U.S. Boys Youth National Team

2019 U.S. Boys Youth National Team

  • Name (Pos., Height, Hometown, Region, College commit)
  • 1 Kevin Kauling (S, 6-8, Naperville, Ill., Great Lakes, committed to Lewis)
  • 3 Mason Briggs (L, 5-11, Valencia, Calif., So Cal, signed with Long Beach State)
  • 4 Joe Karlous (S, 6-0, Costa Mesa, Calif., So Cal, signed with Pepperdine)
  • 9 Clarke Godbold (Opp, 6-5, San Pedro, Calif., So Cal, committed to Long Beach State)
  • 10 James Hartley (OH, 6-6, Waxhaw, N.C., Carolina, signed with Princeton)
  • 11 Rico Wardlow (MB, 6-5, Bolingbrook, Ill., Great Lakes, signed with Purdue University Fort Wayne)
  • 12 Alex Knight (OH, 6-6, Culver City, Calif., So Cal, signed with UCLA)
  • 13 Ethan Hill (MB, 6-7, San Clemente, Calif., So Cal, signed with UCLA)
  • 14 Francesco Sani (OH, 6-8, Bethesda, Md., Old Dominion, committed to UC Irvine)
  • 15 Joe Deluzio (OH, 6-6, Windermere, Fla., Florida, committed to Pepperdine)
  • 16 Klistan Lawrence (OH, 6-7, Ocala, Fla., Florida, Uncommitted)
  • 17 Gavin Julien (MB, 6-8, Whitefish Bay, Wis., Badger, signed with BYU)

  • Head Coach: David Hunt (Pepperdine men’s volleyball head coach)
  • Assistant Coach: Nick MacRae (Long Beach State men’s assistant coach)
  • Assistant Coach: Colin McMillan (Penn State men’s associate head coach)
  • Assistant Coach: Kevin Burch (Ohio State men’s head coach)
  • Technical Coordinator: Mitch Lush (Ohio State men’s director of operations)

Schedule/Results

2019 FIVB U19 World Championship
August 21-30
Tunis, Tunisia

8/21: USA def. Dominican Republic, 3-0 (25-18, 31-29, 25-17)
8/22: Korea def. USA, 3-1 (25-27, 25-17, 25-20, 25-22
8/23: USA def. Nigeria, 3-0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-20
8/25: Russia def. USA, 3-0 (25-12, 25-19, 25-12)
8/27: Argentina def. USA, 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-14
8/28: Brazil def. USA, 3-2 (24-26, 25-23, 21-25, 25-17, 15-10
8/29: Germany def. USA, 3-1 (25-19, 19-25, 25-19, 25-14)
8/30: USA def. Chinese Taipei, 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-15)

Program Information

Visit our Training Programs page for more information on how the Boys Youth Team is selected.

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Previous Results

FIVB U19 World Championship

2019: 15th
2017: 15th
2015: 7th
2013: 16th
2011: 11th
2009: 10th
2007: 15th
1995: 7th

Did not compete 1989-93 and 1997-2005

NORCECA Youth Continental Championship

2018: Silver
2016: Silver
2014: Gold
2012: Bronze
2010: Silver
2008: Gold
2006: Silver
2004: Did not medal
2002: Silver
2000: Bronze
1998: 4th

Other Results

Pan American Cup
2011: Bronze

National Teams Challenge Cup
2003: Gold
1999: Gold