U.S. Women's National Training Team - Irvine, CA - March 16 & 17 (Rosters)

U.S. Women's National Training Team - Irvine, CA - March 16 & 17 (Rosters)

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 14, 2011)  The U.S. Women's National
Training Team will play in two intrasquad scrimmages in Southern
California on
March 16 and March 17, and the roster has been announced for the
initial
contest.

The first scrimmage will take place on March 16 at Tstreet Volleyball
Club's
new facility located at 1 Autry in Irvine, Calif. The match will start
at 7 p.m. Pacific Time.

The second scrimmage is set 6 p.m. Pacific Time on March 17 at
Irvine Valley College in Irvine, Calif.

For the first scrimmage on March 16, Team Red will consist of setter
Jenna
Hagglund (West Chester, Ohio), outside hitters Cassidy Lichtman
(Poway, Calif.)
and Juliann Faucette (San Diego), middle blockers Dominique Olowolafe
(Lansing,
Mich.) and Ashley Benson (Bloomington, Ind.), opposite Kinrda Carlson
(Eaton,
Colo.) and liberos Ellie Blankenship (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) and Cami
Croteau
(Orange, Calif.).

Team Blue will consist of setter Carli Lloyd (Bonsall, Calif.),
outside hitters
Kaitlin Sather (Santa Rosa, Calif.), Kari Pestolesi (Huntington Beach,
Calif.)
and Julianne Piggott (Newport Beach, Calif.), opposite Becky Perry
(Austin,
Texas), middle blockers Naomi Johnson (Bloomington, Minn.) and Lauren
Gibbemeyer
(St. Paul, Minn.), and libero Kayla Banwarth (Dubuque, Iowa).

The rosters may alter for the second scrimmage.

Both contests are open to the public free of charge.

The U.S. Women's National Training Team is currently in its winter
training
block, which started Jan. 17 and runs through mid-April at the
American Sports
Centers in Anaheim, Calif.

Team Red Roster for March 16 Scrimmage
# - Name (Position, Hometown, College)
2 Ashley Benson (Middle Blocker, Bloomington, Ind., Indiana
University)
3 Kindra Carlson (Opposite, Eaton, Colo., University of
Washington)
5 Jenna Hagglund (Setter, West Chester, Ohio, University of
Washington)
13 Dominique Olowolafe (Middle Blocker, Lansing, Mich., Cal Poly)
15 Juliann Faucette (Outside Hitter, San Diego, Texas)
14 Cami Croteau (Libero, Orange, Calif., Cal State Fullerton)
16 Cassidy Lichtman (Outside Hitter, Poway, Calif., Stanford)
17 Ellie Blankenship (Libero, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, University of
Northern
Iowa)

Team Blue Roster for March 16 Scrimmage
# - Name (Position, Hometown, College)
1 Kayla Banwarth (Libero, Dubuque, Iowa, University of Nebraska)
4 Lauren Gibbemeyer (Middle Blocker, St. Paul, Minn., University
of
Minnesota)
6 Naomi Johnson (Middle Blocker, Bloomington, Minn., Northwestern
University)
7 Carli Lloyd (Setter, Bonsall, Calif., University of California-
Berkeley)
8 Becky Perry (Outside Hitter, Austin, Texas, University of
Washington)
9 Kari Pestolesi (Outside Hitter, Huntington Beach, Calif., UC
Irvine)
10 Julianne Piggott (Outside Hitter, Newport Beach, Calif., UC
Irvine)
11 Kaitlin Sather (Outside Hitter, Santa Rosa, Calif., UCLA)

Head Coach: Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Assistant Coaches: Karch Kiraly (San Clemente, Calif.) and Paula
Weishoff (Irvine, Calif.)
Technical Coordinator: Jenni Hirneisen (Parachute, Colo.)
Athletic Trainer: Jill Wosmek (Silver Lake, Minn.)

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