Latter-day Saint Life

BYU Volleyball Star Shares Faith, Wins Gold with Team USA at International Tournament


The dictionary folks at Merriam-Webster would be wise to include Mary Lake’s mug next to the word “globetrotter.”

The BYU volleyball star continues to rack up sky miles. She recently traveled with the U.S. women’s national volleyball team to Bulgaria before flying west to Italy, boomeranging back across the Atlantic to Nebraska and then sojourning to China.

She returned home from competing in the 2019 Federation Internationale de Volleyball Nations League tournament with a growing collection of passport stamps, a shiny gold medal and plenty of remarkable memories.

Lake won’t forget competing with some of the world’s top players, representing the Red-White-and-Blue, experiencing new cultures, playing on a tournament-winning team — and also sharing her personal gospel beliefs.

Story by Jason Swensen; lead image FIVB photo.
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