• Girls’ volleyball: Top talent is choosing beach over indoor
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    Girls’ volleyball: Top talent is choosing beach over indoor

    It’s soft, soothing sand versus stiff, unforgiving hardwood. It’s warm sunlight versus harsh LED lights. It’s the tide’s salty air versus the stink of sweat in dingy gyms. For Cypress High’s Zoey Henson, the girls’ indoor Empire League MVP last season, life in club volleyball was a constant cycle of rehab. Her shoulder was messed up. Her back was in constant pain. She almost tore her meniscus in a tournament. So despite only playing beach volleyball for three years, with indoor Division I offers ahead, she dropped club and switched to the sand. It’s easier on the joints. You can finish a hard-fought match and splash into the ocean afterward.…

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