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3 boys try out for girls volleyball team in FL

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Pinellas County, FL - After three years of playing high school volleyball, senior Samantha Schlesman is once again trying out for the squad. But this year, tryouts are a bit different. Schlesman and the rest of the girls volleyball team will compete against three boys, to make the squad.

"They are trying to make a statement. They want a boys team. I understand what they are trying to do. They are hilarious. I love playing with them and I think it's a good thing," said Schlesman.

Trevor Kennan, Tony Tonova, and Garrett Peterson all showed up at Seminole High School this week to try out for the girls volleyball team.

"There's no guys team. They don't make that in Pinellas county for boys and so we are trying to get to play here and try to start boys volleyball," said Trevor Kennan.

Tony Tonova said he's not taking it easy on the girls and he's very interested in making the squad.

"We love the game of Volleyball. We just want to play and this is a great opportunity for us to get out here and play and show our skills," he said.

All three boys are incoming freshmen and are ready to deal with being ridiculed.

"They are probably going to make fun of us. But, that's fine with me. I don't care because at least we are playing something," said Kennan.

And even though it might be embarrassing, Garrett Peterson showed up for tryouts and wants to play.

"I don't care how embarrassing it is to come out here and play with a bunch of girls. I just want to have fun and play the sport," he said.

The three boys will continue to participate in tryouts. But, whether they make the team, remains to be seen.

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