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Duo honored for effort as Setter and Hitter

WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  The Sooner Athletic Conference announced their weekly honors, and two of the four are members of the Southwestern Assemblies of God University volleyball team.

Seniors Taylor Calverley and East Texas' Kassy Cox were named the Hitter and the Setter of the Week, respectively.

Calverley, a 5’10 native of Mansfield, Texas and standout at Arlington’s Grace Preparatory Academy, and Cox (Lufkin, Tx / Lufkin HS) are both multiple winners this fall.

Calverley averaged 9.38 assists per game and added 28 digs during the team’s 2-2 week. Ten kills, a service ace and seven blocks from the Setter position.

The 6-foot-1 Cox was a powerful presence at Middle Blocker. Not only she have two solo blocks while assisting teammates on 17 combo blocks, but she also averaged 3.08 kills per game. She added nine digs and an assist.

In a huge 3-1 win over Texas Wesleyan University, Calverley racked up 36 assists (12.0 per game) and a dozen digs. Cox hit .348 with 10 kills and 10 combo blocks.

For the season, Calverley’s 10.0 assists per game is second in the Sooner and 23rd nationally.

Cox is hitting .265 and averaging 3.5 kills per game, ranking fifth and third respectively.

“I'm very proud of Taylor and Kassy,” said 13 year Head Coach Hank Moore. “Last week they both played extremely well. Both have been so consistent all season.”

“Kassy and Taylor are in the top five in several categories in the conference,” he added. “Last week Taylor really played well on offense and on defense.”

“She blocked amazingly well against TWU, as did Kassy. That was the difference in that match. I'm very proud of these girls.”

Taylor, SAGU’s all-time leader in assists, passed the 4,500 barrier a few days ago. Kassy went over 1,200 kills and keeps ascending on the all-time leader board.

Calverley and Cox were First Team All-Conference players last year.

Joining them are Kristin Pressley and Lauren Hutchinson. Pressley, from Oklahoma Baptist University, is the overall Player of the Week, while Texas Wesleyan University’s Hutchinson was selected for her performance at Libero.

Pressley, from Mansfield, Texas, has won the award six times and has been chosen the NAIA Player of the Week the past two weeks.

Ray Fink, the SAC Sports Information Director, published the press release on the league website at

Contact: Mark “Link” Warde, SAGU Sports Information Director, at or at 469-658-2847.

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