February 16, 2012

Moore Named To Great Britain's National Team Roster

Malvern, Worcestershire - For the first time in Pacific program history, the Tigers will have an active player on the roster of a national team squad as junior catcher Amy Moore has been named to the 2012 Great Britain National Team.  Named on Thursday, February 17, Moore is one of 16 players to be selected to represent Great Britain at the Canadian Cup in Vancouver during the Summer of 2012.  Great Britain will participate in the Canadian Cup as a warm up for the 2012 World Championships played in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada from July 13-22, 2012 that will feature the top 16 teams from around the world.

Moore's father, Stephen, was born on the Royal Air Force Base Burtonwood just outside of Warrington, Lancashire, England as the son of a US Air Force officer and a British mother.  The family moved back to the United States when he was six years old.  With English heritage through her father, Moore became eligible to represent Great Britain on the world's stage.

Great Britain currently ranks No. 11 in the world and No. 3 in Europe.  After forming as a serious organization in 1999, Great Britain has continued to grow as an international program finishing second at the 2009 European Championships to qualify for its first ever trip to the World Championships in 2010.  The team earned its bid to the 2012 World Championships by finishing in the top-3 at the the 2011 European Championships held in Italy last summer.

Moore will enter the Great Britain ranks at the conclusion of her junior season at Pacific.  In her first two seasons as a Tiger, Moore has established herself as one of the top all-around catchers in the Big West, culminating in a First Team All-Big West selection in 2011.  As a sophomore, Moore hit in the heart of Pacific's order while finishing the season batting .302 and driving in 38 runs and scoring 20 more. She also found her power stroke as well in her second season, blasting seven home runs throughout the year.  Defensively, Moore led the league in both caught stealings (13) and pickoffs (7) for the second straight season.