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Heartland Community College

Mary Frahm named MWAC Volleyball Coach of the Year

October 18, 2023

Heartland Community College’s Head Volleyball Coach has been recognized as the top coach in the Midwest Atlantic Conference. 

Mary Frahm has been named the Midwest Atlantic Conference (MWAC) Coach of the Year. This season Frahm has guided the Hawks to a 4-1 conference record, and an impressive 23-7 record overall. In her four years as Head Volleyball Coach, Frahm has posted a record of 96-25 at Heartland. 

Coach Frahm has led women’s volleyball at Heartland since the inception of the program in 2020. She had previously served as Assistant to the Athletic Director and Assistant Volleyball Coach at Illinois Wesleyan University. 

During her tenure at Illinois Wesleyan, Frahm was honored with the prestigious 2019 AVCA Thirty Under 30 Award, a testament to her outstanding talents and dedication to the sport. Her exceptional contributions to the program led to the team's first-ever Sweet 16 appearance, their first College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin tournament championship since 1997, and a national ranking of 10th in the nation. 

Frahm's journey in volleyball began at Division II Lewis University, where she was a four-year varsity player and a two-year captain. Her leadership on the court played a pivotal role in her team's success, with an overall record of 110-27 and four consecutive conference championships, including one conference tournament championship. Her commitment to academic excellence also earned her Lewis University's Delahanty Award. 

In addition to Frahm’s recognition, the MWAC also named three members of the Hawks Volleyball team as All-Conference selections. Kenny Conrad and Holly McDonald were named All-Conference Players with Oliva Pippin gaining an Honorable Mention.

Written by: Steve Fast