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Driven to be No. 1

The Sun's No. 1 boys volleyball player in the province knew from the day he first touched a volleyball that this was the game for him

Chris Procaylo/Winnipeg Sun/Postmedia Network)

Chris Procaylo/Winnipeg Sun/Postmedia Network)

He was 12 years old, and it was love at first sight.

 

“Basically the first time I touched a volleyball I loved the game,” Nigel Nielsen said going into the provincial high school volleyball Final Four. “Ever since then it’s been my No. 1 priority over any other sport.”

 

This week, the Lord Selkirk Royals outside hitter was named the No. 1 boys player in Manitoba in the Winnipeg Sun’s annual coaches poll.

 

Nielsen will lead the defending champion Royals into Thursday’s semifinal against St. Paul’s as focused as he’s ever been.

 

Click here for the full story from the Winnipeg Sun.

 

Categories: Volleyball, Linden Christian, Lord Selkirk, Miles Macdonell, Niverville, River East, St. Paul's HS, Steinbach Regional, Vincent Massey (Bdn), Vincent Massey (Wpg)