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Athlete of the Issue: Helen Frankovich

Senior Helen Frankovich has been selected as the athlete of the issue. Frankovich is a highly ranked recruit for the Justice High School varsity volley­ball team and has been on the varsity team for all four years of high school. This year, she was selected as captain of the varsity team. 

Frankovich is a hard­work­ing, dedi­cated, and disci­plined player of the justice wolves volley­ball team. Frankovich’s parents are some of her biggest role models; they intro­duced her to volley­ball in just fifth grade, but Frankovich did not start play­ing compet­i­tively until sixth.

Frankovich is excited to play in her final season however, it is surreal that her high­school expe­ri­ence is almost over. Even though Frankovich enjoys the solo aspect of scor­ing points, she enjoys winning games along­side her team­mates and coaches. 

The team’s record from this past season was 17–12, even though the wolves are posi­tive this season Frankovich and the coaches are putting in strate­gies to win the rest of the games. Frankovich’s team­mates describe her as play­ing with “high energy and enthu­si­asm.” Frankovich is also described as “calm, kind, and respect­ful” by sopho­more Raina Deter­man, a team­mate of Helen’s. Frankovich’s dedi­ca­tion is demon­strated by her extra prac­tices and games; she has had to “[spend] many of the past couple of week­ends catch­ing up on work because I’ve been busy with volley­ball,” said Frankovich.

Frankovich is a hard­work­ing and caring team­mate for the Justice High School wolves. Due to her hard­work­ing colleges has finally taken notice of her volley­ball talent. Frankovich has been constantly think­ing about her future for the past two years. After decid­ing which college she wants to attend, she decided that “I want to finish school early and return for my master’s later,” said Frankovich. “But for my athletic career, I hope to just keep getting better.” Helen says she wants to become a starter in her sopho­more year of college, and a main contrib­u­tor to the team’s success her junior year. 

Frankovich plans to continue to play volley­ball at the D1 level at Univer­sity of Mary­land Balti­more County (UMBC). “The recruit­ing process was long and diffi­cult,” said Frankovich. It is often diffi­cult for athletes to know where the right insti­tu­tion is for them. “I went under lots of stress and was scared of making the wrong selec­tion,” said Frankovich. “But I am happy with the choice I made.”

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Dylan Watson, Staff Writer
I'm Dylan Watson this is my first year as a journalism student here at justice. I'm a 3 sport athlete I do cross country, basketball, and lacrosse. I chose the verdict because I wanted to have an elective that would make me a better writer

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