Pelican Athletes Leave the Nest

Senior Grace Aronson Commits to Skidmore for Volleyball

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Courtesy of Grace Aronsen

Senior Grace Aronson spikes the ball over the net at the opposing team.

Maria Comerford, News Editor, Senior

This past July, senior Grace Aronson committed to play volleyball at Skidmore College for the class of 2024. Performing as a middle blocker, Aronson has been an integral part of Pelham varsity volleyball throughout high school, and will be playing that same position for the next four years at Skidmore. Aronson received Lohud Player of the Week honors this month for the fall season.

Grace plays for All Star Empire Volleyball Club’s 17s Premier. Playing since fourth grade, volleyball has always been a part of her life, and she cannot imagine a day without playing. Aronson’s parents and older sister Elise Aronson were her biggest supporters in the process, one that can be extremely stressful and time consuming.

Aronson said, “The coaches made me feel welcome right away, which really helped in the decision.”

Skidmore College is a division III athletics school in the Liberty League. It is a coeducational and independent liberal arts college, and prides itself on the creative approaches it takes to teaching.

Aronson said, “I chose Skidmore because it’s definitely the best fit for me for volleyball and academics. I plan on majoring in music, and Skidmore has one of the best programs in the country. I love the campus, and felt right at home as soon as I got there.”

Grace has played a huge roll in the success of the girls varsity volleyball team this year. The team recently won their league and looks to continue their success in and through the playoffs.