Monday, 22 Jul 2024

2021 Men’s VNL Pool 5

The Volleyball Nations League (VNL) Pool 5 brought together some of the top teams in international volleyball – USA, Slovenia, Bulgaria, and Japan. Let’s take a closer look at the exciting matches that took place during this tournament.

Match Results

The teams gave it their all in an intense battle for victory. Here are the results:

  • June 21: Slovenia def. USA, 3-2 (28-30, 25-19, 20-25, 28-26, 15-13)
  • June 22: USA def. Bulgaria, 3-0 (25-19, 26-24, 25-9)
  • June 23: USA def. Japan, 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-20)

U.S. Men’s National Team Roster

The U.S. Men’s National Team showcased their talent with a strong 14-person roster. Let’s take a look at the players who represented their country:

  1. Matt Anderson (OP, 6-10, West Seneca, N.Y., Penn State Univ.)
  2. Taylor Sander (OH, 6-4, Huntington Beach, Calif., Brigham Young Univ.)
  3. Jeff Jendryk (MB, 6-10, Wheaton, Ill., Loyola Univ. Chicago)
  4. Kyle Ensing (OP, 6-7, Valencia, Calif., Long Beach State Univ.)
  5. Mitch Stahl (MB, 6-8, Chambersburg, Pa., Univ. of California Los Angeles)
  6. Kawika Shoji (S, 6-3, Honolulu, Hawaii, Stanford Univ.)
  7. T.J. DeFalco (OH, 6-5, Huntington Beach, Calif., Long Beach State Univ.)
  8. Micah Christenson (S, 6-5, Honolulu, Hawaii, Univ. of Southern California)
  9. Max Holt (MB, 6-10, Cincinnati, Ohio, Penn State Univ.)
  10. Brenden Sander (OH, 6-4, Huntington Beach, Calif., Brigham Young Univ.)
  11. Thomas Jaeschke (OH, 6-6, Wheaton, Ill., Loyola Univ. Chicago)
  12. Garrett Muagututia (OH, 6-5, Oceanside, Calif., Univ. of California Los Angeles)
  13. David Smith (MB, 6-7, Saugus, Calif., Univ. of California Irvine)
  14. Erik Shoji (L, 6-0, Honolulu, Hawaii, Stanford Univ.)
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Head Coach: John Speraw
Assistant Coaches: Brian Thornton and Matthew Fuerbringer
Athletic Trainers: Aaron Brock and Timothy Pelot
Team Manager and Technical Coordinator: Nate Ngo

FAQs

Q: Who were the teams participating in VNL Pool 5?
A: The teams that participated in VNL Pool 5 were USA, Slovenia, Bulgaria, and Japan.

Q: Which team emerged victorious in the tournament?
A: The U.S. Men’s National Team emerged victorious, winning all three of their matches.

Q: Who are the key players in the U.S. Men’s National Team?
A: The key players in the U.S. Men’s National Team include Matt Anderson, Taylor Sander, Micah Christenson, and Max Holt.

Summary

The 2021 Men’s VNL Pool 5 brought together some of the best teams in international volleyball. The U.S. Men’s National Team showcased their skill and determination, emerging as the winners of the tournament. Led by head coach John Speraw, the team displayed exceptional teamwork and talent. The matches were intense and exciting, providing spectators with thrilling moments throughout. Congratulations to the U.S. Men’s National Team for their outstanding performance in the VNL Pool 5!

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