Quaker Valley athlete of the week: Fritz Reiter

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | 3:42 PM

Fritz Reiter

School: Quaker Valley

Sport: Soccer

Class: Senior

Claim to fame: Fritz Reiter is putting up points at a rapid pace for Quaker Valley one year after coaches moved him from defense to the attack.

A Gettysburg College commit, Reiter had five goals and seven assists in three games last week, when the Quakers outscored their opponents 29-2.

This team has a ton of scoring power. How much fun is it to play in a program with so much talent?

I look forward to soccer every fall, because I go out there and play with 10 to 20 other players at the same skill level. When you play off of them, it kind of builds the chemistry that our team has.

You’ve already surpassed your points total from last season. How have you improved as a playmaker?

I think I’ve played a lot at Quaker Valley and with my club team, so I’ve played with and against great players every year. Just another year of development helped a lot.

You are 10 away from 100 career points. What would it mean for you to get there?

It’ll mean a lot. Playing for Quaker Valley my first two years, I played defense. Scoring 100 points wasn’t even on my mind. Now that it might happen, it’d be nice to have, just as a nice little personal milestone.

Quaker Valley has some underclassmen stepping up. Who has given the team more scoring depth?

The underclassman stepping up the most scoring-wise is Rowan Kriebel. He’s able to go left, right, get assists, but there are so many people on the team doing that like Kellen Auth and Keller Chamovitz. All-around, it’s great to have them.

What makes Quaker Valley’s soccer program special?

There’s a tradition here. If you play soccer at Quaker Valley, you know day in and day out you’re going to leave everything on the field. You know for the past 20 to 30 years there have been 11 guys that did the exact same thing.

You and your twin Dom will play for different college teams next year. How will you share each other’s highlights?

Oh, I’ll definitely come down to watch him, and hopefully he’ll come to some of mine. We’ll definitely figure it out.