Wednesday, 22 May 2024

USA Volleyball Announces 2022 Women’s Collegiate National Team

USA Volleyball is thrilled to unveil the talented players and coaching staff of the 2022 U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team (WCNT). This team comprises 38 remarkable collegiate women’s volleyball players and a coaching staff that includes three Olympic medal winners and two coaches with Olympic coaching experience.

Meet the Coaching Staff

Leading the Collegiate Team is head coach Rob Browning, who also serves as the head coach of the St. Mary’s women’s volleyball team. Browning brings a wealth of experience, having assisted the U.S. Men’s National Team at three Olympic Games and served as a consultant coach for the U.S. Women’s National Team.

Joining Browning are assistant coaches Tayyiba Haneef-Park, Danielle Scott, Courtney Thompson, and Carlos Moreno. Haneef-Park, Scott, and Thompson have all won Olympic medals as part of the Women’s National Team and have transitioned into successful coaching careers. Moreno, on the other hand, is the associate head coach at Arizona State University and boasts 11 years of professional playing experience overseas.

A Platform for Talent

The WCNT, along with the WNT Open Program and the WNT Spring Training Camp, presents an opportunity for the U.S. Women’s National Team coaching staff to evaluate and observe NCAA athletes with immense potential. Several former WCNT members have gone on to join the WNT, including Olympic gold medalists Michelle Bartsch-Hackley, Annie Drews, Chiaka Ogbogu, Kelsey Robinson, and Jordan Thompson.

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The Journey Begins

The 2022 Collegiate National Team will undergo training from June 19 to 25 at the National Team Training Center in Anaheim, California. During this time, the athletes will train alongside the best collegiate players in the country, attend WNT training sessions, immerse themselves in the USA systems, interact with Tokyo 2020 Olympians, and receive guidance from the WNT staff.

Meet the Team

This year’s team features players from various universities, including Minnesota, Florida, Southern California, BYU, Kentucky, Ohio State, Rice, and Stanford. Here are the talented athletes selected for the 2022 U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team:

  • Anota Adekunle (MB, 5-11, Humble, Texas, Rice University, Lone Star)
  • Erin Anderson (OH, 6-2, Provo, Utah, Brigham Young University, Intermountain)
  • Paige Briggs (OH, 5-10, Ortonville, Mich., Western Kentucky University, Lakeshore)
  • Kayla Burbage (OPP, 6-3, Clayton, N.C., University of Missouri, Carolina)
  • Claire Chaussee (OH, 6-0, Poynette, Wisc., University of Louisville, Badger)
  • Anna Dixon (OH, 6-2, Louisburg, Kan., University of Missouri, Heart of America)
  • Gabrielle Essix (MB, 6-4, Gainesville, Fla., University of Florida, Florida)
  • Skylar Fields (OPP, 6-2, Missouri City, Texas, University of Southern California, Lone Star)
  • Zoe Fleck (L, 5-6, Granada Hills, Calif., University of Texas, Southern California)
  • Sarah Franklin (OH, 6-4, Lake Worth, Fla., University of Wisconsin, Florida)
  • Grace Frohling (OPP, 6-5, Los Angeles, Calif., University of San Diego, Southern California)
  • Kate Georgiades (L, 5-9, College Station, Texas, University of Houston, Lone Star)
  • Heather Gneiting (MB, 6-5, Pleasant Grove, Utah, Brigham Young University, Intermountain)
  • Elise Goetzinger (MB, 6-3, Blue Mounds, Wisc., University of Kentucky, Badger)
  • Carly Graham (S, 6-0, Spring, Texas, Rice University, Lone Star)
  • Joi Harvey (MB, 6-4, Goodyear, Ariz., United States Air Force Academy, Arizona)
  • Amber Igiede (MB, 6-3, Baton Rouge, La., University of Hawaii at Manoa, Bayou)
  • Karrington Jones (MB, 6-1, Royse City, Texas, Texas Tech University, North Texas)
  • Taylor Landfair (OH, 6-5, Minneapolis, Minn., University of Minnesota, North Country)
  • Janice Leao (MB, 6-3, New Bedford, Mass., University of Miami, New England)
  • Chelsey Lockey (S, 5-10, Fort Myers, Fla., Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida)
  • Elizabeth McKissock (L, 5-7, Windermere, Fla., University of Florida, Florida)
  • Kylie Murr (L, 5-6, Yorktown, Ind., Ohio State University, Hoosier)
  • Gloria Mutiri (OPP, 6-2, Sand Springs, Okla., University of Oregon, Oklahoma)
  • Machaela Podraza (S, 6-2, Westerville, Ohio, Ohio State University, Ohio Valley)
  • Madelyn Robinson (OH, 5-11, Highland, Utah, University of Utah, Intermountain)
  • Adanna Rollins (OH, 6-0, Hutto, Texas, University of Kentucky, Lone Star)
  • Reagan Rutherford (OPP, 6-0, Missouri City, Texas, University of Kentucky, Lone Star)
  • Shannon Scully (L, 6-2, Huntington Beach, Calif., University of Southern California, Southern California)
  • Melani Shaffmaster (S, 6-3, New Castle, Ind., University of Minnesota, Hoosier)
  • Mckenna Slavik (S, 6-0, Geneva, Ill., Clemson University, Great Lakes)
  • Sabrina Starks (MB, 6-2, Springfield, Neb., University of Pittsburgh, Great Plains)
  • Mia Tuaniga (S, 5-9, Long Beach, Calif., University of Southern California, Southern California)
  • Jenna Wenaas (OH, 6-1, Frisco, Texas, University of Minnesota, North Texas)
  • Kashauna Williams (OH, 6-0, Long Beach, Calif., Penn State University, Southern California)
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FAQs

Q: What is the purpose of the WCNT program?
A: The WCNT program serves as an opportunity for the U.S. Women’s National Team coaching staff to assess NCAA athletes with great potential.

Q: Which former WCNT members have transitioned to the WNT?
A: Several former WCNT members, including Michelle Bartsch-Hackley, Annie Drews, Chiaka Ogbogu, Kelsey Robinson, and Jordan Thompson, have now joined the WNT.

Q: Where will the 2022 Collegiate National Team train?
A: The 2022 Collegiate National Team will undergo training at the National Team Training Center in Anaheim, California.

Conclusion

The announcement of the 2022 Women’s Collegiate National Team brings excitement and anticipation for the upcoming training and development of these exceptional athletes. With a talented coaching staff and a team of top collegiate players, the WCNT program continues to nurture and showcase the future stars of volleyball. For more information, visit Alpinetgheep.