Player of the Week: Andrew Carlson

By Wayne E. Rivet
Staff Writer

Andrew Carlson is one of the most dependable athletes Lake Region Track & Field Coach Mark Snow has been involved with.

“Andrew understands our coaching philosophy and is usually able to convey that to his teammates. It’s often like there is another coach at practice or at a meet,” Coach Snow said. “He has added the shot put this year to his running events. He has encouraged the throwers when they may not have wanted to practice more. We feel Andrew deserves Player of the Week recognition no matter how many times he has received it before, especially with his recent (Hood) Sportsmanship Scholarship Award.”

In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Andrew 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 Carlson File

Athlete: Andrew Carlson

Year in School: Senior

Town: Casco

Parents: Jon and Sue Carlson

School Activities/Sports: Outdoor and indoor track, cross-country, Student Council, National Honor Society.

Q. Why did you choose track & field? I enjoy being able to push myself. Track is a team and individual sport, and I like that I am able to push myself from meet to meet.

Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? To run under 12:00 in the two mile at the Western Maine Conference Championships.

Q. What do you enjoy the most? Being able to challenge myself from meet to meet.

Q. What do you like the least? The hard training.

Q. What makes you successful? My work ethic.

Q. What would your dream moment be? Winning a medal at the Olympics.

Q. What has track & field taught you? Hard work goes a long way.

Q. Who has inspired you? Kevin Floster, because through his hard work and determination, he became one of the best runners in the state. And, it’s been pretty cool having him as my coach during my senior year.

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