DOVER, Del. - Hilary Zaparzynski will be holding the microphone and belting out the National Anthem on Saturday afternoon before Wesley College Football's Homecoming Game, but she won't be the only one in her family in the spotlight.
Zaparzynski is the daughter of Wesley College Football alumni Ted Zaparzynski. "Zap," as he is known by his former teammates and coaches, was an integral part of the 1976 Wesley College Football team being honored at halftime of the game.
The 1976 Wesley College Football team went 10-0 on the season on their way to a Coastal Conference Championship. The team posted the college's best record as a junior college team and attained the highest national ranking (NJCAA) in Wesley's junior college program history. Head Coach Bob Andrus was named Coastal Conference Coach of the Year after his defense allowed just 37 points to conference opponents in seven games combined. They were arguably the best junior college football team in the nation.
"We're excited that the duaghter of one of our Hall of Fame alumni will be joining the festivities of Homecoming Weekend," said Wesley Football Head Coach Mike Drass. "It's always great to have whole families come back and be a part of the celebration."
Kickoff for Saturday's game is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. and Hilary Zaparzynski will be singing the Star Spangled Banner just a few minutes prior.