June 1, 2012
RENO, Nev. -
Story from Mercurynews.com Lynn Moe
For Terra Nova girl's basketball standout Terilyn Moe, this has been a busy time of year for awards and honors. Most recently, the senior point guard was named to the ESPN and MaxPreps High School All State teams along with being selected for the third consecutive year to both the San Francisco Chronicle All Bay Area and the San Jose Mercury News All Metro teams.
However, the most prestigious award she received for her four-year career at Terra Nova came during the annual athletic awards ceremony for Spring sports on May 17. That night, girl's varsity basketball coach Kareem Summerville announced that Moe's basketball jersey would be retired. No future girl basketball player will ever wear Jersey No. 13.
It's a rarity that a jersey is retired. In fact, at Terra Nova only five athletic jerseys have been retired in the 51-year history of the school. Moe is joined by Becky Myers and Natalia Jonas as the two other girl basketball players to have their jerseys retired. Geri Wheeler (Lepeltak) and Rich Belli have also been honored with the retirement of their jerseys for their outstanding prep softball and basketball career, respectively.
Summerville presented Moe her jersey which was inserted in a frame. The framed jersey will be hung in the Terra Nova gym.
Summerville praised Moe as being a truly complete player, capable of impacting a game in a number of ways, saying, "Over her career, Terilyn averaged over five assists and three and half steals per game. She led the varsity team in scoring all four years with an average of over 20 points per game. In the end, she broke school records for scoring with 2,352 points and assists with 550."
Summerville also characterized Moe as the linchpin behind his team's four consecutive PAL Bay Division titles and San Mateo County Tournament championship crowns won during her tenure on the court at Terra Nova.
"What else can you say? Terilyn led the PAL in scoring and was named to the All League Team four straight years in addition to being voted League MVP this year," Summerville said. "Terilyn has made Terra Nova girl's basketball the dynasty that it is today on the peninsula. She is the only player to have started and played on four San Mateo County Tournament Championship teams. In 2010 she set the record for single tournament scoring with 76 points and is the all-time tournament scoring leader with 281 points over the 12 games that she's played in the past four years."
"This is a huge honor," Moe said, of having her jersey retired. "It's a real surprise, but I have a lot of fond memories of playing at Terra Nova and am proud of the accomplishments of our team. I'm very happy for it and humbled."
At the award program, Moe was named the Senior Female Athlete for 2012 and awarded the prestigious Block TN Society 400plus Point Award.
Because the 400 plus Point Award is handed out in order of total points earned-least to most, Moe was the last recipient to be presented with this award. She had amassed the highest total with 840 points earned over her four year varsity careers in both basketball, in which she was four time MVP, and volleyball.
Terra Nova Athletic Director, Bill Gray remarked, "In my many years of handing out the award, I cannot recall an athlete earning as many points as Terilyn. I'm sure that her 840 point total is the most in the history of the award."
Last Thursday at the EA Sports Corporate Headquarters in Redwood Shores, Moe received the Cal Hi Sports Central Coast Section Basketball Player of the Year award. During the presentation of the award, Moe was recognized as the top scoring guard in the CCS with nearly 21 points per game and for leading Terra Nova to a fourth consecutive San Mateo County championship and to the CCS title game.
Moe was also recognized for her achievements at Terra Nova this year at the annual Breakfast of Champions sponsored by the Pacifica Sports Club on May 19 at the Pacifica Moose Lodge.
In his remarks while introducing Moe at the Moose Lodge, Antwan Capla, who is Moe's personal trainer, said, "We mostly think of professional athletes as being paid for what they do, with high expectations of how they conduct themselves. Terilyn has learned early on how to be a consummate professional. She gets onto the court, goes to work and takes care of business. Off the court, she is the most modest person you'll ever meet."
Next year, Moe will have a new realm to conquer as she joins the Wolf Pack at the University of Nevada on a full ride basketball scholarship. When asked about her future plans, Moe said, "I'd like to major in Psychology and I have a special interest in Social Work and playing basketball, of course."