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Hotshots – Nicki Serr

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Nevada Union junior setter Nicki Serr prepared in part for her volleyball season this summer by participating in international volleyball competition.

Serr was one of 56 players nationwide who participated on teams sent to New Zealand and Australia through U.S.A. Ambassadors. The trip went from July 16 to July 29, and broadened Serr’s horizons not only in a volleyball context, but in terms of cultural exchange.

Serr, who made the highest grade of the seven teams that was sent, found herself playing with girls two and three years older than she was.

“My team was absolutely hilarious,” Serr said. “And in a short time, we became really close together. Our team played with such hustle and energy, and that is what I hope to bring to (the Miners).”

The comeraderie worked wonders. Serr’s team, the Surge, after only a few practices together, went out and took second out of 100 teams in a three-day tournament in Sydney. The Surge played 15 matches during the three days of competition.

“It was a lot of fun, well worth it,” Serr said of the venture. “But next summer, I’d rather stay and work with my team here to be as good as I can be.”

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