ANAHEIM, Calif. – Recent Oregon All-American Neticia Enesi is one of 17 volleyball players honored with invitations to train with the U.S. Women’s National Team during its second winter training block that continues through April 9.
The team training sessions will be held at the American Sports Centers in Anaheim, Calif., and are open to the public. Training times are generally Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Fridays often vary in times.
The middle blocker from The Dalles, Ore., is joined at the position by six other invitees - Tracy Stalls (Denver, Colo.), Christa Harmotto (Aliquippa, Pa.), Alexis Crimes (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Cheryl Weaver (Washington, D.C.), Mekana Barnes (Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Brittnee Cooper (Houston).
Among other players invited, outside hitters/opposite included Heather Hughes (Fallbrook, Calif.), Angie Pressey (Lake Mary, Fla.), Brittany Moore (Orange, Calif.) and Jill Collymore (Bellevue, Wash.), setters include Bryn Kehoe (North Bend, Ohio) and Nicole Vargas (Seal Beach, Calif.); and liberos include Jessica Fine (Tarzana, Calif.) and Tamari Miyashiro (Kaneohe, Hawaii).
USA Volleyball also announced that Foluke Akinradewo (Plantation, Fla.), and Lauren Paolini (Ann Arbor, Mich.) joined the training session.
A complete release about the training camp is available at the www.USAvolleyball.com website at the http://usavolleyball.org/news/2010/02/23/u-s-women-s-update-feb-23/33466 URL address.
Last fall, Enesi upped her Duck career block assists record to 389, and also ranked top 10 career-wise in points (third, 1,315.5), total blocks (fifth, 436), attack percentage (sixth, .267) and kills (10th, 1,016). Her team-best .374 hitting mark in 2009 finished second all-time just behind her season record from ’08 (.389), and also ranked third in the Pac-10 and 17th nationally, and her team-high block average (1.08) also stood fifth in the Pac-10.
The Ducks made their eighth NCAA tournament trip overall and fourth straight for the first time ever. The Ducks were seeded 14th in the 64-team field - their third straight top-16 seed – and notched their third straight 20-win season (20-10) for the first time since 1978-80. UO’s 9-9 conference mark marked its third straight season at .500 or better for the first time since the league's creation in 1986.
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