Moorman MAAC All-Rookie Team
Eight Broncs MAAC All-Academic
LAWRENCEVILLE--Freshman Nicole Moorman (Moon Township, Pa./Moon Area HS) of the Rider University volleyball team was named to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Rookie team it was announced Friday evening.
Moorman played in 109 of 110 sets (and all 28 matches) averaging 1.26 kills per set for Rider (11-17, 4-14 MAAC).
"We are very proud of Nicole and grateful that her hard work during her rookie campaign was recognized by the coaches around the conference," said Bronc head coach Christopher Feliciano. "Her work ethic and desire to improve every day were major contributors to this award. My staff and I are excited to have Nicole for the next three years because she has a very bright future."
Moorman had an attack percentage of .220 and was second on the team with 56 blocks while scoring 169.50 points.
This is Rider's first All-MAAC honoree since Megan Smith took home Second Team All-MAAC honors following the 2006 season. Rider's last First Team All-MAAC honoree was Jaclyn Levi in 2004.
Named to the MAAC All-Academic team for 2012 was seniors Brittany Gajewski (Whitehouse Station/Hunterdon Central), Stephanie Nagy (Muscatine, Iowa/Muscatine) and Haley Wilson (Williamsburg, Iowa (Williamsburg) and sophomores Rachel Jensen (Buena Park, Calif./Troy), Kelsey Kowalski (Wrightstown/Northern Burlington), Shelbie Stannard (Alvin, Texas/Alvin), Jaclyn Webber (Anaheim, Calif./Canyon) and Kayla Wong (Tustin, Calif./Arnold O. Beckman).
Gajewski, a Secondary Education/History major, has a 3.95 grade point average, Jensen, an English major, has a 3.81 g.p.a., Nagy, a Biology major, has a 3.58 grade point average, Wilson, a Secondary Education/History major, has a 3.57 g.p.a., Webber, a Management/Leadership and International Business major has a 3.54 g.p.a., Stannard, an Education major, has a 3.45 grade point average, Kowalski, a Management and Leadership major, has a 3.23 g.p.a., and Wong, a Business Information Systems major, has a 3.22 grade point average.
Coming off the most wins in nearly a decade, Rider returns 13 letterwinners for the 2013 season.