Player of the Week: Josh Perkins

Josh Perkins

Josh Perkins

Josh Perkins is a new member of the Lake Region varsity Indoor Track & Field team, but has already made a strong impression.

“Josh placed in the shot put, competed in the long jump, and ran a relay leg at the first meet.  Josh works hard at practice, but also has a good time. He is well liked,” Laker Coach Mark Snow said. “The coaches appreciate his willingness to do any event for the team. His willingness and success is seen by teammates and encourages them to make sacrifices for the team.”

In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Josh 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: Josh Perkins

Year in School: Junior

Hometown: Sebago

Parents: Carolynn Taylor, Dan Perkins

Sports you play: Soccer, lacrosse, track & field

School organizations: Varsity Club

Why did you choose to play this sport?

Josh: I wanted a new challenge and I thought it would be a good way to stay in shape.

What is the most difficult part of the game?

Josh: That you can’t always just rely on your teammates, each person has to put in 100% effort.

What do you enjoy the most about the sport?

Josh: That although we are a team, we each have individual roles and events.

What do you feel you need to work on and why?

Josh: Becoming an all around better athlete so I can get more points for my team.

Why is teamwork important?

Josh: It’s important because a single person doesn’t win a meet, a team that works together wins meets.

What is the biggest impact your coach(es) have had on you?

Josh: My coaches have always pushed me really hard and it’s taught me that I can always give a better effort on or off the field.

How do you want people to view you as an athlete?

Josh: I want to be viewed as the athlete who doesn’t give up when we are down.

Ten years from now, when you look back on your high school sports career, what do you think you will remember most?

Josh: Scoring my first goal in lacrosse, it just gave me a new drive to work harder.

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