When one chapter closes, another one begins.
For recent Duncan graduate Courtney Moore, this was the case for her Friday night at Racer Field.
With the conclusion of the Girls Class 5A All-State soccer game, came the end of the DHS standouts stellar soccer career, which saw her play 13 years of club soccer in Irving, Texas.
“I’m pretty proud seeing how Courtney has improved,” Duncan assistant coach Ramon Garcia said. “Her attitude especially towards the team has gotten so much better since she was a freshman. She really sent out the message to the rest of the girls that hard work does pay off if you put in the hours.”
With her days on the pitch over, Moore is looking forward to conquering a new challenge, college softball.
Starting this fall, Moore will be suiting up for the Rose State College Lady Raiders in Oklahoma City.
“The game of soccer has been really tiring for me, especially since I’m not much of a runner to begin with,” Moore said. “But, I stuck with it and this has gotten me in shape. I’d much rather be playing softball though. I’m looking forward to being on my own and just seeing what’s to come with college softball.”
During her senior year, Moore left her mark on both the Lady Demon softball and soccer teams, earning dual All-State honors along the way.
For the year in softball, Moore was recognized as The Duncan Banner Player of the Year, hitting .548 for the season along with 43 RBI. She also totaled eight homeruns on the season while becoming the career homerun leader for Duncan softball.
On the soccer field, Moore scored eight goals this season for the Lady Demons, as the team collected six victories during the season.
“There was a lot of after hours work on my part during the season,” Moore said about All-Stating in two sports. “I just worked hard for it everyday and did everything I had to do to make it possible.”
One last special moment for Moore came before the start of the All-State game, when she was escorted on the field during pre-game introductions by her mother Sherry.
“My mom is my best friend and has been there for me since day one,” Moore said. “She’s missed maybe two games my entire career in softball and soccer. She’s always there for me.”
When one chapter closes, another one begins.
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