Concord Monitor 2017 Fall Sports Awards Max Elsasser Bow

  • Concord Monitor 2017 Fall Sports Awards Max Elsasser Bow

Friday, December 15, 2017

What was the highlight of your season?

The highlight of my season was when we went to Oyster River to face them in one of their night games. I was coming off of my three hat tricks in a row and this team has let up the second to least number of goals during that time. Going in I wasn’t worried on performing another hat trick, but just coming out of it with a win. In the end, we were able to win the game, but also I was able to keep the streak alive on my hat tricks. I just remember that high we had as a team coming home, nonstop joy. As our coach put it “Bow is back.”

Who was the unsung hero of your team?

The unsung hero of our team was most certainly our keeper, Joseph Rychwalksi. He’s the reason why we were able to go so far in playoffs, and have the record we had. In the semifinals, he was able to rack up a total of 16 saves. None of those saves were easy ones either. In overtime, he was able to come up huge with two break away saves.

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

The only thing I’d change for high school soccer in N.H. would be to publicize it more to the community. Soccer is in the news, but the U.S. hasn’t fully engulfed itself in it, like in other countries. I feel if people saw more of the excitement high school soccer brings, it’d seem more enjoyable and popular.

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

The only superstition that I believe, is that what you put in, you put out. Such as in practice, we strive to work the hardest we can, so in games, we’ll be physically and mentally prepared. If you half-go something, you’ll pay the price down the road.

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

The funniest person on my team would be Sean Miclette. Him and I go back to our freshman year, when we were the only two freshmen on the team. We’ve formed a close bond and hope to lead this team to championship next year.

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

I have no idea on the movie.

What are some misconceptions about your sport?

A misconception of our sport is that it isn’t physical. When the stakes are high, the game can sometimes get out of control in physicality and taunting. That’s just what makes the sport fun I believe, and it makes it enjoyable to watch.

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

“Life of Pi” because when the tiger walks away, it gets me every time.

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

I hope my soccer career, because I have endless stories on it.

Where do you get your news?

Concord Monitor, of course!

What movie quotes do you use on a regular basis?

“Hard work beats talent, when talent fails to work hard.” Not sure if that’s a movie quote, but our team lives by this.

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

The theme of the hotel would be a nice chill atmosphere with couches everywhere and pillows. The rooms would be warm and comfortable with Netflix already loaded up on the TV.

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

A way out.

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

England, because I’d love to watch an EPL game live.

What’s the opposite of a koala?

A human because that’s the opposite of an animal.

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

Did I become famous?

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

Go to high school and go out to eat on Concord Main Street to show them the daily life of a teenager and the culture.

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

Water Boy

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

The best thing about being a teen is knowing there’s a future for you out there, and the thrill of knowing what your life holds. The worst part is worrying about school and girls.