“Chelsea is undoubtedly one of the best middle blockers in the 2024 class,” Rackham Watt said. “With her arrival, she is poised to make an immediate impact, providing depth and challenging our three returning middles. Chelsea’s ability to shut down opposing attackers, combined with her versatility to hit from both in front and behind the setter make her the kind of middle blocker every program wants.
“However, what truly makes Chelsea special is her competitive spirit, a determined work ethic, and an unyielding drive to succeed. We are ecstatic about the potential she brings and look forward to training her.”
Sutton is coming off a strong senior campaign that saw her finish with 288 kills on .416 hitting, 120 blocks, 38 digs and 26 aces. Throughout the season, she recorded double-digit kills 15 times and posted five or more blocks on 13 occasions.
One of her top performances of the year came when she helped her Ponte Vedra squad upset top-seeded Gulf Breeze in the playoffs, tallying 18 kills, seven blocks and four digs to pace her team in the five-set thriller.
For her career, Sutton finished with 665 kills, 288 blocks, 69 digs and 34 aces. She etched her name into the Ponte Vedra High School record books, ending as the Sharks’ program record holder for career blocks.
During her four years, she helped Ponte Vedra win district titles all four seasons and one state title as a freshman, leading the Sharks in blocks during a 27-0 campaign that saw the team drop just two sets the entire year.