Volleyball’s Paige Bower Will Take Her Game to Temple College
Paige Bower will be taking her Volleyball Skills to Temple College this next Fall after signing her letter of intent on March 9th at the place Bower honed her craft, in the Hawk Gymnasium.
“I decided to go the Junior College route because it will help me on the academic side,” Bower started. “When I visited I was able to practice with them (the team) and I was in the mind set that I had to be perfect.”
That would be a hard bar to clear for most athletes, but Ms. Bower had been a mainstay for 3 years with the Hawk’s Varsity, so high goals, would be a given.
This past season, Bower was All-District Academic and was voted on the District 28-4A, 2nd Team. This young lady was high on two Stat Categories for the Hawk’s Season & All-Time Lists.
Season Stats Blocks All-Time Stats Paige Bower 78 Anna Bettersworth 197 Megan Vorhis 66 Paige Bower 192 Kayla Wunderlich 22 Bailey Drum 82 Season Kills All-Time Riley Mickey 254 Bailey Drum 1199 Paige Bower 150 Addison Farley 808 Caroline Kullberg 131 Amber Ramsey 629 Megan Vorhis 131 Faith Hasness 492 Cassidy Felps 127 Anna Bettersworth 470 Kayla Wunderlich 105 Paige Bower 412
The Coach sent me emails and has given me a work-out schedule and I will be following them on the internet….When I went, they (Temple College) was having a reunion party and they had a, get to know party, and there was quite a few girls there.”
What does that mean? “It means I will have to compete very hard for a chance to play but I like that challenge,” Bower said with confidence.
“My Mom is very happy for me,” Bower continued. “I will be the first one (in my family) to play a collegiate sport.”
On Bower’s journey, “I loved being at Canyon Lake and I had come from the New Braunfels district and I had a chance to show what I could do on the court…..Coach Paisley taught me to be strong on the mental side for both playing on the court and how to handle situations off the court.”
Bower continued, “Coach (Paisley) is very passion driven and a perfectionist, just like me and she (Paisley) taught me to not dwindle on my mistakes and to let it go.”
“Paige has goals to be the best she can be for her team,” Coach Paisley said. “She was driven to be the best blocker. She works hard at every position to be available for any situation. She was humble and always coachable…..We will miss her fun, loving spirit!!!”
“I loved this community, it had a small town feel,” Bowers blocked. “Everyone was welcoming and it was just a very great school to go to.”
On what Paige’s words of advice for the younger players, “Just focus on what you want to do…don’t rely on others and follow your passions.”
Thanks for your hard work in the class room and volleyball arena, the Hawk Nation, hopes the best as you now reach for higher goals above the net!!
Congrats and Go Paige!!