For the second straight year, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Brooke Van Sickle has been named to the U.S. Beach Collegiate National Team (BCNT). Van Sickle is among a total of 17 players from across the country to earn a spot.
All 17 women will attend a training block at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., June 12–18. Thirteen of the student-athletes have previous BCNT experience, including Van Sickle who attended last year’s training session in Huntington Beach, Calif.
Van Sickle just completed her third season with the BeachBows. She was named a first-team All-American and the Big West Pair of the Year with her partner Kaylee Glagau, while helping UH to its fifth NCAA Tournament appearance.
Veteran coach and Beach Volleyball Hall of Famer Patty Dodd will serve as head coach for the women. Three-time Olympian and reigning gold medalist April Ross will assist Dodd.