Sunday, 14 Jul 2024

Women’s Update: Team Makes National, International Headlines

The U.S. Women’s National Team has been making waves in the news recently, with several players earning prestigious honors from USA Volleyball. The team has also been making headlines for their upcoming events and tournaments. In this update, we will cover all the latest news and developments from the U.S. Women’s National Team.

Carli Lloyd Named USAV Female Indoor Player of the Year

Carli Lloyd, the setter from Bonsall, California, has been selected as the 2017 USA Volleyball Female Indoor Player of the Year. Despite taking on an expanded leadership role as the team captain, Lloyd has delivered outstanding performances on the court. Her contributions have helped the team grow and succeed, making her a well-deserving recipient of this award. Michelle Bartsch-Hackley, the outside hitter from Champaign, Illinois, has been named the 2017 USA Volleyball Female Indoor Most Improved Player of the Year.

Team USA to Host Volleyball Nations League in Lincoln, Nebraska

The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team will be hosting a four-team round-robin pod in Lincoln, Nebraska, in May 2018. This event marks the opening week of the new FIVB Volleyball Nations League (VNL) and will feature top-ranked teams from around the world. Fans and volleyball enthusiasts can look forward to exciting matches between Team USA, Italy, Turkey, and Poland at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Tickets for the event will be available for purchase starting December 18.

Tham Khảo Thêm:  2016 U.S. Paralympic Women's Sitting Volleyball Team Announced

USA Volleyball Connections to NCAA Finals

The NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship and semifinals drew record crowds in Kansas City, with Nebraska emerging as the champions. Kayla Banwarth, a former U.S. Women’s National Team member and Olympic bronze medalist, served as an assistant coach for the Huskers and played a vital role in their title-winning campaign. The success of the NCAA finals further highlights the strong connection between USA Volleyball and college volleyball in the United States.

U.S. Players Thriving in International Leagues

Several U.S. Women’s National Team players are competing in professional leagues around the world. Jordan Larson and Rachael Adams are playing for Eczacibasi in the Turkish League, while Kelsey Robinson is representing VakifBank. These players are making their mark in their respective leagues and contributing to the success of their teams. Additionally, Kim Hill is playing for Imoco Volley Conegliano in the Italian Serie A1, adding further representation for Team USA in international competitions.

Exciting Interviews with U.S. Players

Jordan Larson and Lauren Carlini, two key players from the U.S. Women’s National Team, recently participated in separate Facebook Live interviews on the NCAA account. They discussed their experiences playing in the NCAA championships and shared insights on transitioning to the national team. These interviews provided valuable advice for aspiring volleyball players and gave fans a chance to interact with their favorite athletes.


In this Women’s Update, we covered the latest news and developments from the U.S. Women’s National Team. Carli Lloyd’s recognition as the USA Volleyball Female Indoor Player of the Year highlights her exceptional performance and leadership. The team will also be hosting a Volleyball Nations League event in Lincoln, Nebraska, showcasing high-level international volleyball. Furthermore, the success of U.S. players in international leagues demonstrates their skill and impact on the global volleyball stage. Stay tuned for more updates and exciting news from the U.S. Women’s National Team. To learn more, visit

Tham Khảo Thêm:  U.S. Women's Sitting Team Set for Paralympic Gold Medal Final