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Sanders, Grote, Powell Tabbed For Collegiate National Team

May 24, 2021

SEATTLE - A trio of Huskies have been named to the 2021 USA Volleyball Collegiate National Team, continuing Washington's proud tradition of representing and supporting the U.S. National Team at every opportunity. Marin Grote, Ella May Powell, and Lauren Sanders are three of the 28 players chosen from the NCAA ranks to train in Anaheim, Calif. from June 13-18.

Players on the Collegiate National Team, selected by the U.S. Women's National Team staff and National Team Development Program (NTDP), will work with top volleyball coaches at USAV's Anaheim training center. "Athletes will receive evaluations, feedback and individual development plans," according to USA Volleyball.

Sanders has been a regular on the U.S. Collegiate National Team, having been picked for four different rosters now. Grote was chosen a year ago for the Gold Roster but wasn't able to compete due to the pandemic. Powell also has played on both the U.S. Collegiate National Team in Anaheim in 2019 and the U.S. Junior National Team that competed at the 2019 U20 World Championships.

Powell was named an AVCA All-America First Team selection, while Grote and Sanders were both named AVCA All-Region honorees.

The four teams that made the 2021 Final Four last month will be well represented in Anaheim. In addition to Washington's three athletes, Kentucky will have two players, Texas has three representatives, and Wisconsin has two players.

2021 U.S. Women's Collegiate National Team
Name (Pos., College, USAV Region)
Anota Adekunle (MB, Rice Univ., Lone Star)
Brionne Butler (MB, Univ. of Texas, Lone Star)
T'ara Caesar (OH, Univ. of Florida, Florida)
Tori Dilfer (S, Univ. of Louisville, Pioneer)
Dani Drews (OH, Univ. of Utah, Intermountain)
Logan Eggleston (OH, Univ. of Texas, Lone Star)
Skylar Fields (OPP, Univ, of Texas, Lone Star)
Zoe Fleck (L, UCLA, Southern California)
Marin Grote (MB, Univ. of Washington, Puget Sound)
Kaitlyn Hord (MB, Penn State Univ., Keystone)
CC McGraw (L, Univ. of Minnesota, North Country)
Brooke Nuneviller (L, Univ. of Oregon, Columbia Empire)
Thayer Hall (OH, Univ. of Florida, Florida)
Kayla Lund (OH, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Keystone)
Mac May (OH, UCLA, Southern California)
Marlie Monserez (S, Univ. of Florida, Florida)
Ella May Powell (S, Univ. of Washington, Puget Sound)
Yossi Pressley (OPP, Baylor Univ., Lone Star)
Dana Rettke (MB, Univ. of Wisconsin, Badger)
Devyn Robinson (OPP, Univ. of Wisconsin, Badger)
Jess Robinson (MB, Univ. of Michigan, Lakeshore)
Stephanie Samedy (OPP, Univ. of Minnesota, North Country)
Lauren Sanders (MB, Univ. of Washington, Puget Sound)
Shannon Scully (L, TBD, Southern California)
Melani Shaffmaster (S, Univ. of Minnesota, North Country)
Madi Skinner (OPP, Univ. of Kentucky, Pioneer)
Anna Stevenson (MB, Univ. of Louisville, Pioneer)
Alli Stumler (OH, Univ. of Kentucky, Pioneer)

Head Coach Chris McGown (Gold Medal Squared)
Assistant Coach Tayyiba Haneef-Park (Athletes Unlimited)
Assistant Coach Rob Browning (Saint Mary's Univ.)
Assistant Coach Michelle Chatman (USA Volleyball)
Tech Brian Hurler (Stanford Univ.)
Team Leader Meredith Lee (USAV NTDP)
Team Leader Todd Faulds (USAV NTDP)
Athletic Trainer Wyatt Blue