Boys U19 National Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 24, 2022) – The U.S. Boys U19 National Team improved to 2-0 on Tuesday at the Pan American Cup in Guatemala after beating Costa Rica, 3-0 (25-20, 25-17, 25-15).

The United States (2-0) will play Mexico (2-0) to determine the pool winner at 5 p.m. PT on Wednesday.

The U.S. Boys led in kills (40-16), blocks (10-4) and aces (6-2) while committing 19 unforced errors. Costa Rica ended with 30 errors.


“It was good to see more guys on our roster,” said U.S. Head Coach Charlie Sullivan, who started only two players – middle blocker Kaumana Carreira and libero Kellen Larson – that he started on Monday. “Costa Rica made it extremely difficult. They started off without giving us any errors, forcing us to execute. We’re trying to find our rhythm, our team identity.”

Outside hitter Victor Loiola led all scorers with 15 points on a match-high 13 kills (.500), one block and one ace.

“We came out a little flat but picked up as a team to get better and better,” Loiola said. “We kept firing and everything came together. Everybody was happy on and off the court; I believe that’s our best skill.”

Outside hitter Quinn Bishop added 14 points on nine kills, one block and two aces. Opposite Jameson Vaccaro totaled nine points on four kills, a match-high four blocks and one ace.

Setter Caleb Blanchette scored five points on two kills, two blocks and one ace. He set the team to a .333 hitting efficiency.

Middles Reed Wainwright, Tristan Whitfield and Cairrera each scored four points and each started two of the three sets. Wainwright scored on four kills. Whitfield scored on three kills and one ace. Cairrera had two blocks and two kills.

Opposite Finn Kearney played as a substitute and scored three points on three kills.

Libero Kellen Larson was credited with 12 excellent receptions and nine digs.

Matches will be streamed on Facebook Live at Fnvg Voleibol Guate except for all Guatemala’s matches that will be streamed exclusively on Facebook Live at Comité Olímpico Guatemalteco.

2022 Boys U19 National Training Team
No. Name (Pos., Ht., Hometown, Region, College commitment)
1 Kellen Larson (L, 5-10, Irvine, Calif., Southern California, NA)
4 Quinn Bishop (OH, 6-3, Jupiter, Fla., Florida, NA)
6 Victor Loiola (OH, 6-4, Manhattan Beach, Calif., Southern California, NA)
8 Jameson Vaccaro (OH, 6-4, San Diego, Calif., Southern California, NA)
9 Caleb Blanchette (S, 6-5, Brentwood, Tenn., Southern, NA)
11 Finn Kearney (OPP, 6-5, Phoenix, Ariz., Arizona, NA)
12 Sterling Foley (OH, 6-6, Newport Beach, Calif., Southern California, NA)
13C Sean Kelly (OH, 6-6, Manhattan Beach, Calif., Southern California, NA)
16 Tread Rosenthal (S, 6-7, Manhattan Beach, Calif./Austin, Texas, Southern California, NA)
17 Reed Wainwright (MB, 6-7, Newport Beach, Calif., Southern California, NA)
18 Tristan Whitfield (MB, 6-7, Virginia Beach, Va., Old Dominion, Princeton)
19 Kaumana Carreira (MB, 6-8, Mission Viejo, Calif., Southern California, NA)

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

U.S. Schedule for the Boys U19 Pan American Cup
(All times PDT)

Pool Play
May 23 USA def Chile, 3-0 (26-24, 25-16, 25-11)
May 24 USA def Costa Rica, 3-0 (25-20, 25-17, 25-15)
May 25 at 5 p.m. USA vs Mexico

May 26 at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Classification and Semifinals
May 27 at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Final Classifications, Third-place and First-place
May 28 at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.