Former Hawai'i VB Star Pleads No Contest to Assault

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HONOLULU (AP) - Olympic silver medalist and former University of Hawai'i volleyball standout Kim Willoughby has pleaded no contest to
assault.

Under a plea agreement with prosecutors, Willoughby will be sentenced to five years probation. She must also pay an undetermined amount of restitution to the victim.

Sara Daniel suffered a broken nasal bone and eye socket when Willoughby allegedly punched her during an altercation at a Honolulu nightclub in 2006.

The plea comes in the wake of a May 7 announcement by the Italian Olympic Committee that Willoughby had tested positive for a steroid, nandrolone, after her Italian club Perugia played Cesena on April 5.

Willoughby played on Team USA that won the silver medal at the Beijing Olympics.