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ASU volleyball players try out for US Women's National Team

February 26, 2013

Arizona State volleyball sent seven student-athletes to the competitive tryout for the U.S. Women's National Team this past weekend. The tryouts took place Feb. 22-24 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. 

Among the 243 who tried out, Arizona State had seven represent the Sun Devil family:Caitlyn Francis, Macey Gardner, Allison Palmer, Stephanie Preach and newcomers Bianca Arellano, BreElle Bailey, McKenzie Willey. Assistant Coach Linda Hampton-Keith served as a member of the Tryout Staff as a court coach.

The U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team Program is available to athletes who have concluded their college eligibility and who wish to be invited to be a member of the U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team on a full-time basis. Since all seven of ASU's athletes have remaining eligibility they will be vying for a spot on the U.S. Women's National Volleyball Senior A2 program and the Junior National Team.

The U.S. Women's National Volleyball Senior A2 program is available to athletes with collegiate eligibility remaining for the 2013 season. This program is scheduled to take place in Dallas from June 25 to July 4. A projected 48 athletes will be invited to participate in the program. The Junior Program is available for athletes born in either 1994 or 1995. The Women's Junior National Team will compete in the FIVB Volleyball Women's Junior World Championship June 21-30 in Brno, Czech Republic.