12-Man Roster for Tulsa Revealed

By BJ Evans | July 11, 2014, 5:59 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 11, 2014) – USA Volleyball has announced the 12 players that will compete for the United States at the 2014 NORCECA Boys’ Under-19 Continental Championship on July 14-19 in Tulsa, Okla.

The 2014 Boys’ Youth National Team will include outside hitters T.J. DeFalco (Huntington Beach, Calif.) Jordan Ewert (Antioch, Calif.), Patrick Gasman (Clovis, Calif.), Dane Leclair (Rochester, N.Y.), Brett Rosenmeier (Virginia Beach, Va.) and Collin Mahan (Victor, N.Y.).

Middle blockers on the team are Bryant Ekstein (Virginia Beach, Va.), Scott Stadick (Watertown, Wis.) and Brandon Oberender (Simi Valley, Calif.). The setters are Micah Ma’a (Kaneohe, Hawaii) and Joshua Tuaniga (Long Beach, Calif.). The libero is Joe Worsley (Moraga, Calif.).

The team’s head coach is Ken Shibuya, an assistant for the Stanford men’s volleyball team. He will be assisted by Kris Berzins, an assistant with the men’s team at Loyola of Chicago, and Brad Keller, an assistant for the UCLA men’s team.

At least the top two finishers at the NORCECA U19 Continental Championship will qualify for the 2015 FIVB Boys’ U19 World Championship.

Roster for the 2014 U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team

No. Name Last Position Height Grad Year Hometown Club Region
1 T.J. DeFalco OH 6-3 2015 Huntington Beach, CA The HBC Southern California
3 Collin Mahan OH 6-3 2015 Victor, NY Pace Bootlegger Western Empire
5 Brett Rosenmeier OH 6-4 2015 Virginia Beach, VA Coastal Old Dominion
6 Patrick Gasman Rightside/Middle 6-10 2015 Clovis, CA Pacific Rim Northern California
7 Dane Leclair Rightside 6-3 2015 Rochester, NY Pace Bootlegger Western Empire
9 Micah Ma'a Setter 6-3 2015 Kaneohe, HI Ka Ulukoa Aloha
10 Joshua Tuaniga Setter 6-2 2015 Long Beach, CA The HBC Southern California
13 Bryant Ekstein Middle 6-5 2015 Virginia Beach, VA Coastal Old Dominion
14 Scott Stadick Middle 6-10 2016 Watertown, WI West Allis Badger
15 Branden Oberender Middle 6-5 2015 Simi Valley, CA Bones Southern California
17 Joseph Worsley Libero 5-10 2015 Moraga, CA Pacific Rim Northern California
19 Jordan Ewert OH 6-3 2015 Antioch, CA Pacific Rim Northern California

Head coach: Ken Shibuya
Assistant coach: Kris Berzins
Assistant coach: Brad Keller
Team manager: Randy Nako
Team doctor: Julie Chuan

Schedule and Results for the 2014 NORCECA Boys’ U19 Continental Championship
(All times CT)
July 14    
Noon Barbados vs. Mexico 
4 p.m. Guatemala vs. Cuba
6 p.m. USA vs. Nicaragua

July 15    
Noon Cuba vs. Barbados
2 p.m. Nicaragua vs. Puerto Rico
4 p.m. Mexico vs. Guatemala

July 16    
Noon Guatemala vs. Barbados
4 p.m. Cuba vs. Mexico
6 p.m. USA vs. Puerto Rico

July 17 Quarterfinals 
2 p.m. 2nd B vs. 3rd A
4 p.m. 2nd A vs. 3rd B

July 18  
2 p.m. Classification match
4 p.m. Semifinal
6 p.m. Semifinal

July 19 Finals
2 p.m. Fifth place
4 p.m. Bronze medal
6 p.m. Gold medal