Player of the Week: Drew Shane

By Wayne E. Rivet

Staff Writer

Drew Shane is a relatively quiet lacrosse player, but he leads by example by always working hard at practice, having a positive attitude and doing whatever is asked.

“Drew loves to play lacrosse and is fun to coach. He’s worked hard at improving his skills,” Lake Region varsity lacrosse coach Don White said. “As a sophomore, he is the starting center middie and face off man for our team. He’s really improved at winning ground balls and supporting his teammates on defense.”

Drew also likes to “give back.” Once a week, after high school practice is over, he helps coach the third/fourth grade team and the fifth/sixth grade team.

“He is a tremendous help in teaching the kids the skills they will need to be better lacrosse players,” Coach White said. “On weekends, he helps out with the youth teams by becoming a referee for the games.”

Coach White is looking forward to coaching Drew for two more years to see his continued progress and watch the leadership role he will take on.

In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Drew 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.

Athlete: Drew Shane

Year in School: Sophomore

Town: Casco

Parents: Billie J. Shane and Anthony Emery

School activities/sports: Lacrosse, basketball

Q. Why did you choose lacrosse? DS. I wanted to try something new and I was bored of the slow pace of baseball.

Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? DS. I really just want to finally beat a team other than Fryeburg.

Q. What do you enjoy the most? DS. I like practicing and hanging out with my team. They are all fools and it can be pretty funny.

Q. What do you like the least? DS. Having to search through the woods for balls after practice.

Q. What makes you successful? DS. I’m always looking to improve and I put my best effort in. I seize any opportunity I get to play lacrosse.

Q. What would be your dream moment? DS. Scoring a behind the back shot in a game.

Q. What has the sport taught you? DS. It has taught me that it takes a lot of hours to be good at anything.

Q. Who has inspired you? DS. TJ Leach, definitely! He is very talented and I love watching him play. He has taught me so much about the game of lacrosse.

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