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Beating the injury odds

Dominique Fisher will attend the University of Albany in Albany, New York, this fall on a full ride athletic scholarship.The 6-foot-2-inch Fisher played volleyball at Falcon High School all four years, despite ACL injuries on both of her knees. The first injury occurred in October 2013 during a home game. After her surgery, she continued to make practices and attended every game to cheer on her team. Fisher had also signed with a club team during that time; and, although she couldnít play, she traveled with the team to all the tournaments.Released to play again in March 2014, during her first game back on the court, Fisher suffered an ACL injury to her right knee. Another surgery took place in April; once again, she couldnít play but continued to avidly support her team.Looking forward to playing her senior year, another obstacle took her off the court in the fall of 2014. She had to have a third knee surgery because the screw placed in her right knee caused an infection.Released in October, Fisherís first game as a senior was Oct. 16 ó senior night for volleyball. The team won, and Fisherís tears of joy were well-deserved. She went on to finish the season with the Falcons. Currently, Fisher is injury free and playing club volleyball before she heads off to New York.College coaches from the East Coast to the West Coast contacted Fisher to play volleyball.Of note: All the while, Fisher held a 3.75 grade point average all four years at Falcon High School. Plus, she held a job at Safeway the past two years.Good luck this fall, Dominique!

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