Calvary’s volleyball team has just finished seven straight home matches. They earned two victories and five losses during this homestand. Coach Ashley Spicer’s team has dealt with some injuries this season, and overall they are a young team. The Lady Warriors now embark on road trips to Joplin, Missouri; Lincoln, Nebraska; Haviland, Kansas; and Manhattan, Kansas, before returning to Joplin for the MCCC Tournament at the end of October. Please pray for safety as they travel and compete on the court.
Jenny Her makes a pass. Also pictured are Esther Schwarze (#6) and Kristen Jolly (#14).
Tori Stahr sets. Also pictured are Esther Schwarze (#6) and Kaela Gingrich (#12).
One of the best aspects of playing sports, in my opinion, is the opportunity to develop good character qualities and sportsmanship. One can learn a number of lessons through athletics, and those lessons can be applied to life off the court or field as well. That is one of the reasons Calvary has an athletics program! Due to that fact, our coaches work with their players on more than just strategies for winning. One way to measure success in that area is the sportsmanship displayed during the heat of a game. During the conference tournament each year, the Midwest Christian College Conference hands out Sportsmanship Awards. We are pleased to announce that both our men’s soccer team and women’s volleyball team received those awards this fall. Praise the Lord for students who are playing for Him!
Coach Ashley Spicer, Paige Specht, Alyssa Splitter, Tasha Krahn, C.J. Lewallen, Kristen Jolly, Kaela Gingrich, Tori Stahr, Arianna Erixson, and Alyssa Krestan sang during the service.
Last Sunday our women’s volleyball team and Zeb Green, a member of the men’s basketball team, traveled to Graham Union Church in northwest Missouri to take part in the morning service. They were invited by Randy Grimm, Calvary’s Chief Operating Officer, who is also the pastor of the church. The team sang a few worship songs just like they do before and after their matches. Zeb and each of the ladies shared how they came to attend Calvary and what they like about the school. Though Graham Union Church is small in numbers, they are generous supporters of Calvary. For several years, they have provided scholarships for students, and they enjoy getting to meet students and hear how God is working.
The 2017 Lady Warriors volleyball team currently has a record of 5-1 (1-0 MCCC). As you can see, they are off to a strong start! The women are led by first-year head coach Ashley Spicer and seniors Paige Specht, Tasha Krahn, Alyssa Splitter, and C.J. Lewallen. They played their first conference match of the season on Tuesday evening at Ozark Christian College and came away with the victory in four sets. Today they travel to take on Barclay College in Haviland, Kansas, and will return home to face Manhattan Christian on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. I would encourage you to head out to the Pyramid Athletic Center (our gym) to cheer for the Lady Warriors. They are a fun team to watch!
2017 Lady Warriors Volleyball Team: (l to r) Arianna Erixson, Kristen Jolly, Paige Specht, Kaela Gingrich, Tasha Krahn, Alyssa Splitter, Alyssa Krestan, C.J. Lewallen, and Tori Stahr