United States women's national volleyball team

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United States
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Association USA Volleyball
Confederation NORCECA
Head coach Karch Kiraly
FIVB ranking 2 (as of August 2017)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Summer Olympics
Appearances 11 (First in 1964)
Best result Silver Runners-Up (1984, 2008, 2012)
World Championship
Appearances 15 (First in 1956)
Best result Gold Champions (2014)
World Cup
Appearances 10 (First in 1973)
Best result Silver Runners-Up (2011)
www.usavolleyball.org

The United States women's national volleyball team participates in international volleyball competitions and friendly games, and is governed by USA Volleyball. The current head coach is three-time Olympic gold medalist, and retired dominant beach volleyball professional Karch Kiraly.[1]

Before 2014, United States women's national volleyball team had achieved six-time runners-up in three Major competitions (1967 World Women's Volleyball Championship, 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, 2002 World Women's Volleyball Championship, 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, 2011 World Cup, 2012 London Olympic Games) but never reached the top. In 2014, USA had a breakthrough to capture first-ever Major title by defeating China in World Women's Volleyball Championship final.

Tournament record[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

World Championship[edit]

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

World Cup[edit]

World Grand Champions Cup[edit]

World Grand Prix[edit]

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

NORCECA Championship[edit]

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

Pan American Games[edit]

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

Pan American Cup[edit]

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

Final Four Cup[edit]

Montreux Volley Masters[edit]

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

Results and fixtures[edit]

2016[edit]

2017[edit]

2018[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following is the American roster in the women's volleyball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[2][3][4]

Head coach: Karch Kiraly

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2015–16 club
1 Alisha Glass 5 April 1988 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 305 cm (120 in) 300 cm (120 in) Italy Imoco Volley
2 Kayla Banwarth (L) 21 January 1989 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 295 cm (116 in) 283 cm (111 in) United States USA Volleyball
3 Courtney Thompson 4 November 1984 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 66 kg (146 lb) 276 cm (109 in) 263 cm (104 in) Brazil Rio de Janeiro VC
5 Rachael Adams 3 June 1990 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 318 cm (125 in) 307 cm (121 in) Italy Imoco Volley
6 Carli Lloyd 6 August 1989 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 313 cm (123 in) 295 cm (116 in) Italy VBC Pallavollo Rosa
10 Jordan Larson 16 October 1986 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 302 cm (119 in) 295 cm (116 in) Turkey Eczacıbaşı VitrA
12 Kelly Murphy 20 October 1989 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 315 cm (124 in) 307 cm (121 in) Japan Ageo Medics
13 Christa Harmotto (C) 12 October 1986 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 322 cm (127 in) 300 cm (120 in) Turkey Fenerbahçe
15 Kimberly Hill 30 November 1989 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 310 cm (120 in) Turkey Vakıfbank Istanbul
16 Foluke Akinradewo 5 October 1987 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 331 cm (130 in) 300 cm (120 in) Switzerland Voléro Zürich
23 Kelsey Robinson 25 June 1992 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 306 cm (120 in) 300 cm (120 in) Italy Imoco Volley
25 Karsta Lowe 2 February 1993 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 315 cm (124 in) 305 cm (120 in) Italy Futura Volley

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karch Kiraly at TeamUSA.org
  2. ^ Bohnert, Craig (July 12, 2016). "No. 1 In The World, U.S. Women's Volleyball Team Names Its Olympic Squad". United States Olympic Committee. Retrieved July 13, 2016. 
  3. ^ "USA Volleyball announces women's roster for Rio 2016". FIVB. July 12, 2016. Retrieved July 13, 2016. 
  4. ^ "USA FIVB Olympic Profile". FIVB. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 

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