Student Athlete of the Week: Ellie Vick

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Whether it is a game or practice, St. Anne's Belfield's Ellie Vick is always one of loudest voices on the court.

"Very tenacious, she's an extremely hard worker, I mean she's vocal," STAB Girl's Volleyball Coach Heather Zapf said, "she's always encouraging her teammates and always going for the ball."

That style of play is the only way Ellie knows how and it does not matter that she was brand new to the school and team as a senior.

"We were just looking for new school, change, just to move somewhere different," Vick said. "Volleyball being a fall sport, that helped so much, adjusting to the school, making friends almost immediately."

Right away Ellie's teammates knew they had a leader, even though she just started at STAB a couple weeks before the season.

"Ellie immediately and established herself as a leader, she had several people even vote her captain," Zapf said.

"She told me how she knew I was going to be a leader, whether I was named captain or not and so I took that to hear," Vick said.

The same hard work Ellie puts in on the court, she takes it everywhere.
Whether it's music, like just teaching herself to play the ukulele, or in the classroom.

"Just goes to show that is who she is as a person," Zapf said. "She is a hard worker and she's someone that when she commits to something, she takes it very seriously."

Her next commitment is another new school, the College of William and Mary, where Ellie is a scholar award recipient. She plans to use that same trademark competitiveness there.

"Choosing William and Mary was an academic choice to push myself and challenge myself that way," Vick said.

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