U.S. can’t overcome Cuba in U19 NORCECA championship match

A tournament-best performance from opposite Jaylen Jasper was not enough for the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team to repeat as NORCECA champions.

Jasper had a team-high 15 kills as the United States lost to the host-nation Cuba 22-25, 25-21, 25-19, 23-25, 15-11 in the U19 NORCECA Continental Championship finals on Wednesday in Havana, Cuba. Continue reading

U.S. survives near upset, clinches berth to 2017 FIVB World Championship

Nothing came easy for the United States to earn a spot in the gold-medal match and a berth to the 2017 U19 FIVB World Championship.

The U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team survived an upset scare as it rallied to defeat Mexico 17-25, 25-18, 25-23, 23-25, 17-15 in the NORCECA Continental Championship semifinals on Tuesday in Cuba. Continue reading

U.S. finalizes roster for upcoming U21 NORCECA Championship

Two Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Freshmen All-Americans highlight the players who made the final cut to represent the United States at an upcoming international tournament.

USA Volleyball announced Tuesday its 12-player roster for the U.S. Men’s Junior National Team that will compete at the U21 NORCECA Continental Championship in July. Continue reading

U.S. with another sweep, earns bye to U19 NORCECA semifinals

Middle attackers Sam Lewis and Kyler Presho were near flawless offensively to cap-off a perfect group-play stage for the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team.

Lewis and Presho each had a team-high seven kills and zero attack errors as the United States swept the Dominican Republic 25-16, 25-17, 25-21 on Sunday in Cuba to win the Group A title and earn a bye to the semifinals at the NORCECA U19 Continental Championship. Continue reading