Shanley Junior Alivia Fraase is a force to be reckoned with on the volleyball courtFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Alivia Fraase has always been ahead of schedule, she started for the Shanley volleyball team as a freshman, and just before her junior season this fall, she committed to play college volleyball at UND.
By: Jody Norstedt, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Alivia Fraase has always been ahead of schedule, she started for the Shanley volleyball team as a freshman, and just before her junior season this fall, she committed to play college volleyball at UND.
She's certainly making a name for herself, while making life tough on the competition.
Alivia Fraase remembers exactly how it felt; the first time she played varsity volleyball for the Shanley Deacons.
Alivia Fraase – Surpassed 1,000 kills last week: “I was so nervous. You couldn't even ask me how I was feeling because I probably would've just started breaking down into tears because I was just in a frenzy.”
Fraase burst onto the local volleyball scene in 2011, leading the Deacons in kills as a freshman.
Now, in her junior season, Fraase is already one of the most dominant players in the state.
Earlier this month, she recorded her 1,000th career kill which even surprised her.
Fraase: “A thousand is a lot. A kill is only one point, so if you have 1,000 of those it's crazy just what the journey that you took to get you there”
Curt Johnson – Shanley Head Coach: “It's pretty good to average over 300 kills in three years, not even three complete years yet.”
So, she's compiled over 1,000 kills in her career and her teammates say she's one of the hardest hitters in the state.
Luaren Sandy – Shanley Jr. Setter: “She has actually given me a concussion before to the head. So, I've definitely been on the receiving end of that.”
“We all have. It only makes us better I guess.”
Fraase: “You generate the power from your legs and then it's just a quick snap of the wrist.”
She makes it look easy, and to her it probably is.
This year, the 6 foot University of North Dakota commit is focusing on being more of a complete player playing all 6 positions, meaning she never leaves the court.
Sandy: “I think that's made her even more of a weapon. It's really enhanced how she plays.”
Fraase: “It's always a thrill to get up a great pass and watch your teammates get the kill point.”
A true team player, that isn't so nervous anymore.