HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Cole Worsley earned first team all-Big West Conference honors after a stellar regular season. But when conference honors were announced earlier this week, Worsley was more excited to see that his younger brother, Gage, earned all-freshman honors.
"That was the first thing I saw this morning," Cole said on Monday. "I got a text from one of my friends back home they saw on Twitter or something that Gage got all-freshman. That's very well-earned, I think."
Gage was a highly-touted recruit coming out of high school and has served the Warriors as a defensive specialist coming off the bench.
But despite his limited playing time, Gage has stepped up for his team when called upon no matter what the situation is.
"He's contributed in a big way this year. There's been a lot of matches where he had to come save us," Cole said. "That's awesome for him. There's more to come for him, for sure. Good start for him."
Gage served the final two points for Hawaii when the team defeated No. 1 Long Beach State this past Saturday, including a service ace. But when the 'Bows lost to the Beach the night before, Gage took the loss hard.
"The night before, he was probably the most down I've ever seen him. He couldn't really talk to anyone and stuff," Cole said. "He got a chance to redeem himself the next night and he definitely took the opportunity in a very impactful way for the match. It was awesome for him. I'm proud of him for sure."