It didn’t take long for North junior Lindsey Mausser to choose a college.
Mausser considered several colleges before selecting Clarion University in Pennsylvania to continue her education and volleyball career.
“I first went to Clarion on an academic visit and knew the school would be a great fit for me,” Mausser said. “I fell in love with the campus and the atmosphere it gives off, then I was able to go to Clarion’s volleyball camp, where I officially met head coach Jennifer Herron, assistant coach Jon Strub and the team. The girls made me feel very welcomed.”
She committed to the Eagles in July.
“A major factor in finding the right college for me was how far away it was,” Mausser said. “I wanted to be able to go my own way, but still be close enough for my parents to come watch and continue to support me. I also wanted to be able to enjoy nature; I wanted somewhere to escape and go hiking or boating for a day. I also would like to continue my education in Biology, most likely environmental. I was able to go on an academic visit and meet with the science professors, and instantly had a good connection with them. I fell in love with Clarion before I even stepped on the court.”
Mausser, who had the opportunity to play a pickup game with the Clarion team, is expected to play middle hitter in college.
“The girls made me feel really welcomed, which helped me come out of my shell and show my personality,” Mausser said. “I think I will fit into the role very well and I’m very excited to be coached by these amazing coaches.”
As a junior, Mausser recorded 168 kills, 78 blocks, 64 digs and 16 service aces in 64 sets played for the Rangers.
She now has 409 kills, 136 blocks and 178 digs in her three-year career at North.
The Rangers open the postseason against Shaw on Tuesday in a Division I sectional semifinal at Euclid High School.
Regardless of what happens, Mausser will always remember her time as a Ranger.
“Over the past three years, these girls have become some of my closest friends,” she said of her teammates. “I will miss all the crazy handshakes we’ve come up with, our inside jokes, rapping North’s alma mater, and all the good memories we’ve made. They will always have a special place in my heart.”