May 8, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Rising senior Kaitlyn Leary of the Ohio State women's volleyball team is one of 48 student-athletes on the U.S. Women's National Volleyball Senior A2 Program roster that will train and compete this summer, USA Volleyball announced Monday. The program roster has athlete representation from 29 different universities.
Leary is coming off a breakout junior season in 2012, earning All-Big Ten honorable mention honors. The Parma, Ohio, product finished second on the squad with a 2.90 kills average, totaling 359 on the year. The outside hitter finished third in points, averaging 3.11 per set. Leary totaled 18 double-digit kill matches this season, including 15 against Big Ten competition.
The U.S. Women's National Volleyball Senior A2 program is available to athletes with collegiate eligibility remaining for the 2013 season. This program is scheduled to take place in Dallas from June 25 to July 4 in conjunction with the USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Championships.
During the six-day training period from June 25-30, the 48 athletes will be divided into four equal teams that will compete in pool play against the other A2 program teams and the top four Premier Volleyball League (PVL) teams. After pool play, the four A2 program teams and the PVL teams will split into their own divisions to determine the medalist teams in the competition.
The A2 program coaching staff will include Andy Banachowski, Mike Hebert, Ruth Nelson and Bill Neville, who will serve as team head coaches.
The A2 Program players were selected at open tryouts Feb. 22-24 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The tryout attracted 240 participants.