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CSS's Moore Named UMAC VB Coach of the Year, Draper Wins Two Awards

WDIO Sports
Created: November 11, 2019 08:14 PM

Duluth, Minn. - St. Scholastica's Alcia Draper (Williams, Minn./Lake of the Woods HS) was named the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) Volleyball Defensive Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year, the league announced on Monday. Head Coach Dana Moore was named the Conference Coach of the Year.

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Draper becomes the program's first UMAC Defensive Player of the Year and its second UMAC Rookie of the Year, joining Paige Hardy (2009).

Draper led the conference, averaging 5.96 digs per set in league play. Her 5.6 digs per set overall ranks third among first-year players nationally in that category. That 5.6 average is the highest by a Saint since the 2007 season.

Draper recorded at least 20 digs in 13 matches with a season-high 39 digs in a four-set win over the University of Wisconsin-Superior and 30 digs in a three-set win over Hamline University.

Moore is named the UMAC Coach of the Year for the first time since the 2003 season and for the fourth time overall. Moore guided the Saints to a turnaround season after they finished 12-18 and fourth in the conference in 2018 to 16-9 this season with a share of the UMAC regular season title.

Moore won her 400th career match early in the year against UWS and her team led the conference with 375 kills and 532 digs in league play.

To see the entire list of award winners and all-conference selections, click here.

(Contributions from Jesse Robinson, CSS Assistant Athletic Director for Communications and Game Management.)

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