SEATTLE – Recent grad Kylin Muñoz has been named to her first ever U.S. National Team roster, as she is one of 12 players who will represent the United States in the NORCECA World Championship Qualification Tournament being held May 15-18 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
After finishing up her senior season this past fall and helping the Huskies to the Pac-12 title and the Final Four, Muñoz was invited to train with the national team in January. Aside from a handful of exhibitions, this weekend will be her first time donning the U.S. jersey in official tournament play.
“I’m really excited for this USA team – they put in the mindful effort during training earlier this year, and earned the right to represent our country at the World Championship Qualifier in Colorado Springs,” U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team Head Coach Karch Kiraly said. “During the eight weeks of the training block, the primary focus was on learning, and this group did a really strong job in that department. It will be great to see that in action with our resident coach David Hunt at the helm this week, against NORCECA zone competition.”
The U.S. Women open pool play on May 15 against Guatemala, followed by Panama on May 16 and Honduras on May 17. All three U.S. pool matches are scheduled for 3 p.m. MT. The medal round matches take place on May 18 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. MT. The tournament winner advances to the FIVB Women’s World Championship set for Sept. 23 to Oct. 12 in six Italian cities.
Matches will be streamed live through USA Volleyball’s official website.
Muñoz is one of four players from the Pac-12 on the roster, including graduated seniors Alexis Olgard of USC, Lauren Plum of Oregon, and Kelly Reeves of UCLA.