Luke Rinne, Director of Athletic Communications
ROMEOVILLE – USA Volleyball announced on Tuesday that Lewis University incoming freshman Kevin Kauling was one of 12 players selected to the 2019 Boys Youth National Team. The team will compete at the FIVB Boys U19 World Championship on Aug. 21-30 in Tunisia.
Kauling is one of five newcomers on the team along with Klistan Lawrence, Francesco Sani, Rico Wardlow and Gavin Julien. They join returnees from last year’s team that took second at the NORCECA U19 Continental Championship.
The 24-man Boys Youth National Training Team was split into two squads to compete at the USAV High Performance Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with the Red team finishing first and the White team placing fifth in the Boys Youth International Division.
“We’re so happy for Kevin,” Lewis head men’s volleyball coach Dan Friend said. “He’s worked extremely hard to get here. It’s an honor anytime you get to represent your country.”