Munce Sits Down With

Megan Munce

Aug. 21, 2012

FORT WORTH – With the volleyball season getting underway Friday against Northern Colorado in Nashville, TCU senior Megan Munce sat down with to share her thoughts on the upcoming season.

Munce is a fifth-year senior from Costa Mesa, Calif. The team’s starting setter, Munce earned a fifth year of eligibility from the NCAA after a season-ending injury cut short her 2009 season.

On being a leader for the new freshmen class
“It’s been fun so far. The girls that have come in, the freshmen this year, play really well. It’s fun knowing that they will be playing this year and contributing. It’s fun to see them develop. The seniors this year are going to do a really good job of leading. We have all the positions. We have a libero, a middle blocker, an outside hitter and a setter. We know the game pretty much all the way around.”

On the difference the style of volleyball in California and the Midwest
“California is very defense-based. Texas and the Midwest have players that are tall and it’s more athletically based. It’s a good mix that we have players from both places. Prentice, Holly and Jason do a really good job of mixing us all. Our libero is from California and I’m from California, so I think we have a good defense base with that. The taller girls tend to come from Texas and the Midwest. Emily Kirby, Mattie Burleson and Stephanie Holland are our taller players. I think it’s smart of the coaches to do to give us a well-rounded team.”

On entering her fifth season with the Horned Frogs
“It’s become a bit of team joke now. The last time the Olympics were on (2008), I was in the hotel in two-a-days. The freshmen this year were going to be freshmen in high school. It’s kind of become a joke. I didn’t expect to be here for five years. At first I was a little apprehensive. Obviously, I was really close with my class. Now I’ve had to become close with another class. It’s been so much fun. I love the seniors this year just as much as I loved the ones last year. I’m excited now more than ever.”

On being on the volleyball poster for a second-straight year
“That was kind of funny. People come up to me and say ‘I didn’t know you had another year, I saw you on the poster last year.’”

On moving to the Big 12 in her final year
“It’s going to be fun. I got to know the Mountain West pretty well and I’ve traveled to all of those places four times already. The Big 12 is going to be fun. The competition is going to be better. I think it’s going to work to our advantage if people underestimate us. One of our themes this year is to be the underdog and prove ourselves to people. It’s going to be fun for us to go out and prove ourselves.”

On trading the destinations of the Mountain West for the college towns of the Big 12
“Las Vegas and San Diego were pretty fun, especially for us California girls. I know my parents went to all of the Las Vegas and San Diego matches because they were so close. It’s going to be fun because the competition will be so much better. It’s going to definitely be a different year.”

On the perfect ending to her TCU career
“Personally, and for the team, it would be making the NCAA tournament. We want to get back to where we were in 2009. That’s where all of us seniors hope to be because we were all a part of that team. That year was so much fun and we remember so much about it and the feelings that it brought. We want to get back to that feeling and end on that kind of a note. We’ve talked about that a lot in the locker room and with the coaches as well. We went around and discussed all of our goals on the first day and that was brought up a lot.”



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