Ohio State’s Kevin Burch, Jacob Pasteur Selected For U.S. Men’s Junior National Training Team

By May 25, 2020 (2:30 pm)Joe Dempsey, Sports, Volleyball
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Kevin Burch – the Ohio State men’s volleyball head coach – will serve as the head coach for the 2020 U.S. Men’s Junior National Training Team. 

The program aspires to compete in the NORCECA U21 Pan American Cup currently scheduled for Aug. 31-Sept. 9 in Colorado Springs, Colo., which is subject to change in regards to COVID-19.

Jacob Pasteur – an Ohio State 2020 signee – gives Burch a familiar face on the roster as he was selected to the 20-man roster. Pasteur is a 6-foot-4 outside hitter from Westminster, Md.

Click here for the entire list of the 20 players comprising the men’s junior national training team.

“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.”

For an introduction into Pasteur, here’s an interview he did at Florida Fest 2020 while representing Yorktowne Volleyball Club.

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