OL-Mitchell Northrup back for 2023

by Erie Express Media

The Erie Express are pleased to announce the return of OL-Mitchell Northrup (Iroquois, HS) for the 2023 season. Mitchell begins his third season with the Express and is one of our returning starters on specials teams.

Mitchell is a graduate of Iroquois, HS where he was a three sport standout performer for the Braves. He earned a total of 7 varsity letters. In football Northrup was a 3x All-Region selection, 3 year starter, 3 year letter winner, team Captain and was selected to play in the Save an Eye All Star Game. In basketball he was a 2 year starter, 2 year letter winner and team captain and in track he earned 2 varsity letters and was named team captain.

This past season season we were crowned USA Bowl Summer Division National Champions, won our Division in the GDFL for the fourth year in a row and qualified for the GDFL National Playoffs for the seventh year in a row. In January of 2023 we headed to Daytona Beach, FL to face the Minneapolis Warriors in the USA Bowl Summer Division National Championship Game. (17-20 loss) The above mentioned team accolades, Mitchell had a direct hand in making possible.

Mitch also played a major role in our finishing the 2021 season a perfect 11-0 and as GDFL National Champions

"Mitchell has done a great job for us over the past two seasons. Our team success is based on very talented coachable players who put the team first before individual accolades. That is a perfect description of Mitchell. He is willing to play whatever is needed to help the team succeed. We are blessed to have him back on board and are expecting another great season from him in 2023"-Director of Operations Paul Pennington.

Welcome back on board the PAINTRAIN Mitchell! GO EXPRESS!