Joining a new conference did little to keep Southwestern Assemblies of God Universityís triumvirate from repeating their† First-Team All-Conference honors from last year.

In 2012, setter Taylor Calverley, middle blocker Kassy Cox and outside hitter Jessica Sodich took home first-team all-conference honors in the they garnered a year ago in the Red River Athletic Conference.

This year in the Sooner Athletic Conference, they received the same honors.

The conference named a dozen players to the 2013 first-team and SAGU had those three chosen by a vote of coaches.

Considering the Lady Lions finished in sixth place both years serves to validate their performance each season.

Calverley led the league in assists with 10 per set.

Cox was third in blocks, fourth in kills per set and seventh in hitting.

Sodich led the SAC in kills per set for much of the season and finished second. Her 205 kills were more than anyone in conference play.

Faith Hardin, of Midlothian, received strong recognition by the coaches when she was chosen to the SACís All-Conference Second-Team as a freshman.

She was third on the Lady Lions in kills per set and had a .188 hitting percentage, which was second best on the team.

Three additional players were tabbed as members on the Honorable Mention squad. Brittany Briggs, of Maypearl, Alissa Kirk and Emmalee Smith, of Red Oak, gave the Lady Lions a total of seven players chosen for league honors.

Oklahoma Baptist Universityís Kristin Pressley, a senior from Mansfield, headlined the All-Conference roster. She was fifth in the NAIA in kills and digs. It was not only her third year to make the team, but she was also named the Most Valuable Player all three years.

OBU (32-5) was the class of the conference, rolling to their third straight championship. No. 7 nationally, four of their five losses came versus ranked teams.

They racked up a 48-10 mark (.828) in games won while going 16-0 against league competition. SAGU administered one of their defeats, on the road.