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Noll Stieren, surrounded by parents Dave and Trish Stieren, signs his letter of intent to play football for the Salisbury Seagulls

Triple Threat: Noll Stieren to join two older brothers at Salisbury University

For star defensive back Noll Stieren, football is a family affair.

On February 1, Stieren signed his letter of intent to play football for the Salisbury University Seagulls. He will play along with his brothers Clark, a former Linganore quarterback-turned-defensive back at Salisbury, and Wade, who transferred from Clarion to Salisbury this spring.

Noll is no stranger to the spotlight. In this past football season, he earned a spot on the Frederick Sports All County Football first team. He has been a three-year varsity player and a two-year starter at defensive back.

Noll has demonstrated natural athletic ability and a diverse skillset throughout high school. Stieren also played three years in Linganore’s winning lacrosse program, culminating in the 2016 state championship lacrosse team.

The Stieren name is household Linganore language. And having three sons playing for Salisbury will make life easier for the Stieren family.

On Friday nights and Saturday days during the fall football season, parents Dave and Trish Stieren spent most of their time in the car traveling to and from games. With Noll playing with Linganore, Wade at Clarion, and Clark at Salisbury, they were dedicated to attending their every game. But now, they will be able to see all three boys on the same field. And they are proud and excited.

“He’s always been really focused on knowing what he’s wanted to do,” said Dave Stieren of his son, Noll.

With two older brothers and a talented Seagull squad, Stieren is prepared to take his game to the next level.

“I expect to go in there and work hard and go on the field as much as I can,” said Stieren.

Trish Stieren anticipates that, of the three boys, Noll is the most competitive and will want to show his big brothers who is the boss. She says that the Salisbury coaches will use that drive to their advantage

As the last Stieren to go through Linganore, he cherishes his time as a football player, and praises the coaching staff that has molded him into the dual-threat player that he is today.

“To me, they’re more than coaches. They’re like father figures,” said Stieren about his coaches, including head coach Rick Conner.

“He was our go-to guy,¨ said Conner of Stieren’s impact on the football team.

Dave and Trish Stieren knew that youngest son Noll was bound for Salisbury, no matter what.

“He applied to one college, and only one college,” Dave Stieren said. ¨As soon as they saw the first film of him, they wanted him. He knew the first time he was exposed to it he wanted to go. He watched what his brothers did, and he stayed very focused. We’re proud of him.”

Noll won’t be traveling far from home, however. Salisbury University is a public university located roughly 30 miles from Ocean City, Maryland. The university has 58 different graduate and undergraduate programs for the students to take. Their football program is coming off an impressive 8-3 season. Stieren looks to impact and improve a Seagull defense that gave up 20 points per outing in 2016.

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