ROME, Ga. — Berry College's Jordan Leitch has been selected to compete in Brazil this summer as a member of the USA DIII Women's Volleyball team.
She will follow head coach, Caitlyn Moriarty, and rising junior, Emily Hancock, who competed on the team last year. Leitch, a rising junior from Cumming, Ga., saw action in 16 matches this year, averaging 8.46 assists per set as a setter.
The USA DIII Volleyball Teams are invited NCAA Division III men's and women's players from across the country. This team is comprised of players recognized as All-Americans, All-Region and All-Conference. The 10 women's players represent 7 different colleges and universities and come from 8 different home states.
The USA DIII Volleyball tour will run from June 11 through June 20. The teams will begin with orientation in Orlando, Florida, on June 11th before the flying to Sao Paulo, Brazil that evening. The teams will practice on the 12th and have matches on the 13th and 14th in the cities of Jundiai and Campinas (in the state of Sao Paulo). They will then travel to Rio de Janeiro on Friday, June 15th, competing in the Marina Barra Clube "International Challenge" on June 16th. The International Challenge will consist of three matches each versus top U22 club teams in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Marina Barra Clube was the host training site of the Holland Women's Olympic Volleyball Team during the 2016 Olympics.
While in Brazil the teams will experience educational, cultural and social aspects of Brazilian life through city, school and sports club visits. While in Rio the team will be staying on the famous Copacabana Beach and touring the Christ the Redeemer Statue and Sugar Loaf Mountain, two of the most recognizable landmarks in the world.