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NSU hires former Crimson Tide player as volleyball graduate assistant
Aug 17, 2013 | 149 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Former University of Alabama standout Lindsey Buteyn has been named Lady Demon Volleyball Graduate Assistant, as announced by Northwestern State Co-Head coaches Hugh and Stephanie Hernesman Monday afternoon.

“We’re looking forward to working with Lindsey and the experience she brings to the program,” said Hugh Hernesman. “She has coaching in her past and has been working with a well-recognized club program, along with being a well-accomplished player. She’s very eager to take on projects and will be a positive addition to the program.”

The Madison, Wis., native was a four-year letter winner and a team co-captain during her senior campaign in the Fall of 2008.

As a senior, Buteyn appeared in all 29 matches while registering 189 kills (1.80 k/set) in 485 attempts.

Buteyn aided in Alabama’s participation in the NCAA tournament for three straight seasons (2005-’07) while earning Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll accolades all four years.

After Alabama, Buteyn played professionally for a year with the VC-Tirol Volleyball league, a member of the Austrian First League, where her performance on the court helped maintain the team’s standing in the league.

Buteyn returned to the states and spent the 2010 season with the Tusculoum College Lady Pioneers as a volunteer assistant where she aided in TC’s 25-7 record, a second place finish in the South Atlantic Conference and a NCAA Division II tournament appearance.

Buteyn began her coaching career as an assistant for the 18U Red squad as part of the Capital Volleyball Academy in Madison. She became Head Coach of the 15U team in 2011 and spent two seasons with the squad. Buteyn also aided in the organization of all tournaments, as well as coordination of the 14 and under youth development programs.

In high school, Buteyn earned Two-time all conference and fourth-team All-State honors. She Helped guide Waupun High School to back-to-back State Championships and led WHS to a PrepVolleyball.com national ranking (#8) as a junior. The middle blocker was named to the state All-Tournament team and also lettered in basketball (three years) and track & field (four years). She was a sectional qualifier in the 200m, 400m and 800m runs.

Buteyn played for Wisconsin Power club team (formerly Club Breakout) that appeared in three straight Junior Olympic Championships including a ninth place national finish in 2003.

The daughter of Dean and Priscilla Buteyn, she graduated from Alabama in 2009 with a degree in Communications. She will be studying towards a Master’s degree in Health and Human Performance at NSU.
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