Hancock Lumber Player of Week: Mike Triglione

By Wayne E. Rivet

PLAYER OF THE WEEK — Mike TriglioneBy Wayne E. Rivet

Staff Writer

Mike Triglione likes to look at things in a positive fashion.

While some might be feeling a little down and frustrated after an 0-4 start to this football season, Mike points to improvements his Lake Region team is making.

“We’re getting better every week,” the senior quarterback said.

Trying to turn around a football program that is 0-12 the past two seasons, first-year Coach Brian Jahna finds Triglione as a godsend.

“Mike has been a steady and calm force even in the most unstable situations for the team this year,” Coach Jahna said. “Last week, he headed both the offensive and defensive huddles, providing strong leadership in both.  Mike has that rare ability to stay in the moment with his focus and determination, even when that particular activity is unpleasant or has delayed rewards.”

The coach certainly appreciates how Triglione is quick to embrace the younger players and give them confidence in their own abilities.

“He listens to feedback with quiet intensity and responds to it immediately by his actions,” Coach Jahna said. “His respectful demeanor and on-field behavior embodies Laker football.”

Based on his good sportsmanship, dedication and commitment to the football program, and his standout performance, Mike Triglione has been selected as the Lake Region Athletic Boosters Club “Hancock Lumber Player of the Week.”
Each week, a player is recognized by the Boosters Club, and presented a specially-designed t-shirt sponsored by Hancock Lumber.

The Triglione File

Name: Mike Triglione, senior

Town: Bridgton

Parents: Kris and Tony Triglione

Sports: Football and basketball

Q. Why did you choose football? MT. I have played and enjoyed football ever since I was a little kid.

Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? MT. I hope to have fun while playing and also help the younger kids on our team get better so the football team can improve this year and in years to come.

Q. What do you enjoy the most? MT. I enjoy being part of the team and having a good time while playing football.

Q What do you like the least? MT. I don’t like when we have to practice in the rain.

Q. What makes you successful? MT. Going to practice and working hard to get better every day.

Q. What would your dream moment be? MT. My dream moment would be to have a great game on Senior Night (Oct. 19 against Gray-New Gloucester) in front of all our fans.

Q. What has football taught you? MT. This sport has taught me to work hard and to be a leader.

Q. Who has inspired you? MT. I have been inspired by all the people who come to our games and support us even when we struggle. They are who inspire me to keep working hard and play hard every game.

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