Published in the Plain Dealer
December 11, 2009
The lowdown: Deeter is a senior left wing on Kenston's undefeated (8-0) hockey team. He had six goals and nine assists in four games at the Cleveland Heights Turkey Bowl. The Bombers moved up to the White East Division this year and are tied for first (2-0) with rival Chagrin Falls. Deeter is a fourth-year starter and also plays lacrosse and runs track (hurdles, pole vault) in the spring.
What's the best thing about playing hockey? "The intensity and speed. It's such a fast-paced sport and you have to be on your toes and never let down. The other thing is, playing on Geauga [youth travel] teams, you're always meeting new people. You meet [people of] all different ethnicities and ages, and some of my best friends don't go to school around here."
Coolest place visited to play hockey? "Ann Arbor, Mich., for the Silver Sticks Tournament. We've also been to Jamestown in New York, Pittsburgh, Boston, Ontario and Montreal."
It looks like you're off to a good start, scoring a lot of goals, right? "We have six seniors, and me, Kyle Weninger and Greg Revak have been playing together on the same line since we were 10. We have so much chemistry and we know how each other react and where we're going to be. We beat Mentor, Brecksville and Solon. It's always fun competition. I grew up playing with all those guys."
Plans after high school? "I got accepted to the University of Kentucky and I think that's where I'm headed. I want to study business and marketing. I've been taking a lot of business courses. I'm a people person."
What's fun away from sports? "I'm a hunter, fisherman and skier. I like to hunt duck and turkey and fly-fish. We fly-fish a lot on the Chagrin and the Little Chautauqua in New York."