Mandi Scheffel

MOUNT VERNON – Mount Vernon Nazarene women’s volleyball head coach Paul Swanson is pleased to announce the signing of Mandi Scheffel for the 2019 season.

“We are happy to have Mandi join our team and university,” said Coach Swanson. “We are happy to continue the Shekinah Christian tradition, as Mandi joins a number of players from their program who have played at MVNU. She is a very good athlete, a high character person and a motivated competitor.”

Scheffel comes to MVNU from Shekinah Christian High School in Plain City, Ohio, where she played both offensive and defensive roles for SCHS. She is a two-time first team All-Mid-Ohio Christian Athletic League (MOCAL), and helped lead Shekinah Christian to a MOCAL championship in 2018. She was named second team All-District in 2016, and was first team All-District in 2017 and 2018, with the addition of being named District Player of the Year. Scheffel was also named to the OHSAA Division IV State All-Star Team.

Scheffel played in 25 matches this season and had a huge year for Shekinah Christian. She had 337 kills and 346 digs as a versatile two-way player, while also adding in 43 aces and 20 blocks. Scheffel played both outside hitter and middle hitter for Shekinah Christian.

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“My sister went to MVNU for a few years, so I got the chance to see what college life was like when I visited her,” said Scheffel. “It seemed like a great place to start a new step in my life and to strengthen my relationship with the Lord.”

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Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,200 students from 31 states and 22 countries/U.S. territories.