Ashburn, VA (March 2, 2017) -Loudoun County alumni Taylor Borup and Potomac Falls alumni Holly Carlton, teammates on the North Carolina volleyball team will participate in the U.S. Women’s National Team Tryout to be held in Colorado Springs, Colorado, March 3-5.
Holly Carlton and Taylor Borup will represent the Tar Heels as they vie for spots on the U.S. Women’s National Team, the U.S. Collegiate National Teams program and, for those born in 1998 or 1999, the U.S. Junior National Team.
U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Karch Kiraly will direct the entire tryout process, which will feature 243 athletes from 84 colleges and 10 high schools across the country. The tryout will involve four sessions with three waves per session. Friday’s session goes from 4-10 p.m. ET, while Saturday’s sessions are at 10 a.m. ET (serve/receive, individual work) and 4 p.m. ET (middle-centered, out-of-system focus). The final session on Sunday begins at 9:30 a.m. ET with tournament-style play along with 16-18 athletes selected by the National Team staff to participate in a “USA” training session. The final session will conclude at 12:30 p.m. ET.
All sessions of the tryout will be streamed live here. USA Volleyball will use #USAVtryout as the event hashtag for photos, notes, quotes and stories posted on its social media platforms (@USAVolleyball).
Selected athletes for the U.S. Women’s National Team may begin their training in Anaheim, California, as early as the spring of 2017. The U.S. Collegiate National Team program has three competition options: Tour of Thailand (12 athletes, May 19-30), Tour of Europe (12 athletes, July 5-16), USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships (est. 36 athletes, June 22-July 1, Minneapolis). Selections will be made by the end of March.
For more information and to follow the tryout throughout the weekend, click here.