COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State men’s volleyball head coach Kevin Burch will serve in the same capacity for the 2020 U.S. Men’s Junior National Training Team. The program hopes to compete in the NORCECA U21 Pan American Cup currently scheduled for Aug. 31-Sept. 9 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Burch will have a familiar face on the roster as Buckeye signee Jacob Pasteur was selected to the 20-man roster. Pasteur is a 6-4 outside hitter from Westminster, Md.
“I had the opportunity to work with the youth team and this age group over the past two summers and I’ve really enjoyed getting to know these guys,” Burch said. “The experience only made the selection process that much more difficult.
“Coach [Matt] Werle, Coach [Pat] Shawaryn and I had a lot of tough decisions, but we ultimately selected a group we know will be competitive internationally.
“We’ll have a ton of international experience, elite athleticism and size, outstanding leadership and competitiveness.”