Senior Q&A: Erin Mack commits to Oklahoma City University after strong senior season

Fall Sports, Volleyball

Trey Hunter

December 8, 2023
Erin Mack (Sr.) poses for a photo prior to the 2023 season. Mack helped lead the Bronco to 23 wins in the fall and recently committed to Oklahoma City University to play collegiately. (Photo by Ron Lane / Lane Images)

Erin Mack helped lead Mustang to 23 wins in the fall as one of the team’s top players.

The senior hitter led the Broncos with 271 total kills over 30 matches and recently committed to play collegiately at Oklahoma City University.

Mack also finished with 53 total blocks and 50 digs on the defensive end, showing her well-rounded game throughout the season. She was named twice to All-Tournament teams in 2023 and helped lead the Broncos to the Stillwater Invitational and Sand Springs Invitational championships.

Her teammates and the team’s coaching staff looked to her over the last three seasons as a leader in all aspects, especially in 2023.

But what about her favorite movie? Who is her biggest inspiration? What has been her favorite aspect about playing with this year’s senior class?

Check out the answers to these questions and more below.

Q: What are your favorite hobbies outside of volleyball?

Helping my dad with his trainers food truck called Barbells and BBQ. I like it because I get to eat good barbecue.

Q: What are your favorite moments playing volleyball?

Going to Florida with my club team 17s year and getting to start the summer there while it was raining in Oklahoma.

Q: What are the best aspects about playing volleyball for Mustang?

Mustang volleyball always changes as every girl goes through every stage of high school volleyball. So, playing with every girl and becoming close friends is what makes Mustang volleyball the best.

Q: Who is your favorite athlete or biggest sports hero?

Coco Gauff. She is a young, black female who wins on her own at a high level around the world.

Q: What are your favorite sports teams?

Probably the University of Texas volleyball team. Even though ‘Boomer Sooner,’ they just have something special going on.

Q: Who is your biggest inspiration?

My biggest inspirations are my parents and siblings. They always have motivating things to say and always want to come to my games. They always push me to be the best version of myself.

Erin Mack (right) goes up for a block during a game this fall at the Mustang Event Center. Mack recently committed to Oklahoma City University to play collegiately. (Photo by Shelly Holinsworth / Freelance Action Photography)

Q: Favorite breakfast cereal?

Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Q: Favorite movie and TV show?

TV Show: “Insecure”

Movie: “Caraline”

Q: Favorite music artist?

Frank Ocean and SZA.

Q: Favorite ice cream flavor?

German Chocolate.

Q: What is a career path you have in mind after school and sports?

I want to go into pharmacy or athletic training.

Q: Do you have any siblings? Do they play sports?

I have two older sisters who have graduated from high school and a younger brother. My oldest sister, Kellen, played volleyball. Alexis played softball. My brother plays basketball for Carl Albert.

Q: What sports did you grow up playing?

I grew up playing any sport I thought was fun until I settled in playing volleyball.

Q: Are you originally from Oklahoma? Have you lived or grown up in Mustang your entire life?

I have lived in Oklahoma my entire life. We moved to Mustang in sixth grade from Bethany.

Q: Are you committed to play anywhere in college?

Oklahoma City University. 

Q: Where is a place you have always wanted to visit?

I have always wanted to go to Great Britain. I have always had a fascination for the way they speak. I would also like to visit any place in Asia.

Q: What is the best aspect of playing for Blake Newman and the Mustang coaching staff?

I would say his will to win.

Q: What are some of the best aspects of playing with this group of seniors? What is your favorite memory?

I have a very strong connection with this group of seniors. I have played with five of them since the beginning. I have seen every one of them grow into the best volleyball players they can be. I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to end my high school career with them.

Published by trey hunter

Trey Hunter is the owner and publisher of the Mustang Sports Review. He graduated from Mustang High School in 2006 before graduating from the University of Central Oklahoma with a journalism degree in 2011. He has covered Mustang sports for multiple publications as well as high school sports and professional basketball for other outlets. Contact Trey for story ideas or reach out with information. PHONE: (405) 659-9898 EMAIL:

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