Player of the Week: Hayley Huntress

By Wayne E. Rivet

Staff Writer

Hayley Huntress

Like her Lake Region varsity volleyball team, Hayley Huntress is mainly interested in getting better with each match.

Lake Region has experienced some growing pains this fall as the volleyball team moved up to varsity status. Players, like Huntress, have shown steady improvement in their skill level and court performance.

“Hayley always shows up for practices, shows initiative, always has a positive attitude and continually works on improving her game,” LR varsity volleyball coach Gloria Verrill said. “She takes feedback well, demonstrates leadership on the court, and provides support and direction for rookie players.”

In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Hayley 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 Huntress File

Name: Hayley Huntress

Year in School: Junior

Town: Bridgton

Parents: Mickey and Pam Huntress

School Activities/Sports: Volleyball

Q. Why did you choose volleyball? HH. I chose to play volleyball because it looked like a fun sport.

Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? HH. This season, I’m focusing on setting. I hope that after this season my sets will be more accurate and that I’ll be a better player.

Q. What do you enjoy the most? HH. My favorite part about volleyball is just being on the court, playing a good, intense game and having fun.

Q. What do you like the least? HH. One of the things I don’t like is losing. So far, this season has been hard (the Lakers moved up to varsity status this fall) and we’ve faced some tough competition. In the end, that’s what will make us better.

Q. What would your dream moment be? HH. In volleyball, you can use any part of your body, so my dream moment would be kicking the ball to keep it in play.

Q. What has the sport taught you? HH. Throughout the season, I’ve learned how to be more patient and I have become a better leader

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