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Greensburg female spotlight athlete: Angela Beck

| Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010

Angela Beck

School: Ringgold

Sport: Soccer

Class: Senior

Claim to fame: Beck has been a starter for four years and a captain for two. She was named to the All-Section 5 team in 2007 and 2009, and selected as Section 5 rookie of the year in 2007 and Section 5 MVP in 2009. Against West Mifflin this season, Beck scored consecutive goals from the corner and finished with three in the game. Academically, she maintains a 4.0 grade point average. She's also treasurer of Ringgold's senior class.

Pregame rituals: "I say a prayer during the national anthem. I do a minute or two of footwork before each game because I think if I don't, I will get bad luck."

Leadership: "I enjoy being a leader. I can never stop talking on the field. It helps because I can instruct my fellow teammates. I play defense, so I can see the whole field. The other captains and I try to encourage our teammates."

Why soccer? "My friends were playing, and I thought I was missing out on something, so I decided to try it."

Her position: "My coach chose defense for me. I have pretty much played every position. My favorite is center midfielder because I am always in the action. Everything is around me, and I get to be a part of everything."

The future: "I will probably play Division III or intramurals. As far as school, I have applied to Pitt, Penn State, Case Western and Dayton. So far Penn State is my No. 1 choice, and I want to major in engineering."

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