Mary Goergen, a 5'11 right side hitter from Rochester, MN, has signed her letter of intent to continue her academic and athletic career at Ellsworth Community College.
Goergen attends Mayo High School and has been a member of the Spartan varsity squad since her sophomore year. While participating in the Big 9 Conference, she received 1st Team All-Conference Honors in 2012. In 2012, her junior year, Goergen tallied 224 kills, averaging 2.4 per set with an overall hitting efficiency of .305. She also accumulated 48 blocks and 20 aces. An ACL injury unfortunately benched her in 2013, her senior year but she was still awarded Team Captain and All-Conference Academic honors. She's contributed eight seasons to junior Olympic club volleyball, her first five years to Southern Minnesota Volleyball where she spent seasons on the 12-1, 14-1, 14-2 and 16-1 teams and most recently her last three years at Southside Juniors, all three seasons on the 18-1 team.
"Mary has a strength that makes her a phenomenal blocker with a heavy swing," Panthers Head Coach Melanie Lane stated. "I actually had the opportunity to coach her when she was 15, and she excelled then. I'm very excited to have her back on the court next year."
Mary is the daughter of Jane and Eric Peterson and Scott Goergen. She has four siblings: Aubrey, Cade, Stephanie and Grant.
PHOTO CAPTION: Front row L to R: Scott Goergen, Mary Goergen, Jane Peterson, Cade Goergen and Eric Peterson
Back row L to R: Spartan Head Coach Deb Frederick, Panthers Head Coach Melanie Lane