Senior highlight: Apple Valley captain and St. Cloud State commit Marie Moran – The Rink Dwell | All Tech Sir


APPLE VALLEY, Minn. – Apple Valley senior captain Marie Moran grew up enjoying hockey together with her two sisters.

Marie has an older sister, Mandy, and a youthful sister, Makayla, they usually have been all capable of play one season of school hockey collectively for the Eagles in 2019-20. That season, the three sisters have been the staff’s high three scorers.

“We’re actually aggressive with one another, particularly me and Makayla — she’s probably the most upbeat individual I do know,” Marie mentioned of her relationship together with her sisters. “Makayla will appropriate you on all the things that occurs and Mandy will attempt to defuse the scenario after which I will be in the course of all of it.”

Senior Marie and sophomore Makayla compete on the varsity staff collectively, whereas Mandy is a sophomore who performs Division 3 area hockey for St. Olaf School. The Morans even have a brother, Jonathan, who’s the youngest within the household.

A hockey player wearing a white, beige and brown jersey skates with the puck on the ice.

Marie Moran skates for Apple Valley Excessive College.

Contributed. Paul Allen / Allen Photograph Works

Marie, 18, is in her fifth season of school hockey and is simply six factors away from reaching 150 profession factors.

The 5-foot-8 ahead can be a two-time captain for the Eagles.

“My coach will swear by this, I did not discuss in any respect within the eighth grade, however as I’ve grown up and linked to the staff, I’ve change into extra vocal, however I am a pacesetter by instance.” ” Moran mentioned of his management qualities and development since his first varsity season.

“I actually like being captain, I thank my different teammates for supporting me and I’ve managed to attach with everybody, I really feel like a household,” she added.

Not solely is the ahead a pacesetter on the ice, she additionally captains Apple Valley’s soccer and lacrosse groups.

After posting over one level per recreation every season after the eighth grade, Moran started garnering curiosity from faculty hockey applications.

Moran competed within the Higher Midwest Elite League this fall and was contacted by St. Louis assistant coach Mira Jalosuo. Cloud State after one among her matches. The senior captain then visited the varsity’s campus and formally dedicated to the Division I program in early November.

“I fell in love with St. Cloud. I actually like their courtroom and the way linked they’re as a staff,” the 18-year-old mentioned of her choice.

It additionally simply occurred to be the proper distance from dwelling. Moran did not wish to go to varsity too shut, or too far, from his household. St. Cloud is a few 90 minute drive from the Apple Valley space.

The Apple Valley Eagles are at the moment 12-4-1 this season and Moran is averaging two factors per recreation with 17 objectives and 17 assists in 17 video games. She’s additionally a harmful skater on particular groups, with a team-high 9 factors (5G, 4A) on the facility play.

“I’ve an eagle-eye view the place I can see all the things on the ice,” the captain mentioned of his strengths as a participant. “I could make cross-ice passes actually far and I can join them. I do know the place everyone is.”

Moran admits the staff has had some ups and downs up to now this season, however the staff has just lately discovered itself. The Eagles tied Eastview just lately however have been on a seven-game successful streak earlier than that.

The 5-foot-8 skater will end the season with Apple Valley earlier than heading out to St. Cloud to play for the Huskies this fall.





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