[Mary Beth Nolan]
“We know that we can trust him in these different situations because he’s been there before,” Piekarz said. “He can handle the ball for us if needed. He can get to the rim if he needs to and can knock down outside shots. He does a lot of little things for us that are huge, and he knows how to play his role really well.”
Some of Faivre’s craft and dedication for the game can be credited to his best friend and teammate, Nolan Govig. The pair met during the first day of fifth grade, when Govig moved to Shabbona from DeKalb.
Govig remembers Faivre was the first person to introduce himself to ‘the new kid.’ They’ve been best friends ever since.
“He’s just a genuine guy on and off the court,” Govig said. “Coming to a town and not knowing anyone, he was the first person to take me in and be friendly. That relationship developed onto the court and I think we’ve been a good pair of leaders this year for our team.”