COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 8, 2022) – Thirty-three college-aged beach volleyball athletes have been named to the U.S. Beach Collegiate National Team (BCNT).

All 16 men and 17 women will attend a training block at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., June 12-18.

Thirteen athletes have previous BCNT experience, and four – Charles Siragusa, Alaina Chacon, Torrey Van Winden and Abby Van Winkle – earned BCNT spots in both 2020 and 2021. The Women’s BCNT roster is comprised of 12 All-Americans and five NCAA champions, four of whom have won the title twice. Five on the men’s roster have previously competed internationally for the U.S.

The men’s athletes hail from seven USA Volleyball regions and 11 colleges. Eight athletes – half the squad – are from the Southern California region, and two each are from the Aloha (island of Oahu) and Florida regions. Penn State, USC, UC Irvine and Grand Canyon each have two representatives on the squad.

The women’s team has more balance with 11 different schools and regions represented. Again, the Southern California region has the most athletes with four, but the Florida region is one behind at three, and the Lone Star region (southeast Texas) has two. Both USC and Florida State have four representatives on the women’s BCNT, UCLA has two, and the rest have one.

Cal Poly assistant Joe Rich will serve as the men’s head coach, and he’ll be assisted by Lewis head coach Dan Friend. Longtime coach and member of the Beach Volleyball Hall of Fame Patty Dodd will serve as head coach for the women. UNCW associate head coach Dave Fischer will assist.

2022 Men’s Beach Collegiate National Team Roster

Name (Height; Hometown; School; USAV Region)
Will Bantle (6-5; Pacific Palisades, Calif.; Penn State; Southern California)
Benjamin Braun (6-10; Rancho Mirage, Calif.; Ohio State, Southern California)
Jack Deuchar (6-8; Honolulu, Hawaii; USC; Aloha)
Matthew Gentry (6-7; Hudson, Ohio; Lincoln Memorial; Ohio Valley)
Cole Gillis (6-5; San Diego, Calif.; UC Irvine; Southern California)
Nathan Harlan (6-5; Ladera Ranch, Calif.; Long Beach State; Southern California)
Heath Hughes (6-8; Haines City, Fla.; Grand Canyon; Florida)
Jackson Reed (6-1; Carlsbad, Calif.; USC; Southern California)
Joshua Roper (6-3; San Antonio, Texas; Grand Canyon; Lone Star)
Charles Siragusa (6-8; Rochester, N.Y.; UC San Diego; Western Empire)
Grant Sloane (6-7; Irvine, Calif; UCLA; Southern California)
Ryan Smith (6-8; Parker, Colo.; Campbellsville; Rocky Mountain)
Akhil Tangutur (6-3; Pacific Palisades, Calif.; UC Irvine; Southern California)
Luke Turner (6-5; Hermosa Beach, Calif.; Stanford; Southern California)
Michael Valenzi (6-1; Boca Raton, Fla.; Penn State; Florida)
Ryan Wilcox (6-2; Honolulu, Hawaii; UC Santa Barbara; Aloha)

2022 Women’s Beach Collegiate National Team Roster

Name (Height; Hometown; School; USAV Region)
Maddie Anderson (6-2; Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; Florida State; Florida)
Erica Brok (5-9; Port Orange, Fla.; Florida Atlantic; Florida)
Alaina Chacon (5-8; Crown Point, Ind.; Florida State; Hoosier)
Ella Connor (6-1; Makawao, Hawaii; Cal Poly; Aloha)
Lexy Denaburg (6-0; Merritt Island, Fla.; UCLA; Florida)
Hailey Harward (5-9; Phoenix, Ariz.; USC; Arizona)
Xolani Hodel (6-1; Huntington Beach, Calif.; Stanford; Southern California)
Paige Kalkhoff (5-9; Cincinnati, Ohio; Florida State; Ohio Valley)
Kylie Kuyava-DeBerg (6-4; Hudson, Iowa; LSU; Iowa)
Sutton MacTavish (6-0; Southlake, Texas; TCU; Lone Star)
Audrey Nourse (5-11; Orange, Calif.; USC; Southern California)
Nicole Nourse (5-11; Orange, Calif.; USC; Southern California)
Avery Poppinga (5-11; Austin, Texas; Loyola Marymount; Lone Star)
Julia Scoles (6-0; Statesville, N.C.; USC; Carolina)
Brooke Van Sickle (5-8; Battle Ground, Wash.; Hawaii; Puget Sound)
Torrey Van Winden (6-3; Napa Valley, Calif.; Florida State; Northern California)
Abby Van Winkle (6-2; Santa Margarita, Calif.; UCLA; Southern California)