Players of Week: Danica and Hannah Chadwick

When Coach Mark Snow considered “who” to nominate as his players of the week, he had no trouble selecting the honorees.

The choice: freshmen Hannah and Danica Chadwick.

“Hannah and Danica come to every practice.  They are my most dedicated athletes at practice.  They work at and seek out the drills that improve them in their events,” Coach Snow said.

Danica has improved tremendously in the hurdles to almost qualify for the State Meet and is a good long jumper.

Hannah almost qualified for the State Meet in the 400 meters and is a good high jumper.

They both had strong results in the 55 meters, 200 meters and triple jump this season.

“Our team had a successful season in large part due to Danica’s and Hannah’s ability to do many technical events,” the coach said. “Their enthusiasm and work ethic had a positive effect on their teammates, coaches and fans.”

In recognition of their strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Hannah and Danica are this week’s Boosters and Hancock Lumber “Players 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.

Danica Chadwick

Danica Chadwick

Name: Danica Chadwick

Year in School: Freshman

Town: Sebago

Parents: Laurie and David Chadwick

Sports you play: Indoor track & field, soccer, softball

School organizations: Math Team, Varsity Club

Best piece of advice you have received? “Life is like spilled milk. There’s nothing you can do about it, every time you make a mistake, you pick it up and forget about it,” — Laurie Chadwick, my mom said this to me when I false-started my first time ever in hurdles, and I’ve been saying it to myself every time before I go to do them just in case I mess up.

Who is your biggest fan? My parents are my biggest fans because they make time in their schedules to go to both Hannah and my meets and games, regardless whether it’s a good day or a bad day.

I know I have had a good sports day when…I’ve left practice bleeding or bruised from knocking down the hurdles. That’s when I know I have done my best and have put forth my best effort.

What is your favorite sport? My favorite sport is soccer because I’ve been doing it my entire life. This was my first year ever doing track and I didn’t think I would’ve like it as much as I did, and it’s definitely something I will continue in.

If I could change one thing about myself as an athlete, I would change…how upset I get when I mess up. I would like it best if I could just forget about it and move on.

What qualities make for a good teammate and whom do you consider a good teammate? Good sportsmanship and dedication to the sport. Whom I consider a good teammate has to consist of those things listed above.

What do you believe you bring to your team? I believe I bring a lot of dedication, spirit and lots of positive energy to the team.

What characteristics do you feel make for a good coach? Someone who pushes you to your limit. Someone who believes in you as an athlete and is able to give you constructive criticism when the time is right.

Hannah Chadwick

Hannah Chadwick

Name: Hannah Chadwick

Year in School: Freshman

Town: Sebago

Parents: David and Laurie Chadwick

Sports you play: Indoor track & field, soccer, softball

School organizations: Math Team, Varsity Club

Best piece of advice you have received? “Just do your best and have fun,” — my parents.

Who is your biggest fan? My parents because they come to all of my games and meets.

I know I have had a good sports day when…I get a PR (personal record) in a meet or something I do helps out the game. Mostly, when I have fun.

What is your favorite sport? My favorite sport is soccer because I have been doing it ever since I was little, and I love it.

If I could change one thing about myself as an athlete, I would change…I would change how much I bring myself down when something goes wrong.

What qualities make for a good teammate? I believe dedication makes for a good teammate.

What do you believe you bring to your team? I believe I bring positivity to the team when people have a bad day.

What characteristics do you feel make for a good coach? I feel when coaches give constructive criticism and positive feedback is good.

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