June 6, 2006
Former Georgia Tech volleyball All-American Lynnette Moster (Liberty, Ind.) was one of a select few players who was invited to train with the USA Women’s National team at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Moster becomes the second Yellow Jacket invited to train with the National Team following Kele Eveland’s tryout in 2003.
After spending a month with the National Team in October, primarily as an outside hitter, Moster impressed second-year head coach “Jenny” Ling Ping so much that she was asked to return in May to compete for the libero position against three other people; current National Team members Sarah Drury and Nicole Davis and the starting libero for the defending National Champion Washington Huskies, Candace Lee..
Although Moster was released after three weeks, she gained valuable experience and played with some of the top players in the nation.
“Even though I’m disappointed that I am not still training with the team, it was really an educatonal experience,” said Moster. “Playing with Olympic players and getting to know some of the girls that I’ve grown up watching and hearing about was just amazing. I made some great friends while I was there and really enjoyed the opportunity.”
“We are certainly thrilled that Lynnette was given this opportunity,” said head coach Bond Shymansky. “I think it’s every girl’s dream as a child to have a chance to train and play against the best, and Lynnette was given that opportunity. I have no doubt that Lynnette gave it her best shot and represented Georgia Tech in a great fashion and we are very proud of her.”