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Gators Simone Antwi, Mackenzie Dagostino, Alex Holston & Gabby Mallette will all participate in USA Volleyball tryouts.

Thursday February 20, 2014Antwi, Dagostino, Holston & Mallette Headed to USA Volleyball National Team Tryouts; Live Stream Available

Gators Simone Antwi, Mackenzie Dagostino, Alex Holston & Gabby Mallette will all participate in USA Volleyball tryouts.

Four Gator volleyball players will be trade in their Orange and Blue for the Red, White & Blue this weekend as the Florida quartet composed of sophomore middle blocker Simone Antwi, sophomore setter Mackenzie Dagostino, freshman right side Alex Holston and sophomore outside hitter Gabby Mallette head to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., Feb. 21-23 for USA Volleyball Women’s National Team open tryouts.


Three-time Olympic gold medalist and U.S. Olympic Hall of Famer Karch Kiraly and the U.S. Women’s National Team staff will lead the tryout process and Gator fans, friends and families can follow the live stream of the tryout starting Friday, Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. ET.


Gator volleyball head coach Mary Wise will also be on hand in Colorado Springs to serve as an evaluator as USA Volleyball welcomes approximately 250 athletes from 107 institutions across the country. Among the 247 tryout participants representing 107 different colleges are 63 liberos, 61 outside hitters, 60 middle blockers, 36 setters and 27 opposites.


Athletes with remaining collegiate eligibility will be evaluated for the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team as well as the U.S. Collegiate National Teams program. The U.S. Collegiate National Teams program has two different options if selected. USA Volleyball will have one U.S. Collegiate National Team of 12 athletes and two coaches travel to China June 13-27, 2014, for a series of training sessions and matches in conjunction with a separate team representing the PAC 12 Conference.


The second option for the selected U.S. Collegiate National Team is training and participation at the 2014 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships (GJNC) held in Minneapolis. A projected 36 athletes will be invited to participate in the program with training beginning on June 22, 2014, followed by the competition portion June 26-30. U.S. Collegiate National Teams will compete against each other while serving as inspiration for junior athletes competing in the GJNC on what the next level of competition is like in college.


Follow the conversation for USA Volleyball Women’s National Team tryouts on all social media channels using the hashtag #USAVTryout and by following @USAVolleyball on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Google+.



·         2013 AVCA All-Southeast Region Honorable Mention

·         2012 USA Senior National A2

·         2013 USA Senior National A2

·         2011 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

·         2012 Fall Academic Honor Roll

·         2013 Fall Academic Honor Roll



·         2013 USA Senior National A2

·         2012 US Women’s Junior National Travel Team

·         2011 US Women’s Junior National A2 Team



·         2012 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

·         2013 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

·         2009 USA Select A1

·         February 2013 USA Volleyball National Team tryouts



·         2013 AVCA All-America Honorable Mention

·         2013 AVCA All-Southeast Region

·         2013 All-SEC Team

·         2013 SEC All-Freshman Team

·         2012 Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year





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