Player of the Week: Aaryana Aliyaha

Aaryana Aliyaha

Aaryana Aliyaha has been a supportive teammate for many track & field seasons.

“This year, Aaryana has contributed to the sprint relay while competing in the 100 meters and long jump.  She can lead a group during a workout or follow along while someone else leads,” Lake Region head coach Mark Snow said. “She is always pleasant and I love her attitude.”

In recognition of her hard work, dedication and commitment to her team, Aaryana has been selected by the Lake Region Athletic Boosters as the Hancock Lumber Player of the Week.

Athletes selected for this honor receive a specially-designed t-shirt donated by Hancock Lumber.

The Aliyaha File

Athlete: Aaryana Aliyaha

Year in School: Senior

Hometown: Naples

Parent: Nickie Lasselle

Sports you play: Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field

School organizations: Varsity Club, Robotics

Why did you choose to compete in track & field? I chose to participate in track & field because all of my friends were part of the team. I felt that it would be a good opportunity to try my hand at athletics, and bond with a team.

What is the most difficult part of track & field? The most difficult part is along with competing against other teams, you are competing against yourself to become better at your event.

What do you enjoy the most about the sport? Although it is difficult to compete against yourself, the feeling of getting a personal record is fulfilling.

What do you feel you need to work on and why? I feel that I could improve on many aspects of my events, specifically I’d like to push myself harder and get a better personal record in long jump.

Why is teamwork important? Teamwork is important because your teammates push you to do your best and support you even if you don’t.

What is the biggest impact your coach(es) have had on you? My coaches have made athletics — something that has never been my strong suit — a fun activity to participate in. I never thought I would enjoy a sport, but Coach Snow and Coach Caron make it fun.

How do you want people to view you as an athlete? I don’t want people to take me too seriously. I mostly do it for fun.

Ten years from now, when you look back on your high school sports career, what do you think you will remember most? I will remember how much fun it was to be part of a team and how lucky I was to watch several of my teammates break school records.



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