Jones-Perry named to USA Women's National Team roster
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Former BYU women's volleyball player Roni Jones-Perry was named to the USA Women's National Team roster for the 2023 Volleyball Nations League (VNL), the organization announced on Monday.
Jones-Perry is one of three new outside hitters to the team's roster, and one of 10 new players on the Women's National Team. The former Cougar was a two-time AVCA All-American, and was both the 2018 WCC and AVCA Pacific South Region Player of the Year.
The world's premier annual international indoor volleyball tournament, Volleyball Nations League features the top 16 teams in the world who play four matches a week for three weeks of preliminary competition. The top eight teams at the end of the preliminaries will advance to the Final Round.
The United States will host the 2023 Women’s VNL Final Round on July 12-16 at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas, which means the U.S. automatically qualifies. Fourteen players from the roster of 30 will be selected to travel to each week’s preliminary round matches.
Jones-Perry has been named to USA Volleyball's First Round roster and will compete on the National Team as it opens VNL play in Turkey. She is one of seven rookies and four outside hitters on the round one roster.
All matches will be broadcast on VolleyballWorld.tv. The U.S. women's schedule is as follows:
Week 1 (all times PT) at Antalya, Türkiye
May 31 at 7 a.m. USA vs Serbia
June 2 at 10 a.m. USA vs Italy
June 3 at 7 a.m. USA vs Korea
June 4 at 10 a.m. USA vs Türkiye
Week 2 at Brasilia, Brazil
June 13 at 1:30 p.m. USA vs Croatia
June 15 at 10 a.m. USA vs Thailand
June 17 at 1:30 p.m. USA vs Japan
June 18 at 6 a.m. USA vs Brazil
Week 3 at Suwon, Korea
June 27 at 11:30 p.m. USA vs Poland
June 28 at 11:30 p.m. USA vs Bulgaria
July 1 at 1:30 a.m. USA vs Germany
July 2 at 1:30 a.m. USA vs China
BYU women’s volleyball season tickets for the upcoming 2023 campaign will go on sale beginning Wednesday, July 26.