Student-Athlete Spotlight

Change in sports is net gain

Dante Delgado used to play football but switched to lacrosse

Posted 4/8/19

Dante Delgado started to play lacrosse because of peer pressure. The Douglas County senior is the leading goal scorer on the team and the early season goals leader in the Douglas County League this …

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Student-Athlete Spotlight

Change in sports is net gain

Dante Delgado used to play football but switched to lacrosse

Posted

Dante Delgado started to play lacrosse because of peer pressure.

The Douglas County senior is the leading goal scorer on the team and the early season goals leader in the Douglas County League this season.

“I've played lacrosse for five years,” said Delgado. “I saw my friends playing it when I was in eighth grade so I thought I would give it a try and it just stuck. The sport is getting big now. I used to play football. I played football for about 10 years but I was too small. I didn't like it as much.”

Delgado, a midfielder, likes the scoring aspect of the game.

“You just have to get open, look for the open man and take a shot and hopefully it goes in,” he explained. “If it doesn't go in, just keep your head up and keep going. You have to have a lot of accuracy and lot of practice with your shots.”

Key stats:

In the Huskies' first four games, Delgado had 13 goals and five assists for 18 points.

Coach's take:

`He's a good kid with a good head on his shoulders and the team feeds off that energy. He's definitely been the recipient of a lot of goals. He's accustomed to scoring. It's not his first rodeo by any means.'

Peter Livingstone

Douglas County lacrosse coach

Q&A with Dante Delgado

Who is your favorite athlete (past, present, pro or college) and why?

John Elway of the Denver Broncos. My dad likes him a lot. I just like the Broncos and he was a real good quarterback and won two Super Bowls. And I used to play quarterback.

What or who motivates you most to excel in sports?

My dad (Myron). He grew up playing sports. He got me to play football. He didn't get me to lacrosse although he says he wished he had. He is always helping me out and wishing me the best.

What would be a perfect performance in your sport?

Three goals, three assists. You want to make sure you have a nice even amount.

What is your favorite class in school and why?

English. I have always liked writing essays and researching papers.

What are your plans after high school?

I am going to CSU-Pueblo and walk-on to play lacrosse. I'm going there for business.

What is your most memorable moment in high school athletes?

My first lacrosse goal my sophomore year. I still can remember it. I was right on crease, someone passed it and I just banged it home. It was against Eaglecrest.

How important is controlling ground balls in lacrosse?

You always have to be aggressive. You have to get in there, don't worry about getting hit or pushed around. You just have to go after the ball.

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