Player of the Week: Paige Davis

Paige Davis

Paige Davis brings a wealth of experience to the ski slopes and as a co-captain of the Lake Region varsity alpine ski team.

“She can be counted on to lead the athletes at all times on and off mountain,” Coach Scott Davis said.

Paige is a four-year varsity alpine Western Maine Conference all-star, and leading scorer for the Lakers.  

In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Paige 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 Davis File

Name: Paige Davis

Year in School: Senior

Hometown: Naples

Parents: Stephanie and Scott Davis

Sports you play: Alpine skiing, lacrosse, field hockey

School organizations: National Honor Society, ASTRA Club, Varsity Club, Interact, Math Team.

Q. Why did you choose to compete in alpine skiing? My family has always been big fans of alpine ski racing, so it was the only sport I showed interest in when I was younger.

Q. What is the most difficult part of competitive skiing? Ski racing is an individual sport so there is an enormous about of pressure solely put on you to do well. We all are constantly comparing ourselves to the competition, and it is really hard to stay positive.

Q. What do you enjoy the most about the sport? I enjoy the fact that I am able to be on a team with my younger brother, Logan. We rarely see each other during the other seasons because we both play multiple sports. But, during the winter, we can train and compete together.

Q. What do you feel you need to work on and why? This year, I have really struggled in slalom. Slalom requires a lot of gate training and time. Unfortunately, I have not been able to put in the amount of time I’ve wanted to.

Q. Why is teamwork important? Teamwork is important because we all collectively push one another to be better. Without my teammates, I would not have near the competitive drive to do well.

Q. What is the biggest impact your coach(es) have had on you? My coach is my dad, so he tends to be much harder on me than my teammates, but his high expectations for me has taught me to be a hard worker in order to achieve my goals he and I have set for my season.

Q. How do you want people to view you as an athlete? I want to be seen as a role model for younger athletes. When I was younger, I always looked up to the high school racers and worked harder in order to one day be like them. I hope I can be that athlete — the one looked up to by younger racers.

Q. Ten years from now, when you look back on your high school sports career, what do you think you will remember most? I will remember the bonds I made with my teammates. It’s doubtful I will remember winning or losing, but the crazy amount of laughs and tears I have shared with my team, I will remember for a lifetime.

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