Player of the Week: Alice Sanborn

By Wayne E. Rivet
Staff Writer

When Lake Region varsity girls’ tennis coach Kim Peterson needed a player to fill an opening, she didn’t have to look too far.

Alice Sanborn was her answer.

“Dependable, dedicated, and deserving describe Alice,” Coach Peterson said. “Alice has already been asked to play both singles and doubles in our short season. She is a versatile team player willing to play any position. She works diligently on the strokes she feels needs work, always looking to improve her game.”

The Laker junior is not only a good student, but a good sport.

“Alice exudes sportsmanship on and off the court with her own teammates and opponents,” Coach Peterson added.

In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Alice 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 Sanborn File

Name: Alice Sanborn

Year in School: Junior

Town: Naples

Parents: Amy Sanborn Mondville and Garredd Sanborn

School Activities/Sports: Varsity field hockey and tennis

Q. Why did you choose tennis? It’s fun, outgoing and can be challenging.

Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? To be a better net player.

Q. What do you enjoy the most? Everyone is close and we’re always having a good time.

Q. What do you like the least? Waiting because of bridge work on my way to practice.

Q. What makes you successful? My coach always encourages me.

Q. What would your dream moment be? To score a point off a net play.

Q. What has tennis taught you? It has taught me to always be alert. You can never predict the challenge you have ahead.

Q. Who has inspired you? Coach Peterson. She always has new things to teach us. The sport never gets boring.

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