Student Athlete of the Week -- Trystam Carr, Monticello

By: Nate Sulham Email
By: Nate Sulham Email

Trystam Carr began playing volleyball as a way of spending time with her family.

"My dad taught me how to play and he's really big into it as well. So that's kind of driven me to keep going with it, to be able to play with my dad and have that bonding experience with him."

Carr was a four-year starter at Monticello and was a co-captain her junior and senior seasons.

"It was a big responsibility, to be someone that the team can look up to and go to to ask questions or anything," Carr said.

A brand new coaching staff took over the Mustangs this season, and Carr was a big part of making that new group feel welcomed.

"(Carr was) super receptive, real nice to us, let us know the ropes and what we needed to get used to before we even started," Monticello assistant coach Corey Haynes said.

Off the court, Carr is a member of the National Honor Society and is vice president of the German Club. She's visited the country three times and learned the language at a very young age.

"Yeah, my dad has also spoken that to me since I was born so I've grown up with that as well," Carr said.

She was recently accepted to the University of Rochester in New York, where she'll play volleyball and study biological science. With a 4.5 GPA at Monticello, Carr insists on making her academics a priority, something Haynes has seen firsthand.

"I actually teach right across the hall from her research lab so she'll come in and ask me to look at her college essays and stuff like that, so she's really on top of her game," Haynes said.

"I don't like not doing well in my classes so I'll do whatever I can to do better in those classes. I really put my academics first," Carr added.

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