Five former members of the Nebraska volleyball team have been named to the 30-player U.S. Women's National Team preliminary roster for the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League, the premier annual international volleyball tournament.
Team USA won the inaugural Volleyball Nations League last year. Mikaela Foecke will make her debut with the U.S. National Team after concluding her illustrious playing career with the Huskers last December. She will join fellow former Huskers Jordan Larson, Kelsey Robinson, Kadie Rolfzen and Justine Wong-Orantes. The roster will be trimmed to 25 players by May 11. Each country can designate 14 players from the reduced roster to compete in each preliminary week and the Final Six.
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The U.S. hosts No. 9 Korea on June 4, No. 13 Germany on June 5 and No. 4 Brazil on June 6. All matches will be played at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The top five teams from the preliminary round will compete in the VNL Final Six along with host China from July 3-7 with the winner receiving $1 million.