Athlete of the Week: Emily Beck
EUGENE, Ore. - Emily Beck may be calm off the volleyballcCourt, but she’s one of the fiercest competitors on it. That competitive nature, could be driving Beck and Marist Catholic to a state title.
“I am very competitive. That’s how I’ve always been,” Senior Outside Hitter Emily Beck said. “I have a little brother and all we do is compete. That definitely comes out of me on the court. I love Volleyball and I love having fun but having fun for me is winning.”
It’s that same mentality that brought her back on the court after multiple knee injuries kept had her sidelined through a portion of her junior season. Beck, finding the silver lining, during a difficult time.
“I take away how appreciative I am that I’m staying healthy his season and playing my game. It was a good experience to have under my belt to see what it’s like to not have volleyball in my life.”
Beck plans to play collegiate volleyball while pursuing a psychology degree at an in-state university. In the meantime, her goals are simple.
“To win state.”