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Jardine, Satuala & Gibadlo Earn Invite to USA Volleyball Open Program

Jardine, Satuala & Gibadlo Earn Invite to USA Volleyball Open Program


SALT LAKE CITY – More than 200 women’s volleyball players will converge on the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center on February 23-25 for the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Program. Of the 200 athletes making the trip, this will include three of Utah’s very own Lauren Jardine, Emrie Satuala, and Kamryn Gibadlo.
 
The Women’s National Team 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. Athletes born in 2005 or younger may also be in consideration for selection to the U.S. U21 Women’s National Team that will compete in the 2024 U21 Women’s NORCECA Continental Championship from June 23 to July 1 in Toronto, Canada.
 
“The USA Tryout is a great opportunity for Lauren, Emrie, and Kamryn,” said head coach Beth Launiere. “It’s a chance to play with other great players from around the country for three days playing the sport they love. I know they will represent Utah Volleyball well.”
 
This will be Jardine’s second trip to Colorado Springs, coming off a season where she led the Utes in kills (295) and points per set (3.47). Jardine appeared in 29 matches for Utah in 2023, making 18 starts for the Utes. In her two seasons in Salt Lake City, Jardine has amassed 563 kills averaging 2.76 kills per set. Jardine posted double-digit kills 12 times during the 2023 season, posting a season-high 23 against Washington. She would exceed the 20-kill mark four times in 2023, closing the season with 20 kills on 49 attacks against Colorado.
 
Jardine isn’t the only Utah native to find her way back to their home state, with Satuala making an immediate impact on the Ute program after transferring home from Idaho State. Coming off a 2022 campaign that saw her recognized as the Big Sky Freshman of the Year and awarded second-team All-Big Sky honors, Satuala brought a defensive presence to the Utah lineup in 2023. Satuala led the Utah front row with 112 blocks (17 solo, 95 assisted), averaging 1.11 blocks per set in 101 sets played. Appearing in 25 matches with 26 starts for the Utes, Satuala finished third on the team averaging 2.14 kills per set, recording 216 total kills on the season. In eight matches in 2023, Satuala recorded double-digit kills, posting her season-high 18 kills against Washington in a five-set battle. On the defensive side of…

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