Player of the Week: Audrey Blais

Audrey Blais

Audrey Blais

Audrey Blais made a strong first impression Saturday at the Lake Region Invitational cross-country run.

The LR sophomore made her cross-country debut, and cracked the Top 10 with a sixth place finish. Although the Lakers are thin on numbers, Audrey could be a good piece to build a program around.

“In the two weeks we have been running, I’ve seen a dedicated athlete who has a strong work ethic and always does more than what is expected of her,” LR Coach Dan Dors said. “She is a hard worker who leads by example. She is not afraid to push herself to go farther and faster. Audrey is a girl of great character. She is a very good runner and if she continues to work hard the sky is the limit.”

Audrey is well liked by her teammates. She is a reliable person and a pleasure to coach, Dors added.

In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Audrey is this week’s Boosters Club 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 Blais

Year in School: Sophomore

Town: Naples

Parents:  Shannon and Delia Blais

Sports you play: Cross country, indoor and outdoor track

Q. Best piece of advice you have received? AB. My best advice would probably be breathing strategies when running, from my mom.

Q. Who is your biggest fan? AB.  My family. They always find a way to make my meets, always cheering me on and give me great strategies to help improve my running times.

Q. I know I have had a good sports day when… AB. I eat healthy and tried with all I had to improve and finish my workout.

Q. What is your favorite sport? AB. Track and field. I love my teammates and I just love running in general. Although this is my first year of cross-country, and so far, I like it.

Q. If I could change one thing about myself as an athlete, I would change… AB.  I should probably take care of myself after practices — ice my legs and just stretch.

Q. What qualities make for a good teammate? AB. A good teammate is someone who says, “Good job” and really makes you feel important to the team. I honestly would have to say everyone on my cross-country team is an awesome teammate.

Q. What do you believe you bring to your team? AB. I believe I bring positive effort and attitude.

Q. What characteristics do you feel make for a good coach? AB. I think a good coach will never give up on you and push you to achieve your goals.

 

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