Saturday, 13 Jul 2024

Women’s NORCECA Champions Cup Roster Announced

The U.S. Women’s National Team has unveiled its roster for the upcoming NORCECA Champions Cup, which will take place from August 22-24 at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

A Strong Lineup

The team’s roster features a talented group of athletes who will represent the United States in this prestigious tournament. The roster includes:

  • Outsides: Roni Jones-Perry, Simone Lee, Kadie Rolfzen, Sarah Wilhite Parsons
  • Middles: Rhamat Alhassan, Jenna Rosenthal, Paige Tapp
  • Opposite: Oluoma Okaro
  • Setters: Ashley Evans, Samantha Seliger-Swenson
  • Libero: Amanda Benson

Sarah Wilhite Parsons has been selected as the captain of the team, bringing her leadership skills to guide the American squad.

Expert Coaching Staff

Leading the team is head coach Tayyiba Haneef-Park, a three-time Olympian and silver medalist at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. Assisting her are Michelle Chatman and Brandon Directo as assistant coaches, and Mike Gee as the team’s statistician.

Preparing for Success

The U.S. Women’s National Team will begin their preparations for the tournament on August 17 in Colorado Springs. This training period will allow the team to fine-tune their skills and develop strategies for a successful performance in the NORCECA Champions Cup.

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The NORCECA Champions Cup

The NORCECA Champions Cup is a highly anticipated round-robin tournament that brings together the top women’s and men’s volleyball teams from North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. In this edition, the U.S. Women’s National Team will be facing strong competition from Canada, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic.

Exciting Matches Ahead

The U.S. Women’s Team has an exciting schedule in the tournament. They will kick off their campaign against Canada on August 22, followed by matches against Puerto Rico on August 23 and the Dominican Republic on August 24. All three matches are set to start at 5 p.m. MT.

Free Admission for Fans

Good news for volleyball fans! Admission to the NORCECA Champions Cup is free and open to the public. The matches will take place at Sports Center 1, located within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center complex.

Get to Know Team USA

Here is a closer look at the roster of the U.S. Women’s Volleyball Team for the NORCECA Champions Cup:

# Name (Position, Height, Hometown, College)
3 Rhamat Alhassan (M, 6-4, Glenarden, Maryland, University of Florida)
7 Ashley Evans (S, 6-1, Liberty Township, Ohio, Purdue University)
8 Paige Tapp (M, 6-1, Stewartville, Minnesota, University of Minnesota)
13 Sarah Wilhite Parsons (OH, 6-2, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, University of Minnesota)
14 Samantha Seliger-Swenson (S, 5-11, Minnetonka, Minnesota, University of Minnesota)
15 Roni Jones-Perry (OH, 6-0, West Jordan, Utah, BYU)
20 Amanda Benson (L, 5-7, Litchfield Park, Arizona, University of Oregon)
21 Simone Lee (OH, 6-1, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, Penn State)
22 Kadie Rolfzen (OH, 6-3, Papillion, Nebraska, University of Nebraska)
24 Jenna Rosenthal (M, 6-6, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Marquette University)
25 Oluoma Okaro (OPP, 6-1, Lakewood, California, Arizona State University)
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The team is led by head coach Tayyiba Haneef-Park, and supported by assistant coaches Michelle Chatman and Brandon Directo. Mike Gee serves as the team’s statistician, with Jordan Kelly as the team manager, Gabi Garbato as the team guide, and Melanie Luck as the physiotherapist.


Q: Where will the NORCECA Champions Cup be held?
A: The tournament will take place at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Q: How can I attend the matches?
A: Admission is free for all matches, so you can simply show up and enjoy the games.

Q: Which teams will the U.S. Women’s National Team face in the tournament?
A: The U.S. will compete against Canada, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic.


The NORCECA Champions Cup promises to be an exciting tournament, showcasing the talent and skills of the top women’s volleyball teams in the Americas. The U.S. Women’s National Team is ready to take on the competition and make their mark on the court. Let’s cheer them on as they strive for success in this prestigious event!

For more information about the U.S. Women’s National Team and their upcoming matches, visit Alpinetgheep.