COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 16, 2007) - USA Volleyball has announced the 24-player roster for the 2007 U.S. Women's Junior National Training Team, which will train May 18-20 in Austin, Texas. Within a week after the training session, the roster will be cut in half to 12 players who will represent the U.S. at the FIVB U-20 World Championships held July 19-27 in Suphanburi, Thailand.
The 12-player U.S. Women's Junior National Team will train in Colorado Springs at the U.S. Olympic Training Center approximately July 5-16 in preparation for the World Championships. Team USA qualified for the event by winning the 2006 NORCECA Continental Women's Junior Championship in Monterey, Mexico. Prior to leaving for Thailand, the U.S. Women's Junior National Team will train alongside and scrimmage members of the U.S. Women's National Team who will not compete in the Pan American Games held July 14-19 in Brazil.
The 2007 U.S. Women's Junior National Training Team roster has eight carryovers from the 2006 NORCECA gold-medal winning team. Jennifer Doris (Houston), Whitney Dosty (Tucson, Ariz.), Julianne Faucette (San Diego, Calif.) Zoe Garrett (Laguna Beach, Calif.), Lauren Gibbemeyer (St. Paul, Minn.), Alix Klineman (Manhattan Beach, Calif.), Stevi Robinson (Bakersfield, Calif.) and Colleen Ward (Naperville, Ill.) all represented Team USA on last year's U.S. Women's Junior National Team and are vying for a spot on this year's squad.
Andy Banachowski serves as the head coach of the 2007 U.S. Women's Junior National Team, and he will be assisted by Karrie Larsen and Ted Wade.
2007 U.S. Women's Junior National Training Team Roster
Name (Position, Height, Hometown, HS Grad Year, Club/School)
Briana Barry (MB, 6-4, Tallahassee, Fla., 2006, Florida State University)
Taylor Carico (S, 5-11, Manhattan Beach, Calif., 2006, University of Southern California)
Brook Dieter (OH, 6-1, Bloomington, Minn., 2007, Northern Lights)
Jennifer Doris (MB, 6-5, Houston, Texas, 6-5, Willowbrook)
Whitney Dosty (OH, 6-3, Tucson, Ariz., 2007, University of Arizona)
Katie Dull (OH, 6-0, Solon, Ohio, 2007, Akron Canton Elite)
Ashley Engle (S, 6-3, Yorba Linda, Calif., 2006, University of Texas)
Julianne Faucette (OH, 6-2, San Diego, Calif., 2007, Epic)
Zoe Garrett (MB, 6-3, Laguna Beach, Calif., 2007, Mizuno Long Beach)
Lauren Gibbemeyer (MB, 6-2, St. Paul, Minn., 2007, Northern Lights)
Carrie Gurnell (MB, 6-1, Katy, Texas, 2006, Purdue University)
Alix Klineman (OH, 6-5, Manhattan Beach, Calif., 2007, Mizuno Long Beach)
Cassidy Lichtman (L, 6-1, Poway, Calif., 2007, San Diego VBC)
Kaylee Manns (S, 5-10, Topeka, Kan., 2006, Iowa State University)
Tara Mueller (OH, 6-0, Scottsdale, Ariz., 2007, Club Red)
Kelly Murphy (S, 6-3, Wilmington, Ill., 2008, Sports Performance)
Kelly Piggott (OH, 6-2, Newport Beach, Calif., 2007, TCA)
Stevi Robinson (L, 5-7, Bakersfield, Calif., 2008, TCA)
Kimberlee Roleder (OH, 6-1, Pasadena, Calif., 2007, Point West)
Sarah Rumely (S, 5-11, New Palestine, Ind., 2006, University of Kentucky)
Betsy Smith (MB, 6-3, Atlanta, Ga., 2007, A5)
Colleen Ward (OH, 6-2, Naperville, Ill., 2008, Sports Performance)
Lauren Williams (MB, 6-5, Houston, Texas, 2007, Texas Tornados)
Lexi Zimmerman (S, 5-10, Barrington, Ill., 2007, Sky High)
Head Coach: Andy Banachowski (Culver City, Calif.)
Assistant Coach: Karrie Larsen (Fort Collins, Colo.)
Assistant Coach: Ted Wade (Austin, Texas