Boys U19 National Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 23, 2022) – The U.S. Boys U19 National Team upended Chile 3-0 (26-24, 25-16, 25-11) on Monday in Guatemala in their first pool play match of the Boys’ U19 Pan American Cup, a qualifying tournament to the FIVB U19 World Championship.

The U.S. Boys led Chile in kills (40-20), blocks (7-0) and aces (10-0). The U.S. scored 31 points from opponent errors and limited their own to 19.


“I was really proud of our guys,” U.S. Head Coach Charlie Sullivan said. “They played together really well and they represented USA Volleyball really well, which is a priority of ours.”

Sullivan highlighted opposite Finn Kearney and setter Tread Rosenthal for their strong performances.

Kearney led all scorers with 19 points on a match-high eight aces, nine kills and two blocks. Rosenthal set the team to a .313 hitting efficiency.

Outside hitter Sterling Foley added 18 points on 14 kills, two blocks and two aces. Team captain Sean Kelly totaled 14 points on 14 kills.

“Even though we started out slow, we made sure to keep the same energy,” Kelly said. “Then we started picking up in the second set. The key for me was finding my rhythm with Tread. It took a little while. Some nerves kicked in in the first set.”

Middle blocker Kaumana Carreira scored five points, including a match-high three blocks.

Libero Kellen Larson was credited with six digs and six excellent receptions.

On Tuesday, United States (1-0) meets Costa Rica (0-1) at 1 p.m. PDT.

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 at 1 p.m. USA vs Costa Rica
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.