Utah middle blocker Phoebe Grace and Portland libero Carey Williams, who were teammates at Kahuku, have been named to the 28-player U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team-Anaheim roster made up of current college players.
Williams is one of four liberos who made the squad and Grace is one of eight middle blockers.
The team will train June 21-27 in Anaheim, Calif., at the American Sports Centers where they will compete side-by-side with the U.S. Women’s National Team as it makes final preparations for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
As a redshirt sophomore last season, the 6-foot-2 Grace posted a career-high 158 blocks and hit .281 with 105 kills for the Utes, who advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament before losing in five sets to eventual national champion Stanford. It was the only two sets the Cardinal lost in the entire tournament.
Williams, a 5-foot-7 junior, led the West Coast Conference in digs (523) and digs per set (4.89) and was second on the Pilots in assists (90) and third in service aces (26).