The Moon Area School District (MASD) Board of Education recognized both the girls volleyball and girls cross country teams at the meeting on Monday, January 14, 2019, for their accomplishments during their 2018-2019 seasons.
The Moon Area High School (MAHS) girls volleyball team placed first in the MAC tournament during the 2018-2019 season.
The team also hosted 15 local varsity teams for their annual volleyball tournament on Saturday, September 9, where they placed first after defeating Butler Area in the finals bracket.
Their achievements extend beyond tournament championships as they have improved their records from last season.
This year, the team achieved a two-win improvement in section matches and a three-win improvement overall in matches.
The girls cross country team had a successful season and claimed the MAC title this fall, as well. The team won the 2018-2019 Girls MAC Cross Country Championships on Thursday, October 11, 2018, amongst 25 area teams. Freshman Mia Cochran placed first in the girls competition with a time of 20:11.
In late October, Cochran placed fifth at the WPIAL Championship at the California University of Pennsylvania. The team finished 10th overall.
Mia completed the season finishing in the top 10 in the state championship. Mia finished seventh at states with a time of 19:22 on Thursday, November 3, 2018, in Hershey, PA.