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Katherine Cary has been awarded All Star, All State, and All Region player for volleyball this year. She has been playing volleyball for 8 years and practices about 3-5 times a week. Winning these awards is something Cary has worked for all season.
“I’ve worked very hard, and I felt like it has payed off to be recognized for all those awards,” says Cary.
For every Ying there is a Yang, just like for every strong skill there is a weak skill. A weak skill will never be a defining factor for an athlete. They will always strive towards perfecting their performance, whether that means building mental or physical strength.
“My strongest skill is hitting, and my weakest skill is communication;there needs to be more of it,” says Cary.
Being able to realize what needs improvement is a very important skill to have as an athlete. It teaches you to reflect on your skill set and how you can help yourself become a well rounded athlete and team player.
“Each teammate has helped shape me because they each have a different and unique skill set. I also see other good athletes and try to mimic them”, says Cary.
Cary is being very resourceful by gathering all the information from every resource she can includng her fellow players and her coach.Coach Haleigh Horgan has been a major influence for Cary, and she has learned a tremendous amount of volleyball IQ every practice.
“Katherine was already a great athlete when i arrived [to brashier]. We changed the way she hit and also added more techniques that pushed her to the next level. She is very ready and capable of continuing her pursuit of volleyball at the collegiate level”, says Coach Horgan.
Cary wants more from volleyball beyond the high school level. Although she has to consider many colleges for academic possibilities, she would love to attend college on a volleyball scholarship.
“My goal would be playing for Suwanee University in Tennessee,” says Cary.