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Wucherer Makes Final 12 for U21 Pan Am Cup Team - University of Minnesota Athletics
Mckenna Wucherer made the 12-player roster for the U21 USA Pan-Am Cup Team
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- USA Volleyball has selected the 12 athletes who will represent the United States at the 2023 Women's U21 NORCECA Pan American Cup, and the final roster includes Minnesota rising sophomore outside Mckenna Wucherer.
A Brookfield, Wis., native and the No. 1 overall 2022 recruit, Wucherer averaged 2.73 kills per set as a freshman, a figure that ranked second on the team behind only Taylor Landfair. She posted 10 10+ kill matches and hit .228 for the season. Wucherer also added 0.67 digs and 0.63 blocks per set, while her 3.06 points per set ranked second among all Gophers.
The 12 players selected will compete May 23-28 in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, after training for the last week at the Anaheim National Team Training Center.
Dan Fisher, head coach of Pitt's women's volleyball team, is the U21 team's head coach. He is assisted by Josh Walker of Baylor and Jessica Aschenbrenner of Colorado State.
Seven players return from the team that won the 2022 Pan American Cup and qualified for the 2023 FIVB World Championship: outside hitters Chloe Chicoine, Norah Sis and Mckenna Wucherer, middle blocker Bre Kelley, opposite Devin Kahahawai, and setters Rachel Fairbanks and Alexis Stucky.
Middles Gabrielle Essix and Marianna Singletary also have previous age group national team experience.
The U.S. Women will open the Pan American Cup with pool play against Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Guatemala. The other pool will include Belize, Cuba, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
2023 Women's U21 NORCECA Pan American Cup Roster
Name (Position, Height, Birth Year, Hometown, College, USAV Region)
2 Lauren Briseño (L, 5-7, 2003, San Antonio, Texas, Baylor, Lone Star)
3 Chloe Chicoine (OH, 5-10, 2004, Lafayette, Ind., Purdue, Hoosier)
5 Rachel Fairbanks (S, 6-0, 2003, Santa Ana, Calif., Pitt, Southern California)
7 Mckenna Wucherer (OH, 6-1, 2004, Brookfield, Wis., Univ. of Minnesota, Badger)
8 Eva Hudson (OH, 6-1, 2004, Fort Wayne, Ind., Purdue, Hoosier)
9 Norah Sis (OH, 6-2, 2003, Papillion, Neb., Creighton, Great Plains)
10 Alexis Stucky (S, 6-2, 2004, Laramie, Wyo., Univ. of Florida, Rocky Mountain)
13 Gabrielle Essix (MB, 6-3, Hoover, Ala., Univ. of Florida, Southern)
14 Devin Kahahawai (Opp, 6-4, 2004, Kailua, Hawaii, Univ. of Texas, Aloha)
15 Allie Sczech (Opp, 6-4, 2004, Sugar Land, Texas, Baylor, Lone Star)
16 Bre Kelley (MB, 6-4, 2003, Rockwall, Texas, Undecided. North Texas)
17 Marianna Singletary (MB, 6-4, 2004, Charleston, S.C., Texas, Southern)
Head Coach: Dan Fisher
Assistant Coaches: Josh Walker and Jessica Aschenbrenner
Team Leader: Jeffrey Wanderer
Athletic Trainer: Rebecca Duran
Performance Analyst: AJ Ruttenberg
(All times PT)
May 23 at 4 p.m. USA vs Costa Rica
May 24 at 2 p.m. USA vs Guatemala
May 25 at 6 p.m. USA vs Dominican Republic
May 26 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Quarterfinals
May 27 Semifinals and classification matches
May 28 Medal matches and classification matches