Lake Shore student Devin Joslyn USA National 14-and-under volleyball team, which will go to Florida in July for 10 days.
Lake Shore’s Devin Joslyn has earned the opportunity to play for the USA National 14-and-under volleyball team, which will go to Florida in July for 10 days and compete against teams from Russia, Netherlands, China, England, Germany, and many other countries.
This past fall season, the eighth grader already played on the junior varsity team for Lake Shore and was pulled up to the varsity team at the end of the season, getting an opportunity to participate in a Sectional championship, Regional championship and a trip to Glens Falls for the State Tournament. Through his participation in the offseason with Eden VBC, the eighth grader attended a USA High Performance tryout in Rochester to see if he would make one of the three teams: National USA 14-and-under (top 12 players), A-1 (next ranked 40 players), or A-2 (next ranked 80 players).
After the three-hour tryout, he found out that he was selected to play for the highest level, the USA National 14-U team, which consists of the top 12 ranked volleyball players from all over the country and Puerto Rico who attended the tryouts. There were 36 tryouts spread out over 26 states. The team will be led by coach Brian Gibboney, who also heads the Milwaukee School of Engineering men’s team. To learn more about USA Volleyball and track the progress of Joslyn, visit www.teamusa.org and follow the links for the High Performance group.