The Sooner Athletic Conference announced their weekly honors, and three of the players chosen play for Southwestern Assemblies of God University.
Two of the four volleyball players of the week are seniors Taylor Calverley and Kassy Cox.
The goalie for the women’s soccer team, Haley Shingleton was named defensive player of the week for her sport.
Calverley was named the Hitter and Cox was named the Setter of the Week.
Calverley, a 5-foot-10-inch native of Mansfield and standout at Arlington’s Grace Preparatory Academy, and Cox are both multiple winners this fall.
Calverley averaged 9.38 assists per game and added 28 digs during the team’s 2-2 week. She also had 10 kills, an ace and seven blocks from the setter position.
The 6-foot-1-inch Cox was a powerful presence at middle blocker. She had two solo and 17 combination blocks on the week. She also averaged 3.08 kills per game. She added nine digs and an assist.
In a huge 3-1 win versus Texas Wesleyan University, Calverley racked up 36 assists and a dozen digs. Cox hit .348 with 10 kills and 10 combo blocks.
For the season, Calverley’s 10 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,” 13-year head coach Hank Moore said. “Last week they both played extremely well. Both have been so consistent all season. 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 has more than 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 on this week’s award list 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, has won the award six times and has been chosen the NAIA Player of the Week the past two weeks.
Shingleton shared the honors with Offensive Player of the Week, Jade Ovendale, of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
Shingleton hails from Deer Park and at 5-foot-5-inches, she stood tall last week for the Lady Lions. She registered 33 saves in two 1-0 losses last week, 17 at Southwestern Christian University and then 16 when Wayland Baptist University came to town on Saturday.
“Haley is one of the top goalkeepers I have seen in the three years that I have coached at SAGU,” head coach Mandy Fortner said. “She has incredible athletic and technical abilities. She dominates on crosses and is fearless coming off of her line.”
Through last week, she had played in six games and yielded just nine goals. After picking up 20 saves Tuesday night she averages 13 per game, tops in the SAC.
The vocal leader of the Lady Lions defense is No. 2 in the nation in saves per game.
Ovendale scored four goals and had an assist for the USAO Drovers in their two games. The native of Wisbech, England now has 10 goals this year.