May 19-29, 2019


International Events, National Team Events

The squad will tour May 19-30 in Japan where it will have a series of training sessions and matches. The tour is unique in that the U.S. will play against Nippon Sport Science University, one of the best collegiate volleyball teams in Japan, as well as Japan’s Women’s 20 and World University Games teams.


Tentative Schedule

  • May 22: vs. Nippon Sport Science University in Tokyo
  • May 23: vs. Japan Women’s U20 Team at NEC in Kawasaki
  • May 24: vs. Japan World University Games Team in Kawasaki
  • May 25: vs. Japan World University Games Team at NEC in Kawasaki
  • May 26: vs. Japan Women’s U20 Team at Japan National Training Center in Kita, Tokyo
  • May 28: vs. Okayama Seagulls in Okayama


Name (Position, School, Height, College Eligibility Remaining, Hometown, Youth Club)

Mica Allison (S, University of Illinois, 6-1, 3, White Heath, Illinois, Illini Elite)

Taylor Bannister (OPP, LSU, 6-5, 2, Missouri City, Texas, Texas Premier Volleyball Club)

Brooke Botkin (OH, University of Southern California, 6-1, 2, Houston, Texas, AVA of Texas)

Dani Drews (OH, University of Utah, 6-0, 2, Sandy, Utah, Club V)

Lauren Forte (M, California-Berkeley, 6-3, Tempe, Arizona, Club One)

Heather Gneiting (M, Brigham Young University, 6-4, 3, Pleasant Grove, Utah, Club V)

Saige Kaahaaina-Torres (S, University of Utah, 6-0, 3, Honolulu, Hawaii, Ku’ikahi Volleyball Club)

Kenzie Koerber (OPP, University of Utah, 6-3, 2, Chino Hills, California, TStreet Volleyball)

CC McGraw (L, University of Minnesota, 5-9, 3, Prior Lake, Minnesota, Minnesota Select)

McKenna Melville (OH, UCF, 6-1, 3, Eagan, Minnesota, Northern Lights)

Taylor Morgan * (M, University of Minnesota, 6-0, 1, Blaine, Minnesota, Kokoro Volleyball)

Katie Myers (M, University of Maryland, 6-2, 3, Westerville, Ohio, Mintonette)

Jacqueline Quade (OH, University of Illinois, 6-2, 1, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Munciana Samuria)

Note: * Taylor Morgan originally selected to the roster, but pulled out of the CNT program due to injury

Head Coach: Heather Olmstead (Brigham Young University)

Assistant Coach: Jaylen Reyes (University of Nebraska), Krista Vansant (Indiana University)

Technical Coordinator: TJ Read (UCF)