Mehlville High volleyball standout to play at Missouri Baptist University next year

Mehlville High School senior Megan Moore, 17, is taking her volleyball talents to Missouri Baptist University next year.

The Mehlville High girls’ volleyball team captain selected Missouri Baptist after considering other offers. She will receive a full-tuition athletics scholarship.

Moore plans to major in sports management at Missouri Baptist.

Now in her third season on the varsity squad, Moore is coming off an impressive junior-year campaign. A middle blocker, Moore was the Mehlville team leader with 103 kills and 75 blocks. She also finished second in the Suburban West Conference with an average of 1.23 blocks per game.

In addition, she was second on the Mehl-ville squad with 31 service aces and third on the team with 98 points scored.

“Megan’s size and athleticism showed us she could provide an immediate impact at our level,” Missouri Baptist volleyball coach John Yehling stated in a news release. “We see her as someone who can contribute to our program for four years.”

Attending Missouri Baptist was a natural choice for Moore. She has attended the school’s volleyball camps for the past few years and played for Team St. Louis the past two seasons, a club team coached by Missouri Baptist assistant volleyball coach Chris Nichols.

“I selected MBU for several reasons,” Moore stated. “It’s close to home so my parents can watch me play. I had a great time meeting the team at a practice.

“My club team coach is an assistant coach there. Plus, my friend and club teammate Lindsay Vlassos of Lutheran St. Charles is also going to MBU.”

Moore’s parents are Tami and Dan Gari-baldi and Morgen and Sonda Moore.