Justine Wong-Orantes

Justine Wong-Orantes

Club
USA Women's Volleyball Team
Nationality
United States
Birth Date
06/10/1995
Birth Place
California, USA
Height
168 cm
Weight
66 kg

Position: Libero
Height: 5-6
Hometown: Cypress, California
High School: Los Alamitos High School
College: Nebraska

Most Notable

Named Best Libero at 2019 Pan American Cup
Two-time AVCA All-America First Team (2015 and 2016)
NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team after helping Nebraska to NCAA title (2015)
Was a standout beach player, competing in the 2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch Youth World Championships in Croatia, finishing in a tie for ninth with her partner Sara Hughes

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION:

2019: Pan American Cup (Gold)
2018: FIVB Volleyball Nations League (Gold); Pan American Cup (Gold)
2017: Pan American Cup (Gold); FIVB World Grand Prix (5th Place); USA Volleyball Cup vs. Brazil; FIVB World Grand Champions Cup (Bronze)
2016: Pan American Cup (Bronze)

Did You Know:

Nebraska Female Athlete of the Year (All Sports, 2016-17)
Was the youngest known player to ever earn a AAA CBVA rating after winning a AAA beach tournament at the age of 12 with partner Summer Ross
Was a four-year starter at setter for her high school team, Los Alamitos in Cypress, California
Graduated from Nebraska in December 2016 with degree in child, youth and family studies
Started playing indoor volleyball when she was 6-years-old

Favorites Food: Pizza, Mexican and ice cream ... Music Type: Basically everything ... Favorite Movie: Horrible Bosses 2 ... Favorite Athlete: Kobe Bryant

Hobbies and Interests Netflix, going to the beach and coaching

Most Admired Person: Her mother because "she has made so many sacrifices for me to be where I am today.

Happiest Moment in Life: Winning a NCAA National Championship in 2015 with University of Nebraska in Omaha, Nebraska.

Path to the Podium

Started playing indoor volleyball at age six and joined Mizuno Long Beach
Was the youngest known player to ever earn a AAA CBVA rating after winning a AAA beach tournament at the age of 12 with partner Summer Ross
Finished ninth at the 2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch Youth World Championship with partner Sara Hughes
Was a four-year starter at setter for her high school team, Los Alamitos in Cypress, California
Two-time AVCA First-Team All-American playing at the University of Nebraska, helping the Huskers to the 2015 NCAA title
University of Nebraska Female Athlete of the Year (All Sports, 2016-17)
Made debut with U.S. Women’s National Team at 2016 Pan American Cup

Career

  • Position Libero
  • Selection Olympic (0) - W.C. (0) - Other (59)
  • Current Club Schweriner SC
  • Spike 282
  • Block 277
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