The John Cooper School volleyball team is gearing up for the 2020 season. It is going to look different with SPC announcing that there will not be fall championships but there will still be a season!
At the VYPE Media Days, we caught up with volleyball standouts Laura Weatherford, Rivers Kolesar, Lauren Wolford and AJ Harrell. Hear what they have to say about the upcoming season.
(**These interviews were conducted before the SPC announcement**)
HOUSTON - When Gaby Mansfield was 14-years-old, she knew then that she wanted to play collegiate volleyball.
The 2022 Libero's recruiting process got started a little late but in the end there were roughly six programs she was highly interested in. In the end, the Klein junior decided to stay close to home verbally committing to Genny Volpe's Rice Owls.
"Staying close to home means the world to me," Mansfield said. "My family is extremely close. I have a two-year-old brother that I'm very close to and plan to attend as many of his sporting and school events as possible."
I am extremely blessed and honored to announce that I have verbally committed to Rice University to further my academic and volleyball career!! @RiceVolleyball @KleinVolleyball @PrepDigTX @PrepVolleyball @HoustonSkyline @vypehouston @HoustonChronHS pic.twitter.com/Q81tDPKz0A
— Gaby Mansfield (@MansfieldGaby) September 8, 2020
When looking at Rice, the university is in the Top 10 academically. Mansfield wants to pursue a degree in Sports Management and one day become a Sports Agent.