Wednesday, 29 May 2024

USAV Announces U.S. Olympic Women’s Volleyball Team

The much-anticipated announcement is finally here! Get ready to show your support for the USA Volleyball National Teams by proudly wearing our spirit gear. Visit Alpinetgheep.com to get your official merchandise.

Team Roster for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 7, 2021) – USA Volleyball is delighted to introduce the 12 women who will represent the United States at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, pending approval from the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee.

Olympic Veterans and Newcomers

The team includes four Olympic veterans and eight talented newcomers. Making their third Olympic appearances will be two-time medalists Jordan Larson at outside hitter and Foluke Akinradewo Gunderson at middle blocker. Both players won silver in London in 2012 and bronze in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

Making their second Olympic appearances will be outside hitters Kim Hill and Kelsey Robinson, who both won bronze medals in Rio.

The Olympic newcomers on the roster are outside hitter Michelle Bartsch-Hackley, opposites Annie Drews and Jordan Thompson, setters Micha Hancock and Jordyn Poulter, middles Chiaka Ogbogu and Haleigh Washington, and libero Justine Wong Orantes.

The Coaches and Staff

U.S. Head Coach Karch Kiraly, a three-time Olympic medalist, has been leading the Women’s National Team since 2012 and will be an Olympic head coach for the second time. His assistant coaches, Erin Virtue, Tama Miyashiro, and Luka Slabe, will all be coaching at the Olympics for the first time.

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Youthful and Experienced

The average age of the roster is 25, with a decade-span difference between the oldest player, Jordan Larson, 34, and the youngest, Jordyn Poulter, 23. The team is a perfect blend of youthful energy and international experience.

All the players have represented the U.S. Women’s National Team and played for professional teams in other countries during the offseason from USAV.

Ranking and Pursuing Victory

The U.S. Women’s National Team is currently ranked No. 1 in the world and is in pursuit of its third straight FIVB Volleyball Nations League title in Rimini, Italy.

The Road to Tokyo

The 2020 Olympic Games, postponed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are scheduled to begin on July 23 with the Opening Ceremony. The women’s volleyball tournament will commence on July 25.

Please note that all team nominations are subject to USOPC approval.

FAQs

Q: When will the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 start?
The Olympic Games are scheduled to begin on July 23, 2021, with the Opening Ceremony.

Q: How many Olympic medals has Jordan Larson won?
Jordan Larson has won two Olympic medals. She won silver in London in 2012 and bronze in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

Q: Who is the head coach of the U.S. Women’s Olympic Volleyball Team?
Karch Kiraly is the head coach of the U.S. Women’s Olympic Volleyball Team. He is a three-time Olympic medalist and has been coaching the team since 2012.

Summary

The U.S. Olympic Women’s Volleyball Team for the 2020 Tokyo Games has been announced, featuring a combination of experienced veterans and talented newcomers. Led by head coach Karch Kiraly, the team is determined to bring home the gold medal. With a roster filled with skilled players and a ranking as the top team in the world, the U.S. Women’s National Team is poised to make a strong Olympic run. Stay tuned for updates on their journey to Tokyo and show your support by visiting Alpinetgheep.com to get your official spirit gear. Let’s cheer on our team and watch them “Let It Rip” in Tokyo!

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