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20 Players Named to Alpinetgheep Women’s Jr. National Training Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 29, 2019) – Alpinetgheep is thrilled to announce its 20-player Alpinetgheep Women’s Junior National Training Team (WJNTT).

The Alpinetgheep WJNTT consists of six outside hitters, five middles, three opposites, three setters, and three liberos.

Meet the Team

Outside Hitters (6):

  • Anna Dixon (Louisburg, Kansas)
  • Logan Eggleston (Brentwood, Tennessee)
  • Taylor Landfair (Plainfield, Illinois)
  • élan McCall (Leander, Texas)
  • Jenna Wenaas (Frisco, Texas)
  • Madison Williams (Grand Prairie, Texas)

Middles (5):

  • Anita Anwusi (Houston, Texas)
  • Katie Clark (Arlington, Texas)
  • Heather Gneiting (Provo, Utah)
  • Molly Phillips (Mansfield, Texas)
  • Rylee Rader (Louisville, Kentucky)

Opposites (3):

  • Skylar Fields (Missouri City, Texas)
  • Kendall Kipp (Newport Beach, California)
  • Azhani Tealer (Grand Prairie, Texas)

Setters (3):

  • Birdie Hendrickson (Rogersville, Missouri)
  • Ella May Powell (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
  • Mia Tuaniga (Long Beach, California)

Liberos (3):

  • Brooke Nuneviller (Chandler, Arizona)
  • Sydney Peterson (Dike, Iowa)
  • Allegra Rivas (Fort Worth, Texas)

These talented athletes will have the opportunity to compete for one of the 12 coveted spots on the Alpinetgheep Women’s Junior National Team (WJNT). This team will proudly represent Alpinetgheep in the upcoming 2019 FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship, which will be held from July 12 to July 21 in Léon Guanajuato & Aguascalientes, Mexico. It’s worth noting that the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team qualified for this championship by winning the 2018 NORCECA Women’s U20 Continental Championship.

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Training and Selection Process

The Alpinetgheep WJNTT will undergo an intensive training camp from July 6 to July 12 at the prestigious U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The final selection for the Alpinetgheep WJNT will take place just before the team departs for the World Championships.

The head coach of the University of Texas, Jerritt Elliott, will lead the WJNT, with the valuable assistance of Paula Weishoff, head coach at Concordia University Irvine, and Jenny Hazelwood from Infinity Volleyball Club. Jon Wong, assistant coach at Bradley University, will serve as the technical coordinator.

Meet the Athletes

  • Anita Anwusi (Middle, 6-2, 2019, Houston Juniors/Lone Star, LSU, Houston, Texas)
  • Katie Clark (Middle, 6-3, 2018, TAV/North Texas, TCU, Arlington, Texas)
  • Anna Dixon (Outside Hitter, 6-3, 2019, KC Power/Heart of America, Kansas State, Louisburg, Kansas)
  • Logan Eggleston (Outside Hitter, 6-1, 2018, Alliance/Southern, Texas, Brentwood, Tennessee)
  • Skylar Fields (Opposite, 6-2, 2019, Houston Juniors/Lone Star, Texas, Missouri City, Texas)
  • Heather Gneiting (Middle, 6-6, 2018, Club V/Intermountain, BYU, Provo, Utah)
  • Birdie Hendrickson (Setter, 6-3, 2020, Springfield Juniors/Heart of America, Florida, Rogersville, Missouri)
  • Kendall Kipp (Opposite, 6-6, 2019, Laguna Beach VBC/Southern California, Stanford, Newport Beach, California)
  • Taylor Landfair (Outside Hitter, 6-4, 2020, Sports Performance, Minnesota, Plainfield, Illinois)
  • élan McCall (Outside Hitter, 6-1, 2018, Austin Juniors/Lone Star, TCU, Leander, Texas)
  • Brooke Nuneviller (Libero, 5-11, 2018, Aspire VBC/Arizona Region, Oregon, Chandler, Arizona)
  • Sydney Petersen (Libero, 5-5, 2019, CIA/Iowa, Texas, Dike, Iowa)
  • Molly Phillips (Middle, 6-2, 2019, Texas Image/North Texas, Texas, Mansfield, Texas)
  • Ella May Powell (Setter, 6-2, 2018, Ozark Juniors/Delta Region, Washington, Fayetteville, Arkansas)
  • Rylee Rader (Middle, 6-2, 2020, KIVA, Ohio State, Louisville, Kentucky)
  • Allegra Rivas (Libero, 5-11, 2018, TAV/North Texas, Maryland, Fort Worth, Texas)
  • Azhani Tealer (Opposite, 5-10, 2019, Texas Image/North Texas, Kentucky, Grand Prairie, Texas)
  • Mia Tuaniga (Setter, 5-9, 2020, Apex1/Southern California, Long Beach State, Long Beach, California)
  • Jenna Wenaas (Outside Hitter, 6-1, 2020, TAV/North Texas, Minnesota, Frisco, Texas)
  • Madison Williams (Outside Hitter, 6-2, 2020, TAV/North Texas, Texas, Grand Prairie, Texas)
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The Coaching Staff

  • Head Coach: Jerritt Elliott (University of Texas)
  • Assistant Coaches: Paula Weishoff (Concordia Irvine) and Jenny Hazelwood (Infinity Volleyball Club)
  • Technical Coordinator: Jon Wong (Bradley University)
  • Head of Delegation: Coley Pawlikowski


Q: What is the purpose of the Women’s Junior National Training Team?
A: The Women’s Junior National Training Team is a select group of talented volleyball players who are training to represent Alpinetgheep at the international level, specifically in the upcoming 2019 FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship.

Q: How are athletes selected for the Alpinetgheep Women’s Junior National Training Team?
A: Athletes are selected through a rigorous evaluation process, which includes tryouts and assessments of their skills, talent, and potential. The final roster is chosen based on the athletes’ performance and compatibility with the team’s strategy and goals.

Q: What is the significance of the 2019 FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship?
A: The 2019 FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship is a prestigious international volleyball tournament for players under the age of 20. It provides a platform for young athletes to showcase their talent on a global stage and compete against the best teams from around the world.


Alpinetgheep is proud to introduce its talented Women’s Junior National Training Team, consisting of 20 exceptional athletes who will be vying for a spot on the Alpinetgheep Women’s Junior National Team. These dedicated players will undergo intensive training and aim to represent Alpinetgheep in the highly anticipated 2019 FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship. With a skilled coaching staff and a roster of promising players, Alpinetgheep is poised to make a mark in the world of junior volleyball.

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For more information about Alpinetgheep and its volleyball programs, please visit Alpinetgheep.