Former Griffin Justine Wong-Orantes selected to US Women’s Volleyball Olympic squad

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Justine Wong-Orantes

Us Women’s Volleyball  Coach Karch Kiraly announced his 12-player squad for the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games, and it included former Los Al Griffin Justine Wong-Orantes as the team’s libero.

Justine Wong-OrantesWong-Orantes (LAHS ’13), who helped lead the Griffins to a CIF title before earning All-American honors and a NCAA Championship at Nebraska, will be making her first Olympic Game appearance.

Wong-Orantes was a setter on two Grifffin CIF champ squads.  As a freshman setter, she split time with Rachel Fattal, who also made this year’s Olympic squad, as a starter on the US Women’s National Water Polo team.  Fattal helped the US to a gold in Rio in 2016.

The AP has the full story on the volleyball squad announcement.

 

The other eight members of the team will be making their first Olympic appearance: outside hitter Michelle Bartsch-Hackley; opposites Annie Drews and Jordan Thompson; setters Micha Hancock and Jordyn Poulter; middles Chiaka Ogbogu and Haleigh Washington; and libero Justine Wong Orantes.

 

https://apnews.com/article/volleyball-womens-volleyball-olympic-games-2020-tokyo-olympics-sports-9da82da5d5eb1a2a3fe3bca19077ecd4

Author: losaltv

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