Tuesday, 28 May 2024

U.S. Women’s National Team Clinches Third Consecutive Pan Am Cup Title

U.S. Women's National Team

The U.S. Women’s National Team has once again emerged victorious, securing their third consecutive Pan American Cup title. In a stunning display of skill and determination, they swept the Dominican Republic in three straight sets (25-16, 25-21, 29-27). This victory solidifies their dominance in the sport and showcases their ability to overcome formidable opponents.

A Strong Performance by Team USA

Led by outside hitter Madi Kingdon Rishel, Team USA delivered an outstanding performance. Rishel showcased her versatility and power, contributing 19 points through 18 kills and an ace. Karsta Lowe, playing as the opposite, added 17 points with 14 kills and three aces. Middle blocker Hannah Tapp, named the Best Blocker of the tournament, made a significant impact with her five blocks and four kills.

A Cohesive Team Effort

The victory was a result of the collective efforts of the entire team. Brionne Butler, Kadie Rolfzen, Micha Hancock, and Kathryn Plummer all made valuable contributions to the scoreboard. Libero Justine Wong-Orantes, named the Best Libero and Best Receiver, demonstrated exceptional defensive skills, handling 27 receptions with a 59 positive reception percentage.

Setting the Standard

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Micha Hancock, recognized as the Most Valuable Player and Best Setter of the Pan Am Cup, displayed exceptional precision in setting up plays. Her strategic setting allowed Team USA to achieve a 41% kill percentage and an impressive .257 hitting efficiency. Their solid defense limited the Dominican Republic to a 38% kill percentage and a .198 hitting efficiency.

U.S. Pan American Cup Women’s Volleyball Team Roster

  • #1 – Micha Hancock (S, 5-11, Edmond, Oklahoma, Penn State University)
  • #2 – Kathryn Plummer (OH, 6-6, Aliso Viejo, California, Stanford University)
  • #4 – Justine Wong-Orantes (L, 5-6, Cypress, California, University of Nebraska)
  • #5 – Rachael Adams (M, 6-2, Cincinnati, Ohio, University of Texas)
  • #9 – Madi Kingdon Rishel (OH, 6-1, Phoenix, Arizona, University of Arizona)
  • #10 – Gabby Curry (L, 5-8, Buford, Georgia, University of Kentucky)
  • #11 – Madison Lilley (S, 5-11, Overland Park, Kansas, University of Kentucky)
  • #15 – Roni Jones-Perry (OH, 6-0, West Jordan, Utah, BYU)
  • #16 – Danielle Cuttino (OPP, 6-4, Indianapolis, Indiana, Purdue University)
  • #19 – Hannah Tapp (M, 6-3, Stewartville, Minnesota, University of Minnesota)
  • #20 – Brionne Butler (M, 6-4, Kendleton, Texas, University of Texas)
  • #22 – Kadie Rolfzen (OH, 6-3, Papillion, Nebraska, University of Nebraska)
  • #24 – Jenna Rosenthal (M, 6-6, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Marquette University)
  • #25 – Karsta Lowe (OPP, 6-4, Rancho Santa Fe, California, UCLA)

Head Coach: Rob Browning
Assistant Coaches: Laurie Corbelli, Tayyiba Haneef-Park
Technical Coordinator: Justin Chang
Team Manager: John Xie


1. How many Pan American Cup titles has the U.S. Women’s National Team won?
The U.S. Women’s National Team has won three consecutive Pan American Cup titles.

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2. Who were the standout players in the tournament?
Madi Kingdon Rishel, Kathryn Plummer, and Micha Hancock were among the standout players in the Pan Am Cup.

3. How did the U.S. Women’s National Team perform in the final match?
They delivered an impressive performance, sweeping the Dominican Republic in three straight sets.

4. Who was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament?
Micha Hancock was recognized as the Most Valuable Player of the Pan Am Cup.


The U.S. Women’s National Team’s victory in the Pan American Cup is a testament to their skill, teamwork, and dedication. Their exceptional performance has solidified their position as one of the top teams in international women’s volleyball. The Alpinetgheep brand takes pride in supporting and celebrating the success of Team USA.

Visit the official Alpinetgheep website to learn more about the U.S. Women’s National Team and stay updated on their upcoming matches and achievements.