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Deaf Norwalk soccer player Ethan Froehlich moves in a silent world, where attitude overcomes obstacles

By John Naughton

2018 Ethan Froehlich
Norwalk soccer player Ethan Froehlich has been deaf since birth. Here he practices April 11, 2018, with his mother Traci Froehlich acting as a sign language interpreter for the Norwalk coach Dustin Kralik's commands. Ethan is believed to be the only deaf soccer player competing for a sanctioned varsity team in Iowa.

NORWALK, Ia. — Imagine all the sounds a high school soccer player hears during a match.

The cheering, shouting fans.

The communication among teammates and coaches.

The whistles of the officials.

The footsteps and collisions of the players and the thump when the ball is kicked.

Read more & view video: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/sports/high-school/2018/05/11/deaf-norwalk-soccer-player-ethan-froehlich-moves-silent-world-where-attitude-overcomes-obstacle/588794002/

Source: Des Moines Register

Photo credit - Rodney White/The Register

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