Memphis Volleyball Signs Moss
April 18, 2013
MEMPHIS - University of Memphis volleyball coach April Jauregui announced Thursday the singing of outside/rightside hitter Michaella Moss.
Moss is the fourth player Jauregui has added to the 2013 signing class, joining three student-athletes who signed National Letters of Intent last November.
Moss, a native of Place Monument, Colo., was a two-time all-conference selection for Lewis-Palmer High School which advanced to the Class 4A state championship game in 2012. In addition to being a first-team all-conference selection as a senior, Moss was named to the Academic All-State First Team and led the Rangers in serving aces.
During Moss' playing career, Lewis-Palmer High School also advanced to the Class 4A state title game in 2009. She was named to the all-conference team in 2009 as well, and was voted the team's most valuable player and best offensive player in 2010.
In addition to her prep career at Lewis-Palmer High School, Moss played for the Front Range Volleyball Club.
As a club player, her teams qualified for Junior Nationals in Open 14s, 15s, 16s and moved up to the 18s team which placed third at Junior Nationals.
On selecting the University of Memphis, Moss said, "I picked Memphis because when I went on my visit, it felt like a home. Everyone was really nice and I knew almost right away that Memphis would be a place that I could grow as a person and athlete."
"Michaella is a phenomenal young woman whom will add a lot of depth to our roster," Jauregui said. "One of the most appealing things about Michaella is that she has virtually played every position. She is a player you must have on the court. She simply makes her team better. She has a very high volleyball IQ, having played for one of the premier clubs in the country.
"Michaella takes challenges head on. She was asked to be a primary setter for her club team this year, a position she has had little experience, and she jumped in, trained hard, and has become a leader in that position. Michaella also has impeccable ball control skills and has the ability to pass and defend at a very high level. We look for Michaella to contribute immediately in our system."
Last fall the Tigers signed Catlin Lilly (New Albany, Ind.), Nicole Woods (St. Charles, Ill.) and McKenzie Hayes (Tell City, Ind.).