The U.S. Girls U19 Team started the week with a scrimmage loss to Brazil and finished with a sweep of the South Americans (25-15, 25-14, 25-17) to take the gold medal at the Pan American Cup on Saturday at the Cox Business Convention Center in Tulsa
TULSA, Okla. (July 23, 2022) – The U.S. Girls U19 Team started the week with a scrimmage loss to Brazil and finished with a sweep of the South Americans (25-15, 25-14, 25-17) to take the gold medal at the Pan American Cup on Saturday at the Cox Business Convention Center in Tulsa.
The U.S. Girls (5-0) are qualified for the 2023 FIVB World Championship. Brazil (4-1) will look to earn its berth at the South American championship.
U.S. setter Bergen Reilly was named MVP and Best Setter. Outside hitter Harper Murray was named Best Spiker. Libero Laney Choboy won Best Receiver.
“The last two or three weeks have been a grind for all of us,” Reilly said. “But from day one to now, we’ve grown exponentially. I think it’s so cool how much we’ve grown in these last two weeks. It’s crazy.”
U.S. Head Coach Jamie Morrison said the team focused on gradual improvement.
“We got better over the course of the tournament,” he said. “We talked a lot about learning from each match and making sure we fixed any problems the next morning and then we went into the next match. We continued to do that pretty perfectly.”
The U.S. team was dominant in attacks (41-17). Bergen and backup setter Izzy Starck combined to set the U.S. to a .303 hitting efficiency.
The U.S. led in aces (9-1) with Reilly getting a match-high three. The U.S. led in blocks 10-9. Brazil scored on 19 U.S. errors and committed 15 of its own.
Murray led all scorers with 15 points on a match-high 13 attacks and two blocks. Opposite Abigail Mullen added 14 points on nine spikes, a match-high four blocks and an ace.
Middle blocker Maggie Mendelson totaled 10 points on six kills, two blocks and two aces.
Outside hitter Julia Blyashov started the first two sets and scored seven points on five kills and two aces.
Reilly and outside hitter Kira Hutson, who started the third set, each scored four points. Middle blocker Andi Jackson and substitute outside hitter Torrey Stafford each scored three points.
U.S. Girls U19 National Team Roster
No. Name (Pos., Ht., Hometown, Region)
*An athlete’s region is where they played club volleyball, not necessarily their hometown
1 Laney Choboy (L, 5-3, Raleigh, N.C., Carolina)
3 Charlie Fuerbringer (S, 5-11, Hermosa Beach, Calif., Southern California)
4 Bergen Reilly (S, 6-1, Sioux Falls, S.D., North Country)
5 Torrey Stafford (OH, 6-1, Harbor City, Calif., Southern California)
6 Izzy Starck (S, 6-1, Colorado Springs, Colo., Rocky Mountain)
7 Harper Murray (OH, 6-2, Ann Arbor, Mich., Lakeshore)
11 Julia Blyashov (OH, 6-3, San Diego, Calif., Southern California)
12 Nya Bunton (MB, 6-3, Louisville, Ky., Pioneer)
13 Kira Hutson (OPP, 6-3, Aurora, Ill., Great Lakes)
14 Andi Jackson (MB, 6-3, Brighton, Colo., Rocky Mountain)
15 Abigail Mullen (OPP, 6-3, Kansas City, Mo., Heart of America)
16 Cari Spears (OH, 6-3, Dallas, Texas, Chesapeake)
19 C Maggie Mendelson (MB, 6-5, Ogden, Utah, Intermountain)
*Setter Charlie Fuerbringer of Southern California was originally selected to the team but due to health concerns was precluded from joining the roster.
Head Coach: Jamie Morrison
Assistant Coach: Michelle Chatman
Assistant Coach: Keegan Cook
Performance Analyst: Maggie Eppright
Team Lead: Noel Carpio
Girls U19 Pan American Cup
(All times CDT)
Dominican Republic def Costa Rica, 3-0 (25-10, 25-6, 25-11)
Canada def Peru, 3-1 (25-23, 25-13, 18-25, 25-20)
Brazil def Puerto Rico, 3-2 (19-25, 25-18, 25-17, 25-21)
USA def Mexico, 3-0 (25-11, 25-14, 25-12)
Puerto Rico def Costa Rica, 3-0 (25-9, 25-14, 25-5)
Mexico def Peru, 3-1 (25-16, 21-25, 25-17, 25-15)
Brazil def Dominican Republic, 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-20)
USA def Canada, 3-0 (25-6, 25-9, 25-11)
Brazil def Costa Rica, 3-0 (25-6, 25-8, 25-12)
Mexico def Canada, 3-0 (25-20, 25-17, 26-24)
Dominican Republic def Puerto Rico, 3-0 (25-20, 25-17, 25-22)
USA def Peru, 3-0 (25-12, 25-11, 25-15)
Puerto Rico def Mexico, 3-1 (20-25, 27-25, 25-20, 25-21)
Dominican Republic def Canada, 3-1 (23-25, 25-12, 25-12, 26-24)
Mexico def Peru, 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-21)
Canada def Costa Rica, 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-21)
Brazil def Puerto Rico, 3-2 (19-25, 25-21, 25-15, 18-25, 15-8)
USA def Dominican Republic, 3-0 (25-13, 25-22, 25-15)
Peru def Costa Rica, 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-18)
Mexico def Canada, 3-0 (25-23, 25-17, 25-18)
Dominican Republic def Puerto Rico, 3-1 (28-26, 22-25, 25-22, 32-30)
USA def Brazil, 3-0 (25-15, 25-14, 25-17)