Three-year varsity letterwinner and team captain at Chaparral High School in Parker, Colo. ... guided her team to the 2006 and 2009 District Championship and the 2009 Regional Championship ... earned second team All-League and was named an AAU All-American her freshman season ... selected second team All-Conference sophomore year ... named a PrepVolleyball Top 50 Junior Recruit and Volleyball Magazine Top 30 Underclassman ... was a two-time first team All-Academic honoree ... selected first team All-Conference, first team All-State, CCGS All-State and All-Colorado senior year ... was an AVCA/Under Armour and ESPN RISE All-American ... Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 ... was a four-year academic letterwinner ... member of the National Honor Society and the Chinese National Honor Society ... was a Best Sophomore and Junior Choir member ... named to the honor roll all four years ... was a Link Crew leader.
Born Mikinzie Nicole Moydell on Dec. 5, 1991 in Mountain View, Calif. ... parents are Kurt and Tracy Moydell ... has one brother, Austen (20), and one sister, Ahren (14) ... names singing, reading and hanging out with friends and family as hobbies, "The Twilight" series, "Walden" and "Siddhartha" as favorite books, John Mayer as favorite entertainer, "Man vs. Food" as favorite TV show, the Denver Nuggets as favorite professional sports team, "Date Night" and "The Proposal" as favorite movies, Misty May-Treanor as favorite athlete, Ryan Reynolds as favorite actor, Sandra Bullock as favorite actress and macaroni and cheese as favorite food.
Why I Chose Penn State
"I chose Penn State because I love the college-town feel of State College. The outstanding volleyball program, along with the academic prestige of Penn State is exactly what I was looking for in a school. WE Are...Penn State!"
Quoting Russ Rose
"Mikinzie will have a lot of pressure on her because she's replacing a four-year starter and a three-time All-American with both veteran and younger players around her. She came from a fine club program and has all the tools to be successful. Mikinzie has a great volleyball IQ at the setting position, is not afraid to try things and knows the role she has to play."
"My personal goals are to do my best every day, work hard and contribute everything I have to benefit the team. My team goal is to continue the tradition of Penn State volleyball and win another national championship."