Kuehl And Torstenson Head To USAVB Tryouts
BOULDER – Colorado volleyball student-athletes Alexia Kuehl and Emma Torstenson are heading to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs this Friday through Sunday for the 2022 USAVB Women's National Team Open Program.
"I'm excited for Lex and Emma," said head coach Jesse Mahoney. "The USA tryout is a great opportunity to train and compete with some of the best players in the country. I expect them to make the most of the experience and represent Colorado Volleyball well."
Kuehl and Torstensen will compete with hundreds of athletes around the country. In addition, 50 coaches and staff will be present to help including 2020 Olympic Gold Medalist Jordan Thompson.
Kuehl will work alongside numerous middles, front row hitters and setters in a session Friday afternoon while Torstenson will work with a group Friday evening that includes all six rotations. Both will be a part of a Q&A with Thompson on Saturday to go along with practice and finish up with a Sunday practice.
Kuehl played in 100 sets this season with 162 kills and a .313 hitting percentage. She also had 87 blocks, good for second for Colorado.
"I'm excited to be given an opportunity to play and compete with some of the best volleyball players in the country," said Kuehl.
Torstenson played in 10 matches for Colorado as a true freshman, starting five of them. She had 10 service aces and 68 digs, averaging 1.84 digs per set.
"I am so thankful for the opportunity to get to play and compete with some of the best players in the country," said Torstenson. "I'm really looking forward to the experience!"
Registration is open to college-age athletes born 1997-2003. The group selected will train in Anaheim, Calif., alongside U.S. Women's National Team athletes and staff. CU has sent numerous student-athletes through to compete in Anaheim in the past years.