Foran's Weissauer to play volleyball at Northern Vermont

Lyndon coach Alex Postpischil said Mary Grace Weissauer can compete for time at setter as well as libero.

Lyndon coach Alex Postpischil said Mary Grace Weissauer can compete for time at setter as well as libero.

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Mary Grace Weissauer will join the Northern Vermont University-Lyndon women’s volleyball team for the fall 2021 semester and NVU-Lyndon coach Alex Postpischil feels Weissauer will be a great addition to the Hornets.

"Mary Grace caught my eye when I was looking at one of her teammates,” said Postpischil, whose team competes in the Division III North Atlantic Conference. “Right then I knew she would be a great player for our volleyball team. After getting to know her, and (seeing) all that she has achieved, I know she will have a successful tenure at NVU-Lyndon on the court, in the classroom, and in extracurricular activities.”

Weissauer, a 5-foot-6 libero, captained Foran to the Southern Connecticut Conference Division A semifinals this season, but Postpischil believes she can also help as a setter.

Weissauer, who played four years of club volleyball with the CT Juniors, is a three-sport athlete. She swims on the Milford-co-op high school team and returns for her fourth season to play softball this spring, where she plays center field and is a captain. Weissauer also played travel softball with the CT Gators and the Fairfield Fury.

Julie Johnson is her volleyball and softball coach.

"I have gotten to know Mary Grace over the last six years or so, beginning with volleyball clinics and into high school,” Johnson said. “She is always one of the hardest workers in the gym or on the field. She has so many strengths to offer a program. She has grown into a leader, on and off the court. Mary Grace is a strong role model to her fellow teammates and classmates. She has a positive mindset and an upbeat personality. She sets the best example through her hard work and perseverance. She is a natural multi-sport athlete and it has been a pleasure seeing her grow athletically and personally."

Weissauer, an Honor Roll student who earned a spot on the Southern Connecticut Conference All-Academic team, will study broadcast and digital journalism at Lyndon.

Journalism Student of the Year and Editor in Chief of the Mane Street Mirror, the school newspaper, Weissauer is an AP Scholar and finished second in the DAR Columbus Essay Contest. Active in student government, she was a finalist for the Mayor's Youth Award for Community Service.

Weissauer joins Naiha Rivera Lopez (Irving, TX) and Cortni Pickett (Midwest, WY) in the NVU-Lyndon 2021 recruiting class. Twitter: @blox354