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Local Earns Athlete of the Week

Emily Moore at the NYU net.

Emily Moore at the NYU net.

By Joe Kelleher, Special to the Independent

Laguna Beach’s Emily Moore, who attended St. Margaret’s Episcopal School and graduated in 2012, is making headlines as a star sophomore on the New York University women’s volleyball team.

Moore, who is the starting setter for NYU, has helped lead the squad to an 18-2 start.  She currently leads her team in a number of statistical categories including assists (474), assists per set (8.94) and service aces (35).  Moore is also is among the defensive team leaders in digs, with 103.

Moore recently helped NYU finish as the only undefeated team (4-0) at the Stevens Invitational in Hoboken, N.J.  In a win against Susquehanna University, she compiled a career-high 51 assists to go along with 11 digs.  For her efforts, Moore was named the athlete of the week in volleyball for the University Athletic Association (UAA).

Moore was a four-year starter for St. Margaret’s volleyball team.  During her senior season, she served as team captain and was named California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) player of the year.  Moore also helped lead St. Margaret’s to a CIF Championship as a junior.

Joe Kelleher works for New York University’s sports information office.

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