Scituate's own Josh Beck commits to Babson College
My latest on a former teammate who just committed to playing for Babson college next season.
Josh announced on Monday February 1st that he was committing to play for the Babson Beavers next season in the NEHC. Beck who started skating at three years old has always been one of the smaller players on most of his teams. Josh has been able to prove his doubters wrong for much of his life, many thought he would never make varsity at Scituate high school as a freshman. He not only made the team as freshman, but went on to have an incredible career with the Sailors. Beck was a consistent offensive threat through his four years with the Sailors, and was often one of the fastest skaters on the ice. He capped off his great career with the Sailors as a senior captain, making the varsity team all four years.
Josh faced a difficult decision as the end of his senior year was on the horizon, was he going to play junior hockey or go to college. Beck didn't have any definant offers from schools and at best could try and walk on somewhere. Josh decided to take a year off and play Juniors for the Baystate Breakers. Once again he was met with the same doubters telling him that he was just wasting his time playing for the Breakers. Josh brought his hard working attitude to the Breakers looking to make an immediate impact on that roster. He was one of the hardest working players on the Breakers never missing a work out, and for that he was named a captain of the team. Despite the teams struggles Beck remained a bright spot for the Breakers organization. In 32 regular season games for the Breakers he scored 15 goals and had 27 points for the Breakers. He also had five goals and eight points in only three playoff games. Josh was also named an all-star in the USPHL last season scoring a goal in the 18u all-star game. The Breakers were sold off to the Syracuse Stars at the end of last season leaving Beck with another tough decision on where to go next.
Beck described a very difficult decision about taking one more year off, but he decided to take some online classes in the summer and the fall to stay up to speed. Josh joined Seacoast College Prep in the USHS, he was looking to show everyone that he could do it. So far this season Beck has 34 goals and 31 assists for 65 points in 48 games. He has been named an assistant captain of the team and has continued his hard work. That hard work finally paid off when Beck committed to play for Babson on Monday. As a former teammate it is good to see someone work so hard and want something so bad to finally get it. Congratulations Josh you've earned it, keep working hard and stay hungry.
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