Twelve college men’s volleyball players have been selected to represent the United States at an international tournament.
USA Volleyball announced Thursday its final roster for the 2012 NORCECA Men’s Junior (U-21) Continental Championship that will begin this weekend in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Pepperdine led all teams with three players selected to the U.S. team, including MPSF All-Freshman Team setter Matt West.
Ohio State had two players chosen for the team — the only other school to have multiple players represented on the team. BYU, USC, Princeton, Loyola, Lewis, Stanford and Harvard each have one player represented on the team.
Among the players selected for the U.S. Junior National Team includes USC setter Micah Christenson, who will be playing on the team for a second time.
Christenson last year helped the United States finish in fourth place at the Junior World Championships. He also as a freshman at USC was named the 2012 AVCA National Newcomer of the Year.
The 12 players chosen for the final roster followed a three-week training camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. USA Volleyball invited 18 players to the training camp.
The United States will open the tournament’s three-match pool play round against Honduras at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
The winner of the NORCECA tournament will qualify for the Junior world Championships next year.
2012 U.S. Men’s Junior National Volleyball Team
Setter: Micah Christenson, USC
Setter: Matt West, Pepperdine
Outside attacker: Michael Henchy, Ohio State
Outside attacker: Ben Patch, BYU
Outside attacker: Greg Petty, Lewis
Outside attacker: Scott Rhein, Pepperdine
Outside attacker: James Shaw, Stanford
Outside attacker: Matt Tarantino, Pepperdine
Outside attacker: DJ White, Harvard
Middle attacker: Nick Olson, Loyola
Middle attacker: Driss Guessous, Ohio State
Libero: Tony Ensbury, Princeton