U.S. Boys Youth National Team

2019 U.S. Boys Youth Training Team


Name (Pos., Height, Hometown, Region, College commit)
Akin Akinwumi (Opp, 6-6, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., So Cal, signed with Pepperdine)
Luke Benson (OH, 6-6, Newbury Park, Calif., So Cal, NA)
Mason Briggs (L, 5-11, Valencia, Calif., So Cal, signed with Long Beach State)
Joe Deluzio (OH, 6-6, Windermere, Fla., Florida, committed to Pepperdine)
Nathaniel Gates (MB, 6-8, La Jolla, Calif., So Cal, signed with Stanford)
Clarke Godbold (Opp, 6-5, San Pedro, Calif., So Cal, committed to Long Beach State)
James Hartley (OH, 6-6, Waxhaw, N.C., Carolina, signed to Princeton)
Ethan Hill (MB, 6-7, San Clemente, Calif., So Cal, signed to UCLA)
Gavin Julien (MB, 6-8, Whitefish Bay, Wis., Badger, NA)
Joe Karlous (S, 6-0, Costa Mesa, Calif., So Cal, signed with Pepperdine)
Kevin Kauling (S, 6-8, Naperville, Ill., Great Lakes, committed to Lewis)
Alex Knight (OH, 6-6, Culver City, Calif., So Cal, signed with UCLA)
Aidan Knipe (S, 6-2, Huntington Beach, Calif., So Cal, signed with Long Beach State)
Klistan Lawrence (OH, 6-7, Ocala, Fla., Florida, Uncommitted)
Gavin Leising (MB, 6-9, Newhall, Calif., So Cal, NA)
Nathan Lietzke (S, 6-4, Austin, Texas, Lone Star, signed with Stanford)
Cole Power (L, 5-10, Huntington Beach, Calif., So Cal, signed to UCLA)
Sebastian Rodriguez (OH, 6-4, Hermosa Beach, Calif., So Cal, Uncommitted)
Francesco Sani (OH, 6-8, Bethesda, Md., Old Dominion, committed to UC Irvine)
Ethan Smith (MB, 6-7, Laguna Niguel, Calif., So Cal, signed with Harvard)
Scott Solan (Opp, 6-8, Las Vegas, Nev., So Cal, committed to Pepperdine)
Akhil Tangutur (OH, 6-4, Pacific Palisades, Calif., So Cal, signed with UC Irvine)
Rico Wardlow (MB, 6-5, Bolingbrook, Ill., Great Lakes, signed with Purdue University Fort Wayne)
Henry Wedbush (S, 6-4, Manhattan Beach, Calif., So Cal, Uncommitted)

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

Training at USAV High Performance Championships
July 13-22
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

2019 FIVB Men's Under-19 World Championship
August 21-30
Tunis, Tunisia

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Program Information

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

Previous Results

FIVB U19 World Championship

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