Westmoreland County Male Athlete of the Week: Joe Obeldobel of Yough



Tuesday, October 5, 2021 | 9:10 a.m.

Joe obeldobel

The school: Young

Sport: Soccer

Year: Junior

Claim to fame: Obeldobel, who has 12 goals and six assists this season, scored two goals in back-to-back wins for Yough (6-5, 6-3 Section 3-2A) last week, a 4-0 win over Waynesburg on September 7. 27, 9-1 victory over Southmoreland on September 29. Obeldobel added a goal on September 30 in a 2-0 sectional victory over Mt. Pleasant. Obeldobel scored a goal in the 8-1 loss to Charleroi in the section match on October 2.

“I’m happy with the way the team is doing at the moment. It’s great to see everything fall into place. I’m not an individual player, I just want to help my team win, ”said Obeldobel.

What was the key to the success of the team when you achieved two wins in a row after losing three? recently?

The most important thing is teamwork. We connect really well. We’re starting to mingle, and we know how we like to play.

What does the team need to do to land a playoff spot?

We have to give 110% in every game. We have to win the next two games. If we get to the playoffs, it will be phenomenal. We have to work a little harder to get to where we need to be.

If you weren’t playing soccer, what would you play?

Track. I’ve been on track for four years now. I started in seventh and eighth grade, and have been doing so ever since.

What’s your favorite cartoon?

“Spongebob.” It’s very nostalgic for me.

What’s your favorite breakfast for dinner?

Eggs and bacon or yogurt and a protein bar.

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