Player of the Week: Julia Murch

Julia Murch

Julia Murch is the type of athlete every coach wants on his or her team.

It is the reason Lake Region varsity field hockey coach Pauline Webb selected the Laker junior as her Player of the Week.

“Julia leads by example in her actions, work ethic and her attitude. She is that role model you want younger athletes to look up to,” Coach Webb said. “Julia gives 100% at every practice and every game and is always working on improving some aspect of her game; she doesn’t settle for less than the best. She is coachable, selfless and a true team player!”

Julia is a leader of the Laker defense and a lockdown performer in the midfield area.

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.

Name: Julia Murch

Year in School: Junior

Hometown: Bridgton

Parent: Lena Murch

Sports you play: Field hockey, indoor track, softball

School organizations: Mets, Astra, National Honor Society

Why did you choose to play this sport? I have been playing field hockey since I was little. My older sister played, and of course, I wanted to be just like her.

What is the most difficult part of the game? The most difficult part is reading the field and thinking ahead to put the ball where it needs to go.

What do you enjoy the most about the sport? I love the gall all around, my teammates and the coaching staff.

What do you feel you need to work on and why? I need to work harder on being more aggressive, especially in the circle.

Why is teamwork important? Teamwork is crucial along with communication. Field hockey is not an individual sport. In order to succeed, everyone has to work together.

What is the biggest impact your coach(es) have had on you? My coaches have improved my game tremendously, by not only teaching me new skills, but to always put my 100% in everything I do.

How do you want people to view you as an athlete? I want people to view me as the kind of athlete that’s always a team player, win or lose. Effort and attitude are two of the most important attributes.

Ten years from now, when you look back on your high school sports career, what do you think you will remember most? When I look back 10 years from now, my high school field hockey career will definitely come to mind. Field hockey is a huge part of my life. I will always remember the friendships I have made, and how the coaches have made me a better person on and off the field.










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