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Anoka senior middle hitter Lindsey Sutton goes up for a kill in a conference match this season. Sutton was a dominant force in the middle throughout her Tornado career, providing a tall task for opposing defenses with her ability to attack all parts of the floor.

The feature

A position that provides a chance to attack opposing teams from every angle produced a career of powerful and well-placed kills for Anoka senior middle hitter Lindsey Sutton, closing her career as one of the top players in the Northwest Suburban Conference.

Start in volleyball

“I started volleyball in seventh grade. I always had people tell me that because I was so tall I should play volleyball!”

Favorite part of volleyball

“I love the team aspect of it. I also love that it is so much fun and it gives me a space to be super loud and energetic, which is a huge part of my personality.”

Enjoy most about team

“I love that we all get along so well. In the past few years, we have had a lot of drama and bad attitudes, but this year we all got along perfectly, which made it so much more fun and way less stressful.”

Best part of position

“I love the pace of the game at middle. You are always moving and everything goes at such a fast speed. I also love being able to hit from so many different spots because you can’t do that from any other position.”

Something people might not realize about your sport

“I have people tell me that volleyball is easy, and it bothers me a ton. What people don’t realize is that you have to get every part of the game absolutely perfect in order to score. There are so many moving parts too, and people don’t realize that it is a very mental game.”

Top high school volleyball memory

“My favorite memory is probably last season when we played Andover. We lost the first two sets, and then came back to win it in five! It was also the first ever A-Town trophy, so it was super awesome to win it.”

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Great article! Lindsey is such a positive force at Anoka and loves her school, her team and her coaches!

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