Glovus Spotlight: Spencer Gillen

Glovus Spotlight: Spencer Gillen

We sat down with UC Davis Goalkeeper and Glovus Athlete Spencer Gillen to learn more about his goalkeeping journey. 



Why did you become a goalkeeper?

  • I became a goalkeeper because I enjoyed the position and had a special talent for the position when I was younger.

Who or what inspires you to be a goalkeeper the most? 

  • The thrill of winning inspires me to be a goalkeeper

What is your biggest goal?

  • My biggest goal is to fly my friends out to watch me play in the English Premier League

What was the best save you ever made?

  • The best save I have ever made was when I saved a penalty kick to the top right corner in overtime to help my team advance in high school playoffs.



What was the worst mistake you ever made?

  • My worst mistake was when I let a penalty kick go through my legs to lose the tournament, I reacted by crying the whole way home

 What is your goalkeeping strength?

  • My strength as a goalkeeper is making saves that should not be made

 What’s one piece of advice you would give to your younger self?

  • “Keep having fun"

 If you could train with a professional goalkeeper active or retired who would it be?

  • I would train with Gianluigi Donnarumma if I had the chance.