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Dillon Arrant: Merrimack Valley Male Athlete of the Season


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

What was the biggest challenge you or your team faced this season and how did you overcome it? The biggest challenge had to be entering this season with a brand new coach. Nobody knew what to expect but to overcome it, all we had to do was buy into the system.

Who was the unsung hero of your team? The unsung hero has to be our goalie, Jessy Hirwa, because he is the definition of “actions speak louder than words.” Every save and play he made would only feed into our energy as a team and it all started with him.

If you could improve high school lacrosse in New Hampshire, what would you do? I would like to see the divisions be a lot more competitive. Not taking anything away from the good teams, but it’s always the same teams in the final four and there’s always a constant powerhouse.

Do you have any sports superstitions? If so, what are they? I give a handshake to my dad always before every game.

What are some of the unwritten rules of your sport? You need a faceoff specialist because that part of the game is so crucial. It’s very, very difficult to win games without one.

Who on your team, coaches included, reminds you of a character in a TV show or movie? Max Lacy reminds everyone of Phil the satyr from the cartoon Hercules movie and

we always mess with him about it.

If life were a video game, what would some of the cheat codes be? There has got to be a fast travel cheat code. One of my biggest pet peeves

is traveling, especially when it’s far.

What is something that is really popular now, but in five years everyone will look back on and be embarrassed by? It would probably be the music we listen to, because as music changes, we change as well and we probably won’t be too proud of listening to all the rap that is out right now.

Where do you get your news? I typically get my news through social media or my parents because they read the paper and watch the news a lot.

What are the best and worst purchases you’ve ever made? The best purchase I’ve ever made was my baitcaster fishing reel. It’s a shimano citica and it is been worth the price so far. My worst purchase was having to replace my phone that I broke. If I just took care of it, I wouldn’t have had to waste that money.

What’s the most ridiculous fact you know? The grand opening of Fenway Park didn’t make the front cover of the newspaper because the sinking of the Titanic was the same day.

What’s invisible but you wish people could see? How much I study the game of baseball. I’d like to consider myself a student of the game and I try to learn from other people as much as I can.

If you could go to school in a foreign country, which country would you pick and why? I would definitely pick Brazil. Half of my family is Brazilian and I’d like to explore the culture a lot more.

If animals could talk, which would be the rudest? I would probably say a cat because they always give me the vibe that they have a bad attitude.

What questions would you like to ask a time traveler from 200 years in the future? Have they found a cure for cancer? Is Tom Brady still the GOAT?

If you were hired to show tourists what life is really like where you live, what would you show them / have them do? I believe that New Hampshire is all about the outdoors so I would take them either fishing or hunting because that is a big part of my life and why I love home so much.

What is the craziest thing one of your teachers has done? Robbie Burr in 8th grade decided to join the beef stew crew and it was hilarious.

What’s the best thing about being a teen? What’s the worst? The best part about being a teen is meeting your best friends and having all the time in the world to hang out with them. The worst part is having to deal with social media these days because it gets a lot of people in trouble.