Student Athlete of the Week: Talia Marshall

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Charlottesville's Talia Marshall is not one for the limelight.

"You don't really get the glory, but everything you did was super meaningful," Marshall said, a senior for Charlottesville, "So I played defense for awhile on field hockey."

As the last line of defense for the Black Knights, Marshall began to learn how to lead and became team captain this past season.

"One of the people who is very committed to not only on the field, but off the field to making changes," Black Knights assistant field hockey Coach Ashley Ballard said, "So she has grown and developed into a leader on our team."

"I really like being able to see everything that's going on and one of the big things that we work on as a team is communication and being at the back I can communicate and be like hey so and so is open, you can pass to them," Marshall said.

Marshall is known as a quiet leader, but has made an even bigger impact in the community through music. This past year Talia and her classmates helped to create a music video to help the Charlottesville community heal after August 12th.

"I was able to use my cello, which I've been playing since 5th grade to do some good and make people happy, which was nice," Marshall said.

"It's all about giving back to the community and making an impact and being a quiet leader behind the scenes," Ballard said.

Whether it is on the field or out in the community, Marshall has always looked for ways to build up those around her.

"It's all about the team coming together towards a common goal," Marshall said, "Not one person scoring all the goals and bringing the team to glory."

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