O’Fallon Men’s volleyball star Gabe Norsigian to play at Missouri Baptist

img_4220-resizedO’FALLON – Gabe Norsigian plans to further his academic and athletic career at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis next season.

The six-foot-four Southwestern Conference standout played middle hitter for the O’Fallon Panthers.

Norsigian signed his letter of intent after school on November 21. Norsigian plans to study Psychology, but is still undecided on a specific psychology degree.

“I really loved the atmosphere and the campus when I visited Missouri Baptist. I really like the coach and the players there as well. Everything just seemed to be a perfect fit,” Norsigian said.

Head Coach of Missouri Baptist University Men’s Volleyball team John Yehling said, “We are super excited. He is very athletic, and will be able to provide depth for us at a couple different positions.”

The Spartans are two time defending National Champions the the NAIA division.

When asked what he is looking forward to most next season at Missouri Baptist, Norsigian said, “Learning as much as I can from my new coach and hopefully improving on my skill set. Also playing with a new team and seeing how we could come together in future seasons and be an even better team.”

Norsigian said that Missouri Baptist has been very welcoming in the entire process, “They have been very helpful and nice to me for choosing their school to enroll at. The coaches are really nice and funny, and I enjoy talking to Coach Yehling.”

Norsigian commented on his high school coach, Katelyn Hagarty, saying, “I have learned a lot from her both on and off the court. She has been very supportive of me and has taught me a lot about being a leader and how to maximize my potential and my abilities when it comes to volleyball. She was definitely a big part of me wanting to play volleyball in college, because she made the sport so much fun.”

Norsigian said signing his letter of intent was a great feeling and made him very excited for next season.

Gabe is the son of Wendi and Hud Norsigian.