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Kyla Muela
14  Kyla Muela

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
El Paso, Texas

High School:
Burges High School

Last College:
Dowling College

Height:
5-11

Position:
Middle Blocker

Experience:
1L

Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2009)

2010 (SENIOR): Made 15 starts and saw time in 56 sets for UTEP ... put up 61 total blocks (6s/55a) to average 1.09 and ranked third in league standings ... registered a career-high nine rejections against UTSA (9/10) ... hammered 88 kills to average 1.57 per set including nine against Delaware State and Elon (8/27) ... also contributed 27 digs, six aces and five assists.

2009 (JUNIOR): Played in four matches ... recorded two kills and two blocks against Texas Southern (Aug. 28) ... posted three kills and two assists against Coppin State (Sept. 12) ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

DOWLING COLLEGE (2007): Started in 30 of 45 matches played ... led the team in blocks with 134 total blocks and a team high 24 solo blocks ... recorded 288 kills and 27 serving aces. 2006: Played in 33 matches, started eight ... posted 119 kills and 46 total blocks.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 El Paso Times All-City honoree ... named to the El Paso Times All-District team in 2005 ... earned Cielo Vista Optimist Scholar accolades in 2006 ... member of the National Honor Society from 2004 to 2006 ... selected a Burges High School Top 10 Senior.

PERSONAL: Full name is Kyla Melissa Muela ... daughter of Leonard and Martha Silva ... has one sister (Samantha, 29) ... born in El Paso, Texas, on April 7, 1988.

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