Player of the Week: Matt Stenger

Matt Stenger

Matt Stenger

Matt Stenger has been a welcome addition to the Lake Region Indoor Track & Field team this winter, bringing dedication and a positive attitude to practice.
“Matt supports his teammates and is steadily improving in throwing the shot put,” Laker Coach Mark Snow said. “My hope is he continues to learn technique and team expectations. I expect him to be a vocal leader next season.”
In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Matt 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 Stenger File
Name: Matt Stenger
Year in School: Junior
Town: Sebago
Parents: Tom and Jayne Stenger
Sports you play: Indoor track, baseball and soccer
School organizations: Math Team, publicity manager for Class of 2016, Varsity Club
School honors: Honor student
Q. Best piece of advice you have received? Be humble, believe in yourself and never give up — John Porter, my sixth grade basketball coach.
Q. Who is your biggest fan? My parents because they are always supporting me at games and are always there for me.
Q. I know I have had a good sports day when… I’m sore that I can’t walk and I know I’ve given all my effort.
Q. What is your favorite sport? Soccer because I’ve been playing it since I was a kid and love everything about it — mid-September night games, the Homecoming game, making a big save and late August pre-season practices.
Q. If I could change one thing about myself as an athlete, I would change… I would work harder because I want to strive to achieve greatness in every sport I play.
Q. What qualities make for a good teammate and whom do you consider a good teammate? Someone who is supportive and a hard worker. I consider Mike Rust a great teammate because he’s been my mentor in soccer for the last two years and taught me how to be a great goalie. Alex Langadas also is a good teammate because we’ve been best friends since first grade and he’s always had my back. The other person is Kolin Wyman because he’s a hard worker and has a good work ethic.
Q. What do you believe you bring to your team? I feel I bring intensity, my work ethic and the spirit to win.
Q. What characteristics do you feel make for a good coach? A coach who has knowledge of the game, a hard worker, is down to earth with players and gets the most out of every player. Also, a coach who has a sense of humor, but is serious when the time comes to be.

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