Calverley honored again by RRAC
Junior named Setter of the Week
Enabling others is her role for teammates
WAXAHACHIE, Texas -- “Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice.”
The words of American industrialist Henry Ford ring true of this week’s Red River Athletic Conference Setter of the Week, Taylor Calverley.
The junior from Southwestern Assemblies of God University was named the best at her craft for a second time this season. Just two weeks ago she was cited following her performance at the John Brown University Invitational.
According to the official RRAC press release by Sports Information Director Darrin David, Calverley averaged 10.8 assists per game this past week.
Like the famous quote by Ford (above), the 5-foot-10 Calverley receives the self-satisfaction of well-placed sets that are smashed into opponents’ backcourts as they score points for her team. Sunday’s announcement was surely warming on a cool fall evening.
She shared the honor with Texas Wesleyan University’s Angelica Arroyo who had similar numbers.
Calverley, from the southern Fort Worth suburb of Mansfield, Texas, amassed 130 assists during 12 games in a 2-1 week for the Lady Lions.
She stockpiled 47 assists in a 3-2 loss to TWU, 46 in a 3-1 victory over the University of Texas-Permian Basin and 37 in a sweep of University of the Southwest. She also had 27 digs during the three matches.
Her 10.0 assists per game average ranks third in the Red River Athletic Conference and is #29 in the country in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Thanks to her helpers the Lady Lions have three players ranking in the RRAC’s Top 12 in hitting percentage (Caitlyn Hudson .219, Kassy Cox .208, and Jessica Sodich .201). No team in the RRAC has more.
Against UTPB she set two career highs with seven kills (in seven attempts) and four blocks, a category the setter rates second on the team.
Calverley enjoyed a standout high school career at Grace Preparatory School in Arlington, Texas. She played for the Lions under head coach Sandy Kelm.
Currently, SAGU is 3-1 in the conference and 8-10 overall.
The Lady Lions are off this week. They return to action on Monday, October 8, when Oklahoma’s Mid-America Christian University (currently 12-6) comes to town. That match will be broadcast on SAGU TV in high definition.
Contact: Mark “Link” Warde, SAGU Sports Information Director, at
or at 469-658-2847.