FAITH volleyball takes second in state, headed to nationals

Members of the Stephenville FAITH Knights volleyball team are (left to right) Sarah Braun, Jessica Southern, Mikayla Wand, Nelle Jenkins, Sarah Miller, Sarah Welch and Jessica Wand. || Photo courtesy META BOW


STEPHENVILLE (October 20, 2015) — Stephenville FAITH placed second in the Texas Association of Independent Athletic Organizations (TAIAO) Division II state tournament in Austin last weekend, and the Knights are not done.

FAITH leaves Wednesday morning for Springfield, Missouri, opening up play Monday in the National Christian Homeschool Volleyball Championships. There are more than 30 teams in the field, says head coach Robyn Ballew.



“We had a good weekend last weekend, obviously we wanted to win, but we have qualified for nationals and we’re excited about that,” says Ballew.

Leading the way have been a pair of first-team all-state pics in Mikayla Wand and Sarah Welch. Nelle Jenkins was named second-team all-state. But when it came down to the state tournament, the star and all-tourney pick from FAITH was Sarah Braun.

The Knights were 10-3 during the season and won two of three matches at state. They take a 12-4 record into the national tournament.

Photos courtesy Meta Bow:


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Courtesy photos below from state tournament obtained from FAITH coach Robyn Ballew:

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