Kehoe, Klineman Added To U.S. National Team Training Roster
Jan. 21, 2008
Colorado Springs, Colo. - Stanford's Alix Klineman and Bryn Kehoe have been added to the U.S. National Team training roster announced U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team Head Coach 'Jenny' Lang Ping today. The pair joins teammates Cynthia Barboza and Foluke Akinradewo on the 18-player roster.
Kehoe and Klineman were among ten players selected from an invitation-only tryout held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs earlier this month. Based on their performances with the U.S. National Team last summer, Barboza and Akinradewo were given spots last November. Many of the 18 players will arrive within the week, and Barboza will join the team in March.
U.S. Women's National Training Team athletes will compete for tournament roster spots this summer. Team USA earned its berth into the 2008 Olympic Games by finishing third at the FIVB World Cup in November.
'This group of young players will have a chance to train as a group under our system for a few months and getting used to international volleyball rules,' Lang Ping said. 'These players will have the opportunity to compete for roster spots this summer at the FIVB World Grand Prix and Olympic Games. At the very least, if they do not make the Olympic Games roster, they will have gained valuable experience for the future with our program.'
Klineman and Texas' Juliann Faucette are the two youngest players on the roster, having just completed their freshman seasons. Akinradewo, Klineman and Barboza account for three of the seven players with collegiate eligibility remaining for the 2008 season.
Once Barboza arrives in mid-March, Stanford will have four players part of the U.S. Women's National Training Team, the most of any school in the nation. Further, Logan Tom and Ogonna Nnamani, both with at least one Olympic Games roster to their credit, are veterans from Stanford expected to return to Team USA in mid-May once their professional seasons are completed.
U.S. Women's National Training Team (as of Jan. 21, 2008)