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Langlois and Patch added to Pan Am Cup roster

(Photo by Jonathan Hardy/BYU Photo)

RENO, Nev. – Junior Jake Langlois and sophomore Ben Patch have been selected to compete for the United States at the Pan American Cup from Aug. 12-17 at the Reno Events Center.

Langlois and Patch are two of seven players on the roster that are still in college.

“This is our second week of being together as a team,” U.S. head coach Jeff Nygaard said. “I think we’ve done some great team-building. We’ve got guys on the team that respond really well to direction. I feel we have the potential to be a great team in this tournament.”

The Pan American Cup is an annual tournament that gives the up-and-coming stars of men’s volleyball the opportunity to face international competition. Teams from the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Venezuela are scheduled to compete this year.

The United States has never hosted the event before this year, but has won it five times and finished in second-place twice. Most recently, in 2014, the U.S. team finished second to Cuba.

U.S. Men’s Roster

1 Cody Kessel (OH/Opp, 6-5, Colorado Springs, Colo., Princeton)
2 Jeff Jendryk (MB, 6-10, Wheaton, Ill., Loyola of Chicago)
3 Andy Benesh (MB, 6-8, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., Southern California)
5 Michael Brinkley (L, 5-10, Huntington Beach, Calif., UC Irvine)
Jake Langlois (OH, 6-10, San Jose, Calif., BYU)
9 Graham McIlvaine (S, 6-6, Hinsdale, Ill., Ball State)
19 AJ Nally (OH, 6-5, Rochester, N.Y., Springfield College)
20 Bobby Walsh (MB, 6-8, Chicago, Ill., Lewis)
21 Ben Patch (Opp, 6-8, Provo, Utah, BYU)
22 Jonah Seif (S, 6-6, Thousand Oaks, Calif., UC Santa Barbara)
23 Greg Petty (OH, 6-5, Downers Grove, Ill., Lewis)
24 Kyle Russell (OH, 6-9, Loomis, Calif., UC Irvine)

Head Coach: Jeff Nygaard (USC men's head coach)
Assistant Coach: Colin McMillan (Penn State men's assistant coach)
Assistant Coach: Nils Nielsen (UCLA men's assistant coach)
Technical Coordinator: Jordan Cheng (Pepperdine)
Physiotherapist: Berangere Dwyer

2015 Pan American Cup Schedule

Aug. 12 (pool play)
1 p.m. Argentina v Mexico
3 p.m. Brazil v Dominican Republic
5 p.m. Canada v Puerto Rico
7 p.m. USA v Venezuela

Aug. 13 (pool play)
1 p.m. Canada v Dominican Republic
3 p.m. Venezuela v Argentina
5 p.m. Puerto Rico v Brazil
7 p.m. USA v Mexico

Aug. 14 (pool play)
1 p.m. Dominican Republic v Puerto Rico
3 p.m. Mexico v Venezuela
5 p.m. Brazil v Canada
7 p.m. USA v Argentina

Aug. 15 (quarterfinals)
5 p.m. 2nd A v 3rd B
7 p.m. 2nd B v 3rd A

Aug. 16
1 p.m. Classification 5/8
3 p.m. Classification 5/8
5 p.m. Semifinal
7 p.m. Semifinal

Aug. 17
1 p.m. Classification 7/8
3 p.m. Classification 5/6
5 p.m. Bronze medal
7 p.m. Gold medal
Awards ceremony immediately following gold medal match