Bethania De La Cruz

Meet the 2023 Volleyball Week 1 Teams

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Alexandra Licata
Oct 03, 2023

Week One of Athletes Unlimited Volleyball Season 3 is underway in Mesa, Ariz.

Bethania De La Cruz, Natalia Valentin-Anderson, Nootsara Tomkom, and Leah Edmond drafted their teams on Tuesday afternoon in preparation for the first week of competition, which begins on Friday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT on ESPN+.

Meet the Week One teams of Athletes Unlimited Volleyball Season 3.


Facilitator: Kayla Banwarth

  • Betty De La Cruz, Outside Hitter
  • Alisha Childress, Setter
  • Willow Johnson, Opposite
  • Anota Adekunle, Middle Blocker
  • Nomaris Vélez, Libero
  • Lindsey Vander Weid, Outside Hitter
  • Karis Watson, Middle Blocker
  • Gabby Blossom, Setter
  • Erin Fairs, Outside Hitter
  • Kayla Caffey, Middle Blocker
  • Symone Abbot, Opposite


Facilitator: Brandon Directo

  • Natalia Valentin-Anderson, Setter
  • Brooke Nuneviller, Outside Hitter
  • Saskia Hippe, Opposite
  • Shelly Fanning, Middle Blocker
  • Katie Lukes, Outside Hitter
  • Tori Dixon, Middle Blocker
  • Maria Schlegel, Outside Hitter
  • Kaz Brown, Middle Blocker
  • Nia Parker-Robinson, Outside Hitter
  • Amanda Benson, Libero
  • Ray Santos, Setter


Facilitator: Stephen Gbur

  • Nootsara Tomkom, Setter
  • Yossiana Pressley, Opposite
  • Molly McCage, Middle Blocker
  • Claire Chaussee, Outside Hitter
  • Ali Bastianelli, Middle Blocker
  • Kendall White, Libero
  • Nia Reed, Opposite
  • Aury Cruz, Outside Hitter
  • Nicole Edelman-Cagliari, Setter
  • Sassá, Outside Hitter
  • Marin Grote, Middle Blocker


Facilitator: Dave Rubio

  • Leah Edmond, Outside Hitter
  • Alli Linnehan, Outside Hitter
  • Danielle Hart, Middle Blocker
  • Morgan Hentz, Libero
  • Sydney Hilley, Setter
  • Jenna Rosenthal, Middle Blocker
  • Génesis Collazo, Opposite
  • Taylor Bruns Tengenrot, Setter
  • Deja McClendon, Outside Hitter
  • Emma Willis, Middle Blocker
  • Lindsay Stalzer, Outside Hitter

Tune in on Friday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT on ESPN+ as Team Nootsara takes on Team Valentin-Anderson to begin Season 3.

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