I first met the Szmyt's family (Andre, Lala and Eric) about two years ago in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I received a phone call from Lala and Eric Szmyt about their son Andre (Vernon Hills High School) about some ONE on ONE Kicking Lessons.
As Andre warmed up I could tell this young man had kicking talent. Andre had gone to a couple other kicking coaches and camps and mentioned he didn't like what they were teaching him. He didn't feel comfortable!
Coach Zauner teaches a 'Natural Style of Kicking and Punting' and Andre said he felt more comfortable kicking with those mechanics. After high school Andre made a decision to walk-on at Syracuse. He had a good but not great spring practice.
Congrats To Andre For His Early Success This Season! I Also Wish Him and His Syracuse Orangemen Continued Success The Season.
Check out this article about Andre from a Syracuse Daily Orange Writer.
Andre Szmyt ‘came out of nowhere’ to become Syracuse’s starting kicker
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