Player of Week: Kelsey Apovian

Kelsey Apovian

Coach Pauline Webb loves the way Kelsey Apovian plays field hockey.

“I love watching Kelsey play; she is focused, intense and plays with determination no matter the score,” the Lake Region varsity field hockey coach said. “Kelsey is the kind of athlete coaches love to coach!”

Kelsey has come a long way from her freshman year to her senior year, according to Coach Webb.

“She actually started playing forward and is now our last line of defense,” the coach pointed out. “Kelsey is ready to give it her all whether we are practicing or playing; she has no fear of any opponent and is willing to do whatever it takes to keep that ball from going by her. She is very coachable, has a great attitude, is very positive, never complains and continues to improve her game. Kelsey is in great shape, has stayed healthy all season, has always been a student of good academic standing, and helps with the youth field hockey program.”

In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Kelsey 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 Apovian File

Name: Kelsey Apovian

Year in School: Senior

Hometown: Naples

Parents: Kristin Davis

Sports you play: Field hockey

School organizations: National Honor Society, Varsity Club

Why did you choose to play field hockey? I chose to play field hockey in eighth grade because two of my best friends were on the team.

What is the most difficult part of the game? The most difficult part of the game is losing, even when you try your best.

What do you enjoy the most about the sport? The most enjoyable part is bonding with teammates and making lifelong friends.

What do you feel you need to work on and why? I’d love to work on my drive to help push the ball up the field on free hits.

Why is teamwork important? Teamwork is important because you need to work together to win together.

What is the biggest impact your coach(es) have had on you? Coach Webb has taught me that I’m capable of more than I know, because she has always pushed me to be the best I can be.

How do you want people to view you as an athlete? As a good teammate.

Ten years from now, when you look back on your high school sports career, what do you think you will remember most? I’ll always remember the girls I played with from preseason to the playoffs. Our team has always been close knit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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