Rachel and her teammates enjoy some time visiting sites during their tour in Argentina.
PROVO -- BYU middle blocker Rachel Dyer will be making the most of her summer by heading to Argentina with a USA Select Team to compete against the Argentine Junior National Team and other top teams.
The 6-foot-1 freshman from Encinitas, Calif., is one of 18 current collegiate players chosen to make the trip from June 7-19.
Dyer, who redshirted last season as a true freshman, joins Colorado State senior outside hitter Tess Rogers and CSU head coach Tom Hilbert in representing the Mountain West Conference on the trip. Hilbert will coach one of the two U.S. teams, assisted by Michigan head coach Mark Rosen, while former BYU All-American and USA National Team assistant coach Kevin Hambly will coach the other team with assistance from Oklahoma head coach Santiago Restrepo. Hambly played for Cougar men's volleyball team from 1992-95.
The trip will take Dyer and her teammates to the neighborhoods and suburbs of Buenos Aires, such as Olavarria, Zarate, and Los Toldos, to face the Argentine Junior National Team. The USA teams will also play various matches against the Argentina Youth National Team, Senior "B" Team, and possibly some professional and/or under-22 club programs in cities like Rosaria, Cordoba, and/or Mendoza near the Chilean border.
For more information on the trip, including a roster, box scores, photos and player journals, click here.
Read Rachel's journal entries from days two and seven of the trip at the following links.