Trio leaves Thursday, second time to tryouts for all three: McKenna Granato, Norene Iosia and incoming transfer Reyn “Tita” Akiu
The U.S. Women’s National Team Open Volleyball Tryouts are Friday-Sunday at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The three players will be among 229 athletes from more than 90 colleges and high schools to be evaluated. Each athlete will have one tryout session on Friday, one morning and afternoon session on Saturday and one morning session on Sunday.
Officially announcing Akiu, a 5-2 libero/defensive specialist, has transferred home after three seasons at Texas Tech. The Honolulu-native is a 2015 graduate of Kamehameha Schools—Kapalama. Last year as a junior she played in 29 of the team’s 34 matches with 11 starts. She was the team’s libero in 16 matches but suffered a mid-season injury which held her out of a few games. She finished second on the team with 373 digs and she surpassed the 1,000 career dig milestone last year, ending her Tech career with 1,086 total digs.