Girls Athlete of the Week: Erin Deters, Sartell/SR

Girls Athlete of the Week: Erin Deters, Sartell/SR

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Girls Athlete of the Week: Erin Deters, Sartell/SR

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* Year in school/sport: Deters is a senior at Sartell and a goaltender for the Sartell/Sauk Rapids Storm’N Sabres girls hockey team.

* Highlights: Deters made 54 saves in a 1-0 loss to No. 1-ranked Warroad, then had 36 saves in a 2-0 victory of River Lakes, followed by 29 saves in a 3-0 win over Detroit Lakes. She stopped 119 of 120 shots in three games.

* What has competing in athletics taught you? “It’s taught me to be a leader and knowing when to follow and when to listen. Competition is huge. It’s taught me to be competitive. And it’s taught me to have class, that I’m representing not only my team, but the whole school and the community.”

* What’s your most memorable high school moment? “I’d have to say beating North Wright County (last year) and making it to the section finals. It was a game no one was looking at it coming out in our direction. No one thought we’d come out on top. It was just huge to be able to do that.”

* What’s your pre-game routine? “I’m not much into superstitions or anything. I know a lot of girls are. I just tape my stick and hang out with the team, nothing specific.”

* What’s your most embarrassing high school moment? “The goal I let in against the Icebreakers this year. It was ugly. Zayda (Ewing of the St. Cloud Icebreakers) flung one in from the blue line. It was a bouncer, not a pretty goal.”

* Favorite food: Subway sandwich.

* Favorite movie: Passion of Christ.

* Favorite TV show: The Lying Game.

* Favorite Web site/video game: Godtube. She’s not a gamer.

* What are your post-high-school plans? She is headed to Bemidji State on a hockey scholarship for the 2014-15 season, where she is considering a major in bio-mechanical or bio-medical engineering. Her goal is to design and make prosthetic devices.

* What’s next? Deters will attend North American Hockey Academy in Stowe, Vt., next school year, then transfer to Bemidji State.

The Storm’N Sabres, meanwhile, expect a top-four seed in Section 8-2A and should have a home playoff game Saturday night at Bernick’s Arena against an opponent to be determined.

“It’s looking like River Lakes,” Deters said. “I’m excited.”

— Tom Elliott

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