Jordan Christiansen | Posted: 25 Feb 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Four to Compete at USA Volleyball Tryout

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – BYU women's volleyball senior libero Mary Lake, junior middle blocker Kennedy Eschenberg, sophomore middle blocker Heather Gneiting and sophomore outside hitter Madelyn Robinson will participate in the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryout taking place March 1-3 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.

The tryout will evaluate athletes from 87 colleges from across the country for spots on the U.S. Women’s National Team and the U.S. Collegiate National Team program. The breakdown for the tryout includes 56 outside hitters, 46 liberos, 44 setters, 42 middles and 30 opposites.

U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Karch Kiraly will direct the entire tryout process, which involves four sessions with three waves per session. Friday’s first session goes from 2-8 p.m. MT, while Saturday’s sessions are at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. The final session on Sunday begins at 7:30 a.m. MT with tournament style play, along with 16-18 athletes selected by the U.S. Women’s National Team staff to participate in a “USA” training session. The Sunday session wraps up at 10:30 a.m. MT.

Selected athletes for the U.S. Women’s National Team may begin their training in Anaheim, California, as early as the spring of 2019, or when an athlete’s scholastic or professional club season has concluded. Selections for the U.S. Collegiate National Teams will be made by the end of March.

All sessions minus the USA training session on Sunday morning will be streamed live by clicking here. USA Volleyball will also go live on Facebook daily and will host athlete interviews on its Facebook and Instagram accounts. USA Volleyball will use #USAVtryout as the event hashtag for photos, notes, quotes and stories posted to Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram under the handle @usavolleyball.

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