Moore Leads Lady Roadrunners to NJAC Tournament Twice

Recently named NJAC Player of the Week, senior Micaela Moore is a starting forward for Ramapo’s women’s basketball team and a music production major. Playing in her final season, she has made a major impact at Ramapo on and off the court.

With a field goal percentage of .436, Moore is a key player. Per game, Moore averages 31.7 minutes, 15.9 points and 8.9 rebounds. She has also been named conference player of the week twice this season and is ranked fourth in the conference for shooting and blocked shots (1.9). This time, Moore has averaged a double-double for the week, tallying 25 points, 15 rebounds in a win against Rutgers-Newark and 24 points, 19 rebounds in a loss against Stockton.

Moore will also lead her team (12-12) to a New Jersey Athletic Conference playoff game, against either Kean University or William Paterson University on Saturday.

“The fact that we made it to the NJAC for the second time in two years, I feel like we did well,” said Moore.

Moore has been the leading scorer this season with 382 points. She only has 18 more points to go until scoring her 1,000 point. Hopes are high that she will hit this mark on senior night, the last home game of the season against William Paterson on Wednesday, Feb. 19.

“I’m actually surprised I got it; I didn’t score a lot my freshman and sophomore year,” said Moore of her 1,000 point chase.

“If anything, it’s reflective of the kind of career she’s had,” said head coach Mike Eineker. “She’s been real consistent for us for four years.” 

Eineker added that Moore is an athletic player and understands the game well.

“She’s been able to develop a game around being athletic and being smart, and I always think that has been two of her strengths,” Eineker said.

But when it comes to her playing style, he chose the word “unconventional.” He also described her made shots as “not your typical basketball plays.” Anyone who has seen Moore play will have to agree.

“She hits shots that not many people can hit,” said Alayna Donadio, a fellow senior and teammate. “She makes difficult plays look so easy.”

Moore is just as effective on the court as she is off. She has big plans to become a successful music producer, and is also the vice president and cofounder of the co-ed fraternity, Gamma Xi Phi Professional Arts Fraternity, Inc. She is also a member of the Music and Entertainment Industry Students Association (MEISA).

Moore has taken the right steps to set her dream in motion by interning for two years at a studio in Cherry Hill, AudioMaxx Recording Studios.

Overall, Moore has been a major part of the Ramapo community and will be remembered through not just her basketball talents, but musical talents as well.