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GOLD AND BLACK ILLUSTRATED VOLUME 27, ISSUE 5 85 "Purdue plays defense and will work hard," Atkinson said. "You see people like Ashley (Evans) working hard for every ball and I am just thinking, 'You could just let that ball go,' but now I am go- ing for every ball and now my back and knee hurt and all this stuff. I feel like if my teammates see me working hard then if I don't make that play, they will still know I gave full effort. That's what I want them to see more than anything." With Atkinson, whom Shondell calls "physically one of the most imposing players" he's coached, embracing that style, the Boiler- makers feel they can have one of the best groups of outside hitters in the Big Ten in 2017. The group has experience in All-American senior Danielle Cuttino and senior Azariah Stahl, plus impressive early-enrolling freshman Caitlyn Newton. Cuttino thinks Atkinson will take another step forward this sea- son. "The biggest thing that was holding Sherridan back was her mentality. Physically, she has all the tools she needs to be successful," Cuttino said. "Last year toward the end of the season, she really got out of her own head and started to play freely. It was a click." j "Physically, the way she intimidates the other team, that's a big asset for us." — Senior Danielle Cuttino on Sherridan Atkinson

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