CORTLAND OH- Lakeview has experienced a blessing of success over the years. Their dominance in the NE8 is nothing short of extraordinary. That kind of success can only be achieved with a mixture of hard work, talent, and exceptional leadership. For senior Mara Crish, it is a mixture of all of them. Her work ethic is second to none. When the underclassmen get to see how hard she works as a successful senior, it forces them to raise to her level. Mara has exceptional talent to along with her work ethic. Her instincts and volleyball IQ are off the charts. And then of course you need to add the energy and leadership that she brings to the Bulldogs. Volleyball is a game of energy, and momentum. The Dogs feed off of Mara’s energy in times when things aren’t rolling on all cylinders.
Mara has a career hitting percentage of .273, which is very efficient. She doesn’t get a ton of attempts but she clearly makes the most of her opportunities to attack out of the back row. Mara does her best work on defense, eclipsing 200 digs in her career. She is also a very reliable server, with only 17 service errors in her career.
Mara sat down with YSN’s Anthony Hartwig to talk about her volleyball career. They discuss her senior season, what makes the Lakeview program special, and much more. Get more insight into Lakeview volleyball with the latest player profile “Crish Cross”.