Player of the Week: Tiana-Jo Carter

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Tiana-Jo Carter

By Wayne E. Rivet

Staff Writer

Tiana-Jo Carter is certainly living up to expectations on the hardwood — and then some.

The Laker senior center has been a dominant force in wins over Fryeburg Academy (14 points, 11 rebounds) and Cape Elizabeth (26 points, 19 rebounds).

“I tend not to give it (Player of the Week honors) necessarily to the team’s best player, but I couldn’t be more proud of Tiana’s start,” Lake Region varsity girls’ basketball coach Paul True said. “She has grown tremendously emotionally. She is becoming a leader for us. She has worked extremely hard in practice. And, when you have a high-level player like that going all out every time she hits the floor, it’s contagious. I thought it was appropriate to recognize those qualities she has been demonstrating.”

In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Tiana-Jo 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 Carter File

Name: Tiana-Jo Carter

Year in School: Senior

Town: Bridgton

Parents: Linda and Philip Rossetti

Sports you play: Basketball

School organizations: Varsity Club, Student Council

School honors: Rotary Club

Q. Who is your biggest fan? TJC. My family and friends, because they have always been there for me and have supported me every step of the way.

Q. I know I have had a good sports day when… TJC. When our team comes together and pushes each other to be better.

Q. What is your favorite sport? TJC. Basketball, because I love being part of a team and coming together as a family, all working for the same goal.

Q. If I could change one thing about myself as an athlete, I would change… TJC. I want to be able to jump higher so I can dunk.

Q. What qualities make for a good teammate and who do you consider a good teammate? TJC. Someone who is outgoing, supportive and has good leadership. I consider everyone on our team to be good teammates because we all support one another and we share leadership roles in different aspects of the sport.

Q. What characteristics do you feel make for a good coach? TJC. Being supportive and a great leader. One that pushes you to work harder every day and to be a better player and person overall.


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