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Thompson named to U.S. Volleyball Collegiate National Team


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April 8, 2014

MADISON, Wis. – Dominique Thompson, a member of the Wisconsin volleyball team, has been selected to train and compete in the U.S. Collegiate National Team (CNT), USA Volleyball announced today. Thompson was selected as one of 36 athletes who will compete at the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships from June 22 to July 1 in Minneapolis.

“I’m honored to be chosen for a US national team,” Thompson said of her first appearance in a USA uniform. “I can’t wait until this summer when I will be able to play with and compete against some of the best college players in the country. I’m also happy that it’s in Minnesota and my family will be able come watch me play.”

Thompson, a 5-11 middle blocker, was one of three Badgers who participated in the U.S. Women’s National Team open tryouts on Feb. 21-23 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

As a junior, Thompson aided Wisconsin to an NCAA runner-up finish. She was a three-time all-tournament honoree, including being named to the NCAA Regional All-Tournament team. The Plymouth, Minn., native led the UW with a .323 hitting percentage, ranked third on the team with 2.66 kills per set and second with 1.01 blocks per set. She recorded double-figure kills in 21 matches, leading the Badgers in 10 matches. 

After the training portion of the program, the 36 athletes will be divided into three equal teams which will compete in a round-robin event June 27-30. The round-robin event may add an international team to increase the field to four teams that would complete June 26-30. This program is considered a second tryout for the U.S. Women’s National Team.

Earlier this month, U.S. Collegiate National Team rosters were announced for the China Tour program and the European Tour program, which includes sophomore libero Taylor Morey. In addition, freshman Lauren Carlini has been selected to train with the U.S. National team in Anaheim, Calif., in May and June.

U.S. Collegiate National Team – USAV Girls’ Junior National Championships

Athlete (Position, College, Hometown, College Years Remaining)
Breanna Atkinson (OH, Duke University, Ashburn, Va., 2)
Mercedes Binns (MB, Arizona State University, South Pasadena, Calif., 2)
Jianna Bonomi (S, University of San Diego, Huntington Beach, Calif., 1)
Mary Helen Boyle (OH, LSU, Eureka, Mo., 1)
Katie Brand (S, Kansas State University, Grand Island, Neb., 3)
Kelli Browning (MB, Creighton University, Waukesha, Wis., 1)
Rachel Brummitt (L, Texas Tech, Plano, Texas, 1)
Delaney Clesen (L, University of Pittsburgh, Evanston, Ill., 1)
Abby Cole (Opp, University of Michigan, Grand Haven, Mich., 3)
Mackenzie Dagostino (S, University of Florida, Tampa, Fla., 2)
Hannah Deede (Opp, Western Oregon University, Silverton, Ore., 1)
Julia Doyle (S, University of Oklahoma, Plymouth, Minn., 2)
Aubrey Edie (S, University of Mississippi, Fayetteville, Ark., 3)
Jennifer Hamson (Opp, BYU, Lindon, Utah, 1)
Chelsey Harris (Opp, Rice University, Houston, Texas, 3)
Cassie House (OH, University of New Mexico, Rio Rancho, 3)
Litara Keil (OH, Loyola Marymount University, Long Beach, Calif., 1)
Kendall Kritenbrink (OH, University of South Dakota, Gretna, Neb., 1)
Veronica Lewis (L, University of Arizona, San Jose, Calif., 1)
Leah McNary (OH, Creighton University, Tarpon Springs, Fla., 1)
Sarah Meister (L, University of Missouri, San Diego, Calif., 1)
Emily Miron (MB, North Dakota State University, Wedena, Minn., 3)
Katie Mitchell (OH, Ohio State University, The Woodlands, Texas, 2)
Katie Mosher (L, Florida State University, Fort Myers, Fla., 1)
Jacqueline Napper (L, University of Kentucky, Louisville, Ky., 1)
Rachel Rhoades (MB, University of Arizona, San Diego, Calif., 1)
Chantale Riddle (Opp, University of New Mexico, Roswell, N.M., 1)
Sara Rishell (MB, UAB, Smithsburg, Md., 1)
Elise Ruddins (Opp, University of Southern California, Laguna Nigel, Calif., 3)
Hannah Schraer (MB, University of Southern California, Arcadia, Calif., 1)
Paige Tapp (MB, University of Minnesota, Stewartville, Minn., 3)
Dominique Thompson (MB, University of Wisconsin, Plymouth, Minn., 1)
Mercedes Vaughn (MB, Florida State University, Folcroft, Pa., 2)
Sarah Wickstrom (S, Florida State University, Stuart, Fla., 1)
McKenzie Willey (OH, Arizona State University, Highland, Utah, 3)
Emily Wilson (OH, University of Missouri, Omaha, Neb., 1)

Lead Coaches: Mike Hebert and Bill Neville
Program Manager:
Nicki Holmes (UCF women’s assistant coach)
Coaches:
Ashley Allen (assistant coach at Nicholls State), Ray Gooden (head coach at Northern Illinois), Linda Hampton-Keith (assistant coach at Arizona State), Ben Lee (Arizona Storm Volleyball Club), Marci Sanders (head coach at Texas-Dallas), Jay Van Vark (assistant coach at Cal State-San Marcos)

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