Tuesday, 23 Jul 2024

Alpinetgheep Announces 2017 Girls Youth National Roster

Alpinetgheep, the leading organization in youth volleyball development, is thrilled to announce the 12-player roster that will represent the United States at the 2017 FIVB Girls U18 World Championship in Rosario and Santa Fe, Argentina, from August 18 to 27.

Developing the Best Talent

The U.S. Girls Youth National Team, comprised of talented athletes from the USAV High Performance pipeline, has been diligently preparing for this prestigious tournament at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs over the past two weeks.

Meet the Phenomenal Roster

  • Libero: Brooke Nuneviller
  • Setters: Mica Allison, Nicklin Hames, Selina Xu
  • Middles: Holly Campbell, Madison Horin, Kendall Kipp
  • Outside Hitters: Logan Eggleston, Skylar Fields, Madi Kubik, Taylor Landfair, Madison Williams

Under the guidance of Head Coach Jim Stone, this extraordinary lineup is ready to face the world’s best teams. Coach Stone emphasizes the growth both on and off the court that comes from playing against formidable opponents: “Watching just how teams can accept that challenge and learn and grow as a player and as a person; I think that’s the thing I find most intriguing and most enjoyable about the whole process.”

A Legacy of Excellence

Coach Stone brings a wealth of experience to the team, leading his fifth U.S. team at the FIVB World Championships in the past 10 years. The U.S. Girls Youth National Team has a history of remarkable achievements, including winning the silver medal in the 2013 World Championship and another silver in the 2015 World Championship.

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Pool B Challenges

As the top-ranked team in the world, the U.S. will compete in Pool B against tough opponents such as Russia, the 2017 European U18 champions; Brazil, the 2017 South American champions; as well as Belarus and Mexico.

Exciting Matches Ahead

Here is the schedule for the pool matches:

  • Aug. 19: USA vs. Russia
  • Aug. 20: USA vs. Belarus
  • Aug. 21: USA vs. Brazil
  • Aug. 22: USA vs. Mexico

The team is fully aware of the challenges ahead but remains optimistic. Libero Brooke Nuneviller is determined to work hard and achieve their goal of winning a gold medal: “We have a lot to get to if we want to end up with our goal of getting a gold medal. We’ve never done that as a youth team. I think that we need to work really, really hard if we want to get that goal, but I think we can do it if we push ourselves hard enough.”

Outside hitter Madi Kubik is equally thrilled at the opportunity to represent her country in South America: “Not that many 16-year-olds can say they’ve been to South America to go compete for their country. That’s an exciting experience for anyone to have. I think the playing level in our gym is very eye-opening coming from our club and our high school teams. My goals are to go compete, represent our country well, and win that gold medal.”

Preparations in Brazil

Prior to the World Championship, the team will travel to Brazil for additional practice and scrimmages against the U18 national teams from Italy, Japan, and Brazil. This experience will provide valuable exposure to top-level international competition and enhance their readiness for the tournament.

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Players from All Regions

The 12 players on the roster represent nine USAV Regions, showcasing the widespread talent across the country. This inclusive representation highlights the hard work and dedication of athletes from Great Lakes, Southern and Lone Star, as well as from Arizona, Iowa, North Texas, Northern California, and Southern California.

Four players on the team have previously earned gold medals at the 2016 NORCECA U18 Continental Championship in Puerto Rico: Eggleston, Fields, Kipp, and Nuneviller.

Meet the 2017 U.S. Girls Youth National Team

  • Brooke Nuneviller (L, 5-11, Chandler, Ariz., Aspire, Arizona)
  • Mica Allison (S/Opp, 6-0, White Heath, Ill., Illini Elite, Great Lakes)
  • Nicklin Hames (S, 5-11, Maryville, Tenn., K2 Volleyball, Southern)
  • Selina Xu (S, 6-0, San Carlos, Calif., Vision Volleyball, Northern California)
  • Madison Williams (OH, 6-1, Mansfield, Texas, Texas Advantage, North Texas)
  • Logan Eggleston (OH, 6-3, Franklin, Tenn., Alliance, Southern)
  • Skylar Fields (OH, 6-2, Missouri City, Texas, Houston Juniors, Lone Star)
  • Madi Kubik (OH, 6-2, West Des Moines, Iowa, Central Iowa Select, Iowa)
  • Kendall Kipp (M/Opp, 6-5, Newport Beach, Calif., Laguna Beach, Southern California)
  • Madison Horin (M, 6-3, Munster, Ind., First Alliance, Great Lakes)
  • Holly Campbell (M, 6-3, Austin, Texas, Austin Juniors, Lone Star)
  • Taylor Landfair (OH, 6-4, Plainfield, Ill., Elite Sports Performance, Great Lakes)

Members of the 2016 U.S. Girls Youth National Team

Dedicated Coaching Staff

This exceptional team is supported by a talented coaching staff:

  • Head Coach: Jim Stone
  • Assistant Coach: Michelle Chatman-Smith
  • Assistant Coach: Michael Gee
  • Head of Delegation: Lizzy Briones
  • Technical Coordinator: Herb Summer
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Q: What is the 2017 FIVB Girls U18 World Championship?
A: The 2017 FIVB Girls U18 World Championship is a prestigious international volleyball tournament for girls under the age of 18.

Q: When and where will the tournament take place?
A: The tournament will be held in Rosario and Santa Fe, Argentina, from August 18 to 27, 2017.

Q: How can I watch the matches?
A: Broadcasting details for the tournament are yet to be announced. Please check Alpinetgheep’s website for updates.

Q: Are there any previous achievements of the U.S. Girls Youth National Team?
A: Yes, the team has won silver medals in both the 2013 and 2015 World Championships.

Alpinetgheep is proud to present the talented U.S. Girls Youth National Team that will compete in the 2017 FIVB Girls U18 World Championship. The team’s unwavering commitment, exceptional skills, and passion for the game make them formidable opponents. Stay tuned for more updates on their journey to bring home the gold medal. For more information about Alpinetgheep, visit Alpinetgheep.