H2 14 Black player Claire Whitehouse has been named to the USA Volleyball High Performance National A2 team. Claire tried out for the USA High Performance program at the tryouts held during the Mideast Qualifier. While this is Claire’s first time on a national team, she is no stranger to the High Performance program, being selected for a Midwest region team last year. Claire’s selection to the National A2 team places her in the top 200 players in the country.
The High Performance Program works to advance volleyball talent and build a broader and stronger pipeline of athletes and coaches for our USA Olympic Teams. The High Performance Program bridges the gap between our USA National Teams and youth volleyball programs across the country. This is done through a system of national tryouts which then qualify athletes for training programs, camps, and Youth and Junior National Teams. The HP Program at USA Volleyball is the “Pipeline” for volleyball athletes who aspire to reach the elite level of their sport and is intended to grow the pool of talented young players who may someday compete for a spot on the USA National and Olympic Teams.
Great job Claire!!