Calvary University volleyball is excited to announce our newest signee for the 2020-2021 season, Abigail (Abby) Riebel of Iola, KS. Abby comes to us from Arrows of Liberty Homeschool Alliance where she was coached by Tricia Stockebrand. Abby is an outside hitter and defensive specialist.  Abby recently attended Calvary Days and team members noticed Abby’s desire for Jesus and kindness toward others. Coach Johnson points out, “Abby has already come to a point in which she places Jesus atop her priority list. This was obvious in our interaction.” 

Abby plans to pursue an Interdisciplinary Studies degree, merging Youth Ministry and Business Administration and in that, fulfill a dream to, “Help build effective youth outreach ministries for churches and church planting. I have always dreamed of going on mission trips to the Native American reservations.” When asked about the team aspect of volleyball Abby shared, “My favorite thing about being a part of a team is the deeper level of friendship and loyalty to Christ, your teammates becoming sisters, and your mentor (coach).” Abby came to know Jesus when she was 9 years old. When asked about her relationship with Jesus and how He affects her volleyball, Abby noted, “My love for Christ has made me realize that I can use the court as an effective evangelistic opportunity. My attitude on the court, my dedication, my display of joy, and my ability to stay humble and be a good loser shows other people my relationship with Christ. How I play on court lets others know what my heart and relationship with Christ looks like. Knowing that makes me try my best to play positive, stay positive, and do it all for the glory of God.” Maddy and her family attend Colony Christian Church. We celebrate together with Abby’s parents Chase and Jessica Riebel.  Please join us in August to give a warm Calvary welcome to Abigail Riebel!