Player of the Week: Patrick Irish

By Wayne E. Rivet

Staff Writer

Pat Irish has been a great fit for the Lake Region varsity boys’ soccer team.

“Pat has been a great addition to our team this year. He has become a solid defender in only his first year of high school soccer, and he is a really good kid and great to coach,” Lake Region Coach Don White said. “No matter what the score is, or how much time left in the game, Pat gives it everything he’s got and looks like he’s having a blast while doing it.”

Coach White likes Pat’s positive attitude and good sportsmanship, which are “a big influence on the rest of the team.”

In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Pat is this week’s Lake Region Athletic Boosters Club 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 Irish File

Name: Patrick Irish

Year in School: Junior

Town: Sebago

Parents: Michael Irish and Penni Daniels

School Activities/Sports: Soccer, basketball, baseball

Q. Why did you choose soccer? PI. I thought it would be a great way to get in shape with friends.

Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? PI. I hope to be able to develop better speed and agility.

Q. What do you enjoy the most? PI. I love playing with my teammates because we gel.

Q. What do you like the least? PI. How much running there is in games.

Q. What makes you successful? PI. The amount of time and effort I put into the game.

Q. What would your dream moment be? PI. Scoring or assisting on the game-winning goal.

Q. What has soccer taught you? PI. It has taught me how to depend on my team and not rely on myself.

Q. Who has inspired you? PI. Brody Stofflet (team captain), because of his work ethic on defense and the importance of a tan.

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