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Second Round USA U24 National Team Tryouts Announced

Twenty nine new athletes invited to join tryout process based on performance during the 2017 college season.

USA Ultimate announced today a list of 29 athletes who have been invited to tryout for the US National teams that will compete at the 2018 U24 World Championships in Perth, Australia next January. These players — selected by the National team coaching staffs based on their performances during the 2017 college season — join 180 players who received invitations in January.

Invitees will be competing across two tryout weekends to earn a spot on one of three US National teams — men’s, mixed, and women’s — selected by the coaches. Tryouts will be held in June: the first in Columbus, Ohio, June 17-18, and the second the following weekend, June 24-25, in Denver.

New tryout invitees listed below.

Women’s Tryout Invite List

NameCollegeTryout location
Mary (MK) AndersenNotre DameWest
Abigail BombergerPittsburghEast
Michelle CareyGeorgetownEast
Kaci CessnaColorado StateWest
Frances GellertColorado CollegeWest
Laura GerencserTexasEast
Alison GriffithCaliforniaWest
Jacqueline MartinezHarvardEast
Elisabeth ParkerNorth CarolinaEast
Corinn PruittOhio StateEast
Sarah RussekPittsburghEast
Julia SchmaltzTexasEast
Emilie WillinghamTruman StateWest
Megan WilsonTuftsEast

Men’s Tryout Invite List

NameCollegeTryout Location
Matt CarterGeorge MasonEast
Dylan DeClerckIowa, DrakeWest
Martin Espinoza Cal State-FullertonWest
Jake FellaPurdueEast
Ryan HiserFloridaEast
Robert KorbelPuget SoundWest
Phillip KorologColorado CollegeWest
Nico LakeGeorgetownEast
Andrew McKelveyCentral FloridaEast
Jacob RovnerCase Western ReserveWest
Casey ShugarmanCalifornia-DavisWest
Jake SteslickiMichiganWest
Jordan TaylorNew Hampshire West
Alan VillanuevaAir Force West
Nolan WalshStanford West

  1. Steve Sullivan

    Steve Sullivan is the Executive Editor of Ultiworld. He began playing in 2001 at Boston University, helped found Slow White in 2004, and has played with the team ever since. He has volunteered as a college Sectional Coordinator, a club Regional Coordinator, and served as a player-elected representative for the Mixed division on USAU's Club Working Group. He has previously written for the USAU magazine and The Huddle. You can reach him by email ( or on Twitter (@sjsully21).

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