A HUGE shout-out to WDV’s Malakai Tu’akoi who captured the gold medal at the 2024 NORCECA Continental Championship on Sunday in Ponce, Puerto Rico, as a member of the U.S. Boys U19 National Team.

The U.S. team finished the championship 5-0 with a 15-1 record in sets. The win over Cuba was its second in three matches after a 3-0 win in the final match of pool play. The victory gives the U.S. squad a berth in the 2025 FIVB World Championship.

Malakai was one of 12 elite athletes selected to represent the U.S. at the 2024 Boys U19 NORCECA Continental Championship. Malakai joined the WDV Boys Volleyball Varsity team as a freshman in 2022-23. He is a formidable student-athlete with a high volleyball IQ, playing on both the boys indoor and beach (club) teams. With his high-level skill set, Malakai was able to help our boys team win the CIF-SS Division 5 Championship and earn a Third place at the CIF State Division 3 level.

Way to go, Malakai!! We are so proud of you for representing WDV Athletics on the U.S. Boys Volleyball National Team!!