Monday, 27 May 2024

Women’s Update: Italian Title, Evaluating for the Future

This week’s update brings exciting news from the U.S. Women’s National Team. We’ll discuss their recent success in Italy and the evaluations that took place at the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryout. Stay tuned for all the details!

U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryout

The U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryout, held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, was a thrilling event. Over the course of three days, 235 talented athletes showcased their skills and aspirations for the national team. Led by head coach Karch Kiraly, the tryout was a massive success.

Courtney Schwan, an outside hitter from the University of Washington, shared her experience, saying, “This tryout has been an amazing experience. I am so blessed to get the opportunity to play with these amazing players. It is such a high competitive volleyball – everybody loves high competitive volleyball, the best kind of volleyball. It was a great learning. I learned a lot from the coaches – they have a great coaching staff here. I was so excited to be here.”

The tryout was not only for spots on the U.S. Women’s National Team but also for 60 positions on the U.S. Collegiate National Team. Additionally, athletes born in 1998 or 1999 were competing for spots on the 2017 U.S. Women’s Junior National Team.

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Success in Italy

Two Team USA members, Kelsey Robinson and Nicole Fawcett, are making waves in the Italian Serie A1. Robinson, an outside hitter, and Fawcett, an opposite, recently transferred midseason to Italian teams. They have been delivering impressive performances on the court.

In a recent match against Azerbaijan’s Telekom Baku, Robinson and Fawcett’s team, Conegliano, dominated with a score of 25-13, 25-9, 25-16. Although they didn’t play in the match, their teammates put on a stunning display. Conegliano finished second in Pool A of the European Champions League, securing a spot in the Final Round.

Conegliano also clinched the Italian Cup title, triumphing over Igor Gorgonzola Novara with a score of 23-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-23. Robinson and Fawcett played key roles in this victory, showcasing their skills and contributing to the team’s success.

Other Notable Performances

Several other Team USA members are making their mark in various leagues around the world. Erin Virtue, currently serving as the women’s volleyball associate head coach at Northwestern University, has joined the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team as a consultant assistant coach for the 2020 Olympic quadrennial.

Carli Lloyd, a bronze medalist from the 2016 Olympic Games, is playing for Pomi Casalmaggiore in the Italian Serie A1 league and the CEV Cup. Kim Hill, another bronze medalist from the 2016 Olympics, is competing for Turkey’s VakifBank in the Turkish League and the European Champions League. These athletes, along with their teammates, are showcasing their talent and representing Team USA with pride.

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FAQs

Q: What is the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryout?

A: The U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryout is an annual event that evaluates athletes aspiring to join the U.S. Women’s National Team, the U.S. Collegiate National Team, and the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team.

Q: How many athletes participated in the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryout?

A: The tryout evaluated 235 athletes who showcased their skills and aspirations for the national team.

Q: Which U.S. Women’s National Team members are playing in the Italian Serie A1?

A: Kelsey Robinson and Nicole Fawcett are playing for Conegliano in the Italian Serie A1.

Q: What titles has Conegliano won?

A: Conegliano won the Italian Cup and finished second in Pool A of the European Champions League.

Q: Which other Team USA members are competing internationally?

A: Erin Virtue is serving as a consultant assistant coach for the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team. Carli Lloyd is playing for Pomi Casalmaggiore, and Kim Hill is competing for VakifBank.

Summary

In this update, we highlighted the recent success of the U.S. Women’s National Team in Italy. Robinson and Fawcett’s team, Conegliano, won the Italian Cup and secured a place in the Final Round of the European Champions League. Additionally, we mentioned the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryout, which evaluated 235 aspiring athletes. Other Team USA members are also making their mark in international leagues. Stay tuned for more updates on these talented athletes!

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