Sunday, 14 Jul 2024

USAV Selects Women’s Pan Am Cup Roster

The U.S. Women’s National Team is gearing up for the 11-team Pan American Cup, taking place from July 6-14 in Trujillo and Chiclayo, Peru. Rob Browning, head women’s volleyball coach at Saint Mary’s College (Calif.), has been appointed as the head coach for Team USA at the Pan American Cup.

Team USA Roster and Experience

The 14-player roster for Team USA includes a mix of veterans and talented newcomers. Players like Micha Hancock, Rachael Adams, and Karsta Lowe bring their experience from FIVB World Championships and the 2016 Olympic Games, while youngsters like Brionne Butler and Kadie Rolfzen are making their international tournament debuts.

Pool Play and Playoffs

Team USA is placed in Pool B along with Colombia, Trinidad & Tobago, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. They open their title defense against Colombia, followed by matches against Trinidad & Tobago and Mexico. The pool play concludes with a match against Puerto Rico on July 10.

The playoffs kick off on July 12, with quarterfinal matches between the top teams from each pool. Semifinals are scheduled for July 13, and the tournament culminates with the medal-round matches on July 14.

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FAQs

Q: Who is the head coach of Team USA at the Pan American Cup?
A: Rob Browning, head women’s volleyball coach at Saint Mary’s College (Calif.), is the head coach of Team USA at the Pan American Cup.

Q: Which players have previous international experience?
A: Veterans like Micha Hancock, Rachael Adams, and Karsta Lowe have FIVB World Championship and Olympic Games experience.

Q: Which teams are in Team USA’s pool?
A: Team USA is grouped in Pool B with Colombia, Trinidad & Tobago, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.

Summary

Team USA has announced its roster for the upcoming Pan American Cup, with Rob Browning leading the team as head coach. The roster includes a mix of experienced players and young talents, ready to defend their titles from previous editions of the tournament. Team USA will face tough competition in their pool, but they are determined to make a mark in the Pan American Cup. Stay tuned for their exciting journey as they aim for gold!