U.S. Women to Host Japan in Spring Training Camp

By Bill Kauffman (bill.kauffman@usav.org) | Feb. 14, 2020, 12:52 p.m. (ET)

Brionne Butler, attacking during the 2019 Pan American Cup, will be part of the U.S. Women's National Team Spring Training Camp
Brionne Butler, attacking during the 2019 Pan American Cup, will be part of the U.S. Women's National Team Spring Training Camp being held March 14-21 in Anaheim

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 14, 2020) – The U.S. Women’s National Team will host Japan in a joint training session from March 14-21 at the American Sports Centers in Anaheim, California.

As part of the training week, the two countries will engage in an exhibition match on March 20 at Santiago Canyon College in Orange, California. Admission is $10 for general admission, while youth 10-and-under, seniors 60-and-over and military with identification can purchase tickets for $7. Youth 3-and-under will be admitted free. Tickets will go on sale at the door 90 minutes prior to the 7 p.m. PT first serve.

While rosters for both USA and Japan have not been confirmed, the American roster will be composed mostly of college student-athletes who will be joining Spring Training Camp in Anaheim. Several U.S. Women’s National Team members will also be in training at that time in Anaheim, including Olympians Jordan Larson, Foluke Akinradewo and Rachael Adams, along with Tori Dixon, Annie Drews and Hannah Tapp.

College players invited to the Spring Training Camp are liberos Morgan Hentz (Stanford) and Hana Lishman (Pepperdine); middles Brionne Butler (Texas), Danielle Hart (Wisconsin) and Kaitlyn Hord (Penn State); outside hitters Kara Bajema (Washington), Dani Drews (Utah), Logan Eggleston (Texas), Mac May (UCLA), opposites Skylar Fields (Texas), Kenzie Koerber (Utah) and Stephanie Samedy (Minnesota); and setters Sydney Hilley (Wisconsin), Erin Olson (UCF) and Ella May Powell (Washington).

Additional college players may be invited to attend the Spring Training Camp following the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryouts, which are being held Feb. 21-23 in Colorado Springs. For the WNT Open Tryout page, click here.

Japan, which will provide its Anaheim training roster later this month, is hosting the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo with indoor volleyball taking place July 25-Aug. 9 for both genders.

U.S. Women’s National Team Spring Training Camp
Athlete (Position, College, Years of Collegiate Eligibility Remaining, Height, Hometown)
Kara Bajema (OH, University of Washington, 0, 6-2, Lynden, Washington)
Brionne Butler (M, University of Texas, 2, 6-4, Kendleton, Texas)
Dani Drews (OH, University of Utah, 1, 6-0, Sandy, Utah)
Logan Eggleston (OH, University of Texas, 2, 6-2, Brentwood, Tennessee)
Skylar Fields (OPP, University of Texas, 3, 6-2, Missouri City, Texas)
Danielle Hart (M, University of Wisconsin, 2, 6-4, Virginia Beach, Virginia)
Morgan Hentz (L, Stanford University, 0, 5-9, Lakeside Park, Kentucky)
Sydney Hilley (S, University of Wisconsin, 1, 6-0, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota)
Kaitlyn Hord (M, Penn State University, 2, 6-4, Lexington, Kentucky)
Kenzie Koerber (OPP, University of Utah, 1, 6-3, Chino Hills, California)
Hana Lishman (L, Pepperdine University, 0, 5-8, Kailua, Hawaii)
Mac May (OH, UCLA, 1, 6-3, Dubuque, Iowa)
Erin Olson (S, UCF, 0, 5-9, Cary, Illinois)
Ella May Powell (S, University of Washington, 2, 6-0, Fayetteville, Arkansas)
Stephanie Samedy (OPP, University of Minnesota, 1, 6-2, Clermont, Florida)