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DPS Office of Athletics
Chelsea Lynn was a latecomer to volleyball, but the King High basketball standout maintains the same intensity regardless of the court she’s competing on.
“I wish I had more players like her,’’ King volleyball coach Michele Lewis Watts said of Lynn, the Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week. “She’s an excellent leader and she knows the game. She understands what it means to be an athlete and compete.”
A 5-11 senior, Lynn is headed to Central Michigan University next fall on a basketball scholarship. She plays center and both forward positions in basketball and is preparing for her fourth and final season with the Lady Crusaders’ varsity.
Not surprisingly, in a short period of time, Lynn has distinguished herself in volleyball with the same leadership and competitive qualities that have made her so effective in basketball.
With Lynn’s middle-hitting as the glue, King has become one of the PSL’s stronger volleyball programs as evidenced by its three-game victory against Pershing in the PSL consolation (third-place) match Tuesday at Western International High School.
“I’ve only been playing volleyball for two years, so I feel very honored that my coach would nominate me for an award so special,’’ said Lynn, a co-captain in both years she’s played. “I love my team and volleyball is fun. The jumping and split-second decisions in volleyball have definitely helped me a lot in basketball. It’s another way for me to stay active and be around my friends.”
Lynn said she plans to earn a degree in Criminal Justice and then apply for acceptance to Harvard Law School. That will put her in a solid position toward mastering yet another court.
The Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week Award is representative of the league’s top boys’ and girls’ athletic performers and is sponsored by local Detroit area McDonald’s owner-operators.