Trio Will Compete for USA Volleyball
April 12, 2016
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-- Marquette University women's volleyball players Jenna Rosenthal, Taylor Louis and Amanda Green have been selected to two squads on USA Volleyball's U.S. Collegiate National Team.
Rosenthal has been tabbed as a member of the 12-player roster for the U.S. Collegiate National Team (CNT-China) that will tour China. The squad, which is part of USA Volleyball's High Performance pipeline, will train and compete in a series of matches from June 18-July 1. After a short training period June 18-19 in Los Angeles, the team will head to Shanghai from June 21-23, followed by Nanjing from June 23-26 and Beijing June 26-July 1. The CNT-China squad was also be traveling in conjunction with the Pac-12 Conference All-Star Team. The coaching staff will be announced at a later date.
Louis and Green have been selected as two of the 36 players who will train and compete as part of the U.S. Collegiate National Team-Indianapolis program.
This squad is also part of USA Volleyball's High Performance pipeline, is considered a second tryout for the U.S. Women's National Team, and will train and compete from June 21-30 in Indianapolis, Indiana. After the program is divided into three 12-player rosters from the training portion, the competition phase involving a round-robin tournament of the three squads will take place June 26-29 under the same roof as the USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Championships.
This will be Rosenthal's second stint with USA Volleyball after being selected to the U.S. CNT a year ago. It is the first opportunity for both Louis and Green.
"I am very excited to have three of our student-athletes competing in the USA system this summer," said head coach Ryan Theis. "It is an added benefit for Taylor and Amanda because the international substitutions rules will force them to play all six rotations, which will be a great learning experience.
"With our team trip to Europe this summer as well, these three will get an extra month of playing time in the offseason, which will help develop their skills heading into next year," Theis added.
Athletes were selected through the U.S. Women's National Team Open Tryouts held Feb. 19-21 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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