When COVID-19 limited participation in indoor volleyball tournaments, incoming freshmen Gaby Torres and Madisyn Sosa went in a different direction.
Well, perhaps, a sandier one.
Texas Fierce Elite Volleyball Coach Gavin Rudder introduced the duo to sand volleyball. Torres and Sosa were hooked, competing in two tournaments with a third one scheduled for this Sunday, June 14.
Despite having practiced just eight times total, Sosa and Torres have shown great promise as a two-man team, which should come as no surprise given the pair’s history.
Aside from training at the McAllen Elite Sports Performance gym, both athletes have competed in volleyball since the age of eight and, off the court, the two are best friends.
Sosa and Torres embraced the challenge together and, for that, they are both recognized as this week’s DHR Health Athlete(s) of the Week!