Athlete of the Week: Frankie Beede

Name: Frankie Beede

School: Freedom High School

Year: Senior

Sport: Volleyball 

Coach: Elisabeth Gray

About: A friend convinced Frankie Beede to try out for his school volleyball team in the sixth grade and he has loved the sport ever since. As a freshman, Beede also played football and basketball but decided to focus on just one sport.

“Playing volleyball is a lot of fun,” he said. “I like the jumping and the sport, but just being with friends and the atmosphere, the feeling of killing a ball and blocking somebody is just is the best thing to me.”

When not in class or at practice, he keeps his game strong by weightlifting and running. He also plays in Unified Bowling, a bowling league for special education students. Beede said he enjoys bowling with his family and treats it as second sport.

Future Plans: Beede said multiple colleges have contacted him about playing, but injuries sustained in the last year are holding him back.

“I don’t think I’d be able to handle another four years of this, so this will be my last season,” he said. “I’m going to Sac State to major in business administration.”

Coach’s quote: “Frankie is a natural born leader who has grown into himself over the four years he played with me, and it’s been fun to be a part of that.”