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Volleyball: Elle Cotton

By Tim Kolehmainen, Breakdown Sports Media, 06/24/20, 11:00AM CDT


Elk River's versatile junior

The Elle Cotton file

  • Name: Elle Cotton
  • School: Elk River
  • Class: Junior
  • Coach comment: "Elle is a three-year starter. In 2019 she made the AVCA Phenom list. She is a strong leader, fierce competitor and has exceptional volleyball I.Q." — Elk River coach Theresa Brummer

Q and A

Give me a short scouting report on yourself as a player. What are your strengths?

  • I am a very consistent player, I love to attack at the net, and get my team involved.

Can you tell us one unusual thing about yourself that others may not know?

  • I like to sew and garden.

What's the best part of playing high school volleyball and why?

  • Rallying the community together, because it inspires younger kids who want to play volleyball.

Tell me about the outlook for your team this year. What are the strengths of your team?

  • We have a strong all-around team.

What other activities are you involved in at the high school level?

  • I am in NHS.

What type of training do you do in the offseason?

  • I play club volleyball for Minnesota Select.

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