Player of the Week: Hannah Perkins
Hannah Perkins often draws the toughest assignment on the soccer field.
“Hannah uses her outstanding speed to match up with the fastest forwards in the league,” Lake Region varsity girls’ soccer Coach Lynne Harrison said. “She combines speed with aggressive defensive play.”
In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Hannah 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 Perkins File
Name: Hannah Perkins
Year in School: Senior
Parents: Carolynn Taylor and Dan Perkins
School Activities/Sports: National Honor Society, soccer, track and field, Varsity Club, Math Team.
Q. Why did you choose soccer? HP. I’ve been playing soccer since I was little. I’ve always loved being on a team and coming together for the common goal — playing well and coming out with a win.
Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? HP. I hope to contribute my part in getting our team to the playoffs. I know we have the skill and determination to get there.
Q. What do you enjoy the most? HP. I love the feeling of being on a team, you can feel the adrenaline before a big game, and whatever the outcome, we’re all there to support each other afterward.
Q. What do you like the least? HP. Losing when you know you could have won. The team works so hard, it’s disappointing to be so close to a win and have the final whistle blow.
Q. What makes you successful? HP. What makes me successful is the support from the community and families, as well as team support, and of course, practice!
Q. What would your dream moment be? HP. My dream moment would be to advance far in the playoffs. This is my last high school soccer season and I want it to last as long as possible.
Q. What has soccer taught you? HP. Soccer has taught me teamwork, the value of a win and a loss, and how to be a leader.
Q. Who has inspired you? HP. My mom inspires me because she works so hard for everything. I want to do my best to make her proud and do the best I can.