Welcome to our newest weekly feature: Student Athlete of the Week.
This week’s student/athlete is Molly Smith, an eighth-grader at Beaufort Middle School. She was nominated by her coach, Pat Starr, “for her leadership, hard work, dedication and the willingness to do anything the team needs of her.”
Molly took some time recently to answer a few questions:
Q: What sports are you involved with and what drew you to that sport?
A: I play soccer, volleyball and I do Olympic weightlifting. I play soccer because one of my older sisters plays in college. I play volleyball because I just thought it would be fun to do. I lift because my oldest sister did and it’s a lot of fun.
Q: What movie inspires you as an athlete?
A: The movie “Unbroken” inspires me because it showed me anything is possible.
Q: What athletes do you try to emulate and why?
A: I try to emulate Morghan King because she inspires me and she shows that girls are strong too.
Q: What life lessons have you learned from sports?
A: The best life lesson I’ve learned from sports is that if you fall, just get right back up and keep trying.