Player of the Week: Luke Porter
Luke Porter has really grown into a “great leader, and even better guy,” says his Lake Region varsity baseball coach Andrew Stacy.
“It always helps the team to have a guy there ready to work with them and have their back if necessary,” the coach added. “It’s been a pleasure to see him take those steps and become the good guy I see before me today.”
In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Luke 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 Porter File
Athlete: Luke Porter
Year in School: Senior
Parent: Tracey Porter
Sports you play: Football, baseball, basketball
School honors: Merit, National Society of High School Scholars
Why did you choose to play baseball? Because my father loved sports and passed on the love for the game to me.
What is the most difficult part of the game? The mental aspect of baseball and being consistent.
What do you enjoy the most about the sport? The weather, sunflower seeds and the individual challenge each season brings.
What do you feel you need to work on and why? Keeping my weight back in my batting stance.
Why is teamwork important? Teamwork makes the dream work
What is the biggest impact your coach(es) have had on you? My dad was my coach for many years and he taught me everything I know, and has made me into the person/player I am today.
How do you want people to view you as an athlete? Calm, cool, collective, a leader.
Ten years from now, when you look back on your high school sports career, what do you think you will remember most? I will remember how much fun I had playing high school sports and I will always remember when I broke my arm in football. It didn’t feel too good.