Sunday, 14 Jul 2024

Beach U19 National Team Selected

USA Volleyball is thrilled to announce the Beach U19 National Team, which was determined at the U19 FIVB World Championship Trials held from June 22-24 in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Adam Hartmann and Dylan Zacca emerged as the champions in the boys division, securing their spot at the U19 Beach World Championship taking place this September. In a thrilling three-set match (21-10, 19-21, 15-9), the Floridians defeated Caleb Kwekel and Gage Basey, who had previously been undefeated in the tournament, to claim the gold, while Kwekel and Basey settled for silver.

Dylan Foreman and Thomas Hurst teamed up to win the bronze medal, defeating Benjamin Hutka and Jacob Reilly in straight sets.

On the girls’ side, Xolani Hodel and Kate Reilly prevailed in a closely contested finale, winning 2-0 (23-21, 21-19) against Delaynie Maple and Megan Kraft. Hodel, hailing from Huntington Beach, and Reilly, from Manhattan Beach, secured their spot in the U19 Beach World Championship. Maple and Kraft, both from San Diego, earned a silver medal.

Chloe Hooker from San Diego and Isabella Martinez from Winnetka, Calif., joined forces to claim the bronze medal.

Currently, the United States has secured one boys’ berth and one girls’ berth to the U19 Beach World Championship, held in Roi Et, Thailand from September 15-19. In the event that the United States earns a second berth in either gender, the silver medalist team will be awarded that spot, while the bronze medalist teams will serve as alternates.

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These six pairs of the Beach U19 National Team will participate in a training camp in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from July 29-31, alongside the Beach High Performance Championship.

Boys

  • Gage Basey (Lyons, Colorado; Rocky Mountain Region)
  • Dylan Foreman (Santa Barbara, California; Southern California Region)
  • Adam Hartmann (Cooper City, Florida; Florida Region)
  • Thomas Hurst (Plano, Texas; North Texas Region; iUniversity Prep)
  • Caleb Kwekel (Sarasota, Florida; Florida Region; North Greenville University)
  • Dylan Zacca (Pembroke Pines, Florida; Florida Region)

Girls

  • Xolani Hodel (Huntington Beach, California; Southern California Region; Stanford)
  • Chloe Hooker (San Diego, California; Southern California Region; Francis Parker School)
  • Megan Kraft (San Diego, California; Southern California Region; USC)
  • Delaynie Maple (San Diego, California; Southern California Region; USC)
  • Isabella Martinez (Winnetka, California; Southern California Region; Chaminade HS)
  • Kate Reilly (Manhattan Beach, California; Southern California Region; Stanford)

FAQs

Q: How was the Beach U19 National Team selected?
A: The Beach U19 National Team was decided at the U19 FIVB World Championship Trials held in Huntington Beach, Calif. The tournament took place from June 22-24 and featured intense competition among talented young athletes.

Q: What is the U19 Beach World Championship?
A: The U19 Beach World Championship is a prestigious international tournament that showcases the best young beach volleyball talent from around the world. It will be held in Roi Et, Thailand from September 15-19, 2021.

Q: Who are the top contenders from the United States?
A: Adam Hartmann and Dylan Zacca emerged as the champions in the boys division, while Xolani Hodel and Kate Reilly triumphed in the girls division. These talented athletes will represent the United States in the U19 Beach World Championship.

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Summary

USA Volleyball proudly announces the Beach U19 National Team, consisting of talented young athletes selected at the U19 FIVB World Championship Trials in Huntington Beach. Adam Hartmann and Dylan Zacca secured the boys’ division title, while Xolani Hodel and Kate Reilly emerged victorious in the girls’ division. These exceptional athletes will represent the United States in the upcoming U19 Beach World Championship held in Thailand. The team’s training camp in Fort Lauderdale will further develop their skills and prepare them for the challenges ahead. Stay tuned for an exciting display of beach volleyball excellence from these rising stars.

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