Player of the Week: Nathan Brandon-Clements

Nathan Brandon-Clements

Nathan Bragdon-Clements is an example that hard work pays off.

“Nate has shown consistent improvement every week. He set the most personal records (15) on the season, including four in one meet,” Lake Region varsity indoor track & field Coach Mark Snow said. “He provisionally qualified for the state meet in the high jump and has been one of our best sprinters and jumpers all season. His relaxed demeanor at practice is surpassed by his competitiveness at the meets.”

In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Nate 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 Bragdon-Clements File

Name: Nate Bragdon-Clements

Year in School: Junior

Hometown: Casco

Parents: Ann Bragdon and Kurtis Clements

Sports you play: Lacrosse, indoor track & field, soccer

School organizations: Student Council, Student Cabinet

School honors: Varsity Club

Why did you choose to compete in track & field? I enjoy pushing myself to become the best I can, and this sport helps me do this.

What is the most difficult part of track & field? Constantly trying to improve my personal records and maintain focus in order to get better.

What do you enjoy the most about track & field? Being with my friends and pushing each other to constantly beat our personal records.

What do you feel you need to work on and why? I feel I need to work on my technique in order to improve my stats.

Why is teamwork important? Teamwork is important because players on your team are able to push you to practice harder so you can get better as a player, as well as a person.

What is the biggest impact your coach(es) have had on you? They compliment you when you PR or are improving, and if you are doing something “wrong,” they will tell you, but in a way they want you to succeed and improve.

How do you want people to view you as an athlete? I want to be viewed as a hardworking player, who tries to improve every day and wants to push himself to be the best he can be.

Ten years from now, when you look back on your high school sports career, what do you think you will remember most? I think I will remember the people I played with as well as my closest friends that I’ve played sports with since elementary school and all of my coaches, what they did to help me and all of the other players to be the best player and best person they can be.

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