Player of the Week: Abby Craffey

By Wayne E. Rivet

Staff Writer

What makes Abby Craffey a very good basketball player goes beyond her ability to shoot three-pointers or make strong passes.

Abby believes her success on the court is all about attitude.

“I want to do what is best for my team and keep improving my skills,” the Laker senior said. “I love playing on a team that is as close as ours is this year.”

A deadly shooter from behind the three-point stripe (she made 19 of the team’s 65 treys last season), Abby will be highly counted on this year as the Lakers make a run at the Western B title.

“Abby has had a tremendous preseason for us. She has worked extremely hard in practices and has demonstrated a very unselfish attitude that has been contagious among her teammates,” Lake Region varsity girls’ basketball coach Paul True said. “She has played well at both ends during our preseason scrimmages, and she is deserving of our Player of the Week honors.”

In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Abby is this week’s Lake Region Boosters and Hancock Lumber “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed t-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber.

The Craffey File

Name: Abby Craffey

Year in School: Senior

Town: Casco

Parents: Liz and Dan Craffey

School Activities/Sports: Varsity field hockey, basketball, softball, Varsity Club

Q. Why did you choose this sport? AC. My sister started playing, then I tried it and I’ve loved it ever since.

Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? AC. Living up to our full potential and winning the Gold Ball! Also, keep improving my defense.

Q. What do you enjoy the most? AC. I love playing on a team that is as close as ours is this year.

Q. What do you like the least? AC. This is the last season playing with my team.

Q. What would your dream moment be? AC. Going to States and winning the Gold Ball.

Q. What has the sport taught you? AC. It has taught me about teamwork, helped with self-confidence and to always push myself to work my hardest.

Q. Who has inspired you? AC. My family has inspired me because they are at all of my games and push me to do my best.

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