Glen Lake Alum Apsey Surprised with Scholarship
MT. PLEASANT – Since arriving at Central Michigan’s Mt. Pleasant campus three years ago, Glen Lake alum Trevor Apsey has made a name for himself on the Chippewa football team.
On Saturday, Apsey was rewarded for his hard work and dedication on the program’s special teams unit.
Prior to a team meeting over the weekend, head coach John Bonamego had asked Apsey’s father to place a phone call to the third-year coach. After receiving the call mid-meeting, Bonamego turned the phone over to Apsey, who was alerted by his dad that he was receiving a scholarship.
“I asked him to call in the middle of the team meeting, which is very uncharacteristic because phones aren’t allowed,” Bonamego said. “I think when the phone went off, everybody was a little bit surprised as to whose phone it was, thinking someone was going to get in trouble.
“He’s been a stalwart on special teams, and you know he’s worked himself into the rotation at linebacker as well. So, he is very much deserving of everything that he has received, and it’s a great pleasure to be able to reward somebody like himself.”
The news came as shock to the 2014 Glen Lake graduate, who has appeared at linebacker in 25 games over the last two seasons.
“That was sweet. I mean we had no idea what was happening,” senior defensive back Amari Coleman said. “As soon as it happened, we were just excited because he deserved it. I’m pretty good friends with Apsey and I feel like it was well deserved.”
Apsey and the Chippewas open their season against Rhode Island at Kelly/Shorts Stadium on Thursday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.