Volleyball Signs Two to NLI

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Head Volleyball Coach Cathy Kokel just completed her tenth season at Dallas Baptist, a second place finish in the Heartland Conference, and a trip to the conference tournament. As her team continues to pile up the victories, she maintains her quest to keep the Lady Patriots at the top of the conference standings for years to come. Within that pursuit, Kokel continues to attract some of the top volleyball talent in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and this year is no different as she announces the signing of two local products to National Letters of Intent this week. “I think these two girls are going to make an impact on our program,” said Kokel. “Their resumes speak to their work ethic, character, and talent and I am excited about getting them in this program to join our team and to build on the success we had this season.”

Carly Hess (Waxahachie, Texas) was recently named District 15-4A Hitter of the Year for Waxahachie High School. A co-captain for the Indians – who finished the year 37-8 and reached the regional semifinals – Hess ranked 6th in all of Texas in attack percentage and had one of the lowest error percentages in the country. Along with her ability on the court, Hess is also a member of the National Honor Society, the Waxahachie High School Student Council, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Delta Phi Beta Chi, an honors club for those who excel in the sciences.

Austin Roberts (Aledo, Texas) led All Saints Episcopal High School to the championship game of the Southwestern Prep Conference and led the SPC in assists during the season. She was in the Top 10 for the Metroplex in assists and was named MVP of the Trinity Tournament in 2012. She was also named All-Tournament and MVP of the tournament in Saginaw early in the season. While awaiting the awards from the SPC for 2012, she has been named by her peers and teammates as the athlete who exemplifies Christ on the athletic field and in life. An honor-roll student, Roberts is also a member of the National Honor Society and carries one of the top GPA’s in her class.