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Gold medalist meets local volleyball champs

American gold medalist Reid Priddy and Roswell Diggers Megan McCreary, left, and Mireya Armendariz bite their medals at Goddard High School Monday. McCreary and Armendariz earned their hardware at a USA Volleyball beach event in Albuquerque Saturday. Priddy was a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic indoor volleyball team that won gold in Beijing, China. (J.T. Keith Photo)

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American gold medalist Reid Priddy visited with local volleyball players at Goddard High School Monday, including two members of the Roswell Diggers, who recently captured first-place medals of their own.
Mireya Armendariz and Megan McCreary won the 12-and-under division at the Sandia Classic in Albuquerque this past weekend. The USA Volleyball Junior Beach Tour win qualified the pair for the national finals, July 20-25 in Siesta Key, Florida.
Priddy was in Roswell as part of his Max Potential Tour, talking to young volleyball players about success, failure and his path to becoming a three-time NCAA All-American, four-time Olympian, and his current goal of transitioning from indoor to beach volleyball and representing the United States for a fifth time at the Tokyo Games in 2020.
“My main message is that loss and failure equals growth and development,” Priddy said. “Failing a lot is good.”