Meredith Scott – Senior

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Q: How long have you been playing volleyball?

A: “I’ve been playing since seventh grade, so about five to six years.”

Q: Do you play on a travel team as well? If so, which one?

A: “I play travel beach volleyball. It’s more of an independent sport, so I travel to Florida to play there.”

Q: What is your favorite part about the sport?

A: “I really love the team aspect of indoor volleyball because you don’t get that as much in beach volleyball with two girls on the court.”

Q: What do you hope to achieve in volleyball?

A: “I just want to play in college and keep going to the highest level I can.”

Q: Who is your biggest role model within the sport?

A: “Sarah Sponcil. She’s a professional beach volleyball player.”

Q: Did anyone inspire you to play volleyball?

A: “I was in middle school, and I was really tall. One of my friends told me I should come tryout for volleyball.”

Q: How did you get involved in beach volleyball?

A: “I started playing beach volleyball between freshman and sophomore year because I went and played a tournament for fun with one of my friends. We ended up winning the tournament and got a bid to nationals, which is in California. So I went to California for a month and a half with a couple of my teammates. We all lived together in a hotel, and then after that, I decided I wanted to switch to beach volleyball only.”

Q: What is the most valuable thing that you have learned from this team?

A: “The most valuable thing is that you can learn things from people of all ages. Even if you are older than somebody, you can learn so many new things from somebody that’s younger than you.”

September’s female Athlete of the Month is Meredith Scott, one of three senior captains on the volleyball team. Head coach, Jen Linthicum  refers to her as a “leader on and off the court.” Linthicum also applauds Scott’s high expectations for herself and her team. “She doesn’t settle for anything less than her best and she expects that of others,” said Linthicum. Scott has multiple D1 offers urging her to continue playing beach volleyball in college.