Player of the Week: Katie Throgmorton

Katie Throgmorton

Katie Throgmorton

Katie Throgmorton is a very devoted individual who puts the team before herself.

“She is a great role model to her teammates and the younger girls soccer players in the community.  Very hard working, committed young lady who also does well in the classroom,” Lake Region varsity girls’ soccer coach Peter Webb said. “She juggles a full commitment to the soccer program while also being involved in other extracurricular activities at the school and also works a part-time job on weekends.”

At the beginning of the season, Katie was playing the midfield position, but Coach Webb needed to solidify the defense so he moved Katie back to stopper and also as an outside back without “so much as one negative look or word from her.”

“Katie is the prime example of a team player because she will do whatever it takes to help achieve team goals,” Coach Webb said.

In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Katie 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 Throgmorton File

Name: Katie Throgmorton

Year in School: Senior

Hometown: Naples

Parents: Ginger and Edward Throgmorton

Sports you play: Soccer, cheering, lacrosse

School organizations: Guatemala Trip, Law Enforcement, Honor Guard, Varsity Club.

School honors: Varsity Club Award (lacrosse), Player of the Week (sophomore year).

Why did you choose to play this sport? KT. I love the speed of the game and being able to work with a team. I also just love the level of skill you need to have to play this game.

What is the most difficult part of the game? KT. Communication and working as a team. It can be the easiest and hardest part. When you don’t communicate, you don’t work well as a team.

What do you enjoy the most about the sport? KT. The speed of the game and the team aspect. It’s never boring to play! There’s never a dull moment and you have a whole team behind you on and off the field.

What do you feel you need to work on and why? KT. Everything. I believe you can always get better and have something to work on. But, I do think skills and ball work is something in particular I could work on.

Why is teamwork important? KT. If you don’t have teamwork everything breaks down. In this sport, it takes a team to win and lose, not just one person.

What is the biggest impact your coach(es) have had on you? KT. My coaches push me to my full potential. They see what kind of player I can be and push me to be that.

How do you want people to view you as an athlete? KT. I want people to view me as someone who is willing to work hard and take criticism — someone who is always willing to improve.

Ten years from now, when you look back on your high school sports career, what do you think you will remember most? KT. The team and the coaches. I couldn’t ask for a more hardworking group of girls to play with my senior year! And the coaches are the best! They’re always taking time out of their busy schedules for us.

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