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Karrington Jones of Texas Tech is one of 28 players selected to the U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team – Anaheim Roster

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 11, 2020) – USA Volleyball is proud to announce its 28-player U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team – Anaheim roster comprised of current collegiate players.

Setters named to the CNT-Anaheim are Jenna Ewert (University of Colorado, Antioch, California), Hannah Pukis (Washington State University, Tacoma, Washington), Kylie Robinson (University of Oregon, Upland, California) and Mckenna Slavik (Clemson University, St. Charles, Illinois). The liberos are Lauren Barnes (University of Wisconsin, Naperville, Illinois), Joslyn Boyer (University of Iowa, Downers Grove, Illinois), Zoe Fleck (UCLA, Granada Hills, California) and Carey Williams (University of Portland, Kahuku, Hawaii).

The four opposites selected are Grace Cleveland (Purdue University, Bloomington, Illinois), Grace Frohling (University of San Diego, Los Angeles, California), Sterling Parker (University of Colorado, Martinez, California) and Azhani Tealer (University of Kentucky, Grand Prairie, Texas).

Middles selected to the elite CNT-Anaheim squad are Anota Adekunle (Rice University, Humble, Texas), Melody Davidson (Butler University, Anderson, Indiana), Phoebe Grace (University of Utah, Laie, Hawaii), Jael Johnson (Purdue University, Mooresville, Indiana), Karrington Jones (Texas Tech, Little Elms, Texas), Lauren Matthews (Western Kentucky University, Indianapolis, Indiana), Tristin Savage (UCLA, Dallas, Oregon) and Mallory Talbert (Texas A&M, Montgomery, Texas).

The outside hitters named to the roster are Paige Briggs (Western Kentucky University, Ortonville, Michigan), Brynn Carlson (Kansas State University, Woodbury, Minnesota), Mia Grunze (Ohio State University, Waterford, Wisconsin), Paige Hammons (University of Florida, Louisville, Kentucky), Claire Hoffman (University of Washington, Pleasant Hill, Oregon), Elizabeth Juhnke (University of South Dakota, Lakeville, Minnesota), Kayla Lund (University of Pittsburgh, Pasadena, California) and Julia Sangiacomo (Santa Clara University, Sonoma, California).

The CNT Anaheim roster will train June 21-27 in Anaheim at the American Sports Centers where they will compete side-by-side with the U.S. Women’s National Team as it makes final preparations for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Barnes was part of the CNT-World University Games roster in 2019. Carlson and Lund are also repeat selections to the CNT program as they participated in last year’s CNT-Anaheim training group.

Earlier this month USA Volleyball named the 28-player CNT-Gold roster, which will train July 5-12 in Anaheim. In total, 56 CNT athletes were selected through the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryouts held Feb. 21-23 at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Notes

  • Three players played junior club volleyball for Absolute Volleyball Club – Jenna Ewert and Sterling Parker of University Colorado and Julia Sangiacomo of Santa Clara University
  • Two of the four liberos on the CNT-Anaheim roster both played for 1st Alliance in the Chicago suburbs
  • Tristin Savage of UCLA is the tallest player at 6-7
  • Seven of the 28 players hail from California

U.S. Collegiate National Team – Anaheim Roster
Name (Position, School, Height, College Eligibility Remaining, Hometown, Youth Club)
Anota Adekunle (M, Rice University, 5-11, 2, Humble, Texas, Willowbrook)
Lauren Barnes (L, University of Wisconsin, 5-6, 1, Naperville, Illinois, 1st Alliance)
Joslyn Boyer (L, University of Iowa, 5-6, 3, Downers Grove, Illinois, 1st Alliance)
Paige Briggs (OH, Western Kentucky University, 5-10, 3, Ortonville, Michigan, Legacy VBC)
Brynn Carlson (OH, Kansas State University, 6-4, 2, Woodbury, Minnesota, Northern Lights)
Grace Cleveland (OPP, Purdue University, 6-3, 2, Bloomington, Illinois, Eastside VBC)
Melody Davidson (M, Butler University, 6-2, 2, Anderson, Indiana, Munciana VBC)
Jenna Ewert (S, University of Colorado, 5-10, 2, Antioch, California, Absolute Volleyball Club)
Zoe Fleck (L, UCLA, 5-6, 2, Granada Hills, California, Sunshine)
Grace Frohling (OPP, University of San Diego, 6-5, 3, Los Angeles, California, Sunshine)
Phoebe Grace (M, University of Utah, 6-2, 2, Laie, Hawaii, Ka Ulukoa)
Mia Grunze (OH, Ohio State, 6-3, 2, Waterford, Wisconsin, Milwaukee Sting)
Paige Hammons (OH, University of Florida, 6-1, 1, Louisville, Kentucky, adidas KIVA)
Claire Hoffman (OH, University of Washington, 6-2, 2, Pleasant Hill, Oregon, Webfoot Juniors)
Jael Johnson (M, Purdue University, 6-2, 2, Mooresville, Indiana, Circle City)
Karrington Jones (M, Texas Tech University, 6-0, 2, Little Elm, Texas, Dallas Skyline)
Elizabeth Juhnke (OH, University of South Dakota, 6-0, 3, Lakeville, Minnesota, M1)
Kayla Lund (OH, University of Pittsburgh, 6-0, 1, Pasadena, California, SG Elite Roshambo)
Lauren Matthews (M, Western Kentucky University, 6-0, 2, Indianapolis, Indiana, Asics Team Indiana Elite)
Sterling Parker (OPP, University of Colorado, 6-2, 3, Martinez, California, Absolute Volleyball Club)
Hannah Pukis (S, Washington State University, 5-11, 3, Tacoma, Washington, Kent Juniors)
Kylie Robinson (S, University of Oregon, 5-10, 3, Upland, California, San Gabriel Elite)
Julia Sangiacomo (OH, Santa Clara University, 6-5, 3, Sonoma, California, Absolute Volleyball Club)
Tristin Savage (M, UCLA, 6-7, 3, Dallas, Oregon, DSK)
Mckenna Slavik (S, Clemson University, 6-1, 3, St. Charles, Illinois, Sports Performance)
Mallory Talbert (M, Texas A&M, 6-3, 2, Montgomery, Texas, Willowbrook)
Azhani Tealer (OPP, University of Kentucky, 5-10, 3, Grand Prairie, Texas, Texas Image)
Carey Williams (L, University of Portland, 5-7, 1, Kahuku, Hawaii, Kaulukoa)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 1, 2019) – USA Volleyball is proud to announce its 28-player U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team – Anaheim roster comprised of current collegiate players.

The squad will train June 23-29 at the American Sports Centers in Anaheim, the official host city for the U.S. Women’s and Men’s National Volleyball Teams. The program will hold a public Red-Blue scrimmage on June 28 in the vicinity of Anaheim (site and time TBA).

The CNT-Anaheim coaches include Dan Fisher (University of Pittsburgh), Travis Hudson (Western Kentucky University), Kirsten Bernthal Booth (Creighton University) and Melissa Wolter (University of West Florida). Technical coordinators for the team are Taylor Filzen (University of Dayton) and Jess Aschenbrenner (University of Denver). Rod Wilde will serve as the mentor coach, while Jeff Wanderer has been selected as the team manager.

“CNT-Anaheim team is wonderful opportunity for these athletes,” Fisher said. “For many of them it will be their first time representing the USA, getting a first look at international volleyball. Additionally, it will coincide with other national team training blocks in Anaheim giving both players and coaches a great chance to learn from the best. I am really looking forward to this training block and working again with Team USA.”

Sanders was part of the 2018 CNT-Detroit program as well as the 2016 U.S. Women’s Junior National Team that won silver at the NORCECA Women’s U20 Continental Championship. Pittman was part of the 2015 U.S Girls’ Youth National Team that won silver at the FIVB Girls’ U18 World Championship. Powell helped lead the U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team to silver at the 2016 NORCECA Girls’ U18 Continental Championship.

Athletes were selected through the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryouts held March 1-3 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Notes:

  • Kansas State University has four players on the CNT-Anaheim roster: Teana Adams-Kaonohi, Brynn Carlson, Anna Dixon and Gloria Mutiri.
  • California-Berkeley and University of Washington each have three players on the CNT-Anaheim roster: Representing Cal are Preslie Anderson, Lauren Forte and Bailee Huizenga. For Washington, Samantha Drechsel, Ella Powell and Lauren Sanders are on the roster.
  • Teana Adams-Kaonohi (Kansas State), Keeley Davis (Creighton) and Anna Dixon (Kansas State) have four years of collegiate eligibility remaining.
  • Youth club KC Power and Washington Volleyball Academy each have two alums on the CNT-Anaheim roster. KC Power is represented by Anna Dixon (Kansas State) and Regan Pittman (Minnesota), while WVA has Samantha Drechsel and Lauren Sanders, who are now both with the Washington Huskies.

U.S. Collegiate National Team – Anaheim

Name (Position, School, Height, College Eligibility Remaining, Hometown, Youth Club)

Teana Adams-Kaonohi (S, Kansas State University, 6-1, 4, Honolulu, Hawaii, Rainbows VBC)

Preslie Anderson (M, California-Berkeley, 6-2, 2, Chandler, Arizona, Aspire Volleyball Club)

Brynn Carlson (OH, Kansas State University, 6-4, 3, Woodbury, Minnesota, Northern Lights)

Madelyn Cole (S, Creighton University, 5-10, 1, Dallas, Texas, Excel Volleyball)

Keeley Davis (OH, Creighton University, 6-0, 4, Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Woodlands Wave Volleyball Club)

Anna Dixon (OH, Kansas State University, 6-2, 4, Louisburg, Kansas, KC Power)

Meghan Donovan (S, University of Georgia, 6-3, 1, St. Louis, Missouri, Rockwood Thunder)

Samantha Drechsel (OH, University of Washington, 6-4, 2, Woodinville, Washington, Washington Volleyball Academy)

Melissa Evans (OPP, North Carolina State University, 6-1, 3, Lone Tree, Colorado, Front Range VBC)

Lauren Forte (M, California-Berkeley, 6-3, 3, Tempe, Arizona, Club One)

Jasmine Gross (M, University of Southern California, 6-3, 1, Portland, Oregon, Excel NW)

Bailee Huizenga (OPP, California-Berkeley, 6-1, 1, Temecula, California, Forza 1)

Brooke Kanas (OPP, Texas Tech, 6-2, 3, New Braunfels, Texas, Alamo Volleyball)

Hana Lishman (L, Pepperdine University, 5-8, 2, Kailua, Hawaii, Ka Ulukoa Volleyball Club)

Kayla Lund (OH, University of Pittsburgh, 6-0, 2, Pasadena, California, SG Elite Roshambo)

elan McCall (OH, TCU, 6-0, 3, Leander, Texas, Austin Juniors)

Kelsey Miller (L, University of Virginia, 5-10, 1, Crestwood, Kentucky, Union)

Blake Mohler (M, Purdue University, 6-2, 1, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Mobile Storm)

Gloria Mutiri (OPP, Kansas State University, 6-2, 3, Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Club One)

Tyanna Omazic (M, University of Missouri, 6-2, 2, Kansas City, Missouri, PVA)

Regan Pittman (M, University of Minnesota, 6-5, 2, Spring Hill, Kansas, KC Power)

Ella Powell (S, University of Washington, 6-0, 3, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Ozark Juniors)

Lauren Sanders (M, University of Washington, 6-4, 2, Snohomish, Washington, Washington Volleyball Academy)

Emma Smith (L, California-Berkeley, 5-8, 1, Manhattan Beach, California, Long Beach VBC)

Valerie Valerian (OH, University of North Texas, 6-1, 2, Sugar Land, Texas, Club Catalyst)

Rachel Whipple (L, University of Colorado, 5-7, 1, Centennial, Colorado, Colorado Volleyball Association)

M’Kaela White (M, James Madison University, 6-4, 1, Riverdale, Maryland, Metro Volleyball Club of DC)

Roxanne Wiblin (OH, University of San Diego, 6-2, 2, Berkeley, California, Encore Volleyball Club)