COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 3, 2021) – Twenty-six college-aged beach players have been named to the 2021 U.S. Collegiate Beach National Team (BCNT).

All 13 women and 13 men on the roster will attend a training block in Huntington Beach, Calif., on June 21-26. Training-block sessions will be led by Christian Hartford (Athletic Performance Coach, U.S. Beach National Team), Patty Dodd (Beach National Team Training Group Coach) and Mike Dodd (Olympic silver medalist) and will include presentations by Dr. Peter Haberl (Senior Sport Psychologist, USOPC), Shawn Hueglin (Senior Sport Dietitian, USOPC) and Chris Clements (Mentor Coach, USOPC).

Danko Iordanov, head volleyball coach for the indoor and beach teams at the University of Saint Katherine (California) will serve as head coach of the men’s BCNT squad and will be assisted by Hudson Bates, men’s associate head coach at Ohio State.

“It is exciting to have this opportunity for men’s collegiate beach and to help develop future college and USA Volleyball stars,” Iordanov said. “I am honored and inspired to be working alongside Hudson Bates and the USAV staff.”

John Mayer, head beach volleyball coach at Loyola Marymount University (California), will lead the women’s BCNT team. Meagan Owusu, former head beach volleyball coach at the University of California, will assist him.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to coach the Beach Collegiate National Team,” Mayer said. “The team is an elite group of women who have potential for success at both the professional and Olympic levels. I’m excited for an interesting week of training and learning so that we can prepare them for the next step in their beach volleyball careers.”

The 2021 BCNT rosters are as follows:

2021 Women’s Beach Collegiate National Team Roster

Name (College, USAV Region)
Alaina Chacon (Florida State, Great Lakes)
Lexy Denaburg (UCLA, Florida)
Charlie Ekstrom (Stanford, Southern California)
Taryn Kloth (Louisiana State, Great Plains)
Megan Kraft (USC, Southern California)
Kristen Nuss (Louisiana State, Bayou)
Amy Ozee (Cal Poly, Aloha)
Megan Rice (Loyola Marymount (Calif,), Southern California)
Julia Scoles (USC, Carolina)
Savvy Simo (UCLA, Southern California)
Brooke Van Sickle (Hawaii, Columbia Empire)
Torrey Van Winden (Florida State, Northern California)
Abby Van Winkle (UCLA, Southern California)

Head Coach: John Mayer (Loyola Marymount (Calif.))
Assistant Coach: Meagan Owusu

2021 Men’s Beach Collegiate National Team Roster

Name (College, USAV Region)
Kyle Anema (Vanguard, Southern California)
Jonathan Bowles (UC Irvine, Arizona)
Tim Brewster (UCLA, Southern California)
Noah Dyer (Pepperdine, Southern California)
Ray Hart (St. Katherine, Southern California)
Heath Hughes (Grand Canyon, Florida)
Kaleb Jenness (Ball State, Palmetto)
Luke Lentin (Ohio State, Southern California)
Francesco Sani (UC Irvine, Chesapeake)
John Schwengel (Santa Monica College, Southern California)
Charlie Siragusa (UC San Diego, Western Empire)
Grant Sloane (UCLA, Southern California)
Tanner Woods (Jamestown, Southern California)

Head Coach: Danko Iordanov (St. Katherine)
Assistant Coach: Hudson Bates (Ohio State)