Player of the Week: Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson has shown lots of improvement as a thrower, and is always a positive and guiding influence to a large group of newcomers to Lake Region track & field this year.

“Ben is always willing to listen to advice on throwing technique, which is evident by his number of personal bests this year, and can be trusted with helping the coaches by running the discus event at Middle School meets,” Lake Region Coach Dana Caron said. “I’m pleased that Ben is on our team and is being recognized as Player of the Week.”

In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Ben 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 Johnson File

Athlete: Ben Johnson

Year in School: Sophomore

Hometown: Bridgton

Parents: Barry and Julie Johnson

Sports you play: Golf, track & field

School organizations: Varsity Club, National Honor Society and Vice President of the Class of 2018.

School honors: Honor roll

Why did you choose to compete in track & field? I chose to play this sport because I wasn’t playing a spring sport my freshman year and I thought it would be fun to try.

What is the most difficult part of track & field? The most difficult part is staying focused and putting forth your best effort.

What do you enjoy the most about the sport? I enjoy the individualism of the sport and the freedom that comes with that.

What do you feel you need to work on? I feel that I need to work on my attitude so that I take the sport more seriously, and potentially go further with it.

Why is teamwork important? Teamwork is important because if the team helps each other stay focused it will allow for everyone to compete better.

What is the biggest impact your coach(es) have had on you? The biggest impact my coaches have had on me is that they have pushed me, making me work harder to do better in my events, and be a better athlete.

How do you want people to view you as an athlete? I want people to view me as an athlete who worked hard at the sports he played.

Ten years from now, when you look back on your high school sports career, what do you think you will remember most? I will probably remember all the fun I had with my friends at the practices and meets.

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