Athletes of the Month
Congratulations to Riley Cooke and Carey Kocur for being our May Athletes of the Month. Riley and Carey are senior lacrosse players at Arapahoe High School and both plan to attend college in the fall; Riley will be playing Lacrosse at Chapman University and Carey will be attending Cal Poly San Louis Obispo. Outside of school, Riley enjoys lacrosse, student council, youth group, NHS, Skiing and refereeing. Carey also enjoys lacrosse, tennis, DECA business club, being a marketing representative for Aspire beverages, NHS and youth group. When asked, “Who motivates you to play?” Riley responded, “I play lacrosse for my family who has sacrificed countless hours of their time and energy to make sure I had everything I needed to succeed.
They constantly supported me and gave up vacation time so that I’d always be in town for practice every Christmas, spring break and summertime.” Riley believes it has truly made a difference in the player she has become today. Carey plays lacrosse for her savior Jesus Christ. He has given her the ability to play the sport and to play with a great team. Carey is motivated to play her hardest each and every day for Him. Win or lose, she thanks Him for what He has given her. Riley and Carey have been working with Adrian for about a year and a half now and both ladies have enjoyed training with him. When asked, “How has Adrian and Team Speed made a difference in their training? This is how they responded. Riley: “Since I started training with Adrian, I have noticed an incredible difference on the lacrosse field. Working out at Team Speed has made me faster, stronger and all-around tougher. Every day Adrian pushes us to lift a bit heavier or run one more spring, helping to make us that much more successful during our season.” While Carey responded, “I have seen improvement in my overall strength and quickness off the line since I started with Team Speed. I have played the defense position on my high school lacrosse team for the past 3 years but recently, my coach, has noticed how I have been getting faster and stronger and because of the work with Adrian and Team Speed, my coach is now having me practice at the midfield position.” Carey enjoys how Adrian pushes her and Riley; she knows that each time they train they can expect results. Finally, “Adrian ROCKS!” Not only do they love working with Adrian, they also love the competitive and friendly environment provided to them by Team Speed. Riley said, “Everyone who works at Team Speed is always checking in and having a good time, while making sure every workout is very intense and focused!” They love Team Speed. Congratulations ladies!!