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Johnson, Phillips to Try Out for Team USA

February 20, 2020  Lynchburg, Va.   RSS
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Macy Phillips and Amelia Johnson will take part in Team USA tryouts, Friday through Sunday in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Macy Phillips and Amelia Johnson will take part in Team USA tryouts, Friday through Sunday in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Team USA Tryout

Liberty junior libero Macy Phillips and redshirt junior outside hitter Amelia Johnson have both received invitations to try out for the U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team this week in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Phillips and Johnson will be among an estimated 214 athletes from 94 colleges showcasing their abilities at the 2020 U.S. Women's National Team open tryout, which will be held this Friday through Sunday at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

USA Volleyball will be looking for athletes to compete in two separate U.S. Women's Collegiate National Team training periods, while also keeping an eye on prospective members of the U.S. Women's Senior National Team. Both Collegiate National Teams, consisting of 28 players each, will train in Anaheim alongside athletes selected for the U.S. Olympic Women's Volleyball Team and its coaching staff. The CNT Gold will train July 5-12 plus have an international competition in Southern California. The CNT Anaheim group will train June 21-27 and have a Red-Blue Intrasqaud match in Southern California.

The tryout will be available for viewing through a live stream each day, beginning with Friday's session at 4 p.m. ET.

Phillips and Johnson will be the third and fourth Lady Flames in the last three years to be invited to participate in national team tryouts. Anna Gragg participated in the 2018 U.S. Women's National Team tryout while Casey Goodwin tried out last year.

A native of Roseau, Minn., Amelia Johnson had a breakthrough season in her second year as a Lady Flame. Johnson was a first team ASUN All-Conference choice, third team CoSIDA Academic All-American and ASUN Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She led all Commonwealth players with 457 kills (45th nationally) this year. Johnson recorded 26 10-kill matches and three 20-kill contests, including a career-high 29 kills twice this season. Her 457 kills this season are the seventh most by a Lady Flame in rally-scoring history.

Hailing from Merritt Island, Fla., Macy Phillips made an immediate impact during her first season since transferring from Florida. She is the first Liberty libero to receive first team All-State honors. Phillips led the Lady Flames in both digs (552) and service aces (41). The libero ranked third in the ASUN and 78th nationally with 41 service aces, finishing 48th nationally with 552 digs. She totaled 29 double-digit dig matches and nine 20-dig contests. Her 552 digs this season were the fourth most by a Lady Flame in program history.