Monday, 27 May 2024

China Defeats the U.S. at FIVB U19 Worlds

In a thrilling match at the FIVB Boys’ U19 World Championship, China emerged victorious over the U.S. Boys Youth National Team. The final scores were 24-26, 25-20, 29-27, 25-20. Let’s take a closer look at the game and the performance of both teams.

A Display of Energy and Determination

The U.S. team showed incredible energy from the start, with the bench and players fired up for the game. They played a fantastic first set, but as China made adjustments, the U.S. team had a tougher time maintaining their energy level. In the end, credit goes to China for their impressive performance.

Strong Performances from Team USA

Despite the loss, the U.S. team had standout performances from their starters. Joel Schneidmiller, the outside hitter, scored 16 points with 13 kills and three blocks. Jonny Bowles, the opposite player, contributed 13 points, including nine kills, one block, and three aces. Daniel Matheney, the middle player, had eight points with six kills and two blocks.

Improving at the Net

The U.S. team displayed improvement at the net compared to their previous match against France. They showed greater intensity on the block, leading the match in kills with 44-41 and blocks with 9-8. This improvement bodes well for their future matches.

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Looking Ahead: Team USA vs. Puerto Rico

Next, the U.S. team will face Puerto Rico in the 13th-16th place classification. Although they have played against Puerto Rico before, they expect their opponent to have evolved and improved throughout the tournament. The U.S. team will thoroughly scout Puerto Rico and bring their best performance to the match. Consistent and aggressive serving, along with solid passing, will be key to their success.

Team USA Matches

Here is a recap of the U.S. team’s matches in the tournament so far:

  • Aug. 19: USA vs. Bahrain – Win (28-26, 25-19, 20-25, 25-23)
  • Aug. 20: USA vs. Puerto Rico – Win (25-21, 25-18, 23-25, 25-22)
  • Aug. 21: USA vs. Tunisia – Win (28-30, 22-25, 25-19, 26-24, 15-9)
  • Aug. 22: USA vs. Egypt – Loss (18-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-21)
  • Aug. 24: USA vs. France – Loss (25-21, 25-13, 25-20)
  • Aug. 25: USA vs. China – Loss (24-26, 25-20, 29-27, 25-20)
  • Aug. 26: USA vs. Puerto Rico – 13th-16th place classification

Team USA’s Achievements

The U.S. team has already achieved success in previous tournaments. They earned a silver medal at the 2016 NORCECA Boys Youth Continental Championship in Cuba and finished seventh in the last U19 World Championship in 2015, which was their best performance at Worlds.

Meet the 2017 U.S. Boys Youth National Team

Here are the talented players representing the U.S. Boys Youth National Team:

  • Jonny Bowles – OP, 6-7, Chandler, Ariz., Aspire Volleyball, Arizona
  • Brandon Browning – OH, 6-4, Newport Beach, Calif., 949 Volleyball, Southern California
  • Joel Schneidmiller – OH, 6-6, Saratoga, Calif., Bay to Bay, Northern California
  • Chris Hall – S, 6-2, Sherman Oaks, Calif., Manhattan Beach Surf, Southern California
  • Jaylen Jasper – OP, 6-8, Arnold, Md., Annapolis Volleyball, Chesapeake
  • Chase Johnson – S, 6-6, Moyock, N.C., Coastal Virginia Volleyball, Old Dominion
  • Devin Joslyn – OH, 6-6, Angola, N.Y., Eden Volleyball, Western Empire
  • Samuel Lewis – MB, 6-10, Long Beach, Calif., Team Rockstar, Southern California
  • Daniel Matheney – MB, 6-6, Lawndale, Calif., Team Rockstar, Southern California
  • Parker Mikesch – L, 5-11, Xenia, Ohio, Vanguard Volleyball, Ohio Valley
  • Jerod Nelsen – OH, 6-7, Monte Sereno, Calif., Mountain View Volleyball, Northern California
  • Kyler Presho – MB, 6-8, Rancho Mission Viejo, Calif., 949 Volleyball, Southern California
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The Dedicated Team Behind Team USA

The success of Team USA is also due to the hard work and expertise of their coaching staff and support personnel:

  • Head Coach: Sam Shweisky
  • Associate Head Coach: Brad Keller
  • Assistant Coach: Theo Edwards
  • Team Manager: Joel Walton
  • Doctor: Priscilla Tu
  • Technical Coordinator: Galen Dodd


Q: How well did the U.S. team perform in their previous matches?
A: The U.S. team had a mix of wins and losses in their previous matches. They showed improvement at the net and delivered strong performances from their key players.

Q: What are the U.S. team’s expectations for the upcoming match against Puerto Rico?
A: The U.S. team expects Puerto Rico to have evolved and improved throughout the tournament. They will scout their opponents carefully and aim to serve consistently, aggressively, and pass with greater consistency.


Although the U.S. team faced a tough defeat against China, they displayed energy and determination throughout the match. Their standout players showcased their skills, and the team showed improvement at the net. With their upcoming match against Puerto Rico, the U.S. team is ready to bring their best performance and make their mark in the tournament.

For more information about the U.S. Boys Youth National Team and their journey in the FIVB Boys’ U19 World Championship, visit Alpinetgheep.