Although those who knew her back then could have predicted that she would go far, it is a credit to her talent, hard work and her values that Beth Carey has had such a prestigious career yet still has time to give back to her volleyball community.
This weekend, Beth puts aside the Captaincy of the Volleyroos and the green and gold uniform and dons her SA State colours as a member of the Adelaide Storm to compete in the AVL Championship series in Melbourne. Beth started as a junior through Austral Volleyball Club playing in Junior League and then has graced the courts for many years at State League. She captained South Australian State Junior Teams and played university volleyball in the USA at the University of Portland. Since then Beth has played on multiple pro clubs overseas and is the current captain of the Volleyroos. The Adelaide Storm are looking to her leadership and contributions to a highly promising women’s team this year. One of Beth’s most endearing qualities is her humility. Despite her amazing volleyball accomplishments including being selected for Australian Youth and Junior Teams 2008-12, playing in the Volleyroos since 2013, winning multiple MVPs and Best Blocker awards both her and overseas, she remains amazingly loyal to her home club, Austral continuing to play for them every time she is back in Adelaide during the season.
Volleyball SA General Manager, Anne-Marie McAinsh tells us that not only does Beth play for her club but at trainings she is incredibly generous with her time to help other players in the club often giving encouragement and tips at trainings. “I’d encourage all Junior Players to really look to Beth as a volleyball role model. She is an amazing athlete but also a great friend to her mates back home and works hard for a win whilst appreciating the efforts of her teammates and opponents as well. We are thrilled that for this year’s AVL, she was able to join fellow Volleyroo Bec Reeve (another home-grown talent) and a fantastic range of talented women in Adelaide Storm for the Melbourne matches.”