Argentina Junior National Team Site Tour June 7-19, 2005


The Argentine Federation asked BIP to bring a group of strong u22 players to Buenos Aires in early June to help them prepare their Junior National Team for the summer's competitions. As Spring Cup didn't work out in 2005, we decided to travel with our "USA Select Team" on this trip: 18 upper-level current collegiate players. We were fortunate to travell with and playing against the Argentine Junior National Team. We were stoked to play in front of 2000+ fans in some of our games in the neighborhoods and suburbs of Buenos Aires and Cordoba. We also played various matches against the Argentina Youth National Team, Senior "B" Team, and some "professional" club programs.

Roster

# Name School Height Position
1 Darcy Thompson Robert Morris 5'8" (173cm) Libero
2 Karen Augspurger Wichita State 5'3" (165cm) Libero
3 Renata Dargan Purdue 6'0" (182cm) Setter
4 Racheal Dyer BYU 6'1" (185cm) MB
5 Emily Houston Baylor 6'1" (185cm) Setter
6 Brittany Pierpont Boston College 5'10" (178cm) Setter
7 Savannah Knowles Illinois State 5'8" (173cm) OH
8 Kari Staehlin Illinois State 6'2" (188cm) MB
9 Stefanie Alde NorthWestern 6'1" (185cm) MB/Opp
10 Joanna Schmitt Oklahoma 5'10" (178cm) OH
11 Jessie Nevitt Cincinnati 6'2" (188cm) MB
12 Brigitte Slack Alabama 6'0" (182cm) Setter
13 Tess Rogers Colorado State 5'11" (180cm) OH
14 Sidney Bennett Pacific 6'1" (185cm) MB/Opp
15 Rachel VanMeter Illinois 6'3" (190cm) OH/Opp
16 Lindsay Stalzer Bradley 6'1" (185cm) MB
17 Regan Hood LSU 6'2" (188cm) OH

COACHES
Tom Hilbert Colorado State
Kevin Hambly USA volleyball
Mark Rosen Michigan
Santiago Restrepo Oklahoma

TEAM MANAGER
Horacio di Sciulla Argentina

HEAD OF DELEGATION
Tim Kelly Bring It Promotions

Itinerary

June 8-10 Buenos Aires
June 11 Rio Cuarto (Córdoba)
June 12-13 Córdoba Capital
June 14 Paraná (Entre Ríos)
June 15 Villaguay (entre Ríos)
June 16 Santa Fe - Capital
June 17-18 Buenos Aires

We are very excited to have Tom Hilbert (Colorado State), Kevin Hambly
(former USA National Team Assistant Coach), Mark Rosen (Michigan), and Santiago Restrepo (Oklahoma) coaching the 2 teams.

For those that are unfamiliar with Argentina and the level of volleyball
there, please see the IVA High Performance Journal from last summer, as well as our promo video on Argentina:

IVA Argentina Tour Journal
Argentina Promo Video

Tune in here for daily journal updates written by the players and coaches
which will include photos, box scores, and hopefully some short video clips.


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Daily updates
» Day 1
» Day 2
» Day 3
» Day 4
» Day 5
» Day 6
» Day 7
» Day 8
» Day 9
» Day 10-11

Meet The Teams
» Meet The Teams v1
» Meet The Teams v2
» Meet The Teams v3
» Meet The Teams v4

Photo Gallery
» Head Shots, Day 2
» Rio Cuarto, Day 4
» San Francisco, Day 5
» Cordoba City & Dance Party, Day 6
» Voleibol @ C.A. Parana, Day 7
» San Carlos, Day 9

Videos
» Lindsey Stalzer
» VanMeter & Stalzer Rally
» Natalia Brussa
» Jessie Nevitt
» Rachel Vanmeter

DataVolley Stats
» 6/12 Match 1, San Francisco
» 6/12 Match 2, San Francisco
» 6/13 Match 1, CORDOBA
» 6/13 Match 2, CORDOBA
» 6/14 Match 1, Parana
» 6/14 Match 2, Parana
» 6/15 Match 1, Villaguay
» 6/15 Match 2, Villaguay
» 6/16 Match 1, San Carlos
» 6/16 Match 2, San Carlos