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Men's Pan Am Games Team to Play Exhibition

Sept. 27, 2011, 2:46 p.m. (ET)

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 27, 2011) – The U.S. Men’s Pan American Games Team will play the Toray Arrows of Japan in an exhibition at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3 at Concordia University in Irvine, Calif.

The U.S. Men’s Pan American Games Team is preparing to compete Oct. 24-29 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Among the players scheduled to participate in the scrimmage is U.S. Men’s National Team member Evan Patak along with many Southern California college men’s volleyball standouts. UC Irvine Men’s Volleyball Head Coach John Speraw will serve as the team’s head coach. Jeff Nygaard of USC and Charlie Sullivan of Springfield College will serve as assistants. Chris Jackson, the U.S. men’s technical coordinator, will serve as head of delegation.

The cost of the scrimmage is $5 at the door.

The U.S. Men’s Pan American Games team will begin competition on Oct. 24 in Group B with Brazil, Canada and Puerto Rico. Group A will include Argentina, Cuba, Mexico and Venezuela.

U.S. Men’s Pan American Games Team
(Twelve players will be selected to travel to Guadalajara)

No Name (Position, Height, Hometown, College)
1 J.D. Schleppenbach (L, 6-4, Ventura, Calif., Pepperdine)
2 Tony Ciarelli (OH, 6-6, Huntington Beach, Calif., University of Southern California)
3 Evan Patak (Opp, 6-8, Pleasanton, Calif., UC Santa Barbara)
4 Carson Clark (Opp, 6-5, Santa Barbara, Calif., UC Irvine)
5 Eric Vance (OH, 6-4, Camarillo, Calif., Cal State Northridge)
6 Nick Vogel (MB, 6-9, El Cajon, Calif., UCLA)
7 Matt West (S, 6-5, Seattle, Wash., Peppderdine)
8 Kyle Caldwell (Opp, 6-9, Newport Beach, Calif., UCLA)
9 Scott Slaughter (MB, 6-7, Newport Beach, Calif., UCSB)
10 Matt Rawson (MB, 6-7, Los Angeles, Calif., Hawaii)
11 Matt Stork (S, 6-5, Topanga, Calif., Cal State Northridge)
12 Kirk Francis (L, 5-11, Torrance, Calif., Long Beach State)
13 James Baughman (Opp, 6-7, Valencia, Calif., Long Beach State)
14 Cody Loe (MB, 6-8, Chatsworth, Calif., Cal State Northridge)
15 Jordan DuFault (OH, 6-4, Lakewood, Calif., UC Irvine)
16 Tri Bourne (OH, 6-5, Honolulu, Hawai'i, USC, Aloha)
17 Scott Kevorken (MB, 6-8, Westlake Village, Calif., UC Irvine)
18 Jeremy Dejno (OH, 6-5, New Berlin, Wis., UC Irvine)
19 Taylor Crabb (OH, 6-1, Honolulu, Hawaii, Long Beach State)

Head Coach: John Speraw (UC Irvine)
Team Manager: Chris Jackson (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Assistant Coach: Jeff Nygaard (USC)
Therapist/Trainer: Charlie Sullivan (Springfield College)
Athletic Trainer: Aimee Miyazawa