Dyer to Train with U.S. Men's Junior National Team
Noah Dyer earned MPSF All-Freshman honors in his premier 2017 campaign.
MALIBU, Calif.: – Noah Dyer of the 8th-ranked Pepperdine men’s volleyball team has earned a training spot with the U.S.A Volleyball Men’s Junior National Team that includes 20 of the top men’s volleyball players in the United States under the age of 21, as announced by Team U.S.A. in early June.
“Anytime you have an opportunity to represent your country, it’s an honor,” said Associate Head Coach David Hunt. “Noah has worked hard this year to put himself in a position to make the Junior National Team. His ability to play the whole game gives him an opportunity to fill various roles for the team.
“His experience training with some of the best young players in the country will only benefit him and our team going forward.”
Of the 20 on the training team, 12 will earn spots on the competition team that will compete at the 2017 FIVB Men’s U21 World Championship on June 23-July 2 in the Czech Republic. The team will begin training on June 9 in Lake Placid, N.Y. and will be trimmed after five days of training.
This season, Dyer (San Clemente, Calif./Saddleback Valley Christian Academy) was named to the MPSF All-Freshman squad and was a Pepperdine Dean’s List and Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete honoree. He played in 21 matches for the Waves, while starting in 16 and amassing 1.79 kills/set on a .209 hitting percentage. He added 0.27 assists/set, 0.08 aces/set, 0.97 digs/set and 0.44 blocks/set for Pepperdine.
Before joining the Waves, Dyer played for the U.S. Youth National Team in 2015 and helped the team place 7th in the World Championship in Resistencia, Argentina. He earned Junior Open All-American honors in 2013 and garnered gold with the 18U team, silver with 15U and bronze medals with 14U, 16U and 17U.
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U.S. Men’s Junior National Training Team
No. Name (Position, Height, Hometown, College, Region)
1. Matt Douglas (L, 5-10, Pacific Palisades, Calif., Southern California [USC], SCVA)
2. Gage Worsley (L, 6-2, Moragao, Calif., signed with Hawaii, NCVA)
3. Josh Tuaniga (S, 6-2, Long Beach, Calif., Long Beach State, SCVA)
4. Micah Ma’a (S, 6-4, Kaneohe, Hawaii, UCLA, Aloha)
5. Dylan Missry (OH, 6-4, Holbrook, N.Y., UCLA, Garden Empire)
6. Matt Yoshimoto (S, 6-5, Ventura, Calif., Lewis, SCVA)
7. Jordan Ewert (OH, 6-5, Antioch, Calif., Stanford, NCVA)
8. Austin Matautia (OH, 6-5, Ewa Beach, Hawaii, Hawaii, Aloha)
9. Brett Rosenmeier (OH, 6-6, Virginia Beach, Va., Hawaii, Old Dominion)
10. T.J. DeFalco (6-6, OH, Huntington Beach, Calif., Long Beach State, SCVA)
11. Parker Dixon (6-6, OH, Dallas, Texas, Princeton, Lone Star)
12. Noah Dyer (OH, 6-6, San Clemente, Calif., Pepperdine, SCVA)
13. Keenan Sanders (MB, 6-7, San Diego, Calif., UC Santa Barbara, SCVA)
14. Kyle Ensing (Opp, 6-7, Valencia, Calif., Long Beach State, SCVA)
15. Matthew Szews (Opp, 6-8, Brookfield, Wis., Ball State, Badger)
16. Patrick Gasman (MB, 6-8, Clovis, Calif., Hawaii, NCVA)
17. Tyler Mitchem (MB, 6-10, Bolingbrook, Ill., Lewis, Great Lakes)
18. Calvin Mende (Opp, 6-11, Redlands, Calif., Penn State, SCVA)
19. Scott Stadick (MB, 7-0, Watertown, Wis., UC Irvine, Badger)
20. George Huhmann (MB, 6-10, High Ridge, Mo., Princeton, Gateway)
Head Coach: Jay Hosack, George Mason University
Assistant Coach: Jonah Carson, Mountain View Volleyball Club
Assistant Coach: Matt McCarthy, Lewis University
Team Manager: Jen Armson Dyer
Doctor: David Dyck, Jr.
Technical Coordinator: Galen Dodd