Player of the Week: Audrey Blais

Audrey Blais

Audrey Blais

Dan Dors has seen a number of talented and “good, all-around” kids pass through his Lake Region varsity cross-country program over the past 16 years.

One, however, stands out — junior Audrey Blais.

“She is the best cross country runner I’ve had the pleasure to coach here at Lake Region,” Coach Dors said. “She is not only a fine athlete, but is a hard worker by example. Audrey is also a girl of great character and responsibility. You ask her to do something, you know it is going to get done.”

In her second year running cross-country, Audrey posted the third fastest time ever on the LR course at 18 minutes, 41 seconds. She is also Lake Region’s record holder on this course.

“Audrey is well respected by both the girls’ and boys’ team members. She is also well respected by athletes and coaches in the Western Maine Conference,” Coach Dors said. “Coach Peterson and myself expect her to turn a few heads at the Western Maine Conference meet and the Regionals in a few weeks.”

In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Audrey 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: Audrey Blai

Year in School: Junior

Town: Naples

Parents: Shannon and Della Blais

Sports you play: Cross-country, indoor and outdoor track

School organizations: Varsity Club

  1. Best piece of advice you have received? “Don’t pray for success, train for it” — Coach Dors.
  2. Who is your biggest fan? My dad, he comes to all of my meets.
  3. I know I have had a good sports day when… I put in every bit of energy I have and by the time practice or the race is over, I’m exhausted.
  4. What is your favorite sport? Cross-country because I love to run and I love my coaches.
  5. If I could change one thing about myself as an athlete, I would change… My diet. It plays an important role.
  6. What qualities make for a good teammate and whom do you consider a good teammate? A good teammate is someone who always supports everyone. Christine Morin is a good teammate.
  7. What do you believe you bring to your team? I believe I bring to my team a positive attitude.
  8. What characteristics do you feel make for a good coach? Funny, caring and someone who takes (his) time and has patience for you.
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