Senior Spotlight: Mary Calabrese, Women's Volleyball

Senior Spotlight: Mary Calabrese, Women's Volleyball

Paul Smith's College Athletics caught up with senior Mary Calabrese of the Paul Smith's College Women's Volleyball Team for the initial release of a weekly Senior Spotlight series that will have a new senior interviewed every Monday. The Senior Spotlight Series allows Bobcat fans to get to know Paul Smith's student-athletes on and off of the playing field and court. Mary was also a2016 USCAA All-American Honorable-Mention, 2015 and 2016 YSCC 1st Team All-Conference, and part of the 2014 YSCC Tournament Championship team.

Q: What was your favorite part of playing volleyball?

"My favorite part of playing volleyball was making some really great memories with my amazing teammates. Even if we were losing, we made sure that we still had fun and made our best efforts." 

Q: What is your best memory playing volleyball?

"My favorite memory of playing volleyball was this past season during the championship tournament. We came into the tournament being seen as the underdogs; everyone assumed we would come in last and had no shot. During the tournament, we beat the first place team to go into the final championship game. Although we lost this final game, I could never forget the amazing feeling of beating the number one seed team."

Q: What do you like to do when you are not playing volleyball or doing school work?

"When I am not playing volleyball or doing schoolwork, I enjoy baking, reading, hiking and spending time with friends." 

Q: What are your plans for after graduation?