Concord Monitor 2017 Fall Sports Awards Devon Mello Laconia

  • Concord Monitor 2017 Fall Sports Awards Devon Mello Laconia

Friday, December 15, 2017

What is the highlight of your season?

It would definitely have to be my senior game. Having all of my family, friends, coaches, and teammates there to support me made me realize how much this sport meant to be these past 6 years and how much I’m truly going to miss it.

Who was the unsung hero of your team?

Our goalie, Sierra Keets, entered the season after an injury that kept her from playing last year. She gave 110 percent on and off the field and she had an amazing season.

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

I would like to see more community youth programs that would help develop skills and in turn, create a more competitive nature at the high school level.

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

I always have to braid my hair before a field hockey game, otherwise, it just doesn’t feel right.

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

Maeghan Ash is by far the funniest person on my team because we both literally have the same obnoxious laugh.

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

My coach would be played by Courtney Cox, and I would be played by Lisa Kudrow (Monica and Phoebe from Friends).

What are some misconceptions about your sport?

People may mistake field hockey as just hockey but it’s completely different. For instance, in hockey you can use both sides of your stick, but in field hockey, you can only use one side.

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

Do TV shows count? Because I love “The Flash,” and it’s something I could literally watch over and over again and cry every season finale.

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

I’d imagine kids would ask me about my high school and college life, as well as how I have changed over the years.

Where do you get your news?

Normally, I would get my news from social media on my phone, but otherwise, I would get it form WMUR News 9.

What movie quotes do you use on a regular basis?

The movie quote that summarizes each day would probably be the quote said by Sebastian from “The Little Mermaid,” who says, “The human world…it’s a mess.”

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

It would be a decades’ hotel referring to each floor being a different decade. In each room on one floor, it would be of a characteristic of that specific decade that shaped it.

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

I don’t know if it’s reasonable, but if I’m lucky I’d find diamonds.

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

I would go to France because it’s a great opportunity to study abroad and go on a vacation to a place that I know the culture of.

What’s the opposite of a koala?

So I think of a koala as a quiet, independent animal and if I were to specify the opposite of one then I would think of a dolphin. If you think about it, dolphins are nice to people, and koalas are hidden menaces.

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

Some questions I would ask include: “Will another war occur?” And “Have we cured Alzheimer’s?”

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

I would show them what life is truly like of an average teenage girl. I would have them complete one day of my life as if it was a game. A game to see if they could keep up with everything that goes on in their lives, even if it means staying on a phone for a long period of time. Next, I would have them take a tour around the city I have grown up in, and tell them of my favorite places to be on a Saturday night or even a Wednesday night.

What’s the most boring superhero you can come up with?

Well, if you take it from a perspective where powers aren’t the main focus but it’s where the personalities lie. You’d think it’d be about the powers when it’s their decision-making and their motivation in which sets them up to use their powers towards something useful. Therefore, I think Superman is the absolute boring superhero, just because his powers define the person that he is. He literally has every power you can think of. And I get it, he came from an era where he was THE ideal superhero, but now I think it’s time to scale him back. And I mean way back.

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

I think the best thing about being a teen is not knowing where you’re going to be in a couple years. It’s incredibly exciting. It means you can try new things, take risks, and be open-minded without worrying to set a path or plan. It feels like an adventure in the making. The worst thing is probably not being treated as if you are an adult but as if you were still a young kid.