Dosty, Weber Named to U.S. Women's A2 National Team

April 7, 2010

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Volleyball has tabbed Arizona’s Whitney Dosty and Paige Weber among 24 players selected to lead its U.S. Women’s National A2 Program for 2010.

The 2010 U.S. Women’s National A2 program is scheduled to train May 24-28 in Tempe, Ariz., before being split into two 12-player rosters to compete in the Open Division of the 2010 USA Open National Championships held in nearby Phoenix. The Open Division flight takes place May 29-June 1 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Additional information on the tournament can be found here.

Weber, a senior-to-be in 2010, served as the Wildcats’ captain in 2009, leading UA with a 10.75 assist-per-set ratio.  Weber also tallied 2.09 digs, 0.45 blocks and 0.65 while starting all 110 sets played for Arizona.  Her play was instrumental in leading Arizona back to the NCAA tournament.  The Indianapolis native also participated on the A2 National in 2009 and is one of four setters on the 2010 team.

Dosty, a Tucson, Ariz. native, was selected to the A2 team as an outside hitter.  In 2009, Dosty averaged 3.02 kills-per-set to go along with 1.46 digs and 0.56 blocks.  She’ll compete amongst the other nine outside hitters selected to the team. 

“I was very happy with the level of the tryout held in February and, as a result, we expect that this year’s A2 teams will be very strong in training and in competition at the USA Open National Championships,” U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon said. “The future continues to look bright for the U.S. Women’s National Team with the talent coming up through the pipeline.

The 2010 U.S. Women’s National A2 Team includes four setters, 10 outside/opposite hitters, six middles and four liberos. The 24 players come from 18 different collegiate programs.

 “As we thought the open tryout in February was the best and deepest collection of athletes that we had seen at that event, we feel the same about this group of A2 athletes,” USA Volleyball Managing Director of Indoor High Performance Tom Pingel said. “I'm already looking forward to watching this group in training and the Open Championships.”

The players, all of whom have remaining collegiate eligibility for 2010, were selected as part of the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryouts held Feb. 19-21 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. A record total of 175 athletes competed in the Open Tryout.

Arizona (2), along with California (2), Illinois (2) and Texas (4) have multiple A2 2010 National Team members.

2010 U.S. Women’s National A2 Program Roster
Rachael Adams (Texas, MB, 2, 6-2, Cincinnati, Ohio)
Michelle Bartsch (Illinois, OPP, 2, 6-3, Maryville, Ill.)
Kelsey Black (Texas A&M, OH, 2, 5-11, Amarillo, Texas)
Ellie Blankenship (Northern Iowa, L, 1, 5-10, Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
Alyssa Davis (Auburn, MB, 1, 6-5, Oakland Park, Fla.)
Laura DeBruler (Illinois, OH, 1, 5-10, Downers Grove, Ill.)
Kanani Danielson (Hawaii, OH, 2, 5-10, Ewa Beach, Hawaii)
Jen Doris (Texas, MB, 1, 6-5, Houston, Texas)
Whitney Dosty (Arizona, OH, 1, 6-3, Tucson, Ariz.)
Juliann Faucette (Texas, OH, 1, 6-2, San Diego, Calif.)
Lindsay Fletemier (Dayton, MB, 1, 6-6, Garden City, Mich.)
Laurie Gonzalez (Albany, L, 2, 5-9, Carolina, Puerto Rico)
Carli Lloyd (California-Berkeley, S, 1, 5-11, Bonsall, Calif.)
Ashley Mass (Iowa State, L, 1, 5-8, Muskego, Wis.)
Monique Mead (Georgia Tech, OPP, 3, 5-10, Newnan, Ga.)
Sabel Moffett (Northwestern, MB, 1, 6-0, Temecula, Calif.)
Kelly Murphy (Florida, S, 2, 6-2, Wilmington, Ill.)
Tarah Murrey (California-Berkeley, OH, 2, 6-3, El Cerrito, Calif.)
Dominique Olowolafe (Cal Poly, MB, 1, 6-1, Lansing, Mich.)
Juliane Piggott (UC Irvine, OH, 1, 6-2, Newport Beach, Calif.)
Evan Sanders (Colorado State, S, 2, 6-0, Lafayette, Colo.)
Ali Troost (San Diego, OPP, 1, 6-1, Hemet, Calif.)
Paige Weber (Arizona, S, 1, 5-9, Indianapolis, Ind.)
Sydney Yogi (Texas, L, 2, 5-2, Honolulu)


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