Player of the Week: Maraia Nason

Maraia Nason

Maraia Nason

Maraia Nason is a key performer in Lake Region’s Junior division shot put and high jump events in Indoor Track & Field this winter.

“Maraia has been a role model with her dedication at practice. Her extra work in the weight room has resulted in a personal record in the shot put at the first meet,” Laker Coach Mark Snow said. “It is rare to have someone be so successful in two events that are very opposite. Doing so is a tribute to her focus in both events. Most importantly, her young teammates see her work ethic and how it pays off.”

In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Maraia 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 Nason File

Name: Maraia Nason

Year in School: Sophomore

Hometown: Sebago

Parents: Joyce Small, Richard Nason

Sports you play: Soccer, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track

School organizations: Varsity Club

Why did you choose to play this sport?

Maraia: I joined track to stay in shape and spend time with my friends.

What is the most difficult part of the game?

Maraia: I would say working out is the most difficult part of track.

What do you enjoy the most about the sport?

Maraia: I enjoy spending time with my friends and meeting new athletes at the track meets.

What do you feel you need to work on and why?

Maraia: I feel like I need to work on accepting constructive criticism because listening to others advice will help me do better in my events.

Why is teamwork important?

Maraia: Teamwork is important because it provides a support network for all student-athletes.

What is the biggest impact your coach(es) have had on you?

Maraia: My coaches encourage me to never give up in and out of school.

How do you want people to view you as an athlete?

Maraia: I want people to view me as an athlete with good sportsmanship and as a team player.

Ten years from now, when you look back on your high school sports career, what do you think you will remember most?

Maraia: I think I will mostly remember all of the funny moments I had with my friends.

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