Player of the Week: Liz Smith

Liz Smith works extremely hard every day, shows up with a great attitude, and consequently has shown tremendous growth, according to her varsity basketball coach, Paul True.
“She has been a tremendous rebounder for us, simply by going after every shot which has quickly earned her quality minutes as a freshman. Liz has a bright future in our program,” Coach True added.

In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Liz 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: Liz Smith

Year in School: Freshman

Hometown: Casco

Parents: Megan Smith and Eric Smith

Sports you play: Soccer, basketball

School honors: Science

Q. Why did you choose to play basketball? Because I love the game.

Q. What is the most difficult part of the game? Probably keeping your head high even after you make a mistake.

Q. What do you enjoy the most? The thrill of the competition and working with my teammates to get a win.

Q. What do you feel you need to work on and why? Confidence, getting past my mistakes and post moves.

Q. Why is teamwork important? Because you can’t win by yourself. Everyone has to want to win and work together. If you don’t want to win for each other, there’s no point because you won’t get far.

Q. What is the biggest impact your coach(es) have had on you? Teaching me it is okay to make mistakes, but it’s not okay to let it get to your head because you’re not just letting down yourself, you’re letting down your team.

Q. How do you want people to view you as an athlete? Hardworking and someone who never gives up.

Q. Ten years from now, when you look back on your high school sports career, what do you think you will remember most? My bond with teammates and the friendships formed.

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