HAWAII GROWN: 2 from Hawaii make U.S. Women’s CNT-Anaheim squad

Pepperdine libero Hana Lishman (No. 11) was selected to the U.S. Women's Collegiate National Team - Anaheim roster on Tuesday. Photo courtesy Pepperdine Athletics/Jeff Golden.

Pepperdine junior Hana Lishman, a 2016 Punahou alumnus, and Kansas State incoming freshman Teana Adams-Kaonohi, who enrolled in January after attending Punahou, have been selected to the U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team — Anaheim roster.

The final selections for the 28-member team were made today and announced by USA Volleyball.

Both players will train June 23-29 at the American Sports Center in Anaheim, Calif., the official host city for the U.S. Women’s and Men’s National Volleyball Teams.


The program will hold a public Red-Blue scrimmage on June 28.

“It is such an honor to be able to represent my school and the United States,” Lishman said in a Pepperdine press release. “I am very excited to train and compete at the next level.”


Lishman is one of four liberos to make the team and Adams-Kaonohi is one of four setters selected.

Last week, Utah freshman Saige Ka’aha’aina-Torres (‘Iolani ’18) was one of two setters named to the U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team — Japan squad that will play six games in seven days in late May in Japan.


Athletes were selected through the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryouts held Mar. 1-3 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

USA Volleyball’s CNT-World University Games, CNT-Japan and CNT-Anaheim teams total 52 athletes taking part in the Collegiate National Team program, all which are considered second tryouts for the U.S. Women’s National Teams under NCAA rules.

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