Player of the Week: Addie Blais
Dan Dors has coached a very long time, and he has seen some tremendous athletes cross his path during that span.
Addie Blais is in that “special” category.
“She is the hardest worker I have had the pleasure to coach in my 20 years here at Lake Region,” Dors said. “She is a very dedicated and committed athlete to the cross country program.”
A senior, Addie enters her final year wearing the Laker blue and gold. She is a captain and leader for both the girls’ and boys’ teams.
“She is off to a great start this year,” Coach Dors said. “A very talented athlete. Addie always does what is expected of her and more. Her success is because she pushes herself in practice as if she was in a meet.”
Coach Dors says Addie leads by example, “the type of person of character you would want to build a team around, well respected by both the girls’ and boys’ teams.”
“A true team player and a pleasure to coach,” he added.
In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Addie is this week’s 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 Blais File
Name: Addie Blais
Year in School: Senior
Parents: Shannon and Della Blais
Sports you play: Cross Country, Indoor Track & Outdoor Track
School organizations: Varsity Club
School honors: National Honor Society
- Why did you choose to play this sport? I don’t really know why I chose this, but what I do know is that I’m surrounded by good people.
- What is the most difficult part of cross country? I would have to say the most difficult part would be hills. I hate hills.
- What do you enjoy the most? Being around good people.
- What do you feel you need to work on? Endurance, so I don’t dog the middle of the race.
- Why is teamwork important? There is no such thing as teamwork without a team therefore there is no way your team can succeed without teamwork.
- What is the biggest impact your coach(es) have had on you? They told me the only thing you get out of the sport is what you put into it.
- How do you want people to view you as an athlete? I want people to view me as a determined athlete. I want them to know the reason I run every day is because I know I can be better. The only person who can stop me is me, and I know for a fact that’s not going to happen.
- Ten years from now, when you look back on your high school sports career, what do you think you will remember most? Kurt Peterson and Danny Dors.