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Sports Spotlight: Dominic Neameyer

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Good athletes often excel in more than one sport in high school. But when those sports happen in the same season, those athletes often are forced to pick just one. That is not the case for Century's Dominic Neameyer. Neameyer is a senior leader for the defending state soccer champions and he's an important special teams performer for the Patriots football team.

Soccer and football are two completely different sports. Different cultures, different preparation, and different mentalities. And that is why Dominic Neameyer loves being part of both teams at Century High School.

"It's really fun to be a part of the football team because soccer and football are opposites, so it's really fun to be a part that," says Century senior Dominic Neameyer.

That fun does come with a price. Once fall sports begin free time disappears.

"It gets pretty busy. Going with two practices most days of the week and games. Up really late doing homework. You just got to stay on task and be motivated to do it all," says Neameyer.

On the soccer field, the Patriots are expected to be in the hunt for a state title every year and his coach says Neameyer's football responsibilities have not caused him to miss a beat.

"I think he does it very well. He goes and kicks a little bit right after school. And he comes here and gets even more practice. He does really well with it," says Century head soccer coach Nate Ulness.

His soccer coach isn't the only one impressed. He has come through time after time on the football field as well.

"Last year, he hit the game winning field goal against Minot. He's a very cool and collected young man and whether it be on the football field or soccer field, his demeanor is the same," says Century head football coach Ron Wingenbach.

Neameyer's success doesn't come as a surprise to those who know him best. His work ethic is simply a reflection of his personality.

"I've known Dom since I've been a young kid and he's always been the most dedicated athlete I've ever know. He's always been in tip-top shape, keeping his body very healthy," says Century senior Matt MacArthur.

Fridays are game days for the Century Football team, so typically Dom will miss soccer practice, but his friends on the soccer field don't mind; in fact, they are his biggest supporters.

"Even when we do have obligations, we try to cut them short so that we can make it to his game. We're huge fans of his so we try to watch Dominic as much as we can," says Century senior Seth Kraft.

A dream for Dominic would be to finish the season with not one, but two state championships.


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