Russell to Tour Brazil with USA D-3 Volleyball

Russell to Tour Brazil with USA D-3 Volleyball

USA D-3 Volleyball Teams – Brazil Tour 2018

Ron Smith of USA Sports Tours & Events announces tour schedule, teams and coaches for upcoming USA D-3 Volleyball Teams – Brazil Tour 2018.

The USA D-3 Volleyball Teams are invited NCAA Division III men's and women's players from across the country.  This team is comprised of players recognized as All Americans, All Region and All Conference.  The 10 women's players represent 7 different colleges and universities and come from 8 different home states.  The 10 men's players hail from 6 different schools and 7 different home states.  This team truly comes from almost every part of the USA.

"This is an outstanding group of young men and women." says Ron Smith.  "Many of the players on this year's USA / Brazil Tour team had great individual seasons and led their teams into post season play."  "This tour is designed to expose players to a great volleyball experience while providing a once in a lifetime opportunity for educational, cultural and social growth."

The USA D-3 Volleyball tour will run from June 11 through June 20.  The teams will begin with orientation in Orlando, Florida, on June 11th before the team flies to Sao Paulo, Brazil that evening.   The teams will practice on the 12th and have matches on the 13th and 14th in the cities of Jundiai and Campinas (in the state of Sao Paulo).  The teams will then travel to Rio de Janeiro on Friday, June 15th.  The teams will compete in the Marina Barra Clube "International Challenge" on June 16th.  The International Challenge will consist of three matches each versus top U22 clube teams in the state of Rio de Janeiro.  Marina Barra Clube was the host training site of the Holland Women's Olympic Volleyball Team during the 2016 Olympics.  

While in Brazil the teams will experience educational, cultural and social aspects of Brazilian life through city, school and sports club visits.  While in Rio the team will be staying on the famous Copacabana Beach and touring the Christ the Redeemer Statue and Sugar Loaf Mountain, two of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. 



USA D-3 Men's Volleyball Team

Tony Allen                                            Carthage College

Andrew Chisholm                                 Mount St. Joseph University

Dylan Flor                                             Kean University

R.J. Ocampo                                         Eastern Mennonite University

Quinn Peterson                                    Juniata College

Ross Russell                                          Wittenberg University

Jared Warner                                       Kean University

Braeden Waumans                               Carthage College

Michael Young                                      Juniata College

Steven Zaraycki                                    Kean University


USA D-3 Men's Volleyball Coach

USA D-3 Men's Volleyball Head Coach               Glenn DeHaven (Juniata College)