10.20.2017

Gamers of the Week

Junior Emily Holbrooke of Calvary Baptist Academy

Female Gamer of the Week: Emily Holbrooke of Calvary Baptist Academy

Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. & The Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week’s Female Gamer of the Week award to Junior Emily Holbrooke of Calvary Baptist Academy.


By Anna Davis, ATC, Administrator of Fitness Operations

Emily Holbrooke, daughter of Joy and Doug Holbrooke, and has been playing travel and school volleyball for approximately six years. “Whenever I first started playing it was just something that I fell in love with, it challenges me, and I’m always up for a challenge.” This past week Emily and her team played Ohio Valley Christian and Grace Christian coming out on top with a win from both games. When Emily was asked what the success to their season was she stated, “We finally came together as one team and made sure that we glorified God no matter what.”

As a middle hitter, Emily is responsible for blocking and hitting the ball. So far this season she has recorded several kills and blocks for her team. When asked who inspires her most, without hesitation she said her coach, Ms. Cox. “She has pushed me ever since I have wanted to go into volleyball. She has helped me offseason to get better.” Coach Cox had nothing but positive things to say about Emily, “She is such a hard worker and she always gives everything when she is out on the court. I know I can count on her.”

When most athletes are asked what their overall goals are for the season they will say, “To make to states, or to win everything.” When Emily was asked what her overall goals were for the season she simply smiled and said, “To become a better volleyball player, but most importantly a better Christian athlete.” As the writer of Philippians 4:13 reminds us, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” When Emily was asked what quote would best describe her as an athlete she responded with, “don’t let the opponent get in your head, that’s what makes or breaks a game.”

Outside of Volleyball Emily carries a 3.7 GPA and is also a member of the track team. She attends Church at Teays Valley Church of God where she is active in their youth program. Emily has plans to continue her volleyball career by playing at the collegiate level. “I know she will do great, whatever she sets her mind too. She always goes above and beyond,” said Coach Cox.  Emily has not yet started looking into schools but would like to study forensics at the school she decides to attend.

Look for more Gamers of the Week presented by the Putnam Herald and Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc. every Friday.

If you would like to nominate a Gamer of the Week please have a coach or Athletic Director contact Anna Davis, ATC at Teays Physical Therapy Center, (304) 757-7293, Thank you.