Irvine Valley's athletic department was proud to recently announce sophomore women's volleyball player Becky Moodie and sophomore men's tennis player Steven Le as its 2013-14 scholar athletes of the year.
Moodie is one of the best volleyball players to come through the Irvine Valley program.
She has earned a number of accolades, including being named first team all-Orange Empire Conference the last two seasons during the indoor season in the fall.
The sophomore libero helped the Lasers to a magical 2013 fall season.
Under coach Tom Pestolesi, IVC won the fourth Orange Empire Conference title in program history, captured 24 straight matches and finished in third place at the State Championships.
It was the second-best finish at the state event for Irvine Valley.
Moodie was named all-conference in 2013 after finishing with 393 digs, including 190 in conference play. She averaged 4.68 digs per set overall and 4.42 in conference.
She ranked third in the conference in total digs and fourth in the conference in digs per set. Her 393 digs ranked 28th in the state.
The 393 digs also ranks second all-time in a season at IVC.
Moodie recorded 10 or more digs in 22 of the 25 matches she played this past season, including 16 matches with 15 or more and three matches with 20 or more digs.
She had a season-high 25 digs in Irvine Valley's five-set win over Golden West at home last Nov. 20.
Moodie was especially at her best when it counted most at the end of the season for the Lasers.
In a seven-match stretch, which included two important conference contests, three playoff matches and two matches in the State Championships, Moodie recorded 16, 25, 17, 24, 24, 16 and 18 digs, respectively.
Moodie had 340 digs and averaged 4.47 digs per set her freshman campaign in 2012.
Her career 733 digs is an all-time program record at Irvine Valley.
Moodie was just as successful on the sand at Irvine Valley. She was part of the new sand volleyball program for the Lasers that has won the state title for the last two seasons.
Becky and partner Annie Mitchem won all three of their matches at the state tournament event held at IVC last month as the Lasers went undefeated as a team in beating Fullerton, Grossmont and Golden West for the title.
In the classroom, Moodie held a 3.60 cumulative grade point average, including three terms of 4.00. She was a two-year scholar athlete for the Lasers.
She will be continuing her academic and athletic career at Cal Baptist next season.
Le has been one of the best players on the Irvine Valley men's tennis team the past two seasons.
And those two seasons have been the best ones in IVC's history.
As a freshman, Le was a part of a big turnaround with the Laser team in 2013 as the program finished second in the Orange Empire Conference, had a record of 13-4 and was ranked as high as No. 7 in the state.
IVC won its last five matches of the season, including beating rival Saddleback to clinch second in the conference. The team finished ranked No. 13 in the state.
Le and the Lasers, under the direction of coach Ross Duncan, took their games to another level in 2014.
IVC finished as the runner-up to Fresno City at the CCCAA Team State Championships. Fresno City won its second-straight title.
Irvine Valley still had a season to remember.
The Lasers had a record of 17-3 overall went 10-0 in conference to win their first ever conference title.
IVC also reached the CCCAA playoffs for the first time, hosted its first playoff match, won the So. Cal. Regional final and ended by being ranked first in Southern California and second in the state.
This past season, Le was one of Irvine Valley's top players. He had a record of 18-6 overall in singles, including 12-4 in dual matches, playing primarily in the No. 3 singles position.
Le reached the round of 16 in singles at the State Championships and made the final in the singles competition at the Orange Empire Conference Championships. He won four matches to make the conference final.
Le had a record of 13-7 in doubles overall in 2014. He made the quarterfinals in the conference in doubles with teammate James Lafond and also the round of 16 at the state event in doubles.
Le ended up being ranked 20th in singles in the state in the final Intercollegiate Tennis Association California Community College rankings and was ranked 17th in doubles with Lafond.
Off the courts, Le has been a two-year Irvine Valley scholar athlete. He carried a 3.39 cumulative GPA and would like to major in business administration.
Le is currently weighing offers from four-year colleges, while he continues taking classes at Irvine Valley.
Moodie and Le will be honored in a luncheon by the Exchange Club of Irvine on June 17.