Former Rancho Cucamonga Youth Volleyball Sports Participant Earns Silver Medal at the Junior Olympics.
At the age of 9, Keilani Mumolo of Rancho Cucamonga, with mom in tow, visited the Rancho Cucamonga Sports Center to find out what programs the City had to offer kids her age. She had heard of a newer program that was just beginning to gain traction in the community; Fall Youth Indoor Volleyball. Annette, Keilani’s mother, recalled during their visit how the enthusiasm in the Sports Coordinator’s voice about the program prompted her daughter to say “Mommy, I want to try playing volleyball.” Without hesitation, Annette registered her daughter into the program. “It took one season of Youth Volleyball to make my daughter fall in love with the sport and her love for the game continues,” she said.
Fast forward to 2017, Keilani, with her mom in tow once again, arrived in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she and her teammates with club team Forza 1 North 14 UA competed for a medal at the Junior Olympics representing the American division in the 14-year-old age group. “After four, 8 hour days of playing volleyball, Keilani’s team earned themselves a Silver Medal,” said Annette, who was thrilled for her daughter whose achievement came from years of hard work, practice, and dedication to the sport and the comradery of her teammates. Annette attributes her daughter’s success especially to the City’s Youth Indoor Volleyball Program where Keilani went from “playing with Coach Edy on one of the City of Rancho Cucamonga’s Community Services youth sports teams with her knee high socks and turtle kneepads, to playing club volleyball with Forza 1 North and fulfilling one of her goals of earning a medal at the Junior Olympics.” A single experience led to an amazing journey for Keilani, who starts high school this fall and plans to continue playing volleyball with the goal of earning a full-ride college scholarship.
The City of Rancho Cucamonga Community Services Department’s Youth Indoor Volleyball Program is offered in the spring and fall to girls and boys of all ability levels. For more information about the program, including age brackets, start dates and registration, visit the Youth Sports section on www.RCpark.com. Early bird registration is currently available for the fall at discounted rates for residents and non-residents. Along with sports programs for youth, the Community Services Department offers programming for children as young as 3, and popular league play for adults who enjoy softball and basketball.
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