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This release is posted online at https://go.usav.org/91322BWC

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 13, 2022) – Four U.S. beach volleyball teams are in Dikili, Türkiye this week to compete at the FIVB U19 World Championships on Sept. 14-18.

A total of 96 teams (48 per gender) will compete on Türkiye’s Aegean coast this week. The United States is one of the 43 countries from all five continental confederations to be represented.

The competition begins Wednesday with the qualification round and continues Thursday with the main draw.

Myriah Massey/Ashley Pater will start in the girls main draw. Ayden Keeter/Tread Rosenthal will open in the boys main draw.

On the girls side, Sophie Kubiak/Bailey Showalter will compete in the qualifier. For the boys, Thomas Hurst/Caleb Blanchette will play in the qualifier.

Hurst competed at the 2021 U19 World Championships with Gage Basey.

Kubiak/Showalter will play Lill Kandimaa/Liisa Põldma of Estonia in the qualifier at 2 a.m. PT on Wednesday. Hurst/Blanchette will face Olivers Bulgacs/Davis Teteris of Latvia at 1:10 a.m. PT. Matches are being livestreamed on VolleyballWorld.tv.

U.S. Team for the Beach U19 World Championship

Sophie Kubiak (5-7, Louisville, Colo., Stanford, Rocky Mountain Region)
Bailey Showalter (6-1, Snoqualmie, Wash., USC, Puget Sound Region)
Myriah Massey (5-10, Pickerington, Ohio, Pickerington Central HS, Ohio Valley Region)
Ashley Pater (5-8, Bradenton, Fla., USC, Florida Region)

Ayden Keeter (6-2, Yorktown, Va., Webber International, Old Dominion)
Tread Rosenthal (6-7, Manhattan Beach, Calif./Austin, Texas, La Vista HS, Southern California Volleyball Association)
Thomas Hurst (6-3, Plano, Texas, University Prep, North Texas Region)
Caleb Blanchette (6-5, Brentwood, Tenn., Ravenwood HS, Southern Region)





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