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Fulda two-sport star to play for CLC

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Fulda High School athlete Brittany Hulstein will play volleyball and basketball next season for the Central Lakes College Raiders of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference.

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The 5-10 standout, who graduates this spring, will be welcomed by CLC coaches Jane Peterson in volleyball and Dennis Eastman in women’s basketball. 

“She is tenacious and versatile, gets better each year and always plays her heart out,” Fulda head basketball coach Gregg Slaathaug said in a news release.

Hulstein was Fulda’s most valuable player in volleyball, an All-Red Rock Conference pick and was named to the all-area team. 

“Her skills will be missed,” Fulda head volleyball coach Jen Tiesler said in the news release.

In basketball, Hulstein earned first team all-conference honors as a freshman, sophomore, and senior. She was named to the all-area third team last season and was an academic all-state honoree.

Hulstein, a guard, averaged 11.5 points per game at guard and her 55-percent shooting percentage ranks fourth in Fulda history. Her 91 steals last season rank sixth on the all-time list at FHS with 247. In her career, she made 93 shots beyond the arc to rank seventh. She averaged nine steals per game last season and had 247 in four years as a varsity starter.

“She had 824 career points and would’ve had 1,000 had she not torn an ACL her junior year,” Slaathaug said. 

“We are excited about having an athlete of her caliber here,” said Peterson, a three-time NJCAA Division III volleyball coach of the year in 2000, 2001, and 2007 when CLC captured national championships.

Eastman, who took the Raiders to the college’s only national basketball championship in 1996, said he is equally pleased that Hulstein joins a corps of quality recruits headed into his program.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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