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USAV Names Junior National Training Team

See the 16-member training team that is fighting for the final roster spots for the FIVB Women’s U20 World Championships this summer.

Gabby Curry, shown at the Under Armour All-American game, is part of the Junior National Training Team.

USA Volleyball released its 16-member Junior National Training Team on Monday.

The final roster, which will be cut down to 12, is set to compete in the FIVB Women’s U20 World Championships on July 14-23 in Boca del Rio and Cordoba, Mexico.

U.S. Women’s Junior National Training Team:

# – Name (Position, 2017 Club/College, Height, Hometown, Region)

1 – Brionne Butler (M, University of Texas, 6-4, Kendleton, Texas, Lone Star)

2 – Tiffany Clark (L, TBA, 5-11, Naperville, Illinois, Great Lakes)

3 – Thayer Hall (OH, Upward Stars, 6-3, Moore, South Carolina, Palmetto)

4 – Paige Hammons (OH, University of Florida, 6-2, Louisville, Kentucky, Pioneer)

5 – Regan Pittman (M, University of Minnesota, 6-5, Spring Hill, Kansas, Heart of America)

6 – Holly Carlton (OPP, University of North Carolina, 6-7, Sterling, Virginia, Chesapeake)

7 – Elle Sandbothe (M, Kansas State University, 6-0, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Heart of America)

8 – Ronika Stone (OPP, University of Oregon, 6-2, San Jose, California, Northern California)

9 – Mikayla Shields (OPP, University of South Carolina, 6-0, Orlando, Florida, Florida)

10 – Norene Iosia (S, University of Hawaii, 5-11, Torrance, California, Southern California)

11 – MacKenzi Welsh (S, University of Michigan, 6-1, Bolingbrook, Illinois, Great Lakes)

12 – Franny Arnautou (S, Yale University, 5-11, San Francisco, California, Northern California)

13 – Gabby Curry (L, University of Kentucky, 5-9, Buford, Georgia, Southern)

14 – Rachael Kramer (MB, University of Florida, 6-8, Phoenix, Arizona, Arizona)

15 – Denise Ssozi (OH, Air Force Academy, 5-8, Johnston, Iowa, Iowa)

16 – Leah Edmond (OH, University of Kentucky, 6-2, Lexington, Kentucky, Pioneer)

Head Coach: Laurie Corbelli (head coach at Texas A&M University)

Assistant Coach: Blake Rawlins (head trainer at Top Select Volleyball Academy)

Team Leader: Tom Pingel (USA Volleyball High Performance)

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