The Windham Eagle athlete of the week is senior Emily Gilman, a 17-year-old student at Windham High School.
Gilman plays soccer and lacrosse. She is a stopper on defense for soccer and a center on the lacrosse team. The most important things to her when she’s on the field are communication, positivity and team chemistry.
“Emily had the game winning goal this past Saturday to help the Eagles pull out a 1-0 win over Biddeford. She has been a leading contributor to our defense this season that has allowed only two goals up to this point. She is a pleasure to coach and is a great role model for our youth in the district,” said her coach Deb Lebel.
When not on the field, Gilman likes skiing and snowboarding. After graduation in May, Gilman would like to attend Roger Williams University and one day become a surgeon.
Best way to unwind after competition: Going for a drive and listening to music.