Carlton, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- When you first look at Grace Macor, it's not surprising to see her on the volleyball court.
"I'm tall. I'm six feet tall," said Macor.
"She's tall. Being tall helps," said head coach Barb Soukkala.
But being tall isn't the only thing that helps the Carlton junior.
"She's very competitive," said Soukkala. "She loves the game. She gets up for every game. She loves to hit the ball. She's an all–around player."
"I'd say I'm gifted with some athletic talent, but most of these girls are," said Macor. "We're lucky at Carlton to have a lot of athletic talent here."
It's that wealth of talent that Macor hopes will help her Bulldogs make it to the state tournament for the first time since 2004.
"I contribute like everyone else. I feel like everyone contributes. It's not one person."
Macor is one of 11 contributors for a team that finished the regular season (23–5).
The gym isn't the only place you're going to find Macor practicing. She's also the starting pitcher for the Carlton softball team and said being a part of the team is unlike anything else.
"We've played together forever, and we all love each other. We work hard every day."
Working hard on the court or softball diamond, it's simple for Macor.
"Playing with the girls I love, and I love being in sports."