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Monday, Aug 03, 2015

Blue Streak selected for Classic

Highlands Today

Sebring senior setter Lindsey Whittington was selected to participate in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association 2013 Volleyball Classic on Sunday at the Marion Bowman Activities Center on the campus of St. Leo University.

Whittington is one of 24 players who will participate in the two-day event.

There will be a practice session Saturday.

Then, the players will be divided into two teams to play in a five-set match Sunday.

Whittington had a stellar year to help the Blue Streaks offense have a lot of success on the court.

"Lindsey played a key role on our team as the setter," said Sebring volleyball coach Venessa Sinness. "She was consistent in her sets and helped to make our offense work.

"She was a team leader and we're really going to miss her next year."

The Florida Athletic Coaches Association 2013 All Star Volleyball Classic sponsored by ShieldSkin Athletic Wear who will provide the commemorative All Star uniforms for the players. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5.

"It means a lot to be selected to play in the FACA All Star event," said Whittington. "It was unexpected, but I'm very happy about being chosen."

Whittington was on varsity for three years, but really began to contribute her junior season.

"Being a setter is tough because everything goes through you," the Blue Streak athlete said. "I had to work very hard and I enjoyed every minute of trying to help my teammates be successful."

Volleyball State Chairman Stephanie Martin from Fort Myers High School welcomes two successful head volleyball coaches,

Jacksonville-Wolfson High School's Joel Chaitovicz and Jensen Beach's Mike Sawtelle as All Star coaches.

Players will be divided into two equal teams during a practice session to compete in a five game volleyball match on Sunday.

"I'm looking forward to playing with some of the best volleyball players in the state," Whittington said. "It's a great way to finish my high school career."