Player of the Week: Amina Meziani

Amina Meziani

Amina Meziani

Amina Meziani isn’t afraid to push herself or her volleyball team to the limit.

“This season, I credit Amina with continually pushing herself, her teammates, as well as myself as a coach to be better,” Lake Region varsity volleyball coach Ryan Shible said. “Midway through our season, wanting to boost our practice regimen, Amina researched and facilitated as a part of our practice, a workout where our whole team practiced to an Insanity video. It is this type of leadership, as well as the constant examples, she displays on and off the court.”

Amina consistently displays leadership qualities — such as drive, determination and skill development — as well as an ability to encourage and motivate her fellow teammates, Coach Shible said.

In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Amina 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 Meziani File

Name: Amina Meziani

Year in School: Senior

Town: Bridgton

Parents: Becky Tripp, Abdelkader Meziani, Candy Meziani

Sports you play: Volleyball

School organizations: AFS Club

School honors: Honor Roll, winning World Quest state title and attending nationals

Q. Best piece of advice you have received? AM. “Put your anniversary on your wedding ring. This way, if you forget, you can just take it off and look,” — Mr. Nye.

Q. Who is your biggest fan? AM. My older sister, Camilla, because even if I come in last place, she would act like I was the world champion. Ti voglio bene sorella.

Q. I know I have had a good sports day when… AM. I am more proud of the way we played than the score.

Q. What is your favorite sport? AM. Volleyball because it requires you to rely on (trust) other people. I love to dance too, because everyone is so nice to each other and I have the best dance teacher ever.

Q. If I could change one thing about myself as an athlete, I would change… AM. How much I love to win because at the end of the day it’s not what matters. It really only matters how well you played and how much effort you put in.

Q. What qualities make for a good teammate? AM. A good teammate is someone who can forgive others for mistakes in a game and recognizes teammates’ achievements.

Q. What do you believe you bring to your team? AM. Energy, enthusiasm and charisma.

Q. What characteristics do you feel make for a good coach? AM. A good coach encourages players while still keeping it real. Rock on Mr. Shible.

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