December 15, 2021 - by

Three Seminoles Set to Begin Competition at U21 World Championships

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Florida State beach volleyball has three of the four female members of the U.S. U21 beach volleyball team competing in the 2021 World Championships in Phuket, Thailand – Maddie Anderson, Raelyn White and Caitlin Godwin.

The FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships run December 14-19. Qualification takes place Tuesday, Dec. 14 and the main draw starts Wednesday, Dec. 15 (dates local to site).

Three American U21 pairs will begin in the 32-team main draw: Nicole Nourse/Maddie Anderson, Raelyn White/Caitlin Godwin and Matt Gentry/Phillip Catanzaro.

Godwin and White both finished their first season at Florida State in the spring while Anderson completed her first full season as her freshman campaign was cut short due to COVID-19.

White finished the 2021 season with a 9-2 record, going 1-0 on court three, 7-2 on court four and 1-0 on court five. Anderson was second on the team with 32 wins; 25 of those wins came on court three, six on court two and one on court four. Godwin played in just three exhibition matches during the 2021 season.

This is the first international tournament for all three Florida State student-athletes.

The U.S. last medaled at the 2017 U21 World Championships when Kathryn Plummer/Mima Mirkovic won bronze. In all, the U.S. has won three medals in the tournament’s 20-year history, all coming from women’s pairs.

Every match held on center court through the quarterfinals will be streamed live on Thailand Volleyball Association’s YouTube channel, while Beach Volleyball World will stream every semifinal and medal round contest.

U.S. Beach U21 National Team Travel Roster

Name (Hometown, USAV Region, School)
Maddie Anderson (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; Florida Region; Florida State)
Caitlin Godwin (St. Petersburg, Florida; Florida Region; Florida State)
Nicole Nourse (Newport Beach, Florida; Southern California Region; USC)
Raelyn White (Austin, Texas; Lone Star Region; Florida State)

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