Auburn’s Earl Will Appears in Women’s National

May 25, 2022

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn’s rising senior libero, Jesse Earl, has been selected to participate in the United States Women’s National Collegiate Team (NTC-Europe) European Tour, USA Volleyball announced Monday, April 10.

“To be able to represent the United States while doing something I love is a dream come true,” Earl said. “I can’t express how grateful and excited I am to be able to travel the world, representing my country, Auburn, and my sport.”

Earl and her teammates will train and compete in Europe from July 5 to 16. The team participates in the 13th annual European Global Challenge, from July 11 to 14, in Pula, Croatia. Before the World Challenge, the team will train in Maribor, Slovenia, in friendly matches against other national teams.

“We are very proud of the work Jesse (Earl) did to get this invitation to play for the United States,” Auburn volleyball head coach Rick Nold said. “It is the greatest honor for an athlete to represent her country in international competition and we are looking forward to a great tournament from Jesse and Team USA.”

The athletes were selected from a field of 238 by the United States Women’s National Team Free Trials held March 3-5 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • Corissa Crocker (M, University of Michigan, 6-3, 3, Brighton, Michigan)
  • Jesse Earl (L, Auburn University, 5-8, 1, Indianapolis, Indiana)
  • Kristen Gengenbacher (s, University of San Diego, 5-9, 1, Quincy, Ill.)
  • Claire Kiefer-Wright (M, University of Michigan, 6-1, 1, South Pasadena, California)
  • Taylor Mims (opp, Washington State University, 6-3, 2, Billings, Montana)

  • Carlyle Nusbaum (Oh, Lipscomb University, 5-10, 2, Overland Park, Kansas)
  • Kelsie Payne (opp, University of Kansas, 6-3, 1, Austin, Texas)
  • Taira Robins-Hardy (S, Brigham Young University, 6-2, 1, Waimanalo, Hawaii)
  • Jenna Rosenthal (m, Marquette University, 6-6, 2, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin)
  • Courtney Schwan (Oh, University of Washington, 6-1, 1, Auburn, Washington)
  • Jaali Winters (Oh, Creighton University, 6-2, 2, Ankeny, Iowa)