Monday, 22 Jul 2024

Girls Youth National Training Team Named

USA Volleyball is excited to announce the 20-player U.S. Girls Youth National Training Team (GYNTT) roster. These talented athletes will undergo training from July 20 to August 3 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

The GYNTT will be evaluated for spots on the U.S. Girls Youth National Team. This team will represent the United States at the 2018 NORCECA Girls’ U18 Continental Championship in Honduras from August 25 to September 2. The top two countries in this championship will qualify for the 2019 FIVB Girls U18 World Championship.

Roster Breakdown

The roster is comprised of eight wing spikers (outsides and opposites), six middles, four setters, and two liberos. Here are the players selected for each position:

Outsides/Opposites (8):

  • Allysa Batenhorst (Katy, Texas, Houston Juniors)
  • Jade Demps (Raleigh, North Carolina, Triangle VBC)
  • Madi Endsley (Temecula, California, Coast VBC San Diego)
  • Colleen Finney (Blythewood, South Carolina, Carolina Juniors)
  • Allison Jacobs (Stevenson Ranch, California, Legacy)
  • Lindsay Krause (Papillion, Nebraska, Nebraska Premier)
  • Jess Mruzik (Livonia, Michigan, Legacy VBC)
  • Reagan Rutherford (Missouri City, Texas, Houston Skyline Juniors)

Middles (6):

  • CC Crawford (Kansas City, Missouri, Mid-America Volleyball)
  • Rylee Gray (Omaha, Nebraska, Nebraska Elite)
  • Bre Kelley (Rockwall, Texas, Excel VBC)
  • Emily Londot (Utica, Ohio, Mintonette)
  • Kaya Merkler (Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Triangle VBC)
  • Devyn Robinson (Ankeny, Iowa, Iowa Power Plex)
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Setters (4):

  • Naomi Cabello (Clermont, Florida, Top Select)
  • Celia Cullen (Brighton, Michigan, Legacy)
  • Kami Miner (Redondo Beach, California, Mizuno Long Beach)
  • Kennedi Orr (Eagan, Minnesota, Northern Lights)

Liberos (2):

  • Hattie Monson (Morris, Illinois, Sports Performance)
  • Sydney Taylor (Grove City, Ohio, Mintonette)

Expert Coaching

The GYNTT will be led by head coach Jim Stone, who has been involved with the U.S. Girls Youth National Team program for over a decade. Coach Stone has an impressive record, having led the team to silver medals at the 2013 and 2015 FIVB Girls U18 World Championship. Under his guidance, the U.S. also won gold medals at the 2008, 2010, and 2012 NORCECA Girls U18 Continental Championships.

“I’m excited to work with this talented group of athletes and help them reach their full potential,” said Coach Stone. “Our goal is to finish first or second in order to qualify for the world championship next summer. I have seen great potential in these athletes, and I’m confident that they will rise to the challenges ahead.”

FAQs

Q: How many players are on the U.S. Girls Youth National Training Team?

A: The team consists of 20 players.

Q: What is the goal of the U.S. Girls Youth National Team?

A: The goal is to qualify for the 2019 FIVB Girls U18 World Championship by finishing in the top two at the 2018 NORCECA Girls’ U18 Continental Championship.

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Q: Who is the head coach of the GYNTT?

A: Jim Stone is the head coach of the GYNTT.

Q: What previous achievements does the U.S. Girls Youth National Team have?

A: The team has won silver medals at the 2013 and 2015 FIVB Girls U18 World Championship and gold medals at the 2008, 2010, and 2012 NORCECA Girls U18 Continental Championships.

Conclusion

The U.S. Girls Youth National Training Team is made up of talented athletes who will train under the guidance of head coach Jim Stone. With their eyes set on qualifying for the 2019 FIVB Girls U18 World Championship, these athletes are ready to give their all and showcase their skills on an international stage. Stay tuned for updates on their journey towards success!

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