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U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix Review

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U.S. Women’s National Team O-2 (Preliminary) Roster 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix

# 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Name Kristin Richards Danielle Scott-Arruda Tayyiba Haneef-Park Lindsey Berg Tamari Miyashiro Nicole Davis Heather Bown Alisha Glass Jennifer Tamas Kim Glass Jordan Larson Nancy Metcalf Christa Harmotto Nicole Fawcett Logan Tom Foluke Akinradewo Mary ‘Nellie’ Spicer Megan Hodge Destinee Hooker

Pos OH MB Opp S L L MB S MB OH OH Opp MB Opp OH MB S OH Opp

Ht 6-1 6-2 6-7 5-8 5-7 5-4 6-3 6-0 6-4 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-2 6-4 6-1 6-3 5-9 6-3 6-4

Hometown Orem, Utah Baton Rouge, La. Laguna Hills, Calif. Honolulu, Hawaii Kaneohe, Hawaii Stockton, Calif. Yorba Linda, Calif. Leland, Mich. Milpitas, Calif. Lancaster, Pa. Hooper, Neb. Hull, Iowa Hopewell, Pa. Zanesfield, Ohio Salt Lake City, Utah Plantation, Fla. Barrington, Ill. Durham, N.C. San Antonio, Texas

College Stanford Long Beach State Long Beach State Minnesota Washington Southern California Hawaii Penn State Pacific Arizona Nebraska Nebraska Penn State Penn State Stanford Stanford UCLA Penn State Texas

WC - 29 22 11 - 11 33 11 22 - 11 23 - - 22 11 - 11 11

OG - 30 14 14 - 8 16 - 8 8 - 6 - - 16 - - - -

Oth 61 329 197 147 12 141 232 33 136 51 66 191 57 47 150 75 54 43 18

TOT 61 388 233 172 12 160 281 44 166 59 77 220 57 47 188 86 54 54 29

Head Coach: Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) Assistant Caoch: Karch Kiraly (San Clemente, Calif.) Assistant Coach: Paula Weishoff (Irvine, Calif.) Assistant Coach/Technical Coordinator: Jamie Morrison (Dana Point, Calif.) Athletic Trainer/Medical Support: Jill Wosmek (Silver Lake, Minn.) Team Manager: Ken Sullivan Key: WC = World Championship Matches; OG = Olympic Games Matches; Oth = Other International Matches; TOT = Total International Matches

Pronunciations

Past Olympians on World Grand Prix Prelim Roster

Foluke Akinradewo................. Fa-LUKE-uh ahh-kin-rah-DAY-woe Heather Bown................................................rhymes with Town Nicole Fawcett.................................................................FAH-set Alisha Glass.............................................................. ah-LEE-shuh Christa Harmotto........................................ CHRIS-ta HAR-mot-o Tayyiba Haneef-Park.......................TIE-yee-buh Huh-NEEF PARK Tamari Miyashiro............................... ta-MAR-ee ME-ya-sheer-o Danielle Scott-Arruda............................................... uh-WHO-da Jennifer Tamas................................................................ TOM-us

Lindsey Berg..............................................................2004, 2008 Heather Bown................................................. 2000, 2004, 2008 Nicole Davis.........................................................................2008 Kim Glass.............................................................................2008 Tayyiba Haneef-Park..................................................2004, 2008 Nancy Metcalf.....................................................................2004 Danielle Scott-Arruda............................ 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 Jennifer Tamas.....................................................................2008 Logan Tom....................................................... 2000, 2004, 2008

MIZUNO is the Official Outfitter of the USA Women’s National Volleyball Team

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2011 USA Women’s National Team Schedule/Results (21-7) Date Opponent (Record)

Result

City

Pts Leader (*DataVolley)

Attend

3/1 Japan Youth National Team * W, 25-11, 25-20, 25-19 San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Kindra Carlson/Becky Perry - 16 NA 3/2 Japan Youth National Team * W, 25-10, 25-12, 25-17 Irvine, Calif. Carlson, Perry, Sather – 11 NA NOTE: * U.S. Women’s National Training Team competed in unofficial scrimmages against Japan Girls’ Youth National Team 27th Montreux Volley Masters 6/7 Peru W, 25-7, 24-26, 25-11, 25-19 Montreux, Switzerland Tayyiba Haneef-Park - 20 6/9 Germany W, 25-19, 22-25, 25-23, 15-25, 16-14 Montreux, Switzerland Kim Glass - 20 6/10 China L, 27-25, 14-25, 25-19, 21-25, 11-15 Montreux, Switzerland Tayyiba Haneef-Park - 18 6/11 Cuba (Semifinal Round) L, 18-25, 22-25, 25-17, 24-26 Montreux, Switzerland Tayyiba Haneef-Park - 18 6/12 China (Bronze-Medal Match) L, 25-16, 13-25, 27-29, 23-25 Montreux, Switzerland Jordan Larson - 21 Montreux Final Standings: Gold - Japan; Silver - Cuba; Bronze - China; 4. USA; 5. Netherlands; 6. Germany; 7T. Italy and Peru

NA NA NA NA NA

6/8

NA

Switzerland (Exhibition)

W, 25-10, 25-14, 25-18

Montreux, Switzerland

Kim Glass/Nicole Fawcett - 11

X Women’s Pan American Cup 7/1 Peru W, 25-19, 25-14, 25-14 Juárez, Mexico Nicole Fawcett - 12 520 7/2 Puerto Rico W, 25-17, 25-17, 25-17 Juárez, Mexico Nicole Fawcett - 13 2,500 7/3 Trinidad & Tobago W, 25-11, 25-17, 25-18 Juárez, Mexico K. Glass, Metcalf, Tamas - 9 1,000 7/4 Costa Rica W, 25-20, 25-10, 25-8 Juárez, Mexico Megan Hodge - 14 1,000 7/5 Brazil L, 30-28, 18-25, 19-25, 25-17, 11-15 Juárez, Mexico Megan Hodge - 18 4,076 7/7 Argentina (Quarterfinal) W, 25-13, 25-14, 25-19 Juárez, Mexico Foluke Akinradewo - 14 3,880 7/8 Dominican Republic (Semifinal) L, 25-21, 19-25, 21-25, 21-25 Juárez, Mexico Megan Hodge - 18 5,000 7/9 Cuba (Bronze-Medal) W, 25-21, 25-16, 25-13 Juárez, Mexico Nancy Metcalf - 19 5,112 Pan American Cup Final Standings: Gold - Brazil; Silver - Dominican Republic; Bronze - USA: 4. Cuba; 5. Puerto Rico; 6. Argentina; 7. Canada; 8. Peru; 9. Mexico; 10. Trinidad & Tobago; 11. Costa Rica; 12. Chile FIVB World Grand Prix Preliminary Rounds 8/5 Serbia W, 25-22, 25-20, 23-25, 20-25, 15-10 Luohe, China Foluke Akinradewo - 22 3,580 8/6 Kazakhstan W, 25-15, 25-21, 25-12 Luohe, China Megan Hodge - 15 3,860 8/7 China W, 25-20, 25-17, 25-16 Luohe, China Destinee Hooker - 19 4,580 8/12 Dominican Republic W, 25-22, 25-22, 25-10 Komaki, Japan Destinee Hooker - 15 4,250 8/13 Japan W, 25-22, 25-14, 25-18 Komaki, Japan Destinee Hooker - 19 5,160 8/14 Serbia L, 12-25, 25-17, 23-25, 15-25 Komaki, Japan Foluke Akirnadewo - 13 2,900 8/19 Germany W, 25-10, 25-18, 25-23 Hong Kong Destinee Hooker - 17 5,253 8/20 Italy W, 25-23, 25-19, 25-18 Hong Kong Destinee Hooker - 18 6,591 8/21 Peru W, 25-13, 25-18, 25-15 Hong Kong Megan Hodge - 15 4,413 FIVB World Grand Prix Preliminary Round Standings: 1. Brazil (27, 9-0); 2. USA (23, 8-1); 3. Russia (21, 7-2); 4. Serbia (20, 6-3); 5. Italy (19, 7-2); 6. Japan (18, 6-3); 7. China (17, 6-3); 8. Thailand (15, 5-4); 9. Korea (13, 5-4); 10. Poland (13, 4-5); 11. Cuba (9, 2-7); 12. Dominican Republic (8, 3-6); 13. Germany (7, 2-7); 14. Argentina (4, 2-7); 15. Kazakhstan (2, 0-9); 16. Peru (0, 0-9) FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round 8/24 Japan W, 25-22, 25-17, 25-23 Macau, China Destinee Hooker - 19 900 8/25 Italy W, 25-19, 21-25, 22-25, 25-22, 15-10 Macau, China Destinee Hooker - 34 910 8/26 Brazil L, 25-22, 24-26, 21-25, 20-25 Macau, China Tom - 17 1,900 8/27 Serbia (Semifinals) W, 25-22, 25-20, 25-21 Macau, China Hooker - 20 3,400 8/28 Brazil (Gold-Medal) W, 26-24, 25-20, 25-21 Macau, China Hooker - 16 4,580 FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round Standings: Gold - USA; Silver - Brazi; Bronze - Serbia; 4. Russia; 5. Japan; 6. Thailand; 7. Italy; 8. China; 9. Korea; 10. Poland; 11. Cuba; 12. Dominican Republic; 13. Germany; 14. Argentina; 15. Kazakhstan; 16. Peru NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship 9/13 Canada 9/14 Trinidad & Tobago 9/15 Quarterfinal Round 9/16 Semifinal Round 9/17 Final Round Final NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship Standings:

Caguas, Puerto Rico Caguas, Puerto Rico Caguas, Puerto Rico Caguas, Puerto Rico Caguas, Puerto Rico

Pan American Games 10/15 TBA 10/16 TBA 10/17 TBA 10/19 TBA 10/20 TBA Final Pan American Games Standings:

Guadalajara, Mexico Guadalajara, Mexico Guadalajara, Mexico Guadalajara, Mexico Guadalajara, Mexico

FIVB World Cup (Nov. 4-18 in Japan) * Match leaders are based on DataVolley Statistics and not official P-2 stats.

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1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 25 23 20 15 SRB 22 20 25 25 10 U.S. Women Hold Back Serbia in World Grand Prix Opener LUOHE, China (Aug. 5, 2011) - The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team held off No. 9 Serbia’s upset bid with a 25-22, 25-19, 23-25, 20-25, 15-10 victory on Aug. 5 to open the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix in the first preliminary weekend held at Luohe, China. The U.S. used a 9-3 scoring run to overcome a 17-14 deficit in the opening set to win 25-22. The Americans overcame 4-0 deficit in the second set to take a 14-10 lead, but needed to break a 17-all tie with an 8-2 scoring run to conclude the set with a 25-19 victory. Team USA battled back from a 6-2 deficit in the third set to tie the score at 23-all before Serbia cashed in on the final two points at 25-23, including the Americans’ 12th error of the set for the final point. The U.S. reached an 8-3 lead in the fourth set, but Serbia’s 10-0 run allowed it to take a 21-14 lead and went on to win 25-20. The Americans never trailed in the fifth set, taking an early 5-2 advantage en route to the 15-10 victory in which Serbia committed six errors in the tiebreaker.

Megan Hodge eyes the ball while passing against Serbia. (FIVB photo)

“First, congratulations for Serbia playing a great game,” U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand). “I am glad we won this game. I hope we can go on in this season.” All five starting American hitters reached double-figure points. Foluke Akinradewo (Plantation, Fla.), the 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix most valuable player, scored a United States team-high 23 points with 14 kills on 21 swings and a match-high eight blocks. Destinee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) tallied 14 kills on a team-high 49 attacks and three blocks as part of a 17-point match. Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.) charted 14 kills on 39 swings and an ace for 15 points. Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) pocketed 13 points with eight kills, four blocks and an ace. Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) contributed six kills, three aces and a block for 10 points. Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) rounded out the scoring with two aces and a kill for three points.

(Left) Jordan Larson attacking against the Serbia block. (Right) Foluke Akinradewo going for one of her match-high eight blocks in the match. (FIVB photos)

Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) registered three digs in the match, according to the official FIVB stats. Hodge tallied five excellent service receptions and Berg provided 34 assists on 107 set attempts. “Serbia is a good team,” U.S. Women’s National Team captain Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.) said. “It was a tough match with Serbia. I hope this victory goes on.” Team USA held advantages in kills (57-51), blocks (16-11) and aces (8-5). However, Serbia was aided by 34 American errors, 22 of which came in the third and fourth sets.

(Above) Team USA celebrates a point against Serbia. (Below) The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team group photo for Pool D in Luohe, China. (FIVB photos)

McCutcheon started Hodge and Larson at outside hitter, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at setter. Davis was the libero for the match. Tamari Miyashiro (Kaneohe, Hawaii) was a back-row sub in all four sets for Hodge. Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) and Nancy Metcalf (Hull, Iowa) were used in a double switch in the fourth set. Serbia’s Sanja Malagurski led all scorers with 22 points on 17 kills, three blocks and two aces. Milena Rasic added 15 points in the loss, while Jovana Brakocevic and Britzitka Molnar tallied 10 points each.

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Destinee Hooker (19) hits over the Serbia block (FIVB photo)

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1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 25 25 KAZ 15 21 12 U.S. Women Serve Kazakhstan 3-0 Loss LUOHE, China (Aug. 6, 2011) - The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team served 15 aces in defeating Kazakhstan 25-15, 25-21, 25-12 on Aug. 6 during the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix first preliminary weekend held at Luohe, China.

Hugh McCutcheon provides Team USA feedback during a Kazakhstan timeout. (FIVB photo)

The U.S. bolted to a 17-4 advantage capped by an 8-0 run in the opening set and cruised to the 25-15 victory with four aces in the set. The second set was tight until the end before the Americans scored six of the final eight points for a 25-21 victory that included six aces and four blocks for the U.S. Team USA controlled the third set jumping to leads of 4-0 and 13-4 en route to a 25-12 victory, benefiting from five aces in the set. “I am happy to win,” U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “We improved from last night. Kazakhstan made some adjustment in the second set, and gave a lot pressure on us. I am glad we were able to respond. Our serving helped us a lot.”

(left) Megan Hodge scored a team-high points for the U.S. versus Kazakhstan. (Below) Foluke Akinradewo hits around the Kazakhstan block. (FIVB photos)

Destinee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) led the U.S. with 15 points on 11 kills via 28 attacks, three aces and a block. Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.) added nine kills on 24 attacks, four aces and a block for 14 points. Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) chipped in eight kills on 17 swings and five aces for 13 points. Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) contributed six kills on nine attacks, four blocks and two aces for 12 points. Foluke Akinradewo (Plantation, Fla.) charted four kills on eight errorless attacks and two blocks for six points. Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.) scored two points in a reserve role, while Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) and Nancy Metcalf (Hull, Iowa) rounded out the scoring with a kill each. “It was a really good match with Kazakhstan,” U.S. Women’s National Team captain Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.) said. “We made improvements compared with yesterday, and I hope this improvement can be carried on in next matches.” The U.S. converted 41 of 95 attacks for a 43.2 kill percent and a .379 hitting efficiency with only five errors. Kazakhstan was limited to a 35.6 kill percent and .222 hitting efficiency. Team USA held a dominating 15-2 service ace advantage while producing an 8-3 margin in blocks. The Americans, who limited their errors to 11 in the match, held a 41-32 margin in attack points. McCutcheon started Hodge and Larson at outside hitter, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Alisha Glass at setter. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) was the libero for the match. Tamas started the third set in place of Akinradewo. Kim Glass was a sub in the first and third sets. Tamari Miyashiro (Kaneohe, Hawaii) was a sub in the second and third sets, while Metcalf was a sub in the third set. Kazakhstan was led in scoring by Radmila Beresneva and Olga Drobyshevskaya, who each totaled 10 points.

Foluke Akinradewo (left) and Jordan Larson create a blocking wall against Kazakhstan. (FIVB photo)

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Heather Bown swings against against the late Kazakhstan block. (FIVB photo)

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1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 25 25 CHN 20 17 16 U.S. Women Cruise Past Host China 3-0 LUOHE, China (Aug. 7, 2011) - The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team dominated China 25-20, 25-17, 25-16 on Aug. 7 during the FIVB World Grand Prix’s Pool D preliminary weekend held in Luohe, China. The Americans have now won 14 consecutive FIVB World Grand Prix matches counting the final 11 victories in last year’s event. Megan Hodge (left) takes advantage of a poor China pass to the set and hammers back the overpass. (FIVB photo)

The U.S. started the opening set with an 8-3 advantage, only to have China rally to tie the set at 9-all. However, the Americans answered with a 8-3 scoring run to establish a 17-12 advantage en route to a 25-20 victory in the first set. Team USA built a 9-1 lead in the second set with four kills and an ace in the first 10 points and stretched the lead to as much as 12 points at 19-7 before closing the set at 25-17. The U.S. started the third set with a 4-0 advantage and reached a double-digit lead at 17-7 and cruised to the 25-16 victory. “I am happy with our performance today,” U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “We improved every match and this is our best game in this round. Now we focus on Japan. We will immediately prepare for the next round in Japan.” Destinee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) led the U.S. with 18 points with 15 kills on 24 errorless attacks and three blocks. Foluke Akinradewo (Plantation, Fla.) charted 13 points with seven kills on 13 swings, four blocks and two aces. Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.) totaled eight kills, two aces and two blocks for 12 points. Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) contributed eight kills on 12 attacks and two blocks for 10 points. Jordan Larson scored four kills, three aces and a block for eight points. Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) rounded out the scoring with an ace.

(Left) Destinee Hooker (19) stuffs a China attack with Foluke Akinradewo to her left in the block formation. (Right) Hugh McCutcheon observes the action, approving what he is watching - three-set victory over host China. (FIVB photos)

Berg provided 17 assists on 54 total attempts leading to a 46.7 team kill percent and .378 hitting efficiency. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) handed 15 of the team’s 43 dig attempts and totaled 10 service reception attempts. Hodge took 22 of the team’s 48 service receptions with only one error.

(Left) Heather Bown attacks through the open arms of the China defense. (FIVB photo)

“We have achieved our goal to get better and better each game,” U.S. Women’s National Team captain Jennifer Tamas. “We did better than Friday and Saturday. We are hoping we can do it as well as here in Japan.” The U.S. held advantages in all three scoring categories with a 42-32 advantage in kills, 12-6 margin in blocks and 8-3 edge in aces. Meanwhile, China converted 33.0 percent of its attacks for points with a .186 hitting efficiency. McCutcheon started Hodge and Larson at outside hitter, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at setter. Davis was the libero for the match. Tamari Miyashiro (Kaneohe, Hawaii) was a backrow sub in all three sets, while Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.) was a serving sub in the first and third sets. China substituted liberally in the match with all 12 players starting at least one set. Junjing Yang totaled a team-high nine points, while Linlin Fan added eight points.

U.S. captain Jennifer Tamas and U.S. Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon in the post-match press conference. (FIVB photos)

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Destinee Hooker (19), Foluke Akinradewo (16) and Megan Hodge block back a China attack (FIVB photo)

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1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 25 25 DOM 22 22 10 U.S. Women Stop Dominican Republic KOMAKI, Japan (Aug. 12, 2011) - The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team defeated NORCECA rival Dominican Republic 25-22, 25-22, 25-10 on Aug. 12 during Pool H action of the FIVB World Grand Prix in Komaki, Japan. The Americans have now won 15 consecutive FIVB World Grand Prix matches counting the final 11 victories in last year’s event.

(Left-Right) Jennifer Tamas, Nicole Davis, Destinee Hooker and Foluke Akinradewo during the National Anthem. (FIVB photo)

The U.S. recovered from an early 6-1 deficit in the opening set to capture a 25-22 victory. The Americans battled back from a 20-15 deficit in the second set by scoring 10 of the final 12 points for a 25-22 victory, which included seven blocks in the set. Unlike the first two sets, Team USA never trailed in the third set after building a quick 6-1 advantage and cruised to the 25-10 victory. “I’m obviously happy with the win,” U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “I thought our team struggled in the first two sets at different times, but to the athletes’ credit, they were able to find ways to win and make big plays at big moments.” Destinee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) scored a match-high 15 with 12 kills on 27 attacks and three blocks to lead the American offense. Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) scored nine kills on 11 errorless attacks, two blocks and an ace for 12 points, while fellow middle blocker Foluke Akinradewo (Plantation, Fla.) also scored 12 points on eight kills via 14 errorless swings, three blocks and an ace. Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) totaled six kills on 17 attacks and two blocks for eight points.

(Left) Lindsey Berg sets with Heather Bown approaching as a possible attack option. (Right) Hugh McCutcheon watches the match as Paula Weishoff looks over the match data. (FIVB photos) Foluke Akinradewo, who played in Japan’s V-League in 2010-11, visits with the fans in Japan after the match. (FIVB photo)

Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.) came off the bench to score four kills on eight errorless swings and two aces for six points. Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) was credited with a block and Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) rounded out the scoring with a kill. Berg, with 27 assists on total set attempts, ran the American offense to a 44.9 kill percent and .360 hitting efficiency with only eight attack errors. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) contributed 12 excellent service receptions on 23 total attempts without an error and six digs. Hooker totaled a teamhigh 10 digs, while Tom added eight digs and Berg charted seven digs. Team USA dominated the net with an 11-3 advantage in blocks to go with a 4-1 margin in aces. The Americans managed a 40-34 edge in kills while limiting their errors to 18 in the match. Dominican Republic committed 20 errors in the match as they converted just 33.3 percent of its attacks with a .067 hitting efficiency. The U.S. held a slim 36-34 advantage in digs. “In the first two sets, we concentrated and played well, but toward the end our attacks were blocked and our tosses weren’t good enough, so things didn’t go well,” Dominican Republic Head Coach Marcos Kwiek said. “In the third set we lost concentration and then the U.S. took the game. Of course, the Americans’ blocking was excellent.” McCutcheon started Tom and Larson at outside hitter, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at setter. Davis was the libero for the match. Hodge came off the bench in the second set and started the third set in place of Larson. Dominican Republic’s Bethania De La Cruz scored a team-high 14 points and Prisilla Rivera added 10 points in the loss.

Logan Tom (15) powers up for an attack against Dominican Republic in her first match of the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix. (FIVB photo)

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Nicole Davis passes against Dominican Republic as she held a 65 positive reception percent. (FIVB photo)

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1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 25 25 JPN 22 14 18 U.S. Women Ease Past Japan to go 5-0 at Grand Prix KOMAKI, Japan (Aug. 13, 2011) - Destinee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) scored 18 points to lead the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team to a 25-22, 25-14, 25-18 victory over Japan on Aug. 13 during Pool H action of the FIVB World Grand Prix in Komaki, Japan. The U.S. used a 7-0 scoring run to overcome a 15-12 deficit in the first set to capture a 25-22 victory to start the match. The Americans took control of the second set with a 6-1 spurt to take a 7-3 advantage and jumped the lead to 18-11 after a 5-0 run to cruise to a 25-14 victory. Team USA used a 6-0 scoring run in the third set after holding a slim 18-17 advantage to take a 25-18 victory.

(Left) Destinee Hooker attacks against Japan as Foluke Akinradewo (16) and Lindsey Berg prepare to cover. (Right) Logan Tom swings against the Japan defense. (FIVB photos)

“I was very happy with the team’s performance tonight,” U.S. Women’s National Team head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “I thought we played better than yesterday and that’s always our goal, to keep improving. I hope to continue that trend tomorrow against Serbia and focus on their team that presents a different style and rhythm. Today, I thought we did a very good job and in so many phases of the game I thought we were really, really clean. So I was very happy with our team. Hooker scored her 18 points on 16 kills via 31 errorless attacks, one block and one ace. Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) totaled 11 kills on 28 swings and a team-high three blocks for 14 points. Foluke Akinradewo (Plantation, Fla.) contributed six kills on eight attacks and a block for seven points, while Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) charted five kills on 10 attacks and two blocks for seven points. Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) record three kills and three aces as part of a six-point night. She also provided the U.S. serving runs of seven and six points in the first and third sets, respectively, to allow the Americans to take control.

(Left-Right) Nicole Davis, Logan Tom, Lindsey Berg, Jordan Larson, Foluke Akinradewo and Destinee Hooker all react in their own way to a key point versus Japan. (FIVB photo)

“I think the USA had a really good match tonight,” U.S. Women’s National Team captain Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.) said. “Japan plays a very different style of volleyball from us so it is important for us to focus on USA Volleyball and we took care of some details on our offense and put a great match together. We were good at the service line.” Heather Bown serves against Japan with the backdrop of a sellout crowd around her. (FIVB photo)

Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) turned in 26 assists on 70 set attempts, which helped the Americans to a 46.6 kill percent with 41 kills on 88 attacks leading to a .386 hitting efficiency with only seven attack errors. Larson totaled 16 excellent receptions on 33 of the team’s 47 total service receptions. Tom contributed 14 digs, while Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) charted 11 digs. Team USA’s defense limited Japan to 33 kills in the match as part of a 31.4 kill percent and .124 hitting efficiency. Team USA held a 7-3 advantage in blocks and a 4-2 margin in aces. Japan committed 23 errors in the match, compared to the Americans’ 16 errors. Both teams tallied 44 digs in the match. Japan converted 41.9 percent of its service receptions into excellent passes, just ahead of the Americans’ 40.4 excellent service reception percent. McCutcheon started Tom and Larson at outside hitter, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at setter. Davis was the libero for the match. Saori Sakoda paced Japan with 10 points in the match, but did not play in the third set. Saori Kimura added nine points in the loss.

Jennifer Tamas speaks to the media during the post-match press conference as Hugh McCutcheon looks over the match statistics. (FIVB photo)

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Jordan Larson goes up for a block against Japan. (FIVB photo) 13


1 2 3 4 5 USA 12 25 23 15 SRB 25 17 25 25 Serbia Snaps Team USA’s World Grand Prix Win Streak KOMAKI, Japan (Aug. 14, 2011) - The U.S. Women’s National Team had its five-match win streak snapped as Serbia defeated the Americans 2512, 17-25, 25-23, 25-15 on Aug. 14 to conclude Pool H action of the FIVB World Grand Prix in Komaki, Japan.

Jordan Larson goes to her knees to pass a Serbia serve. (FIVB photos)

The U.S. dropped to 5-1 overall with 14 pool points through the first six matches of the FIVB World Grand Prix preliminary round. Counting 11 victories to conclude the 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix, the Americans had their 16-match win streak in FIVB World Grand Prix contests snapped. Serbia used a 7-1 scoring run to propel to a 7-3 lead in the opening set and a 25-12 victory as the Americans committed eight errors. After holding a slim 14-12 lead in the second set, the U.S. used a 7-2 scoring run to separate to a 21-14 advantage en route to a 25-17 victory. The Americans rallied from a 16-13 deficit in the third set to tie the score at 16-all, but Serbia used a 6-2 scoring run to break an 18-all tie to help reach a 25-23 victory. Serbia gained a 6-2 lead in the fourth set and led by as many as 11 points at 21-10 in collecting the 25-15 victory. “Serbia played a very strong game today, especially in service and they attacked well in transition,” U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “As always, we are trying to get better and Serbia taught us a few things tonight.” Foluke Akinradewo (Plantation, Fla.) led the U.S. with 12 points with nine kills and three blocks. Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.) came off the bench to provide 10 kills and an ace for 11 points. Destinee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) recorded nine kills and a block for 10 points. Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) charted six kills, two blocks and an ace for nine points. Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) collected six kills, while Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) provided five kills and an ace for six points. Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) rounded out the scoring with two kills, a block and ace for four points.

Nancy Metcalf takes a sharp angle to hit around the block. (FIVB photo)

The U.S. managed to convert only 36.7 percent of its attacks for points with a .180 hitting efficiency due to 24 attack errors. In contrast, Serbia converted 47.4 percent of its attacks with a .362 hitting percentage. Berg handled 37 assists on 87 total set attempts, while Hodge produced a teamhigh 14 excellent receptions on 29 attempts. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) tallied a team-high 12 digs and Tom added 10 digs. Serbia held a 55-47 kill advantage and forced the Americans into 26 errors in the match to its own 17. Serbia charted a 9-7 edge in blocks, while the Americans produced a 4-2 ace advantage. Serbia also gained a 54-44 margin in digs. The U.S. service reception produced a 37.7 excellent percent on 85 chances, while Serbia’s reception handled a 32.8 percent on 67 attempts. McCutcheon started Tom and Larson at outside hitter, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at setter. Davis was the libero for the match. Hodge subbed into the match for Larson in the second set and started the final two sets. Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) was a sub in the first, third and fourth sets. Nancy Metcalf (Hull, Iowa) was part of a double-switch in the fourth set. Serbia was led by Jovana Brakocevic’s 20 kills and two blocks for a matchhigh 22 points. Sanja Malgurski totaled 14 points and Milena Rasic added 13 points.

Megan Hodge attacks versus one Serbian blocker. (FIVB photo)

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Lindsey Berg sets versus Serbia. (FIVB photo)

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1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 25 25 GER 10 18 23 U.S. Women Start New Win Streak Versus Germany HONG KONG (Aug. 19, 2011) - The U.S. Women’s National Team used a 13-3 block advantage and 7-3 ace margin to defeat Germany 25-10, 25-18, 25-23 on Aug. 19 to begin Pool J of the FIVB World Grand Prix in Hong Kong. The U.S. improved to 6-1 overall with 17 points and two matches remaining in the preliminary round. The U.S. started the first set with a 7-0 lead on the serve of Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) and she was on the service line as part of a 6-0 run that stretched the lead to 21-9 as the Americans won 25-10. Team USA totaled five blocks and four aces in the opening set. The U.S. broke a 12-all tie in the second set with a 7-1 run to take a 19-14 advantage and cruised to a 25-18 victory. Despite falling behind 6-0 to start the third set, the Americans worked themselves to a tie at 9-all and used a key 3-0 scoring run to take a 22-19 advantage to help close out the set 25-23. “We had very strong defense and did very well on the service line,” U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “I am very satisfied with my players’ performance today. They played better than before and achieved our goal of keep improving. Germany is a very strong team and we are happy to win! We have to get ready now for tomorrow’s match against Italy.”

Foluke Akinradewo celebrates a point. (FIVB photo)

Destinee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) led all scorers with 17 points on 15 kills via 32 attacks and one error, one block and one ace. Tom finished the night with eight kills, three blocks and three aces for 14 points. Foluke Akinradewo (Plantation, Fla.) charted a match-high six blocks to go with five kills and an ace for 12 points. Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) contributed nine kills and a block for 10 points. Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) notched two kills and a block for three points. Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) rounded out the U.S. scoring with two aces and a block for three points. With Berg providing 27 assists on 87 set attempts, the U.S. converted 35.8 percent of its attacks into points with a .275 hitting efficiency. Meanwhile, Germany managed just a 26.3 kill percent and a .068 hitting efficiency with 23 attack errors. Larson contributed 17 excellent receptions on 30 service reception attempts to go with seven digs. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) tallied a team-high 12 digs, while Tom recorded 12 excellent receptions on 16 attempts with seven digs. Germany held a 40-33 dig advantage to offset the Americans’ 13-3 block advantage and 7-3 ace margin. Team USA committed just 18 errors (attack errors, service errors, aces allowed), compared to Germany’s 32. “There were good volleyball players on both sides,” U.S. Women’s National Team captain Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.) said. “We were good at serving, and I am sure the Hong Kong fans will appreciate the defense and attacks from both teams and enjoy the game we played.” McCutcheon started Tom and Larson at outside hitter, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at setter. Davis was the libero for the match. Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.) came in off the bench in the second set and served out the final two points. Germany’s Margareta Kozuch led her squad with 12 points on 10 kills and two aces, while Christiane Furst added six kills and two blocks.

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Logan Tom passes against Germany (FIVB photo)


Hugh McCutcheon talks with Foluke Akinradewo. (FIVB photo)

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1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 25 25 ITA 23 19 18 U.S. Women Take Convincing Win Over Italy HONG KONG (Aug. 20, 2011) - The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball defeated Italy 25-23, 25-19, 25-18 with an 8-0 ace and 12-4 block advantages on Aug. 20 in Pool J of the FIVB World Grand Prix in Hong Kong.. The U.S., now 7-1 overall in the preliminary round, rallied from a 22-18 deficit in the opening set to win 25-23 with four blocks and an ace in a 7-1 scoring run. Team USA broke a 13-all tie in the second set by scoring eight of the next 10 points establishing a 21-15 advantage en route to a 25-19 victory. The Americans jumped to an 11-6 lead in the third set with five unanswered points and rolled to the 25-18 victory.

(Left) Logan Tom attacks from the back-row against Italy. (Right) Jordan Larson launches a monster jump serve. (FIVB photos)

“I am happy with our team performance today,” U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “First reason is that Italy is a very strong team, but we can still play at a high level. It is good for us to improve. Secondly, our team was very connected and we worked together well during the game.” Destinee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) notched her match-high 18 points all on kills via 34 attacks with only one error for a .500 hitting efficiency. Foluke Akinradewo (Plantation, Fla.) chipped in 14 points with 11 kills on 17 errorless attacks for a .647 hitting efficiency, two blocks and an ace. Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) contributed eight kills, three aces and two blocks for 13 points. Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) charted four kills, four aces and two blocks for 10 points. Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) tallied four kills and two blocks for six points. Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) collected three blocks in the match, while Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.) rounded out the scoring with a kill off the bench. Berg provided the Americans with 41 assists, which led to a 42.1 kill percent and .346 hitting efficiency with only eight attack errors. Meanwhile, Italy converted 38.3 percent of its kills, but managed just a .226 hitting efficiency with 18 attack errors. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) provided 10 digs and 10 excellent receptions on 12 attempts. Larson chipped in 19 excellent receptions on 29 attempts to go with seven digs. Tom handled 19 total service receptions with 12 excellent passes.

Destinee Hooker (left behind attacker) and Heather Bown (right) form a blocking wall against Italy. (FIVB photo)

The U.S. held a 27-25 advantage in digs and produced a 71.7 percent on service receptions (43 excellent on 60 attempts). Italy was 49 of 68 on excellent service receptions for a 60.3 percent. “It was a competitive match and both teams worked really hard,” U.S. Women’s National captain Jennifer Tamas said. “We did well in spiking and transition. We also did well at the service line in the second set.” McCutcheon started Tom and Larson at outside hitter, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at setter. Davis was the libero for the match. Kim Glass came off the bench to serve in the first and third sets. Simona Gioli led Italy with 14 points, while Antonella Del Core and Lucia Bosetti added 10 points each. “Congratulations to the USA team,” Italy coach Barbolini Massimo said. “It is always difficult to play against USA. Our problems were the second line, spiking and blocking. We played better than yesterday and hope we can enter the final in Macau, as it is important to play other matches in high level.”

(Left) Lindsey Berg sets Heather Bown. (Right) Destinee Hooker hits over the Italy block (FIVB photo)

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Nicole Davis reacts after a point scored against Italy. (FIVB photo)

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1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 25 25 PER 13 18 15 New-Look U.S. Women’s Lineup Unstoppable Versus Peru HONG KONG (Aug. 21, 2011) - The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team defeated Peru 25-13, 25-18, 25-15 with a new-look lineup on Aug. 21 in Pool J of the FIVB World Grand Prix in Hong Kong. The U.S., ranked second in the FIVB world ranking and defending FIVB World Grand Prix champions in the premier annual international volleyball tournament, concludes the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix preliminary round with an 8-1 record and 23 points.

(Left) Alisha Glass sets against Peru. (Right) Tamari Miyashiro, in her first start at libero during the FIVB World Grand Prix, is excited. (FIVB photos)

“We will first set our eyes on the games next week and keep on working on the zone qualification for World Cup,” U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “I aim to keep improving the team and to submit USA Volleyball and how we are going to play.” The U.S. opened the first set with a 3-0 lead and the advantage reached 17-8 on a 7-1 scoring run as the Americans captured the set 25-13 without only Peru to score consecutive points. Team USA was not able to pull away from Peru in the second set until breaking away from a 17-16 lead with an 8-2 rush to the final 25-18 score that included three blocks down the stretch. After holding a slim 9-8 advantage in the third set, the U.S. inched out to a 16-12 lead at the second technical timeout and put the match away 25-15 thanks to a 7-0 run. Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.) tallied a match-high 15 points with 12 kills on 21 errorless attacks and three blocks. Nancy Metcalf (Hull, Iowa) charted 11 kills on 18 errorless attacks and three blocks for 14 points. Christa Harmotto (Hopewell, Pa.) contributed nine kills via 13 swings, one block and an ace for 11 points. Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.) provided six kills and three blocks in the victory, while captain Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.) scored three kills, three blocks and an ace for seven points. Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) rounded out the scoring with two blocks.

Kim Glass (10) is all smiles along with teammates Nancy Metcalf (left) and Alisha Glass (right). (FIVB photo)

McCutcheon started Hodge and Kim Glass at outside hitter, Tamas and Harmotto at middle blocker, Metcalf at opposite and Alisha Glass at setter. Tamari Miyashiro (Kaneohe, Hawaii) was the libero for the match. Entering the match, only two of today’s starting seven players had started a 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix match with Hodge starting the first three matches and Alisha Glass getting the starting nod in the second match of the tournament. McCutcheon indicated the change in lineup was two-fold. “The finals are coming up, and there are a lot of matches in a short period of time,” McCutcheon said. “And I also want to provide opportunities for other players to develop and give them a chance to compete. They did well.” Despite the lineup youth and few starts in the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix, Alisha Glass set the squad to a 48.2 kill percent and .412 hitting efficiency with only six attack errors. Peru converted just 27.5 percent of its attacks with a .064 hitting efficiency and 23 attack errors. Alisha Glass set the U.S. tables with 33 assists on 66 set attempts. Hodge turned in 10 excellent receptions on 21 ateempts, while Miyashiro handed out 10 digs and five excellent receptions on six attempts. The U.S. scored a 15-3 block advantage in the match to aid its 41-30 margin in kills. Both teams turned in two aces. Team USA’s offense clicked thanks to a 55.0 excellent reception percent on 40 attempts compared to Peru’s 53.7 percent. In addition, the Americans held a 23-20 advantage in digs.

Hugh McCutcheon, Karch Kiraly, Dr. Sherwin Ho and Paula Weishoff celebrate the victory over Peru and finishing 8-1 in the preliminary round (FIVB photo)

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Jennifer Tamas excited after a point against Peru. (FIVB photo)

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1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 25 25 JPN 22 17 23 U.S. Women Ace Japan to Start Grand Prix Final Round MACAU, China (Aug. 24, 2011) – The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team defeated Japan 25-22, 25-17, 25-23 with an 8-0 ace advantage as both teams opened up Pool B of the FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round on Aug. 24 in Macau. Team USA opened up an early 9-4 lead in the first set and led by as many as seven points at 17-10 before ending with a 25-22 victory. The Americans used a 6-1 scoring run to assume a 10-6 edge in the second set and pushed forward to a 25-17 victory thanks to six aces in the set. The U.S. went into the second technical timeout of the third set leading 16-11, but Japan roared back to close to one at 16-15 forcing the Americans to rebuild their lead to 20-16 and held on for a 25-23 victory after the Japanese saved three match points.

Destinee Hooker (19), Foluke Akinradewo (16) and Jordan Larson (11) . (FIVB photos)

“I like the way the USA team played today,” U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “We played with good energy and we were strong from the service line. Japan is always a challenging opponent with the speed at which they play, and we knew Japan would fight to the very end, and certainly it was the case today. They are a good team and we are happy to start with a win against strong opponent.” Destinee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) scored a match-high 19 points with 16 kills on 29 attacks with only two errors, two blocks and an ace. Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) chipped in five kills on 19 attacks, four blocks and four aces for 13 points. Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) provided eight kills and a block for nine points. Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) contributed five kills and two aces for seven points, while Foluke Akinradewo (Plantation, Fla.) totaled five points with three kills, an ace and a block. Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) rounded out the scoring with a kill. Berg provided 22 assists on 76 total set attempts leading to a 40.0 kill percent and .295 hitting efficiency as the team committed just 10 attack errors. Meanwhile, Japan converted 37.7 percent of its attack attempts for points with a .274 hitting efficiency. Larson contributed a team-high 13 excellent service receptions on 34 attempts, while Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) picked up a team-high four digs. Tom chipped in eight excellent receptions on 15 attempts.

Destinee Hooker stretches and takes advantage of her size and long arms to pick up a dig versus Japan. (FIVB photo)

McCutcheon started Tom and Larson at outside hitter, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at setter. Davis was the libero for the match. Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.) was a serving sub in the first set. “I think it was a well-played match by both teams,” U.S. Women’s National Team captain Jennifer Tamas said. “We knew to play against a team with such a fast offense like Japan it is important to serve aggressively, and I think we did a good job at that today. We are happy with the start and with this win.” The U.S. controlled the service game with an 8-0 ace advantage. The American edged Japan 8-5 in blocks and limited their errors to 17 for the match. Team USA held a 41.8 service receptions efficiency, while Japan had difficulty on serve-receive with only 18 excellent receptions on 68 attempts. Saori Kimura led Japan with 12 points, while Mai Yamaguchi contributed nine points in the loss.

Hugh McCutcheon, Karch Kiraly, Dr. Sherwin Ho and Paula Weishoff celebrate the victory over Peru and finishing 8-1 in the preliminary round (FIVB photo)

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Logan Tom powers down an attack versus Japan. (FIVB photo)

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1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 21 22 25 15 ITA 19 25 25 22 10 Hooker Leads U.S. Women to Five-Set Win Over Italy MACAU, China (Aug. 25, 2011) - Destinee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) scored an international personal-best 30 points and the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team rallied to defeat Italy 25-19, 21-25, 22-25, 25-22, 15-10 on the second day of the FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round. Team USA jumped to a 7-2 lead in the opening set and built a 19-10 advantage before holding onto a 25-19 victory. Italy used a 6-2 scoring run to take a 9-6 advantage in the second set and went on to win 25-21 to even the match. Despite falling behind 3-0 to start the third set, Italy rallied to take a 10-8 lead and battled to a 25-22 victory. The U.S. scored seven of the last 11 points of the fourth set to capture a 25-22 victory and force a fifth set. Team USA bolted to a 7-3 lead in the tiebreaker and paced itself to a 15-10 victory using four blocks and four Italian errors. “I am proud of my team,” U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “We had some moments that we weren’t at our best, yet our team still battled and was able to find the way to win. So we are very happy with the victory.” Hooker scored all 30 of her points on kills via 65 attempts with only five errors, breaking her previous international high point total of 28 points secured against Japan in the 2010 FIVB World Championship bronze-medal match. Foluke Akinradewo (Plantation, Fla.) charted seven kills, four blocks and an ace for 12 points. Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) totaled eight points with seven kills and a block. Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) scored five kills and two aces for seven points. Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.) came off the bench to spark the Americans with three kills and two blocks, including three points in the tie-breaking set. Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.) added four kills on nine attacks and a block off the bench, while Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) chipped in two kills, two blocks and an ace. Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) notched a block and ace for two points, while Nancy Metcalf (Hull, Iowa) rounded out the scoring with a kill. Berg set the U.S. to a 34.1 kill percent and .220 hitting efficiency (59-21173) with 42 assists. Italy converted a slightly higher 36.7 kill percent, but committed 29 attack errors to limit itself to a .199 hitting efficiency. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) tallied a team-high 15 excellent receptions on 33 attempts without an error to go with a team-high nine digs. Tom added six excellent receptions on 18 attempts.

Jordan Larson, with the familiar tongue to the side during the play, lets her eye coordination do the work with her arms, legs and hand providing the power. (FIVB photo)

Foluke Akinradewo eyes the ball for a kill. (FIVB photos)

“Italy played really well today, they were really consistent,” Tamas said. “We worked so hard at the beginning of the match and had to focus on making good play after good play. It was a good win for us, a close and tough battle the whole time. I am really happy the way it went.” McCutcheon started Tom and Larson at outside hitter, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at setter. Davis was the libero for the match. Tamas started the final three sets in place of Bown, while Hodge entered as a sub in the third set and started the final two sets in place of Larson. Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) and Metcalf were utilized as part of a double-switch in the second set. The U.S. held advantages of 5-0 in aces and 11-9 in blocks to offset Italy’s 64-59 margin in kills. Simona Gioli led Italy with 28 points via 26 kills and two blocks. Sara Anzanello added 13 points, followed by Martina Guiggi’s 12 points.

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Megan Hodge (11) and Jennifer Tamas (9) reject an Italian attack and providing a spark for Team USA off the bench. (FIVB photo)


Destinee Hooker swings for one of her 30 points against Italy. (FIVB photo)

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1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 24 21 20 BRA 22 26 25 25 U.S. Women Lose to Brazil in Final Round Pool Finale MACAU, China (Aug. 26, 2011) - The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team lost to top-ranked Brazil 22-25, 26-24, 25-21, 25-20 on Aug. 26 to conclude the FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round pool play at Macau, China. Both the Americans (2-1) and Brazilians (3-0) were assured spots into the semifinals prior to the match, which decided the group winner and seeding into the semifinal round. The U.S. opened the first set with a dominating 6-0 advantage and the lead reached double-digits at 16-6 before the Americans reached the victory at 25-22 after weathering a 10-3 Brazil scoring run. In the second set, Brazil started with a 5-1 lead and built a 22-14 advantage, only to have the Americans go on a 9-1 scoring run to tie the set at 23-all. Brazil closed out the second set 26-24 to even the match. The third set remained close until the late stages before Brazil used a 5-2 run to close the set with a 25-21 victory. Brazil gained a five-point advantage at 19-14 in the fourth set after a 4-1 run and went on to win 25-20. Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) and Destinee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) each scored team-high 16 points in the loss. Tom notched 12 kills, three aces and a block. Hooker charted 14 kills and two aces. Foluke Akinradewo (Plantation, Fla.) contributed seven kills, four blocks and an ace for 12 points, which was matched by Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) with 10 kills and two aces. Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) tallied five kills and three blocks, while Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.) rounded out the scoring with a kill. “I’m happy with the way we played today, though not with the result,” U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon said. “We wanted to win and did everything we could, but we couldn’t turn a couple of plays at the right time. We made some improvements today that will help us in the upcoming matches, and I hope the two teams can play in the final.”

Destinee Hooker providing both the attack (left) and the block (right) against Brazil. (FIVB photos)

(Above) Nancy Metcalf attacks the Brazil defense. (Right) Jordan Larson swings away from the Brazil block. (FIVB photos)

Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) was credited with 11 assists on 114 set attempts as the Americans converted 29.3 percent of their attacks as part of a .192 hitting efficiency (49-17-167). Brazil converted 38.3 percent of its attacks with a .281 hitting efficiency (64-17-167). Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) charted 28 excellent receptions on 48 attempts, while Tom produced a team-high eight digs to go with seven excellent receptions on 14 attempts. Larson added 13 excellent receptions on 27 attempts. “I think we both played a good match, both sides put up a good fight,” U.S. Women’s National Team captain Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.) said. “It’s tough to lose to any team but we’re going to be ready for a battle in tomorrow’s semi-final, whoever the opponent will be.” McCutcheon started Tom and Larson at outside hitter, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at setter. Davis was the libero for the match. Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) was used as part of a double switch in all four sets, the first three set along with Nancy Metcalf (Hull, Iowa) and the fourth set with Hodge. The U.S. held advantages of 8-3 in aces and 8-7 in blocks. However, Brazil scored 64-49 advantage in kills and added a 39-16 margin in digs. Brazil’s Natalie Pereira paced the pool champions with 17 kills, three blocks and an ace for 21 points. Thaisa Menezes , Sheilla Castro and Fernanda Rodrigues all scored 14 points in the victory.

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Megan Hodge (11) and Jennifer Tamas (9) reject an Italian attack and providing a spark for Team USA off the bench. (FIVB photo)


Lindsey Berg sets Foluke Akinradewo. (FIVB photo)

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1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 25 25 SRB 22 20 21 U.S. Women Sweeps Serbia to Reach Gold-Medal Match MACAU, China (Aug. 27, 2011) - The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team is one win away from defending its FIVB World Grand Prix title as Destinee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) scored 20 points in leading the Americans over Serbia 25-22, 25-20, 25-21 on Aug. 27 during the FIVB World Grand Prix semifinal round being held in Macau, China.

Nicole Davis reaches to pass the ball as Jordan Larson watches. (FIVB photo)

The U.S. used a 4-0 run to take a 19-14 lead in the opening set and held on for a 25-22 victory. Team USA broke a 13-all tie in the second set with a 4-1 scoring run and ended the period with the final three points at 25-20. The Americans broke a 10-all tie in the third set with a 6-1 run thanks to five Serbia errors to go into the second technical timeout leading 16-11, only to have Serbia rally to tie the set at 20-all. However, the U.S. scored five of the final six points to close out the set 25-21. Hooker totaled her 20 points via 15 kills on 37 attacks and match-high five blocks. Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) added 10 kills on 19 errorless attacks, one block and one ace for 12 points. Foluke Akinradewo (Plantation, Fla.) contributed 10 points with six kills on 13 swings, three blocks and an ace. Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) scored five kills on 18 attacks, while Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) added four kills on seven attacks and a block. Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) rounded out the scoring with a kill. “Serbia had a remarkable run at this tournament to be here in the semifinal,” U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “They played wonderful volleyball for the whole four weeks. From the start today we knew it would be a difficult match. On our side we think we applied strong pressure from the service line, which enabled us to get our blockers and defense into some good positions.”

Destinee Hooker attacks while Foluke Akinradewo and Jordan Larson prepare to cover a potential block by Serbia. (FIVB photo)

Berg was credited with 15 assists to help the Americans convert 43.2 percent of its attacks with a .379 hitting efficiency. In contrast, Serbia converted 37.4 percent of its attacks with a .235 efficiency. Larson secured 12 excellent receptions on 27 service receptions, both team highs. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) added four excellent receptions and three digs. “Tonight every player on the team had a goal of playing as hard as we could,” U.S. Women’s National Team captain Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.) said. ”We wanted to get to the final. Our goal for this tournament is to get better as a team, and I think tonight we accomplished that.” McCutcheon started Tom and Larson at outside hitter, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at setter. Davis was the libero for the match. Alisha Davis (Leland, Mich.) was a sub in the third set. Team USA held a commanding 10-3 advantage in blocks and Serbia committed 22 errors in the match to the Americans’ 12 errors. Serbia held a 5-2 margin in aces a slim 43-41 advantage in kills. Jovana Brakocevic led Serbia with 19 points all on kills. Sanja Malgurski chipped in 16 points on 11 kills, three blocks and two aces in the loss. “USA played really well tonight,” Serbia coach Zoran Terzic said. “I am satisfied with the way we played. We played three times against the USA, and all three times we played well, but the quality of USA was better tonight. I have a lot of respect for the USA team, not only for the quality of the players, but also their attitude and the coaches.”

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(Above) Fans, including a Logan Tom fan club, was cheering on the U.S. Women’s National Team. (Left) A fan shows her support with the American flag. (FIVB photo)


Heather Bown hits a sharp angle against Serbia. (FIVB photo)

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1 2 3 4 5 USA 26 25 25 BRA 24 20 21 U.S. Women Defeats Brazil, Defend World Grand Prix Title MACAU, China (Aug. 28, 2011) - The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team defended its 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix title by defeating top-ranked Brazil 26-24, 25-20, 25-21 on Aug. 28 in the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix goldmedal match held at the Macau East Asian Games Dome in Macau, China.

Lindsey Berg sets with Heather Bown as an attack option. (FIVB photo)

The second-ranked Americans have now won the tournament four times, with all four titles occurring in China (1995 in Shanghai, 2001 in Macau, 2010 in Ningbo and 2011 in Macau). Destinee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas), the most valuable player of the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix, led the American attack with a match-high 16 points with 15 kills and a block. Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) chipped in 12 kills, one block and one ace for 14 points. Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) scored 11 points with 10 kills on 30 attacks and a block. Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) charted three kills, three blocks and an ace for seven points. Foluke Akinradewo (Plantation, Fla.) totaled six kills and a block for seven points. Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) rounded out the scoring with a block. The U.S. opened the first set with a 9-3 lead, only to have Brazil rally to take the lead at 18-17. The Americans came back from a 21-20 deficit to win 26-24 as the set was tied eight times down the stretch. After 13 ties through 15-all in the second set, the U.S. broke away with a 4-0 run taking a 19-15 advantage and won 25-20 as Larson contributed five kills in the late stages. The U.S. used a 6-0 scoring run to take a 9-4 lead in the third set and stretched the advantage to 17-10, but Brazil closed to two points at 22-20 to make the Americans fight for the 25-21 victory. Tom scored eight of her 14 points in the third set.

Logan Tom (right) puts up a block against Brazil. (FIVB photo)

“It is always a challenge to play Brazil team,” U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “They are the best team in the world. For us, we had to play with a lot of discipline, focus on trying to work together and stick to the game plan. Our team really performed very well today. I am very proud of them, not just for the victory, but in every match played throughout this long tournament our team made improvement. It is very good for us to see that we could perform at our best today when the best was needed.” Berg provided 19 assists as the Americans converted 38.7 percent of their attacks into points with a .311 hitting efficiency and only nine attack errors. Brazil converted 32.5 percent of its attacks with a .211 hitting efficiency. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) contributed 16 excellent receptions. “Congratulations to both teams, it was a very competitive match,” U.S. Women’s National Team captain Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.) said. “The goal we had in this entire tournament was to get better as a team and I think we did. We are very fortunate and very excited to be here. We are just extremely happy for the progress we made.”

(Left) Jordan Larson (11) puts up a block versus Brazil. (Right) Foluke Akinradewo (16) hits around the Brazil block. (FIVB photos)

McCutcheon started Tom and Larson at outside hitter, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at setter. Davis was the libero for the match. Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) was a sub in all three sets, while Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.) subbed into the match in the final two sets. Natalie Pereira paced Brazil with 11 points, while Sheilla Castro added 10. “Congratulations to the USA team, they played very, very well,” Brazil head coach Jose Roberto Guimaraes said. “They gave us a lesson of volleyball tonight. I agree with Fabiana that we were weak in our defense and blocking. We managed only two blocks in this entire match, and it is very hard to play as the USA team like this. It is difficult to play against the USA because they play at a very high level and they are very consistent.”

Team USA celebrates the championship point. (FIVB photo)

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Destinee Hooker with the FIVB World Grand Prix trophy. (FIVB photo)

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(Left) Lindsey Berg takes a picture of Jordan Larson holding the FIVB World Grand Prix trophy during the award ceremony. (Right) Foluke Akinradewo takes a turn holding the trophy. (FIVB photo)

Team USA goes onto the gold-medal podium step with arms raised as a unit in triumph. (FIVB photo)

(Clockwise): USA fan. Nicole Davis and Kim Glass with trophy and medals. Jordan Larson kisses the trophy with Foluke Akinradewo. Logan Tom and Heather Bown. (FIVB Photos)

Team USA on the podium with the American flag in the background ready to be raised. (FIVB photo)

FIVB President Jizhong Wei shakes the hand of Heather Bown (partially obscured as Jennifer Tamas and Logan Tom watch. (FIVB photo)

After receiving their medals, the U.S. Women watch as the American flag is raised and the National Anthem is played. (FIVB photo)

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The U.S. Women’s National Team posing for the media during the award ceremony. (FIVB photo)

The U.S. Women’s National Team posing for the media during the award ceremony. (FIVB photo)

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“Destinee is a great athlete and a great competitor, we love having her on our team,” U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “As for her future, she has unlimited potential and I expect she will continue to improve and cement herself as one of the best players in the world.”

FIVB World Grand Prix MVP FIVB Heros DESTINEE HOOKER MACAU, China(Aug. 28, 2011) – Destinee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas), an opposite hitter on the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team, earned the FIVB World Grand Prix most valuable player award after leading the Americans to their second straight and fourth overall gold medal in the event. The second-ranked U.S. Women defeated top-ranked Brazil 26-24, 25-20, 25-21 on Sunday in the gold-medal match at the Macau East Asian Games Dome in Macau, China. The FIVB World Grand Prix is the premier annual international tournament for women’s volleyball. Hooker finished the FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round with 101 points for second in overall scoring. She totaled 90 kills, eight blocks and three aces, according to official FIVB stats. Hooker also ranked fourth Best Spiker with a 42.1 kill percent (90 kills on 214 attacks), 11th in Best Blocker with 0.44 blocks per set and 13th in Best Server with 0.17 aces per set. She led the U.S. Women in scoring in four of the five matches during the Final Round, which consisted of three pool play matches, the semifinals and medal matches. During the entire tournament counting the nine preliminary round matches, Hooker totaled 228 points (199 kills, 21 blocks, 8 aces). She converted 44.3 percent of her attacks with a .356 hitting efficiency. She led the team in scoring in nine of the 14 matches, including a personalinternational high of 30 points against Italy on Aug. 25 (per unofficial DataVolley Stats, she registered 34 points in the match). The U.S. Women reached the title match by going 8-1 in the FIVB World Grand Prix preliminary round staged over three consecutive weekends. The Americans defeated Japan and Italy to start its Final Round pool before losing to Brazil in four sets. Team USA swept Serbia 25-22, 25-20, 25-21 in the semifinals, following by its victory over Brazil. Hooker is the second American to win the FIVB World Grand Prix most valuable player in as many years as Foluke Akinradewo earned the honor in 2010 after leading Team USA to the tournament’s gold medal. During the World Grand Prix Final Round pool play, the FIVB honored Hooker and 12 other female volleyball players worldwide as FIVB Heroes.

The FIVB recently began a widespread rebranding project, which includes a new corporate logo, as well as a whole new look and feel to its events. The new FIVB Heroes marketing campaign, which has the athletes themselves at its core, is a key element of the project. “We are asking our top athletes in both disciplines – Beach Volleyball and Volleyball – to step into the spotlight and to further promote volleyball as a highly athletic and professional sport played around the globe and with a strong brand behind it,” FIVB President Jizhong Wei said. “This is what we are aiming for. No one can tell the story of our sport better than the athletes themselves. They are perfect role models – powerful, expressive and dynamic.” In total, 13 female volleyball players have been selected as FIVB Heroes, and half are playing in Macau this week at the FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round. Joining Hooker as FIVB Heroes for female volleyball are: Milagros Cabral de la Cruz (Dominican Republic), Sheilla Castro (Brazil), Manon Flier (Netherlands), Ekaterina Gamova (Russia), Simona Gioli (Italy), ), Joanna Kaczor (Poland), Yeon-Koung Kim (Korea), Saori Kimura (Japan), Margareta Kozuch (Germany) Jelena Nikolic (Serbia), Yimei Wang (ChinaKenia Carcaces Opon (Cuba). Hooker’s rise to international fame started immediately after her fouryear career at the University of Texas where she earned American Volleyball Coaches Association All-American first or second-team status three times. With just one month of training before her first international tournament, Hooker helped the U.S. Women’s National Team to the 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix gold medal as she averaged 4.76 points and 2.46 digs per set. During the FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round last year, she was the fourth leading scorer with 76 points and was seventh in Best Spiker with a 38.7 kill percent. Hooker led or tied for team-high honors in eight of the 14 World Grand Prix matches last summer. For the entire 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix, she converted 41.8 percent of her attacks into kills with a .330 hitting efficiency. Hooker proved her 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix success was not a fluke and avoided a letdown during the 2010 FIVB World Championship held in Japan. She finished fifth overall in scoring with 219 points (185 kills, 23 blocks, 11 aces) during the premier event held every four years. Hooker reached 20 or more points in eight of the 11 matches, including the final seven matches of the tournament. She scored a season-high 28 points during the World Championship bronze-medal match against Japan. Hooker converted 45.4 percent of her attacks for 11th place in Best Spiker, while holding a .333 hitting efficiency. She ranked 16th in Best Blocker during the FIVB World Championship.

Destinee Hooker honored as an FIVB Hero. (FIVB photo)

Hooker’s first taste with the U.S. Women’s National Team was during the 2008 spring season as she trained with the squad under then-head coach “Jenny” Lang Ping in an attempt to make the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team. During that time, Hooker took a break from her education at the University of Texas and her highly successful indoor and outdoor track and field season. Aside from her exploits on the college volleyball courts, she captured the NCAA Division I outdoor high jump champion three times and won both the indoor and outdoor national NCAA title in 2009.

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The U.S. Women’s National Team posing for the media during the award ceremony. (FIVB photo)

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U.S. Women’s National Team Stats 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix Compiled with Unofficial DataVolley Statistics Name Sets Kills Richards 0 0 Berg 42 7 Miyashiro 13 0 Davis 46 1 Bown 42 73 Alisha Glass 19 1 Tamas 7 8 Kim Glass 15 7 Larson 42 90 Metcalf 10 13 Harmotto 3 10 Tom 34 80 Akinradewo 44 94 Hodge 22 63 Hooker 45 203 TEAM 48 651 Opponent 48 596

Kills/ Set 0.00 0.17 0.00 0.02 1.74 0.05 1.14 0.47 2.14 1.30 3.33 2.35 2.14 2.86 4.51 13.56 12.42

Kill PCT 0.0 36.8 0.0 100.0 48.7 50.0 36.4 46.7 29.9 46.4 76.9 37.6 48.2 44.7 44.5 41.0 35.5

Attack Errors 0 5 0 0 20 0 4 3 33 3 0 34 16 21 40 185 280

Total Attack 0 19 0 1 150 2 22 15 301 28 13 213 195 141 456 1,589 1,681

Attack Eff. Aces .000 0 .105 7 .000 0 1.000 0 .353 9 .500 0 .182 1 .267 1 .189 20 .357 0 .769 1 .216 17 .400 13 .298 9 .357 9 .293 89 .188 31

FIVB World Grand Prix Preliminary Rounds Aug. 5: USA def. Serbia 25-22, 25-20, 23-25, 20-25, 15-10 Aug. 6: USA def. Kazakhstan 25-15, 25-21, 25-12 Aug. 7: USA def. China 25-20, 25-17, 25-16 Aug. 12: USA def. Dominican Republic 25-22, 25-22, 25-10 Aug. 13: USA def. Japan 25-22, 25-14, 25-18 Aug. 14: Serbia def. USA 25-12, 17-25, 25-23, 25-15 Aug. 19: USA def. Germany 25-10, 25-18, 25-23 Aug. 20: USA def. Italy 25-23, 25-19, 25-18 Aug. 21: USA def. Peru 25-13, 25-18, 25-15 FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round Pool B Aug. 24: USA def. Japan 25-22, 25-17, 25-23 Aug. 25: USA def. vs. Italy 25-19, 21-25, 22-25, 25-22, 15-10 Aug. 26: Brazil def. USA 22-25, 26-24, 25-21, 25-20 FIVB World Grand Prix Semifinals Aug. 27: USA def. Serbia 25-22, 25-20, 25-21 FIVB World Grand Prix Gold-Medal Match Aug. 28: USA def. Brazil 26-24, 25-20, 25-21

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Aces/ Set Blocks 0.00 0 0.17 8 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.21 22 0.00 2 0.14 3 0.07 3 0.48 18 0.00 3 0.33 1 0.50 12 0.30 40 0.41 10 0.20 22 1.85 144 0.65 74

Blocks/ Sets Digs 0.00 0 0.19 78 0.00 14 0.00 128 0.52 21 0.11 15 0.43 4 0.20 11 0.43 81 0.30 6 0.33 2 0.35 84 0.91 25 0.45 34 0.49 71 3.00 574 1.54 541

Digs/ Set Points 0.00 0 1.86 22 1.08 0 2.84 1 0.50 104 0.79 3 0.57 12 0.73 11 1.93 128 0.60 16 0.67 12 2.47 109 0.57 147 1.55 82 1.58 234 11.96 884 11.27 701

Points/ Set 0.00 0.52 0.00 0.02 2.48 0.16 1.71 0.73 3.05 1.60 4.00 3.21 3.34 3.73 5.20 18.42 14.60


2011 USA Women’s National Team Stats Name Sets Kills Akinradewo 69 153 Berg 42 7 Bown 42 73 Crimes 15 16 Davis 96 1 Fawcett 36 89 Forsett 16 33 Alisha Glass 61 6 Kim Glass 55 85 Haneef-Park 21 57 Harmotto 20 38 Hodge 43 140 Hooker 45 203 Larson 87 183 Metcalf 24 46 Miyashiro 14 0 Richards 0 0 Spicer 38 7 Tamas 56 89 Tom 34 80 TEAM 100 1,332 Opponent 100 1,119

Kills/ Set 2.22 0.17 1.74 1.07 0.01 2.47 2.06 0.10 1.55 2.71 1.90 3.26 4.51 2.10 1.92 0.00 0.00 0.18 1.59 2.35 13.32 11.19

Kill PCT 50.8 36.8 48.7 48.5 100.0 38.4 46.5 31.6 41.7 40.4 57.6 44.9 44.5 32.7 57.5 0.0 0.0 63.6 52.0 37.6 42.1 35.5

Attack Errors 21 5 20 4 0 34 8 4 27 27 10 49 40 68 8 0 0 2 17 34 401 589

Total Attack 301 19 150 33 1 232 71 19 204 141 66 312 456 559 80 0 0 11 171 213 3,164 3,373

Attack Eff. Aces .439 16 .105 7 .353 9 .364 5 1.000 0 .237 4 .352 0 .105 2 .284 9 .213 5 .424 2 .292 11 .357 9 .206 29 .475 3 .000 0 .000 0 .455 7 .421 9 .216 17 .294 149 .181 69

Aces/ Set Blocks 0.23 58 0.17 8 0.21 22 0.33 10 0.00 0 0.11 20 0.00 11 0.03 14 0.16 13 0.24 13 0.10 11 0.26 16 0.20 22 0.33 36 0.13 8 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.18 3 0.16 20 0.50 12 1.49 298 0.69 179

Blocks/ Sets Digs 0.84 31 0.19 78 0.52 21 0.67 13 0.00 296 0.56 38 0.69 23 0.23 90 0.24 64 0.62 49 0.55 9 0.37 65 0.49 71 0.41 161 0.33 22 0.00 19 0.00 0 0.08 36 0.36 29 0.35 84 2.98 1,224 1.79 872

Digs/ Set Points 0.45 227 1.86 22 0.50 104 0.87 31 3.08 1 1.06 113 1.44 44 1.48 22 1.16 107 2.33 75 0.45 51 1.51 167 1.58 234 1.85 248 0.92 57 1.36 0 0.00 0 0.95 17 0.52 118 2.47 109 12.24 1,779 8.72 1,447

Points/ Set 3.29 0.52 2.48 2.07 0.01 3.14 2.75 0.36 1.95 3.57 2.55 3.88 5.20 2.85 2.38 0.00 0.00 0.45 2.11 3.21 17.79 14.47

2011 U.S. Women’s National Team Results (21-7) Montreux VolleyMasters (Switzerland) June 7: def. Peru 3-1 June 8: def. Switzerland (Exhibition) June 9: def. Germany 3-2 June 10: lost China 3-2 June 11: lost to Cuba 3-1 (semifinals) June 12: lost to China 3-1 (bronze-medal) Pan American Cup (Mexico) July 1: def. Peru 3-0 July 2: def. Puerto Rico 3-0 July 3: def. Trinidad & Tobago 3-0 July 4: def. Costa Rica 3-0 July 5: lost to Brazil 3-2 July 7: def. Argentina 3-0 (quarterfinal) July 8: lost to Dominican Republic 3-1 (semifinal) July 9: def. Cuba (bronze-medal) FIVB World Grand Prix Aug. 5: def. Serbia 3-2 (at Luohe, China) Aug. 6: def. Kazakhstan 3-0 (at Luohe, China) Aug. 7: def. China 3-0 (at Luohe, China) Aug. 12: def. Dominican Republic 3-0 (at Komaki, Japan) Aug. 13: def. Japan 3-0 (at Komaki, Japan) Aug. 14: lost to Serbia 3-1 (at Komaki, Japan) Aug. 19: def. Germany 3-0 (at Hong Kong) Aug. 20: def. Italy 3-0 (at Hong Kong) Aug. 21: def. Peru 3-0 (at Hong Kong)

Extra Stats Digs at Montreux Volley Masters/Switzerland Exhibition: Miyashiro 5 (5.00); Davis 103 (4.29); Richards 46 (2.56); Kim Glass 46 (2.19); Haneef-Park 49 (2.33); Jordan Larson 38 (1.73); Alisha Glass 27 (1.59); Forsett 17 (1.55); Fawcett 20 (1.33); Spicer 28 (1.22); Crimes 13 (0.87); Tamas 14 (0.64); Harmotto 6 (0.55); Akinradewo 0 (0.00). USA Totals: 412 (16.48). Opponent Totals: 111 (4.44). Digs at Pan American Cup: Davis 65 (2.41); Alisha Glass 48 (1.92); Larson 42 (1.83); Hodge 31 (1.48); Forsett 6 (1.20); Metcalf 16 (1.16); Fawcett 18 (0.86); Spicer 8 (0.53); Tamas 11 (0.41); Kim Glass 7 (0.37); Akinradewo 6 (0.27); Harmotto 1 (0.17). USA Totals: 258 (9.56). Opponent Totals: 220 (8.15).

FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round (at Macau) Aug. 24: def. Japan 3-0 Aug. 25: def. Italy 3-2 Aug. 26: lost to Brazil 1-3 Aug. 27: def. Serbia 3-0 (semifinals) Aug. 28: def. Brazil 3-0 (gold-medal) NORCECA Continental Championship (Puerto Rico) Sept. 13: vs. Canada, 8 p.m. Sept. 14: vs. Trinidad & Tobago, 4 p.m. Sept. 15: Quarterfinals Sept. 16: Semifinals Sept. 17: Finals Pan American Games (Mexico) Oct. 15: vs. TBA Oct. 16: vs. TBA Oct. 17: vs. TBA Oct. 18: vs. TBA Oct. 19: vs. TBA Oct. 20: vs. TBA Nov. 4-18

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All stats are unofficial team stats provided through DataProject’s DataVolley software DataPoject is Official & Exclusive Provider of Statistical Software Systems of USA Volleyball

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U.S. Women’s National Team Roster - 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix

#1 Kristin Richards Outside Hitter * 6-1 Orem, Utah

#2 Danielle Scott-Arruda Middle Blocker * 6-2 Baton Rouge, La.

#3 Tayyiba Haneef-Park Opposite * 6-7 Laguna Hills, Calif.

#4 Lindsey Berg Setter * 5-8 Honolulu, Hawaii

#5 Tamari Miyashiro Libero * 5-7 Kaneohe, Hawaii

#6 Nicole Davis Libero * 5-4 Stockton, California

#7 Heather Bown Middle Blocker * 6-3 Yorba Linda, Calif.

#8 Alisha Glass Setter * 6-0 Leland, Mich.

#9 Jennifer Tamas Middle Blocker * 6-4 Milpitas, Calif.

#10 Kim Glass Outside Hitter * 6-2 Lancaster, Pa.

#11 Jordan Larson Outside Hitter * 6-2 Hooper, Nebraska

#12 Nancy Metcalf Opposite * 6-1 Hull, Iowa

#13 Christa Harmotto Middle Blocker * 6-2 Hopewell, Pa.

#14 Nicole Fawcett Opposite * 6-4 Zanesfield, Ohio

#15 Logan Tom Outside Hitter * 6-1 Salt Lake City, Utah

#16 Foluke Akinradewo Middle Blocker * 6-3 Plantation, Florida

#17 Nellie Spicer Setter * 5-9 Barrington, Illinois

#18 Megan Hodge Outside Hitter * 6-3 Durham, N.C.

#19 Destinee Hooker Opposite * 6-4 San Antonio, Texas

#20 Angie Forsett Outside Hitter * 5-8 Lake Mary, Fla.

Hugh McCutcheon Head Coach

Karch Kiraly Assistant Coach

Paula Weishoff Assistant Coach

Jamie Morrison Assistant Coach

Jill Wosmek Athletic Trainier

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Foluke Akinradewo

Middle Blocker * 6-3 Plantation, Florida College: Stanford Birth Date: Oct. 5, 1987 Joined Team: May 2003 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth)...Pan American Cup (Bronze)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold). 2010 – Pan American Cup (Bronze)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)…Tour of Brazil…FIVB World Championship (Fourth). 2009 – FIVB World Grand Prix (9th). 2008 – USA Tour of China…U.S. Olympic Team Exhibition for Volleyball versus Brazil…FIVB World Grand Prix (Fourth Place). 2007 – Pan American Games (Bronze Medal). 2005 – Pan American Games (Fourth). 2003 – Pan American Cup (Fourth). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Reserve at Montreux Volley Masters and did not register a set played…Tallied three kills on four attacks with a block in an exhibition match versus Switzerland on June 8…Started seven of eight matches at Pan American Cup with five matches of at least 11 points scored…Tallied 16 points versus Brazil on July 5…Converted 11 of 12 errorless attacks into kills in Pan Am Cup bronze-medal victory over Cuba…Converted nine of 11 errorless attempts versus Argentina in Pan Am Cup quarterfinal to go with five blocks…Held a .500 hitting efficiency during Pan Am Cup along with averages of 3.45 points and 0.77 blocks per set…Started 13 of 14 FIVB World Grand Prix matches, helping the U.S. win the tournament for the second straight year…Averaged 3.34 points, 2.14 kills, 0.91 blocks and 0.30 aces per set while hitting at a .400 efficiency…Scored 22 points versus Serbia on Aug. 5 with a .545 hitting efficiency, which including eight blocks…Reached 10 or more points in nine of the 13 matches played at the World Grand Prix…Ranked 12th in scoring in Final Round with 46 points, including an average of 0.72 blocks per set for third in Best Blocker. 2010 – Started all seven matches of the Pan American Cup averaging 3.35 points, 0.80 blocks, 2.35 kills, 0.20 aces and 0.50 digs per set…Converted 47 of 81 attacks into kills at Pan American Cup with just four errors for a .531 hitting efficiency…During five Pan American Cup preliminary pool matches, provided USA a .692 hitting efficiency with just one error…Scored 13 points versus Puerto Rico on June 19 with 11 kills on 15 errorless attacks, to go with an ace and block…Contributed five blocks versus Costa Rica as part of a 14-point match on June 21…Named most valuable player of the FIVB World Grand Prix after leading the U.S. to the gold medal and 11 consecutive victories to end the tournament…Averaged 3.50 points, 1.02 blocks and 2.35 kills per set while ranking second overall in total points during the FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round…Named Best Blocker of the FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round with a 1.47 block average…Converted 55.5 percent of attacks into kills at FIVB World Grand Prix as part of .477 hitting efficiency…Reached double-figure points in 11 of 14 matches during World Grand Prix, including a 20-point performance against Brazil on Aug. 27 in the Final Round…Tallied 18 points with 11 kills on 16 attempts and four blocks against China on Aug. 22…Blocked seven Italian attacks on Aug. 26 as part of 14-point match…Averaged 2.75 points while starting three of four matches on Tour of Brazil…Started all 11 matches of the FIVB World Championship, averaging 2.61 points, 0.64 blocks and 1.94 kills per set…Converted 46.7 percent of attacks into points with a .313 hitting efficiency…Reached double-figure scoring in five of 11 matches at World Championship, including 13 points versus Italy on Nov. 7. 2009 – Started all nine matches during the preliminary weekends of the FIVB World Grand Prix…Averaged 2.75 points per set during World Grand Prix, including 0.86 blocks per set for fifth place among all players…Converted 49 percent of attacks into points and held a .404 hitting efficiency during World Grand Prix with just 11 attack errors…Scored 22 points, including nine blocks, versus Thailand on Aug. 16…Contributed 18 points versus Russia on Aug. 14…Converted 10 of 13 attacks into kills versus Germany on Aug. 9. 2008 – Scored 117 points to lead all players during an eightmatch tour of China in March-April…Tallied 82 kills with a 59 kill percent and .479 attack efficiency to go with team-leading 23 blocks and 12 aces on Tour of China…Played three sets versus Brazil during three-match exhibition series versus Brazil. Started final two sets versus Brazil on June 11 and totaled three kills and two blocks…Played in 14 of 21 FIVB World Grand Prix sets in the Final Round…Averaged 2.86 points, 2.19 kills, 0.52

blocks and 0.14 aces over the course of the entire tournament with a .387 attack efficiency…During the Final Round, compiled 42 points with averages of 2.29 kills, 0.64 blocks and 0.07 aces per set…Scored a teamhigh 18 points versus Italy on July 12 with 14 kills on 29 swings and four blocks. 2007 – Averaged 3.44 points per set at Pan American Games while hitting .513 on 76 swings and just six errors…Reached doubledigit points in four of the five Pan American Games, including 14 points against Puerto Rico on July 15 and Peru on July 19 in the bronze medal match...Hit 90 percent (9 kills, 10 attempts and no errors) versus Cuba on July 16. 2005 – Played on U.S. team that placed fourth at Pan American Games held in Dominican Republic…Recorded five kills in semifinal loss to Dominican Republic. 2003 – Competed for the U.S. at the Pan American Cup held in Dominican Republic. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2008 – Earned AVCA All-America First-Team honors and co-Player of the Year by Volleyball Magazine…Finished third nationally in hitting percentage (.457) and fourth nationally in blocking (1.47 average per set), both marks which paced the Pac-10…Finished career with the best hitting percentage ever recorded by an NCAA Division I player (.446), breaking the previous record (.423) by more than 20 points…Posted the second-best single-season hitting percentage in Pac-10 and school history, coming in only behind the record of .499 she set in 2007…Helped Stanford to its third consecutive Pac-10 title and a third straight run to the national title match…Led the team with 4.17 points per set and was third on the team with 3.19 kills per set. 2007 – Named American Volleyball Coaches Association Division I National Player of the Year as she guided Stanford to a national runner-up finish... Posted the second-best hitting percentage in NCAA history (.499), a mark which led the nation and shattered both the Pac-10 and program records by more than 50 points…Averaged 4.11 kills, 1.21 blocks and 4.94 points per game…Tabbed as Honda Award finalist. 2006 – Selected AVCA AllAmerica and was one of four finalist for the Honda Award in 2006…Led the Cardinal last season with a .431 hitting percentage for third-best in the nation. Paced Stanford with 141 blocks to average 1.44 blocks per game. Averaged 3.90 kills per game with just 63 attack errors on 740 swings. 2005 – Named AVCA All-America Second Team and AVCA Pacific Region Freshman of the Year…Selected Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and First-Team All-Pac-10…Finished third in the Pac-10 and 13th in the nation in hitting percentage at .397, the third-best mark in school history… Averaged 3.92 kills per game and led the Cardinal in blocks with 1.09 per game. OTHER USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: Akinradewo was the starting middle blocker on the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team that competed in the 2005 FIVB World Championships in Turkey. She was a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. Women’s Junior National Team that captured the 2004 NORCECA Continental Women’s Junior Championship. PERSONAL: Born Foluke Atinuke Akinradewo on Oct. 5, 1987, in London, Ontario, Canada…Now calls Plantation, Fla., home…Parents are Ayoola and Comfort Akinradewo…Also has two brothers, Foluso (1982) and Fiyinfolu (1977)…Attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale from 2001 to 2005 before enrolling at Stanford University… Majoring in human biology at Stanford and is expected to graduate in 2009…Holds tri-citizenship with Canada, Nigeria and the United Courtesy of FIVB States…Began playing volleyball in 2002 and nearly quit the sport a couple months after starting… Favorite food is pizza…Favorite books are Harry Potter series and The Kite Runner…Favorite music is almost any type except country…Favorite musicians are John Mayer, The Fray and Damien Rice…Hobbies are online shopping, hanging out with friends and watching movies…Most admired people are her parents because they “have worked so hard to provide for our family and give us the best life possible. I think that they have succeeded in doing so. If I can grow up to be half of what they are, I think I’ll be pretty successful.”

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Lindsey Berg

Setter * 5-8 Honolulu, Hawaii College: Minnesota Birth Date: July 16, 1980 Joined Team: January 2003 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 - FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold). 2010 – FIVB World Championship (Fourth). 2009 – Final Four Intercontinental Cup (Silver)…NORCECA Continental Championship (Fourth). 2008 – U.S. Olympic Team Exhibition for Volleyball versus Brazil…FIVB World Grand Prix (Fourth Place)…Olympic Games (Silver Medal). 2007 – NORCECA Championship (Silver Medal)…FIVB World Cup (Bronze Medal). 2006 – World Grand Prix (Seventh Place). 2005 – Front Range Tour vs. Brazil…Pan American Cup…World Grand Prix…FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament (gold medal)…NORCECA Continental Championships (gold medal)…World Grand Champions Cup (Silver Medal). 2004 – Yeltsin Cup…Montreux Volley Masters (Silver Medal)…Pan American Cup (Silver Medal)…World Grand Prix (Bronze Medal)…Olympic Games. 2003 – Montreux Volley Masters…Russia Tournament…Pan American Cup (Gold Medal)…World Grand Prix (Bronze Medal)…NORCECA Zone Championships (Gold Medal)…Texas Tour…World Cup (Bronze Medal). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Started 12 of 14 matches of the FIVB World Grand Prix and helped the Americans win their second straight title…Aided the U.S. to a .293 team hitting efficiency with 7.57 sets per set…Added 78 digs (1.86 per set), eight blocks (0.19 per set) and seven aces (0.17 per set)…Scored three blocks and a kill versus Italy on Aug. 20..Helped Team USA hit .302 in gold-medal match versus Brazil on Aug. 28. 2010 – Played in 17 sets during the FIVB World Championship… Started the bronze-medal match versus Japan on Nov. 14, recording 26 assists, nine digs and a kill in a five-set loss…Came off the bench to provided 40 assists, 11 digs and a block in the semifinal match versus Russia on Nov. 13. 2009 – Tallied 115 assists in 39 sets after taking much of the year off to recover from surgery after 2008 Olympic Games…Averaged 2.63 assists per set at Final Four Intercontinental Cup to rank second among all players…Added four kills, six blocks and two aces during the Final Four Cup, her first tournament competition of 2009…Totaled five points (2 kills, 2 blocks, 1 ace) and 10 digs versus Brazil on Sept. 9…Provided 3.17 assists per set during NORCECA Continental Championship in starting all six matches and playing in 23 sets…Contributed 34 assists, two blocks, an ace and five digs versus Dominican Republic on Sept. 26. 2008 – Named USA Volleyball Female Indoor Athlete of the Year…Started four of six sets played during three-match exhibition series with Brazil, including three set starts on June 11…Started 43 sets of 51 sets played at World Grand Prix…Ranked seventh in setting based on assists per set (6.58) during the FIVB World Grand Prix preliminary round…Scored three blocks in match versus Italy on July 12…Despite only nine set starts and 25 overall sets entered during the Olympics Games, played a key role at setter in leading USA to a silver medal at the Olympic Games…Started the fourth and fifth sets against Italy in the Olympic Games quarterfinals, which led to scoring runs of 8-0 and 5-0 to begin each set to help USA advance to the medal round…Tallied three aces and a block in the victory over Italy, along with 21 assists…Served as co-captain for the team at the Olympic Games. 2007 – Provided 37 assists in mainly a reserve role at the NORCECA Championship…Started the final three sets of the NORCECA Championship gold medal match against Cuba…Contributed four points, all aces, against Mexico on Sept. 18…Started 17 of 27 sets played at the FIVB World Cup with an average of 5.74 assists and 0.70 digs per set… Started first six matches of the World Cup resulting in a 6-0 record, in addition to the final match against Italy. 2006 – Named Best Setter during two of the three legs of the World Grand Prix (Macau and Bangkok)… Ranked as the second-best setter through the World Grand Prix Prelimi-

nary rounds…Averaged 9.59 assists per set (355 total assists) in the World Grand Prix…Helped U.S. to an overall .303 team attack percentage for the entire World Grand Prix. 2005 – Starting setter for the USA Women’s National Team that captured the silver medal at the season-ending FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in Japan in November…The United States finished the tournament with a record of 4-1 as it earned wins over Korea, 2004 Olympic gold medalist China, Poland and Japan along the way… Captured “Best Setter” honors and earned a gold medal as Team USA won its third-straight NORCECA Continental Championship with a five-set victory over Cuba on Sept. 11…The USA Women qualified for the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup with the win…Also named “Best Setter” as she earned a gold medal in August at the FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament as the USA Women qualified for the 2006 World Championships…Named “Best Setter” at the Pan American Cup tournament in the Dominican Republic in June as the USA Women finished fourth and clinched a berth in the 2006 World Grand Prix. 2004 – Lindsey made her first Olympic appearance in Athens, Greece, as Team USA finished fifth overall… Earned “Best Setter” honors at the Pan American Cup in Mexico as Team USA earned a silver medal and a berth in the 2005 World Grand Prix. 2003 – Earned “Best Setter” honors at the Pan American Cup in Mexico after guiding the United States to a perfect 5-0 record and a berth in the 2004 World Grand Prix…Finished third in assists per set at the World Grand Prix in Italy with 11.42 assists per set…Helped the United States earn a bronze medal at the 2003 World Cup and a berth in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece…Played in a teamhigh 156 sets during the year as she saw action in all 44 matches…Led the team in total assists (1,093) and finished third on the team in digs (177). COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Berg was a three-time All-Big Ten selection at the University of Minnesota (1999, 2000, and 2001)…She finished her collegiate career in 2001 ranked third in the Big Ten in all-time assists (5,913). PERSONAL: Born Lindsey Napela Berg on July 16, 1980 in Honolulu, Hawaii… Parents are Dennis and Tina Berg…Also has a sister, Erin…Enjoys surfing and fashion design in her spare time…Her happiest moment in sports was winning the first-ever USPV championship in 2002…Graduated in December 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in business/marketing.

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Heather Bown

Middle Blocker * 6-3 Yorba Linda, California College: Hawaii Birth Date: Nov. 29, 1978 Joined Team: January 2000 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 - FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold). 2010 –Pan American Cup (Bronze)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)…Tour of Brazil… FIVB World Championship (Fourth).2009 – Pan American Cup (Fourth); FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament – NORCECA Pool G (Gold)…Final Four Intercontinental Cup (Silver)…NORCECA Continental Championship (Fourth). 2008 - U.S. Olympic Team Exhibition for Volleyball versus Brazil…FIVB World Grand Prix (Fourth)…Olympic Games (Silver). 2007 – World Grand Prix (Eighth)… NORCECA Championship (Silver)…FIVB World Cup (Bronze). 2006 - Pan American Cup (Fourth). World Grand Prix (Seventh)…World Championships (Ninth Place). 2004 – Montreux Volley Masters (Silver)…World Grand Prix (Bronze Medal)… Olympic Games (Fifth). 2003 – Montreux Volley Masters…Russia Tournament… World Grand Prix (Bronze)…NORCECA Zone Championships (Gold)…Texas Tour… World Cup (Bronze). 2002 – Montreux Volley Masters…Russia Tour…Utah Tour vs. Italy…World Grand Prix (Sixth)…Italy Tour…World Championships (Silver). 2001 – Montreux Volley Masters…World Championships Qualifying (Gold)…World Grand Prix (Gold)…NORCECA (Gold)…World Grand Champions Cup. 2000 – Australia Tour...BCV Volley Masters...Brazil Trip...Grand Prix...Japan Tour...Olympic Games (Fourth)...Russia Trip. 1999 – World University Games. INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Helped the U.S. to gold at the FIVB World Grand Prix by converting 48.7 percent of attacks with a .353 hitting efficiency… Averaged 2.48 points, 0.52 blocks and 1.74 kills per set at World Grand Prix… Tallied double-digit points in first four matches of World Grand Prix, including a five-block performance against Serbia. 2010 – Started six of seven matches during Pan American Cup, helping USA to the bronze medal…Averaged 3.22 points per set at Pan American Cup, including 2.11 kills, 0.94 blocks and 0.17 aces per set… Converted 53.5 percent of attacks into kills with a .437 hitting efficiency at the Pan American Cup…Ranked fifth in Best Blocker category at Pan American Cup… Averaged 3.10 points at the FIVB World Grand Prix helping the U.S. to the gold medal…Started all 14 matches at World Grand Prix compiling a .390 hitting efficiency (101-23-200) to go with 0.82 blocks and 0.22 aces per set…Scored 20 points against Italy on Aug. 13, including seven blocks with 12 kills on 23 attacks… Converted 49.3 percent of attacks into kills during World Grand Prix Final Round… Ranked 15th in scoring, sixth in serving and ninth in blocking during the Final Round…Averaged 2.00 points per set on Tour of Brazil…Started all 11 matches and played in all 40 sets during FIVB World Championship averaging 2.38 points per set on unofficial DataVolley stats, including 22 blocks in 40 sets for a 0.55 average… Converted 47.8 percent of attacks during World Championship, including 8-of-14 versus Russia in semifinal match on Nov. 13…Turned in 7-of-8 hitting versus Czech Republic on Nov. 6 without an error. Scored 10 points including six blocks versus Italy on Nov. 7. 2009 – Converted 48.9 percent of attacks into kills during 2009, producing a .426 hitting efficiency as part of 2.20 scoring average…Started two matches and played in seven sets of the Pan American Cup, yielding averages of 1.86 points and 0.57 blocks per set…Came off the bench to play in two sets of the FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament – NORCECA Pool G, contributing four kills on six errorless attacks as part of a 2.50 points per set average…Averaged 2.83 points per set during the Final Four Intercontinental Cup, including averages of 0.89 blocks, 1.83 kills and 0.11 aces, to rank fifth in blocking and ninth in scoring among all players…Scored 19 points (12 kills, 6 blocks, 1 ace), including a .524 hitting efficiency, versus Brazil in Final Four Cup gold-medal match on Sept. 13…Provided 14 points in semifinal win over Dominican Republic on Sept. 12…Charted a .424 overall hitting efficiency during Final Four Cup…Started all six matches and played in 24 sets during NORCECA Continental Championship… Averaged 1.79 points per set at NORCECA Championship, which included a 14-point performance (nine kills on 14 errorless attacks, 4 aces, 1 block) versus Cuba in the bronze medal match on Sept. 27. 2008 – Started all 10 sets in matches against Brazil on June 11 and June 14…Averaged 2.00 points per set in the two matches, including five blocks in the opening match of the series…Converted 14 of 31 attacks into kills and produced .387 hitting efficiency…Averaged 2.29 points per set at the World Grand Prix, including averages of 1.55 kills, 0.60 blocks and 0.14 aces per set…Held a hitting efficiency of .371 for the tournament, including a .575 mark in the second preliminary round weekend…Ranked 12th in Best Blocker in the World Grand Prix preliminary rounds…Started all 33 sets during the Olympic Games helping the USA to a silver medal, its first medal-stand appearance since 1992…Produced a hitting efficiency of .475, along with per set averages of 2.64 points, 1.97 kills, 0.55 blocks, 0.12 aces and 0.61 digs…Tallied a high of 18 points at the Olympics versus China on Aug. 15, which included 11 kills on 15 errorless attacks and four blocks…Charted 15 points in the Olympic Games opener versus Japan. 2007 – Limited to 16 sets during the World Grand Prix, averaging 2.63 points and 0.88 blocks per set…Hit .308 in the World Grand Prix on 52 attacks,

including a 15-point performance against Poland in the tournament opener on Aug. 3…Averaged 3.24 points per set and provided a .579 attack percentage (kills minus errors divided by attacks) at the NORCECA Championship. Contributed 0.94 blocks and 2.18 kills per set during the NORCECA Championship…Recorded 22 kills with 14 kills on 19 swings and seven blocks against Cuba in the NORCECA gold medal match on Sept. 22…Started 29 of 41 possible sets at the FIVB World Cup and provided 2.83 points, 2.17 kills and 0.48 blocks per set…Contributed a .455 attack percentage on 112 swings at the World Cup…Recorded a 0.56 kill percent during the World Cup, but failed to meet Best Spiker criteria of minimum 15 percent of team’s attempts. 2006 – Turned in eight points in three sets versus Poland on May 26. ...Played in 26 sets during the Pan American cup netting 75 points...Led in scoring against Cuba (14) and Venezuela (13) in the Pan American Cup...Averaged 0.61 blocks per set in the tournament…Averaged 3.38 points per set and attacked at a .424 clip in nine matches at the World Grand Prix…Reached double-figure scoring in all nine matches…Tallied 21 points in a four-set victory over Dominican Republic on Aug. 27 and 20 points in a sweep of Thailand on Sept. 1…Hit .778 without an error on 18 swings versus Thailand on Sept. 1…Attacked at a .667 percentage on 12 errorless swings against China on Aug. 25, in addition to six blocks…Named Best Blocker and Best Server for Group D of the World Grand Prix with matches against China, Brazil and Dominican Republic…Selected as Best Blocker in the World Grand Prix Group H segment including matches against Thailand, Korea and Russia…Averaged 3.53 points, 2.60 kills and 0.74 blocks per set at the World Championship…Attacked at a .519 percentage during the World Championship with only 14 hitting errors on 189 attempts…Ranked 16th in the World Championship in points scored, fifth in blocking. Despite not meeting minimum qualification for the Best Spiker category due to lack of attempts, would have ranked first in the category with a 60.8 kill percentage among players with a minimum of 75 attacks according to the FIVB statistics…Tallied a season-high 24 points with a .727 attack percentage against Germany on Nov. 12 …Contributed eight blocks versus Netherlands on Nov. 1 as part of a 19-point match. 2005 – Heather did not compete with the USA National Team in order to go back to school to finish her degree. 2004 – Earned second-straight Olympic appearance in Athens as Team USA finished in a tie for fifth place…Finished fifth on the team in scoring with 48 total points on 36 kills, eight blocks and four service aces. 2003 – Helped the U.S. earn a bronze medal at the FIVB World Cup and a berth in the 2004 Summer Games…Finished fourth on the team in scoring (119 points) and second on the team in blocking (28 blocks) during the World Cup…On the season she finished third on the team in total blocks with 67 (0.53 per set) and service aces (19) and fifth in total points (318). 2002 – Won a silver medal at the FIVB World Championship…Started all 11 matches at the World Championship and averaged 12 points per match…Finished third among all players in blocking at the World Championship with 34… Finished World Grand Prix pool play third in kill percentage (.500), sixth in blocks per set (0.72), eighth in scoring (111 points) and 11th in service aces per set (0.22) among all players in the tournament. 2001 – Earned the Best Attacker award at the NORCECA Zone Championships. 2000 – Finished the year ranked second in hitting percentage (.312), aces (23) and blocks (67) among the starters…Played her first international match against top-ranked Russia, posting two kills in two sets played...Ended the Russia Trip with 10 kills, six digs and a block...Earned a starting spot during the Japan Tour, leading the team with 53 kills, 13 digs, six blocks and a .369 hitting percentage...Recorded 38 kills, 14 digs, five blocks and a .312 hitting percentage...Posted 22 kills and a .326 hitting percentage on the Brazil Trip…Second on the team in blocks (22), aces (6) and hitting percentage (.326) at the Olympic Games. 1999 – Starting middle blocker on the World University Games team that posted a 4-2 record. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 1999 – AVCA First-Team All-American…AVCA All-District 7…Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Player of the Year…Led the nation with 2.25 block per game…Posted 411 kills, 230 blocks and a .364 hitting Courtesy of FIVB percentage. 1998 – AVCA First-Team All-American…WAC Pacific Division Player of the Year…Helped the Wahine claim the WAC Tournament title with a dramatic five-set victory over BYU…Led the conference in hitting percentage (.389) and blocks (1.69). 1997 – At UC Santa Barbara… First-Team All-Big West…Ranked ninth in the country in hitting percentage with a .384 mark. 1996 – All-Big-West Freshman Team. PERSONAL: Born Heather Erin Bown on Nov. 29, 1978 in Orange, Calif. …Now calls Yorba Linda, Calif., home…Parents are Rosemary and Skip Bown…Also has a sister, Alicia… Hobbies are reading, listening to music, laughing and traveling…CSI is her favorite television show…States she is unique as “I’m very carefree and always available for my friends when they are in need.”

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Nicole Davis

Libero * 5-4 Stockton, California College: Southern California Birth Date: April 24, 1982 Joined Team: January 2004 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth)...Pan American Cup (Bronze)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold). 2010 – Montreux Volley Masters (Silver Medal)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold Medal). 2009 – Tour of Egypt…Pan American Cup (Fourth)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Ninth)…Final Four Intercontinental Cup (Silver)…NORCECA Continental Championship (Fourth). 2008 – Tour of China…U.S. Olympic Team Exhibition for Volleyball versus Brazil…FIVB World Grand Prix (Fourth Place)…Olympic Games (Silver Medal). 2007 – FIVB World Grand Prix (Eighth Place)…NORCECA Championship (Silver Medal)…FIVB World Cup (Bronze Medal). 2006 – World Grand Prix (Seventh Place)…World Championships (Ninth Place). 2005 – Front Range Tour vs. Brazil…Pan American Cup…World Grand Prix…FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament (Gold Medal)…NORCECA Continental Championships (Gold Medal)…World Grand Champions Cup (Silver Medal). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – SStarted all five matches at the Montreux Volley Masters compiling an unofficial 4.45 digs per set average, including 24 in a four-set match to China on June 12…Also provided 25 digs in a five-set win over Germany on June 9 and 21 digs versus Peru in a four-set win on June 7…Handled libero duties in all 27 sets for U.S. at Pan American Cup, averaging 2.41 digs per set…Passing helped the squad to a .325 hitting efficiency for the tournament…Tallied double-digit digs in three of the eight matches, including 11 in three-set win over Argentina… Averaged .284 digs per set at the FIVB World Grand Prix with 13 of 14 match starts in helping Americans win second consecutive title…Ranked fifth in Best Digger and third in Best Libero at FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round…Tallied six double-digit dig matches, including 18 versus Italy on Aug. 25 in a five-set victory, followed by 15 digs against Brazil on Aug. 26 in four-set pool-play loss. 2010 – Named Best Libero at Montreux Volley Masters with 158 excellent passes on 250 attempts…Averaged tournament-leading 5.50 digs per set based on official stats, nearly 2.0 digs per set more than second-place finisher…Tallied a 52.34 passing efficiency on 107 attempts for fifth-best at Montreux Volley Masters… Recorded 20 digs versus China in the four-set gold-medal match on June 13, while producing 16 digs in a three-set victory over Cuba on June 12 in the Montreux semifinals…Played in 14 sets during the FIVB World Grand Prix with three starts at libero…Averaged 3.50 digs per set at the FIVB World Grand Prix, including 17 in a four-set victory over Dominican Republic on Aug. 6. 2009 – Entered 86 sets during 2009 with a 2.66 dig average, the highest on the team…Libero for U.S. Women’s National Team two-match tour of Egypt resulting in two victories…Averaged 4.86 digs per set in two-match series against Egypt…Played in 21 sets of the Pan American Cup, averaging a tournament-best 3.90 digs per set to earn Best Digger…Held a 54.18 libero efficiency rating at the Pan American Cup for third best among liberos…Contributed 20 digs in four-set match against Brazil…Starting USA libero for Pool A of the FIVB World Grand Prix…Played total of 31 matches of the FIVB World Grand Prix…Tallied 25 digs in five-set victory over Puerto Rico on Aug. 1…Averaged 5.00 digs per set in three match starts of the World Grand Prix, including 18 digs in three-set loss to Germany on July 31…Split time as USA libero during the Final Four Intercontinental Cup…Averaged 3.21 digs per set during Final Four Cup, including 22 digs in a five-set loss to Brazil on Sept. 9… Entered three sets as a back-row sub during the NORCECA Continental Championship. 2008 – Served as libero for eight-match tour of China… Tallied 112 digs and handled 213 serve receive chances with 54 percent positive receptions leading to a 5-3 record with a young team competing… Served as libero in June 11 match versus Brazil and subbed into contest on June 13 and June 14 as part of three-match series…Served as libero for the entire FIVB World Grand Prix preliminary round in which USA won seven of nine matches and was a defensive specialist in the Final Round… Ranked fourth in the preliminary round in Best Digger with 2.33 digs per set, including four matches with at least double-digit digs…Served as USA libero at the Olympic Games, which resulted in a silver medal and

the country’s first medal in women’s volleyball since 1992…Averaged 2.88 digs per set, sixth-best among all players in the Olympic Games… Tallied a 52 percent in excellent service receptions, which along with her dig average, helped the U.S. to a .302 team hitting efficiency. 2007 – Averaged 2.53 digs per set as the U.S. libero for all three preliminary rounds during the World Grand Prix…Turned in a team-high 21 digs versus China in three games on Aug. 4…Paced Team USA to a silver medal at the NORCECA Championship as the team’s libero…Averaged 3.00 digs per set for third best at the NORCECA Championship…Tallied 54 excellent service receptions on 84 attempts with only one error at the NORCECA Championship…Averaged 2.66 digs per set, fourth best at the FIVB World Cup, as the Team USA libero…Tallied 19 digs in four set win over Poland on Nov. 4. 2006 – Played in four matches during seven-match tour of Italy March 22 to April 2 with USA National Training Team … Played in two sets versus Poland on May 26…Libero for the final two weekends of the World Grand Prix…Ranked sixth in the Best Libero category in the World Grand Prix despite not playing the position the first three matches…Ranked 10th in World Grand Prix in digs with 1.30 per set (185 total digs)…Turned in 15 digs in 31 sets as a back-row specialist coming off the bench during the World Championships, handling 46 service receptions with a 41 positive percentage. 2005 – Split time with fellow libero Sarah Drury for the USA Women’s National Team that captured the silver medal at the seasonending FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in Japan in November…The United States finished the tournament with a record of 4-1 as it earned wins over Korea, 2004 Olympic gold medalist China, Poland and Japan along the way…Earned a gold medal as Team USA won its third-straight NORCECA Continental Championship with a five-set victory over Cuba on Sept. 11…The USA Women qualified for the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup with the win…Also earned a gold medal in August at the FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament as the USA Women qualified for the 2006 World Championships. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2003 – Davis concluded her stellar career with an incredible showing in the 2003 NCAA tournament…Davis, who averaged 4.2 digs per game during the regular season, averaged 5.2 digs per game during the postseason as the Trojans won their secondconsecutive national championship and finished the year with a perfect 35-0 record. 2002 – Davis proved to be one of the best liberos in the country by the end of her junior season as she helped guide USC to the 2002 NCAA championship...Played in all 32 matches and made 27 starts at libero (2002 marked the first season the libero position was used in collegiate volleyball)...Averaged a team-leading 3.44 digs per game and finished sixth in the Pac-10...Averaged 3.05 digs throughout the NCAA Championships, including 13 and 14 digs against Florida and Stanford in the semifinals and finals. 2001 – Davis played in all 29 matches and appeared in 99 games as a sophomore...She led the team and finished the season ranked ninth in the Pac-10 with 0.30 service aces per game... Also finished fourth on the team with 2.27 digs per game. 2000 – In her first season, Davis played in 44 games and appeared in 23 matches... She averaged 1.30 digs per game. PERSONAL: Born Nicole Marie Davis on April 24, 1982 in Stockton, Calif….Parents are Randy and Barbara Davis…She also has a brother named Christopher…Her happiest moment(s) in sports were winning back-to-back NCAA Division I volleyball championships with USC in 2002 and 2003…The person she admires most is her mother because of “the person she is, and has helped me become.”…Owns a black belt in karate…Favorite professional team is the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball…Favorite movie is “Dirty Dancing” and her favorite food is anything sweet…Enjoys watching football in her spare time…Favorite television show is Sex and the City… “My mom is my role model. She came from very little and had a very successful career. She is a strong, independent woman, and a wonderful friend and mother.”

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Nicole Fawcett

Opposite * 6-4 Zanesfield, Ohio College: Penn State Birth Date: Dec. 16, 1986 Joined Team: June 2009 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth)...Pan American Cup (Bronze). 2010 – Montreux Volley Masters (Silver)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold). 2009 – FIVB World Grand Prix (9th)…Final Four Intercontinental Cup (Silver)…NORCECA Championship (4th). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Averaged 3.00 points in 12 sets during the Montreux Volley Masters…Scored 15 points versus Germany on June 9 in three sets…Tallied 14 kills on 31 attacks against China on June 12…Averaged 1.58 digs per set at Montreux…Totaled 66 points and 3.14 scoring average after starting six of eight matches at Pan American Cup…Tallied 10 kills and five blocks versus Brazil on July 5, in addition to eight kills, four blocks and an ace versus Puerto Rico on July 2… Averaged 0.86 blocks during Pan Am Cup. 2010 – Played in 13 sets with one match start at the Montreux Volley Masters event in which the U.S. won the silver medal…Scored 10 points mainly as a double-substitution at the Montreux event which limited her court time…Started one match during FIVB World Grand Prix, tallying a kill versus Dominican Republic on Aug. 6. 2009 – Played 74 sets in first year with 2.12 scoring average and .242 hitting efficiency…Played in 33 of 36 sets of the FIVB World Grand Prix with three match starts…Averaged 2.55 points per set during World Grand Prix, including averages of 2.06 kills and 0.42 blocks…First three matches as a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team were starts with at least 11 points scored…Tallied double-double of 27 points and 11 digs versus Puerto Rico on Aug. 1, which ranked as the top U.S. scoring performance during the 2009 FIVB World Grand Prix…Scored 14 points against Netherlands…Averaged 2.13 points per set during Final Four Intercontinental Cup despite primarily used as a reserve…Scored seven points and provided 12 digs in only start of Final Four Cup against Dominican Republic on Sept. 11…Tallied 10 points (8 kills, 1 ace, 1 block) in three sets versus Peru on Sept. 10...Recorded 11 kills versus Brazil in Final Four gold-medal match on Sept. 13…Tallied 15 points and 13 digs in four-set victory over Canada at NORCECA Championship quarterfinal on Sept. 25…Converted five of 10 attacks into kills without an error against Cuba on Sept. 27.

as Academic All-Big Ten...Played in all 35 matches of the year and 113 of 114 sets...Averaged 4.27 kills per set (483 total kills), good for second on the team and eighth in the Big Ten...Finished the season ranked fourth on the team and sixth in the conference in hitting percentage (.331), the only pure left-side hitter in the league within the top six...Ended her second season with 979 career kills. 2005 – Selected as AVCA NCAA Division I National Freshman of the Year and AVCA All-America SecondTeam All-America…Named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and All-Big Ten First-Team…Started all 34 matches in freshman season and set an NCAA Tournament record for hitting percentage by attacking at a career-high .889 clip (16-0-18) against Long Island (12/3) in the second round...Led the Lions and ranked third in the Big Ten with an average of 4.51 kills per set (496 total kills) on .309 hitting...Recorded 31 double-digit kill matches. OTHER USA VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCE: 2005 – Member of U.S. Women’s Junior National Team that competed at the FIVB Women’s Junior World Championship. 2004 – Member of U.S. Junior Women’s National Team that won gold medal at NORCECA Women’s Junior Continental Championship. 2003 – Member of U.S. Girls’ Youth Team which participated in the FIVB Girls’ Youth World Championship in Poland. PERSONAL: Born Nicole Marie Fawcett on Dec. 16, 1986, in San Antonio, Texas...Nickname is Nic…Parents are Bob and Kim Fawcett… Mother Kim played volleyball for Wright State…Brother is Joe Fawcett... Maternal grandfather was a pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles in 1945...Majored in Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State University... Favorite musical group is Coldplay…Favorite professional team is the New York Yankees…Favorite book is Angels and Demons…Favorite television show is Grey’s Anatomy.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2008 – Named AVCA Division I National Player of the Year, third consecutive AVCA All-America First-Team honor and fourth overall AVCA All-American award…Selected as Honda Award winner for overall best NCAA Division I volleyball player… Led Penn State to an undefeated record (38-0) and its second straight NCAA title and sixth consecutive Big Ten crown…Averaged 3.78 kills per set on .358 hitting for the year, with her kills per game average ranking second on the team… Led Penn State with 40 service aces and also added in 219 total blocks for the year. 2007 – Selected to AVCA All-America First-Team and NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team after guiding Penn State to the NCAA Division I Tournament championship...Unanimous selection to All-Big Ten First-Team...Started all 36 matches of the season and played in 120 of 122 sets…During NCAA Tournament (20 sets), averaged 4.20 kills per game on .387 hitting with 12 service aces, 22 digs and 26 blocks ...Held season average of 4.44 kills per set (533 total kills) and finished with a hitting percentage of .313, good for 10th in the Big Ten. 2006 – Selected AVCA All-America First-Team and unanimous All-Big Ten First-Team…Selected

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Angie Forsett

Outside Hitter * 5-8 Lake Mary, Florida College: California-Berkeley Birth Date: June 6, 1986 Joined Team: January 2008 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth)...Pan American Cup (Bronze). 2010 – Tour of China…Montreux Volley Masters (Silver). 2009 – Pan American Cup (Fourth); FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament – NORCECA Pool G (Gold)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Ninth)… Final Four Intercontinental Cup (Silver)…NORCECA Continental Championship (Fourth). 2008 – Tour of China INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Tallied 3.75 points per set with a .391 hitting efficiency during nine sets of action at the Montreux Volley Masters, including three match starts…Tallied 15 points versus Peru on June 7 with nine kills and six blocks…Started versus Trinidad & Tobago during Pan Am Cup on July 3, turning in five kills and a block. 2010 – Started two of three matches on Tour of China with seven sets played…Averaged 1.86 points scored on Tour of China, including four blocks for a 0.57 average to go with 3.00 digs per set…Played in one set in a reserve role during Montreux Volley Masters. 2009 – Averaged 3.00 points per set in first full season with the U.S. Women’s National Team, playing in 34 sets with seven match starts…Played in three sets of the Pan American Cup, producing seven kills on seven attacks with one block against Guatemala and for the entire tournament…Played in four sets with one match start in the FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament – NORCECA Pool G, helping the U.S. to the gold and entry into the 2010 FIVB World Championship… Averaged 2.25 kills, 1.00 blocks and 0.25 aces per set for a 3.50 points average in the qualification event, along with 1.25 digs per set…Played in a set each against Germany (July 31) and Puerto Rico (Aug. 1) during the FIVB World Grand Prix…Named Best Scorer of the Final Four Intercontinental Cup by averaging 3.55 points per set…Scored 23 points (15 kills, 8 blocks) versus Peru in a four-set win on Sept. 10…Opened Final Four Cup with 19 points (15 kills, 3 blocks, 1 ace) in five-set loss to Brazil on Sept. 9…Averaged 2.20 digs per set during Final Four Cup…Recorded eight kills and a block in five sets during the NORCECA Continental Championship. 2008 – Tallied 20 points in limited action during a three-week, eight-match tour of China.

the AVCA All-America Second Team and was a first-team All-Pac-10 selection…Honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic honors...Led the Bears in kills (487), kills per game (4.39, third in the Pac-10) and points (551.0, 4.96 points per game, fifth in the Pac-10)... Finished second on the team with 300 digs. 2005 – Named firstteam All-Pac-10, hitting .251 and leading the Bears in kills (446, 10th on Cal’s single-season list) and kills per game (4.13)...was also honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic...averaged 4.79 points per game (517.5 total). 2004 - Named first-team All-Pac-10, the first Cal freshman in school history selected all-conference, and a member of the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team...Ranked second on the Bears’ squad with 329 kills (3.74 kills per game, seventh in the Pac-10)...led Cal in kills in 13 of 29 matches. OTHER USA VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCE: Competed for the U.S. Women’s National A2 program in 2007. PERSONAL: Born Angela Pressey on June 6, 1986, in Tulsa, Okla… Parents are Paul and Elizabeth Pressey…Siblings are brothers Mathew (1988) and Phillip (1990) and sister Ashley (1984)… Father Paul Pressey played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors, and is now an assistant coach for the New Orleans Hornets…Married Justin Forsett, current Seattle Seahawks running back, in June 2010...Majored in history at the University of California…Attended Lake Mary High School (Fla.), graduating in 200…Began playing club volleyball in 1998 with Orlando Volleyball Academy…Hobbies include shopping…Favorite types of music are gospel and R&B…Favorite professional team is the San Antonio Spurs…Favorite food is pasta…Happiest moment in life is helping her team reach the NCAA Division I Tournament semifinals.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2007 – Selected as American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America First-Team after leading California to its first-ever NCAA Tournament semifinal round appearance…Selected All-Pac-10 first team…Provided 4.98 points per set including averages of 4.21 kills, 0.89 blocks and 0.23 aces per set…Added 2.82 digs per set…Despite a lack of height, finished collegiate career with 307 blocks (65 solo and 236 assisted)… Totaled 1,725 kills during four-year career for a 4.14 career kill average, along with 1,174 digs (2.82 average). 2006 – Named to

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Alisha Glass

Setter * 6-0 Leland, Michigan College: Penn State Birth Date: April 5, 1988 Joined Team: May 2010 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth)…Pan American Cup (Bronze)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold). 2010 – Tour of China…Pan American Cup (Bronze)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)…Brazil Tour…FIVB World Championship (Fourth). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Started four of five matches at the Montreux Volley Masters, helping the U.S. to a .251 team hitting efficiency…Turned in 27 digs during Montreux Volley Masters for a 1.80 dig average…Played in 25 of 27 sets at Pan American Cup, including seven of eight match starts…Helped team to an overall .325 hitting efficiency for the tournament, including a .525 hitting efficiency versus Cuba in the bronze-medal match…Averaged 1.92 digs per set at the Pan Am Cup… Averaged 3.21 assists per set with 19 sets played and two match starts in helping U.S. win the FIVB World Grand Prix…Helped U.S. hit .493 as a team in starting setter role against Peru on Aug. 21. 2010 – Played in seven sets and started two of three matches on USA’s tour of China…Averaged 1.14 points, 1.86 digs and 0.43 blocks in international debut…Scored four kills on six attacks in China…Started all seven match at the Pan American Cup helping USA to the bronze medal…Averaged 8.25 running sets per set, while adding averages of 2.40 digs, 0.45 blocks and 0.45 kills…Converted nine of 14 attacks into kills as part of .571 hitting efficiency…Named Best Setter at FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round after helping the U.S. to the gold medal…Started final 13 matches of tournament, leading to an 11-match win streak…Set USA to a .300 hitting efficiency and 40.7 kill percent during the World Grand Prix, including a .274 efficiency and 39.1 kill percent during the Final Round…Averaged 0.83 points, 2.94 digs and 11.54 assists while hitting .447 (19-2-38) during World Grand Prix according to unofficial DataVolley Stats…Started three of four matches on Brazil Tour…Finished the FIVB World Championship with 8.43 running sets average, third-best for the tournament after leading the category heading into the final match…Started 10 of 11 matches at the World Championship with a 7-3 record in those starts…Averaged 0.68 points per set and 3.12 digs per set at World Championship…Set USA to a .402 hitting efficiency against Thailand on Oct. 29 and a .392 mark versus Czech Republic on Nov. 6.

AVCA Second Team All-America and NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team ... National and Big Ten Player of the Week (11/19) ... Started 35 of 36 matches and played in 114 of 122 games while directing the Penn State offense to a nation-leading .350 hitting percentage Led the team, ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 24th in the country with an average of 13.02 assists per game with 1,484 total assists. 2006 – Named Big Ten All-Freshmen Team ... Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week (9/11) ... Started all 35 matches and played in 113 of 114 games ... spent most of the season as a 5-1 setter, but also saw time as a 6-2 setter/hitter, attacking primarily on the right side ... Led the team and finished seventh in the Big Ten with 12.50 assists per game ... Ranked third on the squad with 1.14 blocks per game and fourth with 21 service aces and 2.04 digs per game ... Chipped in 1.16 kills per game ... Set the team to a Big Tenand nation-best .323 hitting percentage, the only team in the country to finish the season hitting higher than .300 ... earned National Player of the Week honors after averaging 13.38 assists per game while leading the team to a .327 hitting percentage against Missouri and Texas at the Texas Invitational (9/7-8). OTHER USA VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCE: Member of the 2005 U.S. Girls’ Youth National A2 Team and played on the USA Red squad that won the gold medal at the High Performance Championships in Austin, Texas, where she also received the “Best Setter” award ... Started on the 2004 U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team that won the gold medal in Puerto Rico at the NORCECA Games, where she was recognized as “Best Server”. CLUB/PREP CAREER: Four-year letterwinner at Leland (Mich.) High School ... Named Michigan Gatorade Player of the Year ... Led squad to the 2006 Class D state championship, producing a single-match record of 48 kills in the title match ... Named Miss Volleyball for the state of Michigan in 2006 ... Four-time first team all-state, all-region dream team and all-conference ... Finished prep career as National and State High School record holder in season aces (296), career aces (937) and career kills (3,584) ... Ranked sixth on PrepVolleyball.com’s “Senior Aces” list ... Named first team all-state as a basketball player as a junior and senior ... Member of the National Honor Society with a 3.7 grade point average. PERSONAL: Born Alisha Rebecca Glass on April 5, 1988…Mother is Laurie Glass, who was also her high school volleyball coach…Grandfather Larry Glass was her high school basketball coach… Majored in kinesiology at Penn State University with a minor in human development and family studies.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 – Named AVCA All-America First-Team as she set Penn State to consecutive undefeated seasons and its unprecedented third consecutive NCAA title …Honda Award finalist … Ranked fourth in the nation in assists per set (11.90) guiding the Nittany Lions to a nation-leading .381 attack percentage …Added 112 kills (0.92 per set), 103 blocks (0.84) and 286 digs (2.34)…Ranked fourth all-time in school history for career assists. 2008 – Tabbed AVCA First Team AllAmerica and NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team as Penn State won its second consecutive NCAA title with an undefeated record ... AVCA National Player of the Week (Nov. 18) ... Big Ten Player of the Week (Nov. 17) ... Directed the Penn State offense to a record setting and nation-leading .390 hitting percentage ...Led the team, Big Ten and nation with 12.50 assists per set average (1,450 total assists) ... Ranked third on the team with 212 digs averaging 1.83 digs per set ... notched 114 total blocks, good enough for third on the team. 2007 – Selected

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0.40 aces per game for the Wildcats. For her career, Glass had doubledigit kills in 105 of her 115 matches played, along with 20 or more kills 54 times en route to a school-record 5.27 kills per game average. She holds the Arizona school record with 162 aces, and is third in career digs with 1,158. Glass provided 77 block solos, which ranks eighth all-time for the Wildcats. As a senior in 2005, Glass was selected AVCA All-America First-Team in leading Arizona to a fourth seed in the NCAA Tournament. She was tabbed AVCA All-America Second-Team and AVCA National Freshman of the Year in 2002. Glass was honored as a AVCA All-American Third Team as a sophomore in 2003.

Kim Glass

Outside Hitter * 6-2 Lancaster, Pennsylvania College: Arizona Birth Date: Aug. 18, 1984 Joined Team: May 2007 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth)...Pan American Cup (Bronze)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold). 2010 – Tour of Brazil. 2008 – U.S. Olympic Team Exhibition for Volleyball versus Brazil…FIVB World Grand Prix (Fourth Place)…Olympic Games (Silver Medal). 2007 – FIVB World Grand Prix (Eighth Place)…FIVB World Cup (Bronze Medal). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Started all five matches of the Montreux Volley Masters, collecting 64 points in 18 sets as part of a 3.56 scoring average… …Added 2.44 digs per set at Montreux...Tallied 20 points versus Germany with 18 kills on 36 swings and two aces on June 9…Added 17 points versus China on June 10 with 12 kills and five blocks…Played in 19 sets during the Pan American Cup with one match start…Tallied nine points with seven kills and two aces versus Trinidad & Tobago on July 3..Converted 43.2 percent of attacks during Pan Am Cup with .351 hitting efficiency…Played in 15 sets with one match start at the FIVB World Grand Prix, which the U.S. won the gold medal…Proived five kills and three blocks in only start of the tournament versus Peru on Aug. 21. 2010 – Played in seven sets with two match starts on Tour of Brazil, averaging 1.29 points per set. 2008 – Played six sets with five set starts versus Brazil in three-match exhibition series…Contributed six points in less than two sets versus Brazil in five-set victory on June 13…Tallied eight kills and a block versus Brazil on June 14 in three sets of action…Started 39 of 48 sets played at the FIVB World Grand Prix compiling averages of 2.60 points, 1.92 kills, 0.38 blocks and 0.31 aces per set…Ranked third in Best Server during the FIVB World Grand Prix preliminary round with 0.36 aces per set…Tallied 14 points against Turkey on June 20 and Dominican Republic on June 28 to tie for team-high honors…Served six aces versus Dominican Republic on June 28…Averaged 2.13 points in helping the U.S. to a silver medal at the Olympic Games…Youngest player on USA roster at Olympic Games, starting 26 of a possible 33 sets and entered a total of 30 sets during the event…Contributed averages of 1.67 kills, 0.33 blocks, 0.13 aces and 1.73 digs per set during the Olympics, in addition to a .271 hitting efficiency and 0.42 kill ratio…Tallied a team-high 20 points (15 kills, three blocks and two aces) in a five-set victory over host China on Aug. 15 to secure a spot in the Olympic Games quarterfinals. 2007 – Averaged 3.39 points per set at the FIVB World Grand Prix in her first international experience with the U.S. Women’s National Team…Ranked 10th among all scorers at the World Grand Prix during the preliminary round…Attacked at a .346 percentage with 2.61 kills per set on 211 swings…Averaged 0.97 digs, 0.39 aces and 0.39 blocks during the World Grand Prix…Started only four of 11 matches at the FIVB World Cup, but played in 29 sets with 26 set starts…Tallied World Cup per set averages of 2.45 points, 1.79 kills, 0.34 blocks, 1.21 digs and 0.31 aces…Contributed 12 points coming off the bench versus Cuba on Nov. 3 with nine kills on 16 swings…Scored 11 points against Thailand on Nov. 10 and Japan on Nov. 15.

OTHER VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCE: Glass is no stranger to international competition as she was a member of the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team that competed in the 2001 FIVB World Junior Championships. She also participated on the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team at the 2002 NORCECA Continental Women’s Junior Championships. Glass played for Corozal in Puerto Rico’s Super League. She led the league in kills during the regular season and led her team to the tournament semifinals. PERSONAL: Born Kimberly Marie Glass on Aug. 18, 1984, in Los Angeles, Calif.…Parents are Sherman Glass and Kathryn Storms…Has four siblings, brothers Darryl and Marcus Glass, and sisters Shalana and Shaynce Glass… One of three athletes selected to model in the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition (see http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011_ swimsuit/athletes/kim-glass/)…Modeled in the 2010 ESPN The Magazine “The Body” issue…Hobbies include poetry, bowling, shopping…Favorite foods are ribs and pancakes…Favorite book is The Magic of Thinking Big… Favorite movie is Coming to America...Admires her mother most.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Glass, a three-time American Volleyball Coaches Association All-American and four-time All-Pac-10 pick, is Arizona’s career leader in kills with 2,151 and ranks third all-time in the Pac-10 in the same category. She averaged 5.27 kills, 2.84 digs, 0.70 blocks and

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Tayyiba Haneef-Park

Opposite * 6-7 Laguna Hills, California College: Long Beach State Birth Date: March 23, 1979 Joined Team: May 2001 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth Place). 2009 – Pan American Cup (Fourth); FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament – NORCECA Pool G (Gold). 2008 – FIVB World Grand Prix (Fourth Place)…Olympic Games (Silver Medal). 2007 – Pan American Games (Bronze Medal)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Eighth Place)…NORCECA Championship (Silver Medal)…FIVB World Cup (Bronze Medal). 2006 – Pan American Cup (Fourth Place)… World Grand Prix (Seventh Place)…World Championships (Ninth Place). 2005 – Front Range Tour vs. Brazil…Montreux Volley Masters…World Grand Prix…FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament (Gold Medal)…NORCECA Continental Championships (Gold Medal)…World Grand Champions Cup (Silver Medal). 2004 – Yeltsin Cup…Montreux Volley Masters (Silver Medal)…World Grand Prix (Bronze Medal)…Olympic Games. 2003 – Montreux Volley Masters…Russia Tournament…World Grand Prix (Bronze Medal)…NORCECA Zone Championships (Gold Medal)…Texas Tour…World Cup (Bronze Medal). 2002 – Japan Tour…Montreux Volley Masters…Russia Tour…Utah Tour vs. Italy…World Grand Prix (sixth place)… Italy Tour…World Championships (Silver Medal). 2001 – Montreux Volley Masters…World Championship Qualifying Tournament. INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Started all five matches and played in 21 of 22 sets at the Montreux Volley Masters, compiling 3.57 points per set with a 40 kill percent…Averaged 2.71 kills, 0.62 blocks and 2.33 digs per set at Montreux. 2009 – Averaged 0.79 points per set during the Pan American Cup, playing 19 sets with one start in seven tournament matches…Turned in a hitting efficiency of .434 for the Pan American Cup… Started all three matches of the FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament – NORCECA Pool G and helped the U.S. win gold and entry into the 2010 FIVB World Championship…Averaged 3.43 points per set at the World Championship qualification event, including 2.43 kills, 0.57 blocks and 0.43 aces per set. 2008 – Led USA in scoring in seven of 14 matches at the FIVB World Grand Prix, including a tournament-high 23 points versus China on July 13…Averaged 3.87 points, 3.40 kills, 0.33 blocks and 0.13 aces per set over the course of the entire World Grand Prix… Ranked fourth in the preliminary round and seventh in the Final Round in Best Spiker…Ranked sixth in preliminary round and eighth in Final Round in Best Scorer…Second-leading USA scorer at the Olympic Games with 102 points, an average of 3.40 points per set and sixth among all Olympic Games participants…Added set averages of 2.73 kills, 0.40 blocks and 0.27 aces in leading the U.S. to a silver medal at the Olympic Games…Scored 12 or more points in six of the eight Olympic Games matches, including a high of 19 points versus Japan in the pool opener on Aug. 9…Charted 17 points versus Italy in the quarterfinal round, along with 12 points in a semifinal sweep of Cuba. 2007 – Averaged a team-leading 4.06 points per set during the Pan American Games while accumulating 51 kills, nine aces, five blocks and 42 digs (2.63 per set)…Selected as the Best Server of the Pan American Games with a 0.56 service ace average…Tallied four double-digit point matches at Pan American Games including 18 against Puerto Rico on July 15, 15 points versus Peru on July 19 in bronze medal match…Played all 36 sets at the opposite position during the FIVB World Grand Prix, finishing the preliminary rounds as the tournament’s second leading scorer with 146 points…Averaged 4.06 points and 3.67 kills per set while hitting .320 for the tournament…Led the U.S. in scoring in five of nine matches during the World Grand Prix, including a season-high 22 points in a three-set upset of top-ranked Russia on Aug. 4…Contributed 2.00 points per set during the NORCECA Championship despite being injured…Hit .370 with 22 kills in 12 sets at the NORCECA Championship… Started 38 of 41 possible sets World Cup providing averages of 3.76 points, 3.32 kills and 0.26 blocks per set…Ranked 10th among all players in Best Scorer category and third in Best Spiker…Led team in scoring in six of 11 World Cup matches and reached double-figure scoring in all 10 matches played (did not play final match versus Italy)…Sparked Team USA comeback versus Brazil on Nov. 7 with 26 points via 24 kills on 47 swings, one block and an ace…Added 18 points versus Cuba on Nov. 3, with 18 kills on 33 swings. 2006 - Played in every game of the Pan American Cup,

scoring 75 points in the tournament…Averaged 3.76 points per set during the World Grand Prix…Led the U.S. in scoring in three of the first four matches of the World Grand Prix. Tallied 24 points versus Dominican Republic on Aug. 16, 22 points versus China on Aug. 25 and 19 points against Italy on Aug. 18…Scored 155 points in 43 sets, including 143 kills, three aces and nine blocks…Averaged 3.60 points, 3.33 kills and 1.33 digs per set…Ranked 16th among all World Championship players in points scored … Scored 20 points versus Netherlands on Nov. 1…Led U.S. in scoring during the World Championships in four matches. 2005 – Emerged as a force to be reckoned with on the left side after she made the switch from opposite to outside hitter early in the year…With Athens outside hitters Logan Tom, Keba Phipps, Tara Cross-Battle and Ogonna Nnamani all absent from the National Team for a variety of reasons (beach volleyball, retirement and illness), Haneef made the move to the left and soon became a factor in her new position…Tayyiba played a key role as the USA Women captured the silver medal at the season-ending FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in Japan in November…The United States finished the tournament with a record of 4-1 as it earned wins over Korea, 2004 Olympic gold medalist China, Poland and Japan along the way…She scored a match-high 21 points in a four-set win over Poland on Nov. 18 and finished seventh among all players in total points with 70 points on 62 kills, four blocks and four aces…Tayyiba was named the “Best Scorer” at the NORCECA Continental Championships following the Americans’ stunning five-set win over Cuba in the gold medal match on Sept. 11 that earned Team USA a trip to the upcoming Grand Champions Cup in Japan…She was also the team’s leading scorer in eight of the 26 matches she played in this season…Also earned a gold medal in August at the FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament as the USA Women qualified for the 2006 World Championships. 2004 – Made her first-ever Olympic appearance in Athens, Greece…She was a starter on a team that finished tied for fifth overall after losing to Brazil in the quarterfinals… She finished 11th overall among all players in scoring with 96 points on 84 kills, six blocks and six aces…Pounded Cuba for a national-team record 41 points on 38 kills, two service aces and one block in a fiveset loss at the Yeltsin Cup on April 23. Her 38 kills and 87 swings were also records. 2003 – Helped the United States earn the bronze medal at the 2003 World Cup and a berth in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece…Finished fifth on the team in scoring at the World Cup with 101 total points on 93 kills, six blocks and two service aces… For the season she finished fourth on the team in total kills (277) and sixth in total points (312)…She also added 108 digs, 25 blocks and 11 aces. 2002 – Won a silver medal at the 2002 Women’s Volleyball World Championships…Started all 11 matches at the World Championships and averaged 10.3 points per match…Saw extensive action on the Japan Tour with the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Training Team…Led the Training Team with 86 kills. 2001 – Saw limited action in six matches early in the 2001 summer season, competing in the BCV Volley Masters in Montreux, Switzerland, and in the World Championship Qualification Tournament in San Juan, Puerto Rico...Recorded 13 kills in 19 sets and posted a hitting percentage of .269…Also trained with the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball A2 team in 1998, 1999 and 2001. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Named to the AVCA All-America first team in 2001 after leading Long Beach State in kills per game (5.03) as a senior…Guided Long Beach State to a 33-1 record and a runner-up finish at the 2001 NCAA championships…Three-time All-Big West Conference first-team selection…Posted a hitting percentage of .406 and also averaged 2.31 digs and 0.73 blocks per game as a senior…Was also a three-time All-American high jumper at Long Beach State…Competed at the 2000 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials, finishing 10th with a jump of 5-10 ¾. PERSONAL: Born Tayyiba Mumtaz Haneef on March 23, 1979 in Upland, Calif….Parents are Mobarik and Patricia Haneef… Husband is Anthony Park…Brother Arshad (1977)…Graduated in May 2001 with a degree in communication studies...Cousin Tari Phillips formerly played center for the New York Liberty of the Women’s National Basketball Association.

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Christa Harmotto

Middle Blocker * 6-2 Hopewell, Pennsylvania College: Penn State Birth Date: Oct. 12, 1986 Joined Team: April 2009 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth)...Pan American Cup (Bronze)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold). 2010 – Montreux Volley Masters (Silver)…Pan American Cup (Bronze). 2009 – Tour of Egypt…Pan American Cup (Fourth); FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament – NORCECA Pool G (Gold)… FIVB World Grand Prix (9th)…Final Four Intercontinental Cup (Silver)… NORCECA Continental Championship (Fourth). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Played in 11 sets with three match starts at the Montreux Volley Masters…Tallied 12 points versus Germany on June 9, including eight kills and three blocks. Averaged 0.64 blocks as part of 2.09 points per set at Montreux…Played in six sets during Pan American Cup with one match start…Tallied six kills on nine attempts versus Trinidad & Tobago on July 3, in addition to two blocks for eight points…Converted 13 of 21 attacks into kills during Pan American Cup with .524 hitting efficiency…Reserve in 13 of 14 FIVB World Grand Prix matches, being active in just one match – a start against Peru on Aug. 21…Scored 10 kills on 13 errorless attacks versus Peru with an ace for 12 points. 2010 – Averaged 2.61 points per set while starting all five matches of the Montreux Volley Masters in which the U.S. earned the silver medal…Converted 56.3 percent of attacks into kills with a .479 hitting efficiency (40-6-71) for the tournament…Tallied 15 points in the gold-medal match against China, including 13 kills on 21 swings o go with two blocks…Averaged 2.14 points per set at Pan American Cup with one match start and seven sets played…Converted six of seven attacks into kills versus Trinidad & Tobago on June 20. 2009 – Charted a 2.26 scoring average with a .389 hitting efficiency in first international season with the U.S. Women’s National Team, playing in every single tournament with 18 starts and 69 sets played…Tallied match-high 18 points versus Egypt on April 10, producing 16 kills on 25 attempts with just two errors for a 64 percent on kill attempts…Started six of seven matches at the Pan American Cup, producing a 2.29 scoring average over 21 sets…Held a .381 hitting efficiency and 0.67 blocks per set average at the Pan American Cup… Started all three matches of the FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament – NORCECA Pool G event and contributed 1.11 points per set while converting eight of 16 attacks into kills…Started first two matches of the FIVB World Grand Prix and played in a total of six sets during the opening weekend of the event…Contributed five points with three kills on five attacks and two blocks versus Germany on July 31…Named Best Blocker during Final Four Intercontinental Cup after averaging 0.95 blocks per set as part of a 2.40 scoring average…Converted 54 percent of her attacks into points during Final Four Cup, including a .396 hitting efficiency with two matches against top-ranked Brazil…Provided 16 points in Final Four Cup opener against Brazil in which she tallied 10 kills with a .600 hitting efficiency, five blocks and an ace…Tallied 10 points in a rematch with Brazil in the gold-medal match of the Final Four Cup on Sept. 13… Contributed seven blocks as part of 9-point match against Dominican Republic on Sept. 12 during Final Four Cup semifinals…Tallied 25 points in nine sets played during NORCECA Continental Championship…Scored five kills on six errorless attacks to go with five blocks against Costa Rica on Sept. 24…Recorded six kills on eight attacks with an ace in start versus Mexico on Sept. 22.

award…Averaged 1.47 blocks per set for third-best in the nation… Added 2.43 kills per set…Assisted Penn State to sixth consecutive Big Ten Conference title…Selected as the ESPN The Magazine Academic AllAmerican of the Year as selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA)…Spending spring semester student-teaching elementary-aged students in England. 2007 – Selected AVCA All-America First-Team and one of four finalists for the Honda Award for volleyball… Led Penn State to the NCAA Division I Tournament championship title… Named ESPN The Magazine Third-Team Academic All-America…Started all 366 matches and played in 121 of 122 sets…Ranked second in the nation in attack efficiency with a .492 mark…Ranked sixth nationally with a 1.65 block average, providing a team-high 200 total blocks for seventhbest all-time at the school…Hit .548 during the NCAA Tournament with 3.00 kills per set in postseason action…Hit .917 (11-0-12) versus Michigan State on Sept. 21. 2006 – Selected AVCA All-America Second-Team as she ranked first on the team in blocks with 1.58 per game (14th in nation), second in hitting efficiency with a .405 percentage (10th in nation) and was third on the team in kills with 2.85 per game… 2005 – Selected AVCA All-America honorable mention as a freshman…One of only four freshmen to ever be named All-Big Ten First-Team…Selected to AVCA/ NACWAA Showcase All-Tournament team in first collegiate matches… Started the first 29 matches of the year before knee injury forced her to miss last Big Ten weekend and NCAA Tournament…Set Penn State single match record for blocks with 13 against Southern California on Aug. 31… Led team in blocking with 1.50 per set…Recorded 25 matches with three or more blocks, including 14 matches with five or more blocks…Ranked third in the Big Ten Conference with a .356 attack percentage…Ranked second on team with 2.96 kills per set. OTHER USA VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCE: Member of the 2004 U.S. Women’s Junior National Team that won the NORCECA Women’s Junior Continental Championship in Winnipeg, Canada ... Selected to the 2005 U.S. Women’s Junior National Team that competed in Ankara, Turkey, at the FIVB Under-20 World Championships. PERSONAL: Born Christa Deanne Harmotto on Oct. 12, 1986, in Sewickley, Pa…Parents are Robert and Constance Harmotto…Father played basketball at Juniata College…Has younger brothers Nathan and Nolan …Majored in elementary education at Penn State…Nicknames are Motti and Chri…Hobbies include snowboarding, art and scrapbooking… Favorite musical group is Sugarland…Favorite subject in school is math… Favorite pro sports team is Pittsburgh Steelers…Favorite athlete is Hines Ward of Pittsburgh Steelers…Favorite food is gnocchi’s…Favorite book is “Mind Gym” by Gary Mack with David Casstevens…Favorite TV show is Desperate Housewives…Favorite actor is Jack Nicholson…Favorite actress is Sandra Bullock…Favorite place to visit is Hilton Head, S.C.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2008 – Led Penn State to second consecutive NCAA Division I title with an undefeated season…Named American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America First-Team after leading the nation with a .486 hitting efficiency…One of four finalists for the Honda Award for volleyball…Earned fourth consecutive All-Big Ten Conference

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Megan Hodge

Outside Hitter * 6-3 Durham, North Carolina College: Penn State Birth Date: Oct. 15, 1988 Joined Team: February 2010 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 - Pan American Cup (Bronze)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold). 2010 – China Tour…Montreux Volley Masters (Silver)…Pan American Cup (Bronze)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)…Tour of Brazil…FIVB World Championship (Fourth). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Led U.S. in scoring at Pan American Cup with 85 points and 4.05 points per set…Recorded 17 kills, one block and eight digs versus Brazil on July 5…Tallied 18 points versus Dominican Republic in Pan Am Cup semifinal…Converted 45 percent of attacks at Pan Am Cup with .287 hitting efficiency…Started four matches during the FIVB World Grand Prix helping the U.S. win the gold medal…Averaged 3.73 points, 1.55 digs and 0.41 aces per set while hitting .298 in the tournament…Scored 15 points in each of the first three matches of the preliminary round, including a 10-kill, three-block, two-ace performance against China…Tallied 12 points in a reserve role versus Serbia…Tallied 15 points versus Peru with 12 kills on 20 errorless attacks and three blocks…Subbed into five-set rally over Italy and provided 11 digs. 2010 – Averaged team-leading 5.29 points per set in starting all three matches of USA’s tour of China…Scored 15 points in exhibition versus Evergrande on Feb. 2 with 15 kills and nine digs…In pro debut, notched 15 points versus Hong Kong on Jan. 30 with 12 kills on 18 swings and just one error to go with three blocks and five digs…Hit at a .382 efficiency on China Tour and converted 48.5 percent of attacks into kills…Averaged 3.00 digs per set on China Tour…Totaled a team-leading 5.00 points per set in starting all five matches at the Montreux Volley Masters in which the U.S. won the silver medal…Converted 42.6 percent of attacks into kills at Montreux while adding averages of 0.61 blocks and 1.67 digs per set…Finished Montreux as the fourth leading scorer among all players…Scored doublefigures in all five Montreux matches, including a 26-point performance (23 kills, 3 blocks) in a four-set win over Germany on June 9…Tallied 19 points versus Russia on June 11 and 18 points versus China on June 13 in the Montreux gold-medal match…Averaged 3.60 points, 1.87 digs, 3.27 kills, 0.20 aces and 0.13 blocks during the Pan American Cup, despite missing two matches as she traveled to accept her Honda-Broderick Cup award for best female collegiate athlete in any sport for the 2009-2010 season…Converted 13 of 18 errorless attacks into points for a .722 hitting efficiency against Puerto Rico on June 19…Contributed match-high 16 points with a .414 hitting efficiency on 29 attacks versus Cuba in bronzemedal match of Pan American Cup on June 26…Contributed 3.31 points per set in 16 sets played at the FIVB World Grand Prix in which the U.S. won the gold medal…Tallied 17 points and 15 digs versus Germany on Aug. 7, followed by a 15-point, 20-dig match against Poland on Aug. 8… Started FIVB World Grand Prix with 14 points and 13 digs in a win over Dominican Republic…Averaged 3.47 points per set while starting two of four matches on Tour of Brazil…Scored 22 points versus Brazil on Sept. 25, followed by a 20-point match on Sept. 26 in a reserve role…Played in two sets during the FIVB World Championship against Kazakhstan on Nov. 2, scoring a kill on three attacks to go with a dig.

NCAA Division I title with an undefeated record…Chosen AVCA First Team All-America, NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player and Unanimous First Team All-Big Ten ... Named ESPN The Magazine Second Team Academic All-American ... Started all 38 matches appearing in 115 sets ... Led the team with 470 kills and a 4.09 kills per set average ... Finished second on the squad with 242 digs and averaged 2.10 digs per game. 2007 – Selected Honda Award Finalist, NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player and AVCA First Team All-America as Penn State won the NCAA title … Selected Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week (9/10) ... Started all 36 matches and 122 games ... Ranked first on the team and third in the Big Ten with 4.60 kills per game ... Recorded 561 total kills for the season ... Set a new season high with 26 kills in the national championship match against Stanford (12/15). 2006 – Selected AVCA First Team All-America and AVCA National Freshman of the Year ... Big Ten Player of the Year ... Unanimous First Team All-Big Ten ... First player in Big Ten history to earn First Team AVCA All-America honors as a freshman ... Became only player ever in Big Ten history to claim both Big Ten Player and Freshman of the Year honors ... First-ever player to earn Gatorade National High School Volleyball Player of the Year honors and AVCA National Freshman of the Year honors in consecutive seasons ... Led the Big Ten and the team in points per game (5.57) and kills per game (4.83) ... Ranked second on the team with 39 service aces and 303 digs, an average of 2.66 digs per game ... Her 551 kills ranks sixth on the Penn State single-season record chart and is the highest for the rally-scoring era ... Average of 4.83 kills per game places her third on the all-time single-season list and ranked her 17th in the country. OTHER USA VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCE: Member of the 2006 U.S. Women’s Junior National Team…Member of 2004 and 2005 U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team ... Voted the Most Valuable Player and “Best Attacker” at the 2004 NORCECA Girls’ Youth Continental Championship in Cataño, Puerto Rico ... Competed with the U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team at the FIVB Girls’ Youth World Championship in Macau, China in 2005. PERSONAL: Born Megan Hodge on Oct. 15, 1988, in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands…Parents are Michael and Carmen Hodge…Both her parents played for the Virgin Islands National Volleyball Team…Mother played volleyball at George Washington University, while father played at University of Virgin Islands…Brother Michael… Majored in business management at Penn State University…From 1996-2002, was a member of the Bouncing Bulldogs Jump Rope Demonstration team and was a silver medalist in the 12-14 age division at the World Championship in Ghent, Belgium, as a member of the USA Jump Rope Team.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 – Selected co-Honda Broderick Cup Award winner for the best female collegiate athlete in all sports…Named Honda Award winner for Volleyball, AVCA Division I National Player of the Year and ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year as Penn State won its third consecutive NCAA Division I title, second of which with an undefeated record… Selected for the fourth time as an AVCA All-America First-Team choice…Named Big Ten Player of the Year for the second time…Tallied 2,142-career kills leading to a 141-5 career record at Penn State…Finished season with 560 kills as part of a 4.67 kill average and .371 attack percentage…Ranked second on the squad in digs with 295 (2.46 per set). 2008 – Led Penn State to second consecutive

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Destinee Hooker

Opposite * 6-4 San Antonio, Texas College: Texas Birth Date: Sept, 7, 1987 Joined Team: May 2010 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 - FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold). 2010 - FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)…Tour of Brazil…FIVB World Championship (Fourth). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 - Named Most Valuable Player of the FIVB World Grand Prix as she helped the Americans win the event for the second year in a row…Ranked second during the FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round with 101 total points scored (90 kills, 8 blocks, 3 aces), while finishing fourth in Best Spiker with a 42.1 kill percent… During the entire tournament including preliminary rounds, totaled 228 points (234 based on unofficial DataVolley Stats) and held a .357 hitting efficiency…Averaged 5.20 points, 4.51 kills, 0.49 blocks and 1.58 digs per set based on unofficial DataVolley stats…Scored 15 or more points in 11 of the 13 matches she played in, including a personal international-high 30 points versus Italy (34 based on unofficial DataVolley stats) on Aug. 25…Converted 16 of 23 errorless attacks against China on Aug. 7 with three blocks for 19 points in a 3-0 win…Tallied 15 kills and five blocks in 20-point semifinal win over Serbia, followed by 16 points versus Brazil in the gold-medal match. 2010 – Playing in her first official tournament with the U.S. Women’s National Team, averaged 4.76 points and 2.46 digs in helping the U.S. win the FIVB World Grand Prix…Ranked fourth in Best Scorer during FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round with 76 points while ranking seventh in Best Spiker with a 38.69 kill percent…Led or tied for team-high point honors in eight of 14 matches at World Grand Prix…For the entire World Grand Prix, converted 41.8 percent of attacks into kills with a .330 hitting efficiency…Played in 50 of 52 sets, starting the final 13 matches of the tournament…Reached double-figure kills in 12 of 14 matches at World Grand Prix, including 25-point performances against Germany on Aug. 7 and versus China on Aug. 22…Named MVP of the Hong Kong World Grand Prix preliminary round weekend…Contributed 24 points versus China on Aug. 28…Held a .516 hitting efficiency 16-031) versus Italy on Aug. 26 as part of a 17-point performance…Averaged 3.29 points per set while playing two of four matches of Tour of Brazil… Totaled 17 points in a reserve role against Brazil on Sept. 29, including 13 kills and four blocks…Started all 11 matches and 40 sets of the FIVB World Championship…Finished fifth in scoring at the FIVB World Championship with 219 points (185 kills, 23 blocks, 11 aces) according to FIVB stats… Converted 45.3 percent of attacks into kills for 11th place at the World Championship, in addition to a .333 hitting efficiency on 418 attacks… Also ranked 16th in Best Blocker at the World Championship…Reached 20 or more points in eight of the 11 matches, including the final seven matches of the tournament…Scored 28 points in the bronze-medal match against Japan on Nov. 14…Totaled 27 points versus Thailand in the tournament opener (Oct. 29), 24 points versus Italy (Nov. 7), 23 points versus Russia (Nov. 13) and 21 points versus Cuba (Nov. 3), Netherlands (Nov. 9) and Brazil (Nov. 10)…Back-to-back double-doubles (kills and digs) versus Netherlands (21-14) and Brazil (21-10). 2008 – Helped the U.S. to a 5-3 record on a tour of China playing teams within the Chinese Volleyball Club system. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 – Selected American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America First-Team and Volleyball Magazine AllAmerica First Team and advancing University of Texas to the championship

match of the NCAA Division I Tournament before losing to Penn State… Named Most Outstanding Player at the NCAA Division I Volleyball Championship…Selected Big 12 Player of the Year…Finished season with 526 kills (5.26 per set), 47 aces (0.45 per set), 87 blocks (0.84 per set) and 633 points (6.09 per set)…Finished Texas career with 1,821 kills (third most) and a 4.27 kills average (third-best)…Won the 2009 NCAA Indoor High Jump championship and the 2009 NCAA Outdoor High Jump championship, becoming just the second female in NCAA history to win three NCAA Outdoor High Jump titles and the first female high jumper to sweep the indoor and outdoor crowns since 2004. 2008 – Named AVA All-America First-Team, Volleyball Magazine All-America First-Team and Honda Award finalist as one of the top four volleyball players in NCAA Division I…Helped team to the NCAA Division I Championship semifinals as she led the Big 12 in points per set (4.89), ranked second in kills per set (4.1) and seventh in hitting percentage (.322). 2007 – Selected AVCA All-America Second-Team and Volleyball Magazine All-America SecondTeam…Started 15 of 29 matches and ranked first on the team in solo blocks (31) and kills per game (4.52)…Logged double-digit kills in 27 of 29 matches…Placed third at the NCAA Indoor High Jump event…Won the NCAA Outdoor High Jump championship. 2006 – AVCA All-America honorable mention as a freshman after tallying 373 kills for a 3.49 kill average…Tallied double-figure kill totals in 19 of 31 matches, including 15 of final 17 matches…Finished third in the USA Outdoor Championship in the high jump…Finished third in the NCAA Indoor High Jump event…Won the NCAA Outdoor High Jump championship. CLUB/PREP CAREER: A 2006 Courtesy of FIVB Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 recruit ... ranked No. 8 recruit nationally by PrepVolleyball. com ... 2005 San Antonio Express-News High School Girls’ Athlete of the Year as a three-sport all-state standout in volleyball, basketball and track and field at Southwest High School ... 2005 San Antonio Express-News CoSportswoman of the Year (with her sister, former NCAA track champion Marshevet Hooker) ... all-state, all-region, all-district volleyball outside hitter standout as a junior and senior... averaged 22.8 points, 16.2 rebounds and 7.3 blocks during her final season of high school basketball at Southwest HS ... impressively, was named the team MVP for each squad during her high school career ... 2005 Track and Field News All-American in the high jump ... two-time Texas state champion in the high jump with a then-personal best of 6-0.50 ... captured the high jump in the high school girls’ division at the 2004 and 2005 Texas Relays, as well as the 2004 and 2005 Texas state championships ... four-time Academic All-American. PERSONAL: Born Destinee Dante’ Hooker on Sept. 7, 1987, in Frankfurt, Germany…Parents are Ricky and Marvetta Hooker…Sister is Marshevet, who was an NCAA champion, All-American and Big 12 champion in the long jump, sprints and relays at University of Texas from 2004-2006 before turning professional and competing in the 2008 Olympics…Graduated high school early to compete one season with sister in track and field at University of Texas...Was a Darrell K. Royal Endowed Centennial Presidential Scholarship Recipient at University of Texas…majored in applied learning and development at University of Texas.

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Jordan Larson

Outside Hitter * 6-2 Hooper, Nebraska College: Nebraska Birth Date: Oct. 16, 1986 Joined Team: June 2009 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth)...Pan American Cup (Bronze)...FIVB World Grand Prix. 2010 – Pan American Cup (Bronze)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)… Tour of Brazil…FIVB World Championship (Fourth). 2009 – Pan American Cup (Fourth)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Ninth)…NORCECA Continental Championship (Fourth). 2004 – NORCECA Women’s Junior Continental Championship. (Gold). 2003 – FIVB Girls’ Youth World Championship. INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Averaged 2.15 points per set at the Montreux Volley Masters with just one match start and 20 sets played in…Scored 21 points versus China in the bronze-medal match on June 12, which included 14 kills on 38 swings, five blocks, two aces and 15 digs…Started in seven of eight matches at the Pan American Cup with 23 sets played…Averaged 3.22 points and 1.83 digs per set at Pan American Cup…Totaled 15 points in semifinal match versus Dominican Republic, in addition to 14 kills and 10 digs versus Brazil in pool play…Started 13 of 14 matches of the FIVB World Grand Prix and helping the U.S. win the tournament for the second straight year…Averaged 3.05 points, 1.93 digs, 2.14 kills, 0.48 aces and 0.43 blocks per set…During FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round, ranked 11th in Best Scorer, 11th in Best Spiker, third in Best Server, fifth in Best Receiver and 14th in Best Blocker for an all-around performance…Scored 12 Courtesy of FIVB points in three-set victory over Brazil in World Grand Prix gold-medal match… Scored 10 or more points in eight World Grand Prix matches while Serving at least four aces in three matches. 2010 – Started all seven matches and 21 of 22 sets at Pan American Cup, helping Team USA to the bronze medal… Averaged team-leading 3.62 points per set and scored in double-digits in six of the seven matches… Tallied double-double of 14 points and 10 digs versus Costa Rica on June 21…Started all 14 matches of the FIVB World Grand Prix in which the U.S. won the gold medal…Averaged 2.75 points and 2.73 digs per set during the FIVB World Grand Prix, including 10 matches with double-figure scoring…Tallied 17 points versus Italy on Aug. 13 with 11 kills and five blocks…Ranked 18th in scoring during FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round with 47 points, while also ranking 11th in Blocking, 16th in Serving and 10th in Digging…Averaged 1.65 points per set on Tour of Brazil, including two match starts…Started all 11 matches and 40 sets of the FIVB World Championship while averaging 3.2 points, 2.48 digs, 2.70 kills and 0.43 blocks per set…Tallied 17 points against both Cuba on Nov. 3 and Japan on Nov. 14…Scored 15 points against Brazil on Nov. 10…Tallied double-doubles (kills and digs) in four matches, including

the final three against Brazil, Russia (semifinals) and Japan (bronze-medal match). 2009 – Averaged 2.73 points and 1.06 digs per set in first season with U.S. Women’s National Team, which included 19 match starts and 79 sets played…Started six of seven matches at the Pan American Cup with 21 sets played…Contributed 77 points at the Pan American Cup as part of a 3.67 scoring average with a 3.29 kill average…Added 0.81 digs and 0.29 ace average…Scored in double-figures in five Pan American Cup matches, including individual high 18 points versus Puerto Rico on June 30…Produced hitting efficiency of .688 (12 kills, 1 error, 16 attacks) in first match with the senior national team against Costa Rica on June 26… Started eight of nine matches during the preliminary rounds of the FIVB World Grand Prix, competing in a total of 35 of 36 sets…Averaged 2.20 points and 0.63 digs per set during World Grand Prix…Reached doublefigure scoring in four matches, including 12 points against Dominican Republic on Aug. 7 and Netherlands on Aug. 8…Contributed 10 points in three-set loss to Brazil on Aug. 2…Started five of six matches at NORCECA Continental Championship, compiling 2.70 points and 1.96 digs per set… Tallied 15 points and 12 digs versus Canada on Sept. 25…Contributed 14 points and 14 digs in five-set loss to Cuba on Sept. 23. OTHER USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2004 - Led the U.S. Junior National Team to a gold medal at the 2004 NORCECA Women’s Junior Continental Championship, earning MVP and Best Receiver Awards. 2003 – Member of the U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team that participated in the FIVB Girls’ Youth World Championship, earning the tournament’s Top Server honor. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Three-time AVCA All-American…Compiled 1,600-career kills and 1,410-career digs at University of Nebraska. 2008 – Named AVCA All-America First-Team after averaging 3.95 kills, 3.17 digs and 0.34 service aces per set as a senior leading the Huskers to the NCAA national semifinals...Chosen Big 12 Player of the Year, as well as the league’s defensive player of the year, marking the first time any player has earned both honors in one year…Held team-high 16 double-doubles this season, including 10 in NU’s last 12 contests. 2007 – Named AVCA All-America Third-Team after averaging 3.45 kills, 3.18 digs, 0.51 aces and 0.63 blocks per set. 2006 – Chosen AVCA All-America First-Team as a sophomore in leading the Huskers to the NCAA National title…Averaged 4.13 kills and 3.50 digs per set. 2005 – Named AVCA Central Region Freshman of the Year, Big 12 Freshman of the Year and AVCA All-Central Region honorable mention…Started 34 matches helping the Huskers to the NCAA runner-up finish…Averaged 2.82 kills, 2.79 digs and 0.71 blocks per set. CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS: Earned first team Super-State honors in each of her final three prep seasons at Logan View High School (Nebraska)…Named Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 pick and was ranked the No. 2 player in the country by Prepvolleyball.com. 2005 - Selected AllAmerican while playing for Nebraska Juniors at the USA Junior Olympic Girls’ Volleyball Championship. 2004 - Selected All-American while playing for Nebraska Juniors at the USA Junior Olympic Girls’ Volleyball Championship…Led Logan View to a 25-2 record and a berth in the Class C-1 state semifinals…Established a C-1 record with 501 kills, hitting .490 with 49 blocks as a senior…Selected Nebraska Gatorade High School Player of the Year honors…Earned Lincoln Journal Star’s Female High School Athlete of the Year for 2003-2004…Selected All-State Second Team in high school girls’ basketball after leading team to a 21-2 record with averages of 14.8 points and nine rebounds per game. 2003 – Selected AllAmerican while playing for Nebraska Juniors at the USA Junior Olympic Girls’ Volleyball Championship…Paced LVHS to a 25-3 record and a state final appearance, totaling 357 kills on .424 hitting while serving 158 aces and setting a C-1 state record with 15.08 kills per game. PERSONAL: Born Jordan Quinn Larson on Oct. 16, 1986, in Fremont, Neb…Parents are Pat and Kae Clough and Kevin Larson…Married Luke Burbach in May 2009…Majored in communication studies at University of Nebraska.

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Nancy Metcalf

Opposite * 6-1 Hull, Iowa College: Nebraska Birth Date: Nov. 12, 1978 Joined Team: January 2000 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 - Pan American Cup (Bronze)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold). 2010 – Pan American Cup (Bronze)…Tour of Brazil…FIVB World Championship (Fourth). 2009 – Pan American Cup (Fourth); FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament – NORCECA Pool G (Gold)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Ninth)…Final Four Intercontinental Cup (Silver)…NORCECA Continental Championship (Fourth). 2006 – Pan American Cup (Fourth Place)… World Grand Prix (Seventh Place)…World Championships (Ninth). 2005 – Front Range Tour vs. Brazil…Pan American Cup…World Grand Prix…FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament (Gold Medal)…NORCECA Continental Championships (Gold Medal)…World Grand Champions Cup (Silver Medal). 2004 – Montreux Volley Masters (Silver Medal)… Pan American Cup (Silver Medal)…World Grand Prix (Bronze Medal)… Olympic Games. 2003 – Montreux Volley Masters…Russia Tournament… Pan American Cup (Gold Medal)…World Grand Prix (Bronze Medal)… NORCECA Zone Championships (Gold Medal)…Texas Tour…World Cup (Bronze Medal). 2002 – Japan Tour…Montreux Volley Masters…Russia Tour…Utah Tour vs. Italy…World Grand Prix (sixth place)…Italy Tour… World Championships (Silver). 1999 – World University Games. INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Averaged 2.93 points and 1.14 digs per set during Pan American Cup…Tallied 15 kills versus Cuba in Pan Am Cup bronze-medal match with a 68.2 kill percent and .591 hitting efficiency while adding two blocks and two aces for 19 points…Played in 10 sets with one start during the FIVB World Grand Prix in which the U.S. won the gold…Contributed 11 kills on 18 errorless attacks with three versus Peru on Aug. 21 in start of the tournament. 2010 – Averaged 2.45 points and 2.10 digs in starting six of seven matches at Pan American Cup in which USA won the bronze medal…Tallied 10 points in sweep of Mexico on June 23…Contributed nine points and seven digs in bronze-medal win over Cuba on June 26 during Pan American Cup…Started two of four matches on Tour of Brazil averaging 1.88 points per set…Suited versus Kazakhstan during the FIVB World Championship, turning a block as part of a double-switch. 2009 – Posted a team-leading 301 points and 3.81 scoring average during the 2009 season…Averaged team-leading 4.65 points per set with 93 points scored at the Pan American Cup…Started six of seven matches at the Pan American Cup adding averages of 3.75 kills, 0.65 blocks, 1.60 digs and 0.25 aces per set…Scored 20 points versus Mexico on June 28, 19 points against Brazil on July 3 and 17 points against Puerto Rico on June 30 at the Pan American Cup…On the FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament –NORCECA Pool G roster, but did not play…Started final six matches and served as captain of final two preliminary weekends of FIVB World Grand Prix…Averaged team-leading 4.25 points per set at the World Grand Prix…Compiled a 37 percent kill ratio during the World Grand Prix with a .241 hitting efficiency…Scored 20 points versus Dominican Republic on Aug. 7 and 19 points versus Russia on Aug. 14…Played in just two sets versus Netherlands and scored 14 points on Aug. 8…Averaged 2.63 points per set as the USA finished with silver medal at Final Four Intercontinental Cup…Scored 13 points in fourset victory over Dominican Republic during Final Four Cup semifinals… Tallied 12 points in five-set loss to Brazil on Sept. 9 to open Final Four Cup…Added 2.81 digs per set during Final Four Cup…Contributed a teamleading 3.52 kills per set while starting all six matches of the NORCECA Continental Championship…Scored 25 points and 10 digs with a .417 hitting efficiency against Dominican Republic on Sept. 26, followed by a 17-point match against Cuba on Sept. 27…Chalked up 16 points versus Cuba in pool play on Sept. 23. 2006 – Led the team in scoring against Peru (15), Barbados (12), Puerto Rico (27) and the Dominican Republic (12) in the Pan American Cup...Ranked sixth in the best spikers category with a .425 hitting percentage…Averaged a team-leading 4.19 points per set at the World Grand Prix and ranked third among all players in the tournament through the end of the nine-match preliminary round…Led the U.S. in scoring in four matches at the World Grand Prix, including a 27-point outburst against Korea on Sept. 2…Tallied 20 kills in four sets versus Brazil on Aug. 26…Averaged 4.25 points, 3.74 kills, 0.30 blocks

and 1.33 digs per set during World Championships…Ranked fifth in total points scored at World Championships, leading all U.S. scorers…Netted 25 points, all on kills, against Kazakhstan on Oct. 31, in addition to 20 points against China on Nov. 8, 20 points versus Netherlands on Nov. 1. 2005 – Leading scorer for the U.S. in 25 of the 36 matches she competed in during the year…Played a key role as Team USA captured the silver medal at the season-ending FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in Japan in November…The U.S. finished the tournament with a record of 4-1 as it earned wins over Korea, 2004 Olympic gold medalist China, Poland and Japan along the way…Led team in scoring in four of the five matches and finished as the tournament’s second-leading scorer with 85 points on 77 kills and eight blocks…Named the Most Valuable Player of the NORCECA Continental Championships following the Americans’ stunning five-set win over Cuba in the gold medal match on Sept. 11 that earned Team USA a trip to the upcoming Grand Champions Cup in Japan…Named the MVP and Best Scorer of the FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament (NORCECA D) in August after helping the USA qualify for 2006 World Championships…Led all players in scoring through the preliminary rounds of the World Grand Prix with 187 points on 159 kills, 24 blocks and four service aces in nine matches, leading the second-best players (Katarzyna Skowronska of Poland and Cornelia Dumler of Germany) by a whopping 62 points…Eclipsed the 30-point mark twice during the Grand Prix, was also the “Best Scorer” of this year’s Pan American Cup tournament in Santo Domingo as the United States qualified for the 2006 World Grand Prix by finishing in fourth place…Played professionally for Original Marines Arzano in Italy. 2004 – Made first-ever Olympic appearance in Athens...Reserve on a team that finished tied for fifth overall after losing to Brazil in the quarterfinals…Finished third overall among all scorers at the Montreux Volley Masters with 84 points (71 kills, 10 blocks, three aces) as Team USA captured the silver medal. 2003 – Helped the U.S. earn bronze medal at the 2003 World Cup and berth in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens…Finished sixth on the team with 89 total points in 11 matches (85 kills, 3 blocks, 1 ace) as the U.S. went 8-3…Second on the team in total kills (373), third in total points (421) and tied for third in service aces (19)…Added 127 digs, 29 blocks and a hitting percentage of .279 in 153 sets…Played professionally for Despar Perugia in Italy. 2002 – Saw extensive action on the Japan Tour with the U.S. Women’s National Training Team…Led the Training Team in scoring (106 points) and service aces (13) and finished second in kills (83) on the exhibition tour…Earned silver medal at the World Championships in Germany. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2001 – AVCA First-Team All-American…NCAA Today’s Top VIII Award… Big 12 Player of the Year… First-Team All-Big 12… ASICS/Volleyball Magazine First-Team All-American…Finished career in Nebraska history third for career kills (1,603), third for attacks (3,741), ninth for block assists (376), and 10th with total blocks (412). 2000 – Redshirted the 2000 season after training with National Team. 1999 – AVCA First-Team All-American…Big 12 Player of the Year… NCAA Pacific Region All-Tournament Team… Set Nebraska’s school record for kills per game (5.09) and attacks per game (12.17)…Broke the Huskers’ singlematch record for kills with 39. 1998 – AVCA First-Team All-American… ASICS/Volleyball Magazine Second-Team All-American…NCAA Pacific Region All-Tournament MVP…First-Team All-Big 12. 1997 – Played in 24 matches…Averaged 1.29 kills per game. PERSONAL: Born Nancy Jean Meendering in Sioux Center, Iowa, to parents Harry and Dee Meendering…Husband’s name is Jason…Has two sisters, Kristi and Barb, and one brother, Eric… Graduated from Nebraska in December 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in advertising…Enjoys watching basketball and football…Her happiest moment in sports was beating Florida in five games in the 2001 Regional Championships of the NCAA Tournament… Nancy and Jason recently opened a Scooter’s Coffeehouse franchise in Lincoln, Neb.

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team all-league selection and three-time Player of the Year ...2004 Hawaii Gatorade Player of the Year ...Four-time All-State selection, earning first team honors as a junior and senior ...MVP of the state tournament as a senior ...Led team to three league titles and a third place state finish as a junior ...Team placed fifth in the state tournament as a freshman and senior ...also earned three letters in basketball.

Tamari Miyashiro

Libero * 5-7 Kaneohe, Hawaii College: Washington Birth Date: July 8, 1987 Joined Team: January 2010 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth Place)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold). 2010 – Tour of China…Montreux Volley Masters (Silver)…Pan American Cup (Bronze).

PERSONAL: Born Tamari Miyashiro on July 8, 1987, in Honolulu, Hawaii… Parents are Joey and Gordon Miyashiro…Brothers Imai, Ainoa and Kaulana…Sister is Tehani…Mother played volleyball at University of Hawaii, while father played football at Northern Michigan.

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Reserve libero at Montreux Volley Masters…Played one set during exhibition match versus Switzerland on June 8, compiling five digs…Played in 13 sets with one start during the FIVB World Grand Prix…Compiled eight digs in starting role against Peru on Aug. 21…Averaged 1.08 assists per set during World Grand Prix. 2010 - Played in seven sets over three-match Tour of China…Averaged team-leading 4.00 digs per set on Tour of China, including 13 digs versus Evergrande on Feb. 2…Provided a total of 12 digs in 15 sets as a backrow substitution during the Montreux Volley Masters…Tallied five digs each against Russia (June 11) and China (June 13) in the gold-medal match…Designated libero in one of seven matches at Pan American Cup, compiling seven digs versus Costa Rica on June 21. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 – Selected AVCA All-American Second Team…Totaled 517 digs as a senior with a 4.92 dig average while playing in 30 matches and 105 sets…Holds University of Washington school record for career digs with 2,382 and 5.36 digs per set. 2008 – Named National Defensive Player of the Year by UnderArmour/Volleyball Magazine ... Second team AVCA All-America ... First-team All-Pac-10 ... Led the Pac-10 and finished 16th in the nation in digs (5.14 dps) ... Played in all 114 sets and all 32 matches. 2007 – Named National Defensive Player of the Year by Asics/Volleyball Magazine ... Selected third team AVCA All-American and honorable mention Asics/Volleyball Magazine All-American ... FirstTeam All-Pac-10 ... one of three Huskies to see action in every game ... second in the conference and 32nd nationally in digs at 5.65 digs per set ... her 622 digs is the third-best single-season mark in UW history. 2006 – Seattle Regional All-Tournament Team ... All-Pac-10 honorable mention ... Pac-10 All-Freshman team ... played in all 34 matches as Washington’s libero averaging 5.57 digs per game. 2005 – Redshirted CLUB/PREP CAREER: Played club volleyball for the Asics Rainbows under Aven Lee and Luis Ramirez ...Club team placed eighth at the 2002 Davis Festival and ninth at the 2001 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships earning all-tournament team 15’s club…A four-year letterwinner and team captain at Kalani High School ... Four-time first

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Kristin Richards

Outside Hitter * 6-1 Orem, Utah College: Stanford Birth Date: June 30, 1985 Joined Team: September 2005 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 - Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth). 2010 – Montreux Volley Masters (Silver). 2009 – Pan American Cup (Fourth); FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament – NORCECA Pool G (Gold)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Ninth)…NORCECA Continental Championship (Fourth). 2008 – Pan American Cup (Fifth Place)…U.S. Olympic Team Exhibition for Volleyball versus Brazil…FIVB World Grand Prix (Fourth Place). 2005 – Montreux Volley Masters (7th Place)... FIVB World Grand Prix (Eighth Place). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Averaged 1.40 points and 2.73 digs per set during Montreux Volley Masters in which she started one match but played in 15 sets in the tournament… Contributed 13 points with 11 kills and 12 digs versus China on June 10…Tallied 15 digs versus Cuba on June 11...On 14-player roster for opening weekend of FIVB World Grand Prix, but did not see action. 2010 – Played a total of five sets in two matches of the Montreux Volley Masters event, record a total of four points and four digs. 2009 – Averaged 2.94 points per set while playing in 48 sets during 2009 season…Started six matches and played 20 total sets of the Pan American Cup, averaging 3.30 points and 1.35 digs per set…Converted 40.4 percent of attacks into kills at Pan American Cup…Played a reserved role at FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament – NORCECA Pool G, but generated 4.00 points per set coming off the bench in three sets…Tallied 11 points with nine kills on 14 attempts in two sets versus Barbados on July 7…Started six of nine matches during the preliminary weekends of the FIVB World Grand Prix, competing in 24 of 36 possible sets…Averaged 2.54 points and 1.00 digs per set at the World Grand Prix…Tallied 14 points versus Puerto Rico on Aug. 1, followed by 13 points versus Dominican Republic on Aug. 7… Provided two kills on two attempts against Costa Rica on Sept. 24 in only set of action during NORCECA Continental Championship. 2008 – Contributed 73 points in 26 sets to help the U.S. finish fifth at Pan American Cup and earn 2009 World Grand Prix berth… Averaged 2.81 points, 2.38 kills, 0.31 blocks and 0.77 digs per set at the Pan American Cup…Tallied 15 points in loss to Puerto Rico on June 5…Hit .710 against Argentina, the bronze medalist at the

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Pan American Cup, with 10 kills on 14 errorless swings in a June 1 victory…Started two of three sets played versus Brazil on June 13 compiling three kills and an ace…Started two of four sets played at the FIVB World Grand Prix compiling two kills on nine attacks and an ace. 2005 – Participated at the Montreux Volley Masters and FIVB World Grand Prix events. 2003 – Member of USA National A2 program. 2002 – Member of U.S. Women’s Junior National Team. 2001 – Traveled with U.S. Women’s National Team player and served as a practice player at the Montreux Volley Masters tournament...Member of U.S. Women’s Junior National Team. 2000 – Captain of U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team…Traveled to Switzerland with U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team. COLLEGE: Two-time American Volleyball Coaches Association All-American while competing as an outside hitter at Stanford University (2003-2006)... Concluded collegiate career in 2006 ranked among the top 10 in several career categories with the Cardinal. Holds the Stanford record for career digs (1,597) and career dig average (3.44 per set), while ranking third in career attacks (4,350). Ranks fifth with 1,819-career kills and 3.92 kills per set…Served 126 aces for fifth place, while her 0.27 aces per set ranks tied for seventh…Played in a 464 total games for ninth place at Stanford. 2006 - Earned All-American Honorable Mention by Volleyball Magazine and was a Third Team honoree by the AVCA... Named to the All-Pac-10 Team for the fourth-straight season. 2005 - First-Team AVCA All-American and ASICS/Volleyball AllAmerican…Also named First-Team AVCA Pacific Region…Named to the All-Pac-10 First Team for a third-straight season…Finished first on the team in kills (544, 4.90 kpg, third in the Pac-10, 19th in the country) as a starter in 32 matches…Her 544 kills is sixthbest for a single season in school history. 2004 - Played in 132 games…Volleyball Magazine All-American…NCAA All-Tournament selection…NCAA Regional All-Tournament choice…Pac-10 First Team selection…Averaged 3.68 kills and 3.80 digs per game. 2003 - Volleyball Magazine National Freshman of the Year…AVCA Pacific Region Freshman of the Year…Pac-10 Freshman of the Year…AllPac-10 selection…Averaged 3.38 kills and 3.03 digs per game. CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE: Four-year letterwinner at Timpanogos High School in Orem, Utah…Captained her team during her junior and senior seasons…Four-time all-region selection and all-state honoree…2000 & 2002 Region MVP…2000 Student Sports National Sophomore of the Year…2001 & 2002 AllAmerican…2001 & 2002 Utah Gatorade Player of the Year…The 2002 State MVP…2003 National Gatorade Player of the Year…2001 & 2002 Academic all-region selection…Led her team to a state championship in 2002-03…Played club for the Players Volleyball Club, and helped her team win the 2002 Nationals…Voted MVP. PERSONAL: Born Kristin Richards on June 30, 1985…Daughter of Dave and Lori Richards…has one sister (Lauren) and two brothers (Andrew and Taylor)…Sister, Lauren, played volleyball at BYU and is now coaching at American University…Both her father and mother played volleyball at BYU…Father, Dave, also played on the U.S. National Team from 1978 to 1980...Graduated from Stanford in 2007 with a bachelor of arts degree in urban studies... Played volleyball since age eight...Rehabilited two consecutive knee surgeries in nine months...Happiest moment in sports was winning the NCAA Division I national championship in 2004... Happiest moments in life were graduating from Stanford and her sister’s marriage...Hobbies include skiing, photography, sleeping, outdoors and beach volleyball...Admires her mother most because she has endured a lot growing up and is an amazing individual...Favorite athlete is Karch Kiraly...Favorite movie is Wedding Crashers and favorite television shows are Family Guy and Friends...Favorite book is Tuesday’s with Morrie...Favorite music is country and favorite musical group is Bloc Party...Favorite food is pizza.

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World Grand Prix (sixth place)…Italy Tour…World Championships (Silver Medal). 2001 – World Championships Qualifying (first place)…World Grand Prix (first place)…NORCECA (first place)… World Grand Champions Cup. 2000 – BCV Volley Masters... Brazil Trip...Grand Prix...NIKE Americas’ Volleyball Challenge... Olympic Games (Fourth Place). 1999 – Brazil Tour…Pan American Games…NORCECA Championship ... World Cup. 1996 – Grand Prix…Olympics. 1995 – Canada Cup…Grand Prix…Pan American Games…World Cup. 1994 – Goodwill Games…Grand Prix…World Championships. 1991 – Pan American Games.

Danielle Scott-Arruda

Middle Blocker * 6-2 Baton Rouge, Louisiana College: Long Beach State Birth Date: Oct. 1, 1972 Joined Team: May 1994 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2009 – Pan American Cup (Fourth)…FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament – NORCECA Pool G (Gold)…NORCECA Continental Championship (4th). 2008 – U.S. Olympic Team Exhibition for Volleyball versus Brazil…FIVB World Grand Prix (Fourth Place)… Olympic Games (Silver Medal). 2007 – Pan American Games (Bronze Medal)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Eighth Place)…NORCECA Championship (Silver Medal)…FIVB World Cup (Bronze Medal). 2006 – World Grand Prix (Seventh Place)…World Championships (Ninth Place). 2005 – Front Range Tour vs. Brazil…Montreux Volley Masters…FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament (Gold Medal)…NORCECA Championships (Gold Medal)…World Grand Champions Cup (Silver Medal). 2004 – Montreux Volley Masters (Silver Medal)…World Grand Prix (Bronze Medal)…Olympic Games. 2003 – Montreux Volley Masters…Russia Tournament… Pan American Cup (Gold Medal)…World Grand Prix (Bronze Medal)… NORCECA Zone Championships (Gold Medal)…Texas Tour…World Cup (Bronze Medal). 2002 – Utah Tour vs. Italy… Courtesy of FIVB

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 – Played in 48 sets in limited action, compiling 2.23 points per set with 0.73 blocks per set and a 44.9 kill percent…Scored 59 points in seven matches (started six matches) at the Pan American Cup, including 22 blocks as part of a 1.00 average to earn the Best Blocker of the Tournament…Hit at a .342 efficiency at the Pan American Cup and converted 46.6 percent of attacks into kills…Started all three matches of the FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament – NORCECA Pool G third-round competition in Orlando, averaging 2.29 points in seven sets played…Helped U.S. qualify for the 2010 FIVB World Championship in the NORCECA Pool G event by converting eight of 11 attacks into kills…Averaged 1.68 points per set during NORCECA Continental Championship in five starts and 19 sets played…Totaled 11 points with a .444 hitting efficiency against Dominican Republic on Sept. 26. 2008 – Played and started 12 of 15 possible sets in three-match series versus Brazil June 11-14… Averaged 2.58 points per set, including 0.83 blocks and 0.25 aces per set…Attacked at a .400 efficiency (kills minus errors divided by attacks) with 18 kills on 35 swings versus Brazil…Over 46 sets at the FIVB World Grand Prix, averaged 3.13 points, 2.30 kills, 0.76 blocks and 0.07 aces per set…Converted 60.2 percent of her attacks into kills at World Grand Prix, including a .545 hitting efficiency, but did not qualify for the Best Spiker award in the Final Round due to minimum attempts…Scored 58 points in the World Grand Prix Final round, including 22 points versus Japan on July 10…Ranked ninth in blocking during the Final Round…Compiled 85 points in eight Olympic Games matches helping Team USA to silver medal, its first medal since 1992…Averaged 2.83 points, 2.17 kills, 0.57 blocks and 0.10 aces per set while compiling a kill percent of 0.54 and kill efficiency of .438…Totaled 22 points in Olympic Games opener against Japan on Aug. 9…Added 19 points versus host China on Aug. 15, followed by a 17-point performance with 15 kills on 20 attacks against Italy in the quarterfinal round on Aug. 19. 2007 – Flag bearer for the U.S. delegation at the Pan American Games…Averaged 3.38 points and 1.00 digs per set at Pan American Games while attacking at a .342 clip…Started all 36 sets for Team USA at FIVB World Grand Prix, averaging 2.89 points, 2.11 kills and 0.69 blocks…Attacked at a .381 mark during the World Grand Prix on 155 swings…Averaged 3.31 points per set at the NORCECA Championship while attacking at a .453 percentage… Turned in 2.25 kills, 0.88 blocks and 0.19 aces per set at NORCECA Championship…Moved to outside hitter for the NORCECA gold medal match and provided 14 kills on 32 swings, three blocks and an ace…Started 35 of 41 possible sets at FIVB World Cup while averaging 3.14 points, 2.11 kills, 0.89 blocks and 0.14 aces per set…At the World Cup, ranked third in Best Blocker and 25th in Best Scorer…Provided a USA team-high .464 attack percentage during the World Cup on 140 attacks…Reached double-figure scoring in eight of 11 matches at the World Cup, including 17 points in a sweep of Korea…Credited with four or more blocks in 11 of the World Cup matches, including six versus Thailand on Nov. 10. 2006 – Averaged 2.64 points per set in nine World Grand Prix matches, despite starting just four matches…Turned in five double-digit point performances in the Grand Prix, including 16 points in a three-set victory over Thailand on Sept. 1…Tallied 11

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kills and four blocks for 15 points against China on Aug. 25… Compiled a .579 attack percentage for the World Grand Prix… Produced a .764 hitting percentage with 13 kills against Thailand on Sept. 1, followed by a .714 attack percentage with 10 kills on 14 swings against Russia on Sept. 3…Averaged 2.91 points, 2.31 kills, 0.51 blocks and 0.09 aces per set during 35 sets of action at the World Championships…Attacked at a .417 percentage during the World Championships. Produced 17 points against Netherlands on Nov. 1 and 16 points versus Turkey on Nov. 16 in the ninthplace match. 2005 – Danielle played a key role as the USA Women captured the silver medal at the season-ending FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in Japan in November…The United States finished the tournament with a record of 4-1 as it earned wins over Korea, 2004 Olympic gold medalist China, Poland and Japan along the way…She finished second among all players in total blocks (17) and blocks per set (1.06)…Danielle scored a match-high-tying 21 points as Team USA upset Cuba in five sets to win its third-straight NORCECA Championship gold medal on Sept. 11…Blasted 15 kills with four blocks and two aces as the Americans finished the tournament with a record of 5-1…Played professionally for Pallavolo Chieri in Italy. 2004 – Made her third-straight Olympic appearance in Athens, Greece, as the USA Women finished tied for fifth overall after losing to Brazil in the tournament quarterfinals…Finished tied for first on the team in total blocks in Athens with 15 and tied for seventh among all players. 2003 – Helped the United States earn a bronze medal at the 2003 World Cup and a berth in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece…Finished first on the team and eighth among all players with 152 total points in 11 matches (110 kills, 40 blocks, 2 aces) as the United States went 8-3…On the season Scott played in 128 of a possible 163 sets and finished first on the team in blocks (89) Courtesy of Newsport

and hitting percentage (.486)…Ranked second on the squad in total points (433) and points per set (3.38), third in total kills (326) and tied for fifth in service aces (18)…Named to the USA Volleyball 75th Anniversary Women’s 1978-2003 All-Era Team in May… Played professionally for Pallavolo Chieri in Italy. 2002 – Won a silver medal at the 2002 Women’s Volleyball World Championships…Started all 11 matches at the World Championships and averaged 10.6 points per match…Captured Best Blocker honors at the World Championships after leading all players with 38 total stuffs…Played professionally for the Pioneer Red Wings in Japan’s V-League…Earned the league’s Best Blocker honor for the past season. 2001 – Named Most Valuable Player of the World Grand Prix after earning Best Scorer and Best Blocker awards…Played professionally for A.D.C. BCN in Brazil. 2000 – Finished the season as the team leader in kills (423), blocks (140) and hitting percentage (.347)…Earned the MVP honor at the NIKE Americas’ Volleyball Challenge after posting 36 kills, 17 digs, 15 blocks and a .359 hitting percentage in 12 games played...Sparked the team to an Olympic berth with nine stuff blocks in the championship match against Canada...Led the team in kills (60) and blocks (15) at the BCV Volley Masters...Posted a career-high 10 blocks versus Brazil...Led the team with 18 kills and eight blocks in a four-set upset of Brazil...Led the team in kills (133), blocks (37) and hitting percentage (.332) at the Grand Prix…Led the team and the Olympic Games in blocking with 33 stuffs…Added 101 kills, 32 digs, five aces and a .343 hitting percentage. 1999 – Led the team in total kills (92) and blocks (17) en route to a bronze medal at the Pan American Games…Posted a season high 24 kills on the Brazil Tour…Helped the team qualify for the World Cup with 46 kills and 13 blocks at the NORCECA Championship ... Her 39 blocks ranked among the top five at the World Cup ... Also posted 97 kills and seven aces. 1996 – Earned the starting middle blocker position in the final two Olympic Games matches, leading the team in kills versus Germany for seventh place. 1995 – Helped Team USA claim the World Grand Prix title with victories over Cuba, Brazil and China. Saw extensive playing time off the bench. 1994 – Joined the team on a full-time basis in the summer of 1994, earning a spot on the roster for the Goodwill Games, Grand Prix and World Championships…Paced the team with 22 kills in a victory over Germany. 1991 – Member of Pan American Games. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: A three-time American Volleyball Coaches Association First-Team All-American…Finished career as all-time NCAA career hitting percentage leader (.421)…Posted 1,778 kills, 693 digs and 604 blocks in her career at Long Beach State…Earned All-Big West honors in basketball, becoming the first Big West student-athlete to earn all-conference accolades in two sports in one season. 1993 – Led the 49ers to the NCAA Championships… AVCA and Volleyball Magazine National Player of the Year…Honda Award recipient as nation’s best female volleyball player… Big West Conference Player of the Year…Led the country in hitting percentage. 1992 – AVCA and Volleyball Monthly First-Team AllAmerican…AVCA All-Northwest Region…Big West Conference Player of the Year ... Helped the 49ers reach the national semifinals ... Led the country in hitting percentage. 1991 – AVCA First-Team All-American. Asics/Volleyball Monthly Second-Team All-American… Helped the 49ers reach the NCAA Championship match. PERSONAL: Born Danielle Racquel Scott on Oct. 1, 1972, in Baton Rouge, La…Parents are Charles Young and Vera Scott…She has one brother (Charles) and one sister (Stefanie)…Lists her mother and father as the people she admires most because they are “awesome role models”…Lists “The Color Purple” as her favorite movie and the Los Angeles Lakers as her favorite sports teams… Official Danielle Scott web site is www.Danielle-Scott.com.

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per set while playing 113 games for the Bruins as a freshman… Added 0.96 kills, 0.67 blocks, 0.28 aces and 2.80 digs per set… Selected All-Pac-10.

Nellie Spicer

Setter * 5-9 Barrington, Illinois College: UCLA Birth Date: July 3, 1987 Joined Team: February 2008

OTHER USA VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCE: 2005 – Participated on the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team that competed at the FIVB Women’s Junior World Championship. 2004 – Helped the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team to the gold medal at the NORCECA Women’s Junior Continental Championship. 2000 – Began playing club volleyball for Sports Performance.

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth)...Pan American Cup (Bronze). 2010 – Montreux Volley Masters (Silver)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...Tour of Brazil. 2009 – Tour of Egypt…Pan American Cup (Fourth); FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament – NORCECA Pool G (Gold)…Final Four Intercontinental Cup (Silver). 2008 – Tour of China. INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Played significantly at Montreux Volley Masters with 20 sets played with just one start, that in bronze-medal match against China…Averaged 1.25 digs and 0.45 points per set while turning in a .625 hitting efficiency (6-1-8)…Started one match at Pan American Cup with 15 total sets played…Tallied 10 assists versus Trinidad & Tobago on July 3 with three aces and a kill. 2010 - Started all five matches at setter during the Montreux Volley Masters, leading the Americans to the silver medal…Tallied 174 running sets (10.88 set average) during Montreux on 408 attempts leading to a 43 kill percent based on attempts…Averaged 1.50 digs to go with 11 points scored (4 kills, 2 aces, 5 blocks) in 16 sets played at the Montreux event…Tallied three kills, three blocks and an ace for seven points to go with three digs versus Japan on June 8 at Montreux…Contributed a 2.00 assist average in eight sets during the FIVB World Grand Prix in which the U.S. won the gold…Started two of four matches on Tour of Brazil. 2009 – Starting setter for U.S. Women’s National Team versus Egypt on April 10, leading Team USA to a .314 hitting efficiency and 43 kill percent…Scored six kills on 10 errorless attacks versus Egypt, in addition to one block…Started all seven matches of the Pan American Cup, playing in 28 sets…Averaged 3.60 assists, 0.65 points, 0.45 digs and 0.25 aces per set at Pan American Cup…Started versus Barbados on July 7 during FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament – NORCECA Pool G, producing 18 assists and two kills on two attempts…Tallied 12 assists in 12 sets during Final Four Cup in which she started one of five matches at setter…Tallied two kills and a block in a reserve role against Peru on Sept. 10…Charted nine digs in a match versus Dominican Republic on Sept. 11. 2008 – Played in four sets during an exhibition tour of China as Team USA prepared for the Olympic Games.

PERSONAL: Born Mary Nelson Spicer on July 3, 1987, in Barrington, Ill…Parents are Barbara and Thomas Spicer…Brothers are Tommy (1981), Matt and Charlie (1987)…Sisters are Megan (1977), Betsy (1979) and Annie (1983). Twin brother is Charlie…Sister Betsy played for Grand Rapids in the USPV…Graduated from UCLA with a degree in sociology in 2009…Graduated from Barrington High School in 2005…Hobbies are movies, eating, dancing, reading and being with her family…Favorite food is Mexican…Favorite Books are Angels & Demons and Without Remorse…Favorite musical category is alternative…Favorite musical group/performer is The New Pornographers and Tyrone Wells…Favorite Athlete is Wade Brookbank-Rockford Icehogs…Favorite Movies are Gone Baby Gone, Love Actually, Last of the Mohicans and ELF…Favorite Actor and Actress are Leonardo DiCaprio and Meryl Streep…Most admired person is her pops because “he did amazing things in his life but never wanted praise or glory. He was the hardest worker I have ever known.”…Happiest moment in life is “any time my entire family is together – so fun with my little nieces and nephew running around.”

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Three-time American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America First-Team selection…Finished career ranked second-all-time at UCLA with 6,000 assists and third in digs with 1,299. 2008 – Named AVCA All-America First-Team… Led Bruins to NCAA Sweet 16 appearance with a 22-11 record… Set UCLA to a .238 team attack percentage while averaging 10.77 assists per set…Added 136 kills (1.12 per set), 297 digs (2.45 per set) and 72 blocks (0.60 per set). 2007 – Named AVCA All-America First-Team…Ranked 25th in the nation in assist average (12.92) and fourth on the team in digs with 3.07 per set…Added 91 total blocks and 21 aces to rank fourth on the team. 2006 – Earned AVCA All-America First-Team while setting 1,721 assists, the third highest single-season total in school history…Averaged 13.66 assists per set, along with averages of 1.13 kills, 2.52 digs and 0.74 blocks…Set senior middle blocker Nana Meriwether to the nation’s best hitting percentage. 2005 – Averaged 12.62 assists

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Jennifer Tamas

Middle Blocker * 6-4 Milpitas, California College: Pacific Birth Date: Nov. 23, 1982 Joined Team: June 2001 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth)...Pan American Cup (Bronze)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold). 2010 – Montreux Volley Masters (Silver Medal)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold Medal)…Tour of Brazil…FIVB World Championship (Fourth). 2008 – U.S. Olympic Team Exhibition for Volleyball versus Brazil…FIVB World Grand Prix (Fourth)…Olympic Games (Silver). 2007 – Pan American Cup (Fourth)…World Grand Prix (Eighth)…NORCECA Championship (Silver)… FIVB World Cup (Bronze). 2006 – Pan American Cup (Fourth)... World Grand Prix (Seventh)…World Championships (Ninth). 2005 – Front Range Tour vs. Brazil…Pan American Cup…World Grand Prix…FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament (Gold)…NORCECA Continental Championships (Gold)…World Grand Champions Cup. 2003 – Pan American Games (Bronze). 2002 – Pan American Cup. INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Started all five matches of the Montreux Volley Masters, compiling 2.14 points and 0.64 digs per set with a .446 hitting efficiency…Scored 10 or more points in last four matches of the Montreux Volley Masters…Converted 11 of 15 attacks versus Germany on June 9…Started all eight matches of the Pan American Cup, averaging 2.19 points, 0.48 blocks and 0.41 digs per set…Held a .467 hitting efficiency during Pan Am Cup with 54.7 kill percent…Converted 70 percent (7-10) attacks for kills versus Cuba in bronze-medal match as part of .500 hitting efficiency and 10-point performance with three blocks…Played in seven sets with one start while serving as captain of squad that won the FIVB World Grand Prix…Scored seven points versus Peru in only start of the tournament, while adding five kills against Italy in the Final Round pool match on Aug. 25. 2010 – Served as captain of the U.S. team that won the silver medal at the Montreux Volley Masters… Averaged 2.59 points at the Montreux Volley Masters while starting four of the five matches and 17 of the 18 sets…Converted 56.4 percent of attacks with a .455 hitting efficiency during the Montreux Volley Masters, including a .688 hitting efficiency (12-1-16) versus Russia on June 11 leading to 16 points…Averaged 0.71 blocks during the Montreux event… Served as captain of the U.S. squad that won the Courtesy of FIVB FIVB World Grand Prix… Played in three sets during the World Grand Prix compiling two points versus Germany on Aug. 7 and three points versus Thailand on Aug. 14… Averaged 2.21 points per set and converted 51.2 percent of attacks while starting three of four matches on Tour of Brazil…Played in seven sets during the FIVB World Championship… Scored nine points with 7-of-11 errorless hitting in addition to two blocks in bronze medal match against Japan on Nov. 14…Scored five points in final set versus Brazil on Nov. 10, including 4-of-4 hitting. 2008 – Started versus Brazil on June and compiled six kills and match-high seven blocks in five-set victory…Started final two sets versus Brazil on June 14 and

tallied three kills and three blocks…Averaged 2.71 points against Brazil, including 1.43 blocks and a .350 attack efficiency…Started eight of nine sets played in the opening preliminary weekend of the World Grand Prix… Averaged 3.11 points with 2.78 kills and 0.33 blocks per set…Compiled a .511 hitting efficiency on 45 swings and just two errors…Played a reserve role at the Olympic Games to assist the USA to a silver medal, its first medal-stand appearance since 1992…Contributed key points coming off the bench versus Venezuela on Aug. 13, which included four blocks and three kills in three sets…Added three kills and a block off the bench versus Poland on Aug. 17. Tallied six kills on 18 attacks during the Olympics to go with five blocks in six sets played (four started). 2007 – Averaged 2.40 points per set during Pan American Cup and only non-libero to play in all 25 sets…Produced 15 points, including international career-high five blocks, versus Dominican Republic on June 29…Started seven of nine matches at World Grand Prix, averaging 1.70 points per set…Attacked at a .411 clip during the World Grand Prix on 56 swings…Averaged 2.86 points per set mainly as a reserve at the NORCECA Championship…Charted 16 points with nine kills, four aces and three blocks versus Cuba in the NORCECA gold medal match on Sept. 22…Started 18 sets and three matches at the FIVB World Cup…Averaged 2.11 points, 1.47 kills and 0.58 blocks per set during the World Cup…Recorded a .386 attack percentage on 57 swings at the World Cup…Tallied a tournament-best 13 points versus Thailand on Nov. 10. 2006 – Averaged 3.33 points in 24 sets over seven matches of a tour of Italy March 22 to April 2…Played one set versus Poland on May 26, recording one kill...Scored in every match of the Pan American Cup with 10 points against Venezuela and 13 points against Argentina... Scored 61 total points at Pan American Cup…Averaged 2.29 points per set during World Grand Prix, including 11-point matches against Dominican Republic on Aug. 16 and Brazil on Aug. 26…Produced four blocks in matches against Dominican Republic and Brazil…Played in 14 sets of the World Championships with eight individual set starts…Compiled 24 points on 18 kills and six blocks, including a personal tournament high 10 points coming off the bench against Kazakhstan on Oct. 31. 2005 – Selected as a member of the USA Women’s National Team that captured the silver medal at the season-ending FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in Japan in November…The United States finished the tournament with a record of 4-1 as it earned wins over Korea, 2004 Olympic gold medalist China, Poland and Japan along the way…Earned a gold medal as Team USA won its third-straight NORCECA Continental Championship with a five-set victory over Cuba on Sept. 11…The USA Women qualified for the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup with the win…Also earned a gold medal in August at the FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament as the USA Women qualified for the 2006 World Championships. 2003 – Earned a bronze medal as a member of the USA Women’s Pan American Games Team in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2003 – Capped her brilliant career by being selected as an American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) FirstTeam All-American…Became the first four-time All-American in school history…Also captured Big West Conference Player of the Year honors… Named First-Team All-Big West Conference for the fourth-straight season…Recorded a .340 hitting percentage with 5.63 kills, 2.09 digs and 1.20 blocks per game as a senior. 2002 – Earned American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Second-Team All-America honors for the second-straight year…Also earned First-Team All-Big West Conference honors for the third-straight season…Averaged 4.99 kills and 1.32 blocks per game…Finished her junior season third in the Pacific career record book in kills (1,501) and seventh in total blocks (486). 2001 – AVCA Second Team All-American…Third Team ASICS/Volleyball Magazine AllAmerican…Led the Tigers and Big West with 601 kills, 4.73 kills per game and a .313 hitting percentage…Big West All-Conference Team…AVCA AllWest Team for second year. 2000 – AVCA Second-Team All-American… Volleyball Magazine Honorable Mention All-American…AVCA All-West Team and District Freshman of the Year…Broke 15-year old record for single-season hitting percentage at .402…Named Big West Freshman of the Year and First Team All-Big West…Named Big West Player of the Week twice (Oct. 9 and Nov. 20)…Had career-high 21 kills and nine digs against UCLA on Dec. 8. PERSONAL: Born Jennifer Claire Joines on Nov. 23, 1982, in Santa Clara, Calif….Parents are David and Jody Joines…Married Chris Tamas on Aug. 22, 2009…Has a younger brother, John…Majored in communications and business at Pacific…Enjoys music, singing and dance.

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Logan Tom

Outside Hitter * 6-1 Salt Lake City, Utah College: Stanford Birth Date: May 25, 1981 Joined Team: January 2000 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 - FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold). 2010 - FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)…FIVB World Championship (Fourth). 2008 – U.S. Olympic Team Exhibition for Volleyball versus Brazil…FIVB World Grand Prix (Fourth)… Olympic Games (Silver). 2007 – FIVB World Cup (Bronze). 2004 – World Grand Prix (Bronze)…Olympic Games. 2003 – Montreux Volley Masters…Russia Tournament…Pan American Cup (Gold)… World Grand Prix (Bronze)… NORCECA Zone Championships (Gold)…Texas Tour…World Cup (Bronze). 2002 – Montreux Volley Masters…Russia Tour…Utah Tour vs. Italy…World Grand Prix (sixth place)…World Championships (Silver). 2001 – Montreux Volley Masters…World Championships Qualifying (Gold)…World Grand Prix (Gold). 2000 – BCV Volley Masters...Brazil Trip...Grand Prix... Japan Tour...Olympic Games...Russia Trip. 1999 – Junior World Championships. 1998 – Dominican Republic Trip…Junior NORCECA World Championship Qualifier…NORCECA World Championship Qualifier. 1997 – Junior Brazil Trip…Junior Canada Tour. INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Helped the U.S. win its second straight FIVB World Grand Prix by averaging 3.21 points, 2.47 digs, 2.35 kills, 0.50 aces and 0.35 blocks per set…Tallied 17 points and 19 digs versus Brazil in Final Round pool play, then followed with 12 points versus Serbia in semifinals and 13 points and 12 digs against Brazil in gold-medal match…Ranked ninth in World Grand Prix Final Round in scoring (58 points), second in Best Server (0.39 aces per set), 10th in Best Spiker (34.1 percent) and 10th in Best Digger (0.83 digs per set). 2010 – Averaged 3.38 points, 2.59 digs, 2.77 kills, 0.36 blocks and 0.26 aces in helping the U.S. to the FIVB World Grand Prix gold medal…Tallied 20 points versus Italy on Aug. 13 in first match with the U.S. Women’s National Team since the 2008 Olympic Games…Averaged 3.42 points and 2.89 digs during the FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round…Reached 20 points versus Poland on Aug. 25 in five-set win…Reached 15 points and 13 digs in five-set win over Brazil on Aug. 27…Tied for ninth in scoring during FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round, in addition to fifth in receiving (43.26 efficiency percent), seventh in digging and 15th in Blocking…Started all 11 matches and 40 sets for the U.S. at the FIVB World Championship…Provided eight double-doubles (kills and digs) as she averaged 3.28 kills and 3.30 digs, in addition to a 3.85 point averaged…Named Best Receiver of the FIVB World Championship compiling 178 excellent service receptions on 287 attempts for a 57.49 efficiency percent…Scored 20 points against both Cuba (Nov. 3) and Germany (Oct. 31) at the World Championship…Ranked 17th in scoring at the World Championship, along with 13th in Best Digger. 2008 – Started and played all five sets in June 11 exhibition versus Brazil, compiling a match-high 23 points on 20 kills, two aces and a block…Totaled two kills versus Brazil in limited action on June 13…Averaged 3.45 points, 2.78 kills, 0.43 blocks, 0.25 aces and 1.38 digs per set at the FIVB World Grand Prix…Finished the World Grand Prix Final Round as the second leading scorer in the tournament with 78 points and converted 35.1 percent of her attacks for 14th place…Averaged 0.23 aces per set in the Final Round for seventh place and held a 50.00 efficiency rating for seventh place in Best Receiver category…Recorded 20 points versus China on July 13 and 19 points versus Japan on July 10 in the World Grand Prix

Final Round…Named Best Scorer at the 2008 Olympic Games with a total of 124 points scored as part of a 3.76 scoring average per set…One of two Americans to start all 33 sets during the Olympic Games, the most of any competitor at the event…Averaged 2.91 kills, 0.24 aces, 0.58 blocks and 2.09 digs per set while compiling a 51.0 excellent service reception percent…Ranked eighth in the Olympic Games in Best Blocker…Scored 25 points in the pool finale against Poland on Aug. 17 with 18 kills on 39 swings, six blocks and an ace to go with 13 digs…Contributed 19 points versus Italy in the Olympic Games quarterfinals on Aug. 19, including 14 kills, three blocks and two aces…Charted 14 kills, two blocks and two aces as part of an 18-point performance versus China on Aug. 15… Added 11 points, 10 digs and 15 excellent service receptions on 19 errorless attempts in a three-set win over Cuba in the semifinals. 2007 – Named one of three FIVB World Cup MVP nominees… Averaged 4.10 points per set at World Cup in her first international tournament with Team USA in nearly three years… Averaged 3.35 kills, 0.65 blocks, 1.95 digs and 0.10 aces per set at the World Cup while starting 40 of 41 sets...Provided a .306 attack percentage on 317 swings during the World Cup…Tied for third best scorer at World Cup, 13th in Best Spiker, sixth in Best Blocker and 13th in Best Digger…Led Team USA in scoring in seven of 11 matches with a personal high of 23 points versus Serbia on Nov. 14…Added 18 points versus Cuba on Nov. 3. 2004 – Made her second-straight Olympic appearance in Athens, Greece, helping Team USA to a fifth-place finish…Named MVP and Best Server of the World Grand Prix after leading all players in scoring with 224 points in 13 matches (179 kills, 24 blocks and 21 service aces). 2003 – Helped U.S. earn the bronze at the FIVB World Cup and a berth in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games…Finished second on the team and 14th overall with 138 total points in 11 matches (109 kills, 17 blocks, 12 aces) as the United States went 8-3…On the year she led Team USA in points (571), points per set (3.71), kills (432), and service aces (67)…Ranked second in blocks (73) and digs (281)…Named Best Receiver at the Montreux Volley Masters and the Pan American Cup…Captured Best Server honors at the Yeltsin Cup in Russia… 2002 – Won silver medal at the 2002 FIVB World Championship, starting all 11 matches and averaging a team-leading 14 points per match…Finished sixth among all players in the world with 154 total points. 2001 – Played a big key as the women won the World Grand Prix for the first time since 1995…Posted 14 kills and two blocks in the championship match as the U.S. beat China…Had a team-high nine blocks as the women beat Russia 3-2 to advance to the championship match…Led the U.S. with 17 kills as it defeated Brazil in four games to advance to the semifinal round…Led U.S. in scoring in each of its three wins as it qualified for the 2002 World Championship by sweeping the qualification tournament with wins over Mexico, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico. 2000 – Finished her first full year on the national team leading the team in aces (30) and finishing second in kills (396) and blocks (58)... Played like a veteran at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, posting 96 kills, 64 digs, 17 blocks and eight aces...Put down three of the last five points in the USA’s five-set victory over Korea in the quarterfinals... Courtesy of FIVB Second on the squad

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with 105 kills and 70 digs at the World Grand Prix...Posted a teamleading 35 kills on the Australia Tour...Led the team with 66 kills, 47 digs, eight blocks and five aces on the Russia Trip...In 16 sets on the Japan Tour had 47 kills, 33 digs, 13 blocks and four aces... Second on the squad with 38 kills on the Brazil Trip. 1999 – Led the team and ranked second in the tournament in scoring at the Women’s Junior World Championships. 1998 – Played with the national team at the NORCECA World Championship Qualifier and the Dominican Republic Tour…Also led the junior team to the NORCECA World Championship Qualifier title. 1997 – Played in her first international competition with the junior national team on the Brazil Trip. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Attended Stanford University 1999-2002 and is one of only three players ever to earn American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America First-Team all four years. 2002 – Named AVCA National Player of the Year for the second straight year and earned first-team AVCA All-America honors en route to guiding Stanford to the NCAA Division I national championship match, where the Cardinal lost to USC…Captured Pac-10 Player of the Year honors for the second straight year and first-team All-Pac-10 honors for the fourth straight season…Won the Honda Award as the top female collegiate athlete in volleyball. 2001 – Named AVCA National Player of the Year and earned first-

team AVCA All-America honors en route to guiding Stanford to the NCAA Division I title with a sweep of Long Beach State…Led the Cardinal in kills (621, a school record), kills per game (5.09), digs (426) and service aces (66) and finished third in total blocks (112)…Captured the Honda Award as the top female collegiate athlete in volleyball. 2000 – Returned to Stanford on Oct. 10 after competing for the U.S. at the Sydney Olympic Games… Despite playing in only 16 out of 31 matches, still led the team in kills (328), kills per game (5.86), digs per game (3.20 and service aces (23)…Earned AVCA first-team All-America honors. 1999 – Only the fourth freshman to earn AVCA First-Team All-America honors...Asics/Volleyball Freshman of the Year…First-Team AllPac-10…Pac-10 Freshman of the Year…Helped the Cardinal reach the NCAA championship match with 438 kills, 254 digs, 86 blocks, 43 aces and a .324 attack percentage. PERSONAL: Born Logan Maile Lei Tom on May 25, 1981 in Napa, Calif…Parents are Melvyn and Kristine Tom…Also has a brother named Landon…Majored in international relations at Stanford… Logan’s father Melvyn played in the National Football League as defensive end with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Chicago Bears…Selected as one of eight finalists for the 2003 Women’s Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year Award in the team category.

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a 107-33 record in four years with the U.S. Men’s National Team program, which ended 2008 ranked second in the FIVB World Ranking.

Hugh McCutcheon

The U.S. enjoyed one of its best seasons ever in 2008 under McCutcheon’s guidance as the team won all three of its major tournaments of the year. Team USA secured its first-ever FIVB World League championship in July 2008 after a bronze medal finish in the same event in 2007, the first time the Americans earned back-to-back medals in the annual event. The U.S. started the 2008 campaign in dominating fashion by sweeping all five matches at the NORCECA Men’s Continental Olympic Qualifier to earn its berth in the 2008 Olympics.

Head Coach * 3rd Year

Home: Christchurch, New Zealand Resides: Irvine, Calif. Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) is in his third year as head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team. The year 2010 was characterized by a markedly improved won-loss record and medals in three of four tournaments. Team USA finished the 2010 season with a 28-13 record – a 10-match improvement in the victory column from last season. The U.S. claimed the silver medal at the Montreux Volley Masters and the bronze at the Pan American Cup in June 2010. Using a starting lineup of two rookies and four players with less than two years experience, the Americans earned the 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix gold medal. The 2010 season was capped by a fourth-place finish at the FIVB World Championship. Through his first two years, McCutcheon has developed a unit built around both established veterans and young players capable of competing on the international scene. The team has a 46-27 record in two years, despite transitioning to new techniques employed by McCutcheon and his staff. In addition, McCutcheon has brought in over 50 players into the gym for evaluation and over half have been part of an international trip representing the USA. In his first year leading the squad, McCutcheon was able to evaluate 30 players in international competitions along with training several other players who were new or returning to the program. With the mix of youth and veterans, Team USA finished 2009 with an 18-14 record and provided vast experience for a young roster. During the year, McCutcheon also took on the role of spokesperson for Human Options, which aims to create awareness of domestic violence. The squad qualified for the 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix and 2010 FIVB World Championship based on results in 2009. The U.S. won the FIVB World Championship – NORCECA Group G third-round pool to advance to the FIVB World Championship to be end at the end of 2010. It also placed fourth at the Pan American Cup held June 26-July 4 at Miami with several newcomers gaining their first international experience. Later in the year, the Americans placed ninth at the FIVB World Grand Prix utilizing a roster of only three Olympians. The U.S. earned the silver medal at the Final Four Intercontinental Cup, losing to Brazil in the title match. Team USA ended the year with a fourth-place finish at the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship with all three losses coming in five-set heartbreakers. Less than four months after leading the U.S. Men’s Olympic Volleyball Team to a gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing en route to being named the 2008 USOC National Coach of the Year, McCutcheon accepted the head coach position of the U.S. Women’s National Team for the 2009-2012 Olympic quadrennial, USA Volleyball Chief Executive Officer Doug Beal announced on Dec. 15, 2008. “This is a great opportunity for me to further develop professionally. I’m excited by the challenges this change presents, and I’m optimistic that some of the knowledge we’ve acquired with the men’s program can translate to the women,” McCutcheon said in regards to changing roles to the U.S. Women’s National Team. “There will be differences in systems and aspects of developing team culture but, at the end of the day, the fundamental principles of volleyball are not gender-specific.” “Hugh proved throughout the past quadrennial his abilities as a great coach, motivator and program manager,” Beal said. “The direction he provided allowed our men to steadily climb into position to be champions. Rarely has a team been so good so often under such intense pressure as they were in Beijing. I look forward to him bringing his talents, abilities, personality and philosophy to our women’s program! USA Volleyball is indeed fortunate and pleased to be able to retain Hugh within our national team structure.” Beal notes this is not an uncommon situation in international or professional volleyball. There are many examples of coaches moving from one gender to the other, most notably Jose Roberto Guimaraes (Ze Roberto), who led the Brazilian men’s team to the gold medal at the 1992 Olympic Games, and matched that success by leading the Brazilian women to the gold medal in Beijing. “Successful coaches are successful coaches,” Beal said. “I have every confidence that Hugh can learn the differences that surely exist between genders and apply his philosophy to our women’s team in a positive way.” As the head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team at the 2008 Olympic Games, McCutcheon, 39, and Team USA went undefeated in Beijing to claim its third Olympic Games gold medal and its first podium finish since 1992. He compiled

The U.S. Men opened the 2007 season with a third-place finish at World League. McCutcheon handed the team over to assistant coach Ron Larsen for the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The United States finished 4-1 in the event, with its only loss coming to hometown favorite Brazil in the gold-medal match. McCutcheon and his men won the gold medal in the 2007 Americas’ Cup, defeating a young Brazilian team in the final. Then the United States hosted and won the 2007 NORCECA Men’s Continental Championship in Anaheim, Calif. McCutcheon was presented with the inaugural Jim Coleman Award as the tournament’s most outstanding coach. In 2006, the U.S. Men encountered some bumps in the road to Beijing. Nevertheless, the team finished the season with a winning record at 18-14. In April 2006, McCutcheon and the team moved their center of operations from Colorado Springs, Colo. The move had many benefits as it put the team in the center of the men’s volleyball universe in Southern California and also removed the effects of Colorado’s high altitude on the team’s serves. But injuries and the disruption caused by moving the team caught up with Team USA at FIVB World League, where it did not advance from pool play and finished tied for 10th. That was followed by another 10th-place finish at the 2006 FIVB World Championships in Japan. The U.S. Men’s world ranking slipped from fifth to eighth. However, 2006 ended on a high note for McCutcheon, who married U.S. Women’s National Team player and 2004 Olympian Elisabeth “Wiz” Bachman on Dec. 9 in Minneapolis. The U.S. Men’s Team flourished in McCutcheon’s first year as head coach in 2005 by going 27-6 and winning five medals in five tournaments. The team earned a silver medal at the USOC International Sports Invitational in San Diego, Calif., gold medals at the Americas’ Cup in Brazil, the FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament in Puerto Rico and the NORCECA Continental Championship in Canada and another silver medal at the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in Japan. McCutcheon, a former Brigham Young University assistant coach, joined USA Volleyball as a full-time assistant coach for the men’s national team program in April 2003. McCutcheon was no stranger to the organization. In the summers of 2001 and 2002, respectively, he served as a volunteer assistant coach for the men’s national team, helping out during the 2001 World League, the 2002 World Championships and on five international tours. He has also served as the head coach of the USA Boys Youth National Team in 2000 and 2001. McCutcheon was the top assistant coach and recruiter for BYU from 1995- 2001 under head coach Carl McGown. During that time, the Cougars posted a record of 138- 44 and captured two NCAA men’s volleyball championships (1999 and 2001). After leaving BYU, McCutcheon was the head coach of the Vienna Hotvolleys in Austria for two seasons. In his first season there, the Hotvolleys won the 2001-02 Inter-Liga, Austrian Cup and Austrian League championships. He also coached the first Austrian team to ever beat an Italian A1 opponent. McCutcheon’s love for volleyball developed in New Zealand where he played on the junior and senior national teams from 1986-90 before coming to the United States. He was also a member of New Zealand’s national team in 1996 and represented his country on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in 1997. He played for BYU from 1991-1993 after transferring from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. In 1993 he earned honorable mention All-America honors. In 1992 he earned Academic All-Conference honors from the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in physical education from BYU in 1993, McCutcheon played professionally for two years in Finland and Japan before returning to BYU to complete his master’s degree in exercise science in 1998. In 1999, McCutcheon received an MBA from BYU’s Marriott School of Management.

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the Kiraly-led 1984 U.S. Olympic team that won the gold medal, views the pairing of McCutcheon with Kiraly as an exciting synergy of volleyball individuals for the U.S. Women’s National Team and the sport.

Karch Kiraly

“By having Karch join Hugh’s staff brings about an exciting time for the U.S. Women’s National Team and USA Volleyball,” Beal said. “Both have long-term potential of being not only great coaches, but being wonderful volleyball ambassadors with ancillary benefits to all areas of our sport on this very expanded platform as U.S. Women’s National Team coaches. I’m positive that Karch will bring to this position the same qualities that made him so great on the court and on the sand – a unique focus, a total commitment to excellence and an unswerving drive to be the best and make everyone around him the best.”

Assistant Coach * 3rd Year Home: San Clemente, Calif.

Karch Kiraly (San Clemente, Calif.), the most decorated player in the history of volleyball and an international legend – both indoor and on the beach – was named an assistant coach of the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team in April of 2009. U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) hired Kiraly as an assistant coach for the program which won the 2008 Olympic Games silver medal in Beijing. “We all know how great Karch was as a player, and I strongly believe that he will have similar success in this game as a coach,” McCutcheon said. “His addition to our staff is a huge boon for this program. His knowledge, experience and drive will be invaluable.” Team USA finished the 2010 season with a 28-13 record – a 10-match improvement in the victory column from last season. The U.S. claimed the silver medal at the Montreux Volley Masters and the bronze at the Pan American Cup in June 2010. Using a starting lineup of two rookies and four players with less than two years experience, the Americans earned the 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix gold medal. The 2010 season was capped by a fourth-place finish at the FIVB World Championship. In his two years on the U.S. Women’s National Team staff, the Americans have a 46-27 record in two years, despite transitioning to new techniques employed by the coaching staff. During his first year with the U.S. Women’s National Team, Kiraly assisted the squad to an 18-14 overall record. The team had 30 players compete in at least one international competition, as well as several other newcomers and veterans returning to the team that only trained at the American Sports Centers in Anaheim. The 2009 squad qualified for the 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix and 2010 FIVB World Championship based on results in 2009. The U.S. won the FIVB World Championship – NORCECA Group G third-round pool to advance to the FIVB World Championship to be end at the end of 2010. It also placed fourth at the Pan American Cup held June 26-July 4 at Miami with several newcomers gaining their first international experience. Later in the year, the Americans placed ninth at the FIVB World Grand Prix utilizing a roster of only three Olympians. The U.S. earned the silver medal at the Final Four Intercontinental Cup, losing to Brazil in the title match. Team USA ended the year with a fourth-place finish at the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship with all three losses coming in five-set heartbreakers. Kiraly, 48, has been recognized by many as the greatest volleyball player ever. He is the only volleyball player –male or female – to win Olympic Games gold medals in both the indoor and beach volleyball disciplines. Further, Kiraly is the first volleyball player – and one of only two ever – to win three gold medals in the sport. “Two things intrigue me most about this position; the first is the opportunity to work under Coach McCutcheon, one of – if not THE – best coaching minds on the planet,” Kiraly said. “The second is the phenomenal potential that exists on the women’s side of American volleyball. High school and club volleyball for women are so advanced in popularity and skill level here in the United States. College volleyball has an NCAA Tournament of 64 teams for its own version of March Madness, along with hundreds of outstanding players.” Kiraly still maintains influence on the beach and has been instrumental in its further growth across the United States. He has been active in spearheading the development of the U.S. Open of Beach Volleyball, which was created in partnership with USA Volleyball for the specific purpose of providing an opportunity for adult players to pursue a crowning achievement on a national stage for beach volleyball. In partnership with the Elevation Group, Kiraly has backed the creation of the Corona Wide Open, a new festival and grassroots-based beach volleyball series that will have eight tour stops throughout the United States in 2009, and qualify teams for the U.S. Open of Beach Volleyball. USA Volleyball Chief Executive Officer Doug Beal, who served as the head coach of

Kiraly has been active in the coaching field and other volleyball endeavors since he finished his playing career in 2007. He founded the Karch Kiraly Volleyball Academy in 2007, which delivers fundamental training principles, physical and mental preparation, and game-like challenges for female volleyball players ages 13-17. Kiraly said his desire to learn and acquire new skills led him into his current career path. And despite a short coaching resume, he will utilize his own knowledge coupled with a vast coaching cadre to bounce ideas off. “I have a hunger to grow and to learn, so coaching is a natural extension of a life-long love of the game of volleyball,” Kiraly said. “I have immersed myself in coaching the same way I did with playing and with television commentary – by trying to over-prepare and by asking lots of questions. I have also been blessed to have had great coaching as a player and to be able to pick up the phone and bounce coaching ideas off mentors like Bill Neville and Marv Dunphy among many others. The United States has a superb cadre of coaches, some of the best minds of volleyball ever, and I aspire to join that group.” As a player, the Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) named Kiraly as the greatest men’s volleyball player of the sport’s first century, citing his performance and courage in leading the U.S. Men’s Team to an unprecedented string of championships including the famed “Triple Crown of Volleyball” consisting of gold medals at the 1984 Olympic Games, the 1985 FIVB World Cup and the 1986 FIVB World Championship. Kiraly also captained the U.S. Men’s Team to their second consecutive gold medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul. The FIVB also named him “Best Player in the World in 1986 and 1988. After his two Olympic Games gold-medal performances, Kiraly went on to play professional volleyball in the Italian League from 1990 to 1992. He won the World Club Championship with his team Il Messaggero in 1991 and was named the most valuable player. His team also won the Italian League championship in the 199091 season. After years of dominating the game on the hard court indoors, Kiraly returned to the sand and became equally dominant in beach volleyball. He and partner Kent Steffes captured the 1996 Olympic Games gold medal in beach volleyball as the sport made its Olympic debut in Atlanta. Before retiring at the end of 2007, Kiraly had won 148 beach volleyball tournaments (144 domestic, 3 FIVB international events), more than any other player in history. He won at least one tournament in 24 of his 27 seasons of playing beach volleyball, claiming titles with 13 different partners during his four-decade long career. Kiraly was named the AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) Most Valuable Player six times. Kiraly was inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2001. Domestically, Kiraly has been bestowed many honors for his volleyball skills. The United States Olympic Committee recognized him in 2008 with induction into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame on June 19 in Chicago. The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) inducted Kiraly into its 2005 Hall of Fame Class. In 1992, UCLA retired the All-American’s jersey and inducted him into the UCLA Hall of Fame. Kiraly led the Bruins to a 124-5 record from 1979-82, including three NCAA titles and a runner-up finish. In 2009, Kiraly was inducted into the California Sports Hall of Fame and the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America® Hall of Fame. Kiraly’s introduction to the sport occurred at the age of six. He earned his A and AA rating on the beach at the age of 15 and his AAA rating at 17. After leading Santa Barbara (Calif.) High School to the Southern California Championship title in 1978, Kiraly participated on the U.S. Junior National Team in 1978 and 1979 leading into his collegiate career at UCLA. Kiraly now lives in San Clemente, Calif., with his wife, Janna, and sons Kristian and Kory.

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Karch Kiraly and the team during the first two years of the quadrennial, so I envision this as a seamless transition in 2011 as the team works toward qualification for the 2012 Olympic Games.”

Paula Weishoff

Assistant Coach * 1st Full Year

Weishoff states that she is fortunate that everyone involved is willing to work with the dual role, one that keeps her a part of the UC Irvine staff while assisting with the U.S. Women’s National Team.

Home: Irvine, Calif.

Paula Weishoff (Irvine, Calif.) was added to the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team as an assistant coach, which was announced by U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) on Dec. 14, 2010. She formally starts with the U.S. Women’s National Team on May 1 and will remain in the role through the 2012 Olympic Games. “We are very excited to have Paula join our staff,” McCutcheon said. “She is a wonderful volleyball coach and we expect her knowledge and experience to be invaluable. We could not have hired a better person for this job.” Weishoff (Huntington Beach, Calif.), a three-time Olympian for the U.S. Women’s National Team, will continue to serve as head women’s volleyball coach at the University of California, Irvine while holding her National Team position. Weishoff recently completed her second year as head coach at UC Irvine this fall. “The chance to be able to work with Hugh, Karch (Kiraly), Jamie (Morrison), the rest of the USA Volleyball staff and players is an incredible opportunity,” Weishoff said. “When Hugh came to me and asked if I wanted to come help coach the U.S. Women’s National Team, I thought ‘Wow, what a privilege.’ It is a chance to maybe go and coach at an Olympics. I have played at the Olympics, but I have not coached at an Olympics.” Weishoff put much thought into the decision before taking on the extra coaching role outside of the UC Irvine athletic department. Before accepting her larger role with the U.S. Women’s National Team, she first wanted the blessing of her supervisors at UC Irvine. “The fact my athletic director was so supportive of this whole decision and being 100 percent on board helped make the decision easier,” Weishoff said. “The athletic administration here thinks it can only one, help the sport of volleyball and two, the sport of volleyball here at UCI. Many other athletic directors may have hesitated because of the effect it would have on our team. So the ability to coach both is kind of a unique situation.” “We are excited that Paula has this opportunity,” UC Irvine Athletic Director Mike Izzi said. “We have several head coaches working with U.S. National teams and I think the knowledge that they gain working with these elite athletes and coaches not only make them better coaches, but benefits our program as well.” John Speraw, the head men’s volleyball coach at UC Irvine, held a similar dual role as an assistant coach with the U.S. Men’s National Team and helped the squad to a gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games. “We are delighted to welcome Paula to our National Team staff as she will be a tremendous asset to the team, not only because of her remarkable playing career, but also her experience and success as a coach at all levels,” USA Volleyball Chief Executive Officer Doug Beal said. “She has already spent a significant amount of time with Hugh, (assistant coach)

“I think it is important that people know that I am still part of the UCI staff, and I am not leaving the team to go on just a volleyball trip,” Weishoff said. “This is something that has been planned. We have talked with the players, Doug Beal, Mike Izzi and the rest of my administration. Everyone is willing to make this happen. In that sense, I am lucky everyone is on board.” Despite doubling up the workload, Weishoff is prepared for the extra hours to handle both roles. Weishoff is no stranger to the U.S. Women’s National Team and High Performance pipeline. She served as an assistant coach with Team USA this past fall while the squad finished fourth at the FIVB World Championship. Last year Weishoff served as an assistant coach for the 2009 Pan American Cup team. As a respected coach within the USA Volleyball High Performance pipeline, Weishoff led the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team to the gold medal at the 2008 NORCECA Women’s Junior Continental Championship, which qualified Team USA into the 2009 FIVB World Championship. She also led U.S. squad at the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team at the 2009 FIVB Women’s Junior Continental Championship held in Mexico. Weishoff has served as the U.S. Women’s A2 Team head coach in 2003 and 2007. “Whether it’s coaching at a camp or with the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team at the FIVB World Championship, Paula has been a driving force behind the success of our National High Performance program over the past 10 years,” said Tom Pingel, managing director of USA Volleyball’s Indoor High Performance Department. “As her influence and input continues at the High Performance level, it’s only fitting that she will also add the USA Women’s National Team to her already impressive coaching resume.” At UC Irvine, Weishoff helped guide the Anteaters to a 22-8 overall record in her first season in 2009, along with an 11-5 record in the Big West Conference. UC Irvine narrowly missed receiving a berth in to the 2009 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship tournament as an at-large team. UC Irvine garnered two American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America honorable mention selections in Weishoff’s first year, marking the first time in school history the Anteaters had multiple All-Americans in the same season. Prior to accepting the UC Irvine position, Weishoff posted 146 victories in five seasons as the head coach at Concordia University, Irvine. She was tabbed as the 2008 AVCA NAIA National Coach of the Year after the Eagles reached the championship match before falling to Fresno Pacific University to conclude the year with a 31-6 record. Weishoff guided Concordia to the NAIA national finals twice and the semifinals on two other occasions. Weishoff, a 1998 Volleyball Hall of Fame inductee, was named to USA Volleyball’s 1978-2002 All-Era Team. To many, Weishoff is regarded as one of the greatest female athletes in the history of the sport and certainly one of her generation’s most dominant middle blockers and servers. Weishoff is the only two-time U.S. Olympic medalist in women’s indoor volleyball, having won the silver medal at the 1984 Olympic Games, and the bronze in the 1992 Olympic Games. She played on the 1996 U.S. Olympic Games Team in Atlanta

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sees the game very well. I could not be happier.”

Jamie Morrison

Morrison was responsible for match video analysis and statistics with the U.S. Men’s National Team and implementing the data into training session plans and match-time decisions. He was also charged with creating technological advances to aid in training, scouting and overall team functionality.

Home: Dana Point, Calif.

In addition to the 2008 Olympic Games gold medal, the U.S. Men’s National Team won its first-ever FIVB World League title in 2008. As a result, the United States Olympic Committee selected the squad as its Team of the Year for 2008.

Assistant Coach/Technical Coordinator * 3rd Year

Jamie Morrison (Dana Point, Calif.) was named the U.S. Women’s National Team assistant coach/technical coordinator on March 7, 2009, a similar role he held with the 2008 Olympic Games gold-medal winning U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team. Team USA finished the 2010 season with a 28-13 record – a 10-match improvement in the victory column from last season. The U.S. claimed the silver medal at the Montreux Volley Masters and the bronze at the Pan American Cup in June 2010. Using a starting lineup of two rookies and four players with less than two years experience, the Americans earned the 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix gold medal. The 2010 season was capped by a fourth-place finish at the FIVB World Championship. In his two years on the U.S. Women’s National Team staff, the Americans have a 46-27 record in two years, despite transitioning to new techniques employed by the coaching staff. During his first year with the U.S. Women’s National Team, Morrison assisted the squad to an 18-14 overall record. The team had 30 players compete in at least one international competition, as well as several other newcomers and veterans returning to the team that only trained at the American Sports Centers in Anaheim. The 2009 squad qualified for the 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix and 2010 FIVB World Championship based on results in 2009. The U.S. won the FIVB World Championship – NORCECA Group G third-round pool to advance to the FIVB World Championship to be end at the end of 2010. It also placed fourth at the Pan American Cup held June 26-July 4 at Miami with several newcomers gaining their first international experience. Later in the year, the Americans placed ninth at the FIVB World Grand Prix utilizing a roster of only three Olympians. The U.S. earned the silver medal at the Final Four Intercontinental Cup, losing to Brazil in the title match. Team USA ended the year with a fourth-place finish at the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship with all three losses coming in five-set heartbreakers. For the 2005-2008 Olympic Games quadrennial, Morrison was part of Hugh McCutcheon’s U.S. Men’s National Team staff that guided the Americans to the 2008 Olympic Games gold medal in inspiring fashion. Team USA defeated Brazil in four sets in the championship match and progressed through the Olympic Games without losing a match. “I am extremely excited, honored and thankful to be a part of the U.S. Women’s National Team and have the opportunity to coach some of the greatest athletes in the world,” Morrison said. “Hugh and I have worked closely over the past four years and I have the utmost respect for him as a coach, mentor and friend. I am thrilled to join him in this new venture and I would like to thank him for giving me this opportunity.” “Jamie’s hire is huge for our program,” said McCutcheon, who accepted the U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach position in December 2008. “He will allow us to hit the ground running from an organizational perspective, and we also retain one of the best young coaches in the country. Jamie has wonderful quantitative and analytical abilities, and he

The U.S. Men’s National Team compiled a 107-33 record in major international competitions during Morrison’s tenure on staff. Among other major team accomplishments in the past four years have been gold medals at the 2008 NORCECA Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament, 2006 and 2008 Pan American Cup, 2007 NORCECA Continental Championship and 2005 and 2007 America’s Cup. Team USA also won the silver at the 2007 Pan American Games and the bronze at the 2007 FIVB World League Finals. “The last four years were a learning process for both the players and coaching staff,” Morrison said. “The lessons learned in the process of qualifying and while at the Olympics are invaluable going forward into the next quadrennial.” “Jamie has been a tremendous asset providing technical support and coaching knowledge to our Men’s National Team over the past four years,” USA Volleyball Chief Executive Director Doug Beal said. “He will certainly provide Hugh with great staff continuity and level of comfort in his own transition to the women’s team.” Both McCutcheon and Morrison will be making the transition from the men’s international game. However, Morrison does not view this as a hindrance to the coaching of the U.S. Women’s National Team. “I believe some of the knowledge we have gained over the past four years will translate to the women’s game and aid in taking the Women’s National Team to the next level,” Morrison said. “At the same time, I fully understand that there are subtle differences in the game as well as culture, and I am excited to learn and grow.” Morrison is not totally unfamiliar with women’s volleyball. He spent one season as an assistant coach at the University of Southern California working with both the men’s and women’s volleyball programs immediately before his tenure with the U.S. Men’s National Team. He assisted the Women of Troy to the semifinal round of the NCAA Division I Volleyball Championship in 2004. Morrison also was an assistant coach at Concordia University Irvine, under the direction of then-head coach Paula Weishoff, for two seasons and assisted the Eagles to a NAIA National Tournament championship match appearance and runner-up finish in 2008. Prior to working at USC, Morrison served three years as an assistant and volunteer assistant coach with both the men’s and women’s volleyball programs at UC Santa Barbara. As an undergraduate at UC Santa Barbara, he competed on the school’s club volleyball team and worked various Gaucho volleyball camps. Morrison, who also interned in the San Francisco 49ers public relations department, earned his bachelor’s degree in business economics from UC Santa Barbara in 2002 with an emphasis in accounting and a minor in sports management. He prepped at Dana Hills High School where he played volleyball and basketball.

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University of South Carolina-Aiken where she worked with the school’s 13 athletic programs from August 2005 until June 2007. She was a graduate assistant at the University of Minnesota from 2003 to 2005 with primary athletic training coverage for the women’s rowing both tennis teams. Wosmek started in the athletic training field as an athletic training student while an undergraduate at Minnesota State University, Mankato between August 1999 to May 2003.

Jill Wosmek

Athletic Trainer * Third Year Home: Silver Lake, Minn.

Wosmek was a three-sport athlete at Glencoe-Silver Lake High School participating in volleyball, basketball and softball. She continued her athletic experience by competing in four sports at the intramural level.

Jill Wosmek (Silver Lake, Minn.) is in her third year as the full-time certified athletic trainer for the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team as part of USA Volleyball’s sports medicine program. She has six years experience in the athletic training field in four collegiate athletic departments. With USA Volleyball, Wosmek is in charge of evaluating and assessing injuries, design and implementation of treatment and rehabilitation plans, and providing injury prevention methods to the U.S. Women’s National Team players. As a traveling member of the staff, her daily duties include pre-practice treatments, lengthy core and dynamic warm-up with the team, monitor practice, rehabilitation, post-practice treatments, designing and implementing the weight training program and providing recovery treatments. Wosmek worked two academic seasons (August 2007 to May 2009) as the athletic trainer for the Penn State University women’s and men’s volleyball teams. During her time, the Nittany Lion women’s volleyball team won two NCAA Division I titles and the men’s volleyball team won a NCAA National Collegiate Volleyball Championship title. Wosmek also was an Approved Clinical Instructor for the athletic training students at Penn State.

Wosmek, a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) since 2001, completed the NATA Board of Certification in June of 2003. She graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a bachelor of science degree in athletic training, a CAAHEP accredited program, in 2003 with a minor in corporate and community fitness and wellness. Wosmek earned her master’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Minnesota in May of 2005. She successfully defended her master’s thesis Concepts Related to the Protonics Neuromuscular Repositioning System and Supporting Case Reports and had it published. Wosmek was a Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Book Reviewer. She edited approximately 15 chapters for kinesiology books for the company between 2007 and 2008. Wosmek has additional training in advanced manual therapy techniques, orthotic evaluation and design, biomechanical analysis, sport nutrition, sport psychology, and strength and conditioning.

Prior to Penn State, Wosmek served as an assistant athletic trainer at the

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All-Time USA Women’s Indoor Volleyball Olympians 1964 (Tokyo) 5th Place Patti Bright Jean Gaertner Lou Galloway Barbara Harwerth Linda Murphy Gail O’Rourke Nancy Owen Mary Jo Peppler Mary Perry Sharon Peterson Verneda Thomas Jane Ward Head Coach: Dr. W.P. Burroughs Manager: Ida Litschauer 1968 (Mexico City) 8th Place Patti Bright Kathryn Heck Fanny Hopeau Ninja Jorgensen Laurie Lewis Miki McFadden Marilyn McCreavy Nancy Owen Barbara Perry Mary Perry Sharon Peterson Jane Ward Head Coach: Harlan Cohen 1980 (Moscow) Did Not Compete (USA Boycott) Janet Baier Carolyn Becker Rita Crockett Patty Dowdell Laurie Flachmeier Debbie Green Flo Hyman Laurel Brassey Debbie Landreth Diane McCormick Terry Place Sue Woodstra Head Coach: Arie Selinger Assistant Coach: Toshi Yoshida Manager: Ruth Becker 1984 (Los Angeles) Silver Medal Jeanne Beauprey Carolyn Becker Linda Chisholm Rita Crockett Laurie Flachmeier Debbie Green Flo Hyman Rose Magers Kim Ruddins Julie Vollertsen Paula Weishoff Sue Woodstra Head Coach: Arie Selinger Assistant Coach: John Corbelli Assistant Coach: Marlon Sano

1988 (Seoul) 7th Place Deitre Collins Caren Kemner Laurel Kessel Tammy Liley Liz Masakayan Jayne McHugh Melissa McLinden Kim Oden Keba Phipps Kim Ruddins Angela Rock Liane Sato Head Coach: Terry Liskevych Assisant Coach: Debbie Landreth Brown Assistant Coach: Kent Miller 1992 (Barcelona) Bronze Medal Janet Cobbs Tara Cross-Battle Lori Endicott Caren Kemner Ruth Lawanson Tammy Liley Elaina Oden Kim Oden Liane Sato Paula Weishoff Teee Williams Yoko Zetterlund Head Coach: Terry Liskevych Assistant Coach: Greg Giovanazzi Assistant Coach: Kent Miller Technical Coordinator: David Sims Medical Consultant: Dan McDonough 1996 (Atlanta) 7th Place Tara Cross-Battle Lori Endicott Caren Kemner Kristin Klein Tammy Liley Bev Oden Elaina Oden Danielle Scott Paula Weishoff Teee Williams Elaine Youngs Yoko Zetterlund Head Coach: Terry Liskevych Assistant Coach: Aldis Berzins Assistant Coach: Jeanne Beauprey Reeves Technical Assistant: Dave Fleming

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2000 (Sydney) 4th Place Robyn Ah Mow Heather Bown Tara Cross-Battle Mickisha Hurley Sarah Noriega Demetria Sance Danielle Scott Stacy Sykora Charlene Tagaloa Logan Tom Kerri Walsh Allison Weston Head Coach: Mick Haley Assistant Coach: Toshi Yoshida Assistant Coach: Jeri Estes Technical Coordinator: Monica Paul Trainer: Emery Hill, Jr. Team Doctor: Dr. David Weinstein Team Manager: Bob Gambardella 2004 (Athens) 5th Place Robyn Ah Mow-Santos Elisabeth Bachman Lindsey Berg Heather Bown Tara Cross-Battle Tayyiba Haneef Nancy Metcalf Ogonna Nnamani Keba Phipps Danielle Scott Stacy Sykora Logan Tom Head Coach: Toshi Yoshida Assistant Coach: Kevin Hambly Assistant Coach: Tara Cross-Battle Technical Coordinator: Robyn Romansky Trainer: Emery Hill, Jr. Team Leader: Tom Pingel 2008 (Beijing) Silver Medal Robyn Ah Mow-Santos Lindsey Berg Heather Bown Nicole Davis Kim Glass Tayyiba Haneef-Park Jennifer Joines Ogonna Nnamani Danielle Scott-Arruda Stacy Sykora Logan Tom Kim Willoughby Head Coach: “Jenny” Lang Ping Assistant Coach: Sue Woodstra Assistant Coach: Li Yong Assistant Coach: Tom Hogan Technical Coordinator: Diane French Trainer: Emery Hill, Jr. Team Leader: Joan Powell


USA Volleyball – 2011 Fact Sheet Name: USA Volleyball Location: Colorado Springs, Colo. Founded: 1928 Membership: Approximately 262,000 Mission: USA Volleyball is the National Governing Body (NGB) for all disciplines of volleyball in the United States and is officially recognized by the Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). As mandated by the Amateur Sports Act, USA Volleyball is responsible for the growth of the sport in America at the grassroots and most elite levels. USA Volleyball is the parent organization of the USA National Teams. Chief Executive Officer: Doug Beal Head Coach USA Women: Hugh McCutcheon (Third Year with Women’s Team) Head Coach USA Men: Alan Knipe (Third Year with Men’s Team) Major 2011 National Team Events:

Senior Women’s Montreux Volley Masters (June 7-12, Montreux, Switzerland) Pan American Cup (June 29-July 9, Mexico) FIVB World Grand Prix (Aug. 5-29, Various Countries) NORCECA Continental Championship (Sept. 10-18, Puerto Rico) Pan American Games (Oct. 14-20, Guadalajara, Mexico) FIVB World Cup (Nov. 4-18, Various Cities in Japan) NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament (Dec. 10-18, TBA)

Senior Men’s FIVB World League (May 27-July 10, Various Countries) Pan American Cup (June 11-19, Canada) Olympic Test Event (July 20-24, London) NORCECA Continental Championship (Aug. 27-Sept. 4, Puerto Rico) Pan American Games (Oct. 24-29, Guadalajara, Mexico) FIVB World Cup (Nov. 20-Dec. 4, Various Cities in Japan)

Indoor High Performance and USAV Juniors (Youth and Junior) USAV Girls’ Junior National Championships (June 25-July 4, Atlanta) USAV Boys’ Junior National Championships (June 29-July 6, Minneapolis) FIVB Women’s Junior World Championship (July 21-30, Peru) USAV High Performance Championships (July 26-30, Tucson, Ariz.) FIVB Men’s Junior World Championship (Aug. 1-10, Brazil) FIVB Girls’ Youth World Championship (Aug. 12-21, Turkey) FIVB Boys’ Youth World Championship (Aug. 19-28, Argentina)

Beach FIVB SWATCH World Championships (June 13-19, Rome) FIVB Youth World Championships (June 22-26, Umag, Croatia) USA Beach Junior Tour Championship (July 23, Chicago) FIVB Junior World Championships (Aug. 31-Sept. 4, Halifax, Canada) U.S. Open of Beach Volleyball (Sept. 2-4, Cincinnati, Ohio) NORCECA Beach Tour (Sept. 21-26, Chula Vista, Calif.) USAV Tour (TBA)

Other Events Sitting BIH (May 27-29, Sarajevo) USA Volleyball Open National Championships (May 28-June 4, Dallas) U.S. Women’s Sitting Team Tour (Women’s, June 14-19, China) Sitting Continental Cup (Men, July 9-17, England) World University Games (Men’s Indoor, Aug. 12-22, China) World University Games (Beach, Aug. 13-18, China) Sitting Continental Cup (Women, Sept. 3-11, Ukraine)

About USA Volleyball: Founded in 1928, USA Volleyball is a Colorado incorporated non-profit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the Federation International de Volleyball (FIVB) as the National Governing Body for the sport of Volleyball in the United States. USA Volleyball is responsible for both the Olympic disciplines of indoor volleyball and beach volleyball. USA Volleyball has over 260,000 registered members, 12,000 teams and 5,300 clubs nationwide. With an annual budget in excess of $17 million dollars, USA Volleyball supports the USA men’s and women’s senior national team programs, youth and junior national teams, national championship events, coaching education and certification programs, grassroots development, and programs for the disabled and Paralympic Teams. USA Volleyball has a rich tradition of success as evidenced by winning an Olympic medal in every Olympic Games since 1984 and capturing numerous World Cup, World Championship and Continental Championship titles. USA Volleyball is committed to and works toward opportunity for all to participate. It is an advocate for all Americans endeavoring to assure universal access to opportunities at all levels of the game. For more information please visit www.usavolleyball.org. Other: USA Volleyball consists of 40 regional volleyball associations which manage grassroots playing opportunities for the USA Volleyball membership and is affiliated with 36 member organizations (i.e. NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, YMCA) that provide playing opportunities at a variety of levels.

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