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Mendelson Competing at Pan American Cup with U19 National Team

Incoming Nebraska volleyball freshman Maggie Mendelson will compete with the U.S. U19 National Team at the U19 Girls Pan American Cup at the Cox Business Convention Center in Tulsa, Okla., this week.

A 6-5 middle blocker, Mendelson was one of 12 players selected for the team after a training camp of 20 players over the last two weeks in Tulsa.

The U.S. is in Group B with Canada, Mexico and Peru. They open play on Monday at 6 p.m. against Mexico and will play Canada on Tuesday at 6 p.m. and Peru on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

The quarterfinals will be played on Thursday, with the semifinals on Friday and championship match on Saturday. The group winners automatically advance to the semifinals on Friday, while the second and third-place teams will battle for the two remaining semifinal spots.

The four teams in Group A are Brazil, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

Mendelson’s selection to the U19 National Team continues an impressive summer of Nebraska Volleyball student-athletes on the international scene. In June, Bekka Allick and Lexi Rodriguez won gold with the U.S. Women’s U21 National Team at the U21 Pan American Cup. Allick had 12 kills and two blocks in the final against Argentina, while Rodriguez was the team captain and had 24 digs in the championship.

U19 Pan American Cup Schedule

Matches will be live streamed on, a subscription service

(All times CDT)

July 18

Noon: Dominican Republic vs Costa Rica

2 p.m.: Peru vs Canada

4 p.m.: Puerto Rico vs Brazil

6 p.m.: USA vs Mexico

July 19

Noon: Puerto Rico vs Costa Rica

2 p.m.: Peru vs Mexico

4 p.m.: Dominican Republic vs Brazil

6 p.m.: USA vs Canada

July 20

Noon: Brazil vs Costa Rica

2 p.m.: Canada vs Mexico

4 p.m.: Dominican Republic vs Puerto Rico

6 p.m.: USA vs Peru

July 21

4 p.m.: Quarterfinal (2nd B vs. 3rd A)

6 p.m.: Quarterfinal (3rd B vs. 2nd A)

July 22

Noon: Classification 5/8

2 p.m.: Classification 5/8

4 p.m.: Semifinal 1

6 p.m.: Semifinal 2

July 23

Noon: Classification 7/8

2 p.m.: Classification 5/6

4 p.m.: Third-place match

6 p.m.: First-place match

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