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Three Gators Volleyball players have been selected to represent Team USA in the Pan American Cup. (Photo from floridagators.com)

Three Gators Volleyball Players Selected To Represent Team USA In The Pan American Cup

Three Gators Volleyball players have officially been selected to represent USA’s U21 team at the Pan American Cup.

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Merritt Beason, Bre Kelley, and Alexis Stucky have been selected to join the 12-woman roster and will be heading to La Paz, Mexico, to compete at the Pan American Cup, which takes place on June 7 and ends on the 12th.

The head coach is Dan Fisher, the women’s head coach at the University of Pittsburgh. Also, Jon Newman-Gonchar, the head coach at the University of New Mexico, and Heather Olmstead, the head coach at BYU, are his assistants.

The Dominican Republic won the 2021 Pan American Cup. Mexico was the runner-up and the United States placed third.

Team USA will go up against Costa Rica in the first round on June 7th at 5 p.m.

Stucky, Beason, and Kelley’s Accolades

This is the second time that Stucky is part of the official Team USA roster as she was on the 2021 Youth National 18U Team where Team USA won bronze at the FIVB World Championship in Mexico.

Stucky has had various accolades; before starting her first year at the University of Florida, she was named the 2021 Under Armor All-American MVP. Despite not having any action this season, she finished her high school career with 1,378 kills, 1,004 digs, 201 blocks, and 157 aces.

Merrit Beason and Bre Kelley are first-time selectees on Team USA’s official roster. Beason and Kelley finished their first year at UF and received SEC all-freshman team honors. Beason ended this season with 217 kills, 173 digs, 86.0 blocks, 276.0 points, 15 service aces, and nine assists. Meanwhile, Kelley’s season stats include 59 kills, 51 blocks, nine digs, and 87 points.

Gators Volleyball Instagram Story

Merrit Beason will take over the Gators Volleyball Instagram story, to document her experience during the Pan American Cup.

About Cristina Santiago

Cristina Santiago is a senior at the University of Florida studying journalism with a concentration in sports and media.

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