Player of the Week: Danielle LaPointe

SP 17 danielle lapointeWhen Lake Region track & field coach Mark Snow needs to fill an event, one name is often at the top of his list.

Danielle Lapointe.

A four-year member of the track & field team, Danielle has been a jumper, middle distance runner and thrower.

“Danielle has had a different focus each year and has brought great enthusiasm to her events,” Coach Snow said. “She is also one of the friendliest and happiest team members we have coached.  Danielle raises the spirits and morale of her teammates and is a pleasure to coach.”

In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Danielle 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 LaPointe file

Athlete: Danielle LaPointe

Year in School: Senior

Town: Sebago

Parents: Jim and Angela LaPointe

Sports you play: Volleyball, indoor and outdoor track & field

School organizations: National Honor Society

School honors: Honor roll, NHS president

Q. Best piece of advice you have received? DL. Do the best you can do and don’t worry about what others think — Angela LaPointe.

Q. Who is your biggest fan? DL. My biggest fans are my parents because they are always there to support me and are proud of me no matter what.

Q. I know I have had a good sports day when…. DL. I come out of practice or a game with a smile on my face and feel like I did the best I possibly could.

Q. What is your favorite sport? DL. My favorite sport is volleyball because I love the atmosphere during games.

Q. If I could change one thing about myself as an athlete, I would change… DL. My motivation at practice. During games or meets, I give it 110%% but at practice, sometimes I don’t give it my all.

Q. What qualities make for a good teammate and who is a good teammate? DL. Ben Roy is a great teammate because he always pushes me to do my best and is very encouraging.

Q. What do you believe you bring to your team? DL. I believe I bring positive energy and encouragement to my team.

Q. What characteristics do you feel make for a good coach? DL. I feel a good coach makes the sport fun, always tells players ‘good job’ and are always there to help you be a better athlete.






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