Nick Peters and Marco Salas each signed their letters of intent to join the Bethel University soccer team next season.
With the two players, the Dickson County Cougar soccer team has sent a total of five players to college.
Peters and Salas are good friends, so going to Bethel together only sweetened the deal for both athletes.
“Nick has been a great friend of mine for a long time,” Salas said. “Having someone there I know will just push me to do better.”
“I’m super excited about that,” Peters said. “Marco and I are good friends.”
Both Peters and Salas enjoyed their signings, but they both said they are anxious to get out there and get back to work.
“It was extremely exciting,” Peters stated. “I’m looking forward to the new relationships that I’m going to make, as well as the competition.”
“For me personally, it was dream come true,” Salas said. “I’ve been playing ever since I was little, and being able to play another four years at a higher level is a blessing.”
As for both players, they had quite a few reasons between them to make the decision to go to Bethel. Whether it was playing time, the program itself or academics, both Peters and Salas made a well-informed choice.
“They have a great soccer program,” Salas said. “I also did my research, and they have an amazing record. They don’t have that many goalkeepers either. That gives me the best opportunity to get playing time and compete for a starting spot.”
Both Peters and Salas thanked several people for helping them get to this point.
“First, I’d like to thank my parents,” Peters said. “I’d also like to thank my high school coaches, Chris Cardona and coach Breese. I’d like to thank travel coaches, coach Jake Carter and coach Bubba Gramling, and I’d like to thank coach Tom Heddix”
“I would like to thank coach Peters, coach Tom, coach Breese, coach Stinson, coach Cardona and coach Carter,” Salas said. “They’ve all built me into the player that I am today. I would also like to thank my parents for always letting me know that I can make any dream come true with enough hard work.”