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Rising Senior – Grace Oelrich (Newberry High School)


We are recognizing the top athletes from the Class of 2021. It will include athletes from the following counties: Alachua, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy, Marion, and Union.

Name: Grace Oelrich
School: Newberry High School
What sports will you participate in during your senior year? Volleyball
What position(s) will you play? Middle Blocker
Career stats: 572 kills, 188 blocks and 46 aces heading into SR year
Achievements (Academic and/or Athletic): 3-year honor-roll student, Spanish Honor Society member, finished 3rd place for Florida Dairy Farmers Class 1A Player of the Year in 2019.
Favorite high school sports moments so far: “Winning the state semi-final game against Branford. I will never forget the emotions and excitement flowing through everyone that afternoon.”
Favorite quote: “Hard work always beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”
What are you looking forward to most about your senior year: “I am looking forward to being able to run out of that locker room one last time and play my last season of volleyball with my best friends.”
Goals for senior year: Win state and graduate in the top 10 of my class
College offers or interest: I am verbally committed to Row at Rollins College in Orlando, Florida.

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