Football is a big deal at Andover High. There is a legacy there with many outstanding players going on to Ivy League colleges. This is because the coaches really push the players to be equally good at football and academics. The importance of academics is definitely highlighted.
Luckily for William Heikkinen, his coach is EJ Perry and EJ’s brother went from Andover High to Brown University to become on of the greatest players in the university’s history crushing many of the school’s records for passing.
William Heikkinen has always done well in school, but once Ivy League schools started sniffing around he knew he had to get more focused if he wanted to make something of himself. Will pushed himself to be a better player and a better student. The work paid off. Contacted by Harvard, Princeton, and several other schools, he decided to go with Brown because of the Andover/Providence legacy and because he valued the education Brown could give him.
At Andover, football is a big deal but uniting it with a good education is an even bigger one.