Live video: United States vs. A1 Red in High Performance Championships finals

A gold medal at a prestigious USA Volleyball event will be on the line for members of the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Training Team.

In preparation for the upcoming FIVB U19 World Championship, the United States split its 24-player training team into two squads and competed at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The U.S. Boys’ Youth National Training Team Red advanced to the championship match of the Boys International Division, while U.S. Boys’ Youth National Training Team White lost in the quarterfinals.


U.S. Boys’ Youth National Training Team Red will play the Boys Youth A1 Red coached by St. Francis head coach Mike Rumbaugh in the gold-medal match that will begin at approximately 6:15 p.m. (CST).

The United States following its training session will reduce its roster to 12 players for the World Championship that begins Aug. 21 in Tunisia.

U.S. Boys’ Youth National Training Team Red roster

Setter: Joe Karlous, Pepperdine
Setter: Aidan Knipe, Long Beach State
Setter: Nathan Lietzke, Stanford
Opposite: Clarke Godbold, Long Beach State commit
Outside attacker; James Hartley, Princeton
Outside attacker: Alex Knight, UCLA
Outside attacker: Sebastian Rodriguez
Outside attacker: Akhil Tangutur, UC Irvine
Middle attacker: Ethan Hill, UCLA
Middle attacker: Gavin Julien
Middle attacker: Ethan Smith, Harvard
Libero: Mason Briggs, Long Beach State

Coaching staff
Head coach: Colin McMillan, Penn State associate head coach
Assistant coach: Nick MacRae, Long Beach State assistant coach
Assistant coach: David Hunt, Pepperdine head coach
Team Representative: Kevin Burch, Ohio State head coach