USA and Japan National Teams to join for training sessions


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, February 14, 2020 The U.S. Women’s National Team will host Japan in a joint training session from March 14-21 at the American Sports Centers in Anaheim, California.


As part of the training week, the two countries will engage in an exhibition match on March 20 at Santiago Canyon College in Orange, California.


While rosters for both USA and Japan have not been confirmed, the American roster will be composed mostly of college student-athletes who will be joining Spring Training Camp in Anaheim.  Several U.S. Women’s National Team members will also be in training at that time in Anaheim, including Olympians Jordan Larson, Foluke Akinradewo and Rachael Adams, along with Tori Dixon.


College players invited to the Spring Training Camp are liberos Morgan Hentz (Stanford) and Hana Lishman (Pepperdine); middles Brionne Butler (Texas), Danielle Hart (Wisconsin) and Kaitlyn Hord (Penn State); outside hitters Kara Bajema (Washington), Dani Drews (Utah), Logan Eggleston (Texas), Mac May (UCLA), Alli Stumler (Kentucky); opposites Skylar Fields (Texas), Kenzie Koerber (Utah) and Stephanie Samedy (Minnesota); and setters Sydney Hilley (Wisconsin), Erin Olson (UCF) and Ella May Powell (Washington).


Additional college players may be invited to attend the Spring Training Camp following the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryouts, which are being held Feb. 21-23 in Colorado Springs.


Japan, which will provide its Anaheim training roster later this month, is hosting the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo with indoor volleyball taking place July 25-Aug. 9 for both genders.