USA teams set to head to U21 World Championships

Lausanne, Switzerland, April 18, 2019 – Two women’s teams and two men’s teams will represent the USA at the Udon Thani 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championship when it runs from June 18-23 in Thailand. 

Bella Bauman/Teagan DeFalco and Mima Mirkovic/Caroline Shafer will feature in the women’s draw, while Tim Brewster/Adam Wienckowski, John Schwengel/Jacob Titus will compete in the men’s. Alaina Chacon and Devon Newberry (Women) and Heath Hughes and Dane Johnson (Men) will be registered in the reserve list.

The teams registered took the top three positions at the team trials in April 14-15 in Chula Vista, California. As winners of the qualifiers Bauman and DeFalco, and Brewster and Wienckowski will go straight into the main draw.

The second-place teams of Mirkovic and Shafer and Schwengel and Titus will begin in the qualification tournament and the third-place teams of Chacon and Newberry and Hughes and Johnson will be submitted as reserve teams with a chance for a wild card spot in the tournament.

Mirkovic is familiar with FIVB age-grade tournaments. Alongside Kathryn Plummer she won bronze at the Larnaka 2016 FIVB Beach Volleyball U19 World Championships and bronze at the Nanjing 2017 U21 World Championships. 


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