Matt Anderson Headlines Team USA’s Nations League Preliminary Roster

  0 Liam Smith | May 03rd, 2018 | FIVB Nations League - Men, International Volleyball, News, NORCECA volleyball, U.S. Men's National Team

2018 FIVB Men’s Nations League

  • Schedule: 25 May – 8 July
  • Rosters

Matthew Anderson is the biggest name in Team USA’s preliminary roster for the inaugural edition of the Men’s FIVB Volleyball Nations League. The Zenit Kazan star, considered to be one of the world’s top stars, will be USA’s biggest weapon en route to the title, if he indeed participates in the competition. Team USA is currently the 2nd best ranked team in FIVB’s senior rankings, behind only Brazil. It won the FIVB’s World League, the competition that gave place to FIVB’s Nations League, twice, in 2008 and 2014. Last year, it finished in 4th place.

Here is the full roster:

Matthew Anderson Zenit Kazan
Aaron Russell Sir Safety Perugia
Taylor Sander Lube Civitanova
Jeffrey Jendryk  Loyola University-Chicago
James Shaw Stanford University
Mitchell Stahl Paris Volley Universite Club
Kawika Shoji Volley Milano
TJ Defalco Long Beach State Univ.
Carson Clark USA Men’s Volleyball Team
Daniel Mcdonnell Trefl Gdansk
Micah Christenson Lube Civitanova
Maxwell Holt Modena Volley Punto Zero
Ben Patch Vibo Valentia
David Wieczorek Pepperdine
Brenden Sander Brigham Young University
Jayson Jablonsky USA Men’s Volleyball Team
Thomas Jaeschke Bluvolley Verona
Jake Langlois Brigham Young University
Taylor Averill Powervolley Milano
David Smith  Aluron Virtu Warta Zawiercie
Dustin Watten WKS Czarni Radom
Erik Shoji Top Volley SRL
Jonah Seif Miejski Klub Sportowy Bedzin
Michael Brinkley USA Men’s Volleyball Team
Miles Johnson Panathinaikos AO TAP Athens
Kyle Ensing Long Beach State University

Garrett Muagututia and Thomas Carmody are not returning from last year’s FIVB World League squad. Meanwhile, Aaron Russell, Brenden Sander, David Wieczorek, Jonah Seif, Kyle Ensing, Matthew Anderson, Maxwell Holt, Michael Brinkley, Miles Johnson, and Mitchell Stahl were not in the 2016 WL roster, but are registered for this year’s competition. The current list is not final though, as coach John Speraw will have to whittle don the roster to 14 players prior to every week’s play.

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