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U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryout Roster

Feb. 03, 2012, 11:16 a.m. (ET)

Bill Kauffman
Associate Director, Communications
Phone: 719-228-6800
E-Mail: bill.kauffman@usav.org

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (updated Feb. 8, 2012) – USA Volleyball has a projected record 207 athletes signed up to participate in open tryouts for the U.S. Women’s National Team, U.S. Women’s National A2 Program and U.S. Women’s Junior National Team. The tryouts will take place Feb. 10-12, 2012, in Sports Center II at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Among the 207 tryout participants representing 73 different colleges are 55 outside hitters, 49 middle blockers, 44 liberos, 37 setters and 22 opposites. The 2012 tryouts are open to current college-age athletes and older. For the PDF roster, click here.

Each tryout participant will have four sessions each - one on Friday, two on Saturday and one on Sunday. The tryout participants will be divided into three groups for the Friday and Saturday morning sessions. The Red Group will take the court on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and on Saturday from 8-9:50 a.m. The White Group will be evaluated Friday from 4-6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:50-11:40 a.m. The Blue Group will work out Friday from 6-8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11:40 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The groups will be altered for the second session on Saturday and the Sunday morning session.

The 2011 U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryouts attracted a record 204 participants. Barring athletes dropping from the tryouts due to injury at the last moment, the 2012 tryout will be the largest ever.

“The annual U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryout is an extremely important part of our program,” U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “It gives us the opportunity to coach and evaluate these talented athletes and allows us to identify and possibly integrate them into our team in 2012.”

The U.S. Women’s National Team program is open to selected tryout athletes who have concluded their college eligibility and who wish to be invited to be a member of the U.S. Women’s Volleyball National Team on a full-time basis. This program could begin as early as the spring of 2012, or when an athlete’s scholastic or professional club season has concluded. Also considered for training with the U.S. Women’s National Team will be athletes who have remaining college eligibility; however, their participation will begin in mid-May or when their scholastic calendar ends for 2012.

Athletes in college and with collegiate eligibility remaining for the 2012 collegiate season not selected to join the U.S. Women’s National Team may be invited to participate with the U.S. Women’s Senior A2 program. This program is scheduled to take place in Columbus, Ohio, from June 26 through July 5. A projected 48 athletes will be invited to participate in the program, which will include training and competing at the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships (GJNC) from July 1-4.

“The format of the U.S. Women’s National A2 program will be different in 2012 than in past years,” USA Volleyball Senior Director Tom Pingel said. “Instead of the A2 teams competing in the Open Division at the USA Volleyball Open National Championships, the A2 teams will compete in their own four-team tournament held in conjunction with the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships (GJNC) held in Columbus this year. We feel this will allow eligible athletes from across the country to participate and increase the level of experience for the athletes and USA Volleyball. In addition, this mini-tournament will provide youth participants, coaches and fans attending the GJNC an opportunity to watch higher level volleyball to enjoy in their down time.”

U.S. Women's National Team Open Tryout Roster (PDF)

Liberos (44)
Name (School, Ht, College Years Remaining, Group)
1B - Charlee Dyroff (Columbia, 5-7, 2, B)
2B - Maiya Perich (Air Force, 5-6, 1, B)
2W - Emma Dridge (Air Force, 5-6, 3, B)
3B - Robin Rostratter (California, 5-11, 1, R)
3W - Christine Wu (Harvard, 5-4, 0, B)
4B - Katherine King (Baylor, 5-10, 0, R)
4W – Ashley Mason (Missouri St, 5-8, 2, B)
5B - Jennifer Beltran (Illinois, 5-8, 2, W)
5W - Gabrielle Dewberry (Cal St Fullerton, 5-8, 1, R)
6B - Monique Morris (Indiana St, 5-10, 2, R)
7B - Andrea Henning (North Dakota St, 5-8, 1, R)
7W - Kristen Hahn (Iowa St, 5-6, 2, R)
8B - Julie Chin (Northwestern, 5-7, 1, W)
9B - Alyssa Warren (Seton Hall, 5-10, 2, R)
9W - Kiara Jordan (Midwestern St, 5-4, 0, R)
10B - Hannah Benjamin (Stanford, 5-9, 1, W)
10W - Sarah Reams (St. Mary’s (Calif.), 5-9, 2, B)
11B - Kristin Winkler (UC Irvine, 5-10, 1, W)
11W - Anna Schroeder (St. Mary’s (Calif.), 5-7, 1, B)
12B - Morgan Springer (Mississippi, 5-6, 0, W)
12W - Stephanie Klefot (Kentucky, 5-6, 1, B)
13B - Candace Nicholson (Arizona, 5-8, 2, W)
13W - Brittany Groth (Wisconsin-Green Bay, 5-8, 1, W)
14B - Emily Helm (Arizona, 5-6, 2, W)
14W - Kaycee Acree (Western Michigan, 5-7, 3, W)
15B - Veronica Lewis (Arizona, 5-5, 3, W)
15W - Lena Oliver (Western Michigan, 5-5, 2, W)
16B - Bethany Yeager (Iowa, 5-7, 2, R)
16W - Haley Jacob (Oregon, 5-5, 1, R)
17B - Brianne Riley (Kansas, 5-6, 2, B)
17W - Rachel Charles (Lehigh, 5-7, 2, R)
18B - Jade Hayes (Missouri, 6-0, 3, R)
19B - Miquella Lovato (New Mexico, 5-2, 2, B)
20B - Ellen Mullins (Tennessee, 5-6, 2, B)
21B - Natalie Hagglund (Southern California, 5-9, 2, B)
22B - Sarah Palmer (Texas, 5-10, 2, W)
23B - Bojana Todorovic (UCLA, 5-10, 1, R)
24B - Becky Defoe (Oregon St, 5-4, 2, R)
28W - Justine Record (Virginia Tech, 5-8, 0, B)
38B - Natalie Braun (Furman, 5-8, 1, R)
39B - Meghan Mannari (LSU, 5-9, 1, R)
40B - Milena Popovic (St. Mary’s (Calif.), 5-10, 3, B)
41B - Mary Luck (Stanford, 5-10, 2, W)
TBA – Amy Grabiec (Cleveland State, 5-6, 0, TBA)

Setters (37)
Name (School, Ht, College Years Remaining, Group)
1P - Hannah Brenner (Clemson, 5-9, 2, R)
2P - Sarah Wickstrom (Florida St, 5-11, 3, B)
3P - Loni Mackinson (Indiana St, 5-9, 2, R)
4P - Caitlyn Donahue (Kansas St, 5-8, 1, B)
5P - Kristen Kelsay (Michigan St, 5-10, 2, W)
6P - Alexa Dannemiller (Michigan, 5-11, 3, W)
7P - Kara Wehrs (Kansas, 5-10, 2, B)
8P - Mary Pollmiller (Tennessee, 5-10, 3, B)
9P - Lauren Plum (Oregon, 5-9, 2, R)
10P - Britney Brown (Northeastern, 5-11, 0, B)
11P - Hillary Keltner (Air Force, 5-11, 3, B)
12P - Evangella Sanders (Washington, 6-0, 0, B)
13P – Carly Thomas (Missouri St, 5-11, 2, B)
14P - Mackenzie Dagostino (Maryland, 5-10, 4, B)
15P - Annie Luhrsen (Illinois, 5-11, 1, W)
16P - Kamryn Sherman (Clemson, 5-10, 3, R)
17P - Kaitlyn Early (Illinois St, 5-9, 3, W)
18P - Alison Landwehr (Iowa St, 6-0, 1, R)
19P - Karissa Cook (Stanford, 5-11, 1, W)
20P - Megan Moenoa (UCLA, 5-9, 3, R)
21P - Amanda Philpot (Mississippi, 5-8, 1, W)
22P - Chanel Brown (Arizona, 5-9, 2, W)
23P - Taylor Brauneis (Florida, 5-11, 2, R)
24P - Christine Hartmann (Kentucky, 5-11, 1, B)
25P - Hannah Kvitle (Louisville, 5-11, 3, R)
26P - Molly Kreklow (Missouri, 6-0, 2, R)
27P - Hannah Johnson (New Mexico, 5-9, 4, B)
28P - Maggie Brindock (Notre Dame, 5-11, 2, W)
29P - Hayley Crone (Southern California, 5-9, 3, B)
30P - Leah Poel (Wisconsin-Green Bay, 6-0, 2, W)
31P - Terin Norris (Western Michigan, 5-9, 3, W)
32P - Hannah Allison (Texas, 5-11, 2, W)
33P - Valerie Nichol (Purdue, 6-0, 3, R)
34P - McKenzie Odale (Utah, 5-11, 1, R)
35P Melissa White (St. Mary’s (Calif.), 6-2, 1, B)
36P - Samantha Selsky (Dayton, 5-10, 1, R)
37P - Amy Kendall (Miami (OH), 6-0, 1, W)

Middle Blockers (49)
Name (School, Ht, College Years Remaining, Group)
18W - Sandra Adeleye (Clemson, 6-0, 1, R)
19W - Kaitlynn Pelger (Kansas St, 6-2, 2, B)
20W - Kelli Fiegen (South Dakota St, 6-3, 1, W)
21W - Gabrielle Jolly (St. Mary’s (Calif.), 5-11, 1, B)
22W - Jessica Brown (Western Michigan, 5-11, 1, W)
25B – Andrea Beaty (Missouri St, 5-11, 2, B)
26B - Olivia Magill (Arizona, 6-3, 4, R)
27B - Sallie McLaurin (Oklahoma, 6-2, 2, R)
28B - Karis Watson (Clemson, 6-2, 3, R)
29B - Alexa Rand (Clemson, 6-3, 1, R)
30B - Brieon Paige (Colorado St, 6-2, 1, B)
31B - Samantha Middleborn (Cal St San Bernardino, 6-2, 0, R)
33B - Sareea Freeman (Florida St, 6-4, 1, W)
34B - Anna Dorn (Illinois, 6-2, 3, W)
35B - Jamie Straube (Iowa St, 6-2, 1, R)
36B - Desiree Elliott (LSU, 5-11, 2, R)
37B - Alexis Mathews (Michigan St, 6-3, 2, W)
38W - Gwen Rucker (Louisville, 6-2, 1, R)
40W - Carmen Leitermann (Wisconsin-Green Bay, 6-2, 1, W)
41W - Victoria Hamsher (Virginia Tech, 6-2, 2, B)
42B - Antoinette Alugbue (Notre Dame, 6-0, 3, B)
42W - Richelle Ranney (Western Michigan, 6-0, 3, W)
43B - Bianca Rowland (Washington, 6-0, 0, B)
43W - Kierra Jones (Purdue, 6-1, 3, R)
44B - Jennifer Keddy (Cal Poly, 6-4, 1, B)
44W - Erin Redd (Utah, 6-3, 2, R)
45B - Tenisha Matlock (Iowa St, 6-2, 2, R)
45W - Arica Nassar (Oregon St, 6-2, 3, B)
46B - Samantha Cash (Pepperdine, 6-3, 4, W)
47B - Regina Thomas (Mississippi, 6-0, 0, W)
48B - Chloe Mann (Florida, 6-1, 2, R)
49B - Hilary Eppink (Notre Dame, 6-2, 1, W)
50B - Alexis Olgard (Southern California, 6-5, 2, B)
51B - Hannah Schraer (Southern California, 6-3, 3, B)
52B - Anna Drewry (Purdue, 6-3, 1, R)
53B - Madelyn Hutson (Texas, 6-5, 3, W)
54B - Haley Cameron (Texas, 6-3, 2, W)
55B - Arielle Manz (UC Irvine, 6-4, 3, R)
70B - Keley Kuipers (Michigan St, 6-1, 2, W)
71B - Megan Lambertson (North Dakota St, 6-0, 1, R)
72B - Katherine Dutchman (Northwestern, 6-0, 2, W)
74B - Rachel Gillcrist (St. Mary’s (Calif.), 6-1, 3, B)
75B - Carly Wopat (Stanford, 6-2, 2, W)
76B - Zoe Nightingale (UCLA, 6-3, 3, R)
77B - Lauren Teknipp (Michigan, 6-2, 3, W)
78B - Lillian Schonewise (California, 6-3, 3, R)
80B - Emily Yanny (Iowa, 6-2, 3, B)
98W - Tayler Tolefree (Kansas, 6-2, 1, B)
99W - Brooke Mattingly (Louisville, 6-2, 2, R)

Opposites (23)
Name (School, Ht, College Years Remaining, Group)
1W - Jennifer Hamson (Brigham Young, 6-7, 2, B)
30W - Moneshia Simmons (Clemson, 6-0, 2, R)
31W - Monique Mead (Georgia Tech, 5-9, 1, B)
32W - Christina Higgins (California, 6-2, 3, R)
33W - Chantale Riddle (New Mexico, 6-0, 3, B)
64B - Mileva Popovic (St. Mary’s (Calif.), 5-10, 3, B)
65B - Karsta Lowe (UCLA, 6-4, 3, R)
66B - Allegra Wells (Mississippi, 6-1, 1, W)
67B - Whitney Billings (Kentucky, 6-1, 2, B)
68B - Tori Dixon (Minnesota, 6-4, 2, W)
73W - Chelsea Albers (Kansas, 6-1, 3, B)
81B - Emily Young (Southern California, 6-3, 3, B)
82B - Katelyn Fuller (Southern California, 6-3, 2, B)
88W - Lizzie McMahon (Illinois, 6-3, 3, W)
90W - Shea Doran (Indiana St, 6-3, 1, R)
91W - Hayley Spelman (Stanford, 6-6, 1, W)
92W - Kelly Reeves (UCLA, 6-0, 2, R)
93W - Katherine Harms (Minnesota, 6-0, 1, W)
94W - Lisa Henning (Missouri, 6-1, 2, R)
95W - Chaniel Nelson (North Carolina, 6-2, 3, R)
96W - Gillian Asque (Western Michigan, 5-11, 2, W)
97W- Shelby Dalton (Utah, 6-1, 3, R)

Outside Hitters (54)
Name (School, Ht, College Years Remaining, Group)
6W - Analeine Pelaez (Southern Utah, 5-9, 1, B)
23W - Camille Richan (Air Force, 5-9, 2, B)
24W - Lauren Corp (St. Mary’s (Calif.), 6-0, 1, B)
25W - Catherine Carmichael (Kansas, 6-2, 2, B)
26W - Ashley Frazier (Kentucky, 6-1, 1, B)
27W - Altrese Hawkins (Memphis, 5-10, 1, R)
29W - Megan Courtney (Penn St, 6-2, 4, R)
46W - Victoria Foster (Air Force, 6-0, 3, B)
47W - Rachel Hockaday (Iowa St, 6-0, 1, R)
48W – Olivia Brand (Missouri St, 6-0, 3, B)
49W – Angelica Crump (Central Florida, 6-3, 2, B)
50W - Kristina Graven (Cal Poly, 6-0, 2, B)
51W - Tiffany Baker (Tennessee, 6-3, 3, B)
52W - Kayla Neto (Cal St Fullerton, 6-2, 1, B)
53W - Kelsey Snider (Colorado St, 6-1, 3, B)
54W - Brittney Balser (Duke, 6-2, 3, R)
55W - Nicole Walch (Florida St, 6-2, 4, B)
56B - Ariel Turner (Purdue, 6-1, 1, R)
56W - Jocelyn Birks (Illinois, 6-2, 4, W)
57B - Mbebui Chafeh (Cal St San Bernardino, 6-0, 0, R)
57W - Morgan Dall (Indiana St, 5-10, 1, R)
58B - Jordan Shaw (St. Mary’s (Calif.), 5-10, 2, B)
58W - Caitlin DeWitt (Loyola Marymount, 5-11, 3, B)
59B - Alyssa Squires (UC Irvine, 6-1, 2, W)
59W - Helen Boyle (LSU, 5-11, 3, R)
60B - Rachael Kidder (UCLA, 6-3, 1, R)
60W - Amy Dentlinger (Michigan St, 6-1, 1, W)
61B - Rachel Ryan (Westfield St, 5-10, 0, B)
61W - Brynn Joki (North Dakota St, 6-3, 1, R)
62B - Emily Hartong (Hawaii, 6-2, 2, B)
62W - Lauren Wicinski (Northern Illinois, 6-2, 2, B)
63B - Morgan Odale (Utah, 6-1, 2, R)
63W - Andrea McHugh (Notre Dame, 5-10, 2, W)
64W - Samantha Tinsley (St. Mary’s (Calif.), 5-9, 3, B)
65W - Samantha Wopat (Stanford, 6-0, 2, W)
66W - Priscilla Ezeji (UCLA, 5-10, 3, R)
67W - Kara Morgan (Mississippi, 6-1, 2, W)
68W - Madison Kingdon (Arizona, 6-0, 3, W)
70W - Rachel Krabacher (Dayton, 6-4, 1, R)
71W - Allison Walker (Idaho, 6-1, 2, B)
72W - Alexandra Lovell (Iowa, 5-11, 3, B)
74W - Sara McClinton (Kansas, 6-2, 3, B)
75W - Kayla Berringer (North Carolina, 6-1, 2, B)
76W - Emily McGee (North Carolina, 5-10, 1, B)
77W - Tara Dunn (Oklahoma, 6-2, 3, R)
78W - Kelsey Robinson (Tennessee, 6-2, 2, B)
79W - Kirby Burnham (Southern California, 6-3, 2, B)
80W - Sara Shaw (Southern California, 6-2, 2, B)
81W - Samantha Gostling (Virginia Tech, 6-1, 2, B)
82W - Jennifer Wiker (Virginia Tech, 6-3, 1, W)
83W - Carlee Berland (Western Michigan, 6-0, 3, W)
84W - Alexandra Gossen (Western Michigan, 6-0, 2, W)
85W - Jodi Purdy (Wyoming, 5-10, 1, B)
86W - Bailey Webster (Texas, 6-3, 2, W)
87W - Haley Eckerman (Texas, 6-3, 3, W)

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