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Missouri places three on All-SEC volleyball team

Wayne Kreklow (right).
Wayne Kreklow (right). rsugg@kcstar.com

Missouri landed three players on the All-SEC volleyball team, which was released Wednesday by the conference office.

Junior Carly Kan and sophomore Kira Larson made the cut along with freshman middle blocker Alyssa Munlyn, who was chosen as the SEC freshman of the year and also earned All-Freshman Team honors.

“I’m very proud of these three as they’re well deserved honors,” Tigers coach Wayne Kreklow said in a release from MU Athletics. “Carly, Kira and Alyssa have all had great seasons and I’m glad that it’s being recognized by the other SEC coaches.”

The All-SEC team consists of 18 players from seven teams, including five players from Florida.

Kan, an outside hitter from Honolulu, was the 2013 SEC freshman of the year and an All-SEC pick that season.

She leads Missouri with 452 kills and ranks second in the SEC with 514.5 points this season. Her 4.0 kills and 4.55 points per set rank third in the conference.

Kan also ranks second on the squad with 320 digs.

Larson, a right-side hitter/middle blocker from Fargo, N.D., and one of six newcomers this season, ranks second on the Tigers with 273 kills. She’s reached double-digit points in 22 of 29 matches entering Wednesday.

Munlyn, a native of Suwanee, Ga., ranks third on Missouri with 212 kills and boasts a team-high .363 hitting percentage, which ranks sixth in the SEC.

Her 129 total blocks, which are seventh-most in program history, and 109 block assists lead MU.

“I’m so blessed and grateful to have received both of these awards,” Munlyn said. “It means everything to me and I just want to thank everyone who has helped me get to where I am today. I couldn’t have asked for a better freshman year.”

Missouri, the 2013 SEC champions, entered the week in second place a game behind Texas A&M.

The Tigers host the Aggies on Wednesday night at the Hearnes Center. The game is available online through the SEC Network+ or the WatchESPN app.

Missouri wraps up the regular season Friday at home against South Carolina.

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