Athlete of the Week: Marissa McGrane


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Pascack Regional gymnast Marissa McGrane is the Smoke Signal’s Athlete of the Week for the week of October 29.

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Name: Marissa McGrane

Sport: Gymnastics

Grade: Senior

Position: Vault and Bars

The Lowdown: A starter since her freshman year, McGrane has contributed to Pascack Regional’s success for the past four years.  Competing on bars and vault, McGrane has posted consistent results, helping PVRG in the team’s weaker disciplines. At the Bergen County Tournament on Oct. 19, McGrane’s vault helped Pascack secure the title. PVRG narrowly edged the Academy of Holy Angels 106.025-105.375.

Expectations for State Tournament:

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What She Likes Most About Her Sport: “I love that gymnastics is a sport that not everyone can do,” McGrane said. “And I love the team aspect of it.”

Best Sport Memory:

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Funniest Moment: “Probably anytime that I fall, like it hurts in the moment, but after, we can all laugh about it together,” McGrane said.

Best Thing About PV: McGrane loves Pascack Valley’s school spirit.  She also appreciates that “all of our teachers are really nice and really helpful.”

Favorite Music Artists: Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande

Favorite Song: “Magic in the Hamptons”

Favorite Subject: Math

Favorite Food: Pizza

Favorite Month: August

Favorite Season: Summer

Favorite TV Show: “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette”

Favorite Pro Athlete: Shawn Johnson

Favorite Animal: Teacup Pigs

Favorite Clothing/Shoe Line: American Eagle

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate Brownie

One Superpower: Read people’s minds

What She Does In Her Free Time: Hang out with friends and listen to music

Role Models: Her parents

Future Plans: While McGrane will attend college in the fall, she does not expect to continue her gymnastics career beyond this season.

Dream Vacation Spot: Anywhere with a beach