Player of the Week: Mike Mageles

By Wayne E. Rivet
Staff Writer

Mike Mageles has brought a great attitude and hard work ethic to the Lake Region varsity baseball team every day.

“Mike is a competitor. He plays hard and is the anchor in our outfield. Despite only being a sophomore, Mike is setting an example of how to do things right on the baseball field,” Lake Region Coach Dan Leland said. “His work is starting to pay off.  Mike pitched three scoreless innings in relief against undefeated Greely last Saturday. He is a pleasure to work with.”

In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Mike 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 Mageles File

Name: Mike Mageles

Year in School: Sophomore

Town: Bridgton

Parents: Mark and Chris Mageles

School Activities/Sports: Varsity soccer, basketball, baseball.

Q. Why did you choose baseball? The sport chose me. I’ve never thought of playing anything different.

Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? Enhancing my hitting and becoming a more dependable centerfielder.

Q. What do you enjoy the most? I enjoy the laid-back feel to the game and catching fly balls.

Q. What do you like the least? Hitting.

Q. What makes you successful? My fundamentals allow me to learn parts of the game easily.

Q. What would your dream moment be? Hitting a home run.

Q. What has the sport taught you? To not be a headcase. If you make a bad play, it is every easy for that to affect the rest of the game.

Q. Who has inspired you? My dad has helped me become the player I am today. He has helped build all my fundamentals so that I can become a dependable player for the varsity team.

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