UK sending five volleyball Wildcats to U.S. national team tryouts

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Five Kentucky volleyball players are set to participate in the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryouts taking place March 2-4 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Gabby Curry, Leah Edmond, Madison Lilley, Brooke Morgan and Avery Skinner will be among 229 athletes from 90 colleges participating.

The athletes are vying for spots on the U.S. Women’s National Team and the U.S. Collegiate National Teams program.

Head coach Craig Skinner has enjoyed a great tradition of players earning a selection to various teams within the U.S. program, including Edmond and Curry on the U.S. U20 World Championship team a year ago. Kaz Brown, Ashley Dusek, Morgan Bergren, Whitney Billings, Ashley Frazier, Stephanie Klefot, Alexandra Morgan, Jackie Napper and Sarah Rumely have all been selected to various U.S. teams.

Dusek will train with the US Women’s National Team in mid-March.

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