Sabel Sabin, formerly Sabel Moffett, enters her first season as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Samford volleyball program. Prior to her start with the Bulldogs, Sabin played volleyball professionally for nine years earning several championships and accolades throughout her career.
Upon graduating from Northwestern University, she became the starting middle blocker for Köniz from 2011-14 finishing second in the Swiss League Championships in 2014. In 2013, she was named MVP of the Swiss Cup Final. Sabin also competed for CV Haro in Haro, Spain where they won the Championship of the Spanish League in 2013. In 2015, Sabin became the starting middle blocker for the Universidad de San Martín Porres in Lima, Peru where she finished the season as Peruvian Champions and received the award of Best Middle Blocker in the league. Sabin then took her success back to Switzerland joining TS Volley Düdingen in 2015 and finishing in the top three during each season from 2015-19 as the starting middle blocker. She appeared in three CEV Cup matches during her time in Düdingen and was the Mobiliar Top Scorer for the team during the 2016-17 season.
Before bringing her success to Samford, Sabin became the starting middle blocker for Viteos NUC in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. There, she helped lead the team to the 2019 Super Cup title, a CEV Cup appearance, a semi-finalist spot in the Swiss League Playoffs and a finalist spot for the Swiss Cup Championship in 2020 before the Championship and season was canceled due to COVID-19.
Prior to her professional career, Sabin was a four-year standout middle blocker and team captain at Northwestern University from 2006-10 under the leadership of current Samford Head Coach Keylor Chan. She finished her career with numerous records including the program’s all-time leader in hitting percentage (.313), all-time leader in single season hitting percentage (.349), all-time leader in single season blocks (171), third all-time in career block assists (422), fourth all-time in total career blocks (510), and 17th all-time in career kills (1,132). A two-time All-Big Ten selection (one unanimous), Sabin also gained national recognition as AVCA All-America Second Team honors in 2010 and Honorable Mention honors in 2009. She became the first player in program history to be two-time AVCA All-Mideast Region First Team selection while leading the Wildcats to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2010. Originally from Temecula, California, Sabin graduated from Northwestern with her Bachelor’s of Arts in 2010 and Masters of Arts in Sports Administration in 2013.