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U.S. Collegiate National Team-Anaheim Roster Named

By Bill Kauffman (bill.kauffman@usav.org) | March 11, 2020, 12:53 p.m. (ET)

Karrington Jones is one of 28 athletes selected to the U.S. Women's Collegiate National Team - Anaheim Roster
Karrington Jones of Texas Tech is one of 28 players selected to the U.S. Women's Collegiate National Team - Anaheim Roster

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 11, 2020) – USA Volleyball is proud to announce its 28-player U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team – Anaheim roster comprised of current collegiate players.

Setters named to the CNT-Anaheim are Jenna Ewert (University of Colorado, Antioch, California), Hannah Pukis (Washington State University, Tacoma, Washington), Kylie Robinson (University of Oregon, Upland, California) and Mckenna Slavik (Clemson University, St. Charles, Illinois). The liberos are Lauren Barnes (University of Wisconsin, Naperville, Illinois), Joslyn Boyer (University of Iowa, Downers Grove, Illinois), Zoe Fleck (UCLA, Granada Hills, California) and Carey Williams (University of Portland, Kahuku, Hawaii).

The four opposites selected are Grace Cleveland (Purdue University, Bloomington, Illinois), Grace Frohling (University of San Diego, Los Angeles, California), Sterling Parker (University of Colorado, Martinez, California) and Azhani Tealer (University of Kentucky, Grand Prairie, Texas).

Middles selected to the elite CNT-Anaheim squad are Anota Adekunle (Rice University, Humble, Texas), Melody Davidson (Butler University, Anderson, Indiana), Phoebe Grace (University of Utah, Laie, Hawaii), Jael Johnson (Purdue University, Mooresville, Indiana), Karrington Jones (Texas Tech, Little Elms, Texas), Lauren Matthews (Western Kentucky University, Indianapolis, Indiana), Tristin Savage (UCLA, Dallas, Oregon) and Mallory Talbert (Texas A&M, Montgomery, Texas).

The outside hitters named to the roster are Paige Briggs (Western Kentucky University, Ortonville, Michigan), Brynn Carlson (Kansas State University, Woodbury, Minnesota), Mia Grunze (Ohio State University, Waterford, Wisconsin), Paige Hammons (University of Florida, Louisville, Kentucky), Claire Hoffman (University of Washington, Pleasant Hill, Oregon), Elizabeth Juhnke (University of South Dakota, Lakeville, Minnesota), Kayla Lund (University of Pittsburgh, Pasadena, California) and Julia Sangiacomo (Santa Clara University, Sonoma, California).

The CNT Anaheim roster will train June 21-27 in Anaheim at the American Sports Centers where they will compete side-by-side with the U.S. Women’s National Team as it makes final preparations for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Barnes was part of the CNT-World University Games roster in 2019. Carlson and Lund are also repeat selections to the CNT program as they participated in last year’s CNT-Anaheim training group.

Earlier this month USA Volleyball named the 28-player CNT-Gold roster, which will train July 5-12 in Anaheim. In total, 56 CNT athletes were selected through the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryouts held Feb. 21-23 at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Notes

  • Three players played junior club volleyball for Absolute Volleyball Club – Jenna Ewert and Sterling Parker of University Colorado and Julia Sangiacomo of Santa Clara University
  • Two of the four liberos on the CNT-Anaheim roster both played for 1st Alliance in the Chicago suburbs
  • Tristin Savage of UCLA is the tallest player at 6-7
  • Seven of the 28 players hail from California

U.S. Collegiate National Team – Anaheim Roster
Name (Position, School, Height, College Eligibility Remaining, Hometown, Youth Club)
Anota Adekunle (M, Rice University, 5-11, 2, Humble, Texas, Willowbrook)
Lauren Barnes (L, University of Wisconsin, 5-6, 1, Naperville, Illinois, 1st Alliance)
Joslyn Boyer (L, University of Iowa, 5-6, 3, Downers Grove, Illinois, 1st Alliance)
Paige Briggs (OH, Western Kentucky University, 5-10, 3, Ortonville, Michigan, Legacy VBC)
Brynn Carlson (OH, Kansas State University, 6-4, 2, Woodbury, Minnesota, Northern Lights)
Grace Cleveland (OPP, Purdue University, 6-3, 2, Bloomington, Illinois, Eastside VBC)
Melody Davidson (M, Butler University, 6-2, 2, Anderson, Indiana, Munciana VBC)
Jenna Ewert (S, University of Colorado, 5-10, 2, Antioch, California, Absolute Volleyball Club)
Zoe Fleck (L, UCLA, 5-6, 2, Granada Hills, California, Sunshine)
Grace Frohling (OPP, University of San Diego, 6-5, 3, Los Angeles, California, Sunshine)
Phoebe Grace (M, University of Utah, 6-2, 2, Laie, Hawaii, Ka Ulukoa)
Mia Grunze (OH, Ohio State, 6-3, 2, Waterford, Wisconsin, Milwaukee Sting)
Paige Hammons (OH, University of Florida, 6-1, 1, Louisville, Kentucky, adidas KIVA)
Claire Hoffman (OH, University of Washington, 6-2, 2, Pleasant Hill, Oregon, Webfoot Juniors)
Jael Johnson (M, Purdue University, 6-2, 2, Mooresville, Indiana, Circle City)
Karrington Jones (M, Texas Tech University, 6-0, 2, Little Elm, Texas, Dallas Skyline)
Elizabeth Juhnke (OH, University of South Dakota, 6-0, 3, Lakeville, Minnesota, M1)
Kayla Lund (OH, University of Pittsburgh, 6-0, 1, Pasadena, California, SG Elite Roshambo)
Lauren Matthews (M, Western Kentucky University, 6-0, 2, Indianapolis, Indiana, Asics Team Indiana Elite)
Sterling Parker (OPP, University of Colorado, 6-2, 3, Martinez, California, Absolute Volleyball Club)
Hannah Pukis (S, Washington State University, 5-11, 3, Tacoma, Washington, Kent Juniors)
Kylie Robinson (S, University of Oregon, 5-10, 3, Upland, California, San Gabriel Elite)
Julia Sangiacomo (OH, Santa Clara University, 6-5, 3, Sonoma, California, Absolute Volleyball Club)
Tristin Savage (M, UCLA, 6-7, 3, Dallas, Oregon, DSK)
Mckenna Slavik (S, Clemson University, 6-1, 3, St. Charles, Illinois, Sports Performance)
Mallory Talbert (M, Texas A&M, 6-3, 2, Montgomery, Texas, Willowbrook)
Azhani Tealer (OPP, University of Kentucky, 5-10, 3, Grand Prairie, Texas, Texas Image)
Carey Williams (L, University of Portland, 5-7, 1, Kahuku, Hawaii, Kaulukoa)