On Monday, January 27, 2020, the Moon Area School District (MASD) Board of Education welcomed coaches and captains of the boys golf, girls soccer, and girls volleyball teams for recognition on their performances this season.
Prior to sports recognition, the District honored the MASD Board of Education as January marks School Director Appreciation Month by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association.
School Board Members take time outside of their professional jobs and families to help serve the students, staff, and community of Moon Area School District. MASD School Board members include Danielle Zieger, Robert Harper, James Bogatay, Matthew Dugan, Chloie Blair, Michael Hauser, Jennifer Partica, Mark Scappe, and Jerry Testa.
The Moon Area High School Honors Choir, directed by Mrs. Lisa Jaworowski, helped to celebrate the occasion in song. Several of the District's schools created gifts to serve as tokens of appreciation from the students and staff.
Boys Golf – Section Champions
The Board recognized the Moon Area High School Boys Golf Team for claiming their sixth consecutive Class 3A Section 5 Championship with an undefeated section record of 12-0!
The team’s three captains were present to represent the golf team along with their coach, Jason Persing.
Seniors Jamie Perfett, Nathan Schachner, and junior Justin Scally have been on the varsity golf team for three years and were all members of the MAC team. Nathan Schachner and Justin Scally also competed at the WPIAL finals this fall.
Together, these three student athletes have compiled a record of 33 wins and only three losses.
Girls Soccer – Section Champions
Next, the Board congratulated the Girls Soccer Team, who won the Class 4A Section 2 Championship. The team finished the season with a record of 15-3-1 with a ten-game winning stretch!
The team also had a section record of 12-1-1 and made it to the WPIAL quarter-finals. Ultimately, the girls soccer team lost in the second round of WPIAL playoffs.
Team captains Chloe Kuminkoski and Kylee Evans represented the team with their coach, Keith Little.
Girls Volleyball – MAC Champions
The Board also recognized the Girls Volleyball Team, who claimed their second consecutive Class 4A Section 2 MAC Championship title!
The team was also section runner-up and won the annual volleyball tournament held at the high school. The team finished the season tying for third in the WPIAL.
Representing the team were seniors and team captains Sanaea Simmons, Abby Lescallette, and Jessie Murray with their coach, Steve Nicola.
Sophomore Molly Simmons was also recognized for recently being named as a Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association (PVCA) Girls Volleyball All-Star for her performance this season! Simmons was the only sophomore to be named to the PVCA All-Star team.
Congratulations to all of our student athletes for all of your hard work this year!