Jones-Perry Named to U.S. Pan American Cup Training Team
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Former BYU women's volleyball outside hitter Roni Jones-Perry will be a member of the U.S. Women’s Pan American Cup Training Team hosting Canada in a pair of exhibition matches this weekend.
The opening exhibition match is scheduled for June 14 at Tustin High School in Tustin, California. The series concludes on June 15 at Murrieta Mesa High School in Murrieta, California. Both matches are scheduled for 7 p.m. PT.
Jones-Perry recently signed a professional contract with Volley Millenium Brescia in Italy after a stellar career with the Cougars. A two-time All-American, Jones-Perry was a national player of the year finalist for BYU in 2018, leading the team to an NCAA Final Four appearance as one of the program's all-time leaders in career kills, points, attempts and aces.
Jones-Perry is the fourth member of last year's BYU team who has or will represent the U.S. this summer, joining Heather Gneiting (U.S. Collegiate National Team - Japan), Kennedy Eschenberg (U.S. Collegiate National Team - Italy) and Mary Lake (U.S. Senior National Team - Volleyball Nations League). In addition, Cougar head coach Heather Olmstead served as head coach for the U.S. CNT - Japan squad.
The Pan American Cup will take place July 4-15 in Lima, Peru. Team USA has won the annual event the past two years.
Later this month the U.S. Women’s Pan American Cup Training Team will hold an intrasquad scrimmage on June 28 at Irvine Valley College’s Hart Gym. The match is scheduled for 7 p.m. PT after the U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team intrasquad match at 5 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door, which open one hour prior to the event.
U.S. Women’s National Team Roster for Exhibitions versus Canada
Player (Pos, Height, College, Hometown)
4 - Justine Wong-Orantes (L, 5-6, Nebraska, Cypress, California)
5 - Rachael Adams (M, 6-2, Texas, Cincinnati, Ohio)
7 - Sam Seliger-Swenson (S, 5-11, Minnesota, Minnetonka, Minnesota)
10 - Simone Lee (OH, 6-1, Penn State, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin)
19 - Hannah Tapp (M, 6-3, Minnesota, Stewartville, Minnesota)
26 - Kadie Rolfzen (OH, 6-3, Nebraska, Papillion, Nebraska)
29 - Kathyrn Plummer (OH, 6-6, Stanford, Aliso Viejo, California)
30 - Madison Lilley (S, 5-11, Kentucky, Overland Park, Kansas)
32 - Danielle Cuttino (OPP, 6-4, Purdue, Indianapolis, Indiana)
34 - Roni Jones-Perry (OH, 6-0, BYU, West Jordan, Utah)
37 - Sheridan Atkinson (OPP, 6-5, Purdue, Long Beach, California)
38 - Jenna Rosenthal (M, 6-6, Marquette, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin)
40 - Brionne Butler (M, 6-4, Texas, Kendleton, Texas)
41 - Gabby Curry (L, 5-8, Kentucky, Buford, Georgia)
Head Coach: Rob Browning
Assistant Coaches: Laurie Corbelli, Tayyiba Haneef-Park
Technical Coordinator: Justin Chang
Team Leader: John Xie