Sunday, 14 Jul 2024

Women’s Pan Am Cup Team Ready to Compete in Mexico

Women's Pan Am Cup

A talented roster of 14 up-and-coming women’s volleyball players is gearing up to represent the United States in the Pan American Cup, taking place in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico from August 21-28. This exciting tournament will showcase the skills of teams from the NORCECA and South American regions, including Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and Peru.

U.S. Team Pool and Preparation

The U.S. Women’s team will be competing in a pool that includes Costa Rica, defending champion Dominican Republic, Peru, and Puerto Rico. Head Coach Brad Rostratter expressed confidence in the team’s preparation, stating, “We had a great training block, three weeks to train alongside the world championship training group, and the preparation has gone really well for us. We have a group of talented players.”

Meet the U.S. Women’s Roster

The U.S. team roster includes:

  • Setters: Tori Dilfer and Ashley Evans
  • Outside hitters: Dani Drews, Roni Jones-Perry, Mac May, and Avery Skinner
  • Middle blockers: Ali Bastianelli, Brionne Butler, Rhamat Alhassan, and Madeleine Gates
  • Opposites: Nia Reed and Stephanie Samedy
  • Liberos: Kendall White and Hana Lishman

Notably, Bastianelli, Jones-Perry, and Lishman return from the 2021 Pan Am Cup team that won the bronze medal. Assisting Coach Rostratter will be Michelle Chatman and Jonathan Charette. The U.S. team’s first match will be against Peru at 6 p.m. PT on Sunday.

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Exciting Competition Schedule

The Pan American Cup features a packed schedule of thrilling matches. Here are some notable matchups:

  • Sunday, August 21: Dominican Republic vs. Costa Rica, Canada vs. Cuba, United States vs. Peru, and Mexico vs. Nicaragua
  • Monday, August 22: Dominican Republic vs. Peru, Colombia vs. Canada, United States vs. Puerto Rico, and Mexico vs. Cuba
  • Tuesday, August 23: Peru vs. Costa Rica, Cuba vs. Nicaragua, Dominican Republic vs. Puerto Rico, and Mexico vs. Colombia
  • Wednesday, August 24: United States vs. Costa Rica, Canada vs. Nicaragua, Puerto Rico vs. Peru, and Cuba vs. Colombia
  • Thursday, August 25: Puerto Rico vs. Costa Rica, Colombia vs. Nicaragua, Dominican Republic vs. United States, and Mexico vs. Canada
  • Friday, August 26: Classification matches and quarterfinals
  • Saturday, August 27: Position matches and semifinals
  • Sunday, August 28: Position matches, bronze medal match, and gold medal match

Make sure to catch these exciting matches livestreamed on Facebook Live at Codeson Sonora.

FAQs

Q: Which countries are participating in the Pan American Cup?
A: The tournament features teams from the NORCECA and South American regions, including Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and Peru.

Q: Who is the head coach of the U.S. Women’s team?
A: The head coach of the U.S. Women’s team is Brad Rostratter, who will be assisted by Michelle Chatman and Jonathan Charette.

Q: When is the U.S. team’s first match?
A: The U.S. team will play their first match against Peru on Sunday, August 21 at 6 p.m. PT.

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Conclusion

The U.S. Women’s Pan Am Cup team is ready to showcase their talent and compete against other top teams from the NORCECA and South American regions. With a roster of skilled players and dedicated coaching staff, the team is looking forward to an exciting and successful tournament. Stay tuned for thrilling matches and support our U.S. Women as they strive for victory in Mexico. For more information about Alpinetgheep and their sporting events, visit Alpinetgheep.