STRATFORD-upon-Avon school student Lavinia Serban has been selected for Great Britain’s under-18 volleyball team.
Lavinia took part in trials held at Dudley College where she demonstrated a range of individual, teamwork and competitive strategy skills.
After showcasing her serving, passing, hitting, smart play, diving and receiving skills, Lavinia took part in competitive games with 80 players in total vying for eight places.
And Lavinia was named as one of the chosen few at the end of an intense day.
Lavinia said: “I was so honoured to have been asked to the trials and after seeing the standard of players there I didn’t expect to get chosen.
“I had just immersed myself in the experience and when they called my name it was absolutely fantastic!”
Stratford School’s Curriculum Leader of PE, Guy Wnuk, said: “We are incredibly proud of Lavinia’s achievement, she has worked so hard to get where she is in the sport.
“Lavinia is a fantastic role model to our students, regularly volunteering to coach volleyball in lower school PE lessons and motivating her peers in sixth form to practice afterschool.
“I can’t think of anyone who deserves this accolade more.”
Lavinia will be playing with the GB team in the West Midlands Championships at the end of April and will be training with the other GB players until the season starts again in October.