Meet the Player: For missionary kid Caleb Stow, ultimate is a family affair
Ultimate runs in the family of Caleb Stow, a senior co-captain for Liberty University’s men’s team this past spring. Stow, who earned a B.S. in Business: Project Management earlier this month, was recently featured in a “Meet the Player” interview produced by the Club Sports Video & Media staff.
Stow’s older sister Anna-Marie (who played on the women’s ultimate team before graduating with a B.S.N. in Nursing in 2020) and younger sister Chloe, now a rising senior on the women’s team, grew up as missionary kids in Africa and South America.
He first played the sport in Santiago, Chile, before later competing on his high school team in Kansas City, Mo., and eventually following his older sister’s path to Liberty.
“It’s a school I’ve heard about since I was a kid,” he said. “I grew up as a missionary overseas, so Liberty was the place to go for the longest time. It is where my older sister went, and she graduated about a year ago, so it just sort of seemed like the place to be, according to friends and family.”
He also picked up soccer in Kenya and played it in Chile before running track in high school and visiting Liberty during his senior year in high school for an exclusive track & field meet.
Stow’s favorite Scripture is Proverbs 17:17: “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity,” which has had practical applications for him as he and his team have battled fierce competition throughout his ultimate career.
“It’s just a Bible verse that a friend shared with me when I moved back stateside, and it has just stuck with me ever since,” he said.
Video by Patrick Strawn/Club Sports Director of Video & Media