The group of players who will vie to represent the United States at the FIVB U19 World Championship.
USA Volleyball announced on Wednesday its 20-player training roster for the upcoming international tournament.
This U.S. roster is comprised of both high school players and incoming college freshmen. Among the older players on the team includes incoming recruits for Hawai’i, Long Beach State, Princeton and UC Santa Barbara.
The team under Springfield head coach Charlie Sullivan will begin an eight-day training session starting July 22 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The coaching staff towards the end of the training block will determine a final 12-player roster for the U19 World Championship.
The United States has won back-to-back U19 Pan American Cup gold medals, including not losing a set at the 2022 event en route to earning a U19 World Championship berth.
The U19 World Championship will begin Aug. 2 in San Juan, Argentina. The United States best all-time finish at the U19 World Championship was seventh place
U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team training roster
Setter: Ryan Gant
Setter: Tread Rosenthal, Hawai’i
Setter: Trent Taliaferro
Opposite: Finn Kearney
Opposite: Caleb Sapp
Opposite: Marek Turner
Outside attacker Sterling Foley
Outside attacker: Cole Hartke
Outside attacker: Sean Kelly
Outside attacker: Grant Lamoureux
Outside attacker: Victor Loiola
Outside attacker: Jack Mally
Outside attacker: Sebastiano Sani, Long Beach State
Middle attacker: Josh Aruya, UC Santa Barbara
Middle attacker: Kaumana Carreira
Middle attacker: Gaige Gabriel
Middle attacker: Isaiah Preuitt
Middle attacker: Tristan Whitfield, Princeton
Libero: Roan Alviar
Libero: Kellen Larson
[Editor’s note: Off the Block only includes the colleges of incoming recruits who are slated to play in the NCAA during the 2024 season.]