Murrieta based USA Speedball team places 5th for juniors, 6th for seniors

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The U.S. speedball team from Murrieta takes fifth place for junior-level events and sixth place for senior level at the Speedball World Championships, which took place in late October in France. Courtesy photo
The United States competed for the first time in the Speedball World Championships, which took place in late October. In its 31st year, the competition was held in France this year. The U.S. team is based in Murrieta and consists of mostly players from Murrieta Mesa High School. The team placed fifth for junior-level events and sixth for senior-level events. The eight-player team included Erin Shaffer, Emily Phillips, Emma Lee, Victor Porras, Giovanni Hanna and Matthew Munoz of Murrieta Mesa; Jolie Hanna from Temecula Valley Charter School and Moheb Beshay from San Diego State University. Waleid Hanna, the president of the American Federation of Speedball, selected the American speedball team to compete as the first American delegation. “We are very proud of our team,” Hanna sai
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