Concord Monitor 2017 Fall Sports Awards Talia DeBlasie Winnisquam

  • Winnisquam co-captain Talia DeBlasie celebrates after a point against Belmont on Wednesday September 6, 2017.

  • Winnisquam co-captain Talia DeBlasie strikes the ball against Belmont Wednesday September 6, 2017.

Published: 12/15/2017 10:02:10 AM

What was the highlight of your season?

At a personal standpoint, my highlight of the season was my 1,000 career assists. As a team, the win at the end was the highlight of the season.

Who was the unsung hero of your team?

There are many unsung heroes on the team. All of the players on our team helped us to the championship. I can’t say that there was only one unsung hero because that would be a lie. All the girls that pushed the “starting side” to their limits and forced us to be better passers in serve receive enabled us to win the championship match.

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

If I could improve high school volleyball in New Hampshire, I would have the 1st Team All-States from each division play each other just to make the season last longer and have fun. I would also think about playing in more “sign-up” tournaments in order to see more teams from different divisions and higher competition.

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

I try not to get caught up in my superstitions but I always tend to anyway. I have to braid my hair a certain way ever game, during timeouts and team chats I have to be standing in a certain spot and lastly before every serve you will see me do the same exact routine every time.

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

Olivia Doubleday and BeckaPersson were definitely the two funniest and most uplifting players on the team. Not a day went by that those two didn’t crack a joke or brighten a teammate’s day.

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

I know Kevin Archibald isn’t a player but he would definitely be first one to sign up to play coach. I would play in a hitter’s position because I have always secretly wanted to be an amazing hitter.

What are some misconceptions about your sport?

Some misconceptions about volleyball are that it is all about the tight spandex and just running around to keep the “balloon from touching the ground” is what they all say. Volleyball is a sport of constant movement and in a game-like situation it is definitely not a balloon.

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

“The Proposal” is a movie that I will never stop watching over and over again. I think I have watched that movie over half a dozen times now.

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

I’m hoping that my children will ask me about how my husband and I met along with how my childhood was like and how I grew up.

Where do you get your news?


What movie quotes do you use on a regular basis?

I love quoting The Grinch when he says things like “wrongo” and “Kids these days, so desensitized by movies and television.”

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

My hotel would be beachy. All the rooms would be a sandy color and feel as if you were staying right alongside the beach.

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

If I could find a gem, I would be in heaven because I could make a ring out of it.

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

I have always wanted to go to Paris so I can dress all fancy and visit all the historic landmarks there.

What’s the opposite of a koala?

Well since koalas have small brains and live in trees it would only be realistic that dolphins are the opposite because they have large brains and swim in the water.

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

Who am I going to marry? Did I ever win the lottery? Do my kids play sports? Do I still have to drive my car or has the self-driven car been invented yet?

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 the beautiful mountains, the natural water resources that are gorgeous to swim in and I would have them play bingo at Funspot because it’s fun and Funspot is the biggest arcade of course!

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

There is no such thing as a boring superhero because if they have super powers, there is nothing boring about that!

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

The best thing about being a teen would be the part of not having to pay all of the house bills and taxes. The worst thing about being a teen is all the drama and cyber bullies in today’s day and age.

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