United States women's national goalball team

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United States women's national goalball team is the women's national team of the United States. It takes part in international goalball competitions. Goalball is a team sport designed specifically for athletes with a vision impairment. The team can consist of up to six athletes, and three team staff when on court, and may also have team managers.

Paralympic Games competition[edit]

The team competed at the 1984 Summer Paralympics, where they finished first.[1] At the 1988 Summer Paralympics, the team finished second.[1] The team competed at the 1992 Summer Paralympics in Barcelona, where they finished fifth.[1] At the 1996 Summer Paralympics in Atlanta, Georgia, the team finished third.[1] The team competed at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney, Australia, where they finished sixth.[1] At the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, Greece, the team finished second.[1]

World Championships competition[edit]

The 1982 World Championships were held at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. The team was one of six teams participating, and they finished first overall.[1] The 1986 World Championships were held in Roermond, the Netherlands. The team was one of ten teams participating, and they finished first overall.[1] The 1990 World Championships were held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The team was one of seven teams participating, and they finished second overall.[1] The 1994 World Championships were held in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The team was one of nine teams participating, and they finished eighth overall.[1] The 1998 World Championships were held in Madrid, Spain. The team was one of eleven teams participating, and they finished third overall.[1] The 2002 World Championships were held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The team was one of ten teams participating, and they finished first overall.[1]

2018 Malmö[edit]

Representing the 2018 team for the championships are: Lisa Czechowski (Fort Wayne, Indiana), Amanda Dennis (Peachtree City, Georgia), Marybai Huking (Plain City, Utah), Eliana Mason (Beaverton, Oregon), Asya Miller (Portland, Oregon), Bryanna Stubbert (Oceanside, California). Head coach is Jake Czechowski (Fort Wayne, Indiana). Stubbert is new to the team. Former national goalball high-performance director John Potts was appointed as team leader for both the men's and women's teams.[2]

IBSA Pan-American Games[edit]

The 2005 São Paulo hosted IBSA Pan-American Games women's goalball competition had three teams competing: Brazil, Canada and the United States. Brazil finished first, with the United States second and Canada third.[3]

Competitive history[edit]

The table below contains individual game results for the team in international matches and competitions.

Year Event Opponent Date Venue Team Team Winner Ref
2005 IBSA Pan-American Games  Brazil 5 September São Paulo 5 2  Brazil [3]
2005 IBSA Pan-American Games  Canada 6 September São Paulo 2 1  United States [3]
2005 IBSA Pan-American Games  Brazil 6 September São Paulo 1 4  Brazil [3]
2005 IBSA Pan-American Games  Canada 7 September São Paulo 3 3 [3]
2005 IBSA Pan-American Games  Brazil 8 September São Paulo 1 2  United States [3]
2005 IBSA Pan-American Games  Canada 8 September São Paulo 6 7  Canada [3]
2005 IBSA Pan-American Games  Brazil 9 September São Paulo 1 0  United States [3]

Goal scoring by competition[edit]

Player Goals Competition Notes Ref
Jen Armbruster 7 2005 IBSA Pan-American Games [3]
Asya Miller 4 2005 IBSA Pan-American Games [3]
Lisa Banta 3 2005 IBSA Pan-American Games [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Final Ranking in Paralympic Games". Madrid, Spain: International Blind Sports Association. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  2. ^ "U.S. Men's and Women's Goalball Teams Announced for 2018 World Championships". United States Association of Blind Athletes. 24 April 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Pan American Championships 2005 Results" (in English and Portuguese). Madrid, Spain: International Blind Sports Association. Retrieved 13 February 2014.