Abington's Whitney Commits to Play Volleyball at West Chester

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2019, Abington senior Grace Whitney was recognized for committing to continue her volleyball career at West Chester University. (Photo provided courtesy of Abington High School)

Grace Whitney – West Chester University (Volleyball)

Career choice:  FBI officer/Law Enforcement

Final list of colleges:  Temple, Maryland, Widener, West Chester

Reasons for choosing West Chester:  Grace was interested in going to Temple and the University of Maryland as a student. Widener was another choice for volleyball. She ultimately chose West Chester because of the good fit – a big school and college experience.

Most memorable moment competing in sports:  “Beating Upper Dublin on their senior night sophomore year and winning the league championships this year.”

Coach Dan Marsh says:  “Grace was amazing for us. She was our most consistent player all year.  Obviously, 17-1 is successful, but I felt one of our keys going into the game was to get Grace the ball. Even when she wasn’t getting kills, she was getting blocks. She was a captain and team leader. She knew what to say and when to say it, she’s a very mature kid, and she’s very grounded. I was very impressed by her all year.
“Everybody knew about Hannah Dalton being very good, but people underestimated Grace, and I think her biggest strength was her consistency. Grace was good for 8-10 kills a game, 3-5 blocks a game every time. There was no doubt about it. She also was a good server and did other little things too.”

About Grace:
Favorite class: 
Government with Mr. Garry & Calculus with Mr. Tinney
Most played song:  “New Rules” by Dua Lipa