Mustang’s Elias Diaz: Athlete of the Month – Presented by Excel Therapy

Elias Diaz is a senior at Mustang High School as well as the goalkeeper for the varsity soccer team. He has consistently shown his leadership qualities in everything he does.  

The things he loves most about soccer are the competitiveness that it brings and the way the game is played. It has been more than just a game for him as it has taught him countless lessons that will translate to life on and off the field.  

“I love the competitiveness and style of it. It’s also taught me many lessons about life,” said Diaz. 

Having the opportunity to play in front of his hometown crowd has been very important to him. It has also created a bond among his teammates that has lasted since childhood. 

“I get to play in front of my hometown but, more importantly I get to play with my longtime friends,” he said. “I love the brotherhood we have. A lot of these boys I’ve known since I was nine years old, so it’s great that we have that level of friendship,” Diaz said.   

Becoming a team captain and winning a hand full of tournaments are only a few of his accomplishments on the field. With the teams past achievements Elias believes they have a chance to have a very special year.

“I believe we have the talent to do something special this year. We obviously want a state title but, were taking each game one at a time,” Diaz said.   

All the success that Diaz has experienced on the field wasn’t earned without over coming some adversity. 

“Of course, I’ve had to overcome defeat from another team, but also the mental part of the game by staying cool under pressure and getting over nervousness,” said Diaz.  

In the classroom Diaz has been leading as well with a 4.0 GPA and qualifying as an AP scholar. He’s been a three-year member of the National Honors Society and he is only one of 16 students to have earned this prestigious award at Mustang High School. 

Diaz has committed to OBU (Oklahoma Baptist University) where he plans on playing soccer and furthering his education.  

When he’s not on the field or in the classroom he enjoys to workout, hangout with his friends, and catch up on his sleep.