The final group of collegiate athletes that will be representing Team USA in 2018 was announced on Tuesday, the 24-player U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team – Detroit.
The players, which will be broke down in two 12-member teams, will compete in three exhibition matches in conjunction with the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Team Championship in Detroit, June 27-30.
The group will first train for four days at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, June 22-26.
The roster features six middles, six outside hitters, four opposites, four setters and four liberos.
Clemson, Kentucky and Utah each put two players on the roster.
??? Bailey, Korte to play for @usavolleyball’s Collegiate National Team-Detroit.#ClemsonVB ? #ChampionshipBehavior #USAVB pic.twitter.com/PkZyED3Fyp
— Clemson Volleyball (@ClemsonVB) April 10, 2018
Detroit Bound!@Brooke_Morgan5 and @GabbyyyCurryyy made the U.S. Collegiate National Team-Detroit roster.
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— Kentucky Volleyball (@KentuckyVB) April 10, 2018
Syracuse middle blocker Amber Witherspoon is in her second stint with the Collegiate National Team program, having competed in Minneapolis last year.
In addition to the CNT-Detroit roster, collegiate players were chosen for the CNT-Europe and CNT-China rosters at the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryouts, March 2-4 in Colorado Springs.
2018 U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team – Detroit Roster
Middles: Candice Denny (Arizona); Brooke Morgan (Kentucky), Elizabeth Pamphile (Arkansas) Addie Picha (Univ. of San Diego), Lauren Sanders (Washington) and Amber Witherspoon (Syracuse)
Outsides: Brooke Bailey (Clemson), Andrea Hale (Weber State), Kaylin Korte (Clemson), Jasmyn Martin (Minnesota), Meredith Norris (Michigan State) and Yossiana Pressley (Baylor)
Opposites: Danielle Barton (Utah), Sarah Sanders (Oklahoma), Mia Sokolowski (Florida) and Jaila Tolbert (Virginia Tech)
Setters: Ashley Brown (Washington State), Bailey Choy (Utah), Tess Reid (Loyola Marymount) and Haley Templeton (Miami)
Liberos: Gabby Curry (Kentucky), Mary Dodge (Wisconsin), Reilly Killeen (Kansas State) and Morgan O’Brien (Illinois)