Girls U19 National Team competing at Pan Am Cup

TULSA, Oklahoma (July 18, 2022) – The U.S. Girls U19 National Team started fast and didn’t slow down in its 3-0 (25-11, 25-14, 25-12) victory over Mexico on Monday in their first pool play match of the 2022 Pan American Cup at the Cox Business Convention Center in Tulsa.

The United States (1-0) will play Canada (1-0) at 6 p.m. CT on Tuesday. All matches are being livestreamed at

The United States dominated the match in kills (56-16), blocks (10-2) and aces (8-0). Mexico scored on 21 U.S. errors while committing 19. The U.S. hitting efficiency was .400 behind starting setter Bergen Reilly and backup setter Izzy Starck who subbed in the first set and finished the match.


Every player on the U.S. roster started at least one set. All but libero Laney Choboy scored at least one point. Choboy finished with 13 digs and eight excellent receptions.

“We have some people for whom it was their first time in a USA uniform,” U.S. Head Coach Jamie Morrison said. “It was nice to get some people on the floor and get that experience for everyone in the first match. We’re really treating our matches as an extension of the work that we’ve done with the 20-person preliminary roster. I thought we did a really good job of dialing in some things we have been working on.”

Middle blocker Andi Jackson, who started the second and third sets and was the only player in the match to score in double figures, led the U.S. with 11 points on seven kills, a match-high three aces and one block.

“Andi has been doing some lonely work on her serve,” Morrison said. “I though she had a really good match overall.”

Starting outside hitters Harper Murray and Julia Blyashov and backup outside hitter Torrey Stafford each scored eight points. Murray and Stafford each finished with five kills, two blocks and an ace. Blyashov connected on seven kills and a block.

Middle blocker Nya Bunton, who started all three sets, scored six points on four kills, one block and one ace.

Starck and backup opposite Abigail Mullen each scored four points. Mullen had four kills while Starck had two kills, a block and an ace.

Starting opposite Kira Hutson scored two points on a kill and a block. Backup outside hitter Cari Spears scored two points on a kill and an ace. Starting middle blocker and Team Captain Maggie Mendelson scored two points on a kill and a block.

Reilly scored one point with a kill.

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


Group A
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
Puerto Rico

Group B


(All times CDT)
July 18
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)

July 19
Noon: Puerto Rico vs Costa Rica
2 pm: Peru vs Mexico
4 pm: Dominican Republic vs Brazil
6 pm: USA vs Canada

July 20
Noon: Brazil vs Costa Rica
2 pm: Canada vs Mexico
4 pm: Dominican Republic vs Puerto Rico
6 pm: USA vs Peru

July 21
4 pm 2nd B vs 3rd A
6 pm 3rd B vs 2nd A

July 22
Classification 5/8
Noon and 2 pm
4 and 6 pm

July 23
Noon: Classification 7/8
2 pm: Classification 5/6
4 pm: Third-place match
6 pm: First-place match