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Katy Ryan Named U20 National Training Team Alternate

Jul 15, 2021

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Katy Ryan, a Washington State volleyball incoming freshman, was named to the USA Volleyball Women's indoor U20 National Training Team as an alternate, as was announced by USA Volleyball.

Ryan, a 6-foot 5 inch opposite from Rathdrum, Idaho, joins the Cougars as a freshman for the 2021 season this coming fall, and will look to make an early impact on the court. Katy graduated from Lakeland High School where she lettered in both volleyball and basketball for four years while attending. She helped lead her high school squad to a first place overall finish in the league, first place finish at state, which saw Lakeland earn its first volleyball state title in school history as well.

Katy not only will look to be an incredible asset on the court, but will surely have a positive affect in the classroom also. She maintained a 4.196 grade point average while attending Lakeland HS where she was a member of the Calculus Club, National Honors Society, Student-Athlete Leadership Team, and earned herself an Idaho Top Scholar Award. Ryan will look to pursue a degree in elementary education while attending Washington State University. 

During her senior campaign Ryan was a varsity starter along with earning numerous accolades such as Team Most Valuable Player, All-League MVP, Team State Sportsmanship Award, and was named the Idaho Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year.

The 20-person U20 Training Team practiced at UNLV from June 28-July 8 before the team was cut to 12 and headed for Europe. The pool winners and the pool runners-up will continue in two new pools to be played in Rotterdam, while the remaining eight teams form two pools in Kortrijk. The matches in the four second-round groups will take place on July 13-15. The pool standings will determine in which semifinals the teams will compete. The grand final will take place July 18 at the Topsportcentrum. On the same day, the bronze medal match and all the other classification matches will be played in Rotterdam and Kortrijk to determine the final standings.

U.S. Women's U20 National Team
Player (Position, Height, HS Grad Year, Hometown, Club, Region, College)

1 Lexi Rodriguez (L, 5-7, 2021, Sterling, Ill., Club Fusion VBC, Great Lakes, Nebraska)
3 Elena Oglivie (OH, 5-9, 2020, Kapolei, Hawaii, Kuikahi VBC, Aloha, Stanford)
5 Allison Jacobs (OH, 5-11, 2020, Stevenson Ranch, Calif., Legacy VBC, Southern Cal, UCLA)
6C Kami Miner (S, 6-0, 2021, Redondo Beach, Calif., Mizuno Long Beach VBC, Southern Cal, Stanford)
7 Averi Carlson (S, 6-0, 2022, Lucas, Texas, Skyline Juniors Dallas, North Texas Region, Baylor)
10 Reagan Hope (MB, 6-2, 2021, Phoenix, Ariz., Arizona Storm Elite, Arizona Region, Oregon)
11 Jordan Middleton (OH, 6-2, 2022, Gilbert, Ariz., Arizona Storm Elite, Arizona, Southern California)
12 Caroline Crawford (MB, 6-2, 2020, Lansing, Kan., MAVS KC, Heart of America, Kansas)
14 Emily Londot (OH, 6-2, 2020, Utica, Ohio, Mintonette Sports, Ohio Valley, Ohio State)
16 Gabrielle Essix (MB, 6-4, 2021, Hoover, Ala., Southern Performance, Southern, Florida)
17 Lindsay Krause (OH, 6-4, 2021, Papillion, Neb., Premier Nebraska, Great Plains, Nebraska)
19 Ally Batenhorst (OH, 6-4, 2021, Katy, Texas, Houston Juniors, Lone Star, Nebraska)

U20 Training Team Alternates
Player (Position, Height, HS Grad Year, Hometown, Club, Region, College)

Katy Ryan (OPP, 6-5, 2021, Rathdrum, Idaho, T3 VBC, Evergreen, Washington State)
Carter Booth (M, 6-7, 2022, Englewood, Colo., Colorado Juniors, Rocky Mountain, Minnesota)
Anna Kate Herrington (M, 6-0, 2022, Orlando, Fla., OTVA, Florida, Boston College)
Hattie Monson (L, 5-6, 2020, Morris, Ill., Adversity, Great Lakes, Notre Dame)
Sydney Reed (L, 5-7, 2020, Glenelg, Md., Metro VBC of DC, Chesapeake, Wisconsin)
Shaylee Shore (M, 6-2, 2021, Prosper, Texas, Skyline Juniors Dallas, North Texas, Rice)
Katelyn Smith (OH, 6-3, 2021, Irvine, Calif., Tstreet, Southern Cal, Southern California)
Sarah White (S, 6-0, 2021, Cranberry Township, Pa., Pittsburgh Elite, Keystone, Ohio State)
Head Coach: Dan Fisher (Head Coach, University of Pittsburgh)
Assistant Coach: Jon Newman-Gonchar (Head Coach, University of New Mexico)
Assistant Coach: Jessica Aschenbrenner (Assistant Coach, University of Denver)
Technical Coordinator: Jon Wong (Assistant Coach, Texas Tech)
Doctor: David Dyck Jr.
Team Lead: Nicole Segura (Athlete Development Lead, NTDP)