COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Freshman DJ White of the Harvard men's volleyball team has been selected to join the 2012 U.S. men's junior training team roster for the right to compete at the NORCECA Men's Under-21 Continental Championship, which will be Aug. 27-Sept. 1, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. White is one of 19 invitees to the national roster.
White, who concluded his freshman year with the Crimson third on the team in kills per set with a 2.76 average, is one of three EIVA players to be invited. Aaron Russell of Penn State and Tony Ensbury of Princeton will also join the training team.
"This group of 19 athletes who will be vying for 12 roster spots is both athletic and very experienced, with many of them having participated in last summer's Youth World Championship," Pete Hanson, head men's volleyball coach at Ohio State, and U.S. traning team head coach said. "We are hoping that those experiences will be a springboard for a great summer of training and competition at the NORCECA tournament."
White helped the Crimson achieve multiple honors this past year as Harvard was ranked by the AVCA (No. 15) for the first time in program history and contributed to Harvard's second-place finish in the conference and berth into the conference tournament for the first time since since 2009.