Athlete of the Week: Bishop Grimes’ Raquel McDonald

Athlete of the Week

Raquel McDonald says she’s always been taller than her classmates, but it wasn’t just her height that brought her to the volleyball court in eighth grade. 

“The quick pace of it, the exhilaration you get from your teammates. This close bond you get with your teammates. I just love always being able to be in the middle of the court where all the action happening and seeing the pass and then the set and reacting to it. And just being in the middle you can see everything from there,” she said. 

So far, McDonald leads Section III this year in kills. 

Bishop Grimes currently leads its division again this year. The Cobras want to repeat as sectional champions and go even further. 

Click the player to see her in action. 
 

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The Byrne Dairy and Deli NewsChannel 9 Athlete of the Week is designed to honor Section III varsity members who embody the true meaning of student-athlete.

The award recognizes more than just athletic ability, it recognizes a student-athlete who thrives in the classroom, on the athletic field and in the community.

Athletes can be nominated by a coach, athletic director or teacher. Please send your nominations to Sports@LocalSYR.com.