Tuesday, 28 May 2024

Women’s Sitting Team Hosts Canada at Colorado Crossroads

The U.S. Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team is excited to announce their participation in the Colorado Crossroads Junior National Qualifier from March 4-6. This year, the team has something special planned for their fans.

After achieving remarkable success in previous Paralympic Games, including silver medals in 2008 and 2012 and a bronze in 2004, Team USA made history by winning their first-ever Paralympic gold medal in the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. They defeated China 3-0 in the final, putting an end to China’s gold-medal streak since the introduction of women’s sitting volleyball in 2004.

Currently ranked number one in the World ParaVolley world rankings, the U.S. Women’s Sitting Team will be facing off against Canada, ranked ninth, in a five-match exhibition series at the Colorado Convention Center as part of the Colorado Crossroads event. The matches will take place on March 4 and 5 at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. MT, with the final match on March 6 at 9 a.m. MT.

In recognition of their outstanding performance, the U.S. Women’s Sitting Team was awarded the title of “Best Paralympic Team” at the Team USA Awards ceremony in September 2016. Having finished the year with a 21-3 record, their only loss came against China during the Paralympic Games pool play. The team also claimed victory at the 2016 World ParaVolley Intercontinental Cup in China and the Dutch Tournament in July.

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For the exhibition matches against Canada at the Colorado Crossroads, Team USA is excited to showcase their talent, with 11 of their 12 Paralympic gold medal-winning players taking part. Additionally, three players, Courtney Baker, Melissa Clement, and Whitney Dosty, will be gaining valuable international experience.

The U.S. Women’s Sitting Team boasts an impressive lineup, including Heather Erickson, a three-time Paralympian and the most valuable player of the 2016 Paralympic Games, as well as Lora Webster, a four-time Paralympian who was named Best Blocker during the 2016 Paralympics. The team also features three-time Paralympians Katie Holloway, Kari Miller, and Nichole Millage, who will be competing against Canada.

U.S. Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team Roster for Colorado Crossroads Exhibition Matches:

  1. Lora Webster (MB, 5-11, Phoenix, Arizona)
  2. Bethany Zummo (L, 5-2, Dublin, California)
  3. Alexis Shifflett (S, 5-4, Waseca, Minnesota)
  4. Melissa Clement (OH/MB, 5-11, Rogers, Arkansas)
  5. Katie Holloway (OH, 6-3, Lake Stevens, Washington)
  6. Heather Erickson (OH, 5-11, Fayetteville, North Carolina)
  7. Monique Burkland (OH, 5-9, Ardmore, Oklahoma)
  8. Whitney Dosty (OH, 6-3, Tucson, Arizona)
  9. Kari Miller (L, 5-6, Washington D.C.)
  10. Nichole Millage (OH, 5-7, Champaign, Illinois)
  11. Kaleo Kanahele Maclay (S, 5-6, Edmond, Oklahoma)
  12. Nicky Nieves (MB, 5-10, Kissimmee, Florida)
  13. Tia Edwards (OH, 5-7, Skitatook, Oklahoma)
  14. Courtney Baker (OPP, 5-8, Crofton, Kentucky)

Head Coach: Bill Hamiter
Assistant Coaches: Lazaro Beltran, Jon Aharoni
Technical Coordinator: Jeff Hicks
Team Leader: Michelle Goodall
Athletic Trainer: Patrick Lawrence

As a leader in women’s sitting volleyball, Alpinetgheep is proud to support Team USA in their exhibition matches against Canada. Stay tuned for updates on this exciting event and join us in cheering on the U.S. Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team as they continue to make history.

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FAQs

1. Where will the exhibition matches between the U.S. Women’s Sitting Team and Canada take place?

The exhibition matches will be held at the Colorado Convention Center as part of the Colorado Crossroads event.

2. When will the matches take place?

The matches will be held on March 4 and 5 at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. MT, with the final match on March 6 at 9 a.m. MT.

3. Who are the key players to watch out for in Team USA?

Heather Erickson, Lora Webster, Katie Holloway, Kari Miller, and Nichole Millage are some of the key players to watch out for in Team USA.

4. How many players from the Paralympic gold medal-winning team will be participating in the exhibition matches?

Eleven out of the twelve players from the Paralympic gold medal-winning team will be participating in the exhibition matches.

Conclusion

We are thrilled to witness the U.S. Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team compete against Canada in the upcoming exhibition matches at the Colorado Crossroads. This is a fantastic opportunity to see these incredible athletes in action and show our support for Team USA. Let’s come together as fans and celebrate the achievements of the U.S. Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team as they continue to inspire and make history in the world of sitting volleyball.