Daegu spiker Wyche faces a good kind of dilemma upon graduation

Decisions, decisions.

Does Rachel Wyche, a senior defender/outside hitter/setter for Daegu’s girls volleyball team, choose an Air Force enlistment or play college volleyball after she graduates in June and go the Air Force ROTC scholarship route?

It’s the sort of problem many wish they have in their final high school days. Sort of like my favorite example: Olivia Anglade, Seoul American Class of 2002, two-time Stripes Athlete of the Year. She had appointments to Annapolis and Colorado Springs, when along came back-to-back ROTC scholarship offers from Notre Dame AND Stanford. She chose the latter, and the Falcons three-sport star (tennis, basketball and soccer) went on to become a four-time USA All-American … in rugby.

Anyway, back to Wyche. Under a program that permits high school students to do an Air Force delayed enlistment, Wyche was sworn in and, if she follows through and signs an active enlistment after graduation, she’ll work in air traffic control, as did her father, retired Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Reginald L. Wyche.

Wyche over the summer also attended a volleyball camp at Alabama State University, in the Heart of Dixie, Montgomery, Ala. According to her high school coach (and mother), Joanna Wyche, Rachel also received an invitation to play as a defensive specialist for the Division I Lady Hornets of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

A nice dilemma to have.

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