk to me.’ Offers started coming in, and then it got more surreal like it wasn’t happening, but it did.”
Coach Mike Kapusta says:  “Nick Chapman is as tough as they come. There is no doubt that his opponents remember his presence on both sides of the ball. He is a three-year starter and was all-league both ways for two years (first team both ways in 2017). His passion for football shows in the way he prepares every day, year round to maximize his potential. He is also a strong student, holding over a 3.0 GPA and is a standout wrestler.”
About Nick:
Favorite food: 
Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteak from Philly’s Phamous
Favorite movie:  Step Brothers
Favorite music:  “Won’t Back Down” – Tom Petty

Anthony Kwiatanowski – Shippensburg University (Football)
Major: 
Physical Therapy/Athletic Training with possibly a minor in Art
Final list of colleges:  Shippensburg, Lock Haven, Lycoming, Millersville
Reasons for choosing Shippensburg:  “The overall coaching staff – I’ve been in contact with them for a while. My sister went there for a year, so I’ve been up there plenty of times. I know the campus pretty well. I know a lot of guys who play on the team, and the overall atmosphere of the game day and the facilities they have are the best I’ve seen visiting all the schools I was looking at. The resources they have are going to provide me with the most opportunities in the future.”
What was the progression that led you to competing in football at the collegiate level?  “I’ve known since I was a real little kid that I wanted to play college football. It was probably junior year when the schools started coming around after the season.”
Coach Mike Kapusta says:  “Anthony Kwiatanowski is synonymous with football player. He does it all – hits hard, tackles, blocks, defends the pass, runs, catches and even plays special teams. His dedication to preparation is unmatched. Anthony was a three-year starter and all-league two years in a row.”
About Anthony:
Favorite food: 
Tacos
Favorite movie:  Lone Survivor
Favorite music:  Hip Hop/Rap – Volume 12 by Two Friends by Two