Friday, 18 February 2011 00:00
On Saturday, Jan. 29 Levittown resident, Christine (Moore) Newins, Hofstra University (1987) and Hicksville High School (1983) graduate, was inducted into Hofstra University’s 2011 Athletic Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon was held at the University Club on Hofstra’s Campus.
Joining her for this honorable event was her husband, Chris and children, Jennifer, Patrick and Brian, along with her parents Eileen and Don Moore of Hicksville, Barbara Ann (Moore) and Gerry Cast of Westbury, Susan Casey McCormick of Levittown and Kim Volpe of Levittown.
Newins was a member of the 1983-87 Hofstra volleyball team. During her career she tallied 1,098 kills, 271 blocks and 1,274 digs and is Hofstra’s all-time leader in service aces with 268. She also holds the single match record for block assists with 15 against Florida State.
Newins’ freshman season (1983) was cut short by injury after five matches. She returned as a red-shirt freshman in 1984 and played in 36 matches, tallying 164 kills, 123 digs, 99 blocks and 37 service aces.
In 1985 she played in 38 matches and posted 144 kills, 321 digs, 57 blocks and 94 service aces. Her 94 aces ranked in the top 10 nationally and she was a first team All-East Coast Conference selection.
The 1986 season saw Newins once again earn first team All-ECC honors as well as team Most Valuable Player and All-ECAC accolades after compiling a team and conference-high 398 kills and 377 digs. She also added 54 service aces and 68 blocks.
As a senior in 1987 she posted 383 kills, a team-high 453 digs and 83 service aces en route to ECC and team Most Valuable Player honors.
During her five seasons, Hofstra won 118 matches and three East Coast Conference championships. At the time of her graduation, Newins held records for most digs in a match (25) and season (453), and her career total of 1,274 was also tops in the record book. She currently ranks in the top 10 in seven career records and is a member of the Hofstra Volleyball Court of Honor.
Following graduation with a degree in computer science, Newins went on to become a senior programmer/analyst. She has been a certified SCUBA diver since 1993, and became a certified volleyball official in Nassau County and coached the Monarch and Performance Juniors Volleyball Clubs. She remains involved with the Hofstra Volleyball program.