Monday, 22 Jul 2024

U.S. Collegiate National Team-Indianapolis Announces Roster

USA Volleyball is thrilled to introduce the 36 players chosen for the U.S. Collegiate National Team-Indianapolis program. As part of USA Volleyball’s High Performance pipeline, this squad serves as a second tryout for the U.S. Women’s National Team. From June 21-30, these talented athletes will train and compete in Indianapolis, Indiana. The training phase will see the program divided into three 12-player rosters, followed by a round-robin tournament from June 26-29, coinciding with the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships.

Setters Chosen for CNT-Indianapolis

The selected setters for the CNT-Indianapolis team include the following players:

  • Aubrey Edie (University of Mississippi, Fayetteville, Arkansas)
  • Kristen Gengenbacher (University of San Diego, Quincy, Illinois)
  • Erica Handley (University of Minnesota, Lakeville, Minnesota)
  • Brittany Jessen (University of South Dakota, Mendota Heights, Minnesota)
  • Taylor Nelson (Cal Poly, Granite Bay, California)
  • Kayla Ostrom (Lipscomb University, Lafayette, Indiana)

Abby Detering from the University of Florida was originally selected but withdrew due to personal reasons.

Middle Blockers Announced

The team’s middle blockers are:

  • Kayla Buford (University of Minnesota, Canton, Michigan)
  • Tess Clark (University of Louisville, Phoenix, Arizona)
  • Janelle Giordano (Southern Methodist University, Keller, Texas)
  • Kayla Haneline (University of Northern Iowa, Plattsmouth, Nebraska)
  • Jaelyn Keene (Illinois State University, Jacksonville, Illinois)
  • Kelsey O’Neill (University of Pittsburgh, Skokie, Illinois)
  • Jenna Potts (University of Pittsburgh, Bernville, Pennsylvania)
  • Lauren Schad (University of San Diego, Rapid City, South Dakota)
  • Lynsey Wright (Missouri State University, Glen Carbon, Illinois)
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Outside Hitters Selected

The outside hitters who made the team are:

  • Amanda Carroll (Florida Gulf Coast University, Albuquerque, New Mexico)
  • Danielle Cuttino (Purdue University, Indianapolis, Indiana)
  • Katie Horton (Florida State University, Westland, Michigan)
  • Taylor Louis (Marquette University, Skokie, Illinois)
  • Giovanna Milana (University of Maryland, Romeo, Michigan)
  • Olivia Rusek (Miami University [Ohio], Skokie, Illinois)
  • Brooke Sassin (Kansas State University, San Antonio, Texas)
  • Azariah Stahl (Purdue University, Elkhart, Indiana)
  • Teegan Van Gunst (Georgia Tech, Fayetteville, Georgia)
  • Jaali Winters (Creighton University, Ankeny, Iowa)

Melanie Crow from the University of Mississippi was originally selected but had to withdraw due to health reasons.

Opposites Chosen for CNT-Indianapolis

The opposites selected for the CNT-Indianapolis team are:

  • Shelly Fanning (Baylor University, Houston, Texas)
  • Amanda Green (Marquette University, Skokie, Illinois)
  • Katherine Hegarty (Southern Methodist University, Aztec, New Mexico)
  • Janelle Jenkins (University of Louisville, Southlake, Texas)
  • Taylor Joachim (University of Colorado, Baroda, Michigan)
  • Bryna Vogel (Kansas State University, Clearwater, Kansas)

Liberos Named for the Team

The team’s liberos are:

  • Emily Butters (Missouri State University, Richmond, Texas)
  • Ashley Dusek (University of Kentucky, East Bernard, Texas)
  • Amelia Held (University of Northern Iowa, Festus, Missouri)
  • Laura Larson (University of Arizona, Lakeville, Minnesota)
  • Cierra Simpson (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Molly Sauer from the University of Louisville was originally selected but withdrew for personal reasons.

Interesting Facts

The University of Louisville has the most players with three participants in the CNT-Indianapolis program. Additionally, the Chicago suburb of Skokie, Illinois, also has three players on the 36-player roster.

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These exceptional athletes were chosen through the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryouts held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, from February 19-21, 2016.

2016 U.S. Collegiate National Team-Indianapolis Roster

For the complete list of players, including their positions, schools, college years, heights, and hometowns, refer to the original article.

FAQs

Q: How were athletes selected for the U.S. Collegiate National Team-Indianapolis program?
A: Athletes were selected through the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryouts held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Q: What is the purpose of the CNT-Indianapolis program?
A: The CNT-Indianapolis program is a second tryout for the U.S. Women’s National Team and is part of USA Volleyball’s High Performance pipeline.

Q: When and where will the training and competitions take place for the CNT-Indianapolis program?
A: The training and competitions will be held from June 21-30 in Indianapolis, Indiana, and will coincide with the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships.

Summary

The U.S. Collegiate National Team-Indianapolis program has named its roster of 36 talented players who will train and compete at the highest level in Indianapolis, Indiana. As part of USA Volleyball’s High Performance pipeline, this program serves as a second tryout for the U.S. Women’s National Team. The athletes were selected through the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryouts in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The program aims to develop and showcase exceptional talent, providing an opportunity for young volleyball players to gain valuable experience and potentially progress to the national team. This year’s competition phase will include a round-robin tournament among the three teams, which will take place during the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships. Stay tuned to witness the incredible skill and determination of these rising stars in the world of volleyball.

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