Varsity Volleyball Takes On Young New Player
April 16, 2023
The doors click open and suddenly the voices of a packed gymnasium echo off the walls. Eva Becht ‘26 takes her first steps onto Monarch’s volleyball court. The excitement and nerves for tryouts thicken the air.
With Monarch’s five volleyball teams, varsity spots are extremely competitive. This year, Becht is the only freshman to make the team.
“At tryouts, I just had fun playing and having everyone see me and get to know who I am,” Becht said.
Despite the pressure, Becht had experience, she had been pursuing volleyball for nearly half her life.
“I just wanted to play volleyball in high school and get more competitive with it,” she said.
Becht’s motivation for volleyball was introduced by her mom, who introduced her to volleyball as a young child. Now, Becht puts volleyball above everything else.
Eight years of playing has only grown Becht’s desire to continue being competitive. For years, she had her mind set on making varsity.
“I just fell in love with it,” Becht said. “Anything and everything to do with volleyball, I just loved it.”
Becht has always played with older girls, so being on a team with only juniors and seniors isn’t all that new for her.
“They do a really good job of keeping me involved and including me,” Becht said.
Not only have Bechts teammates taken her in, but her coaches make sure to give her plenty of opportunities.
“I love my coaches, they’re really awesome and they do a really good job of treating me the same as the rest of the team,” she said.
The team dynamic and the spirit of competition drives Becht to pursue volleyball for the rest of high school.
“I plan on playing volleyball for all of high school,” she said.
Coming into tryouts Becht was an outsider entering a community. However, she was able to take initiative and reach for her goals.
“A freshman can make varsity, and you can do whatever you set your mind to,” she said.