Thursday, November 29, 2012

NCAA | Quiet Kylin Muñoz makes noise for UW volleyball

Terry Wood profiles Washington’s senior right-side hitter in today’s Seattle Times

Washington senior Kylin Muñoz moved from the left side to the right this season. As a result, she may be the most improved player on the Washington team, and certainly among the most improved in the Pac-12.

Don’t miss Terry Wood’s profile of Muñoz in this morning’s Seattle Times: Quiet Kylin Muñoz makes noise for UW volleyball.

Washington's Kylin Munoz
-Volleyblog Seattle photo by Leslie Hamann

For Volleyblog Seattle readers, Terry shares another nugget from his interview that did not make it into the print/online versions. He asked Muñoz whether she has any bitterness about losing a year of eligibility when then-coach Shay Goulding refused to release her from her National Letter of Intent commitment to BYU:
 “It was tough for me, but at that moment I was only focused on the future,” she said. “I tried not, I guess, to waste time on the negative aspect of it and just look forward to making the most of my college career. No hard feelings.”

Wood goes on to report:
Since Goulding resigned from BYU after the 2010 season, it’s possible the school could reverse its stance and grant Munoz one more season of eligibility. “Right now we’re just focusing on the next three weeks,” Munoz said, smiling.

Munoz seems to have her game clicking. Her jump-float serve (refined with help from Carl McGown, a favorite (Washington coach Jim) McLaughlin confidant and strategy-shaper) can be a knuckleballing nightmare for opponents. Her blocking (upgraded with vigilant help for UW assistant Keno Gandara) is steady. Her attacks, once predictably hit crosscourt, are more varied.


  1. I still could not comprehend why she signed with BYU at the first place with some many family ties with UW and UW volleyball.


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