Tuesday, 28 May 2024

U.S. Women Find 14 for Final Round

The Volleyball Nations League Final Round is set to take place in Arlington, Texas this week, and USA Volleyball has announced its selected fourteen-person roster. This exciting competition will kick off on Wednesday at College Park Center on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington. The U.S. Women, with a record of 10-2, will face off against Japan (7-5) at 7:30 p.m. CT.

The roster consists of a talented lineup, including Olympic gold medalists Micha Hancock, Annie Drews, and Jordan Thompson in pivotal positions. Supporting them are stellar middle blockers Chiaka Ogbogu and Haleigh Washington, as well as Kelsey (Robinson) Cook, Justine Wong-Orantes, and Lauren Carlini. Completing the team are Ali Frantti, Khalia Lanier, and Avery Skinner as outside hitters, along with Asjia O’Neal, Dana Rettke, and Morgan Hentz in other key positions.

The U.S. Women finished the preliminary round of the Volleyball Nations League in second place. Their only losses were to Japan and China, both with close scores of 3-2. Standing as the reigning Olympic champions and ranked No. 1 in the world, the U.S. Women have previously won the VNL three times since its inception in 2018 (2018, ’19, ’21).

The team is led by Head Coach Karch Kiraly, a three-time Olympian and three-time gold medalist, who took over as head coach of the U.S. Women in 2013. Assisting him are Tama Miyashiro as the first assistant, who won a silver medal as a libero with the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team, and Marv Dunphy, Alfee Reft, and Erin Virtue as second assistants.

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To be part of this thrilling event, grab your tickets for the final round at tickets.volleyballworld.com/arlington.


FAQs

Q: When and where will the Volleyball Nations League Final Round take place?

A: The Volleyball Nations League Final Round will be held in Arlington, Texas, at the College Park Center on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington. The event starts on Wednesday, and the U.S. Women’s first match is against Japan at 7:30 p.m. CT.

Q: Who are some notable players on the U.S. Women’s Volleyball team?

A: The U.S. Women’s Volleyball team boasts a lineup of talented players, including Olympic gold medalists Micha Hancock, Annie Drews, and Jordan Thompson. Other notable players include Chiaka Ogbogu, Haleigh Washington, Kelsey (Robinson) Cook, Justine Wong-Orantes, and Lauren Carlini, among others.

Q: How did the U.S. Women perform in the preliminary round of the Volleyball Nations League?

A: The U.S. Women finished the preliminary round of the Volleyball Nations League in second place. Their only losses were to Japan and China, both with close scores of 3-2. The team is the reigning Olympic champions and currently ranked No. 1 in the world.

Q: Who is the head coach of the U.S. Women’s Volleyball team?

A: The U.S. Women’s Volleyball team is led by Head Coach Karch Kiraly, a three-time Olympian and three-time gold medalist as a player. He took over as head coach of the U.S. Women in 2013.


Summary

The U.S. Women’s Volleyball team is gearing up for the Volleyball Nations League Final Round in Arlington, Texas. With a well-rounded roster, including Olympic gold medalists and talented players in key positions, the team is ready to showcase their skills on the court. The competition will unfold at the College Park Center, starting with a match against Japan. As the reigning Olympic champions and ranked No. 1 in the world, the U.S. Women are determined to add another victory to their impressive track record. Join the excitement and secure your tickets for the final round at tickets.volleyballworld.com/arlington.

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