Player of the Week: Zach Tidd

By Wayne E. Rivet

Staff Writer

Zach Tidd works hard at the game of lacrosse, both in practices as well as games.

“He is always exhausted at the end of the games because he gives it everything he has,” Lake Region varsity lacrosse coach Don White said. “He is a great student-athlete to coach because he wants to improve everyday. He loves playing lacrosse.”

Coach White says Zach is really fun to watch on the lacrosse field. He is an elusive player with the ball. He can change direction on a dime and make his defenders go the wrong way. He is a physical player even when the opponent is a lot bigger than him.

“He is one of the best ground ball players on the team with over 50 ground balls this year. Because he is hard to catch, he does a great job at clearing the ball from one end to the other,” Coach White said. “Zach has become more confident throughout the season, especially in shooting. He started out this year only taking one shot per game, and ended up scoring five goals in the second half of the season. In the last game, the opposing coach singled him out to his team to prevent him from shooting.”

Being only a sophomore, Coach White is really looking forward to watching him play over the next two years.

In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Zach 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 Tidd File

Name: Zach Tidd

Year in School: Sophomore

Town: Casco

Parents: Eileen and Trevor Tidd

School Activities/Sports: Lacrosse

Q. Why did you choose this sport? ZT. In eighth grade, baseball was never my thing and I’ve always loved contact sports so I figured I’d give lacrosse a try.

Q. What did you hope to accomplish this season? ZT. Sadly, our season just ended, but for next season I hope to be our top scorer.

Q. What do you enjoy the most? ZT. I really enjoy playing Fryeburg Academy. We are well-matched teams and it makes for a very intense, competitive game.

Q. What do you like the least? ZT. When kids skip practice to go fishing, and when we play teams way out of our league.

Q. What makes you successful? ZT. I’m very competitive. During the season, I’m always practicing even if practice is over. I don’t think you will see me without a stick in my hands during the fall.

Q. What would your dream moment be? ZT. My dream moment would be winning a game against Wells. They are a strong team that we play competitively against. Winning a game against them would mean a lot to the whole team.

Q. What has the sport taught you? ZT. It has taught me that the more I practice something the better I become.

Q. Who has inspired you? ZT. Seniors TJ Leach and Ryan Chute. They are great friends and leaders, not to mention they slay it at lacrosse.

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