WDEL Athlete of the Week

Glasgow's Dehel is "WDEL HS Athlete of the Week"

By Sean Greene Wednesday, March 20, 1011 - 4:00am
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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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