On Saturday, head coach Joe Sagula signed 8-year-old Kelsie Houston through Team Impact to the Tar Heel volleyball team.

Kelsie was diagnosed at birth with cystic fibrosis, a chronic, progressive, and incurable disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. Through Team Impact, Kelsie will become an official member of the UNC volleyball team.

“She has a never give up attitude and has been through a lot and that’s what she inspires in all of our players,” Sagula said. “She’s a great teammate.”