U.S. unveils preliminary roster for U21 Pan American Cup

Princeton middle attacker Nyherowo Omene was among the 21 players selected to the U.S. Men’s Junior National Team training roster. Photo courtesy of Princeton athletics.

The preliminary roster is set as the United States begins preparations for an international tournament.

USA Volleyball announced Wednesday the 21-player training roster for the U.S. Men’s Junior National Team that will compete at the U21 Pan American Cup.

Ohio State leads all schools with three players selected to the training roster. Lewis, Long Beach State, UC San Diego, UCLA, USC each also had multiple players named to the team.


Along with these schools, BYU, Concordia-Irvine, George Mason, Pepperdine and Princeton all are represented on the team.

The 21 players started their training block this week in Anaheim, California, and the U.S. roster will be reduced to 12 players next week.

The U21 Pan American Cup will take place Oct. 3-8 in Cuba. The United States will open the eight-team tournament with pool-play matches against Chile, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

2022 U.S. Men’s Junior National Team training roster

Setter: Tyler Morgan, Lewis
Setter: Andrew Rowan, UCLA
Setter: Niko Williams, Ohio State
Opposite: George Bruening, Corona Del Mar High School
Opposite: Trent Moser, BYU
Opposite: Shane Wetzel, Ohio State
Outside attacker: Joshua Ewert, UC San Diego
Outside attacker: Daniel Haber, Lewis
Outside attacker: Dane Hillis, Long Beach State
Outside attacker: Zach Rama, UCLA
Outside attacker: Noah Roberts, USC
Outside attacker: Kyle Teune, Ohio State
Middle attacker: James Eadie, Pepperdine
Middle attacker: Maxwell McCullough, Concordia-Irvine
Middle attacker: Markus Olsson, USC
Middle attacker: Nyherowo Omene, Princeton
Middle attacker: Peter Selcho, UC San Diego
Middle attacker: Wesley Smith, La Costa Canyon High School
Libero: Christopher Connelly, Long Beach State
Libero: Kellen Larson, Woodbridge High School
Libero: Paul Wyszynski, George Mason