Top Boys Youth Athletes, Coaches to Join Forces

By B.J. Hoeptner Evans | Dec. 24, 2019, 12:49 p.m. (ET)

Boys High Performance

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 17, 2019) – More than 60 boys volleyball players under 19 will gather on Dec. 26-30 at Epic Volleyball Club in Poway, Calif., for the 2019 Boys Youth Holiday Training Program.

The Boys Youth Holiday Training Program was open to selected athletes born in 2003 or 2004. Athletes were invited based on their high performance evaluation in 2019.

Long Beach State Associate Head Coach Nick MacRae will serve as head coach of the training program and will be the head coach of the 2019 U.S. Boys Youth National Team. Among the coaches who will assist McRae are 2008 Olympic gold medalists Riley Salmon and Sean Rooney.

2019 Coaches
Nick MacRae – Long Beach State, head coach
Ben Duckworth – Lindenwood, assistant coach
Riley Salmon – Jamestown, assistant coach
Spencer McLachlin – UCLA, assistant coach
T.J. Read – UCF, assistant coach
Jaylen Reyes – Nebraska, assistant coach
Sean Rooney – Balboa Bay Volleyball Club, assistant coach
Pat Shawaryn – Princeton, assistant coach
Ken Shibuya – Stanford, assistant coach
Keith Smith – Grand Canyon, assistant coach

2019 Athletes

FIRST LAST (POSITION, GRAD YEAR, REGION)
Cruse Aea (Libero,, 2021,, Aloha Region)
Zachary Berty (Outside  Hitter, 2022, Southern California Region)
Owen Birg (Opposite, 2021, Southern California Region)
Ben Blakely (Opposite, 2021, Northern California Region)
Aidan Bolen (Middle Blocker, 2021, Lone Star Region)
Phillip Bone (Outside  Hitter, 2022, Gateway Region)
Jacob Ceci (Outside  Hitter, 2022, Southern California Region)
Christopher Connelly (Libero, 2022, Florida Region)
Matthew Cosgrove (Outside  Hitter, 2021, Gateway Region)
Andrew Deardorff (Outside  Hitter, 2021, Great Lakes Region)
Gabriel Dyer (Setter, 2021, Southern California Region)
Joshua Ewert (Outside  Hitter, 2022, Northern California Region)
William Fan (Outside  Hitter, 2021, Northern California Region)
Jim Garrison (Middle Blocker, 2021, Southern California Region)
Jonah Gilbert (Opposite, 2021, Ohio Valley Region)
Keith Glab, Jr. (Outside Hitter, 2021, Great Lakes Region)
Jakob Gliniak (Middle Blocker, 2021, Evergreen Region)
Ethan Gordon (Libero, 2021, Southern California Region)
Chase Harvey (Middle Blocker, 2021, Southern California Region)
Callahan Hefner (Outside  Hitter, 2022, Lone Star Region)
Jack Hershman (Outside  Hitter, 2021, Florida Region)
Dane Hillis (Outside  Hitter, 2021, Southern California Region)
Alexander Holloway (Libero, 2021, Lone Star Region)
Daniel Hurley (Middle Blocker, 2022, Old Dominion Region)
Rodney Jones (Middle Blocker, 2022)
Isaiah Kalima-Izumi (Libero, 2021, Aloha Region)
Noah Keelin (Outside  Hitter, 2021, Southern California Region)
Austin Kinnear (Opposite, 2021, Northern California Region)
Dillon Klein (Outside  Hitter, 2022, Southern California Region)
Christopher Knowles (Opposite, 2021, Southern California Region)
Elias Laurent (Opposite, 2022, Heart Of America Region)
Elijah Lazor (Middle Blocker, 2022, Keystone Region)
Matthew Lim (Outside  Hitter, 2021, Southern California Region)
Lucas Little (Middle Blocker, 2021, Ohio Valley Region)
Robin Liu (Setter, 2021, Northern California Region)
Thomas Lohman (Setter, 2021, Great Lakes Region)
Owen Loncar (Outside  Hitter, 2022, Southern California Region)
Payne Lounsbery (Setter, 2021, Southern California Region)
Jordan Lucas (Outside  Hitter, 2022, Southern California Region)
Matthew Luoma (Outside  Hitter, 2022)
Cade Martin (Setter, 2021, Southern California Region)
Luke Mcfall (Middle Blocker, 2021, Northern California Region)
Ryan Merk (Libero, 2021, Great Lakes Region)
Tyler Morgan (Setter, 2021, Iowa Region)
Trenton Moser (Outside  Hitter, 2022, Arizona Region)
Robert Nardoni (Libero, 2022, Southern California Region)
Craig Ortwerth (Libero, 2022, Gateway Region)
Mack Pardun (Opposite, 2022, Southern California Region)
Nico Paula (Outside  Hitter, 2022, Florida Region)
Ryan Peluso (Opposite, 2022, Florida Region)
Trevor Powell (Setter, 2022)
Joshua Schellinger (Opposite, 2021, Great Lakes Region)
Theo Snoey (Outside Hitter, 2022, Northern California Region)
Ryan Sprague (Setter, 2022, Southern California Region)
Austin Stuard (Libero, 2022, Southern California Region)
Brennan Taylor (Middle Blocker, 2021, Northern California Region)
Ethan Weislo (Setter, 2021, Western Empire Region)
Noah Weislo (Outside Hitter, 2021, Western Empire Region)
Shane Wetzel (Opposite, 2022, Florida Region)
William Wieberg (Outside Hitter, 2021, Western Empire Region)
Ryan Williams (Middle Blocker, 2022, Southern California Region)
Paul Wyszynski (Libero, 2022, Great Lakes Region)
Justin Yates (Setter, 2021, Southern California Region)
Nathan Zini (Opposite, 2021, Ohio Valley Region)