Wednesday, 29 May 2024

USAV Names Girls Youth National Team Roster

USA Volleyball is pleased to introduce the 12-player U.S. Girls Youth National Team (GYNT) that will proudly represent the United States at the upcoming FIVB Girls’ U18 World Championship in Cairo, Egypt from Sept. 5-14, 2019.

Meet the Team

The GYNT roster consists of five wing spikers (outsides and opposites), three middles, two setters, and two liberos. Each player brings their unique skills and talents to the team.

Outsides/Opposites (5):

  • Allison Jacobs (Stevenson Ranch, California, Legacy)
  • Lindsay Krause (Papillion, Nebraska, Premier Nebraska)
  • Emily Londot (Utica, Ohio, Mintonette Sports)
  • Jess Mruzik (Livonia, Michigan, Legacy)
  • Elena Oglivie (Kapolei, Hawaii, Ku’ikahi)

Middles (3):

  • Carter Booth (Englewood, Colorado, Colorado Juniors)
  • Caroline Crawford (Lansing, Kansas, Mid-America VBC)
  • Devyn Robinson (Ankeny, Iowa, Iowa Powerplex)

Setters (2):

  • Kami Miner (Redondo Beach, California, Mizuno Long Beach)
  • Kennedi Orr (Eagan, Minnesota, Mizuno Northern Lights)

Liberos (2):

  • Lexi Rodriguez (Sterling, Illinois, Sports Performance)
  • Sydney Taylor (Grove City, Ohio, Mintonette Sports)

Out of the twelve players selected for the 2019 GYNT, nine were part of the 2018 U.S. Girls Youth National Team that won gold at the 2018 NORCECA Girls’ U18 Continental Championship, securing their spot for the 2019 FIVB Girls’ U18 World Championship. These players have demonstrated their talent and dedication to the sport.

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The final 12 players were chosen after an intensive training program held from July 17-26 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Head Coach Jim Stone expressed his confidence in the team’s athletic abilities and their potential to succeed in the upcoming competition.

Throughout his decade-long involvement with the U.S. Girls Youth National Team program, Coach Stone has played a pivotal role in their success. Under his leadership, the team won silver medals at the 2013 and 2015 FIVB Girls’ U18 World Championships, making USA Volleyball’s mark in age-group World Championships. Additionally, the team secured gold medals at the 2008, 2010, and 2012 NORCECA Girls’ U18 Continental Championships, along with a silver medal at the 2014 event.

The GYNT coaching staff includes assistant coaches Nicki Holmes and Jennifer Oldenberg, with Mike Gee serving as the technical coordinator. Their combined expertise and guidance will contribute to the team’s preparation and performance.

Stay tuned for updates on the team’s journey and show your support for the U.S. Girls Youth National Team as they represent the nation on the world stage!

FAQs

Q: How were the players selected for the U.S. Girls Youth National Team roster?
A: The players were chosen through the 24-player U.S. Girls Youth National Training Team (GYNTT) program, which took place from July 17-26 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. The players’ skills, performance, and potential were evaluated during this training period.

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Q: Which players from the U.S. Girls Youth National Team were part of the 2018 team?
A: Nine players from the 2019 team were also part of the 2018 U.S. Girls Youth National Team that won gold at the 2018 NORCECA Girls’ U18 Continental Championship. These players have proven their capabilities and were selected based on their previous success and continued growth.

Summary

The U.S. Girls Youth National Team has been announced for the upcoming FIVB Girls’ U18 World Championship in Cairo, Egypt. This talented team, consisting of five wing spikers, three middles, two setters, and two liberos, will represent the United States on the international stage.

Under the guidance of Head Coach Jim Stone, the team is well-prepared and confident in their abilities. Having previously achieved success in age-group World Championships and Continental Championships, they are determined to make their mark once again.

Support the U.S. Girls Youth National Team as they strive for success and demonstrate their dedication to the sport. Stay updated on their progress and show your enthusiasm for the team’s journey.