Monday, 27 March 2023

NCAA Womens Volleyball

5 Boilermakers Selected for U.S. Women’s National Team Open Program

5 Boilermakers Selected for U.S. Women’s National Team Open Program

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Five Boilermakers are poised to attend the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Program at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs from February 24-26.

Representing Purdue will be outside hitters Eva Hudson and Chloe Chicoine and middle blockers Raven Colvin, Lizzie Carr and Lourdès Myers.

It is the second consecutive year Colvin has received the prestigious invitation.

Three of Purdue’s five attendees will be underclassmen in the fall, the most among Big Ten representatives. Underclassmen include Big Ten Freshman of the Year and AVCA All-America Honorable Mention Hudson, and two first-year competitors in 2023 freshman Chicoine and redshirt-freshman Carr.

The WNT Open Program is used for consideration for selection to both the U.S. Women’s National Team and the U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team. In 2023, members of the U.S. Women’s National Team will compete in the following events: Volleyball Nations League, Paris Olympic Qualifier, Pan American Cup and NORCECA Continental Championship.

Previous Open Program attendees include All-Americans Grace Cleveland, Danielle Cuttino, Ashley Evans, Caitlyn Newton and Blake Mohler.

Purdue’s five attendees are second-most among Big Ten programs (Penn State leads the league with six).

More than 45 top volleyball coaches will also be at the Training Center to help run the program and evaluate the athletes. They will join U.S. Women’s National Team staff including Head Coach Karch Kiraly, Assistant Coach Erin Virtue (head coach at Michigan), Assistant Coach Tama Miyashiro and Assistant Coach Alfee Reft (head coach at UCLA).


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