Posted On: 10/30/19 9:56 AM

As the amount of state title contenders continues to dwindle with each day, it has been very exciting to see the  youth of Minnesota high school volleyball coming up big as the stakes get higher and the stage receives a brighter spotlight. Here are four athletes from the classes of 2022 and 2023 that are providing big contributions to the their respective team’s current run towards the state tournament.

Elle CottonElleCotton6'0" | SElk River | 2022StateMN - RS/S | 2022 | Elk River
Elk River upended the top seed in Section 7AAA, Andover, 3-1 on Tuesday night to secure their spot in the finals and get one step closer to the state tournament. Somewhat of a surprise given their overall record, Elk River has had moments this season that they have displayed full potential and what this collection of athletes can accomplish when all the moving parts are working together. Cotton is a big contributor for this squad as she is relied upon to score points with her arm as well as control and distribute half of the offense. In Tuesday’s win her skills were in full effect as she terminated 15 kills on a .306 attack percentage while adding 21 assists.

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