CNT-Thailand Tour Team Set To Battle Country’s Best in Five Matches

  0 Wendy Mayer | May 23rd, 2017 | College - Women's Indoor, News

The United States Collegiate National Team-Thailand Tour slate will include three matches against the Thai National Team and two against professional teams in the country, USA Volleyball announced last week.

The CNT-Thailand Tour is one of three opportunities for collegiate players to gain experiences outside of their college campuses in a Team USA training setting.

The 12-member team is training and competing in Bangkok from May 19-30. The squad played its first match May 22 against Thailand’s Supreme Professional Team.

On May 23, the team will take on the Thai National Team. On May 24, the Bangkok Glass Professional team awaits. The CNT-Thailand Tour squad will have two more contests against the Thai National Team on May 25 and 29 before wrapping up the tour. All matches will take place the FIVB Development Center in Bangkok.

The team features four outside hitters, three middle blockers, two opposites, two setters and one libero.

Outside hitters on the squad are: Lily Johnson (Sr., Missouri State), Madison Rigdon (Sr., Kansas), Micaya White (So., Texas), McKenna Woodford (Jr., Washington State).

Middle blockers Kaz Brown (Sr., Kentucky), Morgan Johnson (Jr., Texas) and Chiaka Ogbogu (Sr., Texas).

The two opposites are Yaasmeen Bedart-Ghani (Jr., Texas) and Jordan Thompson (Jr., Cincinnati).

The two setters are Taylor Hughes (Jr., Ohio State) and Taylor Nelson (Sr., Cal Poly).

The lone defensive specialist is libero Ashley Dusek (Sr., Kentucky).

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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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