Player of the Week: Tucker Irish

Tucker Irish

Tucker Irish

His name never appears in the Top 10 finishers, yet when Coach Dan Dors had to select a Player of the Week, Tucker Irish was an easy choice.

“Tucker is such a hard worker and he is dedicated to cross-country,” Coach Dors said. “Tucker won’t win many races, but he has won the true respect of Coach Peterson and I with his work ethic.”

Tucker strives for individual and team improvement.

Tucker always does what is expected of him and more.

“He is always focused — be it at the meets or at practice,” Coach Dors said. “His times have improved since Day 1. A real pleasure to coach.”

In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Tucker 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 Irish File

Name: Tucker Irish

Year in School: Senior

Town: Bridgton

Parents: Penny Daniels and Mike Laughlin

Sports you play: Baseball, cross-country

School honors: National Honor Society

Q. Best piece of advice you have received? TI. When you think that you can’t go any further know that you’re still moving — Liz Leddy.

Q. Who is your biggest fan? TI. My biggest fan is my mom because no matter what I do, she thinks I am great.

Q. I know I have had a good sports day when… TI. I am exhausted at the end. That’s when I know I tried my hardest.

Q. What is your favorite sport? TI. Baseball, because it’s the thinking man’s sport and is very competitive. I love to compete!

Q. If I could change one thing about myself as an athlete, I would change… TI. I wouldn’t change anything because if I did I wouldn’t be able to compete as I do now.

Q. What qualities make for a good teammate and who do you consider a good teammate? TI. They need a good attitude, great effort and sportsmanship. Addie Blais is a good teammate because she has those traits and more!

Q. What do you believe you bring to your team? TI. I always try my hardest and put 100% into my sport. I am very committed during the season.

Q. What characteristics do you feel make for a good coach? TI. They need to be able to relate to the athletes, they need good social skills, sports knowledge and most importantly, need to have fun coaching.

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