Quips News · WPIAL & VNN Sports High School Senior Student Athlete Spotlight Series!

Hundreds of thousands of High School student athletes have had their careers cut short due to the current shutdown of our Schools.   VNN Sports and the WPIAL Athletic Directors wanted to give some of these Students added recognition as they get ready to move on to the next phase of their lives.  Our senior Student Athlete spotlight series continues with Grace Swigart from Upper Saint Clair.  Read below for a little more information about Grace:


More info about Grace:

Grace Swigart – #14
1st Team all-section 2018 / 1st team all-state 2018
2018 Stats – .456 BA / .698 slugging % / 34 Rbi’s
College: West Liberty University to play softball and study Pre-med
Grace is a 2019 and 2020 team captain. 2018 and 2019 1st team all-section and 2018 1st team all-state. As a player Grace works hard to excel on the field. She is very modest and it is never about the stats or accolades that come with her on field performance. It is always about the team and what can she do to help them win. She would run through a wall for her teammates and literally tried in 2018 while catching a game. She is clutch at the plate and no matter what type of game she is having when a big hit is needed she get it. It’s not that she has ice in her veins but more like a determination that will not let her fail. As a leader she has been one of the best I have had the pleasure to coach. She leads by example but when she speaks up everyone takes notice. She is loved by her teammates because they see how hard she works, how much she cares about them and how she is always there if they need her. Grace never sees herself as an individual but part of a team. That is why she is so respect by her teammates and especially by me as her coach. Grace has been part of a senior class that has helped put our team back on the map. She will be missed on and off the field next year more than she will ever know. She is going to West Liberty University to Study pre-med.


If you are a local WPIAL School Athletic Director or coach and you have Spring sport seniors that you would like to see spotlighted here please email vnncares@vnnsports.net.  Include up to TWO images per athlete along with information about the Seniors that you would like to see highlighted.  There is no deadline for this program and we will be running multiple spotlights daily.  Due to the current nature of our situation, this will be an ongoing feature with no current timeline for an end date.

Please direct inquiries to

Chris Heibert

PA State Manager VNN Sports



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