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Green experiences changes
by Matt Nascone
mnascone@neighbornewspapers.com
July 25, 2012 06:09 PM | 1595 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Former Chamblee Lady Bulldog Katelyn Green bumps a ball during Atlanta A5 Volleyball Club practice. (Staff photo by Samantha M. Shal)
Former Chamblee Lady Bulldog Katelyn Green bumps a ball during Atlanta A5 Volleyball Club practice. (Staff photo by Samantha M. Shal)
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EDITOR’S NOTE: The Atlanta A5 Volleyball Club features more than 300 athletes, including several which are part of national qualifying teams. The following is Part 7 in a series of features about the A5 players who also compete in DeKalb County during the school season.

Life-changing experiences do not come along often for most people. Katelyn Green has been a part of one since she joined the Atlanta A5 Volleyball Club.

Green, formerly a Chamblee volleyball player, has had many great encounters while being a part of the year-round club.

“This is my third year at A5 and it has really changed my life,” she said. “Being a part of this club makes you a better person, it makes you more confident and I have loved playing here.”

Green played volleyball for the Chamblee Lady Bulldogs for the past two years, but she has transferred to North Springs for her junior year.

She may be changing schools, but she said she would never want to stop playing the sport of volleyball.

“It is so much fun,” Green said. “I just love going from club to school and back to club again. It is just such a fun sport and it is always surprising me.”

Green is a middle blocker and she said she loves how she is not stopping very much after the match starts.

“The middle is very busy,” she said. “It can be complicated when you get to run all these plays everywhere. You get to run all over the court. You get hits that are on the right and hits that are on the left. You are all over the court all the time.”

Green said the volleyball is fun and spiking it down on the opposing team is great, but the best aspect of A5 is found off the court.

She said the family aspect of her team is what makes her want to come back every year.

“We love each other and we are so close,” she said. “We are best friends and we tell each other everything. We have been that way since we started the season because we go through so much together with training and tournaments.”

She said the close bond she has formed with her teammates will be hard to break even when the team separates and goes off to various colleges after next season.
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