Four Pioneers Set for USA Volleyball Tryout
Latham, Novotny, Principato and Willis will take part in tryouts from March 2-4
Feb. 28, 2018
DENVER— Four Denver Pioneers will be on hand in Colorado Springs this weekend to take part in the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryout held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.
Junior Olivia Novotny will be trying out as a libero, junior Emma Willis will be competing as a middle and Becca Latham (junior) and Kayla Principato will be trying out as opposites. All but Principato will be trying out for the USA Collegiate National Team programs, as Principato (a graduating senior) will be going for the USA National Team. Last year, Principato was selected to the U.S. Collegiate National Team-Minneapolis as a result of the 2017 tryouts.
For the U.S. Collegiate National Teams, there are three possible teams that the athletes may be selected to: CNT Asia, CNT Europe or CNT-Detroit, Mich.
In total, there will be 230 athletes from 90 colleges across the country vying for spots on the U.S. Women’s National Team and the U.S. Collegiate National Team program. Of the 230 players, there will be 60 outside hitters, 49 middles, 48 liberos, 43 setters and 30 opposites.
The tryout will involve four sessions with three waves per session. All four Pioneers are in the red wave.
Selections for the U.S. Collegiate National Teams will be made by the end of March.
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