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Ossining Freshman Starts Third Year On Varsity Volleyball Team

Ossining High School freshman Mychael Vernon is about to start her third varsity year playing volleyball.
Ossining High School freshman Mychael Vernon is about to start her third varsity year playing volleyball. Photo Credit: Contributed

OSSINING, N.Y. -- An Ossining High School freshman is about to start her third season playing varsity volleyball.

Mychael Vernon was only a seventh-grader when she tried out and made the team as a middle blocker.

In her second season, Vernon led the team in kills, was second in digs, second in aces, and third in blocks, said a release.

Varsity coach Lauren Riccardi, a teacher at Ossining High school, described Vernon as an all-around player.

“She is able to hit the ball with such force and precisely in specific locations as to make any team tremble. I look forward to watching her grow as an athlete and shine as she will," Riccardi said.

In the off-season, Vernon plays club volleyball and beach volleyball and attends various camps and clinics.

This summer she was selected to be on the Garden Empire Volleyball Association team and played at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships in Florida.

In addition, Vernon was one of 128 girls selected, of thousands, for the USA Volleyball Girls’ Select National A2 Invitational Team Program.

However, she declined the offer because only the A1 team would compete at the High Performance Championships and she wanted to play there.

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