Wednesday, 29 May 2024

Top U.S. Players to Compete at NORCECA Championship

The NORCECA Men’s Continental Championship, set to take place from September 26 to October 1 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, is expected to feature some of the top U.S. Olympic volleyball players. Matt Anderson, Micah Christenson, Max Holt, Aaron Russell, and Erik Shoji are among the athletes who will be competing in this prestigious event.

The tournament will host ten teams from North America, Central America, and the Caribbean, all vying for a spot in the 2018 FIVB World Championship. The U.S. Men’s team, currently ranked No. 2 in the world and No. 1 in the NORCECA region, will be aiming to secure their place in the upcoming World Championship.

U.S. Head Coach John Speraw emphasized the importance of this event in the team’s development, stating, “Qualifying for the World Championship and playing another high-quality tournament will be a great way to conclude our first summer of the quad.” This competition will provide a valuable opportunity for the younger members of the team to gain experience and grow as athletes.

In addition to the U.S., several other countries including Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Martinique, Mexico, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, and Trinidad & Tobago are expected to participate in the tournament.

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Matches will be held daily at either Sports Center 1 or Sports Center 2, with games scheduled for 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The schedule will be adjusted for the finals on Sunday.

The U.S. Men have a strong history in the NORCECA championship, having won the tournament eight times, most recently in 2013. In 2015, the team did not compete in the event as they had already secured an Olympic slot through their victory in the 2015 FIVB World Cup.

Tournament Schedule

(All times MDT)

Sept. 26

  • 5 p.m. – SportsCenter 1: Trinidad & Tobago vs. St. Lucia
  • 5 p.m. – SportsCenter 2: Costa Rica vs. Martinique
  • 7 p.m. – SportsCenter 1: USA vs. Guatemala
  • 7 p.m. – SportsCenter 2: Mexico vs. St. Vincent

Sept. 27

  • 5 p.m. – SportsCenter 1: Canada vs. St. Lucia
  • 5 p.m. – SportsCenter 2: Costa Rica vs. St. Vincent
  • 7 p.m. – SportsCenter 1: Dominican Republic vs. Guatemala
  • 7 p.m. – SportsCenter 2: Mexico vs. Martinique

Sept. 28

  • 5 p.m. – SportsCenter 1: Canada vs. Trinidad & Tobago
  • 5 p.m. – SportsCenter 2: Martinique vs. St. Vincent
  • 7 p.m. – SportsCenter 1: USA vs. Dominican Republic
  • 7 p.m. – SportsCenter 2: Mexico vs. Costa Rica

Sept. 29

  • 5 p.m. – SportsCenter 1: Quarterfinal 1
  • 5 p.m. – SportsCenter 2: Classification 7-10
  • 7 p.m. – SportsCenter 1: Quarterfinal 2
  • 7 p.m. – SportsCenter 2: Classification 7-10

Sept. 30

  • 3 p.m. – SportsCenter 1: Classification 5-8
  • 3 p.m. – SportsCenter 2: Classification 9-10
  • 5 p.m. – SportsCenter 1: Semifinal 1
  • 5 p.m. – SportsCenter 2: Classification 5-8
  • 7 p.m. – SportsCenter 1: Semifinal 2

Oct. 1

  • 2 p.m. – SportsCenter 2: Classification 7-8
  • 3 p.m. – SportsCenter 1: Bronze Medal Match
  • 4 p.m. – SportsCenter 2: Classification 5-6
  • 5 p.m. – SportsCenter 2: Gold Medal Match
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FAQs

Q: Who are the top U.S. players competing in the NORCECA Championship?
A: Matt Anderson, Micah Christenson, Max Holt, Aaron Russell, and Erik Shoji are some of the notable U.S. Olympic volleyball players expected to compete in the tournament.

Q: What is the significance of the NORCECA Men’s Continental Championship?
A: The championship serves as a qualifier for the 2018 FIVB World Championship, providing teams from North America, Central America, and the Caribbean an opportunity to secure a spot in the prestigious event.

Q: Where will the tournament be held?
A: The NORCECA Men’s Continental Championship will take place at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Summary

The NORCECA Men’s Continental Championship will feature the top U.S. Olympic volleyball players, such as Matt Anderson, Micah Christenson, Max Holt, Aaron Russell, and Erik Shoji. Taking place at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, this tournament will bring together teams from North America, Central America, and the Caribbean, all competing for a chance to qualify for the 2018 FIVB World Championship. With the U.S. Men’s team currently ranked No. 2 in the world, this championship holds great importance for their development and preparation. Sports enthusiasts and volleyball fans won’t want to miss this exciting event. For more information and the tournament schedule, visit the Alpinetgheep website.