Pacific athletes of the week
Osan American, South Korea
Last week: Scored 44 spike kills and 20 defensive digs as the Cougars won two out of three matches, improving their record to a season-best 8-9 in the Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference Division I (large schools) season. Moye is the first Cougars boys volleyball player to receive this honor.
Moye, a junior, helped the Cougars beat International Christian-Pyongtaek 25-19, 25-9, 25-21 at home on Oct. 24. The Cougars then hit the road, losing in five sets 22-25, 25-22, 25-21, 21-25, 15-13 at Taegu American, then rallying to edge Taejon Christian International in five sets 25-27, 25-16, 25-18, 17-25, 15-6 at Daejeon.
Last week: Pounded out 14 spike kills and scored 11 blocks for points as the Panthers won the Okinawa Activities Council season series from Kubasaki three matches to two. It’s the first time since 2003 that Kadena won the season series from the Dragons, the same year that Kadena achieved a school-best third-place in the Far East Class AA tournament.
Walker, a sophomore, struck just the right note with the Panthers trailing 24-19 in the fourth set. Kadena got the serve back and first-year coach Greg Rosenberger instructed setter Alexis Youngerin, “Set Aja’.” She did, and Walker responded with five kills in six attempts as Kadena rallied to win 25-17, 17-25, 25-19, 26-24.
— Selected by Stars and Stripes staff