Player of the Week: Chelcie Murch

By Wayne E. Rivet

Staff Writer

Chelcie Murch is one of the sparkplugs that gets the Lake Region field hockey team moving.

“Chelcie has grown into an outstanding field hockey player and works very hard to improve everyday,” Lake Region varsity field hockey coach Dagny Leland said. “Chelcie is aggressive to the ball and looks to find ways to get the ball into the net. I love her enthusiasm for the game and her willingness to be that leader on the field.”

Chelcie is one of the Lakers’ tri-captains.

“It shows how much her teammates look up to her. She has been one of the top scorers and has had many assists to help her team,” Coach Leland added.

In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Chelcie 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 Murch File

Name: Chelcie Murch

Year in School: Senior

Town: Naples

Parents: Lena Murch and Scott Johnson

School Activities/Sports: Field hockey

Q. Why did you choose field hockey? CM. In fourth grade, I wanted to try field hockey because I never played it before and I’ve been in love with the sport ever since.

Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? CM. This season, I hope our team makes it to the playoffs (Ed. Note: if the season ended today, the Lakers would indeed qualify for the tournament).

Q. What do you enjoy the most? CM. I enjoy how close our team is. We’re like a family.

Q. What do you like the least? CM. During the game, sometimes when we work as individuals. Everyone has so much talent, we just need to work together.

Q. What makes you/or the team successful? CM. When we communicate.

Q. What would your dream moment be? CM. Defeat our rival team.

Q. What has field hockey taught you? CM. Field hockey has taught me perseverance.

Q. Who has inspired you? CM. Lauren Gillespie has inspired me because she’s an amazing field hockey player and works hard. She’s taught me a lot of things that I know about field hockey.

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