U.S. Men competing at the Pan American Cup
Photo courtesy of NORCECA

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Aug. 9, 2022) – The U.S. Men’s Team competing at the Pan American Cup won its first match in three tough sets on Tuesday (25-23, 25-23, 25-23 over Dominican Republic in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.

The U.S. Men (1-0) will continue pool play on Wednesday against Chile at 2 p.m. PT. Matches are being live streamed at https://youtu.be/f382odj_yFk.


The U.S. Men led in kills (43-25) and aces (4-1). The Dominican Republic led in blocks (10-9) and scored 33 points on U.S. errors while committing 19.

U.S. opposite Jake Hanes led all scorers with 20 points on a match-high 18 kills (.485 hitting efficiency), one block and one ace. Middle blocker Patrick Gasman added 11 points on eight kills and a team-high three blocks.

Outside hitter Kyle McCauley totaled nine points on five kills, a match-high two aces and two blocks. Outside hitter Brett Wildman finished with nine points on seven kills, one block and one ace.

Middle blocker Merrick McHenry scored seven points on five kills and two blocks.

Setter Quinn Isaacson set the team to a .245 hitting efficiency.

Libero Mason Briggs was credited with 13 digs and four excellent receptions. McCauley led in excellent receptions with 20 and Wildman had 10.

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 Pacific Daylight

Aug. 9
USA def Dominican Republic, 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-23)

Aug. 10
2 p.m. USA vs Chile

Aug. 11
2 p.m. USA vs Cuba

Aug. 12
2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Aug. 13
8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Classification matches
2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Semifinals

Aug. 14
6 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. classification matches
11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. bronze and gold medal matches