As Yorktown makes its case that Panas is not the runaway favorite in Class AA this year, senior Catalina Munoz is leading by example.
The outside hitter was dominant in the team’s clutch victories over reigning section champs John Jay and Fox Lane, tallying a combined 50 kills, 20 digs, six blocks and three aces in the pair of wins.
The Huskers (9-2) are hoping to make a third consecutive appearance in the section finals this year, with the aim of bringing a second title back to Yorktown in that span. Yorktown is currently ranked third overall by The Journal News in the section, with its only losses coming to Panas (8-1) and Hen Hud (10-1) — the top two ranked teams, respectively.
Journal News/Lohud.com volleyball beat reporter Mike Zacchio will pick a player of the week to be announced every Sunday. Fans, coaches, players, etc. can nominate players via Twitter (@Zacchio_LoHud), email ([email protected]), or text (if you have my number).
Please include the players’ name, school, grade, position and stats for the week (all matches from Monday through Sunday, if they played that morning). Tournament performances (all-tournament team, tournament MVP, team win, etc.) count towards this award, even if you don’t have exact stats.
Example: Brooke Davis, Tree Hill H.S., Sr., OH: Brooke had 43 kills, 34 assists, 38 digs and 10 blocks in the Ravens’ three wins this week. She was also named to the all-tournament team at the Rosewood Invitational on Saturday.
There is no limit to how many times a player can win during the season. I will do my best to pick the best candidate. Sometimes that will be a repeat winner. I’ll try to spread the love as much as I can, but as the saying goes, “Men lie, women lie, numbers don’t.”
Announcements will usually be posted in the afternoons or evenings. Please try to submit all nominations by Saturday night (or sooner, if the team does not have a tournament/match over the weekend).