Scholar-Athlete of the Week: Owen Wickens

Rich Donnelly
Created: December 03, 2019 06:43 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Expectations are high at McQuaid and the reminders of greatness are all around for the volleyball program.

"We are strictly about pushing ourselves to compete with one another,” McQuaid senior Owen Wickens said, “constantly practicing, working hard and coming closer as a team, we like to call each other a family."

That family added another trophy last month, Owen Wickens and the Knights won the Class A Sectional Title in volleyball. Reaching the top took a lot of hard work, and Owen wants to continue his volleyball career in college and one day become a coach like his parents.

"Honestly, it's all about sticking with what I love and that's volleyball, I want to be around the game as much as possible," Owen said.

So far the game has been very good to him, Owen is a three-time New York State Scholar Athlete, a Sectional all-tournament selection and has been recognized by USA Volleyball; and he is grateful to those who have helped provide opportunities for him to succeed.

"The support given by my McQuaid family, my immediate family and my close friends is the reason what that list is here," Owen said.

His passion for the game he loves has plenty of people cheering for him, congratulations Owen Wickens, the News10NBC Scholar-Athlete of the Week!

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