Success is something that everyone in all walks of life works for and wants to achieve. In most cases, it does not just happen, instead, it has to be worked for and earned. Bethany Muller is a senior volleyball player at Stillwater High School and she says that while the work is important, there are other things that are necessary.
“It has taken determination, in the sense that even when things got hard, I didn’t give up. If anything, I think I became more passionate through the rough patches,” Muller said. “Staying motivated also is a key. I am the most motivated by my role on the team, or in whatever I’m doing, I always want to make sure I’m giving my best effort and work, in order to help those around me succeed.”
Competing as a member of the Lady Pioneers is something that is special for Bethany and she is proud to be able to do it.
“I am so grateful I get to represent Stillwater High School,” she stated. “I love the emphasis put on community. Coach Drue Brown and his family made that a priority for us this season.”
Though she has put in a lot of work to get where she is, Muller also knows that her teammates have had a huge impact on her success during her career.
“My biggest influences are probably my teammates,” she stated. “They all bring different qualities that push me to better myself and become much more well-rounded as a person. I enjoy practicing with Anna Ford the most because she is always giving 100% effort which drives me to do the same. I think an underdog on our team is Kaelynn Crew. She is the most versatile player and will give everything she has in any position she is put in.”
Bethany has made a lot of memories on the volleyball court, but she says that there is one game that stands out as her favorite.
“The highlight of my career so far was this season’s game against Moore because we never let down on our energy the whole game, and the team gave everything we had.”
Outside of volleyball, Bethany is also involved in the student council, Beta Club, National Honor Society, and Stillwater Makes a Change which is student-led philanthropy.