This story for Band of Bachelors: Alex, came out of years of experience, sitting on volleyball benches and having my ears ring from the team cheers and whistle-blowing going on for sometimes two day tournaments both my daughters participated in. It was interesting to meet some of the AVP players on the circuit, and some Olympic Gold Medalists too at some of these events. As I was writing this book, I heard all those whistles and shouts in my head when I lay down to sleep at night. It took years for it to go away, and now it’s back!
My heroine, Sydney Robinson, is a beach player, which is different than the regular volleyball games you see on TV played in gyms all over the world. I won’t lie – I used her because the suits were skimpier, and the beach scene seemed to work best with my San Diego-based SEALs of SEAL Team 3. My hero, Alex, is an elite athlete as well, as most SEALs are. And she’s about 4” taller too!