Jan. 3, 2005
Former Georgia Tech vollyeball all-American Lynnette Moster signed a one-year professional contract with the Carolina Gigantes of the Puerto Rican professional league, head coach Bond Shymansky announced today.
The Puerto Rican professional league competes from January until April and features 10 teams from across the island. Because of league rules, each team is allowed to have only two players on its team from outside of Puerto Rico. Moster joins former UCLA Bruin Kristee Porter as the only Americans on the Carolina Gigantes squad, which won the Puerto Rican league title in 2004.
“We are all very proud of Lynnette and her accomplishments will continue to impress us even as she leaves our program to pursue a career internationally,” said head coach Bond Shymansky. “Playing professionally in Puerto Rico is a big accomplishment and a great way to test her abilities against some of the best players in the world.”
Moster ended her career at Tech as the all-time career kill leader with 1,859 and third on the career dig list with 1,456 while becoming the first player in school and Atlantic Coach Conference history to earn all-American honors three times.
The Carolina Gigantes team begins play on January 15.