Feb. 19, 2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. --- Six Lobo volleyball student-athletes are spending the weekend at the U.S. Olympic Training Center at the USA Volleyball National Team Open Tryouts, Feb. 19-21. Seniors-to-be Taylor Hadfield, Lisa Meeter and Jade Michaelsen, and juniors-to-be Allison Buck, Ashley Rhoades and Kelly Williamson are among 177 participants in the largest-ever single tryout sponsored by USA Volleyball.
Hugh McCutcheon, the U.S. Women's National Team head coach, will lead the evaluation process for the tryout. Karch Kiraly (U.S. Women's National Team) and Jamie Morrison (U.S. Women's National Team) will also take part in the player evaluations.
Athletes who have remaining collegiate eligibility may still participate in the program with participation beginning May 2010 or when their scholastic calendar ends. The U.S. Women's National Team Open Tryout is the only path for a collegiate volleyball player with remaining eligibility to access the U.S. National Team.
Previous National Team tryouts have led to Lobos gaining the opportunity to play internationally with the USA Developmental/BIP Team - Jeanne Fairchild (2007), Gayle Tripp (2007), Rose Morris (2008), Buck (2009) and Rhoades (2009).