BYU all-America setter Carlos Moreno has completed his athletic eligibility. As an international transfer student, Moreno will be unable to complete his graduation requirements in the time determined by the NCAA, effectively ending his collegiate career.
"Carlos is one of the greatest collegiate volleyball players I have been associated with," BYU coach Tom Peterson said. "It will be a considerable loss for our team, not to have Carlos as a player. He not only gave to our team his athletic skills, but his leadership as well. He has contributed greatly to our team success."
Moreno was named the 2004 AVCA national player of the year after leading the Cougars to the NCAA national championship. A native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Moreno was named last season's NCAA tournament MVP after pacing BYU to a five-game victory over Long Beach State to win the school's third national title in six years.
Moreno appeared in 90 matches over his three seasons in Provo, accounting for 4,628 assists and 73 aces. Moreno finished his career as BYU's second all-time assists leader and is fourth all-time in service aces. In his final season, Moreno was also named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation player of the year, as well as the MPSF tournament MVP.
"For the time being, he will continue to help our team in any way he can as he works to complete his undergraduate degree," Peterson said. "He is a great young man and ambassador for our university, as well as our volleyball team."
In his first year of competition, Moreno became the starting setter just two weeks into the season. He set a then-BYU rally scoring record with 1,372 assists on the season, averaging 14.14 assists per game. He also led the Cougars to a 23-7 overall record, as they finished the season ranked third in the national polls.
In 2003, he improved his rally scoring record, posting 1,567 assists. Moreno guided the Cougars to a 23-5 overall record, earning the team a trip to the NCAA national championship match. Moreno finished the season earning second-team all-America honors.