KEYSER - Through her talent, hard work, and leadership ability, McKaily Moran has been a big part of Keyser Volleyball's success. The daughter of a coach, McKaily has spent a great deal of time on the court, on the field, in the weigh room, and more importantly, absorbing what it takes to be a winner.
By Chapin Jewell
KEYSER - Through her talent, hard work, and leadership ability, McKaily Moran has been a big part of Keyser Volleyball’s success. The daughter of a coach, McKaily has spent a great deal of time on the court, on the field, in the weigh room, and more importantly, absorbing what it takes to be a winner.
As a result of her hard work, dedication, and desire to be a winner on the court and in the classroom, Moran’s effort and commitment have paid off and been recognized. On Friday, at Keyser High School, surrounded by her volleyball coach Kara Breedlove, principal Lois Spencer, athletic director Lori Wilson, her mother Sarah Moran and stepfather Sean Biser, and a large group of family and friends, Moran signed to continue her academic and volleyball careers at Division Two Frostburg State University.
“Once I started playing club ball at FSU three years ago, I fell in love with the coaching staff and players. Once I was there every day, I started to like the campus itself more and more.” Moran explained.
At Frostburg State University, Moran plans to major in athletic training, an area she has already built up some expertise in with her experience assisting sports at Keyser High School, namely football.
In fact, Moran credits time spent in and around the football program at Keyser High School as something which has served her well. “Being able to lift and train with the football team has really helped me step up my game,” Moran stated.
According to Moran, her training regiment for volleyball includes practice two to three times a week, lifting three days a week, and speed and agility training two days a week. “I do 50 to 100 arm swings in my room when I don’t have practice as well,” Moran explains.
“My biggest supporters would have to be my stepdad coach Sean Biser, my mother Sarah Moran, and grandmother. Coach Nikki and Coach Sean Biser have been a big help in reaching my goal of becoming a college athlete,” Moran explains.
The support does not end with just her parents and coaches, as Moran was surrounded by a large family contingent, her teammates, and many friends, to help celebrate this step on her journey to the next level.
It’s a journey that really began in middle school. According to Moran, “I fell in love with the game in the eight grade and never stopped loving the game.”
As her journey continues at the collegiate level, Moran will be given a chance to continue loving the game and refining her skills as her volleyball training and exposure grows.
McKaily Moran knows exactly what she wants to do, to some extent, it’s what she’s already doing. Raised up on the court, on the field, and in the locker room, Moran knows what it takes in sports and life to be successful. She’s seen it and experienced it with her own eyes, that knowledge and passion will only grow at Frostburg State University.