Student Athlete: Nate Solak

The Lowellville senior has served as captain on the basketball, baseball and football teams, plus ranks first in his class with a 4.0 GPA

The Lowellville senior has served as captain on the basketball, baseball, and football teams, plus ranks first in his class with a 4.0 GPA.


LOWELLVILLE, Ohio (WYTV) – Nate Solak is a leader on and off the court at Lowellville.

He’s served as a team captain in football, baseball and basketball, where he’s a senior sharp-shooter for the Rockets this season.

“Everyone growing up from Lowellville, you’d always notice, they’d have three-point shooters,” Solak said. “I just wanted to be like that, I wanted to shoot.”

Nate is averaging 19 points a game this season and shooting over 40 percent from the three-point range.

Off the court, he’s just as sharp. He ranks first in his class with a 4.0 GPA, on track to be valedictorian.

“I’m always studying and trying to be better in my class,” he said. “My parents really push me to get A’s, especially in calculus because they’re both math teachers.”

Speaking of Nate’s family, his older sister, Kaye, was a 33 Student Athlete of the Week in 2012.

“I remember when she got it just like it was yesterday and she was really happy about it,” he said. “So when I got it, it brought me a step closer to her, I feel like.”

Nate also has a big heart for service. His younger sister, Ella Rose, passed away eight years ago from a heart condition — a big reason why he plans to enter the medical field.

“I knew growing up, it just made me want to help people,” Solak said. “When I did that, it made my parents feel better, it made her better. I want to do something to help people and a pharmacist, that’s what their job is, to help people get better.”