"She is fearless, she's not afraid to hit the ground or afraid to end up in the bleachers," Bailey said. "We've had liberos before who are afraid of getting hurt.
"You know, that happens a lot with girls. We've had players hit their heads on the floor, then they get scared to go after a ball again," Bailey added. "She's been hurt and she never wavers — she goes after everything."
Stowers' toughness and competitiveness didn't come from years of playing volleyball, though, but from a family tradition in the sport of rugby.
And it's rugby that has already led to Stowers being able to compete overseas. She was part of a United States national team that competed in September at the European championships in France and finished second in the 18-and-under category.
"My dad plays rugby and I started liking it because it lets me be physical," Stowers said. "A lot of parents are like, 'I don't want to let my daughter or son play because I don't want them to get hurt.' But it's as safe as any other sport."
Stowers is a senior at Timpview and her height of 5-foot-8 is around average for a libero. In girls' rugby, it's the average size for all players.
In a modest explanation, Stowers says that her position of scrum-half in rugby is roughly equivalent to a quarterback in football — modest because she just played the position for an All-American U18 team in Paris.
"She's athletic and she's really, really smart. We have this thing we call 'Rugby IQ,' because the structure in rugby is imposed by the players, and she thinks really fast and it's second nature to her," said Matt Kanenwisher, who coaches Stowers on the United club team in Utah.
"She plays scrum-half, but she's the one player on the field who could play any position," Kanenwisher added. "Few people are that fast and that good a tackler, that aggressive and that physically strong."
At Timpview High, most of Stowers' classmates don't really know this, because rugby is far from their minds.
"It's kind of hard because they don't know anything about it. With football, they at least know some things about it," Stowers said. "I just tell them that they only thing we have to do in rugby is pass the ball backwards. That gets you in a good position — and then you just run."
For a few more games, Stowers will take on a role not unlike what she does on the rugby pitch, as Bailey is taking advantage of her libero's leadership qualities.
"She knows it's her job not to let a ball drop. And she knows that every ball that drops to the court, whether it's her fault or not, we tell her it's her fault," Bailey said. "That's the rule, so she holds the other players accountable to get their jobs done as well."