3 Covenant Volleyball Players Earn All-USA South Honors

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Covenant volleyball seniors Ginny Moore and Schuyler Moore collected All-USA South first team and All-West Division first team honors, while junior Hannah Harris was voted to the All-West Division second team as the league released its All-Conference awards on Thursday.

Additionally, junior Olivia Becker was Covenant's representative on the All-Sportsmanship team.

For both Moore sisters, it marks the fourth straight year they have each garnered All-USA South honors, joining Chelsea VanDyk as the only players in the NCAA era of the program to accomplish the feat. 

A senior from Fort Myers, Fla., Ginny Moore was named to the All-USA South first team for a third straight year and All-West Division for a second straight season.
The senior leads the team in kills per set at 3.03, which also currently ranks fifth in the USA South, and in digs per set at 4.37. Moore was named USA South Player of the Week on 
Sept. 25 after helping Covenant to a 3-0 week by averaging 4.42 kills and 5.92 digs per set during the period. The senior has also racked up 15 double-doubles on the year, with a season-high 20 kills against Piedmont on Sept. 23 and a career-high 32 digs coming on two occasions.

Also a senior from Fort Myers, Fla., Schuyler Moore earns her third straight All-USA South first team selection and her second straight All-West Division first team honor. Moore became the program's all-time leader in assists during the year and leads the team with 8.92 assists per set, good for third in the USA South. The senior setter was named USA South Player of the Week on Oct. 16 after averaging 10.45 assists, 3.55 digs, and 2.18 kills per set during the week as Covenant went 3-0. Her 17 double-doubles on the year also leads the team and Moore has just narrowly missed a triple-double on two occasions after setting a season-high with nine kills against DeSales and Maryville earlier this season.

For Harris, a junior from Rochester, Minn., the All-USA South accolade is the first of her career. The junior outside hitter is having her best season yet as a Lady Scot averaging 2.33 kills per set and 0.45 blocks per set. Harris has recorded double-digit kills seven times, with a career-high 15 coming in a victory at LaGrange. In conference play alone, Harris averaged 2.50 kills per set and hit .212.

Becker, a junior from Springfield, Mo., played in nine matches before suffering an injury. The junior was averaging 1.71 kills and 0.75 blocks per set before going down. She set a career-high with 10 kills against Chapman and had seven total blocks against DeSales earlier in the year.

Averett senior Hannah Shields was named USA South Player of the Year, while Salem freshman Maggie Hawks was the Rookie of the Year. William Peace libero Carson Williams garnered Libero of the Year selection and Averett head coach Danny Miller was voted Coach of the Year. All awards are voted on by the volleyball coach at each institution. The divisional team voting is completed only by those coaches in the particular division. The all-conference and individual award voting is completed by all coaches.

Covenant (22-7) rides its 14-match win streak into the USA South Tournament semifinals on Friday against William Peace in Danville, Va. First serve is set for 4 p.m.

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