Player of the Week: Nicole Fox

Nicole Fox Senior

Nicole Fox

Being the longest-tenured Laker on the varsity volleyball team, Nicole Fox has endured a lot of the growing pains of a new program.

The Lakers often find themselves on the losing end of the final score, but Nicole keeps her teammates up and passes along her love of the sport.

As a senior captain, Nicole averaged 5 digs, 4 blocks, and 5 kills in the last two matches played against Gorham and Cheverus.

“Nicole has provided some much-needed offense and defense for our team. She has done an excellent job digging up spiked balls from our opponents, and her laser serve has added on some good points in each of our matches,” Laker Coach Ryan Shible said.

As a captain, Nicole has also provided great advice and encouragement to newer players, reminding her teammates to, “Ignore the score and focus on the game,” Coach Shible said.

In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Nicole 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 Fox File

Name: Nicole Fox

Year in School: Senior

Town: Naples

Parents: Lenny and Linda Fox

Sports you play: Volleyball, lacrosse

School organizations: Varsity Club, National Honor Society, AFS Club

School honors: Excellence in English, Williams College Book Award, Lions Club nominee

  1. Best piece of advice you have received? “Take care of yourself because no one else is going to,” — my mom.
  2. Who is your biggest fan? My biggest fans are my parents, who try so hard to make an appearance at every home game.
  3. I know I have had a good sports day when…I wake up sore the next day, but with a big smile on my face.
  4. What is your favorite sport? Volleyball. It is the perfect balance between competitive and fun. Who doesn’t want to spike a volleyball?
  5. If I could change one thing about myself as an athlete, I would change…I wish I could be quicker and I wish my voice was louder. It’s important to be loud on the court.
  6. What qualities make for a good teammate and whom do you consider a good teammate? A good teammate encourages and celebrates you, but also pushes you to perform better. Isabelle E. is a great teammate. We are best friends on and off the court, and she always gives great advice.
  7. What do you believe you bring to your team? I bring energy and love for the game. I have been on this team longer than anybody so I try my best to set a good example and be a good leader.
  8. What characteristics do you feel make for a good coach? A good coach will push you again and again to succeed and celebrate with you when you do.
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