COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 19, 2020) – USA Volleyball is pleased to announce the 16 players who comprise the 2020 U.S. Men’s Collegiate National Team.
The team includes five outside hitters, five middle blockers, two opposites, two setters and two liberos.
Among the players selected, Stanford’s Jaylen Jasper and Kyler Presho and USC's Chris Hall have all played on U.S. youth and junior national teams. Jasper was a 2020 AVCA All-America Honorable Mention.
Tyler Mitchem of Lewis was named to the 2020 AVCA All-America First Team.
Felix Chapman of Grand View was named the NAIA Player of the Year.
Belmont Abbey's Liam Maxwell was named Co-Offensive Player of the Year in the Conference Carolinas.
Carthage College’s Matt Slivinski was named to the AVCA Division III All-America First Team.
The players represent eight USA Volleyball regions: Chesapeake, Florida, Garden Empire, Great Lakes, Lone Star, Northern California, Old Dominion and Southern California.
The selection process was an open video tryout to all collegiate athletes. They shared links to their game film for review and their VolleyMetrics stats from before the NCAA cancelation were also analyzed.
Unfortunately, due to the regional and national responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, the team will not be able to train and compete together this summer. However, USA Volleyball still wanted to acknowledge these talented athletes.
2020 U.S. Men’s Collegiate National Team
Name (Pos., Ht., College, Hometown)
Felix Chapman (OH, 6-8, Grand View, San Jose De Las Lajas, Cuba)
Chase Direito (MB, 6-6, Menlo College, Clovis, Calif.)
Danny Farrell (MB, 6-8, TBD, Westlake Village, Calif.)
Alex Gettinger (OH, 6-4, Pepperdine, Wildwood, Mo.)
Chris Hall (S, 6-2, USC, Sherman Oaks, Calif.)
Chase Howard (L, 6-2, Harvard, Virginia Beach, Va.)
Jaylen Jasper (Opp, 6-7, Stanford, Annapolis, Md.)
Will Kimenhour (MB, 6-6, U. of Charleston, Richmond, Va.)
Andrew Kohut (Opp, 6-6, Belmont Abbey, Naperville, Ill.)
Nathan Lietzke (S, 6-6, Stanford, Austin, Texas,)
Liam Maxwell (OH, 6-5, Belmont Abbey, Manahawkin, N.J.)
Timothy McIntosh (L, 6-0, Sacred Heart, Miami, Fla.)
Tyler Mitchem (MB, 6-11, Lewis, Bolingbrook, Ill.)
Kyler Presho (MB, 6-8, Stanford, San Clemente, Calif.)
Will Rottman (OH, 6-6, Stanford, Santa Barbara, Calif.)
Matt Slivinski (OH, 6-3, Carthage, Willow Springs, Ill.)