Player of the Week: Destinee Durant

Destinee Durant

Destinee Durant

Destinee Durant is one of those players that leaves everything on the field hockey field.

“She gives everything she has every minute out there. Destinee is a coach’s joy,” Lake Region varsity field hockey coach Pauline Webb said. “Destinee worked hard this past summer and came into the field hockey this year not having played varsity minutes in 2012. Her work ethic and continuous improvement gave her plenty of varsity minutes at the beginning of the season and after a few games she earned a starting position as a forward (wing position.”

Destinee made an immediate impact with her speed and aggressive play in the scoring circle.

“When I asked Destinee if she would play some midfield for me, she said, ‘sure,’ and she did it very well,” Coach Webb said.

Destinee is also a great entertainer.

“She works hard when it’s time to work and after the work is done she makes us laugh,” Coach Webb said. “She’s funny, easy going and a positive asset in all aspects on our team.”

In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Destinee 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 Durant File

Name: Destinee Durant

Year in School: Senior

Town: Naples

Parents: Rob and Rhonda Durant

Sports you play: Field hockey, softball.

Q. Best piece of advice you have received? DD.Give it your all!” — my Dad.

Q. Who is your biggest fan? DD. My sister, she supports me in everything I do and comes to every game.

Q. I know I have had a good sports day when… DD. I know I have had a good sports day when I feel like I have done my best and left it all on the field.

Q. What is your favorite sport? DD. I have two, field hockey and softball. They are both something I enjoy doing.

Q. If I could change one thing about myself as an athlete, I would change… DD. My confidence in myself and how I play the sport.

Q. What qualities make for a good teammate? DD. Someone who loves the sport and has a good attitude.

Q. What do you believe you bring to your team? DD. Speed and positive attitude.

Q. What characteristics do you feel make for a good coach? DD. Someone who pushes you to do your best, and doesn’t give up on you.

 

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