Texas boys bound for Olympic Training Center

Athletes earn spots on prestigious US High Performance teams


United States Volleyball created the High Performance Program as a way to build a national pipeline of junior volleyball athletes preparing for Olympic and other international competition. The nation’s top players are selected in tryouts involving officials from USA volleyball. Honorees are invited to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado and formed into teams to compete in the High Performance Championships alongside international teams from such nations including Italy, Brazil, and China.


Being selected as a High Performance player is a prestigious honor and an impressive resume item for attracting the attention of the nation’s top college coaches.


While Texas athletes have been playing boys’ volleyball for decades, rarely have they been well represented in the High Performance Program. That changed this spring as United States Volleyball held one of its first High Performance tryouts in Texas and selected over a dozen Texas boys volleyball players for the 2014 program.


Congratulations to all of Texas athletes selected—represent us well!


Read more about the High Performance Program on USAV's website here.


Texas-based High Performance players include:


Name (Club)

Kade Bontrager (Tejas)

Parker Dixon (High Intensity)

Brandon Gansell (Tejas)

Jason Gibbs (Houston Volleyball Academy)

Noah Harmon (Excel)

Spencer Kresie (Mad Frog) 

Christopher Lai (Tejas)

Matthew Lawson (High Intensity)

Blake Parrish (Tejas)

Toussaint Pegues (Mad Frog)

Brian Rhodes (Mad Frog)

Brendan Skarjune (Mad Frog)

Jett Stewart (Mad Frog)

Matthew Tompkins (Tejas)

Jeffrey Warber (Tejas)

Shawn Ware (Houston Volleyball Academy)

Barrett Winchell (High Intensity)

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