With the volleyball season recently concluded at St. Helens High School, one standout performer has emerged.
Savannah Moore is a senior at the school and has participated both in volleyball and track. She's been on the varsity volleyball squad for two and a half hours.
Volleyball coach Tom Ray has high praise for Moore.
"She is sister number two that I have had from that family," Ray said, adding "She has been a part of my success at St. Helens High School."
Ray continued, "She probably hits the ball harder than anybody in the state."
According to Ray, Moore always stays focused on practice likes to help younger players.
"She has been nothing but a great example," Ray said. "I have a girl that's a freshman this year. She's going to be an impact player for volleyball, but Savannah pulled her aside to help her with her approach during practice."
Moore, who lives in Warren, has enjoyed great camaraderie with her fellow teammates.
"With what we were given this season, I think we did pretty well with the short time we had," Moore said, noting the team finished at about the .500 mark. "We all just had fun with it and made a lot of memories. We've all been buddies since we could walk."
Moore continued, "Our team is crazy. We're all crazy and loud. We're either lying on the floor crying, or we're all laughing together. We share all the same emotions all the time. I think we scare a lot of the underclassmen because we are so loud and just random. We never really have bad moments. We all pick each other up on the court and help each other when we need it."
Moore currently is attending real estate school — her mother is in real estate — and she hopes to enter the real estate business.
Outside of real estate school and volleyball, Moore has a love for horses.
"I'm a big animal lover," she said. "I break horses for people and I continue their training. That's my job right now. I'll probably do that on the side."
Ray is so impressed with Moore that he would like her to be, perhaps, his varsity assistant someday.
"If she's local, I'm going to be grabbing her," he said.
Moore is not ruling it out, even though she stays busy with her other interests and obligations.
Asked if she would take Ray up on that offer, Moore replied, "If I had time, yes."
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