Class 3A Feature Athlete (April 26)

Name: Kolton Butina
High School: Hempfield
Grade: 12
Position: Defensive Specialist

Background Info: Butina has been a three-year starting varsity player and is co-captain of the team this year. He has been playing volleyball for six years. He will be attending Saint Vincent College to major in accounting and hopes to play on the men's volleyball team there.

Quotes from Hempfield coach John Howell: "Kolton is a very dedicated player and a perfectionist. He has transitioned well from originally being a front row player to solely a defensive specialist. He is reading plays exceptionally well this year and making big defensive plays night after night. His work ethic and desire to defend the floor has truly come to light in his senior year."