Lyndsey Waldman, Clermont Northeastern High School senior, has recently signed a letter-of-intent to continue her education and her stellar volleyball career at the College of Mount Saint Joseph, in western Cincinnati.
Lyndsey competed in volleyball all four years of high school and earned a varsity letter each year. She earned three letters in the four years she played basketball and earned another three letters for each season she competed on the varsity fastpitch softball team. She earned Southern Buckeye Conference American Division and Division II District all-star squad berths in volleyball.
She has earned numerous awards from Northeastern for her outstanding athletic ability. All four years of varsity volleyball she was awarded for being the best server for the Rockets and three of those years she earned the Blue and Gold Award.
In addition to being so involved in the athletic program at CNE, she found the time to be a member of the school newspaper “The Jyst” staff, the yearbook staff, and was elected to the Student Senate. She is also a member of the National Honor Society.
The Rocket sports standout will major in the field of sports management at Mt. St. Joe (MSJ).
"Mount St. Joseph is perfect for her. She wants to stay close to home to go to college," said Lyndsey's mom, Peg.
"I'm pleased with her decision for college," said Lyndsey's dad, Robert. "It's where she wanted to go. It's not too small and not too big and it's less than an hour drive away for us."
A couple of athletic events are most memorable in Lyndsey's recollections of her prep athletic career.
She said, "In volleyball this year we got back at Indian Hill. We were down 14-9 and won 16-14...This year against Western Brown (basketball) I made the winning basket, a three-pointer."
"My family has always been there for me, my parents and my sisters Angela and Amanda and my cousin Casey and so has my friend Emma Keough," said Lyndsey in mentioning some of the most important people in her life.
"Kristen Kibler and Kristen Miller (junior high school volleyball coaches) and Sandy Grannen (junior olympic volleyball coach) have taught me a lot and been a big help to me."
"Lyndsey is a great athlete," said Michele Benoit, the Mt. St. Joe Lions' head volleyball coach. "We were very impressed with her love for the game and her intensity and enthusiasm. She is a great volleyball player."