Weber and Dosty Set for Nationals

May 27, 2010



PHOENIX – University of Arizona volleyball players Whitney Dosty and Paige Weber are representing the Wildcats this summer with their play on the USA Volleyball women’s A2 national team. 


This week both Dosty and Weber have been part of a training camp for the A2 national team in Tempe, Ariz. in preparation for the Open Division national championships which will run from May 29 – June 1 at the Phoenix Convention Center. 


The A2 roster was split into two 12-person teams yesterday with Weber and Dosty each playing for the “red” team.  The two Wildcats are the only Pac-10 players on the red team while Cal’s Carli Lloyd and Tarrah Murrey will play for the “blue” team.


The A2 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.


USA Volleyball will be showcasing its Open National Championships for the 81st year since the organization’s founding in 1928. The event is one of the largest national championships in any sport in the United States, and the Open has featured the sport of volleyball from coast-to-coast.


The 2010 USA Volleyball Open National Championships will have 557 teams participating with approximately 6,000 participants. The first session (May 29-June 1) will have 336 teams, while the second session (June 2-5) will have 221 teams. The second session, in which this team will be participating, will have 221 teams.


Admission is free to the USA Volleyball Open National Championships.



2010 U.S. Women’s National A2 Red Team
# - Name (College, Position, College Eligibility Left, Height, Hometown)
1 - Alyssa Davis (Auburn, MB, 1, 6-5, Oakland Park, Fla.)
2 - Laura DeBruler (Illinois, OH, 1, 5-10, Downers Grove, Ill.)
3 - Kanani Danielson (Hawaii, OH, 2, 5-10, Ewa Beach, Hawaii)
4 - Whitney Dosty (Arizona, OH, 1, 6-3, Tucson, Ariz.)
5 - Monique Mead (Georgia Tech, OPP, 3, 5-10, Newnan, Ga.)
6 - Sabel Moffett (Northwestern, MB, 1, 6-0, Temecula, Calif.)
7 - Kelly Murphy (Florida, S, 2, 6-2, Wilmington, Ill.)
8 - Dominique Olowolafe (Cal Poly, MB, 1, 6-1, Lansing, Mich.)
9 - Paige Weber (Arizona, S, 1, 5-9, Indianapolis, Ind.)
11 - Laurie Gonzalez (Albany, L, 2, 5-9, Carolina, Puerto Rico)
12 - Ellie Blankenship (Northern Iowa, L, 1, 5-10, Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
14 - Kelsey Black (Texas A&M, OH, 2, 5-11, Amarillo, Texas)

Head Coach: Beth Launiere (University of Utah)
Assistant Coach: Steve Loeswick (LSU)
Technical Support: Tyler Adams (University of North Carolina)