USA Blue Wins USAV Open National Championships

June 01, 2010, 10:54 p.m. (ET)

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 1, 2010) – The U.S. Women’s National A2 Blue Team captured the Open Division gold medal Tuesday afternoon at the USA Volleyball Open National Championships being held at the Phoenix Convention Center. The tournament, which began on May 29, continues through June 5.

USA A2 Blue swept Exterminators 25-19, 25-13, 28-26 in the championship match. Earlier in the day, USA A2 Blue blanked Exterminators to advance directly to the gold-medal match.

Juliann Faucette (San Diego), a rising college senior at University of Texas, was named the tournament’s most valuable player after scoring a match-high 20 points in the final. She notched her points on 16 kills via 33 attacks, three blocks and an ace. Tarrah Murrey (El Cerrito, Calif.), a rising junior at California-Berkeley, added 15 kills on 31 attacks with just two errors. Jen Doris (Houston), a rising senior at Texas, contributed 11 points, while Texas rising junior Rachael Adams (Cincinnati) chalked up 10 points. All told, Longhorn players scored 41 of the team’s 64 individual points.

Carli Lloyd (Bonsall, Calif.), a rising senior at California who was participating in her third USA Volleyball Open National Championships with the A2 program, set USA Blue to a 44 kill percent and .358 hitting efficiency from her setter position. She tacked on six individual points with four kills and two blocks. Rounding out the scoring was University of San Diego rising senior Ali Troost’s (Hemet, Calif.) two points.

The USA Volleyball High Performance pipeline A2 Teams have been competing in the Open Division since 2003. Its only other championships in the event were in 2004 and 2008. The USA A2 Program is the only team with more than one Women’s Open Division title in the last eight years.

In addition to Faucette, the Women’s Open Division All-Tournament Team included Murrey and Lloyd from the USA A2 Blue Team, Heather Kisner and Sonja Newcombe from the silver-medalist Exterminators, and Laura DeBruler (Downers Grove, Ill.) from the USA A2 Red Team.

USA A2 Red won the bronze medal after falling to the Exterminators in the consolation semifinals.

2nd City/Premier won the Men’s Open Division in a one-set playoff victory over OCVC/Smack. 2nd City Premier won the playoff 25-16 after OCVC won forced the playoff with a 25-23, 29-27, 19-25, 21-25, 16-14 victory.

For full championship results, click here. For additional information on the USA Volleyball Open National Championships, click here.

A total of 16 divisions were settled by Tuesday afternoon, while 11 championships will be decided in the second wave (June 2-5). Below are all medal results through June 1.

2010 U.S. Women’s National A2 Blue Team
# - Name (College, Position, College Eligibility Left, Height, Hometown)
1 - Rachael Adams (Texas, MB, 2, 6-2, Cincinnati, Ohio)
2 - Jen Doris (Texas, MB, 1, 6-5, Houston, Texas)
3 - Juliann Faucette (Texas, OH, 1, 6-2, San Diego, Calif.)
4 - Lindsay Fletemier (Dayton, MB, 1, 6-6, Garden City, Mich.)
5 - Nikki Fowler (Tennessee, OH, 1, 6-2, Dallas, Texas)
6 - Carli Lloyd (California-Berkeley, S, 1, 5-11, Bonsall, Calif.)
7 - Tarah Murrey (California-Berkeley, OH, 2, 6-3, El Cerrito, Calif.)
8 - Juliane Piggott (UC Irvine, OH, 1, 6-2, Newport Beach, Calif.)
9 - Evan Sanders (Colorado State, S, 2, 6-0, Lafayette, Colo.)
10 - Ali Troost (San Diego, OPP, 1, 6-1, Hemet, Calif.)
11 - Sydney Yogi (Texas, L, 2, 5-2, Honolulu)
12 - Ashley Mass (Iowa State, L, 1, 5-8, Muskego, Wis.)

Head Coach: Mark Rosen (University of Michigan)
Assistant Coach: Jill Kramer (University of Virginia)
Technical Support: Tyler Adams (UCF through Aug. 2010, then University of North CarolinaJohn Newman-Gonchar (Loyola Marymount University)

2010 U.S. Women’s National A2 Red Team
# - Name (College, Position, College Eligibility Left, Height, Hometown)
1 - Alyssa Davis (Auburn, MB, 1, 6-5, Oakland Park, Fla.)
2 - Laura DeBruler (Illinois, OH, 1, 5-10, Downers Grove, Ill.)
3 - Kanani Danielson (Hawaii, OH, 2, 5-10, Ewa Beach, Hawaii)
4 - Whitney Dosty (Arizona, OH, 1, 6-3, Tucson, Ariz.)
5 - Monique Mead (Georgia Tech, OPP, 3, 5-10, Newnan, Ga.)
6 - Sabel Moffett (Northwestern, MB, 1, 6-0, Temecula, Calif.)
7 - Kelly Murphy (Florida, S, 2, 6-2, Wilmington, Ill.)
8 - Dominique Olowolafe (Cal Poly, MB, 1, 6-1, Lansing, Mich.)
9 - Paige Weber (Arizona, S, 1, 5-9, Indianapolis, Ind.)
11 - Laurie Gonzalez (Albany, L, 2, 5-9, Carolina, Puerto Rico)
12 - Ellie Blankenship (Northern Iowa, L, 1, 5-10, Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
14 - Kelsey Black (Texas A&M, OH, 2, 5-11, Amarillo, Texas)

Head Coach: Beth Launiere (University of Utah)
Assistant Coach: Steve Loeswick (LSU)
Technical Support: John Newman-Gonchar (Loyola Marymount University)

Women’s Open
Gold/Silver: USA A2 Blue def. Exterminators 25-19, 25-12, 28-26
Bronze: USA A2 Red

Women’s 40-and-Over
Gold/Silver: Kashi def. Fog Canada Masters 40 25-12, 25-10
Bronze: Venezuela

Women’s 45-and-Over – Starts June 2

Women’s 50-and-Over
Gold/Silver: Fog Canada Masters 50 def. B.A.D. 25-12, 25-9
Bronze: Brazil MIX-50

Women’s 55-and-Over – Starts June 2

Women’s 60-and-Over
Gold/Silver: Brazil MIX-60 def. Maverick’s Just VB 60 25-14, 25-19
Bronze: Shinkara 60s

Women’s 65-and-Over – Starts June 2

Women’s A
Gold/Silver: Judo Chop def. Malarky 25-19, 25-18
Bronze: Top Gun

Women’s AA
Gold/Silver: Wasabi def. Swing Away 25-21, 25-21
Bronze: Coyotes

Women’s B – Starts June 2

Women’s BB – Starts June 2

Women’s U-Volley
Gold/Silver: Radiation def. La Bajitas 25-22, 25-14
Bronze: Hodge Podge

Men’s Open
Gold/Silver: 2nd City/Premier def. OCVC/Smack
Bronze: Ruffriders

Men’s 45-and-Over – Starts June 2

Men’s 50-and-Over
Gold/Silver: RBC/Under Armour 50 def. Western States Laguna 25-20, 25-15
Bronze: Adams-Maxwell

Men’s 55-and-Over – Starts June 2

Men’s 60-and-Over
Gold/Silver: Quiksilver Legends 60 def. Kings Mountain Fog 23-25, 25-15, 15-8
Bronze: Sao Paulo Masters

Men’s 65-and-Over – Starts June 2

Men’s 70-and-Over
Gold/Silver: Mac Magic 70 def. Molten USA 70s 26-24 in playoff
Bronze: Rusty’s

Men’s 75-and-Over – Starts June 2

Men’s A
Gold/Silver: Team 805 def. Street Legends 28-26 in playoff
Bronze: Lost Boys

Men’s AA
Gold/Silver: Summit def. Hustle and Flow 25-21, 22-25, 15-11
Bronze: Aim to Kill

Men’s B – Starts June 2

Men’s BB – Starts June 2

Co-Ed Regular BB/B:
Gold/Silver: Halfcocked def. No Floor Sportswear 25-15, 25-23
Bronze: 900

Co-Ed Reverse BB/B:
Gold/Silver: With Myself def. TABC 25-22, 22-25, 15-13
Bronze: Muffins ‘N Men

Special Olympics
Gold/Silver: Chattanooga Chill def. Bad Pack 25-15, 25-16
Bronze: Allen Spikers