Men's Pan Am Cup Team
Photo courtesy of Mason Briggs

Note: Matches will be live streamed at

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Aug. 8, 2022) – Fourteen players have been selected for the U.S. Men’s National Team to compete at the Pan American Cup on August 9-14 in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.

The Pan American Cup will impact the U.S. Men’s FIVB ranking. Rankings will play a big role in which teams qualify for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. The U.S. Men are ranked fifth in the world after placing second in the 2022 Volleyball Nations League.

Seven players on the team return from the team that took the bronze medal at the Pan American Cup Final Six in July in Mexico: setter Quinn Isaacson, outside hitters Kyle McCauley and Brett Wildman, middle blockers Merrick McHenry and Nyherowo Omene, opposite Francesco Sani and libero Mason Briggs.

They will be joined by setter and Team Captain James Shaw, outside hitters Kaleb Jenness and Jacob Pasteur, middle blockers Toby Ezeonu and Patrick Gasman, opposite Jake Hanes and libero Gage Worsley.

“I think we’re more athletic and more physical,” U.S. Head Coach Andy Read said. “I think it’s going to be a great experience and a great opportunity for us. This tournament has ramification for Olympic qualification and seeding. It’s our job to do the best we can to help the senior national team.

“I think we have the ability to be a very good serving team and a good blocking team.”

The U.S. Men will share Pool A with Chile, Cuba and Dominican Republic. Pool B will include Brazil, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

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

No. Name (Position, Height, Hometown, College, Region)
2 Kaleb Jenness (OH, 6-6, Mount Pleasant, S.C., Ball State, Palmetto)
3C James Shaw (S, 6-8, Woodside, Calif. Stanford, Northern California)
7 Jacob Pasteur (OH, 6-4, Westminster, Md., Ohio State Univ., Chesapeake)
9 Jake Hanes (Opp, 6-10, Orland Park, Ill., Ohio State Univ., Great Lakes)
11 Francesco Sani (Opp, 6-8, Bethesda, Md., UC Irvine, Chesapeake)
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)
16 Nyherowo Omene (MB, 6-7, South Holland, Ill., Princeton, Great Lakes)
18 Toby Ezeonu (MB, 6-7, North Brunswick, N.J., Penn State, Garden Empire)
19 Gage Worsley (L, 6-1, Moraga, Calif., Hawaii, Northern California)
21 Mason Briggs (L, 6-0, Valencia, Calif., Long Beach State, Southern California)
22 Kyle McCauley (OH, 6-4, Huntington Beach, Calif., UC San Diego, Southern California)
24 Brett Wildman (OH, 6-5, Virginia Beach, Va., Penn State, Old Dominion)
26 Merrick McHenry (MB, 6-7, Bedford, Texas, UCLA, North Texas)

Head Coach: Andy Read
Assistant Coach: Ron Larsen
Assistant Coach: Rory Prager
Team Leader/Performance Analyst: AJ Ruttenberg
Athletic Trainer: Benjamin Colletti

U.S. Men’s Schedule for the Pan American Cup
All Times Eastern Daylight
Note: Matches will be live streamed at

Aug. 9
11:30 a.m. Dominican Republic vs USA

Aug. 10
5 p.m. USA vs Chile

Aug. 11
5 p.m. USA vs Cuba

Aug. 12
5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Aug. 13
11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Classification matches
5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Semifinals

Aug. 14
9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. classification matches
2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. bronze and gold medal matches