Mary Lake selected to join the USA National Volleyball team


“Let’s go middles! Me and my girls. Let’s go.” AFTER BEING INVITED TO A SERIES OF TRAININGS
WITH THE NATIONAL TEAM, MARY LAKE WAS SELECTED TO JOIN THE USA NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL TEAM,
ONE OF ONLY TWO COLLEGE PLAYERS ON THE ROSTER. “I don’t know. It was humbling, and I felt very grateful
and not shocked because I have confidence in my abilities, but I just didn’t expect
them to want me to go and play with them.” LAKE’S PLACE ON THE ROSTER WAS RIGHTFULLY
EARNED. AT THE START OF THIS COLLEGE SEASON LAKE WAS
300 DIGS AWAY FROM THE MOST IN BYU HISTORY AND HAD 361 CAREER ASSISTS AND 70 ACES. “Great save there from Mary Lake.” FIRST, THE NATIONAL TEAM WON THE VOLLEYBALL
NATIONS LEAGUE. “The training was so much. It wasn’t like oh I practice for a day and
then went and partied. It was like, you’re there from 8-3 or 8-2. I got so much volleyball in such a short amount
of time, which was really awesome.” NEXT, LAKE AND HER TEAM HELPED EARN THE UNITED
STATES A SPOT IN THE OLYMPICS NEXT SUMMER IN TOKYO. “Representing United States was surreal
and very humbling and I definitely going to different countries had of love for America.” WHILE
LAKE GETS OVERWHELMED THINKING ABOUT HER VOLLEYBALL FUTURE, SHE IS HAPPY TO BE BACK IN PROVO
TO FOCUS ON HER SENIOR SEASON. “I came back excited that this was my final
season, and I want to make the most of it, and I didn’t want it to just be in the background
because I have just loved my experience here as a Cougar.”

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