Guerrero Sisters Team Up for the First Time for UST Volleyball
When it comes to a bond, family isn't the only thing tying the Guerrero sisters together. Chelsea and Jaclyn Guerrero are both players on the University of St. Thomas-Houston Volleyball team and are in the midst of conference play for the 2021 season. For the first time in their lives, they get to play on the same team.
Chelsea and Jaclyn are originally from Katy, Texas, where both attended Katy Taylor High School prior to enrolling at University of St. Thomas. When asked what it was like growing up in the Guerrero household, they both smiled in unison. “Our parents really raised us to be independent,” Chelsea said. “They always told us to ask questions and to ask for something if we needed it. We are more independent because we know they will always back us up no matter what.”
Chelsea's Path to Becoming a Nurse
Chelsea, the eldest of the two, is currently in her fifth year at the UST. Entering her final season as a Celt, she has big plans after graduation this year. “I want to become a nurse and work in the Medical Center. Living in Houston, everybody wants to work there. Ideally, I want to work with children, so my main goal is to work at Texas Children’s Hospital,” Chelsea stated.
Jaclyn is Interested in a Business Degree
On the contrary, Jaclyn is beginning her first year at St. Thomas. Like her older sister, Jaclyn has aspirations of being successful as well. “For my major, I’m looking at marketing, accounting or finance. I hope one day after college that I could have my own business,” Jaclyn said. “Being self-made and being my own boss is something that I hope to achieve in my career!”
Surreal Moment as Teammates
For Chelsea and Jaclyn, playing on the same team for the first time has been a surreal moment. Chelsea’s definitive moment where she finally realized she was playing volleyball with her sister happened a couple of weeks ago at the Hendrix Invitational Tournament. Facing the University of Dallas, Chelsea assisted Jaclyn with her first career kill.
“For me, it was when I had an assist on her kill. Like I just got Jaclyn her first kill. Like this is actually happening,” Chelsea exclaimed. For Jaclyn, her first realization of playing with her big sister happened on the first day of college. “Playing with your older sister is pretty cool. Like this never really happens so getting an opportunity like this is something special,” Jaclyn emphasized.
The Guerrero sisters intend to achieve a plethora of goals this year, but their foremost goal is to make a deep playoff run. “Honestly, making the conference tournament is one of our goals, especially since we’re on the same team. With the competition in our conference, like Trinity and Colorado College, getting to the 2nd or 3rd round of the tournament is at the top of our bucket list,” Chelsea indicated.