Alexandria Moses on Friday penned her name to play volleyball at Agnes Scott College, making her the first volleyball player from First Presbyterian Christian Academy to earn the honor.
Moses joined the FPCA volleyball team in seventh grade as the team’s manager. As a freshman, she earned a spot on the varsity squad. From her sophomore year on, Moses has played in every varsity game and twice was named to the All-Region Team. As a senior, she earned her highest honor in the sport — being named to the All-State and All-Star Teams.
“When I was chosen for All-State — I am the second player from FPCA in volleyball to be chosen — that was my biggest accomplishment here,” Moses said.
Moses’ mother, Marika, said her daughter is devoted to volleyball and spends countless hours driving to practices in Brunswick three times a week, having joined the Southeast Volleyball Academy about a year ago.
“Alex has always been very responsible,” Marika Moses said. “This is very exciting. Alex has worked really hard for this. She has put years in playing club volleyball and we are so proud of her.”
Her father, Thomas Moses, said not a day goes by when volleyball isn’t front and center for his daughter.
“Today is the culmination of five years of playing volleyball outside, whether it was rain, sleet, snow, summer time. There was always a volleyball in the car, bouncing off the roof, every single day, every drive,” he said. “This weekend, we are going down to Florida for a tournament. Last week, we were in Florida for a tournament. The week before that, we were in Florida for a tournament. She will continue playing volleyball until June and then she goes to college in August. She is extremely driven.”
SEVA assistant coach and director Alli Kirk said she encouraged Moses to join their club after Moses attended several of SEVA’s summer camps. She said SEVA was formed to help players gain recognition and experience in the sport and get players signed to college. Of the 70 club players they have, Kirk said nearly 100 percent of their seniors have signed college scholarships, including Moses.
“We are so proud of her. She works hard every day, and she definitely deserves this,” Kirk said. “She is going to have a very successful career at Agnes Scott.”
Agnes Scott is an all-female liberal-arts school in Decatur.
Moses said she is thrilled to be able to play in college and will work to improve in her role as the team’s setter.
“I’m a setter and I enjoy that position because I get to dictate my offense and pick everything, and I always get a touch on the ball,” she said. “There are six people on the court and everyone has to bond with one another. You can’t do this sport by yourself at all.”
Thomas Moses said he isn’t worried about his daughter adjusting to college life.
“She is extremely responsible and has worked for Dr. Beattie since she was 15, so she’s had a job her whole high-school career along with practice and keeping her grades up. Right now, she has a 3.3 GPA,” he said. “And we always told her that if you always do what is right, then you never have to worry about being wrong.”
“My advice to her is that if something doesn’t seem to be right, then don’t do it,” Marika Moses added.
“It means a lot. She is a super kid who has done well and will continue to do well,” Alexandria Moses’ grandmother, Carol Moses, said.