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    McNamara announces commitment to Robert Morris

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    Independence senior defensive specialist Macy McNamara on Sunday announced her intention to continue her education and playing career at Robert Morris University.

    “It is super exciting to lock in my college choice,” McNamara said. “Knowing what college I will be attending allows me to focus on our unfinished business and to make the most out of my senior season.”

    That unfinished business McNamara referred to is the Division III state title the Blue Devils have been chasing throughout her high school career.

    The Blue Devils finished as the state runner-up in both 2019 and 2020 and reached the Final Four in 2018.

    Robert Morris began recruiting McNamara during the summer of 2018.

    “I really liked the size of campus and their great middle school education program, which I really want to major in,” she said. “I have been to campus a few times and it began feeling like home more and more each time.”

    Located in Pittsburgh, Pa., Robert Morris matched up well with what McNamara sought in a college.

    “I was looking for a school that allowed my family to come watch me play and Pittsburgh was the perfect distance,” she said. “The Horizon League conference also gives them a chance to watch me when I’m on the road.”

    McNamara attended a camp at Robert Morris, which allowed her to learn more about the school and to learn more about her future coaches and teammates.

    “I’ve developed a close relationship with the coaches as they followed my JO and high school seasons, especially our state championship run,” she said. “During camp, I really got to know the girls in which I already formed new friendships.”

    Robert Morris recruited her as a defensive specialist/libero. She’s ready to tackle that challenge with the same intensity that has led to her success at the high school level.

    “I’m ready to go in and work hard to help the team the best I can,” she said.

    Prior to her senior season, McNamara has recorded 330 digs, 69 assists, and 537 service receptions with just 33 errors in 176 sets played.

    McNamara is the third Independence senior to commit to a Division I college program. Hanna Wilson is headed to Duquesne while Abby Avila will play at the University of Charleston.

    Steve Harehttps://www.ohiovarsity.com
    The creator and publisher of OhioVarsity.com, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for IrishIllustrated.com, a member of the Scout.com network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. OhioVarsity.com was created in 2004 and was a member of the Rivals.com network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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