Sophomore Carson Overbeck will be playing for UNC’s volleyball team starting 2021.
On April 11, Carson Overbeck, sophomore, announced her verbal commitment to UNC volleyball. Overbeck has been an integral part of the CHS varsity volleyball team since her freshman year. Overbeck additionally plays as a libero or defensive specialist for Triangle Volleyball Club. Now, Overbeck is excited to continue the next phase of her volleyball career at UNC.
“Ever since I was little, I’ve always wanted to go to UNC. It’s been a dream of mine. When the opportunity came, I was really excited and knew that it was where I wanted to go,” said Overbeck.
Overbeck thinks that UNC has a very accepting and friendly culture and can’t wait to be a part of it.
“Everything is always so exciting. I love the coaches. All the players love the school and the team. All of the student athletes are really happy at UNC. I really wanted to be a part of that,” said Overbeck.
Volleyball has been an important factor in Overbeck’s life because of the fun of playing and the friends she gets to play with.
“I’ve always been really passionate about volleyball. I love the sport. I used to play soccer too, but I felt like I liked volleyball better, and I liked going to practice. I enjoy playing it with my friends,” said Overbeck.
Volleyball is not only a source of happiness in Overbeck’s life but also something that pushes her to work hard and do her best.
“For volleyball, I’m willing to go to practice, get better and put in the extra time,” said Overbeck.
Overbeck has worked hard not only in her sport but also in the classroom to get this opportunity. Overbeck thinks that time management has been crucial for her achieving balance between her volleyball and school work.
“Time management is very important. With practice every week, you need to stay ahead of your school assignments and put in the extra time,” said Overbeck.
Steve Scanga, CHS varsity volleyball coach, is excited about Overbeck’s commitment and looks forward to seeing her progress as a CHS and a UNC volleyball player.
“It is wonderful to hear that Carson has committed to UNC. She is an excellent athlete with great focus and drive, and I am certain that she will be a fine addition to the UNC program. I am looking forward to her playing with the Jaguars for two more years before she moves on to
the next level,” said Scanga in an email interview.