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Concord Monitor 2017 Fall Sports Awards Tyler Hanf Gilford

  • Concord Monitor 2017 Fall Sports Awards Tyler Hanf Gilford


Friday, December 15, 2017

What was the highlight of your season?

The last away game of the season against Derryfield was my highlight. The energy of the crowd and intensity of the game epitomized soccer as a sport. It showed the potential of our team and spurred everyone to work harder as we approached tournament time.

Who was the unsung hero of your team?

Patrick O’Connor created a multitude of scoring opportunities for us. His effort and skill on the field was unparalleled, and we could not have achieved what we did without him.

If you could improve high school soccer in New Hampshire, what would you do?

A relegation system in high school soccer, similar to that of the Premier League, could be an interesting add-on. I don’t think any major changes need to be made, but a relegation system – meaning that a team winning the championship, say two times, would move a division up, and teams consistently ending in the bottom of the league would move a division down – could add to the competitiveness of the divisions.

Do you have any sports superstitions? If so, what are they?

My only superstition is that I must tie my cleats with the shortest loops possible. This means that I end up tying about eight knots in my cleats. I’m always given a hard time about how long it takes me to tie my cleats.

Who is the funniest person on your team? What makes them funny?

Although we do have a few jokesters on the team, Ben Gardner is the funniest for his moments of crazy energy, improvised rapping, and outrageous comments.

What are some misconceptions about your sport?

Soccer doesn’t have any physical contact. All soccer players dive.

What movie can you watch over and over without getting tired of it?

“Apocalypse Now”

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

What it was like to live on Earth?

Where do you get your news?

From the TV if my parents are watching, but mainly from Reddit since I can choose what interests me and I can read how others react to it.

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

I would like to build a beet farm themed hotel as Dwight (from the show “The Office”) has. To make a real life, functioning hotel like that would be incredible.

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

Writing on the walls from an undiscovered civilization.

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

Iceland because I would love to explore the country and immerse myself in a different way of life.

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

Can food be made instantaneously? Are there any new countries? Can humans fly with birdlike wings yet?

What’s the best thing about being a teen? What’s the worst?

Having more responsibility and independence. Nothing.