- USA men and women both win NORCECA World Championship qualifying event in Colorado Springs
|Kylin Munoz serves against Honduras for Team USA|
In her first international competition with the US National Team, recent Washington graduate Kylin Muñoz played a significant role in Team USA’s easy victories over the weekend.
USA won all four of its matches—all 3-0 sweeps—against national teams from Guatemala, Honduras and Panama. USA played Panama in both the preliminary round and in the championship match.
Muñoz, playing opposite, had her best performance against Honduras, starting all three sets and finishing the match with 13 kills and 2 aces. Muñoz saw action in all four weekend matches, alternating at opposite with former Texas star Bailey Webster. Muñoz was particularly effective at the service line throughout.
11 Team USA players completed their final year of college last fall. The 12th player was high school junior Hayley Hodson, a Stanford recruit.
By winning the NORCECA tournament, USA qualifies for the World Championships, September 23-October 12 in Italy.
The USA men’s team had similar success, winning four straight 3-0 sweeps to qualify for the men’s World Championships August 30-September 1 in Poland.