VIDEO: Glasgow's Dehel is "WDEL HS Athlete of the Week"
Glasgow High School soccer player Nate Dehel is this week's WDEL High School Athlete of the Week.
Dehel made 16 saves in Glasgow's 0-0 draw with Flight A leader Wilmington Charter on Saturday.
What was going through Nate's mind while the force were pelting him with shots?
"Get up and keep saving them. I was very nervous when I first came in and the team helped settle me down and put the confidence in me. I just came out there and gave it all and ended up with the tie."
The neat thing about Nate? He's not just a goaltender, in fact, he's a striker who volenteered to play in net when an opening developed.
"I can do both. I actually like playing goalie some games. I feel like I give our team a better opportunity sometimes. As a striker, I feel like it's good for me to be up there helping them get a chance to score."
So which does Nate prefer? Scoring a goal, or making a diving save?
"I would have to say making a diving save. It just feels better in the sense that you just saved a goal."
The Dragons will make the state soccer tournament field this year, what's the difference between this year's team, and last year's squad that lost 3 straight games to end the season?
"The difference is we came together a lot better as a team. We have a lot more talent this year and it's working out great."
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