Player of the Week: Sarah Hancock

Sarah Hancock

Sarah Hancock

Sarah Hancock — according to Lake Region varsity girls’ basketball coach Paul True — not only is a very talented player, but an exceptional leader.

“She is a tremendous communicator, possesses exemplary work ethic, and is an extension of the coaching staff on the floor,” Coach True said. “I cannot think of a better example of a student-athlete.”

Sarah is a conscientious student, maintaining a 4.0 average, is president of her class, as well as the Varsity Club, “which is indicative of how her peers value her leadership skills,” True added.

“Sarah has sacrificed much for our program and is most deserving of the honor (of Player of the Week),” the coach said.

In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Sarah 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 Hancock File

Name: Sarah Hancock

Year in School: Senior

Town: Casco

Parents: Matt and Tracy Hancock

Sports you play: Basketball

School organizations: Class president, Student Council, National Honor Society, Varsity Club president

Best piece of advice you have received? The best advice I have ever received was from my dad when he told me to “suck it up.”

Who is your biggest fan? My biggest fans are my family. They go to all of my games and want me to be successful all the time.

I know I have had a good sports day when… My team is successful. When we have a great practice or win a game, it doesn’t matter what I personally accomplished.

What is your favorite sport? My favorite sport is basketball. I have grown up playing it. I met my best friends playing it, and it is always fun for me.

If I could change one thing about myself as an athlete, I would change… If I could change one thing, I would get rid of my asthma. It’s a challenge I’ve had to deal with all my life. Without it, I would be able to play for a longer period of time.

What qualities make for a good teammate? A good teammate is one who is unselfish, not just on the court but off the court too. People who are happy with other players’ successes and aren’t just playing to show themselves off.

What do you believe you bring to your team? I bring leadership, hard work and enthusiasm to my team.

What characteristics do you feel make for a good coach? A good coach does not play favorites. He/she knows about the sport and they have fun.

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