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U.S. Boys’ Youth National Volleyball Team

2013 FIVB Volleyball Boys’ U19 World Championship Tijuana and Mexicali, Mexico June 27-July 7, 2013

For additional information or to schedule interviews, please contact: Bill Kauffman, USA Volleyball Senior Manager of Communications (bill.kauffman@usav.org) Darci Miller, USA Volleyball Communications Intern (darci.miller@usav.org) (719) 228-6800 Press kit designed by Darci Miller 1 

Table of Contents

Media Resources ....................................................................................................................... 3 2013 U.S. Boys’ Youth National Volleyball Team Roster ........................................................... 4 2013 U.S. Boys’ Youth National Volleyball Team Photo Roster ................................................. 5 Event Information ....................................................................................................................... 6 Teams By Pool ........................................................................................................................... 7 Pool Play Schedule .................................................................................................................... 8 Playoff Schedule ........................................................................................................................ 9 2013 U.S. Boys’ Youth National Volleyball Team Preview ....................................................... 10 Athlete Profiles ......................................................................................................................... 12 Staff Profiles ............................................................................................................................. 24 U.S. Boys’ Youth National Volleyball Team in Review ............................................................. 28 Past Results ............................................................................................................................. 32 Volleyball Glossary ................................................................................................................... 33

Media Resources

Inquiries Contact Bill Kauffman USA Volleyball Senior Manager of Communications Email: bill.kauffman@usav.org Phone: (719) 228-6800 Address: USA Volleyball 4065 Sinton Road, Suite 200 Colorado Springs, Colo. 80907

Social Media http://www.facebook.com/USAVBall @USA_Volleyball - @FIVBBoysU19 #FIVBBoysU19

Other Resources Federation Internationale de Volleyball www.fivb.org

North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation www.norceca.net

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2013 U.S. Boys’ Youth NaƟonal Volleyball Team Roster

No.

Name

Pos.

Hometown

Club/Region

1

Connor Lammey

MB

West Grove, Pa. Tampa Bay Juniors/Florida

2013

2

Matt Walsh

MB

Chicago, Ill.

Ultimate VBC/Great Lakes

2014

3

Colby Harriman

OH

Rochester, N.Y.

Pace Bootlegger/Western Empire

2014

4

Christy Blough

S

Ontario, N.Y.

Pace Bootlegger/Western Empire

2013

5

Curtis Stallings

S

Chesapeake, Va.

Coastal 18s National/Old Dominion

2013

8

Kyle Dagostino

L

Tampa, Fla.

Tampa Bay Invaders/Florida

2014

9

Karl Apfelbach

Opp

North Shore Milwaukee/Badger

2014

10

Jake Arnitz

OH

Balbo Bay 18 Hurley/Southern California

2014

11

Alex Pia

MB

Southern Storm VBC/Southern

2013

12

Evan Enriques

OH/L

Pahala, Hawaii

Ka Ulukoa B17 Mizuno/Aloha

2014

15

Soren DionKindem

S

Agoura Hills, Calif.

SMBC/Southern California

2013

16

Chris Nugent

OH

Fair Lawn, N.J.

Warren SixPak/Garden Empire

2013

Shorewood, Wis. Yorba Linda, Calif. Johns Creek, Ga.

Head Coach: Colin McMillan (Penn State University) Assistant Coach: Kevin Moore (Juniata College) Assistant Coach: Kris Berzins (Loyola University Chicago) Technical Coordinator: Randy Nako (University of Hawaii at Hilo) Athletic Trainer: Jeremiah Fraser (University of the Pacific) Team Manager: Brandon Dyett (USA Volleyball)

Grad.

2013 U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team

#1 Connor Lammey Middle Blocker West Grove, Pa.

#2 Matt Walsh Middle Blocker Chicago, Ill.

#3 Colby Harriman Outside Hitter Rochester, N.Y.

#4 Christy Blough Setter Ontario, N.Y.

#5 Curtis Stallings Setter Chesapeake, Va.

#8 Kyle Dagostino Libero Tampa, Fla.

#9 Karl Apfelbach Opposite Shorewood, Wis.

#10 Jake Arnitz Outside Hitter Yorba Linda, Calif.

#11 Alex Pia Middle Blocker Johns Creek, Ga.

#12 Evan Enriques Outside Hitter/Libero Pahala, Hawaii

#15 Soren Dion-Kindem Setter Agoura Hills, Calif. 5 

#16 Chris Nugent Outside Hitter Fair Lawn, N.J.

Event Information

Event

FIVB Volleyball Boys’ U19 World Champion-

Date

June 27-July 7, 2013

Location

Tijuana and Mexicali, Mexico Tijuana

Venues

Mexicali

High Performance Sports Center of Baja California (Tijuana)

Courtesy of FIVB 

Courtesy of FIVB 

Auditorio del Estado (Mexicali) 6 

The Teams Pool A

Belarus

Tunisia

Mexico

China

Poland

Chile

Turkey

Pool B

Argentina

Cuba

Japan

Pool C

Russia

Iran

France

Rwanda

Finland

Korea

Algeria

Pool D

Brazil

United States

Egypt

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First Round Pool Play Schedule (info courtesy of FIVB)

High Performance Sports Center of Baja California Tijuana, Mexico Pool A

Pool C

Date

Time

Teams

June 27

12:00

Tunisia

vs.

June 27

20:00

Mexico

June 28

12:00

June 28

Date

Time

Teams

Poland

June 27

14:00

Iran

vs.

Finland

vs.

China

June 27

17:00

France

vs.

Rwanda

Belarus

vs.

Tunisia

June 28

14:00

Finland

vs.

France

19:00

Poland

vs.

Mexico

June 28

17:00

Russia

vs.

Iran

June 29

12:00

China

vs.

Poland

June 29

14:00

France

vs.

Russia

June 29

19:00

Mexico

vs.

Belarus

June 29

17:00

Rwanda

vs.

Finland

June 30

12:00

Belarus

vs.

China

June 30

14:00

Russia

vs.

Rwanda

June 30

19:00

Tunisia

vs.

Mexico

June 30

17:00

Iran

vs.

France

July 1

12:00

China

vs.

Tunisia

July 1

17:00

Rwanda

vs.

Iran

July 1

14:00

Poland

vs.

Belarus

July 1

19:00

Finland

vs.

Russia

Auditorio del Estado Mexicali, Mexico Pool D

Pool B Date

Time

Chile

June 27

14:00

United States

vs.

Algeria

vs.

Turkey

June 27

17:00

Egypt

vs.

Korea

Turkey

vs.

Japan

June 28

17:00

Algeria

vs.

Egypt

14:00

Argentina

vs.

Cuba

June 28

19:00

Brazil

vs.

United States

June 29

12:00

Chile

vs.

Turkey

June 29

14:00

Egypt

vs.

Brazil

June 29

19:00

Japan

vs.

Argentina

June 29

17:00

Korea

vs.

Algeria

June 30

12:00

Argentina

vs.

Chile

June 30

14:00

Brazil

vs.

Korea

June 30

19:00

Cuba

vs.

Japan

June 30

17:00

United States

vs.

Egypt

July 1

12:00

Chile

vs.

Cuba

July 1

14:00

Korea

vs.

United States

July 1

19:00

Turkey

vs.

Argentina

July 1

17:00

Algeria

vs.

Brazil

Date

Time

Teams

June 27

12:00

Japan

vs.

June 27

19:00

Cuba

June 28

12:00

June 28

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Teams

Playoff Schedule (info courtesy of FIVB)

High Performance Sports Center of

Auditorio del Estado

Baja California

Mexicali, Mexico Eight Finals

Eight Finals No. 41

Date

No.

Teams

July 3

1st B

vs.

Date

Teams

4th A

42

July 3

2nd C

vs.

3rd D

July 3

1st C

vs.

4th D

43

July 3

2nd B

vs.

3rd A

44

46

July 3

2nd A

vs.

3rd B

45

July 3

1st D

vs.

4th C

4th B

47

July 3

2nd D

vs.

3rd C

48

July 3

1st A

vs.

Classification 9th-16th

Quarterfinals No.

Date

No.

Teams

Date

Teams

51

July 5

W 41

vs.

W 42

55

July 5

L 41

vs.

L 42

52

July 5

W 43

vs.

W 44

56

July 5

L 43

vs.

L 44

53

July 5

W 45

vs.

W 46

57

July 5

L 45

vs.

L 46

54

July 5

W 47

vs.

W 48

58

July 5

L 47

vs.

L 48

Round Robin 17th-20th (July 4-5) The fifth ranked teams after the first round will play a round robin to determine the classification 17th-20th.

Semifinals and Playoffs (July 6) The semifinals and playoffs rounds consist of a total of eight matches: two semifinal matches for the rankings 1-4, two matches for the classification 5-8, two matches for the classification 9-12 and two matches for the classification 13-16.

Finals and Playoffs (July 7) 

The finals and playoffs consist of a total of eight matches: the winners of the semi finals will play the final, 1st-2nd position. The losers of the semi finals will play for the 3rd and 4th rank position. The winners of the playoff 5-8 will play for the 5th-6th position and the losers of the playoff 5-8 will play for the 7th-8th position. The winners of the playoff 9-12 will play for the 9th-10th position and the losers of the playoff 9-12 will play for the 11th-12th position. The winners of the playoff 13 -16 will play for the 13th-14th position and the losers of the playoff 13-16 will play for the 15th16th position. 9 

2013 U.S. Boys’ Youth NaƟonal Team Preview Under new leadership, the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Volleyball Team (BYNT) is slated to compete at the 2013 FIVB Volleyball Boys’ U19 World Championship being held June 27-July 7 In Tijuana and Mexicali, Mexico.

Apfelbach (Shorewood, Wis.), Jake Arnitz (Yorba Linda, Calif.), Evan Enriques (Pahala, Hawaii) and Chris Nugent (Fair Lawn, N.J.). The setters chosen for the team are Christy Blough (Ontario, N.Y.), Curtis Stallings (Chesapeake, Va.) and Soren Dion-Kindem (Agoura Hills, Calif.). The libero selected to the team is Kyle Dagostino (Tampa, Fla.).

Leading the BYNT in Mexico is head coach Colin McMillan, who also serves as assistant coach at Penn State University and previously was an assistant coach for the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Volleyball Team in 2012. Kevin Moore (head coach at Juniata College) and Kris Berzins (assistant coach at Loyola University Chicago) will serve as U.S. assistant coaches during the tournament. “It is a bigger responsibility to be assigned as head coach with Team USA,” said McMillan. “I feel a little pressure on my shoulders, but it is a great group of guys.” The BYNT qualified for the 2013 FIVB Volleyball Boys’ Youth World Championship by winning the bronze medal at the 2012 NORCECA Boys’ Youth Continental Championship, also held in Tijuana. At the most recent FIVB Volleyball Boys’ U19 World Championship held in 2011, the U.S. finished 11th in Buenos Aires and Almirante Brown, Argentina. The 17-player training roster was selected through USA Volleyball High Performance tryouts held across the country. The team was narrowed to 12 after a final tryout at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Copyrighted by USAV/Bill Kauffman 

CurƟs Stallings (5) passes to MaƩ Walsh (2) while the BYNT trained at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Middle blockers selected for the team include Connor Lammey (West Grove, Pa.), Matt Walsh (Chicago, Ill.) and Alex Pia (Johns Creek, Ga.). Outside/opposite hitters named to the team include Colby Harriman (Rochester, N.Y.), Karl

Blough and Lammey return from the 2012 BYNT. Pia was also a 2012 BYNT selection, but was unable to attend the NORCECA Champion10 

2013 Boys’ Youth NaƟonal Team Preview

Courtesy of FIVB 

The U.S. Boys’ Youth National Volleyball team upon its arrival in Tijuana,

The 12 athletes selected represent 10 states and nine USA Volleyball regions including two apiece from the Western Empire, Florida and Southern California regions, and one each from the Great Lakes, Old Dominion, Badger, Southern, Aloha and Garden Empire regions.

ship due to illness. “We all expect to compete, that is the main thing,” McMillan said. “We are honored to be here. We were at this same facility last year and had a great experience. We are looking forward to getting into pool play and giving our best.”

The U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team is one of 20 participating teams. This is the first time the FIVB field includes 20 countries, expanding from 16 in the 2011 edition.

All athletes on the BYNT were born in 1995 or 1996 and are members of the high school graduating classes of 2013 or 2014.

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#1

Connor Lammey Club Team: Tampa Bay Juniors

Middle Blocker | 6-6 | 190 lbs | West Grove, Pa. USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS 2013 - Selected to the U.S. Boys' Youth National Team. 2012 - Member of the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team that finished third at NORCECA... Participated in the USA Volleyball High Performance Youth Holiday Camp. 2011 Played on the USAV High Performance Select A1 Team… Participated in the USAV High Performance Youth Holiday Camp. 2010 - Played on the USAV High Performance Select A1 Team… Participated in the USAV High Performance Youth Holiday Camp. 2009 Participated in the USAV High Performance Select A2 Camp.

PERSONAL Born: Connor Joseph Lammey on March 27, 1995. Family: Parents John and Teresa, sisters Cara (1981) and Hannah (2001), brother Brendan (1993) who plays volleyball for St. Francis University. Hobbies/Interests: Playing volleyball, working out. Admires: Jameer Nelson because he overcame hardship to become a well-known and respected player in the NBA.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS Played on the varsity team at Avon Grove High School and was named to the First Team All-League in his freshman, sophomore and senior years... Played for Yorktowne Volleyball Club from 2010 -2012, and qualified for USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships at the Open level all three years. 2013 - Member of the Tampa Bay Juniors team that qualified for USAV Boys’ Junior Nationals at the Open level. 2012 Named to Volleyball Magazine's "Underclassmen to Watch" list. 2007 - Began playing club for Red Rose VBC.

FAVORITES Food: Fettuccine alfredo Movie: Transformers Music: Hip-hop Professional Team: Los Angeles Lakers Athlete: Jameer Nelson Moment in life: Qualifying for World Championships with the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team in 2012.

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#2

Matt Walsh

Club Team: Ultimate Volleyball Club

Middle Blocker | 6-10 | 195 lbs | Chicago, Ill. USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS 2013 - Selected to the U.S. Boys' Youth National Team. CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS 2006 Began playing club for Crusaders.

PERSONAL Born: Matthew Francis Walsh, Jr. on July 23, 1996. Family: Parents Matthew and Michele, brother Robert (1994), sisters Megan (1995) and Mary Cate (1998). Hobbies/Interests: Playing basketball. Admires: His mom because she is, “battling breast cancer [and a] blood clot in [her] leg, and is still at every game or event for my siblings and I.” FAVORITES Food: Pizza Book: Harry Potter Movie: Transformers Music/Musician: Country/Carrie Underwood Professional Team: Chicago Blackhawks Athlete: Carmelo Anthony Moment in life: Winning the National Championship in the 14U Club division.

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#3

Colby Harriman Club Team: Pace Bootlegger Volleyball Club

Outside Hitter | 6-5 | 185 lbs | Rochester, N.Y. USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS 2013 - Selected to the U.S. Boys' Youth National Team. 2012 – Participant of the USA Volleyball Youth Holiday Camp… Participant of the Boys’ Youth A3 High Performance Camp, where he earned most valuable player honors.

PERSONAL Born: Colby Patrick Harriman on Nov. 8, 1995. Family: Parents Mark and Marie, sisters Rachael (1977) and Adrienne (1985). Hobbies/Interests: Beach volleyball, tennis, basketball, music, other languages and cultures. Admires: His dad because, “he inspires me to work hard and to believe that anything is achievable.”

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS 2012 – New York State Division I Volleyball champion… Selected to the All-Tournament Team for the New York State Division I Volleyball Championships… Earned MVP honors in Section V Class A volleyball… Named to the All-Greater Rochester Volleyball First Team… Eden PanAm Volleyball Tournament finalist… Selected to the All-Tournament Team for the Eden Pan-Am Volleyball Tournament… Can-Am Tournament Champion… Florida Fest Tournament finalist… Boys’ Great Lakes Fest Tournament finalist… Boys’ East Coast Championships finalist… Member of the Boys’ Junior National team that finished in the top 10 at the Junior National Championships. 2011 – New York State Division I Volleyball champion… Won the McQuaid High School Volleyball Coaches’ Award… Eden Pan-Am Volleyball Tournament champion. 2010 – New York State Division I Volleyball champion… Began playing club for Pace Bootlegger Volleyball Club.

FAVORITES Food: Paella Book: Enders Game Movie: Nacho Libre Actor: Jack Black Music/Musician: Pop/Dave Matthews Band Professional Team: Boston Red Sox Athlete: Matt Anderson Moment in life: Becoming an uncle for the first time.

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#4

Christy Blough Club Team: Pace Bootlegger Volleyball Club

Setter | 6-7 | 180 lbs | Ontario, N.Y. USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS 2013 - Selected to the U.S. Boys' Youth National Team. 2012 - Selected to the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team that placed third at NORCECA... Member of the U.S. Boys’ Youth A2 Team that finished second at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships... Selected to the USA Volleyball High Performance Holiday Camp. 2011 - Selected to the USA Volleyball High Performance A2 Select Red Camp… Selected to the USA Volleyball High Performance Holiday Camp.

PERSONAL Born: Christian Leonard Blough on March 8, 1995. Family: Parents Gary and Billie, sister Bailey (1992). Hobbies/Interests: Hunting, fishing, curling, ping pong. Admires: His coach, Cal Wickens, because, “he inspired me to play volleyball.” FAVORITES Food: Tortellini Book: The Count of Monte Cristo Movie: Shawshank Redemption Actor: Jessica Alba Music/Musician: Country, rock/Red Hot Chili Peppers Professional Team: Buffalo Bills Athlete: Chauncey Billups Moment in life: Playing in the NORCECA tournament in 2012 and qualifying for worlds.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS 2012 – New York State Division I Champion… Named to Volleyball Magazine’s “Underclassmen to Watch” list… State Most Valuable Player… Chosen as the All Greater Rochester Volleyball Player of the Year… Named to the All American Watch List. 2011 – New York State Division I Champion… Earned All-State honors… Named to the All Greater Rochester Volleyball Team… Took sixth place at the 2011 USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships in the 16 Open Division. 2010 – New York State Division I Champion… Earned a 12th-place finish at the 2010 USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships in the 15 Open Division. 2005 Began playing club for Pace Bootlegger Volleyball Club.

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#5

Curtis Stallings Club Team: Coastal 18s National

Setter | 6-5 | 185 lbs | Chesapeake, Va. USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS 2013 - Selected to the U.S. Boys' Youth National Team. 2012 – Played on the USA Volleyball High Performance Boys’ Select A2 team. 2011 – Member of the U.S. Boys’ Select Continental team.

PERSONAL Born: Curtis Boehling Stallings on Jan. 4, 1995. Family: Parents Christopher and Kathryn, brother Garrett (1997). Hobbies/Interests: Hanging out with friends, volleyball, swimming, going to the beach. Admires: His mother because she taught him to never give up, and has “laid the best path for me to be the most successful I can be.”

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS Named the Southeastern District Player of the Year on two occasions… Selected to the First Team AllSoutheastern District… Four-time Chesapeake Scholar Athlete… Two-time Chesapeake Sports Club Player of the Year. 2009 - Began playing club for Coastal Virginia.

FAVORITES Food: French toast Book: Percy Jackson Movie: Gone in 60 Seconds Actor: Tom Cruise Music/Musician: Rap, hip-hop, alternative/ Fun. Professional Team: Washington Redskins Athlete: Kevin Durant Moment in life: Signing to play collegiate volleyball at Long Beach State University.

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#8

Kyle Dagostino Club Team: Tampa Bay Invaders

Libero | 5-9 | 145 lbs | Tampa, Fla. USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS 2013 - Selected to the U.S. Boys' Youth National Team. 2012 – Selected to the USA Volleyball High Performance Boys’ Youth A1 Red team that placed second at the USAV HP Championships while earning all-tournament honors… Participated in USA Volleyball’s High Performance Holiday Camp. 2011 – Selected to the USAV High Performance Boys’ Youth A1 White team that placed third at the USAV HP Championships… Participated in USAV’s High Performance Holiday Camp. 2010 – Selected to the USAV High Performance Youth A1 Red team… Participated in USAV’s High Performance Holiday Camp. 2008 – Selected to the USAV’s High Performance Youth A1 Gold team.

PERSONAL Born: Kyle Patrick Dagostino on May 18, 1995. Family: Parents Randy and Lauri, sister Mackenzie (1993) who participated in USA Volleyball’s National High Performance Programs from 2010-2013. His father played basketball for the University of Illinois and his mother played volleyball for the University of South Florida. Hobbies/Interests: Reading, eating, soccer, gloving, hanging out with friends. Admires: His sister Mackenzie because, “she always knows how to brighten a situation, is a tremendous leader and yet she is so competitive.”

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS 2013 – Won first place in the 18 Open Division at Florida Fest… Earned the Berkeley Prep Coaches’ MVP Award. 2012 – Won second place in the 18 Open Division at the East Coast Championships… Won third place in the 18 Open Division at the Puerto Rican National Championships… Earned the Berkeley Prep Coaches’ MVP Award. 2011 – Won first place in the 17 Open Division at the East Coast Championships… Won first place in the 17 Open Division at Florida Fest… Earned the Berkeley Prep Coaches’ MVP Award. 2010 – Won fourth place in the 16 Open Division at the East Coast Championships… Earned the Berkeley Prep Coaches’ MVP Award… Named the Middle Division Athlete of the Year… Earned AAU All-American honors. 2009 – Won third place in the 15 Open Division at the East Coast Championships… Won first place in the AAU 15 Open Division…

FAVORITES Food: Pumpkin pie Book: Harry Potter Movie: Inception Actor: Blake Lively Music/Musician: Country, mash-ups Professional Team: Tampa Bay Lightning Athlete: Kevin Durant Moment in life: Making it to the finals against Chile in the 2012 HP Championships.

Earned the Berkeley Prep Coaches’ MVP Award… Named AAU MVP. 2008 – Won first place in the 14U Open Division at the East Coast Championships. 2003 - Began playing club for Tampa Bay Juniors 10 Black. 17 

#9

Karl Apfelbach Club Team: North Shore Milwaukee VBC

Opposite | 6-8 | 180 lbs | Shorewood, Wis. USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS 2013 - Selected to the U.S. Boys' Youth National Volleyball Team. 2012 – Member of the U.S. Boys’ Youth Continental Championship Team that finished in eighth place at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships.

PERSONAL Born: Karl Jeffrey Apfelbach on Oct. 4, 1995. Family: Parents Edward and Kimberly, sister Alice (1999). Hobbies/Interests: Boating, water sports, playing and watching baseball, fishing, playing video games, listening to music, eating, following sports. Admires: His middle school principal, Anthony Strancke, because “he is genuinely interested in each student and treats everyone with respect, fairness and kindness. He is a positive, high-energy, can-do type of person.”

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS 2013 – Club team won the 17 Under Badger Region Championships. 2012 – Club team placed fifth place at the USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships in 16 Open… Club team won the U16 Badger Region Championships… Member of the Shorewood High School team that won the Woodland Conference Championship… Earned First-Team Woodland Conference honors and honorable mention WIAA AllState team honors. 2011 – Member of the Shorewood High School team that won the Woodland Conference Championship. 2009 Began playing club for North Shore Milwaukee Volleyball Club.

FAVORITES Food: Mexican Movie: Happy Gilmore Actor: Will Ferrell Music/Musician: Trombone Shorty Professional Team: Green Bay Packers Athlete: Clay Matthews Moment in life: Making it to the finals against Chile in the 2012 HP Championships.

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#10

Jake Arnitz Club Team: Balbo Bay 18 Hurley

Outside Hitter | 6-7 | 185 lbs | Yorba Linda, Calif. USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS 2013 - Selected to the U.S. Boys' Youth National Volleyball Team. 2012 – Selected to the USA Volleyball High Performance Boys’ Youth A2 Red team that placed second at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships… Selected to the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Training Team.

PERSONAL Born: Jacob Edward Arnitz on July 15, 1995. Family: Parents Ed and Becky, sister Chelsee (1992). His cousin, Tommy Gallarda, is a tight-end for the Atlanta Falcons. Hobbies/Interests: Riding dirt bikes, offroading, going to the river, playing beach volleyball. Admires: Josh Hamilton because, “he overcame a career-ending, debilitating addiction and made the most of his second chance.”

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS 2012— With his club team, earned silver medal in the 17 Open Division at the USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships… Named to the All-Tournament Team. 2011 – With his club team, earned a gold medal in the 16 Open Division at the USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships… Named to the All-Tournament Team. 2008 - Began playing club for Balboa Bay.

FAVORITES Food: In-N-Out hamburgers Movie: The Sandlot Actor: Will Ferrell Professional Team: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Athlete: Mike Trout

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#11

Alex Pia

Club Team: Southern Storm

Middle Blocker | 6-6 | 193 lbs | Johns Creek, Ga. USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS 2013 - Selected to the U.S. Boys' Youth National Volleyball Team. 2012 - Selected to the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team... Placed fifth at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships in Des Moines, Iowa... Participated in USA Volleyball's High Performance Holiday Camp.

PERSONAL Born: Kenneth Alexander Pia on Feb. 9, 1995. Family: Parents Ken and Deb, brother Erik (1999) and sister Jessica (1999). His father played tennis and his mother played volleyball, both in college. His grandfather qualified for the 1960 Olympic fencing team. Hobbies/Interests: Basketball, Spanish, golf, fishing. Admires: LeBron James because “everyone doubted him and he proved them wrong.”

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS 2012 Nominated for High School All-American honors. 2011 - With his club team, placed third at the AAU Championships in Orlando, Fla., and won the silver bracket at the East Coast Championships. 2008 - Began playing club for Balboa Bay.

FAVORITES Food: Chick-fil-A Book: Total Frat Move Movie: Forrest Gump Actor: Tom Hanks Music/Musician: Hip-hop, rap/Eminem, Chief Keef Professional Team: Atlanta Braves Athlete: LeBron James

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#12

Evan Enriques Club Team: Ka Ulukoa

Outside Hitter/Libero | 6-2 | 175 lbs | Pahala, Hawaii USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS 2013 - Selected to the U.S. Boys' Youth National Volleyball Team. 2012 – Was invited to U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team Tryouts… Participated in USA Volleyball’s High Performance A2 Camp… Participated in USA Volleyball’s High Performance Holiday Camp. 2011/10 – Participated in USA Volleyball’s High Performance A1 Camp… Participated in USA Volleyball’s High Performance Holiday Camp.

PERSONAL Born: Evan Guy Makai Enriques on Nov. 2, 1995. Family: Parents Guy and Julie, brothers Cory (1986) and Emmett (1997), sisters Addie (1998) and Avery (1998). Mother played volleyball at Oregon State, still plays at USA Volleyball Open National Championships. Father plays at USA Volleyball Open National Championships, won the gold medal in the Men’s 55 and Over Division Hobbies/Interests: Fishing, diving, kayaking. Admires: His parents because of their continual support and encouragement for him and his brothers to compete in volleyball and succeed in school.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS 2013 – High school team finished second in the league, fifth in the state… Named the league’s player of the year… Earned First Team All-State honors… Finished third at the Hawaii Fab 15… Named to the HBVI All-Tournament Team. 2012 – High school team finished first in the league, second in the state… Named the league’s player of the year… Named the Hawaii state player of the year… Earned most outstanding player honors in the state tournament… Named to the HBVI All-Tournament Team… Named to the All-Tournament Team at the Wave Rider Classic… Club team won the USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships 16 Open Division… Finished first in the U16 SCVA qualifiers. 2011 – High school team finished second in the league, fourth in the state… Named to both the First Team AllLeague and First Team All-State… Named to the HBVI All-Tournament Team… Named to the All-Tournament Team at the Wave Rider Classic… Finished first in the U15 SCVA qualifiers… Club team won the USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships. 2010 – Club team won the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships 14 Open Division… Finished first in the U14 SCVA qualifiers.

FAVORITES Food: Spam katsu Book: Night of the Howling Dogs Movie: Lord of the Rings Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio Music/Musician: R&B, soft rock/John Mayer Professional Team: Brazilian Men’s National Volleyball Team Athlete: Murillo Endres Moment in life: Winning the 12U gold medal at Junior Nationals against Borinquen Coqui.

2009 - Club team won the USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships 13 Club Division. 2008 - Club team won the USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships 12 Club Division. 2007 - Began playing club for Southside Hawaii. 21 

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Soren Dion-Kindem Club Team: SMBC

Setter | 6-3 | 165 lbs | Agoura Hills, Calif. USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS 2013 - Selected to the U.S. Boys' Youth National Volleyball Team. 2012 – Selected to the USA Volleyball High Performance Boys’ Youth A1 Camp… Participated in USA Volleyball’s High Performance Holiday Camp. 2011 – Selected to the High Performance A1 Camp… Participated in USA Volleyball’s High Performance Holiday Camp.

PERSONAL Born: Soren Peter Dion-Kindem on Jan. 4, 1995. Family: Parents Peter and Gabrielle, sister Anneliese (1991), brothers Jacob (1988) and Lars (1990). Hobbies/Interests: Playing pick-up basketball, skateboarding, hiking.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS 2013 – Selected to the All-Marmonte League First Team. 2012 – Selected to the All-Marmonte League Second Team. 2011 – Named to the All -Tournament Team in the USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships 17 Open Division… Selected to the All-Marmonte League Third Team. 2009 – Named to the AllTournament Team in the USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships 15 Club Division. 2008 - Began playing club for SMBC.

FAVORITES Food: Pizza Book: Live By Night Movie: Heavyweights Actor: Will Ferrell Professional Team: Los Angeles Clippers Athlete: Chris Paul

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Chris Nugent Club Team: Warren SixPak

Outside Hitter | 6-4 | 180 lbs | Fair Lawn, N.J. USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS 2013 - Selected to the U.S. Boys' Youth National Volleyball Team. PERSONAL Born: Christopher William Nugent on May 17, 1995. Family: Parents Bill and Cathy, brother Dan (1993). Father played AA/Open club volleyball from 1986-2000. Mother played volleyball at Princeton (1981-1985) as well as club AA/Open volleyball from 1985-1992. Hobbies/Interests: Beach and indoor volleyball. Admires: His dad because “he taught me much of what I know about volleyball and all sports.”

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS High school team won two New Jersey State Championships. 2012 – Member of Warren SixPak club team that earned 15th place at the USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships… Named one of Volleyball Magazine’s All -Americans... Named New Jersey Player of the Year by the Star Ledger. 2008 - Began playing club for N.J. Volleyball Club.

FAVORITES Food: Chicken parmesan Movie: Anchorman Actor: Mark Wahlberg Music/Musician: Hip-hop, rap/Eminem, Kid Cudi Professional Team: New York Giants Athlete: LeBron James Moment in life: Winning his first state championship.

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Head Coach

Colin McMillan Penn State University, Assistant Coach  Colin McMillan assumes the helm of the 2013 U.S. Boys’ Youth National Volleyball team with a decade of coaching experience under his belt.

From 2000 to 2005, McMillan played volleyball internationally for clubs in Turkey, Portugal, France and Puerto Rico, winning the Superior League Championship in 2000.

He has served as an assistant coach for the men’s volleyball team at Penn State University for six seasons, where he is involved with all aspects of the program including opponent video breakdown, training the middle blockers and blocking defense.

A middle blocker, he trained within the USA Volleyball pipeline and helped the 2001 United States team to a gold medal at the World University Games in Beijing, China. He was competed for the U.S. during the 2001 FIVB World League.

McMillan is also a familiar face to USA Volleyball having been an assistant coach for the 2012 U.S. Boys’ Youth National Volleyball Team that placed third at the NORCECA Youth Continental Championship in Tijuana, Mexico.

McMillan attended college at Ohio State from 1997-2000, where he was a four-time All-MIVA selection and a four-year scholar athlete. He led the Buckeyes to a national runner-up title in 2000 and was named to the National Collegiate Championship all-tournament team. He finished among the top five in hitting percentage in all four years and is the career record holder at OSU in hitting percentage (.481), block assists (473) and total blocks (548). During McMillan’s tenure, the Buckeyes accumulated a record of 90-21.

He was also an assistant coach for the U.S. Men’s Junior National Volleyball Team that finished fourth in the 2011 FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In addition, he assisted the U.S. Men’s Junior National Team in 2010, helping the squad win the NORCECA qualifying tournament in Gatineau, Canada.

McMillan graduated from Ohio State in 2000 with a double major in international business and marketing.

In 2005 and 2006, McMillan served as a club coach guiding the Excel Volleyball Club 18 boys’ program in Glenview, Ill., the Next Level 16 boys’ program in Franklin, Wis., and the Stellar Sports LLC 15 girls team in Colorado Springs, Colo. In 2003, he was a graduate assistant coach for Ohio State University.

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Assistant Coach

Kevin Moore Juniata College, Head Coach Kevin Moore is no new face in the USA Volleyball world, and is entering his fourth season as the head coach of the Juniata College men’s volleyball program.

Rochester, serving as the head coach of the club’s 18U team from 2006-2008. Moore has also been active with USA Volleyball’s High Performance program for seven years. He has directed tryout camps and served as an evaluator at camps in Illinois, Pennsylvania and Maryland. He has been a clinician at the U.S. Boys’ Development Camps and the Boys’ Youth A2 Camp since 2008.

In 2012, he lead Juniata to an 8-0 record in the CVC East Division and the semifinals of the CVC Tournament. During the season, the Division III Eagles earned victories over NCAA Division I George Mason University and NCAA Division II Grand Canyon University. In 2011, the Eagles finished the season with an 18-12 record.

In 2006 and 2007, Moore was a training coach and evaluator at the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team camp. He helped select a team to qualify and represent the United States at the 2007 FIVB Boys’ Youth World Championship in Baja California, Mexico.

Prior to returning to Juniata — his alma mater — Moore spent two seasons at George Mason as an assistant coach and lead recruiting coordinator for the men’s volleyball team. In both years, the Patriots reached the EIVA Tournament semifinals.

He received his master’s degree in education from the State University of New York College at Brockport in 2008.

Moore previously served as the head boys’ volleyball coach at Gates-Chili High School in Rochester, N.Y. He led the team to a sectional championship in 2005 and 2006 and was named the Section V Monroe County Class A Coach of the Year in 2006.

Moore graduated from Juniata College with an undergraduate degree in elementary and special education, and was a four-year letterwinner in volleyball. He led the Eagles to their first Molten Division III Invitational title in 1998 and earned EIVA Division III All-Star honors in 1998 and 2000.

Simultaneously, he was on the coaching staff of the Pace Bootlegger Boys Volleyball Club in

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Assistant Coach

Kris Berzins Loyola University Chicago, Assistant Coach Only three years removed from his collegiate volleyball career, Kris Berzins is already amassing significant coaching experience.

On the court, Berzins earned most valuable players honors at the 2012 USA Volleyball Open National Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah, at which his team took first place.

Berzins assumed his assistant coaching position at his alma mater, Loyola University Chicago, in the fall of 2011 after spending the 2011 season playing volleyball professionally in Austria. The 2013 season saw the Ramblers finish with a record of 22-10, earning a trip to the NCAA National Collegiate Men’s Volleyball Championship.

One of the top players in Loyola history, Berzins earned All-MIVA honors and helped the Ramblers to 77 wins in his four years. In 2010, he was named Loyola’s Male Athlete of the Year and is one of only seven players in program history to tally over 1,000 kills and 500 digs in his career.

During the summer of 2012, he served as the head coach of USA Volleyball’s A3 Camp in Vernon Hills, Ill. He was also an assistant coach at USA Volleyball’s Future Select Camp as well as at the High Performance Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

As an athlete he gained recognition from ESPN The Magazine, twice earning Academic AllDistrict V honors. He was selected to the firstteam in 2010 and the second-team in 2009.

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Team Manager

Brandon Dyett USA Volleyball, Indoor National HP Coordinator

Athletic Trainer

Jeremiah Fraser University of the Pacific, Athletic Training Graduate Assistant 

Technical Coordinator 

Randy Nako University of Hawaii Hilo, Assistant Coach

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U.S. Boys’ National Team In Review eight points in the USA victory, while Dylan Davis (Corona del Mar, Calif.) added six points. Rounding out the scoring was Scott Kevorken (Westlake Village, Calif.) with five points and Oliver Deutschman with a single tally.

U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team Wins NORCECA Gold MIAMI, Fla. (August 8, 2008) – The U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team defeated Puerto Rico 25-19, 25-21, 25-22 in the gold-medal match of the NORCECA Boys’ Youth Continental Championship Friday evening. A day earlier, the team qualified for the 2009 FIVB Boys’ Youth World Championship by reaching the championship match. Ian Satterfield (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) led the USA with 12 points on nine kills, two blocks and one service ace while celebrating his 17th birthday. Taylor Sander (Norco, Calif.) followed right behind with 10 points on six kills, three blocks and a service ace.

Courtesy of NORCECA 

U.S. Boys’ Team Finishes 10th at Worlds

“We had to beat them in the serving passing game,” U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team head Coach Andy Read said. “Our servers have to beat their passers. Our ability to pass their serves allows us to be in system more and I think that Puerto Rico is a very good serving team with very live arms. If we did that our block, in time, would make up for errors and win us the match.”

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 5, 2009) – The U.S. Boys’ Youth National Volleyball Team finished the FIVB Volleyball Boys’ Youth (U-19) World Championship in 10th place after falling to Brazil 1-3 (25-27, 19-25, 27-25, 1925) in Bassano del Grappa, Italy. The U.S. Boys’ Youth Team completes the World Championship with a 5-3 overall record. Brazil finishes ninth with a 6-2 record. Iran and Serbia, which were in the United States’ original pool, will play for the gold medal on Sunday.

Weston Nielsen (Corona del Mar, Calif.) tallied

Officially, Maurice Torres (Riverside, Calif.) led all scorers with 22 points on a match-high 17 kills, three blocks and two aces. Taylor Sander (Norco, Calif.) added 15 points on 15 kills. Dylan Davis (Corona del Mar, Calif.) totaled eight points on five kills, one block and two aces.

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U.S. Boys’ National Team In Review U.S. Boys’ Youth Team Takes Silver at NORCECA

Boys’ Youth Beat Mexico for Pan Am Bronze

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 11, 2010) – The U.S. Boys’ Youth National Volleyball Team finished second on Sunday at the NORCECA Boys’ Youth (U-19) Continental Championship in Guadalajara, Mexico.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 16, 2011) – The U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team captured the bronze medal on Saturday after defeating Mexico, 25-23, 25-19, 25-21, at the Boys’ Youth (Under-19) Pan American Cup in Mexicali, Mexico.

Cuba swept the U.S. Boys Team 25-16, 2518, 25-22 in Sunday’s final and qualified for the 2011 Youth Olympic Games on Aug. 1426 in Singapore. Both Cuba and the United States qualified for the 2011 FIVB Boys’ Youth World Championship at a site and date still to be determined.

The Americans (3-2) beat Mexico (2-2) in a rematch of their pool play battle. Mexico had previously beaten the U.S. in its second match, securing a position in the semifinals. Cody Caldwell (Newport Beach, Calif.) led the United States with 14 points off of nine kills, three blocks and two service aces. Both Aaron Russell (Ellicott City, Md.) and Scott Rhein (Pleasant View, Tenn.) tallied 10 points each with Russell delivering a match-high 10 kills. Rhein recorded seven kills, one block and two service aces.

Cuba finished the tournament with a perfect 50 record. The United States finished 3-2, with the only losses coming to Cuba. The United States’ Aaron Russell (Ellicott City, Md.) was named the tournament’s Best Blocker. He finished with a total of 15 stuff blocks. Cuba’s Wilfredo Leon was named Most Valuable Player, Best Scorer and Best Spiker. An estimated crowd of 3,000 was on hand for the match.

As a team, the U.S. out-attacked Mexico 3820. It also led in blocks (11-5) and in aces (62).

Courtesy of Mary Claire Orenic 

Courtesy of NORCECA 

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U.S. Boys’ National Team In Review The U.S. converted 41.4 percent of its attacks into points with a .273 hitting efficiency with 18 attack errors. Egypt held a kill percent of 37.7 percent and a .192 hitting efficiency with 24 attack errors. Shaw tallied 16 assists on 70 set attempts, while West added six assists on 26 set attempts.

U.S. Boys’ Youth Team Takes 11th Place COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 28, 2011) - The U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team (BYNT) defeated Egypt 29-27, 23-25, 25-20, 25-20 on Sunday afternoon and finished in 11th place at the FIVB Volleyball Boys’ Youth World Championship Argentina 2011 being played in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Andrew Sato led the U.S. back-row with 11 digs and 20 excellent receptions on 35 attempts. Kingi charted 10 excellent receptions on 23 attempts to go with nine digs.

"This tournament has been a great experience for us,” U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team Head Coach Ken Shibuya said. “Argentina has been a great host and my players have gained a lot of confidence through this competition.”

"We are very happy with how our team finished,” West said. “Today everyone did his job. This experience made us closer not only on the court, but also as a team." Courtesy of FIVB 

The Americans had already faced and defeated Egypt in their first match of the tournament, winning in five sets after Egypt came back from a 0 -2 set deficit. Greg Petty (Downers Grove, Ill.) scored nine kills on 25 attacks, three aces and two blocks for 14 points to lead the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team against Egypt. Cody Caldwell (Newport Beach, Calif.) tallied 13 points with 11 kills on 31 attacks, a block and an ace. Austin Kingi (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) contributed 12 points on 10 kills via 27 swings and two blocks. Aaron Russell (Ellicott City, Md.) and James Shaw (Woodside, Calif.) both contributed nine points apiece. Russell racked up his points with seven kills on 13 attacks and two aces, while Shaw scored his points on six kills via eight errorless attacks and three blocks.

U.S. Boys’ Youth Claims Bronze at NORCECA COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 7, 2012) – The U.S. Boys’ Youth National Volleyball Team (BYNT) rallied to defeat Puerto Rico 22-25, 2519, 25-11, 26-28, 15-7 in the bronze-medal match of the NORCECA Boys’ Youth Continental Championship on Saturday in Tijuana, Mexico.

Nikola Antonijevic (Buffalo Grove, Ill.) added five points on three kills through four swings and two blocks. Ben Patch (Provo, Utah) chipped in three points, all on kills. Josh Kirchner (Sussex, Wis.) and Scott Rhein (Pleasant View, Tenn.) scored four points collectively on two kills apiece. Matt West (Seattle) scored a block for the match winning point.

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U.S. Boys’ National Team In Review fies its top two teams into the 2013 FIVB Boys’ Youth World Championship in Mexico, but it is expected the U.S. will also advance as the thirdplace team due to Mexico hosting and being one of the two NORCECA top teams playing the gold-medal match.

aces. Mitch Penning (Maryland Heights, Mo.) contributed 11 kills, two blocks and an ace for 14 points. Aidan Albrecht (Old Bridge, N.J.) charted eight kills, three aces and a block for 12 points. Christian Blough (Ontario, N.Y.) tacked on three kills, two blocks and two aces for seven points. Cyrus Fa’alogo (Salt Lake City, Utah) tallied a kill and David Parker (Rocklin, Calif.) rounded out the scoring with an ace.

After recovering from a 5-1 deficit in the first set, Team USA rallied to tie the score at 10-all only to have Puerto Rico push to 20-13 advantage and held on for a 25-22 victory as it recorded eight blocks and two aces. The BYNT evened the match with a 25-19 second set victory after going on a 10-4 scoring run to create a sizeable 17-10 advantage. After it trailed 5-4 in the third set, the BYNT controlled the period by scoring 21 of the final 27 points using five blocks and four aces to pave the way. Puerto Rico built an 18-13 lead in the fourth set, then withstood a late U.S. charge that yielded it with one match point opportunity before Puerto Rico won 28-26. Team USA broke a 4-all tie in the fifth set with a 7-2 run to go on to win 15-7.

“Puerto Rico improved tremendously,” U.S. Boy’s Youth National Volleyball Team Head Coach Dan Friend said. “I really hope they can come to the FIVB World Championship. Our goal was to come here and to qualify to the World Championship. We have just been practicing for 10 to 11 days and the boys got better every day. I’m proud of them.” Blough was credited with 25 running sets on 96 set attempts. Erik Sikes (Laguna Nigel, Calif.) totaled nine excellent receptions on 22 attempts and five digs.

The U.S. enjoyed balanced scoring with five players reaching at least a dozen points. Earl Schultz (Chicago) scored a match-high 16 points with nine kills, match-high six blocks and an ace. Connor Lammey (West Grove, Pa.) added 11 kills and four blocks for 15 points, which was matched by Kupono Fey (Honolulu) as he totaled 12 kills and three

Friend started Blough at opposite, Fa’alogo at setter, Fey and Smith at outside hitter, and Penning and Lammey at middle blocker. Sikes was the designated libero for the match. Schultz and Albrecht subbed into the first set and started the final four sets. Parker was a sub in all five sets. The U.S. dominated nearly all facets of the match with an 11-3 margin in aces and 15-11 advantage in blocks. Team USA held a 55-44 kill advantage as both teams committed 32 errors. Overall, the U.S. converted 39.9 percent of its attacks with a .254 hitting efficiency (55-20138), while Puerto Rico was held to a 30.3 kill percent and .069 hitting efficiency (44-34-145). The BYNT held a 25-8 margin in digs. “Puerto Rico put a lot of pressure on us, but we did a good job with a good block and also avoided unforced errors,” said Blough, the U.S. captain.

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FIVB Boys’ U19 World Championship Past Results

Year

Location

1st—Gold

2nd—Silver

3rd—Bronze

1989

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Brazil

USSR

Bulgaria

1991

Porto, Portugal

Brazil

USSR

Korea

1993

Istanbul, Turkey

Brazil

Japan

Korea

1995

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Brazil

Italy

Japan

1997

Tehran, Iran

Italy

Greece

Japan

1999

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Russia

Venezuela

Poland

2001

Cairo, Egypt

Brazil

Iran

Russia

2003

Suphan Buri, Thailand

China

Italy

Brazil

2005

Algiers and Oran, Algeria

Russia

Brazil

Italy

2007

Tijuana and Mexicali, Mexico

Iran

China

France

2009

Jesolo and Bassano del Grappa, Italy

Serbia

Iran

Argentina

2011

Buenos Aires and Almirante Brown, Argentina

Serbia

Spain

Cuba

The United States:

1993—7th place; 2007—15th place; 2009—10th place; 2011—11th place

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Volleyball Glossary Ace - a served ball that directly results in a point. as the up-referee. Also known as the second official. Bagel - winning a game 25-0. Dump - when the setter, instead of setting the Block - an attempt by a player or players to interhitters, attacks the ball over the net. rupt the ball before, as or just after it crosses the Facial Disgracial - a spike that hits the opposing net. blocker or floor defender in the face. Bump (Pass) - technique of playing the ball usFoot Fault - stepping on the court or out of ing forearms, hands together, to direct the ball. bounds before serving the ball. Bump (Set) - a forearm pass used as a set. Free Ball - a ball the opponent cannot attack and Carry - a fault called if the ball comes to rest in must yield by passing over the net. the course of contact by one player. Husband and Wife - when a serve drops unChickenwing - a last-ditch way to dig a ball ustouched between two receivers who fail to move. ing your elbow and a bent arm. Joust - when two players on opposing sides atCourt - the playing surface divided into two equal tempt to block the ball by vying to push it onto areas by a net. In its official form, volleyball is each other’s side of the net. played on a rectangular court 18 meters (59 feet Kill - an attack that results in an immediate point. 0.75 inches) long and 9 meters (29 feet 6.475 inches) wide; the women’s net placed at 2.24 me- Paint Brush - a wipe off shot by the spiker ters (7 feet 4.125 inches) high and the men’s net (painter) on a blocker. at 2.44 meters (8 feet) high. Pancake - a one-handed floor defensive techCoverage - most often, refers to backing up a nique where the hand is extended and slid along teammate’s hit when the block is up and the ball the floor, palm down, and the ball rebounds off comes back. the back of the hand, rather than the floor. Cross Court/Cut Shot - an offensive hit when a Pass - the first of three contacts on the offensive player, instead of hitting with power, slices the side - overhead or forearm. ball just over and nearly parallel to the net. Perimeter Defense - back-row defenders work in Dig - to pass a very hard hit spike; a ball brought the area a meter in from the backline and sideup (saved) with any part of the body, particularly lines up to the three-meter line. from a spike attempt. Pipe - a ball set in the middle of the court, on the Dink - a very softly-hit spike; ball played just over three-meter line, for a back-row player to hit. the net or the blockers hands. Quick - the first of the three attack options. The Down-Referee - secondary referee. He/she attacker contacts the ball immediately after it is stands on the floor at the opposite end of the net released from the setter’s hands. 33 

Volleyball Glossary Red card - a severe sanction given by the upreferee. Roof - to block a spike, usually straight down and for a point.

Slide - a movement from an attacker’s serve receive position past another into a third; usually the ball is hit while “sliding out” towards the sideline.

Spiked Ball - a ball hit forcibly from a height not Screening - an attempt by a player to conceal less than the top of the net. Also known as a the start of a teammate’s serve by obstructing an bury, crush, hammer, kill, put-away or slam. opponent’s line of sight. Screening is illegal. Stuff - a block in which the ball goes straight Seams - the space between the blockers and down to the floor with no hope of being picked up between back-court defenders. by an opposing player. Set - the act of getting the ball into the position Tool - when a ball is intentionally spiked off a for the hitters to attack the ball. Usually done blocker’s hands to make it go out of bounds. overhead with two hands. Touch - when the ball lands out of bounds, but Setter - the team quarterback. Attempts to “set” not before contacting one of the players. every second contact for his/her hitters to attack. Up-referee - the main referee. He/she stands Serve - the act of putting the ball into play. upon a special chair. Also known as the first refShank - to pass the ball badly. eree. Six Pack - another term for getting a spiked ball Yellow card - a first sanction given by the upin the face on defense. A “Twelve Pack” actually referee, cost the sanctioned team a point. knocks down the defender. In the past the defender was then obligated to buy the spiker a six pack of his/her desired beverage (roots are found in doubles sand play). Sizzle the Pits - a spike that goes under, and past, the armpits of a big block.

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