Player of the Week: Jeff McCubrey

Jeff McCubrey

Jeffrey McCubrey is an athlete that any coach would enjoy coaching.

“He is a quiet leader that leads by example. Jeff is the first one to greet and congratulate not only his teammates during meets and practices, but other runners from opposing teams,” Lake Region cross-country coaches Kim and Kurt Peterson said. “Upon arrival to preseason, Jeff showed up in good shape and now has worked hard to be in great racing shape. Jeff is one of our top runners. He challenges himself both in practice and in meets. He encourages others no matter their ability. He is humble, helpful and a great competitor.”

In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Jeff 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.

Name: Jeff McCubrey

Year in School: Junior

Hometown: Bridgton

Parents: Mike and Kim McCubrey

Sports you play: Cross-country, outdoor track

Why did you choose to run cross-country? I chose XC because I really liked running long distances in track.

What is the most difficult part of XC? Pacing yourself and not using all of your energy at the start.

What do you enjoy the most? The feeling of accomplishment when you improve your time from previous meets and years.

What do you feel you need to work on? My time because not only do I think I can do better, I know I can.

Why is teamwork important? Because the motivation of a teammate running next to you and others cheering for you, telling you to “push it” and “give it all you got” will push you to become a better runner.

What is the biggest impact your coach(es) have had on you? Encouraging and pushing me to become a better runner and person.

How do you want people to view you as an athlete? As someone who never gives up and encourages others to do their best.

Ten years from now, when you look back on your high school sports career, what do you think you will remember most? When I was running on the trails and road, while Coach Dors and Coach Peterson were riding around in the gator, yelling encouragement.

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