Former Missouri star Molly Kreklow makes U.S. volleyball team

Monday, May 12, 2014 | 9:19 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Former Missouri volleyball star Molly Kreklow will play for the U.S. women's national volleyball team this week.

Coach Karch Kiraly announced Monday that Kreklow is one of two setters to represent No. 2 USA at the NORCECA World Championship Qualification Tournament held Thursday through Sunday at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

“I’m really excited for this USA team,” Kiraly said in a release announcing the roster. “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.”


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Kreklow was the Southeastern Conference player of the year last season for the Tigers, who won their first-ever SEC championship.

The U.S. Women open pool play on May 15 against Guatemala, followed by Panama on May 16 and Honduras on May 17. The medal round matches take place on May 18. The tournament winner advances to the FIVB Women’s World Championship scheduled for Sept. 23 to Oct. 12 in six Italian cities.

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