Player of the Week: Jackson Lesure

Jackson Lesure

Jackson Lesure

Jackson Lesure has been a leader on an off the basketball court for the past several seasons.

“Jack leads by example on the floor with his hard play during practice and games. His teammates have elected him captain the past two years,” Lake Region varsity boys’ basketball Head Coach John Mayo said. “Jack goes full speed all the time in practice and in the games, which pushes his teammates. He is the first to encourage other players.”

His passion and determination to win has rubbed off on his teammates.

“They see him diving on the floor, and the next time, they are diving on the floor,” Coach Mayo said. “He is always working on his game — because of this, he has become one of the top players in the state.”

In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Jack 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 Lesure File

Name: Jack Lesure

Year in School: Senior

Hometown: Bridgton

Parents: Whit and Marybeth Lesure

Sports you play: Basketball

School organizations: National Honor Society, Treasurer; Varsity Club

School honors: Honor roll, Lions Club Student of the Month for June, All Conference

Why did you choose to play this sport? I’ve been around it my whole like and it just became a part of me at a young age. I wanted to make my dad proud.

What is the most difficult part of the game? Not over thinking and trusting yourself. Once you start to think, then every decision is questioned and it mentally takes you out of the game.

What do you enjoy the most about the sport? That’s easy, winning.

What do you feel you need to work on and why? Keeping my head in the game and not letting my emotions get the better of me. It hurts my performance and it’s hard to come back from that during a game.

Why is teamwork important? If we are not all on the same page, we can’t successfully get defensive stops, trust each other, run the plays correctly. Teamwork is the key to success.

What is the biggest impact your coach(es) have had on you? All the coaches I’ve had have taught me the importance of hard work, Coach Mayo especially. He’s taught our whole team to work harder than we ever have because nothing will be given to us.

How do you want people to view you as an athlete? A hard-working person who gave everything every day and pushed my teammates to get better.

Ten years from now, when you look back on your high school sports career, what do you think you will remember most? Playing with the greatest teammates possible each year, and changing the reputation of the program with my best friends while making endless memories that we will laugh at and will always reminisce over.

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