Boys U19 Natioanal Team
Josh Aruya attacks at the 2023 Pan American Cup

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 14, 2023) – Twenty players have been selected for the Men’s U19 National Team for the 2023 FIVB Men’s U19 World Championship on August 2-11 in San Juan, Argentina.

The team will train July 22-30 at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Toward the end of training, 12 players will be selected to compete at the World Championship.

Twelve players return from the 2023 U19 Pan Am Cup roster that won gold in Guatemala City: outside hitters Sterling Foley, Sean Kelly, Victor Loiola and Sebastiano Sani, middle blockers Josh Aruya, Gaige Gabriel and Isaiah Preuitt, opposites Finn Kearney and Marek Turner, setters Tread Rosenthal and Trent Taliaferro, and libero Kellen Larson. Alternates Roan Alviar (libero) and Cole Hartke (outside hitter) also return.

Kelly, Rosenthal, Larson and Aruya all earned individual awards at the tournament and Rosenthal was named MVP.

Nine players return from the 2022 Boys U19 Team that won the Pan Am Cup for the first time and qualified for the 2023 World Championship: middle blocker Kaumana Carreira and setter Tread Rosenthal along with Foley, Kearney, Kelly, Larson, Loiola, Rosenthal and Whitfield.

Kelly, Kearney, Larson and Rosenthal all received individual honors at the 2022 tournament and Kelly was named MVP.

Newcomers on the roster are setter Ryan Gant, outside hitters Grant Lamoureux and Jack Mally and opposite Caleb Sapp.

Charlie Sullivan of Springfield College will serve as the team’s head coach. His assistants will be Theo Edwards of Cal State Northridge and Lindsay Brown of Loyola of Chicago.

“I am very grateful to have this opportunity to lead this team and super excited to reunite with this special group of people,” Sullivan said. “We look forward to testing out our abilities at the World Championship to see what we can achieve together.”

The U.S. will share its opening pool at the World Championship with Argentina, Costa Rica, Egypt, and Serbia.

Boys U19 Roster for the World Championship

Name (Position, height, birth year, hometown, school, USAV Region)
Roan Alviar (L, 5-11, 2006, Hayward, Calif., Bishop O’Dowd High School, Northern California)
Josh Aruya (MB, 6-7, 2005, Mission Viejo, Calif., Mission Viejo High School, Southern California)
Kaumana Carreira (MB, 6-8, 2005, Mission Viejo, Calif., Tesoro High School, Southern California)
Sterling Foley (OH, 6-6, 2005, Newport Beach, Calif., Corona del Mar High School, Southern California)
Gaige Gabriel (MB, 6-8, 2005, Birdsboro, Pa., Exeter Township High School, Keystone)
Ryan Gant (S, 6-5, 2006, Newport Beach, Calif., Corona del Mar High School, Southern California)
Cole Hartke (OH , 6-10, 2006, Barrington, Ill., Barrington High School, Great Lakes)
Finn Kearney (OPP, 6-5, 2006, Phoenix, Ariz., Sandra Day O’Connor High School, Arizona)
Sean Kelly (OH, 6-6, 2005, Manhattan Beach, Calif., Loyola High School, Southern California)
Grant Lamoureux (OH, 6-9, 2007, Clemmons, N.C., West Forsyth High School, Carolina)
Kellen Larson (L, 5-10, 2005, Irvine, Calif., Woodbridge High School, Southern California)
Victor Loiola (OH, 6-4, 2005, Manhattan Beach, Calif., Mira Costa High School, Southern California)
Jack Mally (OH, 6-6, 2005, Geneva, Ill., Geneva High School, Great Lakes)
Isaiah Preuitt (MB, 6-8, 2005, Portland, Ore., Central Catholic High School, Columbia Empire)
Tread Rosenthal (S, 6-7, 2006, Manhattan Beach, Calif., Mira Costa High School, Southern California)
Sebastiano Sani (OH, 6-8, 2005, Bethesda, Md., Walter Johnson High School, Chesapeake)
Caleb Sapp (Opp, 6-8, 2006, Upland, Calif., Claremont High School, Southern California)
Trent Taliaferro (S, 6-4, 2005, San Clemente, Calif., JSerra Catholic High School, Southern California)
Marek Turner (Opp, 6-5, 2006, Long Beach, Calif., Woodrow Wilson High School, Southern California)
Tristan Whitfield (MB, 6-7, 2005, Virginia Beach, Va., Cape Henry Collegiate, Old Dominion)

Head Coach: Charlie Sullivan (Head Coach, Springfield College)
Assistant Coach: Lindsay Brown (Assistant Coach, Loyola of Chicago)
Assistant Coach: Theo Edwards (Head Coach, CSUN)
Performance Analyst: Jon Parry (Technical Coordinator, LBSU)
Athletic Trainer: Rachel Menze (CSUN)
Team Leader: Sam Shweisky (Head Coach, Princeton)