WDEL Athlete of the Week

Appo's Moore - WDEL HS Athlete of the Week

By Sean Greene Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 11:56pm
VIDEO: Interview with Appo's Ryan Moore
Appoquinimink soccer's Ryan Moore is this week's WDEL High School Athlete of the Week.

The senior scored on a 35-yard free kick to help propel the Jags to a 2-1 victory over Caesar Rodney to complete a perfect 15-0 regular season.

Ryan says it was a long path to where the team is now.

"Playing with the guys from freshman year. Freshman year were weren't even a playoff team, to we finish our regular season 15-0. It's one of our goals, but our end goal, in a perfect world, is a state championship."

Appo head coach Adam Bear says Ryan has played a big role in the growth of the program.

"He's a coach on the field, but also off the field. He keeps all these guys in lines. He organizes everything for us. He's 17, but acts like he's 25. He's mature, but also a fantastic player."

What was Ryan's reaction to being told he plays like someone eight years older than he is?

"I feel confidence in my ability and my maturity to be able to read a game. That he trusts me with that, and I trust myself, that's a great thing to have."

Ryan Moore will join teammate Sam Jester at Division I NJIT next season where he plans to study Business Marketing.

"I like getting out and talking to people, and meeting new people. I talk to a lot of people, I'm very social, so I think it fits me."

Appoquinimink will be one of the top seeds when the Division I soccer bracket is released on Friday. Last year the Jags finished as the runners-up to Salesianum.

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