COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.– University of Oregon middle blocker Canace Finley has been selected as a member of the 2013 U.S. Women’s Junior National Volleyball Team (WJNT) 12-player roster representing the United States at the 2013 FIVB Volleyball Women’s U20 World Championship being held June 21-30 in the city of Brno, Czech Republic.

Finley, a sophomore-to-be, started 28 of Oregon’s 35 matches at middle blocker last fall, and paced the team in blocks per set average (0.77 p/s) for the season. The team leader in blocks in 11 matches, she logged a team-season high six blocks in the four-set NCAA semifinal win over No. 1 Penn State, and three-set win at Portland State. Finley was instrumental in Oregon posting NCAA and Pac-12 runner-up finishes en route to a 30-5 overall mark and a year-end No. 2 national ranking.

Joining Finley on the WJNT roster are outside hitters Jordan Burgess (Tampa, Fla.), Kierra Holst (Coppell, Texas), Andie Malloy (Allen, Texas) and Amber Rolfzen (Papillion, Neb.), middle blockers Sarah Burrington (Ruskin, Fla.), Chanell Clark-Bibbs (Houston) and Merete Lutz (Houston), setters Nicole Edelman (Boulder, Colo.), Kelsey Humphreys (Newport Beach, Calif.) and Allison Palmer (Laguna Beach, Calif.), and libero Caitlin Nolan (Southlake, Texas).

“We have a solid group of players that worked hard for the opportunity to represent their country at the World Championships,” U.S. Women’s Junior National Volleyball Team Head Coach Rod Wilde said. “They are very excited about the chance to test themselves against the best in the world. We will continue to develop as a team throughout the tournament. We have just scratched the surface of the potential in this group and as coaches we are excited to see how far they can go in the tournament.”

The U.S. Women’s Junior National Training Team spent the last week at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y., making its final two cuts for the WJNT.

The WJNT departs directly from Lake Placid to the Czech Republic on Saturday. Upon arrival, the WJNT will train for four days prior to the first day of competition. Group play will be held June 21-25 followed by the playoff rounds beginning on June 26, where the matchups will depend on the results of group play.

2013 U.S. Women’s Junior National Volleyball Team Roster

# - Name (Position, Height, Hometown, College)
1 - Sarah Burrington (MB, 6-5, Ruskin, Fla., Florida State University)
3 - Jordan Burgess (OH, 6-0, Tampa, Fla., Stanford University)
5 - Nicole Edelman (S, 6-0, Boulder, Colo., University of Colorado)
7 - Merete Lutz (MB, 6-8, Houston, Stanford University)
8 - Kelsey Humphreys (S, 6-0, Newport Beach, Calif., Stanford University)
9 - Andie Malloy (OH, 6-2, Allen, Texas, Iowa State University)
12 - Allison Palmer (S/DS, 5-9, Laguna Beach, Calif., Arizona State University)
14 - Canace Finley (MB, 6-3, Fort Collins, Colo., University of Oregon)
15 - Amber Rolfzen (OH, 6-3, Papillion, Neb., University of Nebraska)
17 - Kierra Holst (OH, 6-4, Coppell, Texas, University of Oklahoma)
18 - Chanell Clark-Bibbs (MB, 6-1, Houston, Georgia Tech)
19 - Caitlin Nolan (L, 5-8, Southlake, Texas, Iowa State University)


Head Coach: Rod Wilde
Assistant Coaches: Charlene Whitted, Blaine Tendler
Team Manager: Denise Corlett
Team Physician: Dr. William Feldner
Statistician: Nate Ngo



2013 FIVB Volleyball Women’s U20 World Championship

Pool C (at Brno, Czech Republic - SH Vodova Hall)

June 21: Mexico vs. Russia, 12:45 p.m.
June 21: United States vs. Bulgaria, 5:15 p.m.
June 22: Bulgaria vs. Mexico, 12:45 p.m.
June 22: United States vs. Brazil, 5:15 p.m.
June 23: Mexico vs. Brazil, 12:45 p.m.
June 23: Russia vs. Bulgaria, 5:15 p.m.
June 24: United States vs. Mexico, 12:45 p.m.
June 24: Brazil vs. Russia, 5:15 p.m.
June 25: Bulgaria vs. Brazil, 12:45 p.m.
June 25: United States vs. Russia, 5:15 p.m.

Round of 16: Eight Finals Round

June 26: B1 vs A4 (Match 41)
June 26: C2 vs D3 (Match 42)
June 26: B2 vs A3 (Match 43)
June 26: C1 vs D4 (Match 44)
June 26: D1 vs C4 (Match 45)
June 26: A2 vs B3 (Match 46)
June 26: D2 vs C3 (Match 47)
June 26: A1 vs B4 (Match 48)

Round 8: Quarterfinals

June 28: Match 41 winner vs. Match 42 winner (Match 51)
June 28: Match 43 winner vs. Match 44 winner (Match 52)
June 28: Match 45 winner vs. Match 46 winner (Match 53)
June 28: Match 47 winner vs. Match 48 winner (Match 54)

Playoff 9-16

June 28: Match 41 loser vs. Match 42 loser (Match 55)
June 28: Match 43 loser vs. Match 44 loser (Match 56)
June 28: Match 45 loser vs. Match 46 loser (Match 57)
June 28: Match 47 loser vs. Match 48 loser (Match 58)

Classification 17-20

June 28-29: Round Robin of 5th place teams from pool play Semifinals and Playoffs

June 29: The semifinals and playoff rounds consist of a total of eight matches: two semifinal matches for the rankings 1-4, two matches for the classification 5-8, two matches for the classification 9-12 and two matches for the classification 13-16

Finals and Playoffs

June 30: The Finals and playoffs consist of a total of eight matches: The winners of the semifinals will play the final for gold and silver. The semifinal losers will player for bronze and fourth place. The winners of the playoff 5-8 will play for positions 5-6 and the losers will play for positions 7-8. The winners of the playoff 9-12 will play for positions 9-10 and the losers will play for positions 11-12. The winners of the playoff 13-16 will play for positions 13-14 and the losers will play for positions 15-16.