Salina South High School’s Gabe Nunez – Athlete of the Month Presented by American Family Insurance

Gabe Nunez is a returning starter in goal and has started the last two years for Salina South High School. He is a junior and very vocal on the field. “His vision and knowledge of the game is outstanding, and he helps every player on the field be better because of that. Our defense is not the best, but he covers for a lot of the mistakes we make, and they have a ton of confidence that he has their back,” head coach Trey Crow said of Nunez. “The things I love most about soccer are connecting around the opposite team using passing and creativity, having the satisfaction of keeping the other team from scoring, and being able to apply principles I learn from soccer like teamwork, patience, and responsibility to real life,” said Nunez. 

The goalkeeper said he loves how this team enjoys a special bond and connection with one another. “The closest friendships I have are with people from the soccer team,” said Nunez. “Soccer is the only sport I play. I’m currently playing for F.C. Wichita 05 ECNL team.” 

Nunez said he also loves how the coaches at South are supportive of their student-athletes. Once his playing days are over at South, Nunez plans to attend college and pursue a degree. 

“I plan to go to college to earn a Sports Business Degree,” said Nunez. “In my free time I like to watch and play soccer with my friends, and I like to learn about history.”