University of Oklahoma volleyball setter Julia Doyle (Plymouth, Minn.) has been chosen as one of 36 athletes to participate in the USA Volleyball Collegiate National Team program. Players in the program will train and compete in conjunction with the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships from June 22 to July 1 in Minneapolis.
Doyle is coming off a sophomore season in which she finished fourth in the Big 12 with 1,101 assists for a 9.49 per set average. She helped guide the Sooners to their fifth straight NCAA Tournament and ended at 24-8 with an appearance in the second round. Doyle added 234 assists, 31 service aces and 18 kills.
This CNT program will be instructed by lead coaches Mike Hebert and Bill Neville, who are both retired college head coaches. Both Hebert and Neville have extensive coaching experience not only at the collegiate level, but also at the international level. Neville has served as head coach for both the men’s and women’s U.S. National Teams as well as assistant on the U.S. Men’s National Team. Hebert has contributed to the U.S. Women’s National Team as an assistant coach.
After the training portion of the program, the 36 athletes will be divided into three equal teams which will compete in a round-robin event June 27-30. The round-robin event may add an international team to increase the field to four teams that would complete June 26-30. This program is considered a second tryout for the U.S. Women’s National Team.