Player of the Week: Dakota Stover

Dakota Stover

Dakota Stover

Dakota Stover is just a freshman, but he had a great impact on the Lake Region track & field team this spring.

“He was the only male scorer at the conference championships, placing in the high jump and long jump,” Laker Coach Mark Snow said.  “He competed at the state championships in the high jump. Dakota also placed well in his events at the freshmen championship meet. He is very coachable and welcomes criticism.  We anticipate he will be a main cog in a successful boys team over the next few years.”

In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Dakota 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 Stover File

Name: Dakota Stover

Year in School: Freshman

Town: Naples

Parents: Mike and Fran

Sports you play: Track, football, basketball

Q. Best piece of advice you have received? DS. To give 110% every time it’s game time — Mike Stover.

Q. Who is your biggest fan? DS. My dad. I think because he gives me most of my advice and tips for my games.

Q. I know I have had a good sports day when…DS. I have achieved the goal I had set for that particular day.

Q. What is your favorite sport? DS. Football because it’s what I’m best at.

Q. If I could change one thing about myself as an athlete, I would change…DS. I get nervous a lot, so I would probably change that because being nervous can impact our game in a bad way.

Q. What qualities make for a good teammate and whom do you consider a good teammate? DS. I think someone who influences you to work harder and push yourself is a good teammate, like Kyle DeSouza.

Q. What do you believe you bring to your team? DS. I believe I bring good character and work ethic to my team.

Q. What characteristics do you feel make for a good coach? DS. Someone who likes to still have fun while working hard and wants to improve as a team every week.


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