Leland’s Munoz Etching Name in State Record Book
LELAND – On the eve of its girls soccer season, Leland’s Libby Munoz is preparing to close out her prep career as the state’s most prolific scorer.
A two-sport athlete, Munoz’s name is scattered throughout the MHSAA record book.
The midfielder, who led Leland to a Division 4 regional final in 2015, currently ranks fifth all-time in goals (164), trailing Lake Fenton’s Jordan Newman by 31 goals, and is tied for first for most points in a single season (84, 2014) and fourth in career points (219), trailing Hudsonville Unity Christian’s Laura Heyboer by 71 points.
Despite her short stature, Munoz has found herself at the top of the record books through her efforts in the weight room.
"Since I’m a lot smaller than everyone else, I’ve got be able to be stronger,” Munoz said. “I have average speed, so one thing I knew that I could improve for myself was my strength, and so I spent a lot of time in the weight room.
“It’s been really fun to see how much I’ve grown since my freshman year, to be like the player that I am now. I think that it would definitely prove that my hard work has paid off.”
Munoz plans to continue her soccer and basketball careers at Kalamazoo College in the fall.