ROCHESTER, Mich. -- Oakland volleyball players Krysteena Davis and Jordan Lentz have been invited to take part in the U.S. Women's National Team Open Tryouts Friday, March 2 through Sunday, March 4 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Tryouts are for spots on the U.S. Women's National Team and the U.S. Collegiate National Team program.
"Having Krysteena and Jordan represent Oakland University at the USA Volleyball Open Try-out is a boon for our program," said head coach Rob Beam. "They will be competing against and alongside the best collegiate players in the country. Not only do I expect that they will do well and impress the cadre, it will be a great learning opportunity for them. They can bring back ideas and an even higher level of expectation and execution to the team."
Davis, a redshirt junior middle hitter, finished the season ranking 19th in the NCAA in total blocks (161) and 20th in blocks per set (1.42). She is currently the Oakland all-time career leader in blocks per set and finished the season ranking ninth all-time in career block assists (148) and 10th in total blocks (311). In 2017, Davis broke her own single season block assists record (148), total blocks record (161) and blocks per set (1.42). In 2016, she broke the program's single-season total blocks (143) and block assists (133) record last season. She was named Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week for the week on Sept. 25 and was also named to the Horizon League Honorable Mention selection.
Lentz, a redshirt sophomore setter finished the season ranking fifth all-time in career assists and second in career assists per set. Her 1,199 assists and 10.52 assists per set on the season ranks fourth-most in a single season in Oakland history, while also ranking fifth in the Horizon League in assists per set. She has registered seven games with 50 assists or more, including two 60-plus dig performances and averaged 2.43 digs per set and 0.70 blocks per set. Lentz set single season career bests in total blocks (80), blocks per set, block assists (72), solo blocks (eight), assists per set, digs (277) and digs per set. She was named Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 16.
The tryout will evaluate approximately 234 athletes from 89 colleges from across the country and will begin Friday at 2 p.m. M.T. and conclude Sunday at approximately 1 p.m. M.T. The breakdown for the tryout includes 60 outside hitters, 49 middles, 48 liberos, 43 setters and 30 opposites. All sessions of the tryout will be streamed live and can be viewed by clicking here.
USA Volleyball will use #USAVTryout as the tryout hashtag for photos, notes, quotes and stories posted to its social media platforms under the handle @usavolleyball. Selected athletes will be notified by early March. USA Volleyball will announce the selections by the end of March once all roster spots are confirmed.