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Pembroke Academy Male Athlete of the Season – Damon Smith, soccer

  • Pembroke’s Damon Smith (9) moves the ball during a Division II boys’ soccer semifinal at Stellos Stadium in Nashua on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. Pembroke lost to Goffstown, 2-1, in overtime. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

  • Pembroke’s Damon Smith (9) kicks the ball during a Division II boys’ soccer semifinal at Stellos Stadium in Nashua on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. Pembroke lost to Goffstown, 2-1, in overtime. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)


Wednesday, December 07, 2016

What was the highlight of the season? Being undefeated at home. It was something the whole entire team wanted, and we were really happy to be able to achieve that.

Who was the unsung hero? Justin Smith. He plays in the back as a center back and he does his job very well – just doesn't get enough recognition for it.

What was the biggest surprise of the season? Our team worked hard throughout the whole season, instead of fading out toward the end, we kept it together and trained hard the whole time.

 

Do you have any sport superstitions? If so what are they? I actually only have one superstition, and that is if I wash my cleats, I consider it bad luck. I washed my cleats before a game a few years ago and we lost. Ever since then I consider it bad luck.

Favorite pregame meal? My favorite pre-game meal is definitely my Mom’s chicken parm. I always get really excited when she says she is making that for dinner, especially the night before a game. 

If you could go to any sporting event, what would it be? A soccer game where Messi plays. It's been my dream to see him play in a game.

If you weren’t playing your sport in the fall, what would you be doing? I would probably be training for basketball, as I gave up that sport to play soccer year round.

What’s your favorite app? My favorite app is the Waze gps app. I definitely would never know how to get to a lot of places without it.

What’s your most-played song right now? “Black Beatles’ by Rae Sremmured

Do you have any must-see television shows? “Below Deck.” I watch every episode as soon as it comes out.

If you could have dinner with any three people, who would it be? And what would you serve? I would have dinner with Neymar, Robert Downey Jr, and Ronaldo and serve a nice steak.

If you got a $1 million to start a company, what would you do? I would start a car accessory company and strive to make my company really unique.

If you had to go on a talent show, what would you do? I would go up there and play the bass guitar as that is what I do with my free time.