West Coast GK is excited to welcome Nathan Sprenkel to the Pro-Team. Nathan played for DePauw University where he helped the squad capture the NCAC tournament title and qualify for its first NCAA Division III. Sprenkel was also named a NSCAA Second Team All-American, the NCAC’s Defensive Player of the Year and earned the distinction of being named to the NCAC’s All-Decade Team in 2013 for his performance that senior season. Nathan entered the Pro Ranks with the USL Pro Side Antigua Barracuda FC & Chicago Soul of MISL. He now returns home to Indiana to play the new Indy Eleven of the NASL.Name: Nathan Sprenkel
Twitter: @sprenkalenk (also my instagram)
Fav Food: cereal
Fav Movie: Inception
Fav Music: anything laid back and relaxed. Also a big Jay-Z fan
When did you start playing Goalkeeper: around the age of 7 or 8. Whenever it was allowed
Pre-Game Rituals: I have to eat a good meal and have a snack right before the game. Im always hungry.
Best Save you ever made: in college it was a low driven shot from the right side of the top of the 18 to my left. I stepped to start my dive and it deflect off a defender's heel, looping to the opposite upper 90. I changed directions and stretched to tip it out of the corner. The kid was already halfway to the corner flag celebrating.
Any Training advice to keepers: You are going to give up goals in training. Its the environment to improve and perfect the art. Going into every session with an area in mind to improve on for that training period.
Hobbies: I love Fifa. I also enjoy brain teasers and riddles. I like to think!