Beach volleyball: Gwen Grodek, Abby Vulich surfing beach volleyball wave with Lions Jrs.

Abby Vulich (left) and Gwen Grodek plan to try out for the Lyons sophomore team at Lyons next month. | George M. Wilcox/Sun-Times Media
Abby Vulich (left) and Gwen Grodek plan to try out for the Lyons sophomore team at Lyons next month. | George M. Wilcox/Sun-Times Media

Gwen Grodek and Abby Vulich don’t ever expect to become professional beach volleyball players.

But they do believe competing on the sand helps them become better high school players.

The Lyons teammates spent Saturday at North Avenue Beach in Chicago competing for the Lions Jrs. in an 16U AAU national qualifier. After becoming good friends last fall as freshmen volleyball players at Lyons, they are experiencing their first summer as partners on the sand.

[Read more at High School Cube News]

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