Boys U19 Team Reigns at Pan American Cup for First Time
The U.S. Boys U19 National Team won the gold medal at the Pan American Cup on Saturday, sweeping Mexico in the final, 3-0 (25-22, 25-28, 25-28)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (February 23, 2023) – USA Volleyball is proud to announce the 18 athletes selected for the 2023 Boys U19 NORCECA Continental Championship Roster.
Twelve players from this group will be chosen to compete at the 2023 NORCECA Boys U19 Continental Championship on March 11-19 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The team will train on March 5-10 at the Anaheim National Team Training Center.
The 2023 NORCECA Boys U19 Continental Championship is a qualifier for the 2025 FIVB U19 Boys World Championship.
U.S. Men’s National Team Assistant Coach Matt Fuerbringer will serve as head coach for the Boys U19 Team. Kevin Moore and Daniele Desiderio will assist Fuerbringer. U.S. Men’s Performance Analyst Nate Ngo will serve that role for the Boys U19 Team.
Six players on the 2023 Boys U19 roster return from the 2022 team that won the Boys U19 Pan American Cup (the first U.S. team to win the event) and qualified for the 2023 FIVB U19 Boys World Championship: outside hitters Sterling Foley, Sean Kelly and Victor Loiola, setter Tread Rosenthal, opposite Finn Kearney and libero Kellen Larson.
Kelly was named MVP of the Pan American Cup and Best Spiker. Rosenthal earned Best Setter. Kearney was named Best Server and Larson took Best Digger and Best Receiver.
Three other players were alternates on the 2022 Boys U19 Team: outside hitter Cole Hartke, middle Josh Aruya and setter Trent Taliaferro.
Other players on the 2023 roster are outside hitters Kahale Clini and Sebastiano Sani, middle blockers Trevell Jordan, Isaiah Preuitt, Parker Tomkinson and Gaige Gabriel, setter Peter Zurawski, opposite Marek Turner and libero Roan Alviar.
The 2023 Boys U19 Continental Championship was a late addition to the NORCECA calendar and USA Volleyball thanks the players who agreed to be a part of this team along with their families.
The Boys U19 Team roster for the 2023 FIVB World Championship (Aug. 4-13 in Argentina) will be determined later this year.
2023 U.S. Boys U19 NORCECA Continental Championship Roster
Player (Pos., Height, Birth Year, Hometown, School, USAV Region)
Roan Alviar (L, 5-11, 2006, Hayward, Calif., Bishop O’Dowd HS, Northern California)
Josh Aruya (MB, 6-7, 2005, Mission Viejo, Calif., Mission Viejo HS, Southern California)
Kahale Clini (OH, 6-3, 2005, Honolulu, Hawaii, Punahou School, Aloha)
Sterling Foley (OH, 6-6, 2005, Newport Beach, Calif., Corona del Mar HS, Southern California)
Gaige Gabriel (MB, 6-8, 2005, Birdsboro, Pa., Exeter Township HS, Keystone)
Cole Hartke (OH, 6-10, 2006, Barrington, Ill., Barrington HS, Great Lakes)
Trevell Jordan (MB, 6-8, 2006, Mesa, Ariz., Desert Ridge HS, Arizona)
Finn Kearney (Opp, 6-5, 2006, Phoenix, Ariz., Sandra Day O’Connor HS, Arizona)
Sean Kelly (OH, 6-6, 2005, Manhattan Beach, Calif., Loyola HS, Southern California)
Kellen Larson (L, 5-10, 2005, Irvine, Calif., Woodbridge HS, Southern California)
Victor Loiola (OH, 6-4, 2005, Manhattan Beach, Calif., Mira Costa HS, Southern California)
Isaiah Preuitt (MB, 6-8, 2005, Portland, Ore., Central Catholic HS, Columbia Empire)
Tread Rosenthal (S, 6-7, 2006, Manhattan Beach, Calif., Mira Costa HS, Southern California)
Sebastiano Sani (OH, 6-8, 2005, Bethesda, Md., Walter Johnson HS, Chesapeake)
Trent Taliaferro (S, 6-4, 2005, San Clemente, Calif., JSerra Catholic HS, Southern California)
Parker Tomkinson (MB, 6-10, 2006, Carlsbad, Calif., Carlsbad HS, Southern California)
Marek Turner (Opp, 6-5, 2006, Long Beach, Calif., Woodrow Wilson HS, Southern California)
Peter Zurawski (S, 6-6, 2005, Oak Park, Ill., Oak Park River Forest HS, Great Lakes)
Head Coach: Matt Fuerbringer
Assistant Coaches: Kevin Moore and Daniele Desiderio
Performance Analyst: Nate Ngo
Athletic Trainer: Cheryl Bueno
Team Leader: Cody Liner