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Kylie Johnson commits to Delta volleyball after Munciana wins 2 more national titles

MUNCIE, Ind. — It was the last chance for Kylie Johnson and her team.

While the Munciana Samurai on June 18 won their second consecutive 18 Open national title, and seventh overall under owner and co-director Mike Lingenfelter, Johnson's Peppers fought to make history.

Her team, which competed in the 12 Open division at the 49th AAU Girls' Junior National Volleyball Championships in Orlando, Florida, had never won it all. The girls came close in 2021, placing third, but Johnson hoped for more after 11 years at the helm.

She'd decided previously there'd be no more do-overs, opting instead to dedicate her future to rebuilding Delta's program.