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The US women’s junior team captured the 2010 NORCECA Women's Junior Continental Championship to qualify for the 2011 FIVB Volleyball Women's Junior World Championship to be held in Peru. The Americans have won the NORCECA Women's Junior Continental Championship four consecutive times.
The US will be making its seventh appearance at the Women's Junior World Championship, including six of the last seven events. The Americans will look to improve upon their 12th-place finish in 2009 and reach the medal stand for the first time. The US has a top-finish of fourth place at the 2007 edition.
Six players named to the 2011 US women's junior team competed on the 2010 squad that captured gold at the NORCECA event in Mexico. Returning players include outside hitters Kelly Reeves and Stephanie Holthus. Returning middle blockers include Haleigh Hampton and Carly Wopat. Molly Kreklow is the lone returning setter and Jennifer Bonilla returns as a libero/defensive specialist.
New to the team are outside hitters Moneshia Simmons, Madison Kingdom and Haley Eckerman. Middle blocker Sallie McLaurin, setter Lauren Plum and libero/defensive specialist Natalie Hagglund all join the team for the first time.
Browning, who also coached the 2010 WJNT, will be assisted by Erik Sullivan and Jill Kramer. Sullivan is the assistant women’s volleyball coach at the University of Texas, while Kramer is the women’s volleyball coach at West Virginia University. Denise Corlett, associate head coach at Stanford University, will serve as the team leader.
Prior to leaving for Peru, the team will train from July 10 to 19 at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, Calif., under the direction of US women’s junior team coach Rob Browning.
Rob Browning, who also served as the US women's junior team coach during the 2010 NORCECA Women's Junior Continental Championship, will enter his seventh season as coach at Saint Mary’s College next Autumn. He has accumulated an overall record of 106-57 and a conference record of 54-28. In 2010, Saint Mary’s finished 20-8 overall with a 10-2 mark in conference. Last year marked the second consecutive season the Gaels reached the 20-win milestone. During the year, Saint Mary’s placed four players on the All-West Coast Conference First-Team.
Browning served as head coach of the 2010 US Women’s Junior National Team which captured the NORCECA Women’s Junior Continental Championship and ticket to the 2011 FIVB Women’s Junior World Championship.
Browning was an assistant coach for the US Men's National Team for six years prior to joining Saint Mary's in March 2005. He has been to three Olympic Games with USA men's team: 2000 in Sydney, 2004 in Athens, and 2008 in Beijing where the team won the gold medal.
Prior to coaching the men's national team, Browning served as a volunteer assistant on the BYU men's volleyball team for three years, culminating in BYU's first NCAA National Championship in 1999.
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