Nov. 14, 2012
FRISCO, Texas – As the 2012 volleyball season wound down, Cortney Moore became a consistent force for the Lady Cardinal line-up, and on Wednesday, the Southland Conference rewarded her with the league’s Freshman of the Year award.
“I think Cortney is an incredible talent and she did some great things for us this year,” head coach Justin Gibert said. “I think she’ll continue to get better and better. It’s nice to see a young player get recognized for her efforts and she’s going to do great things here.”
Moore joins 2012 senior Wendy Krell as the only Lady Cards to earn the award since Lamar rejoined the Southland in 1998. Previously, Kathy Givens and Trisha Beissel took home the award in 1983 and 1984.
As the season progressed, the Houston native became one of the more potent offensive and defensive weapons in the Southland, ending ranked ninth in the SLC in attack percentage with a .254 rate. In addition to her 2.21 kills per set, she was also a presence in the blocking game, leading LU with 0.82 stoppers per frame.
“Cortney will be our most experienced middle next season,” Gibert explained. “She’s a great jumper, which really opens up some angles for her both hitting and blocking, so she’s a great net presence. She’s developing some other parts of her game and definitely has a lot of potential serving. I expect her to continue training and become a dominant force moving forward.”
By nature of winning the award, she also earned All-Southland Conference Honorable Mention.