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23 May 2013

Global Challenge Team Roster is Set

Global Challenge Team Roster is Set

Lake Buena Vista, Fla. - - The roster for the 2013 European Global Challenge is now set.  After a nationwide search, the 10 player squad will now prepare to travel to Italy and Croatia this July to train and compete in the tournament.  This year’s competition will include the Czech, Hungarian and Slovenian Junior National Teams as well as high level junior teams from Crotia, Montenegro and Puerto Rico.  A variety of AAU Districts are represented including North Carolina, Virginia, Southeastern (AL), Arizona and New York Metropolitan.

Debbie Green, two-time Olympian and Volleyball Hall of Fame player and coach, will be traveling with the team in a mentor role for both the players and coaches.  Sponsored by Nfinity Sportswear, the team will be blogging on Nfinity’s website so friends, family and fans can follow the adventure!


2013 Global Challenge 16 Team
Team Nfinity

Jessica Funk - S/OH - 5’11” - Forbush HS - North Carolina
Jessica Brandewie - S/MH - 5’11” - Bishop McGuinness HS - North Carolina
Catie Espinoza - L/OH/OPP - 5’11” - First Colonial HS - Virginia
Reilly King - OH - 5’8” - Kellam HS - Virginia
Emily Plumlee -  MB - 6’0” - Hickory HS - Virginia
Gabby Goodall - S - 5’7” - Cape Henry College - Virginia
Joely Roe - L/DS - 5’4” - Filer HS - Alabama
Emma Welch-Murphy - MB - 5’10” - Glendale Prep HS - Arizona
Gillian Gore - OH - 5’8” - Fieldstone HS - New York
Taylor Rhodes - L/DS/S/OH - 5’8” - Southwest Guilford  HS - North Carolina

Missi Brandewie - North Carolina
Angie Funk - North Carolina

For information on participating on the 2014 team, please contact Dana Wall at



Lake Buena Vista, FL-- 
AAU Volleyball is excited to announce the opportunity to play in Europe at the 2013 European Global Challenge in Pula, Croatia. Team Nifinity will be taking two teams on July 10 -21 to participate in this international event. 

The teams will spend its pre-tournament training time in Rome and Bologna, Italy, practicing and playing against Italian League Professional teams. After Italy, the team will make its way to Pula, Croatia for the Global Challenge, and then spend a fun night in Venice, Italy on the last day prior to flying back to the USA. There is plenty of fun, good food and site seeing; our guides will make sure of that!

Spots are available to participate on these teams.  Final sections will be made by the end of April.

For more information and to apply, please click here

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