Player of the Week: Kelsey Winslow

Kelsey Winslow

By Wayne E. Rivet

Staff Writer

Kelsey Winslow has been a leader for the Lake Region varsity volleyball team, whether she is on or off the court.

“Kelsey demonstrated excellent sportsmanship and commitment to her team; by attending our matches against Windham, which was an away game, as well as against Kennebunk at home, where she helped to keep score during the game. Despite not being able to play as a result of an ankle injury she received in a previous game, Kelsey demonstrated her commitment to the team,” Coaches Gloria Verrill and Ryan Shible said. “She was a great role model for her teammates.”

In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Kelsey 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 Winslow File

Name: Kelsey Winslow

Year in School: Senior

Town: Naples

Parents: Felicia and Todd Winslow

School Activities/Sports: Varsity volleyball, basketball, track and field, National Honor Society, Student Council, Varsity Club, Natural Helpers, LRHS Leadership Group.

Q. Why did you choose volleyball? KW. I chose this sport because I helped form the team the first year it was provided at the school during my freshman year, and I wanted to help the program grow.

Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? KW. To strengthen my skills as a volleyball player, as well as my teammates in hopes of winning a game.

Q. What do you enjoy the most? KW. Seeing individual and team improvement throughout the season.

Q. What do you like the least? KW. The fact that we are such a small team (numbers wise). I would like more girls to participate in volleyball and potentially strengthen our program.

Q. What makes you successful? KW. Trying my hardest and not giving up.

Q. What would your dream moment be? KW. Making it to the state championship.

Q. What has volleyball taught you? KW. The sport has taught me to take on a leadership role because many of my teammates were new to the sport, so I took the initiative to teach them what I had already learned in the previous years.

Q. Who has inspired you? KW. My parents have inspired me because they stress the importance of commitment and work ethic of an athlete. They always support me and I strive to make them proud.

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