Player of the Week: Douglas Mayo
Douglas Mayo is a very dependable member of the Lake Region track & field team.
“He leads workouts and is a solid role model to the younger members of the team. On numerous occasions this season, Douglas has made personal sacrifices for the betterment of the team,” Lake Region Coach Mark Snow said. “He can always be counted on to do a leg on a relay or two. We are very happy for Douglas that he is being honored for his hard work and dedication.”
In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Douglas 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 Mayo File
Name: Douglas Mayo
Year in School: Senior
Parents: John and Amy Mayo
Sports you play: Soccer, basketball and track
School organizations: Class of 2017 treasurer, National Honor Society president, Varsity Club.
School honors: May Lions Club Student of the Month, Western Maine Conference Citizenship Award.
Why did you choose to compete in track & field? Initially to stay in shape for basketball and soccer, but it turned out to be fun.
What is the most difficult part of the sport? Getting motivated to run every day despite the weather.
What do you enjoy the most about track & field? Setting personal goals and working to achieve them.
What do you feel you need to work on and why? Improving my start off the line because I think this would improve my overall times.
Why is teamwork important? My teammates are encouraging and we push each other at practices and at meets.
What is the biggest impact your coach(es) have had on you? They emphasize setting goals and help celebrate accomplishments no matter how big or small they are.
How do you want people to view you as an athlete? As somebody that is committed to working hard everyday.
Ten years from now, when you look back on your high school sports career, what do you think you will remember most? Winning the 2016 state championship in basketball.