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Sam Porter: John Stark Female Player of the Season


Friday, June 16, 2017

What was the highlight of your season? The highlight of the season was beating Windham during the regular season because that was the first time in program history.

Who was the unsung hero of your team? The unsung hero of the team is Lexi Knapton. She dominates the draws, which provides us with a lot of opportunities to score.

What was the biggest surprise of the season? The game against Portsmouth. We knew that they were a very strong team but we weren’t prepared for the reality of it. Due to that, we struggled the whole game.

If you could improve high school lacrosse in New Hampshire, what would you do? I would make the separation between boys and girls’ lacrosse less drastic. I think we should be able to wear pads and hit each other.

What’s your favorite pre-game meal? Nature Valley granola bars

If someone was going to make a movie of your season, who would play your coach? Who would play you? Tom Hanks would play my coach because he is very inspirational in his movies and my coach’s speeches are very inspirational. The actor that would play me would be Dwayne “The Rock” Johnso,n because he is a wall and that is what you have to be to play goalie.

What was the last gift you gave someone? Flowers for my mother on Mother’s Day.

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently? It was when I slipped on mud trying to save a shot. I went into a full split and I had to roll on my side to get up.

Describe the color yellow to someone who is blind. The color yellow is warm and soft.

A penguin walks into your school wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he there? It wouldn’t say anything because penguins don’t talk. The sombrero probably wouldn’t stay on its head and the penguin is there because it is lost.

If you could have dinner with any three people, who would it be? John Galloway, the goalie from the Rochester Rattlers, Jordan Wolf, who plays attack on the Rochester Rattlers, and finally Myles Jones, a midfielder for the Chesapeake Bayhawks.

If you got $1 million to start a company, what would you do? I would create a company that would provide kids with the equipment and opportunity to play lacrosse.

If you had to go on a talent show, what would you do? I would juggle different items for as long as I could.

What inspires you? The one thing that inspires me is seeing people succeed because it shows me that I can accomplish what I want if I work at it.