Devils Homecoming spotlight: David Shea |

Devils Homecoming spotlight: David Shea

EVBS Shea KA 10-02-08

David Shea lends truth to the cliche, speed kills. The junior soccer player is simply faster than nearly every one he plays against. On Sept. 23, Shea raced past Moffat County to score a hat-trick in an 8-3 victory. It was the second game Eagle Valley coach Jason Rittmiller lined up both Shea and Cesar Castillo at forward. The early results should scare opponents. Not only did the Devils pound Moffat County, the team also notched a huge 2-1 win at Steamboat Springs last Saturday.

Fans can catch Shea and the rest of the Eagle Valley soccer team today at 4 p.m. against Glenwood Springs at the Gypsum Sports Complex. The game has huge implications in the Slope, where Eagle Valley is in the thick of the title chase.

Date of Birth: July 7, 1991.

Parents: Mike and Carinne.

Siblings: Dan, 19, Chris, 13.

What’s been the key to the season? “Just to come to every game with your mindset on the game. Just play as a team, and work like we do at practice.”

What’s it like playing forward with Cesar Castillo? “I love it. I’m playing forward. I love playing forward. I played with Cesar up top my whole life ” since we were little kids. I’m finally able to play forward because Coach finally agrees I should. I love it. Cesar’s a great player.”

What’s the key to beating Glenwood Springs? “We have to make sure our defense is solid, and make sure our midfielders come back to help them. We should score.”

Do you think about the Slope title? “All year, I’ve thought about it. I’m ready to play as hard as I got to, to win it.”

How sweet would it be if it came down the last game with Battle Mountain? “It would be sweet. I think that’s what is going to happen, too.”

Favorite food: “Steak.”

Favorite comedy movie: “Austin Powers trilogy.”

If you could have any superhuman strength, what would it be? “Super-speed.”

Favorite soccer team: “Barcelona and A.C. Milan.”

Favorite thing to do besides soccer: “I love snowboarding.”

Sports Writer Ian Smith can be reached at 970-748-2935 or

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