Featured News - Current News - Archived News - News Categories

News of Note - Volleyball Player Named All-Western New York

by Pat Burns

June 22, 2021


 For Immediate Release


CONTACT EMAIL:  pburns@mtmercy.org

CONTACT PHONE:  716-825-8796 ext 205



Mount Mercy Volleyball Player Named All-Western New York

                Mount Mercy senior Kate Ryan (Buffalo) was recently named to the First Team All-Western New York for volleyball.  Ryan, an opposite hitter, is a three-time All-Catholic selection and a three time Most Valuable Player for the team.  She has also been a team captain for three years and a four-year varsity starter.

                In six matches this season she registered 28 kills, 16 aces and 34 digs.  A left-handed hitter, Ryan is a commanding presence from the right side and her arsenal of serves are difficult for opponents to receive.  She also, according to Coach Brittany Sanscrainte possesses many skills that do not translate to the stat sheet.

                Ryan will attend Daemen College on a partial volleyball scholarship. “It has been a long time, if not the first time that Mount Mercy has had an All-WNY Volleyball honoree. I am glad Kate has gotten the recognition that she richly deserves,” Sanscrainte commented. “I am proud to say that I have been able to coach her the past four years.  She has taught me things about the game and I cannot wait to see her progress at Daemen.”


 Mount Mercy Academy

A Catholic College Preparatory High School for Young Women

88 Red Jacket Parkway | Buffalo, New York 14220 | www.mtmercy.org | T (716) 825-8796 | F (716) 825-0976

"Mount Mercy has positively changed my life forever. Through the inviting community, I was able to grow as a woman, as a daughter, as a friend, and as a member of society. Throughout my time here I have gained an education in both academic areas and life in general through the school's ongoing efforts to educate students on gender inequality, racial injustice, and environmental crisis'. Furthermore, Mercy has given me the space to gain confidence that 4 years ago I never would have guessed I would have. Mount Mercy has helped me take that initial step toward becoming the strong woman of color I am today. At Mercy you are more than just a student, you are whoever you wish to be."

Melina Courtney

Class of 2022

"My future, success, and the ability to be an empowered woman in society come from Mount Mercy. My school is a strong foundation for my role in life. From attending Mount Mercy, I can say with confidence, that I will graduate with the mindset that I can accomplish anything. Mercy is my home and my sanctuary to be whoever I want. Mount Mercy has been bringing forth generations of strong intellectual women into the world, and I am more than honored to be one of them. Mercy teaches girls more than academics, but also about the world around us. As a mercy community, we give back to the world because it is our home. From my four years at Mercy, I have been educated on pushing for equality and peace and the understanding that there is no limit to what I can do. I have the confidence to go out in the world and make a difference because being a Mercy girl has given me that opportunity. "

Cassidy Reid

Class of 2022

"Mercy is more than just a school. Mercy is my second home and a shoulder to lean on. Mount Mercy has given me the confidence and resources to pursue my passions and make the world a more inclusive place, propelling me to take strides into male-dominated fields. Mercy blessed me with an environment to grow intellectually and in the community, giving me the foundation to make a tangible impact while making lifelong friendships."

Adrianna Awald

Class of 2022

College Acceptances

Where our Mercy Girls go