Sherridan Atkinson
Millikan Volleyball

Volleyball: Millikan Alum Sherridan Atkinson Named All-American

Millikan alum Sherridan Atkinson helped lead Purdue to a 24-9 season, and was rewarded for her efforts by being named an AVCA First Team All-American, just the fifth in Purdue history.

Atkinson is a two-time All-American after a senior season topping the Big Ten with 546 kills on a .296 hitting percentage. It was the ninth-most kills in the NCAA this season.

Atkinson was a standout at Millikan and at Long Beach State before transferring to Purdue.

“It’s an incredible accomplishment and honor for Sherridan [Atkinson] to be named All-America First Team,” Purdue coach Dave Shondell said in a statement. “It is a tribute to her growth as a competitive athlete and woman. It has been very rewarding for our staff to see her dedicate herself to becoming great. Her positive leadership style was an extremely positive factor in allowing our young team to enjoy a very successful season. I know she will continue her development as she shifts her focus to a professional career in America’s game.”

Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.