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DJ White, USA Volleyball Win Gold at NORCECA Championship

Photo: USA Volleyball

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore men’s volleyball player DJ White started all four sets at outside hitter as the United States Men’s Junior National Team defeated Canada, 26-24, 25-17, 23-25, 25-21, to claim gold at the 2012 NORCECA Men’s Junior Continental Championship (U-21).

White ranked fourth overall in kills and hit .492 in the tournament. He recorded nine kills and three digs in the championship game.

The Crimson sophomore started every set he played in; including each set in the semi-finals against Puerto Rico and finals, and the United States won all five of its matches in the six-day tournament to earn a trip to the 2013 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Junior World Championship.

White, who was named to the All-EIVA first-team in 2012, was one of 12 players selected to play for the MJNT after a three-week tryout with 18 invitees. He helped Harvard achieve its best season in program history as a freshman, ranking third on the team with 3.1 points per set and 2.76 kills per set, and hit .319.