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U.S. Men's Update: Scrimmage No. 2

Sept. 06, 2013, 4 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 6, 2013) – Nineteen U.S. men’s volleyball players will scrimmage at 7 p.m. on Saturday (Sept. 7) at Tustin (Calif.) High School.

Reid Priddy attacks against Canada in 2012
  Reid Priddy attacks against Canada in 2012.

The 19 are vying for spots on the 12-man U.S. roster for the NORCECA Continental Championship on Sept. 23-29 in Langley, B.C., Canada.

Among the players competing in Saturday’s scrimmage will be 2008 Olympic gold medalists Rich Lambourne, David Lee, Reid Priddy and Sean Rooney. Priddy is a three-time Olympian while Lambourne, Lee and Rooney have played twice at the Games. Players and staff will be available for autographs and photos after the match.

Also on the roster are 2012 Olympians Matt Anderson, Russell Holmes, Paul Lotman and David Smith.

The U.S. Men, ranked No. 5 in the world, will be looking to win their eighth NORCECA Continental Championship in September. The NORCECA winner will qualify for the FIVB Grand Champions Cup on Nov. 19-24 in Japan.

Scrimmage Roster

Setters
Kyle Caldwell
Micah Christenson
Kawika Shoji

Liberos
Michael Brinkley
Rich Lambourne
Erik Shoji

Middle Blockers
Russell Holmes
Max Holt
David Lee
David Smith
Futi Tavana

Outside Hitters
Matt Anderson
Tony Ciarelli
Paul Lotman
Jeff Menzel
Reid Priddy
Sean Rooney

Opposites
Carson Clark
Murphy Troy

A Libero in Brazil

U.S. libero Dustin Watten has already begun playing winter volleyball in Brazil’s pro league for ModaMaringa.

Watten is sharing his experiences on his blog at http://dustinwatten.weebly.com.

He also held an “Ask Me Anything” session on reddit. You can view the conversation at reddit.com/r/volleyball/comments/1lj5ol/i_play_professionally_indoor_in_the_brazil_super/.


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