Elite Female Beach Players at Holiday Camp

Dec. 20, 2012, 4:30 p.m. (ET)

B.J. Hoeptner Evans
Manager, Communications
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E-Mail: bj.evans@usav.org
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 20, 2012) – Thirty-four elite female beach volleyball players in the under-21 and under-26 age groups are at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., this week for the USA Volleyball Beach Women's Holiday High Performance Camp.

Those attending the camp on Dec. 20-23 are training to make teams that will travel to the 2013 FIVB Junior (U21) World Championships in Umag, Croatia, the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia, and the new FIVB U23 World Championships (date and location to be announced).

“This is a really strong group of athletes, some who are pure beach and some who are totally new to the beach but have strong indoor resumes,” said Ali Wood Lamberson, USAV director of beach programs. “USAV is committed to creating training and competitive opportunities for a broader range of athletes in order to expand our pipeline of elite beach athletes.”

The athletes will also be evaluated for inclusion in the USAV Beach Elite Development program, targeting up-and-coming athletes with Olympic potential.

Jose Loiola, a 2000 Olympian in beach volleyball for Brazil who now coaches in USAV’s Beach High Performance Program, will serve as the head coach of the camp.

"I am thankful that I have the opportunity through USAV Beach programs to take what I have learned and pass it on to the new generation of beach volleyball competitors," Loiola said. “It is an honor to be part of this program because I am certain we are training the future of the sport of beach volleyball and I will be proud to see my athletes’ results."

Athletes interested in participating in USAV Beach High Performance programs should attend a High Performance Tryout. The 2013 tryout schedule is still being finalized and will be posted to the USA Volleyball web site. 

Players attending the 2012 USAV Beach Women’s Holiday High Performance Camp

First Name Last Name City State Current College Discipline
Sophie Asprey Southlake TX Tulane Sand
Michelle Bartsch Maryville IL
Jansen Button Menifee CA Georgia State Sand
Chelsea Cabrajac Downey CA Long Beach State Indoor/Sand
Lane Carico Manhattan Beach CA Georgia State Sand
Samantha Cash San Diego CA Pepperdine Indoor/Sand
Mbebui Chafeh Fontana CA
Kelsi Delgado Carlsbad CA
Dalas Dodd Manhattan Beach CA Saint Mary's Indoor
Heather Dunn San Diego CA
Lara Dykstra Hermosa Beach CA
Eve Ettinger Santa Barbara CA USC Sand
Paige Hines Encinitas CA USC (committed) Sand
Leah Hinkey Hermosa Beach CA
Sara Hughes Costa Mesa CA USC (committed) Sand
Caitlin Ledoux Phelan CA Long Beach State Indoor/Sand
Mackenzie Moore Arlington TX Tulane Sand
Summer Nash San Diego CA San Diego State Indoor
Jace Pardon Manhattan Beach CA Florida State  Sand
Milani Pickering Mesa AZ Georgia State Sand
Emily Podschweit Colorado Springs CO Florida Int. Sand
Caitlin Racich Santa Barbara CA Pepperdine  Sand
Taylor Racich Santa Barbara CA Pepperdine Indoor/Sand
Kelsey Robinson Bartlett IL
Stevi Robinson Hermosa beach CA USC Sand
Tara Roenicke Alta Loma CA Long Beach State Indoor/Sand
Bria Russ Long Beach CA USC Indoor/Sand
Sydney Seau San Diego CA USC Sand
Emily Stockman Colorado Springs CO
Alexa Stonish Stony Brook NY USC Sand
Alexa Strange San Clemente CA Nebraska Indoor
Kamila Tan San Diego CA UCSD Indoor
Julia Thompson Fox River Grove IL Florida State Sand
Courtney Trevino Austin TX
Loiola Head Coach
Anjinho Bacil Coach
Anna Collier Coach
Patty Dodd Coach
Chris Seiffert Coach
Reiko Takahashi Medical Provider