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Whitney Dosty on U.S. Junior National Team
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: August 01, 2006
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona volleyball freshman Whitney Dosty is one of 12 players on the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team competing at the NORCECA Continental Women’s Junior Championships in Monterrey, Mexico, this week. The U.S. defeated Puerto Rico 3-1 (25-14, 24-26, 25-15, 25-21) in its first-round match yesterday.

A 6-4 outside hitter/middle blocker, Dosty is ranked as the fourth-best recruit in the nation by and is expected to make an immediate contribution with the Wildcats this fall. The 2005 Southern Arizona Player of the Year by both the Arizona Daily Star and the Tucson Citizen, Dosty is a Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection and a High School All-American.

Participating in the tournament are the top eight teams from North America, Central America and the Caribbean - Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago and the United States.

The complete U.S. Junior National Team roster is listed below.

No. Name               Pos.  Ht.   Hometown                Club or School
  Jennifer Doris     MB    6-5   Houston, Texas          Willowbrook
  Whitney Dosty      MB/OH 6-4   Tucson, Ariz.           Arizona
  Joanna Evans       S     5-11  Piedmont, Calif.        Vision
  Juliann Faucette   OH    6-2   San Diego, Calif.       Epic
  Zoe Garrett        MB    6-3   Laguna Beach, Calif.    Mizuno Long Beach
  Lauren Gibbemeyer  MB    6-2   St. Paul, Minn.         Northern Lights
  Megan Hodge        OH    6-2   Durham, N.C.            Triangle
  Rachel Holloway    S     5-10  Franklin, Tenn.         Nebraska
10  Alexandra Klineman OH    6-5   Manhattan Beach, Calif. Mizuno Long Beach
13  Stevie Robinson    L     5-7   Bakersfield, Calif.     Cal West
14  Geena Urango       OH    5-11  Los Alamitos, Calif.    TCA
16  Colleen Ward       OH    6-2   Naperville, Ill.        Sports Performance
Head Coach: Craig Skinner
Assistant Coaches: Erikka Gulbranson and Ted Wade

The preliminary tournament schedule is listed below.

July 31
Dominican Republic def. Cuba 3-0
Mexico def. Trinidad and Tobago 3-0
Canada def. Costa Rica 3-0
USA def. Puerto Rico 3-1
Aug. 1
Trinidad and Tobago vs. Dominican Republic
Mexico vs. Cuba
Canada vs. Puerto Rico
USA vs. Costa Rica
Aug. 2
Cuba vs. Trinidad and Tobago
Dominican Republic vs. Mexico
Costa Rica vs. Puerto Rico
USA vs. Canada