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Zion and the Mustangs taking first place in a tournament.

Sophomore, Zion Moore, an aspiring athlete destined for greatness, made the varsity team in only his second year of playing men’s volleyball. Not only does Moore play at Shadow, but he also plays for Vegas United Volleyball Club where he travels out of state. Last season, his team made it to the championships.

Moore states, “It feels great to make varsity as a sophomore because that lets me know that my coach can see my potential and see me as a valuable asset on the volleyball team.” 

Moore has been playing since August of 2022; he always found interest in volleyball which led him to try out for Vegas United,  making the 15 Black team, which is the most difficult team to make for his age bracket. This is impressive considering this was only his first year playing volleyball.

“I always thought volleyball was fun just playing with my friends and family so when I finally decided to try out and make the 

Zion winning with his club team

15 Black team I was really excited, and ready to take the next step in playing volleyball,” stated Moore. 

Moore’s favorite position to play is outside hitter not only because he’s good at it, but because that’s where he feels most helpful for his team. 

“Facing a 3 peat does put a lot of pressure on the team and on myself as an individual, I hope to win state and continue the legacy of Shadow Ridge Men’s Volleyball,” stated Moore. 

Shifting from club to high school season is never easy, but Moore finds a way. 

“Shifting from club season to school season is challenging sometimes but I think my passion for the sport keeps me motivated,” Moore stated. 

As soon as club season ends, which is around late January, there’s about a 3 week time period of rest, then intramurals for high school start around the end of February followed by the actual Men’s Shadow Ridge volleyball season. 

In fact, their first home game and game of the season was held on March 9 where the team easily won in three sets.

Zion Moore

Moore states, “I’m actually more excited than nervous, obviously the feeling is still there but I feel prepared and ready for the high school season, especially since I’ve already been playing on my club team.” 

Moore looks forward to continuing to play volleyball after high school. 

“I’m really looking forward to going to the University of Southern California. Since my sister went there I’ve been able to visit their campus, I love the environment and the community. They also have a really good business program that I’m interested in.” 

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Jayla Johnson, Journalist
Jayla is a sophomore at Shadow Ridge high school. She is very athletic and finds peace in listening to music. Jayla runs track and is planning to join the flag football team. Jayla is a part of the BSU and enjoys participating in group activities. She has made many new, fun and supportive friends so far this school year and plans on making many more great memories.
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