Morgan’s Moore reaches milestone

Published 11:02 pm Monday, August 29, 2011

Morgan Academy’s Megan Lee Siddens spikes and scores against a Sumter Academy defender in York last Thursday. Although Morgan dropped the first match, the Lady Senators rallied to sweep the Eagles 3-0 in the second match. The victory gave Morgan Academy head coach Jennifer Moore her 100th match victory as Morgan’s head coach. -- Donnie Coffee /

By Robert Hudson

The Selma Times-Journal

Morgan Academy volleyball coach Jennifer Moore crossed a milestone Thursday and added another accomplishment to her resume.

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With Thursday’s victory over Sumter Academy, Moore won her 100th match as head volleyball coach at Morgan Academy.

“It’s a great accomplishment,” Moore said. “It’s a great accomplishment for anybody who’s played volleyball at Morgan the last four years. It’s a nice accomplishment.”

The milestone is another accomplishment in Moore’s four-year tenure.

Moore also coached the Senators to state titles in 2009 and 2010.

Moore said she owes a lot of her success to the foundation set by previous coaches.

“The program was pretty well built up when I got here,” she said. “There have been a lot of previous coaches that really worked with the program, came to the camps, made sure the schedule was competitive, so all I had to do was continue that and make sure we stayed competitive and that we stayed consistent in our play.”

Moore said she wouldn’t have accomplished anything if not for her players, past and present.

“It’s something I really want to share with them,” she said. “I couldn’t get here without the girls on the court.”

Moving forward, Moore said she wants to remain at the top.

“We’re just trying to stay competitive,” Moore said. “I’m just trying to make sure the girls work on their fundamental skills.”

Moore said this season’s team is one that improves with each game.

The Senators captured their first win of the season last Tuesday against Southern Academy, before winning one of two matches against Sumter on Thursday.

“We’re getting better each time we play,” Moore said. “This group is a young group. We’ve only got two seniors and this team doesn’t have a lot of game experience. Each time we play, we get more experience and we’re not as nervous on the court.”