Player of the Week: Courtney Yates

Courtney Yates

Courtney Yates

Courtney Yates has been a member of the Lake Region track & field team for four years, and has run relays and sprints.

“She has been one of our best jumpers. This year, she had to restrict herself to primarily throwing events,” Lake Region Coach Mark Snow said. “Courtney approached every practice with enthusiasm, learned her new events quickly, and had decent success in these new events.  She is always smiling and brightens the day of those around her.”

In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Courtney 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 Yates File

Name: Courtney Yates

Year in School: Senior

Town: Casco

Parents: Teresa Odum and Robert Yates

Sports you play: Track & Field, Field Hockey

School organizations: Student Council, Varsity Club, Math Team

School honors: Principal’s Award, All-State second team for field hockey

Q. Best piece of advice you have received? CY. I have been told by many coaches that I need to be able to handle constructive criticism.

Q. Who is your biggest fan? CY. My parents are definitely my Number 1 fans because they always make it to every game and show me the most support.

Q. I know I have had a good sports day when…CY. I hear people say I did well. Usually, if you’re having a good day on the field, people will notice and tell you — that’s when I know.

Q. What is your favorite sport? CY. My favorite sport is field hockey because I enjoy it the most and I have always had the best team and coaches.

Q. If I could change one thing about myself as an athlete, I would change…CY. I would put more effort into my personal workouts and diets, so that way I’d be in the best shape.

Q. What qualities make for a good teammate and whom do you consider a good teammate? A good teammate needs to be loyal to their team because there are other people counting on them.

Q. What do you believe you bring to your team? CY. I believe I am a hard worker and I try to let that attitude rub off on my teammates.

Q. What characteristics do you feel make for a good coach? CY. A coach won’t give up and they’ll give their team their all. They’ll pick us up when we’re down and push us to be our best.


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