Airial Salvo will play on the 2006 USA Women's National Volleyball A2 Team this May.
Feb. 14, 2006
SALT LAKE CITY - University of Utah outside hitter Airial Salvo will get the chance to hone her skills with some of the best collegiate volleyball players in the country during this offseason.
The freshman from Farmington, Utah is one of only 12 players selected to play on the 2006 USA Women's National Volleyball A2 Team.
"This is a very big accomplishment," remarked Utah head coach Beth Launiere. "It's going to be an invaluable experience for her to play with top athletes from across the country. Playing high-level volleyball like this will keep her on track for the goals she has set for herself both collegially and nationally."
The A2 players were selected based on their respective performances at the 2006 USA Women's National Team Tryout at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., from Jan. 13-15.
The team will train in New Orleans, La., from May 22-26 under the guidance of head coach Mary Wise (Florida), assistant coach Susie Fritz (Kansas State) and another assistant coach to be determined. The squad will then compete in the Women's Open Division of the USA Volleyball Adult Open Championships at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center from May 27-30.
2006 USA Women's National A2 Team
Faye Barhorst, M, Dayton (Fort Loramie, Ohio)
Shonda Cole, OH, South Carolina (Kings Mountain, N.C.)
Kekai Crabbe, L, Pepperdine (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Marcie Hampton, OH, Florida (Gainesville, Fla.)
Audra Jeffers, OP/OH, Wisconsin (Hartland, Wis.)
Kisya Killingsworth, M/OP - Florida (Deltona, Fla.)
Dominique Lamb, M, Arizona (Chandler, Ariz.)
Sophia Milo, M/OP - Pepperdine (Portland, Ore.)
Ashley Nuu, S, Colorado (Aurora, Colo.)
Airial Salvo, OH, Utah (Farmington, Utah)
Jackie Simpson, S, Wisconsin (Downer's Grove, Ill.)
Ami Stevens, OH/L, Ohio State (Centerburg, Ohio)
Head Coach: Mary Wise (Florida)
Assistant Coaches: Suzie Fritz (Kansas State); TBD