Victory Christian’s Jaxie Wakley – Volleyball Spotlight Presented by Excel Therapy

By Derrick Smith

There are many things that go into becoming a successful volleyball player. It takes time in the gym and also a lot of hours on the road, according to Jaxie Wakley.

“In order to be the player I am today, it has taken countless hours of practicing,” Wakley said. “It also requires properly taking care of my body. Driving to competitions have also been key, because we have also traveled to tournaments multiple times per month.”

Jaxie is a senior at Victory Christian School, where she is a middle blocker for the Lady Conquers volleyball team. She has played volleyball for eleven years. She began playing volleyball because of her mother. 

“My mom realized that I was going to be tall and thought volleyball was going to be a great fit for me. I keep playing because I love the sport and I love the competitiveness.”

Role models can play a big part of an athlete’s life. For Jaxie, her role models are close to home.

“My parents, June Anne and Ryan Wakley are definitely my biggest encouragers,” she said. “They push me and inspire me to be a better player and person everyday.”

She also has a favorite teacher that serves as a role model too.

“Coach Ted Davis is my favorite teacher,” she stated. “He has supported me through everything and helps me grow in my faith.”

The highlight moment of her high school career is one that she was able to share with her teammates.

“When we won the 5A State Championship in 2017 was the biggest moment of my career so far.”

Outside of volleyball, Jaxie is also a member of the drama club at Victory. She has committed to play volleyball at Oral Roberts University after she graduates.