U.S. Men's Pan Am Cup Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 20, 2023) – The U.S. Men’s Team competing at the Pan American Cup finished in fifth place after sweeping Colombia (25-18, 25-20, 25-15) on Sunday in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The U.S. finished the tournament with a 3-1 record.


The U.S. Men dominated the match, leading in kills (35-23), blocks (11-3) and aces (2-1). The U.S. scored 27 points on Colombia errors while committing 26.

U.S. outside hitter Jacob Pasteur led all scorers with 18 points on a match-high 15 kills (.650 hitting efficiency) and a match-high three blocks. He also led the team in excellent receptions with 11.

“We had ups and downs, but I think we performed well and managed to get ahead,” Pasteur said. “Some believe that playing for fifth place is not important, but for us it is. We are proud to win it and we are very satisfied with the tournament after winning the last game”.

Setter Cole Bogner scored a point with a block. He set the team to a .458 hitting efficiency.

Outside hitter Camden Gianni added 10 points on eight kills and a match-high two aces.

Middle blocker Matthew Knigge scored nine points on four kills and a match-high five blocks.

Outside hitter Brett Wildman scored five points on five kills. Middle blocker Michael Marshman added three points on two kills and one block.

Middle blocker Merrick McHenry totaled two points on a kill and a block.

Libero Tim McIntosh was credited with seven digs.

U.S. Men’s Roster for the Pan American Cup

No. Name (Pos., Height, Hometown, School, USAV Region)
2 Troy Gooch (L, 6-0, Buffalo, N.Y., UCLA, Western Empire)
3 Cole Bogner (S, 6-3, Chesapeake, Va., Penn State, Old Dominion)
6 Timothy McIntosh (L, 6-0, Miami, Fla., Sacred Heart, Florida)
7 Jacob Pasteur (OH, 6-4, Westminster, Md., Ohio State Univ., Chesapeake)
9 Matthew Knigge (MB, 6-7, New Egypt, N.J., Vassar, Garden Empire)
10 Camden Gianni (Opp, 6-5, Carlsbad, Calif., Grand Canyon, Southern California)
13 Patrick Gasman (MB, 6-10, Clovis, Calif., Univ. of Hawaii, Northern California)
14 Quinn Isaacson (S, 6-2, Plainfield, Ill., Ball State, Great Lakes)
15 Parker Van Buren (Opp, 6-9, Cross Plains, Wis., Loyola Chicago, Badger)
22 Kyle McCauley (OH, 6-4, Huntington Beach, Calif., UC San Diego, Southern California)
23 Michael Marshman (MB, 6-7, Glenmont, N.Y., St. Francis Univ., Excelsior Empire)
24 Brett Wildman (OH, 6-5, Virginia Beach, Va., Penn State, Old Dominion)
25 Ethan Champlin (OH, 6-3, Oceanside, Calif., UCLA, Southern California)
26 Merrick McHenry (MB, 6-7, Bedford, Texas, UCLA, North Texas)

Head Coach: Andy Read
Assistant Coach: Angel Nikolov
Assistant Coach: Samuel Stafford
Team Leader/Performance Analyst: Nathaniel Wilson
Athletic Trainer: Benjamin Colletti

U.S. Men’s Schedule for the Pan American Cup
All Times Pacific Daylight

Aug. 15 USA def. Puerto Rico, 3-0 (26-24, 25-13, 25-23)
Aug. 16 USA def. Chile, 3-1 (25-14, 21-25, 25-12, 25-21)
Aug. 18 Quarterfinals Canada def. USA, 3-0 (25-20, 25-20, 27-25)
Aug. 20 Fifth Place: USA def Colombia 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-15)