Sunday, 14 Jul 2024

Men’s U21 Roster for Worlds Filled with Experience

USA Volleyball is excited to announce the talented roster of 18 athletes selected for the upcoming 2023 FIVB Men’s U21 World Championship. This prestigious event will take place from July 7th to July 16th in Manama, Bahrain.

Training and Preparation

To ensure the team is fully prepared, the group of 18 athletes will undergo intense training from June 25th to June 29th in Anaheim, Calif. Following this, they will travel to Sofia, Bulgaria, to further refine their skills while training with teams from Brazil, Bulgaria, and Iran between June 30th and July 4th. Finally, the team will head to Bahrain to compete in the World Championship.

Experience and Talent

The U21 Men’s Team will benefit from the experience of eleven returning players who won the silver medal at the NORCECA Pan American Cup in Havana, Cuba earlier this month. Among them are skilled setters Gabe Dyer and Tyler Morgan, as well as talented outside hitters Alex Rottman, Kyle Teune, and Trent Moser. The team also includes accomplished middle blockers Nyherowo Omene, Owen Rose, and Micah Wong Diallo, along with powerful opposites George Bruening and Shane Wetzel. Additionally, libero Ryan Merk will provide great defensive skills and support.

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Continued Success

Eight players from the 2022 team, which secured the Men’s U21 Pan American Cup championship and qualified for the 2023 World Championship, will also be part of the roster. Notably, Jacob Reilly, Patrick Rogers, and Theo Snoey, who served as alternates for the 2023 Pan Am Cup Team, will have the opportunity to showcase their abilities. Furthermore, promising outside hitter Dillon Klein, who was unable to train or compete due to the pandemic as a member of the 2020 Boys U19 Team, has joined the U21 group and is eager to make his mark.

Coaching Staff

The team will be led by head coach Andy Read, who has previously guided the Men’s U21 Teams in the 2022-23 season. Assisting him are coaches Rory Prager and Chris Seiffert, who bring a wealth of expertise to the team. Together, they will provide the necessary guidance and support for the athletes to excel.

The Road to Success

With the valuable experience gained in Cuba and the addition of new talented players, the U.S. Men’s U21 Team is poised to excel at the World Championship. These athletes are fully aware of the challenge they will face against the best teams in the world. They have embraced this challenge with open arms and are eager to showcase their athleticism and skill on the world stage.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: When and where will the 2023 FIVB Men’s U21 World Championship take place?
A: The 2023 FIVB Men’s U21 World Championship will be held in Manama, Bahrain from July 7th to July 16th.

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Q: Who will be the head coach of the U.S. Men’s U21 Team?
A: The head coach of the U.S. Men’s U21 Team is Andy Read.

Q: How many players from the previous U21 Men’s Team are included in the current roster?
A: Eleven players from the previous U21 Men’s Team that won silver at the NORCECA Pan American Cup are part of the current roster.


The U.S. Men’s U21 Team is ready to make their mark at the 2023 FIVB Men’s U21 World Championship. With a talented roster and a coaching staff dedicated to their success, these athletes are primed to showcase their skills and compete at the highest level. Stay tuned for updates on their performances and achievements as they take on the best teams from around the world.

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