Lewis commits to Tusculum, Moore to CVCC

By Rhonda Byrd | Oct 29, 2013
Photo by: Kelly Boone Pisgah seniors Mariah Lewis, right, and Montana Moore, left, made their college commitments last week.

CANTON — The Pisgah varsity volleyball team’s season is over with, but two of its seniors will get the opportunity to continue to play at the next level beginning in the fall of 2014.
Mariah Lewis announced this past weekend she has committed to play volleyball at Tusculum College and Montana Moore will  sign in the near future to continue her volleyball career at Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory.
Lewis, an outstanding basketball player, decided on Tusculum because of its academics and not having the opportunity after high school to play with Sheridan Pressley, who has committed to Queens University in Charlotte.
“I am going to miss my high school teammates,” said Lewis. “I have bigger and better things in my future. I love everything about Tusculum and its volleyball program. But I also decided if I couldn’t continue to play college basketball with Sheridan, then I will just have to focus on volleyball and go to Tusculum.”
Moore, who was recruited by several other schools in other states, liked CVCC because it was close to home and it offers her major.
“I really didn’t want to go too far away from home,” said Moore. “I had several other opportunities but Catawba Valley was the closest to home. I can develop my volleyball skills for a four-year program at CVCC has it also has a highly-regarded dental hygiene program, which is what I want to major in.”
Last season, the CVCC volleyball program won the NJCAA Carolinas-Virginia Conference, Region X and District II  titles, while finishing 16th nationally in JUCO D-II polls.
Tusculum College is located in Greeneville and is a member of the NCAA Division II and the South Atlantic Conference.
The Pioneers qualified for the NCAA SE Regional in 2012.