United States national netball team

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United States
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Association USANA
Confederation AFNA (Americas)
Head coach Robert Whyte
Manager Beverley Morris-Gill
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World Championships
Appearances 3 (Debuted in 1995)
Best result 9th (2003)

The United States national netball team represents the United States in international netball. The US national team comprises mostly expatriate players from Commonwealth countries where netball is popular, including Jamaica. The team competed at the 2003 World Netball Championships in Jamaica, finishing 9th. Prior to 2008, the final placings of the World Netball Championships were used to determine world rankings, and thus from 2003–07 the United States team was ranked 9th in the world. It did not compete at the 2007 World Netball Championships in New Zealand; as of July 2011, the team has a rating but is not listed in the IFNA World Rankings, having not played a sufficient number of matches to receive a ranking.[1]

Squad[edit]

"The Flying Eagles" is the official national netball team of the USA NETBALL ASSOCIATION "USANA". 12-player squad was selected to compete at the AFNA World Championships qualifiers, held from July 22–28, 2010 in Saint Lucia.[2] The United States did not advance from the qualifiers, narrowly missing out on goal average having the same number of points as Barbados, with Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados joining Jamaica in representing the Americas at the 2011 World Netball Championships in Singapore.

United States national netball squad
Players Coaching staff
  • Christine Hayward (Canada)
  • Dailan McArthur (Jamaica)
  • Georgina Hibbert-Campbell (Jamaica)
  • Janay Whittaker (United States)
  • Jessica Strout (Australia)
  • Laura Woodroof (England)
  • Lisa Brady (Republic of Ireland)
  • Melinda Mitchell (Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Natalie Cousins (Jamaica)
  • Nikeisha Jack (Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Petra Williams
  • Roniesh Davis (Jamaica)
  • Sandra Williams (Jamaica)
  • Tasha Yanique Brown (Jamaica)
  • Tyiesha Bennett (Jamaica)
Head coach:
  • Jamaica Robert Whyte


Team manager:
  • Barbados Beverley Morris-Gill

Competitive record[edit]

World Netball Championships[3]
Year Championship Location Placing
1995 9th World Championships Birmingham, England 14th
1999 10th World Championships Christchurch, New Zealand 15th
2003 11th World Championships Kingston, Jamaica 9th
2007 12th World Championships Auckland, New Zealand DNQ
2011 13th World Championships Singapore DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ International Federation of Netball Associations. "Current World Rankings".  Last updated July 2011.
  2. ^ USANA. "The USA Senior Netball Squad". Retrieved July 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ USANA. "History of USA Netball Association". Retrieved July 28, 2011. 

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