Falls' star volleyball player, Simone Lee, went to Tiujana, Mexico and took full advantage of a 'golden' opportunity.
Lee and the U.S. Girls Youth National Volleyball Team captured the gold medal at the NORCECA Girls’ Youth Continental Championship Saturday. The tournament pitted the top youth girls players from eight countries. The United States didn't just win the competition, they went a perfect 5-0 in the tournament and qualified for the world championships in 2013.
The U.S. girls defeated the Dominican Republic 21-25, 25-17, 25-23, 25-15 to take home the gold. The U.S. took first place with a lot of help from Lee, who led the team with 18 points. Lee recorded 16 kills, one block, and one ace in the championship match.
Lee earned a spot in June after competing against 24 athletes from around the country. Lee also competed played on the Girls’ Youth High Performance team that took third place in the championships played in Iowa in June.
Lee, a 6-foot, 1-inch outside hitter, has verbally committed to play volleyball at Penn State University after graduating in 2014, according to Milwaukee Sting volleyball – her club team.
Lee helped lead the Indians to the team’s eighth conference championship in nine years. However, the team came up short in the WIAA Regional round against Mukwonago. According to WisSports.net, Lee recorded 33 aces and had a hit percentage of .351.