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United States women's national volleyball team

The United States women's national volleyball team participates in international volleyball competitions and friendly games, and is governed by USA Volleyball. The current head coach is three-time Olympic gold medalist and retired dominant beach volleyball professional Karch Kiraly.[1]

United States
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AssociationUSA Volleyball
ConfederationNORCECA
Head coachKarch Kiraly
FIVB ranking3 (as of October 2018)
Uniforms
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Away
Summer Olympics
Appearances11 (First in 1964)
Best resultSilver Runners-Up (1984, 2008, 2012)
World Championship
Appearances15 (First in 1956)
Best resultGold Champions (2014)
World Cup
Appearances10 (First in 1973)
Best resultSilver medal with cup.svg Runners-Up (2011)
www.usavolleyball.org

Before 2014, the United States women's national volleyball team had achieved second place six times in major competitions (1967 World Women's Volleyball Championship, 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, 2002 World Women's Volleyball Championship, 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, 2011 World Cup, 2012 London Olympic Games) but had never reached the top. In 2014, the team had a breakthrough to capture its first-ever major title by defeating China in the World Women's Volleyball Championship final.

Contents

Tournament recordEdit

Summer OlympicsEdit

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

World ChampionshipEdit

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

World CupEdit

World Grand Champions CupEdit

Nations LeagueEdit

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

World Grand PrixEdit

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

NORCECA ChampionshipEdit

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

Pan American GamesEdit

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

Pan American CupEdit

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

Final Four CupEdit

Montreux Volley MastersEdit

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

Current squadEdit

Head coach:  Karch Kiraly

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block Position 2018–19 club
1 Micha Hancock 10 November 1992 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 76 kg (168 lb) 305 cm (10 ft 0 in) 297 cm (9 ft 9 in) Setter   Monza
3 Carli Lloyd 5 May 1989 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 313 cm (10 ft 3 in) 295 cm (9 ft 8 in) Setter   Praia Clube
5 Rachael Adams 3 June 1990 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 318 cm (10 ft 5 in) 307 cm (10 ft 1 in) Middle Blocker   Monza
6 TeTori Dixon 4 August 1992 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 307 cm (10 ft 1 in) 295 cm (9 ft 8 in) Middle Blocker   Beijing
7 Lauren Carlini 28 February 1995 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 76 kg (168 lb) 305 cm (10 ft 0 in) 300 cm (9 ft 10 in) Setter   Novara
8 Lauren Gibbemeyer 8 September 1988 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 307 cm (10 ft 1 in) 293 cm (9 ft 7 in) Middle Blocker   Eczacıbaşı VitrA
10 Jordan Larson (c) 16 October 1986 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 302 cm (9 ft 11 in) 295 cm (9 ft 8 in) Outside Hitter   Eczacıbaşı VitrA
11 Andrea Drews 25 December 1993 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 316 cm (10 ft 4 in) 312 cm (10 ft 3 in) Opposite   Beylikdüzü
12 Kelly Murphy 20 October 1989 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 315 cm (10 ft 4 in) 307 cm (10 ft 1 in) Opposite   Shanghai
13 Sarah Wilhite 30 July 1995 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 305 cm (10 ft 0 in) 300 cm (9 ft 10 in) Outside Hitter   Stuttgart
14 Michelle Bartsch-Hackley 12 February 1990 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 305 cm (10 ft 0 in) 296 cm (9 ft 9 in) Wing spiker   Novara
15 Kimberly Hill 30 November 1989 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 320 cm (10 ft 6 in) 310 cm (10 ft 2 in) Outside Hitter   Conegliano
16 Foluke Akinradewo 5 October 1987 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 331 cm (10 ft 10 in) 300 cm (9 ft 10 in) Middle Blocker   Hisamitsu Springs
17 Megan Courtney 27 October 1993 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 61 kg (134 lb) 315 cm (10 ft 4 in) 300 cm (9 ft 10 in) Outside Hitter/Libero   Bergamo
23 Kelsey Robinson 25 June 1992 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 306 cm (10 ft 0 in) 300 cm (9 ft 10 in) Outside Hitter/Libero   Vakıfbank S.K.
25 Karsta Lowe 2 February 1993 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 315 cm (10 ft 4 in) 305 cm (10 ft 0 in) Opposite   Conegliano

Notable SquadsEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name
Head Coach   Karch Kiraly
Assistant Coach   Slabe Luka
Assistant Coach   Tamari Miyashiro
Doctor   Lee Christopher
Team Manager   Stitz James
Physiotherapist   Kessans Kara

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Karch Kiraly at TeamUSA.org

External linksEdit