Current U12 Girls Elite Red player, Daniela Munoz recently participated with one of the top boys’ teams in the state competing in the Ultimate Cup and this past weekend’s Jefferson Cup. Munoz joined the Kickers U12 Boys Elite Red team coached by Michael Burke and played an agegroup up in both events. The team fared well finishing as a finalist in the Ultimate Cup and produced a 2-1 record in the Jefferson Cup. Munoz made a significant impact in both tournaments. Her physical ability, game awareness and composure on the ball was outstanding and she thoroughly enjoyed the experience of playing with and against the boys. “We feel these experiences for Daniela are such an incredible opportunity to develop” Richmond Kickers Director Mike Burke says. “The team made her extremely welcome, and they quickly found they can rely on her to play a pivotal role within the team.” Burke continued, “Offering this challenge for Daniela as well as other qualified players within our Girls program is extremely beneficial to their development. The speed of play and level of competition really challenged Daniela. We look forward to making this a staple of our girl’s program and provide additional opportunities for our standout players.