Dvoracek to participate in tryout for U.S. Women’s National Team

Maia Dvoracek
Posted at 7:19 PM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 22:27:39-05

After having one of the best individual seasons in recent program history in 2019, Cal Poly volleyball junior right side hitter Maia Dvoracek will head to Colorado Springs, Colo. this week to take part in a tryout for the U.S. Women's National Team.

The tryout, which will be held at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, will take place Friday, Feb. 21 through Sunday, Feb. 23.

It will feature 214 athletes from 94 colleges and will be led by U.S. Women's National Team Head Coach Karch Kiraly and his staff. According to USA Volleyball, Dvoracek will be one of 24 right side hitters attending. The players will be competing for spots on both the U.S. Women's National Team and U.S. Collegiate National Team program.

USA Volleyball will be streaming the tryout live at this link starting at 1 p.m. PT for fans to check it out.

Dvoracek will be looking to follow in the footsteps of former Cal Poly volleyball standout setter Taylor Nelson (2014-17), who participated in the same tryout when she was a Mustang in 2017 and was named to the U.S. Collegiate National Team later that same year.

In her first year as a six rotation player for the Mustangs in 2019, Dvoracek had a breakout season. She was named an AVCA Third Team All-American, AVCA All-Region, and First Team All-Big West selection after she led the Mustangs and was second in the Big West with 4.25 kills per set and was top-five in the nation in service aces while starting all 30 matches and playing every set.

-Provided by Cal Poly