Paige Sorge, head coach
Paige Sorge is entering her fifth season coaching for Lee College Volleyball. Coach Sorge served as the assistant coach for the Lady Rebels’ volleyball program for the past four seasons (2013-2016) and is entering her first year as head coach. Over the past four years, Sorge has been involved with all aspects of the program, including recruiting, technical support, scouting and game analysis, involvement in running summer camps, monitoring of the student-athletes’ academic progress, helping sophomore recruitment, conducting practices, and handling administrative tasks.
Paige Sorge graduated from Deer Park High School in 2007 after an accolade-filled prep career, such as leading her team to a state semi-finalist finish in 2005 after defeating their rival for the first time in four years in the regional final. Sorge was named the Offensive Player of the Year in 2006-2007 and earned the Most Valuable Player award in 2006 at the team varsity summer camp. Coach Sorge was a scholarship student-athlete at Lee College for the 2007 and 2008 seasons, and was named to the 1st Team All-Conference and 1st Team All-Region in 2008. She also earned the Most Valuable Player title during her sophomore campaign in 2008.
After earning her associate’s degree from Lee College, Coach Sorge transferred to Houston Baptist University (HBU) where she continued her volleyball career at the NCAA Division I level as a scholarship student-athlete. At HBU, she majored in psychology and minored in mathematics, earning her bachelor’s degree in 2011. Coach Sorge received Academic All-Conference honors during her senior season, and was also an active member of PsyChi, the Psychology Honor Society. In 2013, she furthered her education by earning her master’s in developmental psychopathology with an emphasis on sport psychology, from Durham University in England. While at Durham, she competed internationally, leading her team to the Cup Finals. Sorge also coached the junior varsity team for Durham University.
Coach Sorge’s experience as an elite middle blocker, 6-rotation outside hitter, and back-up setter at the collegiate level, gives her a broad range of expertise that contributes to her ability to see the big picture of the game. The time spent under former head coach Tracie Johnson was a great mentorship and the successful beginning of a professional career in collegiate coaching.
Coach Sorge says: “I’m excited and honored for the opportunity to transition into the role as head volleyball coach at Lee College. I have always been proud to be a Lady Rebel and hope to spark the same pride and passion for the volleyball program, community, and school in our current and future players.”
Whitney Moffitt, assistant coach
Whitney Moffitt is entering her second season as an assistant coach for the Lady Rebels. A Corpus Christi native, in 2012 Whitney graduated from Calallen High School, where she earned many athletic and academic awards. Coach Moffitt, a highly recruited prep star, signed with Lee College as a middle blocker and was an integral part (career .305 hitting efficiency) of the 2012-2013 seasons where she was named 1st Team All-Conference and All-Region, as well as being named the team’s MVP during her freshman season. Also, while at Lee College, Coach Moffitt was a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the president of Alpha Beta Gamma, received the 2013 Volleyball Award at the Presidential Honors Day, and was a part of the 2013 NJCAA All-Academic Team.
After earning her associate’s degree from Lee College, Coach Moffitt transferred to the University of St. Thomas (UST), where she continued her volleyball career at the NAIA level in the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC). In 2014, Coach Moffitt was named MVP of her team and awarded 2nd team RRAC honors. During her senior season, she was named 1st Team All-Conference, finished 2nd in the nation for blocks per set, and became the UST all-time blocks leader per set and per season.
Coach Moffitt earned her bachelor’s degree in 2016, majoring in business administration in marketing with a minor in economics. Last year she rejoined the Lady Rebels as a volunteer assistant coach and academic tutor for the volleyball team. Coach Moffitt was also the director for the 2016 NJCAA Region XIV Volleyball Tournament that was hosted in the Rebel’s arena last year. Currently she is a graduate student at the University of Houston, where she is pursuing a master’s degree in hospitality management with a focus on events and sports management. While combining class credit with a unique experience, Whitney was selected by the NFL to be a personal liaison to Arthur Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons, for Super Bowl LI in Houston. Moffitt, the former Cornett, is married to her high school sweetheart, Jordan Moffitt.
Coach Sorge says: “I absolutely enjoyed coaching Whitney during her time at Lee College and am very excited she joined our staff in 2016. Last year as the volunteer assistant coach and volleyball academic advisor, Whitney exceeded all expectations. Not only is she a hard worker, but she is also passionate about Lee College and the volleyball program, making her a great role model for our team. I know that Whitney’s experience, education, and knowledge of the game will be vital to our team’s success this year as she steps on as the new assistant coach. I really can’t wait to work with her to build our student-athletes and this program.”