Tempe Prep Junior, Mary Shroll (shown in photo on right with sister Taylor Shroll) is representing Team USA at the High Performance Volleyball Championships being held July 19-23 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Shroll will play Libero on the USA A1 National Girls Youth Blue team and compete against International squads from Brazil, Chile, China, Dominican Republic, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Puerto Rico, and US Region High Performance teams. High Performance is the pipeline for USA Olympic Teams.
In February of this year, PrepVolleyball named her to the “Soph 79”, identifying the 79 best varsity-playing sophomores in the country. In May, Shroll was named the AIA Player of the Year in the 2A Conference.
At Tempe Prep, Shroll averaged 5.2 kills per set this past season for the Knights. Tempe Prep Coach Lisa Barlow noted, “The only reason we made it to the state tournament was because Mary single-handedly beat teams for us,” She led Tempe Prep in kills, digs, blocks and aces and was named Region Player of the Year even though the Knights were knocked out in the first round of the state tournament. “Four out of the six teams in our region made it to the state tournament and two of our region teams were in the state finals together,” Barlow said, “so getting Region Player of the Year spoke volumes as to her talent.”
Tempe Preparatory Academy is a tuition-free public charter school in Tempe for students in grades 6-12 that provides a nationally acclaimed liberal arts education based on the Great Books of Western Civilization with an exceptional math, science, foreign language, humanities, and fine arts curriculum. Tempe Prep has been recognized by the Arizona Board of Regents as having the highest percentage of college graduates in the state and has been named the #1 high school in Arizona by Newsweek (America’s Top High Schools 2016). For more information about enrolling at Tempe Prep, visit the school’s website at tempeprep.org.