Men's Volleyball
    Andy Benesh Helps U.S. Junior National Team To Silver At Pan American Cup

    Andy Benesh
    June 29, 2015

    Junior Andy Benesh helped the U.S. Men’s Junior National Team take home the silver medal at the 2015 Under-21 Pan American Cup in Canada.

    The U.S. finished second out of 7 teams in the 6-day (June 23-28) competition.

    After finishing second in its pool with 3-0 wins over Barbados and El Salvador and a 3-1 loss to Brazil, the U.S. beat Mexico (3-0) in the quarterfinals and Canada (3-1) in the semifinals before falling again to Brazil (3-0) in the final on June 28.

    Benesh started most matches. In pool play, he had 6 kills versus Barbados, 10 kills and 3 blocks versus Brazil and 10 kills and 2 blocks versus El Salvador. He added 6 kills in the semis versus Canada and then 4 kills and a block in the Brazil final.

    Benesh and the U.S. Junior National Team now will play at the FIVB Under-21 World Championship on Sept. 11-20 in Mexico. They will face three of their Pan Am Cup competitors: Brazil, Canada, and host country Mexico. The U.S. will begin in a very competitive pool with Argentina, Poland, and Russia.