Devin St. Pierre, a senior at Marshwood High School, is not just a Marshwood sports fan, but he is Marshwood’s number one sports fan.
His love for sports started at a young age, and as he grew older his love for them still remained. Devin explained, “my mom said I used to play basketball for like two hours.” Devin then added, “from then on I’ve always loved sports.” Because of his love and passion for sports, the class of 2013 voted him for the senior superlative of “Die Hard Hawks Fan.”
When Devin received the news of his superlative, he explained that, “I was really excited because I really dedicate myself to the school.” Mrs. Hannah Hare, a teacher at Marshwood, said “I think he is most deserving, given the work he’s done with the teams. He’s put in a lot of time and dedicates his time to the Marshwood sports.” Johanna Kashmere, a junior at MHS, stated, “It made me smile when I heard he got #1 Hawks fan. He truly deserves it.” The excitement of Devin getting an award like this is consistent around the school.
On and off the field, Devin is always supporting the teams and keeping a positive attitude. On the field, “regardless of how the team is doing, Devin never loses hope,” said junior football player, Tyler Gagnon. Another football player and Marshwood junior, Sam Woodman, stated, “[Devin] was always at practice when he could be and took his responsibilities seriously. He’s the waterboy but also as much as a teammate to me as anyone else.” In addition to working with the football team, Devin is also assists the varsity basketball and lacrosse teams.
When Devin was little he used to play rec. basketball and when he reached high school he switched to managing the teams. His reason was, “I know all the people and players and they’re fun to be around. I like to help out and I like the coaches. I just like the sports.” As manager, he fills up water bottles, informs the athletic trainer, Greg Abbott, if anyone is hurt, and organizes the equipment.
Devin will be graduating on June 7, 2013 with the rest of his senior class. Even though he will be leaving the school and moving on in life, he says that he will come back to show his support for Marshwood sports. He will always be remembered as one of the biggest fans Marshwood has had and the memories many made with him will live on at MHS.
Devin’s favorite memory was the “football season. We all didn’t know how Coach Rotsko was going to be, and we made it to the state championship.” A teammate recalls his favorite memory of Devin as “when he suited up for the senior night football game. It showed his love and devotion to the team. I saw how happy he really was.”
This spring season, Devin continues to show his Hawk pride managing the boys varsity lacrosse team. No matter the season he doesn’t stop what he loves to do.