Charleston, S.C. – While others spent their time relaxing and catching up with friends during the summer, junior utility player Macey LaPorte found another way to enjoy her time away. LaPorte spent ten weeks this summer in Huntington Beach, California working with Fellowship of Christian Athletes Volleyball.
The first half of the summer LaPorte spent playing on the beach, while the latter half she moved to the indoor court. While the internship did focus on improving her game, LaPorte says the main goal was finding your identity in Christ and learning to play for Him.
She commented, "They train you to be a leader, to play with God and find your identity in who you are."
Head Coach Christy Mooberry says she sees a difference in her players after finding more purpose in playing the game.
"I think being at FCA Volleyball camp gives them a bigger picture, a more purposeful picture, of why they're doing what they're doing," Mooberry commented. "They're not just in it for themselves or even for the team. They're in it for a bigger picture then that and I love seeing them play out of knowing that."
Volleyball will hit the court for the first time this season on Friday afternoon for the Catamount Classic. First serve is set for 4 p.m. against Middle Tennessee State.