Volleyball signs player from national champions
Kaylee Worlow was Captain, Libero for PT Warriors
Team won national crown among Home School teams
Senior is first to complete new North Texas District School of Ministry program
WAXAHACHIE, Texas -- Southwestern Assemblies of God University has announced that Kaylee Worlow has signed her binding National Letter of Intent to play college volleyball for the Lady Lions this fall.
Head Coach Hansford "Hank" Moore is entering his 14th year at the helm. With five seniors to replace, he says that Worlow will likely compete as a Defensive Specialist when camp opens in early August.
The 5-foot-4 Worlow also played Libero for the Fort Worth-based Parker-Tarrant Home School Warriors volleyball team. Under Head Coach John Miller the team won the national championship among all home schools competing at the event in Omaha, Nebraska.
Excluding a number of tournaments in which the Warriors won many, their won-lost record was 15-2.
They have well earned the title: “the best home school volleyball program in the nation.”
She played three seasons for the Warriors, the past two as the starting Libero. As a senior Worlow was named the team Co-Captain as well.
Along with her parents Paul and Angela, the Worlows live in Crowley (pop. 12, 838), which is located 15 miles southwest of Fort Worth, Texas.
“I feel extremely blessed to be coming to play on SAGU volleyball team,” she said after signing. “I love the atmosphere at SAGU, especially the great feeling of family and the presence of the Holy Spirit on the campus.”
She is very involved in her home church, Harvest Assembly of God, in Ft. Worth, where she is active with the youth group. Kaylee is a volunteer worker in the 4-6 year old Sunday School class as well as with the three-year old nursery.
Worlow’s 3.6 grade point average qualified her for the National Honor Society of High School Scholars.
As a freshman, she began the piloting class of the North Texas District School of Ministry High School Program and this January, as a senior, she graduated as the first high school student to complete the program.
Worlow has stated her studies at SAGU will focus on a Sports Management major while she also minors in Youth and Student Ministry.
The Lady Lions graduated three defensive specialists, a setter and a middle blocker from a team that went 16-18 in their first season in the Sooner Athletic Conference. The SAC is considered one of, if not THE toughest league in the NAIA.
There were 226 NAIA teams last season, and they competed in 23 different conferences.
SAGU finished sixth in the nine-team SAC, where they were 8-8 against competition in the league.
Last season Coach Moore’s club had their string of eight straight winning records in the regular season snapped. However, they were 15-13 before stumbling in five of their last six matches.
The Lady Lions did qualify for a berth in both the Sooner Conference Tournament and the Central Regional of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). Their last two setbacks came against NCAA Division II teams.
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