Teamwork is a hallmark of Chemic Pride. Aristotle wrote, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Chemic Hall of Fame football and baseball coach Terry Wilczek often praised his teams for their ability to make 2 + 2 = 5. In that spirit, Midland High School Athletics and Firehouse Subs on Eastman Ave in Midland are proud to recognize a teammate of the week who epitomizes selflessness and demonstrates a commitment to the success of his/her team. Just because the spring sports are not playing any games in 2020 doesn’t mean that there is a lack of great teammates to honor.
This week’s honoree is a member of the girls’ lacrosse team, Junior, Eleanor Haycock.
Head Coach Pam Wilson nominated Eleanor by writing, “We have been coaching Ellie since the 6th grade. She came out as a brand-new lacrosse player that year for Spring season with the Midland Lacrosse Club. She has been a joy to work with. She shows up to practice with a smile, but takes her role in the goal very seriously. As soon as her helmet goes on, you can see in her eyes that she is ready to play. Her teammates know that she will be their eyes in the goal when needed. She had a great first week of practice helping to lead our other two goalies, both Freshmen, by showing them what is expected during practice each day. She works hard in the off season by participating in the Midland Lacrosse Club’s Box Lacrosse program during the Winter months to help her skill development in the goal. Ellie was our JV goalie last year, helping to lead her team to an undefeated season. We were looking forward to having her lead our Varsity team this year in the goal after being named the Varsity goalie just before the season was cancelled. Now, we are looking forward to having her back next Spring for her Senior year.”
Eleanor is the daughter of Bridgette Haycock and Ed Haycock.