Moira Folan

Overview and Contact Information

Sport: – Women’s, Track and Field, Volleyball High School: Oakland Catholic (Class AAAA/AAAA)

Main Sport: Volleyball
Main Position: setter

Uniform Number: 7
Graduation Year: 2018
Height: 5′ 8”
Weight: 142 pounds
Age: 16
Years playing: 6
Registered with NCAA
Eligibility Center?:
Yes

Top Accomplishments
  1. Qualifying for Nationals (2016)

  2. Second in Power League (2016)

  3. Third in the State for basketball (2014)

Contact Info:

748 Chesapeake Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Primary phone: 412-630-9319
Other phone: 412-849-9494
folan6@verizon.net
mfolan@oaklandcatholic.org


Coaches & Teams

Coach Email Phone
Oakland Catholic: Karisa Haslett khaslett@oaklandcatholic.org 4124966621
Pitt Elite Volleyball Association: mike scahill scahmp@upmc.edu 4126064462
renaissance volleyball club: brian begor bbegor@hotmail.com 4125512616
Request transcripts via my: High School coach


Athletic Accomplishments

Freshman

Starting JV Setter with time on Varsity

Sophomore

Starting Varsity Setter
WPIAL AAA section second team

First at Pittsburgh Elite Volleyball Tournament and KRVA tournament

Other Varsity or Club Sports
track

Sports Measurements: Running, Jumping, Lifting

Block Touch: 8′ 8.5”
Approach Touch: 9′ 1”
Standing Reach: 7′ 2.5”


Academic Achievements

Freshman

Joan Of Arc Scholars
Highest Honors all 4 Quarters
All Honors Courses

Sophomore

Joan Of Arc Scholar
High Honors
All Honors Courses

Grade Point Average

GPA of 4.3 on 4 scale.

Academic Track

Track: Academic/College Prep.


Extracurricular Activities

Campus Ministry OC
Youth Group St John Neumann/ Mission Trip 2015 and 2016
Track
Ran Volleyball Camp St Teresa 2014 and helped 2015


Other Information & Preferences

Family

My parents, Maureen and Eamonn, support me in all that I do, and I am extremely grateful for their constant sacrifices that allow me to pursue my passions. My three brothers, Liam, Sean, and Declan, are a main reason for my competitiveness. Growing up with three brothers teaches me how to be tough, gives me motivation, and provides me with excellent role models. I am very thankful for my family.

Personal Statement

I love the game of volleyball and appreciate everything it has brought me and look forward to where it will take me. I am a competitive athlete and I do everything I can to contribute to my team and our goal of winning. As a person I have grown to realize the importance of mental and physical toughness, time management, listening skills, dedication, and team work. I work very hard and accept instruction well in order to improve. Team is important to me, and I play and work well with my teammates. I listen to my hitters and coaches and take all advice that would help my setting. My goal in every game and practice is to consistently deliver good sets and to better every ball I touch. To improve, I am currently working on overall efficiency.

My goal is to compete at a high level of collegiate volleyball. I know I have the dedication and work ethic to compete and I will continue to work on and off the court to meet my goal.

Goals & Major

Currently I am interested in majoring in Education or Physical Therapy. I want to work with disabled children helping them physically or mentally. I hope to also be an advocate for children with disabilities.

Type of College:

Type: Private, four-year, Public or State, four-year

NCAA Division:

NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III

Region of Country:

Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, Rockies, West Coast

Setting:

Big City, Suburbs, Rural or Small College Town

Miscellaneous Information:

Recently at Pitt Elite, my volleyball club, a number of children with varying disabilities came to the facility to play volleyball. I volunteered to help with the program and was completely blown away with how much I was able to take away from a few hours spent with other kids that loved the game of volleyball as much as I did. The children, despite their disability, worked so hard just to casually hit a blow-up beach volleyball around in a gym for a few hours. I didn’t understand why hitting a volleyball for a few hours gave them children so much joy until I realized it was because that was their best to play the sport they loved too. I couldn’t stop smiling after and I was so inspired by the children and their will to play despite their disabilities. After I promised that I would never complain about anything being hard because watching the kids reminded me of how lucky I am to be able to competitively play volleyball. Their love of the game only made my love and motivation stronger.



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