Nysha Frank has wanted to play in the Subway All-Star Volleyball game since she got into high school.
The Navarre senior was given an opportunity to do it Thursday night. Frank was the lone representative for the Raiders on the East squad, which rolled to a four-game sweep of the West at the University of West Florida Fieldhouse.
“I’ve been dreaming of playing in it since my freshman year,” Frank said. “I’m glad I got this opportunity. It’s a dream come true.”
The all-star game brings together seniors from schools in Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties, and the victory for the East marked the third time in four years it has won the best-of-seven match. It was also the second sweep for the East in the last three years.
“It was great winning,” said Frank, who saw action in all four sets at the defensive specialist position. “I got to play a position I don’t normally play, and it was nerve-wracking at first, but everything turned out A-OK.”
Being on the same team as players Frank has played against throughout her high school career took a little time to get used but it turned out to be a great experience.
“I thought it was going to be a very competitive atmosphere,” Frank said. “But once we started playing together, we put our rivalries aside and just played the game. It was a lot of fun.”
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