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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 12, 2019) – USA Volleyball has invited 36 athletes to train at the United States Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., as part of the 2019 Girls Incoming Youth Holiday National Training Team program from Dec. 26-30.

The High Performance Girls Holiday Training program was open to selected athletes born in 2004 or 2005. Most recently, the athlete participated in the USA Girls Select program this past summer and are rising into the Girls Youth level.

Athletes were identified as top performers and high potential athletes based on positional evaluations in 2019. This training program is an opportunity for athletes to train with our Girls’ Youth National Team staff prior to the 2020 season as USA Volleyball High Performance prepares for the selection of the team that will participate at the 2020 NORCECA Girls’ U18 Continental Championships.

Keegan Cook, who serves as head coach of the University of Washington, will lead both the HP Girls Holiday Training program and the U.S. Girls Youth National Team at NORCECA this coming summer. He will be assisted by Alyssa D’Errico (associate head coach at University of Dayton), Trent Kersten (assistant coach at Texas Christian University), Eric Barber (assistant coach at Cal Poly) and Alex Dunphy (assistant coach at University of Southern California).

The 2019 U.S. Girls Youth National Team won the 2019 FIVB Girls’ U18 World Championship – the first gold medal for any USA Volleyball High Performance age-group team for indoor volleyball.

USA Volleyball High Performance Girls Holiday Training Program

Athlete (Position, Hometown, Club, Region, High School Grad Year)
Allick, Rebekah (M, Lincoln, Nebraska, VCNebraska, Great Plains, 2022)
Barton, Kierstyn (M, Surprise, Arizona, Aspire VBC, Arizona, 2023)
Beach, Neomi (OH, Chandler, Arizona, Aspire VBC, Arizona, 2023)
Bohm, Cari (M, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Legacy Volleyball Club, Lakeshore, 2022)
Carter, Lauren (S, Winterset, Iowa, Central Iowa Select, Iowa, 2022)
Corral-Blagojevich, Mele Faiva (OH, Redondo Beach, California, Mizuno Long Beach, Southern California, 2023)
Finley, Rian (S, Reno, Nevada, Northern Nevada Juniors, Northern California, 2022)
Hayd, Eleanor (OH, Bothell, Washington, Washington Volleyball Academy, Puget Sound, 2023)
Hurta, Kathryn (S, Palos Hills, Illinois, 1st Alliance, Great Lakes, 2022)
Jordan, Sydney (OH, Missouri City, Texas, Houston Juniors, Lone Star, 2023)
Kahahawai, Devin (OH, Kailua, Hawaii, Spike and Serve, Aloha, 2022)
Keefe, Kerry (OH, Pacific Palisades, California, Sunshine, Southern California, 2022)
Keene, Sophia (OH, The Woodlands, Texas, TAV Houston, Lone Star, 2022)
Markley, Alexa (OH, Peachtree City, Georgia, A5 South, Southern, 2022)
McCollum, Rachel (S, Lakeland, Tennessee, Memphis Metro, Delta, 2022)
Morton, Sarah (L, Evergreen, Indiana, Michio VB, Great Lakes, 2022)
Nyambio, Serena (M, Troy, Michigan, N/A, Lakeshore, 2022)
Patterson, Elle (M, Greencastle, Indiana, Boiler Juniors, Hoosier, 2023)
Reilly, Bergen (S, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, N/A, North Country, 2023)
Riggs, Kennedy (L, Naperville, Illinois, 1st Alliance, Great Lakes, 2022)
Rives, Breanah (OH, Naples, Florida, Florida Gulfside Volleyball Academy, Florida, 2023)
Robins, Maui (OH, Honolulu, Hawaii, Maunalani, Aloha, 2022)
Robins, Reese (M, Mansfield, Texas, Ace, North Texas, 2023)
Shelton, Alexis (OH, Charlotte, North Carolina, N/A, Carolina, 2022)
Sherfield, Nicole (M, League City, Texas, Absolute Volleyball Academy, Lone Star, 2022)
Smith, Arissa (M, Missouri City, Texas, Houston Juniors, Lone Star, 2023)
Smith, Madison (L, St. Louis, Missouri, Rockwood Thunder, Gateway, 2023)
Studer, Adriana (L, Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Milwaukee Sting, Badger, 2022)
Swanson, Rhian (OH, McPherson, Kansas, AirCapital Aces, Heart of America, 2022)
Swindle, Ella (S, Columbia, Missouri, KC Power, Heart of America, 2023)
Tchouangwa, Cindy (OH, Katy, Texas, Houston Juniors, Lone Star, 2023)
Thomas, Amaya (M, Orlando, Florida, Orlando Tampa Volleyball Academy, Florida, 2022)
Thomas-Nathan, Danielle (OH, Burbank, California, San Gabriel Elite VBC, Southern California, 2022)
Trubint, Gala (L, San Diego, California, Epic 15-Bert / 1, Southern California, 2022)
Tuman, Mia (S, Sewickley, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Elite, Keystone, 2023)
Walker, Maya (M, Stone Mountain, Georgia, N/A, Southern, 2022)

Coaches
Head Coach: Keegan Cook (University of Washington)
Assistant Coach: Alyssa D’Errico (University of Dayton)
Assistant Coach: Trent Kersten (Texas Christian University)
Assistant Coach: Eric Barber (Cal Poly)
Assistant Coach: Alex Dunphy (University of Southern California)