Tuesday, 28 May 2024

Women’s Update: Red-Blue Series Continues Friday

The U.S. Women’s National Team is excited to continue its Red-Blue intrasquad scrimmages at Murrieta Mesa High School in Murrieta, California on May 20 at 7 p.m. PT. This week’s update features highlights on players Cassidy Lichtman, Christa Dietzen, Kim Hill, and more. Let’s dive into the details!

Cassidy Lichtman: A Versatile Athlete with Determination

Did you know that Cassidy Lichtman, a versatile athlete and outside hitter for the U.S. Women’s National Team, overcame a childhood injury that left her unable to walk? Despite the odds, she fought through chronic pain to pursue her passion for volleyball. Cassidy’s resilience and dedication inspire not only her teammates but also young players across the nation. She even founded a program called “Play with a Purpose,” organizing volleyball clinics to support the Ronald McDonald House.

Red-Blue Intrasquad Scrimmages: Highlights and Schedule

The U.S. Women’s National Team recently kicked off its Red-Blue series at Tustin High School in Tustin, California, with an impressive display of talent. Kelly Murphy, Jordan Larson, Rachael Adams, and Kim Hill made significant contributions, showcasing their skills and scoring points. The next Red-Blue scrimmage will take place on May 20 at Murrieta Mesa High School, followed by a doubleheader on May 27 at Santiago Canyon College. The series will conclude on June 3 at Segerstrom High School. Be sure to catch the action!

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Christa Dietzen: Combining Volleyball and Teaching to Make a Difference

Christa Dietzen, a pro club player who recently played in Turkey, found a way to give back to the community through her passion for teaching. She partnered with the Classroom Champions program, allowing her to connect with classrooms in the United States. This initiative provided a unique opportunity for Christa to make a lasting impact on students beyond a one-time speaking engagement. By combining her love for volleyball with her dedication to teaching, Christa is creating a positive change in education.

Kim Hill: A Homecoming Celebration

Kim Hill, an outside hitter for the U.S. Women’s National Team, received a warm welcome in her hometown of Portland after being crowned the Most Valuable Player in the Turkish League playoffs. During her visit, Kim had the chance to reunite with her former club, NW Juniors, and was surprised by a heartfelt reception organized by her former coach, Jim Hartner. The event was a touching reminder of the supportive community that shaped Kim’s career and a testament to her impact on aspiring athletes.

Pan Am Cup Training Roster: A Platform for Rising Stars

The U.S. Women’s National Team has invited 19 athletes to train and compete for a spot on the Pan American Cup roster. This event, scheduled from June 30 to July 11 in the Dominican Republic, offers promising young athletes the opportunity to showcase their skills on an international stage. With an impressive lineup of setters, outside hitters, liberos, opposites, and middles, the competition promises to be fierce. University of Pittsburgh Head Coach Dan Fisher will lead the team, supported by a talented coaching staff.

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Terry Liskevych: A Legendary Coaching Career Comes to an End

Taras “Terry” Liskevych, a three-time Olympic Games head coach for the U.S. Women’s National Team, has announced his retirement as head coach of the Oregon State University women’s volleyball team. Liskevych’s coaching career spanned over three decades, during which he led the U.S. Olympic Women’s Team to a bronze medal in 1992. He will be remembered for his significant contributions to the sport and his role in developing talented athletes.


Q: When and where is the next Red-Blue scrimmage?

A: The next Red-Blue scrimmage will take place on May 20 at Murrieta Mesa High School in Murrieta, California.

Q: Who is leading the Pan American Cup training roster?

A: University of Pittsburgh Head Coach Dan Fisher will lead the Pan American Cup training roster.

Q: What is the Classroom Champions program?

A: The Classroom Champions program allows athletes like Christa Dietzen to connect with classrooms and make a difference in education.


The U.S. Women’s National Team’s Red-Blue series continues with a thrilling lineup of scrimmages. The team’s talented athletes, including Cassidy Lichtman, Christa Dietzen, and Kim Hill, continue to inspire with their resilience, dedication, and community involvement. As the team prepares for the Pan American Cup, young athletes have the chance to shine on the international stage. Meanwhile, Terry Liskevych, a legendary coach, will retire after an illustrious career. Stay updated and join the excitement of women’s volleyball by following the U.S. Women’s National Team.

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