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High School Volleyball

Melrose girls reload for a run at another title

Victoria Crovo was in the stands at Algonquin Regional last fal, as a spectator, watching the Melrose High girls’ volleyball team capture the Division 2 state title, the first championship in program history. From that point forward, she was itching to get out on the court and play, despite having never before played on a volleyball team in her life.

Now, as a freshman middle hitter, she has stepped into a starting role and has been a key offensive catalyst for the 15-1 Raiders. “It was kind of unexpected,” said the 5-foot-9 Crovo, of landing a spot in the starting lineup.

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