Player of the Week: Lewis Morton

Lewis Morton

Lewis Morton

Lewis Morton has been part of the foundation of which the Lake Region boys’ lacrosse program has been built upon.

Lewis started playing lacrosse seven years ago as a fifth grader when Lake Region first started lacrosse.

“You can tell he has loved the sport ever since,” Lake Region Coach Don White said. “Lewis has really impressed me in the past three months. He has become an exceptional leader on the team through encouragement, staying positive and motivating his teammates. He pushes himself to get better everyday and expects his teammates to do the same.”

Lewis has anchored the Laker zone defense, shutting down the opponents’ penetration near the goal.

“He has very good stick skills, which was demonstrated in a recent game verse Biddeford,” Coach White said. “He collected a loose ground ball in our defensive end, ran the ball from one end of the field to the other, past several Biddeford players, and scored with a hard sidearm shot using a defenseman’s long pole.”

In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Lewis Morton 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 Morton File

Name: Lewis Morton

Year in School: Senior

Town: Casco

Parents: Russell and Leslie Morton

School Activities/Sports: Football, basketball, lacrosse.

Q. Why did you choose lacrosse? LM. You get to hit kids with sticks.

Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? LM. I hope to play the season with no injuries.

Q. What do you enjoy the most? LM. Being out on the lake.

Q. What do you like the least? LM. Losing to Fryeburg.

Q. What makes you successful? LM. I’m a big kid playing little kids.

Q. What would your dream moment be? LM. Going to the playoffs for the first time in Lake Region lacrosse history.

Q. What has lacrosse taught you? LM. How to work as a team.

Q. Who has inspired you? LM. Drill Sergeant Sirois, “Be the first to admit you messed up.”

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