The Windham Eagle athlete of the week is Windham resident Ethan Spaulding. The 15-year-old is a sophomore at Greater Portland Christian School. Ethan is a forward on the Western Maine class D soccer team. He also plays basketball and baseball.
Ethan was nominated by the GPCSs athletic director, Chris Spaulding, Ethan’s father and coach. He had a stellar week of soccer helping his team by scoring a goal to push the team over Vinalhaven on Monday. On Wednesday he scored two goals in the first three minutes to help defeat Temple Academy 4-0 and then on Friday, he scored four goals to top Vinalhaven 5-1.
Ethan is the son of Lorrie and Chris and has three sisters, Courtney, Emma and Casey.
“He has nine goals in six games and has scored in each of the last five despite missing significant playing time due to illness and the injury last Wednesday,” said his coach, Chris.
His most important thing on the field is “making his teammates better, working as hard as possible. Making sure we play a team game and not going for personal glory. Representing Christ,” said Ethan.
Ethan plans on going to college and has been working hard academically this year.
Hobbies: Pickup games, fishing and working with my grandfather Jim Elder
Best way to unwind: A very large supper, lie down and stretch.