Player of the week: Julia Carlson

By Wayne E. Rivet
Staff Writer

Her name hasn’t appeared in the Top 10, but Julia Carlson may be one of the hardest working members of the Lake Region cross-country team.

“Julia is one of the hardest workers on the team — someone who never complains although she has been injured at times,” Lake Region Coach Dan Dors said. “She is a very dedicated person when it comes to cross-country, and a strong example for her teammates. She not only strives for individual improvement, but through this, she helps her teammates to improve.”

A top student and a “very reliable person,” Julia is very coachable and a “pleasure to have on the team,” Coach Dors said.

In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Julia 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 Carlson File
Name: Julia Carlson
Year in School: Junior
Town: Casco
Parents: Jon and Sue Carlson
School Activities/Sports: Cross-country, track, indoor track, Student Council
Q. Why did you choose cross-country? JC. I chose cross-country because I really enjoy the team and the coaches.
Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? JC. Since this season is almost over, I hope to have a really good race at the Western Maine Conference Championships and Regionals.
Q. What do you enjoy the most? JC. The thing I enjoy the most about cross-country is the team. I like that we all get along so well and are so close.
Q. What do you like the least? JC. My least favorite part about cross-country is running hills.
Q. What makes you successful? JC. Putting in the time and working hard at practice.
Q. What would your dream moment be? JC. To see me and my team make it to States and doing well.
Q. What has the sport taught you? JC. To never give up and to keep pushing through so that eventually you can succeed.
Q. Who has inspired you? JC. Coach Dors, because he taught me to never give up.

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