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Concord Monitor 2017 Fall Sports Awards Jake Reynolds John Stark

  • Concord Monitor 2017 Fall Sports Awards Jake Reynolds John Stark


Friday, December 15, 2017

>bold<What was the highlight of your season?>res<

The highlight of my soccer season this year was my last-minute goal against Coe-Brown in the first round of the playoffs. I didn’t score too often this year (or in general), but that was probably the most important goal that I have ever scored.

>bold<Who was the unsung hero of your team?>res<

The unsung hero of our team this year was Tyler Restuccia, one of our center-backs, which is a tough enough job as it is. He played every minute of every game, and he was lights out for all of it.

>bold<If you could improve high school soccer in New Hampshire, what would you do?>res<

The one thing I could do to improve high school soccer would be to get rid of the rule that requires us to wear mouth guards - after four years, they will not be missed.

>bold<Do you have any sports superstitions? If so, what are they?>res<

I don’t have any serious superstitions for soccer that I take with me year-round, but I did have one specifically for the high school season. Before every game, the team splits into two lines and takes a short sprint, high-fiving Coach in the process. Since my freshman year, I am always the last one in the lines to high-five coach.

>bold<Who is the funniest person on your team? What makes them funny?>res<

I don’t know if I could pick just one person on my team that is the funniest. However, I can guarantee that there isn’t a collectively funnier team in the state than John Stark.

>bold<If someone was going to make a movie of your season, who would play your coach? Who would play you?>res<

Ryan Reynolds is my favorite actor, so I hope he would be in the movie - maybe as my coach? And if Ryan Reynolds was to play my coach, I would hope that I could play myself.

>bold<What are some misconceptions about your sport?>res<

I think the biggest misconception about my sport is that we are all a bunch of softies, with how notorious flopping is and whatnot. Some of us definitely are soft, but not all of us.

>bold<What movie can you watch over and over without getting tired of it?>res<

My favorite movie of all time is The Shawshank Redemption - I could probably watch that movie forever.

>bold<When you are old, what do you think children will ask you to tell stories about?>res<

I think children will ask me about what technology was like when I was a kid. Just in my lifetime so far, we have gone from Nokia phones to the iPhone X, so I can only imagine all of the crazy stuff the children of the next generation will be exposed to.

>bold<Where do you get your news?>res<

I usually either get my news from either social media (especially Twitter), from watching the news, or from the >italic<Concord Monitor>res<.

>bold<What movie quotes do you use on a regular basis?>res<

I don’t normally quote movies often, but when I do, they are usually from either Spaceballs, Anchorman, or Pulp Fiction.

>bold<If you built a themed hotel, what would the theme be and what would the rooms look like?>res<

If I built a themed motel, I would probably do a sort-of spaced themed one. The rooms would be normal, but they would have views of the stars and the hallway would be zero-gravity.

>bold<What would be the best thing you could reasonably expect to find in a cave?>res<

The best thing I could hope to find in a cave is some sort of hidden treasure. That is reasonable, right?

>bold<If you could go to school in a foreign country, which country would you pick and why?>res<

If I could go to school in any foreign country, I would probably go to Italy. The country itself is beautiful, the history there is awesome, and the soccer is some of the best in the world, so there isn’t much more that I could ask for.

>bold<What’s the opposite of a koala?>res<

The opposite of a koala is probably like a elephant. Koala are small and they notoriously lack intelligence, and elephants are large and are very emotionally intelligent.

>bold<What questions would you like to ask a time traveler from 200 years in the future?>res<

I think that I would ask a time traveler about the overall state of the world; for instance if we were still fighting each other, who are the world powers, etc.

>bold<If you were hired to show tourists what life is really like where you live, what would you show them / have them do?>res<

If I had to show a tourist what life was really like in Weare. I would first make them listen to trucks revving their engines for 4 hours, then have them shovel a driveway, and then expose them to temperatures ranging from 30 degrees to 90 degrees in a span of 30 minutes.

>bold<What’s the most boring superhero you can come up with?>res<

The most boring superhero I can come up with is a guy whose only power is that he always knows exactly what time it is. I don’t think that would be very useful.

>bold<What's the best thing about being a teen? What's the worst?>res<

The best thing about being a teenager is knowing that you have your whole life ahead of you, and that you can do anything you want with that time. The worst thing about being a teenager is all of the pressure that is put on us, to succeed and to fit in.