Hawai’i signs highly touted high school libero Worsley

Add another top high school recruit named Worsley to the Hawai’i roster.

Hawai’i announced Tuesday that high school senior Gage Worsley, the younger brother of the team’s setter Joe Worsley, has committed to play for the Rainbow Warriors beginning in 2018.


Worsley was selected to the U.S. Junior Beach National Team and advanced to the semifinals of the 2016 USA Volleyball Beach High Performance U-19 Team Trials in May. The libero from California also helped guide his club team to back-to-back titles at the U.S. Boys’ Junior National Championship and earned All-Tournament Team honors.

“We are thrilled to add another member of the Worsley ‘ohana,” Hawai’i coach Charlie Wade said in a statement. “Gage is one of the very best players in the 2017 class and was one of the most sought after prospects this year. He is one of the best players at his position entering college in a long time, and we are excited about his potential to contribute to our program. We are glad he choose Hawai’i and he will be a great fit for us both on and off the court.”

Hawai’i one-year removed from reaching the NCAA Tournament finished last season in seventh place in the MPSF. The Rainbow Warriors return several starters for the upcoming season, including Joe Worsley and Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Freshman All-American opposite Stijn Van Tilburg.