Drews named to U.S. national college volleyball team


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – Utah Volleyball Senior Fifth Year Dani Drews was named to the 2021 U.S. National College Volleyball Team, the organization announced late last week.

The collegiate national team players, selected by the staff of the United States Women’s National Team and the National Team Development Program (NTDP), will work with top volleyball coaches at the training center of the ‘USAV in Anaheim.

Drews, the Pac-12 Player of the Year, just finished a season where she led the country in set eliminations with an average of 5.21. The three-time All-American won AVCA first-team honors for the second straight season and helped lead Utah to a third place in the Pac-12. Drews has decided to return for his fifth season this fall.

This is his second summer selected for the US national team, but activities were canceled last summer due to Covid-19. In the summer of 2019, Drews was selected and traveled to Japan to play for the U.S. Collegiate National Team – Japan.

Twenty-eight volleyball players have been selected from 15 universities and will train from June 13-18.

The rest of the team are listed below:

2021 U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team
Name (Pos., College, USAV Region)

Anota Adekunle (MB, Rice Univ., Lone Star)
Brionne Butler (MB, Univ. Of Texas, Lone Star)
T’ara Caesar (OH, University of Florida, Florida)
Tori Dilfer (S, Univ. Of Louisville, Pioneer)
Dani Drews (OH, Univ. Of Utah, Intermountain)
Logan Eggleston (OH, University of Texas, Lone Star)
Skylar Fields (OPP, Univ, of Texas, Lone Star)
Zoe Fleck (L, UCLA, Southern California)
Marin Grote (MB, University of Washington, Puget Sound)
Kaitlyn Hord (MB, Penn State Univ., Keystone)
CC McGraw (L, Univ. Of Minnesota, North Country)
Brooke Nuneviller (L, University of Oregon, Empire Columbia)
Thayer Hall (OH, Univ. Of Florida, Florida)
Kayla Lund (OH, University of Pittsburgh, Keystone)
Mac May (OH, UCLA, Southern California)
Marlie Monserez (S, Univ. Of Florida, Florida)
Ella May Powell (S, Univ. Of Washington, Puget Sound)
Yossi Pressley (OPP, Baylor Univ., Lone Star)
Dana Rettke (MB, Univ. Of Wisconsin, Badger)
Devyn Robinson (OPP, Univ. Of Wisconsin, Badger)
Jess Robinson (MB, University of Michigan, Lakeshore)
Stephanie Samedy (OPP, Univ. Of Minnesota, North Country)
Lauren Sanders (MB, University of Washington, Puget Sound)
Shannon Scully (L, TBD, Southern California)
Melani Shaffmaster (S, Univ. Of Minnesota, North Country)
Madi Skinner (OPP, Univ. Of Kentucky, Pioneer)
Anna Stevenson (MB, Univ. Of Louisville, Pioneer)
Alli Stumler (OH, Univ. Of Kentucky, Pioneer)


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