Senior Lady Eagle, Marrysa Moyer, became one of 13 women in the history of Lock Haven University’s women’s basketball program to record more than 1,000 career points.
Of the accomplishment, Moyer said, “It’s an honor to be listed with those women. I know how hard it is to reach 1,000 points and to have accomplished this is an unbelievable feeling. I’ll never forget that moment.”
Moyer, from Altoona, Pennsylvania, began to play basketball while she was in the 3rd grade with help from her father, but it was her mother that had the biggest influence on her. “She (her mother) played in high school and college, so her and I would always go shooting and she would help me work on things that I lacked in. She’s also the reason I wear no. 24, because it was her number when she played,” Moyer said.
Once Moyer completed her high school career, she committed to play basketball at Mansfield University. During her time there (2011-2012 season), she scored 170 points for the Mountaineers. The 170 points ended up being the only points she would score while wearing the red and black uniform. Moyer discovered that she would need shoulder surgery and from that moment on, she decided that it was time to leave Mansfield. “I didn’t have any intentions on playing after that because I knew how hard recovering from the surgery would be and I thought that, when looking for schools, nobody would be interested in a recovering player,” Moyer said.
Lock Haven head coach, Jennifer Smith, however, had a different plan in mind for Marrysa. “The biggest thing that made me decide to come to Lock Haven was that Coach Smith really believed in me and she saw things that I didn’t even see in myself,” said Moyer.
“I remember sitting in her office with my parents and her telling me that she knows that I’ll do big things at LHU and she has pushed me since the day I put on a Lock Haven jersey to be the best that I can be.”
Moyer, currently 12th on the all-time scoring list, has six games left in her career here at LHU. One of which comes against none other than Mansfield University. “If I could go back in time, I wouldn’t even think twice that I made the right decision to come to LHU. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made,” Moyer said.