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Table of Contents Cover Page ..........................................................................................................................1 Table of Contents.................................................................................................................2 2011 U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Roster for Pan American Cup .........................................3 U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Fact Page for Pan American Cup ..........................................4-5 2011 Pan American Cup Preview ......................................................................................6-7 Update on Stacy Sykora .......................................................................................................8 2011 U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Schedule/Results ...........................................................9 2011 U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Match Recaps .........................................................10-13 2011 U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Data Project Stats ........................................................14 Photo Roster/Autograph Card for Team USA at Pan American Cup .....................................15 U.S. Women’s Na onal Team World Championship Player Bios ....................................16-34 U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Staff Bios ........................................................................35-39 2010 U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Compe

on Rosters ....................................................40

2010 U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Data Project Sta s cs ..................................................41 2010 U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Results ........................................................................42 U.S. All-Time Versus Interna onal Compe

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U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Past Olympians ....................................................................44 All-Time U.S. Women’s Olympic Team Members in Pictures ...............................................45 Interna onal Volleyball Fact Sheet ...............................................................................46-48 USA Volleyball Fact Sheet ..................................................................................................49 Credits: This U.S. press kit for the 2011 Women’s Pan American Cup is a copyrighted publica on produced by USA Volleyball. Design and Contents: Bill Kauffman, USA Volleyball Associate Director of Communica ons Cover Photo: Courtesy of Kishimoto (Japan) USA Volleyball, 715 South Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80910 Phone: (719) 228-6800 E-Mail: info@usav.org Web Site: www.usavolleyball.org

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U.S. Women’s Na onal Team O-2 (Preliminary) Roster 2011 Women’s Pan American Cup # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Name Lauren Paolini Alisha Glass Tayyiba Haneef-Park Angie Forse Tamari Miyashiro Nicole Davis Heather Bown Courtney Thompson Jennifer Tamas Kim Glass Jordan Larson Nancy Metcalf Christa Harmo o Nicole Fawce Logan Tom Foluke Akinradewo Mary ‘Nellie’ Spicer Megan Hodge Des nee Hooker

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

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

Hometown Ann Arbor, Mich. Leland, Mich. Laguna Hills, Calif. Lake Mary, Fla. Kaneohe, Hawaii Stockton, Calif. Yorba Linda, Calif. Kent, Wash. Milpitas, Calif. Lancaster, Pa. Hooper, Neb. Hull, Iowa Hopewell, Pa. Zanesfield, Ohio Salt Lake City, Utah Planta on, Fla. Barrington, Ill. Durham, N.C. San Antonio, Texas

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

WC 0 11 22 0 0 11 33 0 22 11 23 22 11 11 11

OG 0 14 0 0 8 16 0 8 8 6 16 0 -

Oth 23 25 197 37 12 133 232 58 128 43 58 183 49 39 150 67 46 35 18

TOT 23 36 233 37 12 152 281 58 158 51 69 212 49 39 188 78 46 46 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.) Athle c Trainer/Medical Support: Jill Wosmek (Silver Lake, Minn.) Team Manager: John Cook (Lincoln, Neb.) Key: WC = World Championship Matches; OG = Olympic Games Matches; Oth = Other Interna onal Matches; TOT = Total Interna onal Matches

Pronuncia ons

Past Olympians on Pan Am Cup Preliminary Roster

Foluke Akinradewo ................ Fa-LUKE-uh ahh-kin-rah-DAY-woe Nicole Fawce ................................................................FAH-set Alisha Glass............................................................. ah-LEE-shuh Christa Harmo o ....................................... CHRIS-ta HAR-mot-o Tamari Miyashiro .............................. ta-MAR-ee ME-ya-sheer-o Lauren Paolini ....................................................... PAY-o-lee-nee Jennifer Tamas ............................................................... TOM-us

Heather Bown ................................................2000, 2004, 2008 Nicole Davis ........................................................................2008 Kim Glass ............................................................................2008 Tayyiba Haneef-Park .................................................2004, 2008 Nancy Metcalf ....................................................................2004 Jennifer Tamas ....................................................................2008 Logan Tom ......................................................2000, 2004, 2008

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Quick Team Informa on Current World Ranking: 2nd Head Coach: Hugh McCutcheon 2011 Record: 3-3 Records for 2010: 28-13; 2009: 18-14 Assistant Coach: Karch Kiraly, Paula Weishoff; Asst Coach/Technical Coordinator: Jamie Morrison 2011 U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team Schedule Japan Girls’ Youth Na onal Team Site: San Juan Capistrano and Irvine, Calif. March 1: def. Japan GYNT 3-0 (scrimmage) March 2: def. Japan GYNT 3-0 (scrimmage)

U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team Press Kit

X Women’s Pan Am Cup

Addi onal Team USA Facts USA Volleyball CEO: Doug Beal Training Site: Anaheim, Calif. Media Contact: Bill Kauffman Phone: 719-228-6800 E-Mail: bill.kauffman@usav.org Web Site: www.usavolleyball.org Confedera on: NORCECA

THE EVENT: The X Women’s Pan American Cup will be held in Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico. The 12-team event is a qualifier into the 2012 FIVB World Grand Prix. The top four teams from NORCECA, Brazil and the top South American team other than Brazil based the 2011 Pan American Cup final rankings will advance to the 2012 FIVB World Grand Prix. Brazil, due to its commercial contract, is automa cally en tled to par cipate in the 2012 FIVB World Grand Prix.

Montreux VolleyMasters Site: Montreux, Switzerland June 7: def. Peru 3-1 June 8: def. Switzerland (Exh, non-Montreux) June 9: def. Germany 3-2 June 10: lost to China 2-3 June 11: lost to Cuba 1-3 (semifinals June 12: lost to China 1-3 (bronze)

TEAM USA ROUND ROBIN SCHEDULE: The U.S. Women’s Na onal Team pool play schedule is very similar to the 2010 Pan American Cup with only one change - Brazil replacing Mexico on the final day of pool play. The U.S. opens Pool B with Peru on July 1 at 4 p.m., followed by Puerto Rico on July 2 at 8 p.m. The Americans will face Trinidad & Tobago on July 3 at 6 p.m. and Costa Rica on July 4 at 8 p.m. The U.S. closes out pool play against Brazil, the top-ranked team in the world, on July 5 at 8 p.m. Pool A consists of Argen na, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Mexico.

Pan American Cup Site: Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico July 1: vs. Peru, 4 p.m. July 2: vs. Puerto Rico, 8 p.m. July 3: vs. Trinidad & Tobago, 6 p.m. July 4: Costa Rica, 8 p.m. July 5: Brazil, 8 p.m. July 7: Quarterfinals July 8: Semifinals July 9: Final Classifica on

CLASSIFICATION ROUND: A er a day of rest on July 6, classifica on matches begin on July 7. Quarterfinal matches will feature pool crossovers of second- and third-place teams, while the pool winners advance directly to the July 8 semifinals. Medal-round and final classifica on matches take place on the final day of the event on July 9.

FIVB World Grand Prix Pool D in China Aug. 5: vs. China, Serbia or Kazakhstan Aug. 6: vs. China, Serbia or Kazakhstan Aug. 7: vs. China, Serbia or Kazakhstan FIVB World Grand Prix Pool H in Japan Aug. 12: vs. Japan, Serbia or Dominican Rep. Aug. 13: vs. Japan, Serbia or Dominican Rep. Aug. 14: vs. Japan, Serbia or Dominican Rep. FIVB World Grand Prix Pool J in Hong Kong Aug. 19: vs. Italy, Germany or Peru Aug. 20: vs. Italy, Germany or Peru Aug. 21: vs. Italy, Germany or Peru FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round in China Aug. 24-28 - Need to Qualify NORCECA Con nental Championship Site: Caguas, Puerto Rico Sept. 13-18 Pan American Games Site: Guadalajara, Mexico Oct. 15-20 FIVB World Cup in Japan Nov. 4-18 in various ci es in Japan - Need qualify during NORCECA Con nental Championship

USA PRELIMINARY ROSTER: U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) has selected a 19-player preliminary roster for the Pan American Cup. The selected middle blockers include Foluke Akinradewo (Planta on, Fla.), Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.), Christa Harmo o (Hopewell, Pa.), Lauren Paolini (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.). The outside hi ers are Angie Forse (Lake Mary, Fla.), Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.), Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.), Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.) and Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah). Opposites on the preliminary roster are Nicole Fawce (Zanesfield, Ohio), Tayyiba Haneef-Park (Laguna Hills, Calif.), Des nee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) and Nancy Metcalf (Hull, Iowa). The group of se ers includes Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.), Nellie Spicer (Barrington, Ill.) and Courtney Thompson (Kent, Wash.). The liberos are Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) and Tamari Miyashiro (Kaneohe, Hawaii). COACHING STAFF: Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) will serve as the head coach of the team and will be assisted by Karch Kiraly (San Clemente, Calif.) and Paula Weishoff (Irvine, Calif.). Jamie Morrison (Dana Point, Calif.) will serve as the technical coordinator/assistant coach. John Cook (Lincoln, Neb.) is the designated team leader for the event. WORLD RANKINGS: The U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team is ranked second in the world by FIVB, behind top-ranked Brazil. Cuba is ranked eighth, while Dominican Republic follows at No. 13, Peru at No. 15 and Puerto Rico at No. 17. Canada is ranked No. 20, while Costa Rica is No. 22, Argen na is No. 25, Mexico is No. 27, Trinidad & Tobago is No. 29 and Chile is No. 60. HEAD-TO-HEAD SERIES: The U.S. all- me records versus Pan American Cup Pool B opponents are 25-5 versus Peru, 26-2 versus Puerto Rico, 4-0 versus Trinidad & Tobago, 12-0 versus Costa Rica and 33-56 versus Brazil. In poten al cross-over matches following pool play, the Americans are 11-0 versus Argen na, 69-10 versus Canada, 52-91 versus Cuba, 33-10 versus Dominican Republic and 22-0 versus Mexico. The U.S. has never played Chile in a senior-level interna onal match. 2010 RESULTS AT PAN AM CUP: The U.S. Women’s Na onal Team claimed the bronze medal at the 2010 IX Women’s Pan American Cup held in Tijuana, Mexico, and qualified for the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix. The Americans won all five of their pool play matches in straight sets with victories over Peru, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Costa Rica and Mexico. The U.S. lost to the Dominican Republic in four sets during the semifinal round, but bounced back to sweep Cuba in the bronze-medal match.

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Quick Team Informa on Current World Ranking: 2nd Head Coach: Hugh McCutcheon 2011 Record: 3-3 Records for 2010: 28-13; 2009: 18-14 Assistant Coach: Karch Kiraly, Paula Weishoff; Asst Coach/Technical Coordinator: Jamie Morrison U.S. Preliminary Roster for Pan American Cup # - Name (Posi on, Hometown) 1 - Lauren Paolini (MB, Ann Arbor, Mich.) 2 - Alisha Glass (S, Leland, Mich.) 3 - Tayyiba Haneef-Park (Opp, Laguna Hills, Calif.) 4 - Angie Forse (OH, Lake Mary, Fla.) 5 - Tamari Miyashiro (L, Kaneohe, Hawaii) 6 - Nicole Davis (L, Stockton, California) 7 - Heather Bown (MB, Yorba Linda, California) 8 - Courtney Thompson (S, Kent, Wash.) 9 - Jennifer Tamas (MB, Milpitas, Calif.) 10 - Kim Glass (OH, Lancaster, Pa.) 11 - Jordan Larson (OH, Hooper, Neb.) 12 - Nancy Metcalf (OPP, Hull, Iowa) 13 - Christa Harmo o (MB, Hopewell, Pa.) 14 - Nicole Fawce (Opp, Zanesfield, Ohio) 15 - Logan Tom (OH, Salt Lake City, Utah) 16 - Foluke Akinradewo (MB, Planta on, Fla.) 17 - Nellie Spicer (S, Barrington, Ill.) 18 - Megan Hodge (OH, Durham, N.C.) 19 - Des nee Hooker (OPP, San Antonio, Texas) Head Coach: Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) Assistant Coach: Karch Kiraly (San Clemente, California) Assistant Coach: Paula Weishoff (Irvine, Calif.) Technical Coordinator/Asssistant Coach Jamie Morrison (Dana Point, Calif.) Athle c Trainer: Jill Wosmek (Silver Lake, Minnesota) Team Manager: Russ Rose

USA Na onal Team Center and City of Anaheim USA Volleyball and the City of Anaheim are pleased to announce the agreement to bring the U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team to Anaheim from Colorado Springs was finalized in April 2009. The agreement also designates Anaheim as the Exclusive Official Host City for the USA Men’s and Women’s Na onal Volleyball Teams through 2016. The team trains at the USA Na onal Team Center within the American Sports Centers in Anaheim. The City of Anaheim and USA Volleyball are grateful for the support of these local sponsors who have contributed to the success of the U.S. Men’s and Women’s Na onal Teams in Anaheim: American Sports Centers; Anaheim White House; JT Schmid’s Restaurant & Brewery; PepZ Pizza & Eatery; OC Sports Grill; Ruth’s Chris Steak House; CIM/ Anaheim; Anaheim Marrio Suites; Anaheim Marrio Hotel; B.W. Stovals Hotels; Crowne Plaza Hotel; Disneyland Resort Hotels; Doubletree Guest Suites; Embassy Suites Anaheim South; Hilton Anaheim Hotel; Red Lion Hotel Anaheim; Sheraton Anaheim; and numerous Anaheim/OC Visitor and Conven on Bureau member hotels.

U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team Press Kit

X Women’s Pan Am Cup

Addi onal Team USA Facts USA Volleyball CEO: Doug Beal Training Site: Anaheim, Calif. Media Contact: Bill Kauffman Phone: 719-228-6800 E-Mail: bill.kauffman@usav.org Web Site: www.usavolleyball.org Confedera on: NORCECA

HISTORY AT PAN AMERICAN CUP: The U.S. typically sends a mix of young and experienced players to the Pan American Cup. The Americans’ bronze medal at the 2010 event was their first medal at the Pan American Cup since a silver-medal finish in 2004. Team USA captured the gold medal in the 2003 edi on of the Pan American Cup, while also claiming a bronze medal in 2002. EARLIER THIS YEAR: The U.S. placed fourth at the Montreux Volley Masters held June 7-12 at Montreux, Switzerland. The Americans opened with a four-set victory over Peru on June 7. A er a Montreux off-day exhibi on match victory over host na on Switzerland on June 8, the U.S. topped Germany in five sets on June 9. China won a five-set ba le over Team USA to win Pool A on June 10. The U.S. dropped a four-set match to NORCECA rival Cuba on June 11 in the semifinal round, then lost a second me to China in a four-set bronze-medal match on June 12. LAST YEAR: The Americans are coming off a 28-13 record in 2010, a 10-victory increase over their 18-14 record in 2009 to start the Olympic quadrennial. A er the U.S. earned the silver medal at the 2010 Montreux Volley Masters, it captured the bronze medal at the Pan American Cup. In both events, the U.S. used a split squad with balance toward both youth and veterans. A er a month of training back at the American Sports Centers in Anaheim, Calif., the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team used an 11-match win streak to cap the 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix, winning the gold medal with an undefeated record in the Final Round. Foluke Akinradewo was named the Most Valuable Player and Best Blocker, while Alisha Glass earned Best Se er in her first senior FIVB event. Des nee Hooker, playing in her first FIVB event despite only four weeks of training with the Na onal Team, was the tournament’s fourth-leading scorer. A er a four-match friendly exhibi on series in Brazil, the U.S. started the FIVB World Championship strong by winning its first-round pool with a 5-0 record. The Americans reached the World Championship semifinal round despite losses to Italy and Brazil in the second round. The U.S. lost a four-set match to eventual champions Russia in the semifinals, then had a heart-breaking five-set loss to host Japan in the bronze-medal match to finish fourth. UPCOMING INTRASQUAD SCRIMMAGE: The U.S. Women’s Na onal Team will hold an intrasquad scrimmage on July 23 at 7 p.m. Pacific Time at Irvine Valley College. The scrimmage will be a tune-up for the team as it prepares for the FIVB World Grand Prix that starts Aug. 5. UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS: Following the Pan American Cup, the Americans will compete in the FIVB World Grand Prix (Aug. 5-29), the NORCECA Women’s Con nental Championship (Sept. 10-18), the Pan American Games (Oct. 14-20) and the FIVB World Cup (Nov. 4-18) should they qualify through the NORCECA Con nental Championship. In January 2012, the U.S. will compete in the NORCECA Olympic Qualifica on Tournament (Jan. 6-14) if it does not secure one of the three 2012 Olympic Games qualifying spots at the FIVB World Cup.

U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Members Currently in Training Foluke Akinradewo (MB, Planta on, Fla.) Kayla Banwarth (L, Dubuque, Iowa) Cynthia Barboza (OH, Long Beach, Calif.) Lindsey Berg (S, Honolulu, Hawaii) Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) Keao Burdine (OH, Pico Rivera, Calif.) Alexis Crimes (MB, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) Nicole Davis (L, Stockton, Calif.) Ashley Engle (S, Yorba Linda, Calif.) Nicole Fawce (OPP, Zanesfield, Ohio) Angie Forse (OH, Lake Mary, Fla.) Lauren Gibbemeyer (MB, St. Paul, Minn.) Alisha Glass (S, Leland, Calif.) Kim Glass (OH, Lancaster, Pa.) Tayyiba Haneef-Park (Laguna Hills, Calif.) Christa Harmo o (MB, Hopewell, Pa.) Megan Hodge (OH, Durham, N.C.)

Des nee Hooker (OPP, San Antonio, Texas) Alix Klineman (OH, Manha an Beach, Calif.) Jordan Larson (OH, Hooper, Neb.) Carli Lloyd (S, Bonsall, Calif.) Nancy Metcalf (OPP, Hull, Iowa) Tamari Miyashiro (L, Kaneohe, Hawaii) Lauren Paolini (MB, Ann Arbor, Mich.) Kris n Richards (OH, Orem, Utah) Danielle Sco -Arruda (MB, Baton Rouge, La.) Nellie Spicer (S, Barrington, Ill.) Stacy Sykora* (L, Burleson, Texas) Jennifer Tamas (MB, Milpitas, Calif.) Courtney Thompson (S, Kent, Wash.) Logan Tom (OH, Salt Lake City, Utah) * Rehab

Training List as of June 23, 2011

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2011 U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Preview of Pan American Cup The U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team will arrive at the X Women’s Pan American Cup held July 1-9 at Juarez, Mexico, with specific goals in mind in prepara on for the 2012 Olympic Games qualifica on process.

2011 X Women’s Pan American Cup July 1-9 * at Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico Pool A (at COBACH) July 1: Cuba vs. Argen na, 3 p.m. July 1: Dominican Republic vs. Canada, 5 p.m. July 1: Chile vs. Mexico, 8 p.m. July 2: Dominican Republic vs. Chile, 4 p.m. July 2: Canada vs. Argen na, 6 p.m. July 2: Cuba vs. Mexico, 8 p.m. July 3: Cuba vs. Chile, 4 p.m. July 3: Dominican Republic vs. Argen na, 6 p.m. July 3: Canada vs. Mexico, 8 p.m. July 4: Argen na vs. Chile, 4 p.m. July 4: Cuba vs. Canada, 6 p.m. July 4: Dominican Republic vs. Mexico, 8 p.m. July 5: Canada vs. Chile, 4 p.m. July 5: Cuba vs. Dominican Republic, 6 p.m. July 5: Mexico vs. Argen na, 8 p.m.

While the Pan American Cup does not have a direct bearing on the Olympic Games qualifica on process, it serves as a key tournament for player evalua ons that will help solidify rosters later in the year that will help the U.S. qualify for next year’s Olympics in London. “Any me we get to compete is a big deal, and the Pan American Cup is no different” U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “Matches are always important to us. The Pan American Cup is a great opportunity to compete in our zone and learn more about our Team.”

Pool B (at UACJ) July 1: Puerto Rico vs. Costa Rica, noon July 1: Brazil vs. Trinidad & Tobago, 2 p.m. July 1: USA vs. Peru, 4 p.m. July 2: Peru vs. Trinidad & Tobago, 4 p.m. July 2: Brazil vs. Costa Rica, 6 p.m. July 2: USA vs. Puerto Rico, 8 p.m. July 3: Peru vs. Costa Rica, 4 p.m. July 3: USA vs. Trinidad & Tobago, 6 p.m. July 3: Brazil vs. Puerto Rico, 8 p.m. July 4: Puerto Rico vs. Trinidad & Tobago, 4 p.m. July 4: Brazil vs. Peru, 6 p.m. July 4: USA vs. Costa Rica, 8 p.m. July 5: Costa Rica vs. Trinidad & Tobago, 4 p.m. July 5: Peru vs. Puerto Rico, 6 p.m. July 5: USA vs. Brazil, 8 p.m.

The 12-team Pan American Cup serves as a qualifier into the 2012 FIVB World Grand Prix. The top four teams from the NORCECA confedera on, Brazil and the top South American team other than Brazil based the 2011 Pan American Cup final rankings will advance to the 2012 FIVB World Grand Prix. Brazil, due to its commercial contract, is automa cally en tled to par cipate in the 2012 FIVB World Grand Prix. The U.S. Women’s Na onal Team pool play schedule is very similar to the 2010 Pan American Cup with only one change - Brazil replacing Mexico on the final day of pool play. The U.S. opens Pool B with Peru on July 1 at 4 p.m., followed by Puerto Rico on July 2 at 8 p.m. The Americans will face Trinidad & Tobago on July 3 at 6 p.m. and Costa Rica on July 4 at 8 p.m. The U.S. closes out pool play against Brazil, the topranked team in the world, on July 5 at 8 p.m. All Pool B matches will be played at the Universidad Autonoma de Cuidad Juarez or UACJ (www.uacj.mx).

July 6 - Off Day July 7 Match 31: 6A vs. 6B, 4 p.m. at UACJ (Final Classifica on 11-12) Match 32: 4B vs. 5A, 6 p.m. at UACJ (Classifica on 7-10) Match 33: July 7: 4A vs. 5B, 8 p.m. at UACJ (Classifica on 7-10) Match 34: July 7: 2A vs. 3B, 6 p.m. at COBACH (Quarterfinals) Match 35: July 7: 2B vs. 3A, 8 p.m. at COBACH (Quarterfinals)

Pool A consists of Argen na, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Mexico.

July 8 Match 36: Loser M32 vs. Loser M33, 4 p.m. at UACJ (9th place) Match 37: Winner M32 vs. Loser M34 or M35, 6 p.m. at UACJ (5-8) Match 38: Winner M33 vs. Loser M34 or M35, 8 p.m. at UACJ (5-8) Match 39: 1B vs. Winner M34 or M35, 6 p.m. at COBACH (Semifinal) Match 40: 1A vs. Winner M34 or M35, 8 p.m. at COBACH (Semifinal)

A er a day of rest on July 6, classifica on matches begin on July 7. Quarterfinal matches will feature pool crossovers of second- and third-place teams, while the pool winners advance directly to the July 8 semifinals. Medalround and final classifica on matches take place on the final day of the event on July 9. The majority of the second phase of the tournament will be played at the Colegio de Bachilleres del Estado de Baja California or COBACH (www.cobachbc.edu.mx). Courtesy of NORCECA

July 9 Match 41: Loser M37 vs. Loser M38, 2 p.m. at COBACH (7th place) Match 42: Winner M37 vs. Winner M38, 4 p.m. at COBACH (5th place) Match 43: Loser M39 vs. Loser M40, 6 p.m. at COBACH (bronze) Match 44: Winner M39 vs. Winner M40, 8 p.m. at COBACH (gold)

McCutcheon has submi ed a 19-player Pan American Cup preliminary roster that not only appears strong on paper, but exhibits both experience and youth at the same me. con nued on page 7

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2011 U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Preview of Pan American Cup A er a Montreux off-day exhibi on match victory over host na on Switzerland on June 8, the U.S. topped Germany in five sets on June 9. China won a five-set ba le over Team USA to win Pool A on June 10. The U.S. dropped a four-set match to NORCECA rival Cuba on June 11 in the semifinal round, then lost a second me to China in a four-set bronze-medal match on June 12.

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“Based on our evalua ons from Montreux and our plans for the rest of the summer, we will make some decisions on who we will take to the Pan Am Cup,” McCutcheon said. “The 19-player roster represents a nice mix of youth and experience.”

“Obviously the goal any me we step on the court is to try and win the match,” McCutcheon said. “I think the group we sent to Montreux did everything they could to do that, and we were very close in a lot of games that did not go our way. We are happy that we made the semifinals, but it’s clear we s ll have a lot of work to do.”

Team USA’s 19-player Pan American Cup preliminary roster includes middle blockers include Foluke Akinradewo (Planta on, Fla.), Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.), Christa Harmo o (Hopewell, Pa.), Lauren Paolini (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.). The outside hi ers are Angie Forse (Lake Mary, Fla.), Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.), Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.), Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.) and Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah).

Following the Pan American Cup, the Americans will a empt to defend its 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix tle as the event starts Aug. 5 with three consecu ve weekends of preliminary round ac on for a total of nine matches. The FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round takes place Aug. 24-28 in Macau, China, bringing in the top seven teams from the preliminary round plus China.

Opposites on the preliminary roster are Nicole Fawce (Zanesfield, Ohio), Tayyiba HaneefPark (Laguna Hills, Calif.), Courtesy of NORCECA Des nee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) and Nancy Metcalf (Hull, Iowa). The group of se ers includes Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.), Nellie Spicer (Barrington, Ill.) and Courtney Thompson (Kent, Wash.). The liberos are Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) and Tamari Miyashiro (Kaneohe, Hawaii).

According to McCutcheon, the Pan American Cup will also allow the team to learn a few things about their regional opponents they may face later this year. The NORCECA Women’s Con nental Championship, scheduled for Sept. 10-18 in Caguas, Puerto Rico, serves as the qualifying tournament into the FIVB World Cup set for Nov. 4-18 in Japan. The World Cup is the first 2012 Olympic Games qualifying event, and the top three teams will book their ckets to London. In January 2012, the U.S. will compete in the NORCECA Olympic Qualifica on Tournament (Jan. 6-14) if it does not secure one of the three 2012 Olympic Games qualifying spots at the FIVB World Cup.

The selected 12-player final roster could include as many as seven players with Olympic Games experience (Tom and Bown with three Olympics, Haneef-Park with two Olympics and Davis, Tamas, Kim Glass and Metcalf with one Olympics). The preliminary roster has 11 of the 19 players with FIVB World Championship experience.

The Pan American Games will be held between the NORCECA event and the World Cup from Oct. 14-20 in Guadalajara, Mexico. 2010 Pan American Cup Results 1. Dominican Republic 2. Peru 3. United States 4. Cuba 5. Argen na 6. Puerto Rico 7. Canada 8. Brazil 9. Mexico 10. Trinidad & Tobago 11. Costa Rica

The U.S. Women’s Na onal Team claimed the bronze medal at the 2010 Pan American Cup in Mexico and qualified for the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix. The Americans won all five of their pool play matches in straight sets with victories over Peru, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Costa Rica and Mexico. The U.S. lost to the eventual champions Dominican Republic in four sets during the semifinal round, but bounced back to sweep rival Cuba in the bronze-medal match. The U.S. typically sends a mix of young and experienced players to the Pan American Cup for evalua on purposes for future events. The Americans’ bronze medal at the 2010 event was their first medal at the Pan American Cup since a silver-medal finish in 2004. Team USA captured the gold medal in the 2003 edi on of the Pan American Cup, while also claiming a bronze medal in 2002.

Pan American Cup Year-by-Year Year 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

The Pan American Cup is the second tournament on the Team USA schedule in 2011. The U.S. placed fourth at the Montreux Volley Masters held June 7-12 at Montreux, Switzerland. The Americans opened with a four-set victory over Peru on June 7.

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Gold CUB USA CUB CUB BRA CUB DOM BRA DOM

Silver DOM DOM USA DOM CUB BRA BRA DOM PER

Bronze USA CUB DOM BRA DOM DOM ARG PUR USA

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Stacy Sykora Staying on Course for Recovery every day! I remain pa ent and op mis c, but as you can imagine as an Olympian, it is hard to be pa ent and away from the sport that you love so much.”

A er 36 days of in-pa ent hospital care, Stacy Sykora made an emo onal return to her teammates just hours following her release from the hospital a er recovering from serious injuries sustained in a bus accident in Brazil on April 12.

Under the care of U.S. Women’s Na onal Team physician Dr. Chris Koutures and Na onal Team Athle c Trainer Jill Wosmek, Sykora’s rehab plan will seek to get her back into shape in more ways than one.

On her first day out of the hospital on May 19, Sykora went to what is familiar to her – the American Sports Centers where the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team trains in Anaheim, Calif. Sykora (Burleson, Texas), the Best Libero at the 2010 FIVB World Volleyball Championship and a three- me U.S. Olympic Volleyball Team member, con nues her rehabilita on a er in-pa ent hospital care in both Brazil and the United States.

“The en re medical staff has been awed by Stacy’s hard work and tremendous progress - it is inspiring to talk with her and see how passionate she is about her recovery,” Dr. Koutures said. Sykora, who was released from her Brazilian hospital on May 7 to return to the United States, had been con nuing her remarkable recovery at Casa Colina in Pomona, Calif. Sykora thinks she can possibly come back even stronger.

“To come here this morning and see my teammates – they are my family, they are my sisters, they are the people that I love to death,” Sykora said of returning to the gym for the first me. “To come back to my family and my life and everything that I have Courtesy of FIVB ever known has been amazing. When you have a serious injury like this, everything means more to you than back in the day. This means so much to me. It is incredible how great it has been today. I can’t even tell how great it was. It was like I was on a number 10 of 10 of an emo onal happiness high today.”

“If you ask me, I am going to be be er,” Sykora said. “I might not be great physically, you never know. I am saying I am going to be be er because mentally I feel stronger. For me I have pictures and memories right now that make me remember every single day to take advantage of this day. This day is so important. It could be your last day to ever play again. I love volleyball so much. It is the only thing that I have done. When I got here in 1999, I have been here. It is the one thing I know and love and give everything for. I love the people on the team.”

The bus accident occurred in rainy condi ons as her Brazilian professional volleyball club Volei Futuro was traveling to the gymnasium to compete in the first match of the best-of-three semifinal round Superliga playoff. Based on reports, the bus pped onto its side a er hi ng a guardrail separa ng the highway and an off-ramp. Sykora was the most seriously injured person traveling in the bus.

Sykora received an out-pouring of well-wishes from not only her teammates and fans in the United States, but volleyball enthusiasts across the globe. “It is absolutely incredible,” Sykora said about the worldwide support sent to her during her recovery. “I can’t even describe the happiness. It has made me feel so wonderful inside to know that so many people actually care about me.”

“I do not remember the accident,” Sykora said. “Luckily, there were only very few of us actually injured in the accident, and unfortunately I was the worst. I had hit my head that resulted in a cut on my forehead as well as an internal injury. I would like to keep the specifics of my injuries private, but am happy to share that I am expected to recover fully. This has been a scary situa on, but also an event in my life that I have learned a lot from.”

Sykora was able to travel back to her hometown of Burleson, Texas, in mid-June to see her family and friends. As for her future, volleyball remains in the picture.

Yet, for the iconic member of the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team, Sykora is taking her con nued rehabilita on one step at a me.

“If you ask me to be a realist, I am going to do all I can, but if I can’t play again, it is what is supposed to happen. That is something I can’t help or change. That would be a sad day,” Sykora said. “I want to play for this USA Team. I don’t want to think of my future other than that un l I have to. I really feel like I am going to give 100 percent every day to come back. I am going to work my tail off every day in prac ce.”

“We are not going to rush it,” Sykora said. “I am spending three days a week at the hospital working on specific brain injury deficit, such as minor issues I am having with my vision, cogni ve memory and so on. The other days of the week I am with my team in Anaheim and working with the sports medicine staff here. Allin-all, I am ge ng the gamete of therapy and can tell it is helping

Story by Bill Kauffman, USA Volleyball associate director of communica ons

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2011 USA Women’s Na onal Team Schedule/Results (3-3) Date

Opponent (Record)

Result

City

Pts Leader (*DataVolley)

A end

3/1 Japan Youth Na onal Team * W, 25-11, 25-20, 25-19 San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Kindra Carlson/Becky Perry - 16 NA 3/2 Japan Youth Na onal Team * W, 25-10, 25-12, 25-17 Irvine, Calif. Carlson, Perry, Sather – 11 NA NOTE: * U.S. Women’s Na onal Training Team competed in unofficial scrimmages against Japan Girls’ Youth Na onal 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 (Exhibi on)

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

Montreux, Switzerland

X Women’s Pan American Cup 7/1 Peru, 4 p.m. 7/2 Puerto Rico, 8 p.m. 7/3 Trinidad & Tobago, 6 p.m. 7/4 Costa Rica, 8 p.m. 7/5 Brazil, 8 p.m. 7/7 Quarterfinals 7/8 Semifinals 7/9 Final Pan American Cup Final Standings:

Juárez, Mexico Juárez, Mexico Juárez, Mexico Juárez, Mexico Juárez, Mexico Juárez, Mexico Juárez, Mexico Juárez, Mexico

FIVB World Grand Prix Preliminary Rounds 8/5 China, Serbia or Kazakhstan 8/6 China, Serbia or Kazakhstan 8/7 China, Serbia or Kazakhstan 8/12 Japan, Serbia or Dominican Republic 8/13 Japan, Serbia or Dominican Republic 8/14 Japan, Serbia or Dominican Republic 8/19 Italy, Germany or Peru 8/20 Italy, Germany or Peru 8/21 Italy, Germany or Peru FIVB World Grand Prix Preliminary Round Standings:

Luohe, China Luohe, China Luohe, China Komaki, Japan Komaki, Japan Komaki, Japan TBA, Chinese Taipei TBA, Chinese Taipei TBA, Chinese Taipei

FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round 8/24 TBA – need to qualify for Final Round 8/25 TBA – need to qualify for Final Round 8/26 TBA – need to qualify for Final Round 8/27 TBA – need to qualify for Final Round 8/28 TBA – need to qualify for Final Round FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round Standings:

Macau, China Macau, China Macau, China Macau, China Macau, China

NORCECA Women’s Con nental Championship 9/13 TBA 9/14 TBA 9/15 TBA 9/16 TBA 9/17 TBA 9/18 TBA Final NORCECA Women’s Con nental Championship Standings:

Caguas, Puerto Rico 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 Sta s cs and not official P-2 stats.

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Kim Glass/Nicole Fawce - 11


2011 USA Women’s Na onal Team Match Capsules U.S. WOMEN’S TRAINING TEAM BLANKS JAPAN GIRLS’ YOUTH TEAM USA .................................25 Japan Girls’ Youth ............11

25 20

U.S. WOMEN’S TRAINING TEAM SWEEPS JAPAN GIRLS’ YOUTH NATIONAL TEAM

25 19

USA .................................25 Japan Girls’ Youth ............10

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (March 1, 2011) – The U.S. Women’s Na onal Training Team defeated the Japan Girls’ Youth Na onal Team 25-11, 25-20, 25-19 on March 1 in a friendly exhibi on match held at St. Margaret’s Episcopal High School in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Kindra Carlson (Eaton, Colo.) and Becky Perry (Aus n, Texas) paced the U.S. with 16 points apiece. Carlson charted 10 kills on 17 a acks as part of a .412 hi ng efficiency while adding five aces and a blocks. Perry tacked on six kills, six aces and four blocks in the victory. Jenna Hagglund (West Chester, Ohio) led the Americans to a .274 hi ng efficiency and 45 kill percent from her se er posi on. Carlson, Perry and Hagglund were all part of the University of Washington program last fall. Kaitlin Sather (Santa Rosa, Calif.) contributed five kills on nine a acks to go with a block for six points. U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Head Coach started Hagglund at se er, Carlson at opposite, Perry and Sather at outside hi er, and Lauren Gibbemeyer (St. Paul, Minn.) and Ashley Benson (Bloomington, Ind.) at middle blocker. Kayla Banwarth (Dubuque, Iowa) was the libero for the match. Naomi Johnson (Bloomington, Minn.) and Julianne Piggo (Newport Beach, Calif.) entered as subs in the third set. Rounding out the U.S. scoring was Gibbemeyer with five points, Piggo with three points, Benson with two points and Johnson with one point. Banwarth turned in a 54 percent excellent service recep on on 13 a empts. Perry was credited with 13 recep on a empts. Japan was by Kasumi Nakaya’s 12 points on eight kills, three aces and one block. Yui Asahi and Aya Horie each added seven points. Team USA held an 11-9 advantage in aces and limited the visi ng Japan Girls’ Youth Na onal Team to a nega ve .034 hi ng efficiency. The Americans forged a 10-3 block advantage as Japan commi ed 27 hi ng errors to the USA’s eight. The Japan Girls’ Youth Na onal Team did have a 46 percent posi ve service recep on to the USA’s 38 percent. In the first set, the U.S. broke free from a 7-6 advantage by scoring 14 of the next 15 points establishing a 21-7 lead. The Americans went on to win the set 25-11. A er holding a 16-11 lead at the second technical meout of the second set, Japan fought to within one point at 20-19 before the U.S. scored five of the final six points. Team USA inched to leads of 8-7 and 16-12 at the third set technical meouts and held on for a 25-19 victory.

25 12

25 17

IRVINE, Calif. (March 2, 2011) – The U.S. Women’s Na onal Training Team defeated the Japan Girls’ Youth Na onal Team 25-10, 25-12, 25-17 on March 2 in a friendly exhibi on match held at Concordia University in Irvine, Calif. The U.S. also won yesterday’s exhibi on match versus the Japan Girls’ Youth Na onal Team by scores of 25-11, 25-20, 25-19. A total of nine different U.S. players scored at least one point during Wednesday night’s exhibi on. Kindra Carlson (Eaton, Colo.), Becky Perry (Aus n, Texas) and Kaitlin Sather (Santa Rosa, Calif.) all scored 11 points in the victory. Sather tallied a team-high 10 kills on 20 errorless a acks to go with a block, while Perry totaled eight kills on 16 errorless a acks to go with three aces. Carlson produced six kills on 13 errorless swings, along with three aces and two blocks. Lauren Gibbemeyer (St. Paul, Minn.) notched seven points with six kills on 11 a acks and a block. Carli Lloyd (Bonsall, Calif.) charted three aces, two kills and two blocks for six points. Ashley Benson (Bloomington, Ind.) pocketed two kills and two aces for four points, while Naomi Johnson (Bloomington, Minn.) collected three points. Rounding out the scoring were Dominique Olowolafe (Lansing, Mich.) and Kari Pestolesi (Hun ngton Beach, Calif.) with two and one point, respec vely. U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) started Lloyd at se er, Carlson at opposite, Benson and Gibbemeyer at middle blocker and Perry and Sather at outside hi er. Kayla Banwarth (Dubuque, Iowa) was the designated libero for the first two sets, while Ellie Blankenship (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) was the U.S. libero in the third set. Olowolafe subbed into the match during the second set and started the third set along with Johnson, replacing Benson and Gibbemeyer. Cami Croteau (Orange, Calif.) was a back-row sub in all three sets. Perry produced a 62 percent posi ve recep on on a team-high eight a empts, while Sather had a 50 percent posi ve recep on on eight a empts. Banwarth totaled five recep on a empts with an 80 percent excellent recep on mark. Japan had 10 of its 12 Girls’ Youth Na onal Team roster members score at least one point in the match. Yui Asahi, Nozomi Ito and Sakura Doi all scored five points apiece in the match. Team USA produced a 46 percent kill percent with only four hi ng errors on 78 a acks for a .410 hi ng efficiency. The Americans held a 7-2 margin in aces, along with a 13-4 advantage in service aces. The Japan Girls’ Youth Na onal Team was limited to a 26 kill percent for the match. The U.S. jumped out to early leads in all three sets, star ng with an 8-2 advantage in the first set. The Americans reached the second technical meout leading 16-9 before closing out the set with nine of the final 10 points. The U.S. scored five of its seven blocks in the opening set. In the second set, Team USA inched its leads to 8-4 and 16-8 at the technical meouts and rolled to the 25-12 victory as it scored seven of its 13 aces in the frame. Japan fell behind 8-3 in the third set, but hung close at 20-14. The U.S. finished the set at 25-17.

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2011 USA Women’s Na onal Team Match Capsules U.S. WOMEN START MONTREUX WITH WIN OVER PERU USA .................................25 Peru .................................7

24 26

25 11

U.S. WOMEN USE MONTREUX OFF-DAY TO DEFEAT SWITZERLAND

25 19

USA .................................25 Switzerland ......................10

25 14

25 18

MONTREUX, Switzerland (June 7, 2011) – Tayyiba Haneef-Park (Laguna Hills, Calif.) and Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.) scored 20 and 18 points, respec vely, in leading the U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team to a 25-7, 24-26, 25-11, 25-19 victory over Peru to open the 2011 Montreux Volley Masters on June 7 in Montreux, Switzerland.

MONTREUX, Switzerland (June 8, 2011) – The U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team used its off-day during the Montreux Volley Masters to defeat host-country Switzerland 25-10, 25-14, 25-18 in a friendly exhibi on match played Wednesday at Montreux, Switzerland.

Haneef-Park was making her first Na onal Team tournament appearance since the 2010 FIVB World Championship Qualifica on Tournament held in July 2009 as she gave birth to her son in March 2010. Glass made a brief appearance during the 2010 exhibi on tour of Brazil and had not played in a tournament for the U.S. Na onal Team since winning the silver medal at the 2008 Olympic Games.

Outside hi er Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.) and opposite Nicole Fawce (Zanesfield, Ohio) led the U.S. with 11 points apiece in the U.S.-Switzerland exhibi on match. Glass tallied nine kills on 32 a empts with only one error to go with two blocks. She also handled 17 of the team’s 35 service recep ons with a 76 posi ve percent and 65 excellent percent. Fawce contributed 10 kills on 18 errorless a acks and added an ace in the victory.

The U.S., ranked second in the world by the FIVB, will have an off-day on June 8 before con nuing Pool A ac on versus Germany on June 9. Team USA concludes pool play versus China on June 10. Crossover semifinals take place on June 11, followed by the final classifica on matches on June 12. The U.S. jumped to a 9-3 lead in the opening set and closed it on a 9-0 run for a 25-7 victory in which it out-blocked Peru 5-0 and held a 15-6 advantage in kills. Peru rallied from a 22-18 deficit in the second set to win 26-24. The Americans jumped to a 6-1 lead in the third set and used a 9-0 run to take a commanding 18-6 lead en route to a commanding 25-11 victory. The U.S. scored nine blocks in the third set. Team USA broke a 13-all e in the fourth set with a 10-2 scoring run to power to a 25-19 victory. Haneef-Park scored her match-high 20 points with 14 kills, five blocks and an ace. Glass chipped in 13 kills, four blocks and an ace for her 18 points. Angie Forse (Lake Mary, Fla.) totaled 15 points with nine kills and a match-high six blocks despite her 173cm stature. Christa Harmo o added nine points via five kills and four blocks, and Nicole Fawce (Zanesfield, Ohio) contributed six kills and a block in a reserve role in three of the four sets. Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.) pocketed two kills and a block for three points, while Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) and Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) each tacked on one kill. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) recorded a match-high 21 digs in unofficial stats, while Kim Glass added 10 digs. Forse chipped in nine digs, while Haneef-Park and Alisha Glass contributed seven digs each. The U.S. held a 30-19 advantage in digs. The U.S. passed at a 66 posi ve percent as a team and its excellent passing rate was 53 percent leading to a 46 kill percent and .342 hi ng efficiency. Meanwhile, Peru commi ed 34 a ack errors, conver ng just 31 percent of its swings into kills with a .046 hi ng efficiency.

Courtesy of Olivier Comment/Switzerland

Star ng for the U.S. was HaneefPark at opposite, Forse and Kim Glass at outside hi er, Tamas and Harmo o at middle blocker and Alisha Glass at se er. Davis was the designated libero to start the match. Fawce and Nellie Spicer (Barrington, Ill.) were part of a double-switch in all but the third set. Larson came in to serve and play the back row as a reserve in all but the first set.

The U.S. dominated the net defense with a 21-6 advantage in blocks while producing a 51-40 margin in kills. The Americans benefited from 25 Peru errors and made just 14 mistakes of its own, six of which came in the final set. Patricia Soto, Yulissa Zamudio and Carla Rueda all tallied 11 points to lead the Peru offense.

Outside hi er Kris n Richards (Orem, Utah) charted seven kills and an ace for eight points, while providing a 75 posi ve recep on percent on eight a empts. Middle blocker Alexis Crimes (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) tallied a match-high five blocks to go with two kills on four errorless swings. Outside hi er Angie Forse (Lake Mary, Fla.) scored four kills on eight a acks while pu ng up a block for five points in a reserve role. Middle blocker Foluke Akinradewo (Planta on, Fla.) scored three kills on four errorless a acks and added a block for four points. Outside hi er Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) turned in one kill on as many a empts and two aces for three points in a reserve role. Se er Nellie Spicer (Barrington, Ill.) set the U.S. squad to a 43 kill percent and .381 hi ng efficiency. She added a block to round out the individual scoring. Tamari Miyashiro (Kaneohe, Hawaii) charted a 78 posi ve recep on percent on nine a empts, along with five digs. The U.S. held Switzerland to a 30 kill percent as the host country Courtesy of Olivier Comment/Switzerland commi ed 26 hi ng errors for a .057 hi ng efficiency. The Americans out-blocked Switzerland 10-2 and held the service ace advantage, 4-1. For the match, Team USA commi ed just nine errors (four hi ng, four service errors and one recep on error). As a team, the U.S. received serve at a 77 posi ve percent and 63 excellent percent. Karch Kiraly (San Clemente, Calif.), who is serving as head coach the U.S. squad during the current trip to Switzerland, started Crimes and Akinradewo at middle blocker, Richards and Glass at outside hi er, Fawce at opposite and Spicer at se er. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) started the match at libero and shared the du es with Miyashiro. Forse , Larson and Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) were subs in the second and third sets. The U.S. opened the first set against Switzerland with a 9-1 scoring run as Crimes scored three consecu ve points and Richards scored an ace and block to highlight the early stages. Team USA stretched its advantage to 14-3 with a 4-0 run that started with an Akinradewo kill and Kim Glass block. The Americans closed out the set with a kill and block from Akinradewo. Switzerland led the U.S. 6-5 in the second set before Crimes scored a kill and block a er a Richards kill to push the U.S. in front 8-6 at the first technical meout. A er Switzerland quickly ed the set at 8-all, the Americans rolled off seven unanswered points, highlighted by two Fawce kills and a Kim Glass block and kill leading to a 15-8 advantage. Kim Glass and Forse scored consecu ve kills to yield an 18-9 lead. A er Switzerland chipped off two points of the deficit, Forse scored a kill and block, followed by consecu ve Larson aces to give the Americans a 23-11 lead on a 5-0 run. Forse ended the set at 25-14 with a kill. The U.S. led the third set 10-9 before pushing out to a 16-10 advantage at the second technical meout as Richards connected for two kills in a 6-1 scoring run. A er Switzerland cut the deficit down to 18-14, Fawce and Kim Glass hammered kills followed by a Switzerland error to extend the U.S. lead to seven at 21-14. The Americans closed the set and match with a Richards kill at 25-18.

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2011 USA Women’s Na onal Team Match Capsules AMERICANS HOLD OFF GERMANY IN FIVE-SET THRILLER USA .................................25 Germany ..........................19

22 25

25 23

15 25

U.S. WOMEN FALL TO CHINA IN FIVE-SET MATCH

16 14

USA .................................27 China ...............................25

MONTREUX, Switzerland (June 9, 2011) – The U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team edged Germany 25-19, 22-25, 25-23, 15-25, 16-14 on June 9 as six Americans scored double-figure points during the Montreux Volley Masters being held June 7-12 in Montreux, Switzerland. The U.S. (2-0), ranked second in the world by the FIVB, concludes Pool A play versus China (2-0) in a ba le of unbeaten teams on June 10. Earlier in the day China defeated Peru 25-17, 23-25, 25-16, 25-15 in Pool A to improve to 2-0. Crossover semifinals take place on June 11, followed by the final classifica on matches on June 12. The opening set witnessed six lead changes and 11 es before the U.S. scored five unanswered points to take a 19-15 lead in the opening set en route to the 25-19 victory. Germany led the en re second set and pushed ahead from an 11-10 advantage with a 7-1 scoring run, but needed six set point chances to put the set away 25-22. Team USA recovered from a 21-19 deficit in the third set to claim a 25-23 victory. Germany took an 8-2 lead in the fourth set, then weathered a Team USA run that closed it to 11-9 before winning 25-15 with seven of the final eight points. The Americans ba led back from an 11-8 deficit in the deciding set to win 16-14 on its second match-point opportunity. Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.) scored a match-high 21 points with 17 kills, two blocks and two aces in leading the Americans. Nicole Fawce (Zanesfield, Ohio), who started the final three sets, scored 11 kills, two blocks and an ace for 14 points, seven of which came in the deciding fi h set. Christa Harmo o (Hopewell, Pa.) contributed 14 points via eight kills, a team-high five blocks and an ace for 14 points. Tayyiba Haneef-Park (Laguna Hills, Calif.) provided 10 kills and two blocks for 12 points, despite not star ng the final three sets. Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.) added 10 points all on kills, while Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) tacked on eight kills and two blocks for 10 points. Angie Forse (Lake Mary, Fla.) just missed double-figure scoring with eight kills and a block for nine points. Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) rounded out the scoring with an ace. Kim Glass led the Team USA defense with 14 digs while providing a team-leading 40 recep on a empts with a 65 posi ve percent. Davis provided a 67 posi ve recep on percent on 24 a empts, while Larson held a 63 excellent recep on percent (70 posi ve) on 27 a empts. The U.S. held a slim 14-12 advantage in blocks and both teams served five aces. The Americans held a substan al 72-55 advantage in kills to help offset their 34 errors in the match. Meanwhile, Germany Courtesy of Olivier Comment/Switzerland limited its miscues to a total of 12 for the match. The se ng of combina on of Spicer and Alisha Glass helped the Americans to a 46 kill percent and .296 hitting efficiency with 27 a ack errors. The U.S. held Germany to a 38 kill percent and .244 hi ng efficiency. Karch Kiraly (San Clemente, Calif.), who is serving as head coach the U.S. squad during the current trip to Switzerland, started Tamas and Harmo o at middle blocker, Forse and Kim Glass at outside hi er, Alisha Glass at se er and Haneef-Park at opposite. Davis was the team’s libero. Larson and Fawce started the final three sets in place of Forse and Haneef-Park, respec vely. Spicer started the final three sets in place of Alisha Glass. Kris n Richards (Orem, Utah) and Haneef-Park were both subs in the final three sets, while Alisha Glass subbed in the third and fourth sets.

14 25

25 19

21 25

11 15

MONTREUX, Switzerland (June 10, 2011) – The U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team lost to China 25-27, 25-14, 19-25, 25-21, 15-11 on June 10 to conclude the Montreux Volley Masters Pool A in Montreux, Switzerland. The U.S. (2-1), ranked second in the world by the FIVB, and China had already advanced to the semifinal round regardless of the head-to-head pool match. The Americans will now face Cuba in the semifinal on June 11, while the Chinese will take on Japan. Team USA won the silver medal at the 2010 Montreux Volley Masters event. The U.S. recovered from a 23-19 deficit in the opening set and saved two set points before claiming a 27-25 victory. The U.S. held an 8-1 block advantage and benefited from eight Chinese errors. China built an early 8-3 lead in the second set and built the advantage to 12 points at 2311 before se ling in for a 25-14 victory. The Americans built an early 6-2 lead in the third set and separated from a 17-15 advantage with five unanswered points for a 22-15 lead and closed the set with an ace at 25-19. China scored the final five points of the fourth Courtesy of Olivier Comment/Switzerland set to rally from a 21-20 deficit to win 25-21 sending the match to deciding fi h set. The fourth set witnessed 14 es and seven lead changes. China jumped out to a 7-3 lead in the ebreaking set and never relinquished the advantage in a 15-11 victory. Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.) lead five U.S. players in double-digit scoring with 17 points, including 12 kills and a match-high five blocks. Tayyiba Haneef-Park (Laguna Hills, Calif.) added 11 kills, two aces and a block for 14 points, which was matched by Kris n Richards’ (Orem, Utah) 12 kills, one ace and one block for 14 points. Alexis Crimes (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) contributed seven kills, three blocks and two aces for 12 points, while Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.) recorded 10 kills and a block for 11 points. Nellie Spicer (Barrington, Ill.) added two kills and an ace for three points, while Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) provided two blocks. Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) and Nicole Fawce (Zanesfield, Ohio) rounded out the scoring with a point each. Haneef-Park charted a team-high 15 digs in teh loss, while Richards recorded 12 digs with a team-high 41 recep on a empts as part of a 51 posi ve recep on percent. Kim Glass totaled 12 digs with 27 recep ons. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) tallied 11 digs and 21 recep ons. China held a 67-55 advantage in kills and a slim 15-14 margin in blocks. The U.S. out-served China with a 6-5 ace advantage. The Americans commi ed 22 errors in the match to China’s 23. According to unofficial DataVolley sta s cs, both teams converted 40 percent of their a acks for kills. China held a .235 hi ng efficiency to the Americans’ .204 hi ng efficiency. China received serve at a 60 posi ve percent compared the U.S. 49 posi ve percent. Karch Kiraly (San Clemente, Calif.), who is serving as head coach the U.S. squad during the current trip to Switzerland, started Tamas and Crimes at middle blocker, Richards and Kim Glass at outside hi er, Alisha Glass at se er and Haneef-Park at opposite. Davis was the team’s libero. Ruoqui Hui scored a match-high 19 points to lead China, which also had five double-figure scorers. Yunli Xu picked up 14 points in the victory, while Linlin Fan added 13 points.

Germany had four different players score 16 points in the loss. Chris ane Furst total eight kills and a match-high eight blocks to match Regina Burchardt, Margareta Kozuch and Maren Brinker’s 16 points.

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2011 USA Women’s Na onal Team Match Capsules CUBA TOPS TEAM USA IN NORCECA BATTLE IN SWITZERLAND USA .................................18 Cuba ................................25

22 25

25 17

U.S. WOMEN FINISH FOURTH AT MONTREUX WITH SECOND LOSS TO CHINA

24 26

USA .................................25 China ...............................16

13 25

27 29

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MONTREUX, Switzerland (June 11, 2011) – The U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team lost to NORCECA rival Cuba 25-18, 25-22, 17-25, 26-24 on June 11 during the semifinal round of the Montreux Volley Masters event held in Montreux, Switzerland.

MONTREUX, Switzerland (June 12, 2011) – The U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team lost to China 16-25, 25-13, 29-27, 25-23 in the Montreux Volley Masters bronze-medal match on June 12 in Montreux, Switzerland.

The U.S. will now face China in the bronze-medal match held on June 12. In the other semifinal match, Japan defeated China 25-22, 25-19, 25-23. Team USA won the silver medal at the 2010 Montreux Volley Masters event and will be shoo ng for a second consecu ve year on the event’s medal podium.

China had defeated the U.S. in five sets to conclude Pool A before both teams lost their semifinal matches. At last year’s Montreux Volley Masters, China defeated the U.S. in the gold-medal match. Outside of the three losses to China in the last two Montreux Volley Masters events, the U.S. is 4-0 against China da ng back to 2008.

Cuba gained an early 11-6 lead in the first set and held the lead through a 25-18 victory. Cuba broke a 9-all e in the second set with five unanswered points and held off the Americans in a 25-22 victory. The Americans ran off six straight points in the third set to pull out in front 19-11 and finished with a 25-17 victory. The U.S. had five blocks and three aces in the third set. The Americans held a 19-16 lead in the fourth set, but Cuba saved two set points and scored the final four points for a 26-24 victory.

The U.S. used an 8-1 scoring run to overcome a 12-11 deficit in the opening set to win 25-16 as China commi ed seven errors and six different Americans scored between two and four points. The set contained 10 es and three lead changes by the 25th point of the set. China bounced back to take an early 9-3 lead in the second set to even the match with a 25-13 win as the Americans commi ed seven errors and the Chinese put up five blocks in the set. The U.S. ba led back from a 19-14 deficit in the third set to e the set at 24-all, but China captured the set 29-27 on its sixth set-point opportunity. China bounced back from a 20-17 deficit in the fourth set with 7-1 scoring run en route to winning the set 25-23 and the match.

Tayyiba Haneef-Park (Laguna Hills, Calif.) led the Americans with 17 points with 14 kills, two blocks and an ace. U.S. captain Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.) added nine kills, two aces and a block for 12 points. Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) came off the bench to score nine kills and an ace for 10 points. Angie Forsett (Lake Mary, Fla.) contributed seven points with six kills and a block all in the first Courtesy of Olivier Comment/Switzerland two sets. Alexis Crimes (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) tacked on five points with three kills, one block and an ace. Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.) and Kris n Richards (Orem, Utah) each totaled four points, while Nellie Spicer (Barrington, Ill.) added two blocks and an ace for three points. Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) and Christa Harmo o (Hopewell, Pa.) rounded out the scoring with a point apiece. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) tallied a team-high 17 digs with a 75 posi ve percent on a team-high 28 service recep ons. Richards added 15 digs, followed by HaneefPark’s 14 digs. Larson was credited with a 71 posi ve recep on percent on 14 a empts to go with eight digs. Cuba out-blocked the U.S. 14-9 and had a 57-50 margin in kills. The Americans held a slim 5-4 advantage in aces and Cuba had nine service errors to Team USA’s six. According to unofficial DataVolley sta s cs, Cuba converted 41 percent of its a acks into points for a .254 hi ng efficiency with 21 errors, while the U.S. converted 40 percent of its a acks into kills as part of a .214 hi ng efficiency with 24 errors. Karch Kiraly (San Clemente, Calif.), who is serving as head coach the U.S. squad during the current trip to Switzerland, started Tamas and Harmo o at middle blocker, Forse and Kim Glass at outside hi er, Alisha Glass at se er and Haneef-Park at opposite. Davis was the team’s libero. Spicer started the final three sets a er subbing into the match in the first set. Larson, Crimes, Richards subbed into the match during the second set and started the final two sets. Nicole Fawce (Zanesfield, Ohio) was a reserve in both the first and fourth sets. The USA-Cuba series has been intense over the years with the Cubans holding a 91-52 advantage since 1983. The Americans won all three mee ngs last year, including a sweep in the 2010 Montreux semifinals, a sweep in the 2010 Pan American Cup bronze-medal match and a four-set win to conclude the 2010 FIVB World Championship first round. However, Cuba won both 2009 mee ngs in five grueling sets, and both contests were played at the NORCECA Women’s Con nental Championships. At the 2008 Olympic Games, Cuba won the preliminary round match in three sets only to have the U.S. come back and defeat the Cubans in three convincing sets during the semifinals. From 2007 up un l the 2008 Olympic Games, the two sides split six matches and four went the full five sets.

Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) led the U.S. with a match-high 18 points via 13 kills, three blocks and two aces. Nicole Fawce (Zanesfield, Ohio) came off the bench and scores all 14 of her points on kills in the final two sets. Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.) contributed eight kills, three blocks and an ace for 12 points. Alexis Crimes (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) charted four kills, two aces and a block for seven points, while Tayyiba Haneef-Park (Laguna Hills, Calif.) posted six kills in the loss. Kris n Richards (Orem, Utah) tallied five kills coming off the bench, while Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.) added four kills in the first two sets. Nellie Spicer (Barrington, Ill.) tallied two kills and a block for three points, while Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) rounded out the scoring with a kill. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) provided a team-high 24 digs and an 83 positive percent on 12 recep ons. Larson tallied 15 digs to go with a 73 positive recep on percent on a team-high 37 chances. Richards added 12 digs and 25 recep on a empts with a 60 posi ve percent. Fawce charted 11 digs. The U.S. held advantages in kills Courtesy of Olivier Comment/Switzerland (57-52) and aces (5-4), but China controlled the net defense with a 13-8 block advantage. In addi on, China limited its errors to 18, nine of which were service errors, to the Americans’ 26 errors. Both teams converted 37 percent of their a acks for kills, but China held a .288 hi ng efficiency with 12 errors to Team USA’s .215 hi ng efficiency with 24 a ack errors. Karch Kiraly (San Clemente, Calif.), who is serving as head coach the U.S. squad during the current trip to Switzerland, started Tamas and Crimes at middle blocker, Larson and Kim Glass at outside hi er, Spicer at se er and Haneef-Park at opposite. Davis was the team’s libero. Yunli Xu paced China with 15 points, including a match-high five blocks. Jie Yang and Ruoqi Hui contributed 14 points apiece in the victory, while Junjing Yang and Linlin Fan totaled 12 points as all five star ng China hi ers reached a dozen points in a balanced offense.

Yusidey Silie, the Cuban captain, scored a match-high 19 points with 13 kills and six blocks. Yanelis Santos added 14 kills and three blocks for 17 points in the win. Earlier today in the 5-8 classifica on matches, Germany defeated Italy 25-8, 25-20, 25-27, 25-17 and Netherlands topped Peru 25-23, 26-24, 24-26, 25-20. Germany and Netherlands will play on Sunday for fi h place, while Italy and Peru end in a e for seventh place.

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2011 USA Women’s Na onal Team Stats Name

Sets

Kills

Kills/ Set

Kill PCT

A ack Errors

Total A ack

Hi ng Eff.

Service Aces

Aces/ Set

Stuff Blocks

Blocks/ Sets

Points

Points Set

Alexis Crimes Tayyiba Haneef-Park Angie Forse Tamari Miyashiro Nicole Davis Alisha Glass Jen Tamas Kim Glass Jordan Larson Christa Harmo o Nicole Fawce Foluke Akinradewo Nellie Spicer Kris n Richards TEAM

15 21 11 1 24 17 22 21 22 11 15 3 23 18 25

16 57 27 0 0 2 40 62 33 15 43 3 6 25 329

1.07 2.71 2.45 0.00 0.00 0.12 1.82 2.95 1.50 1.36 2.87 1.00 0.26 1.39 13.16

48.5 40.4 50.0 0.0 0.0 28.6 54.1 40.8 35.1 46.9 43.9 75.0 75.0 28.1 41.8

4 27 6 0 0 3 7 21 14 8 12 0 1 16 120

29 141 54 0 0 7 74 152 94 32 98 4 8 89 788

.345 .213 .389 .000 .000 -.143 .446 .270 .202 .219 .316 .750 .625 .101 .265

5 5 0 0 0 1 3 3 4 1 2 0 1 3 28

0.42 0.24 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.06 0.14 0.14 0.18 0.09 0.13 0.00 0.04 0.17 1.12

5 13 9 0 0 5 4 10 9 7 2 1 3 1 74

0.42 0.62 0.82 0.00 0.00 0.29 0.18 0.48 0.41 0.64 0.13 0.33 0.13 0.06 2.96

24 75 36 0 0 8 47 75 46 23 47 4 10 29 431

2.00 3.57 3.27 0.00 0.00 0.47 2.14 3.57 2.09 2.09 3.13 1.33 0.43 1.61 17.24

Opponent

25

308

12.32

36.2

140

850

.198

24

0.96

57

2.28

389

15.56

2011 U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Results (2-3) Montreux VolleyMasters (Switzerland) June 7: def. Peru 3-1 June 8: def. Switzerland (Exhibi on) June 9: def. Germany 3-2 June 10: lost China 2-3 June 11: lost to Cuba 1-3 (semifinals) June 12: lost to China 1-3 (bronze-medal) Pan American Cup (Mexico) July 1: vs. Peru July 2: vs. Puerto Rico July 3: vs. Trinidad & Tobago July 4: vs. Costa Rica July 5: vs. Brazil July 7: Quarterfinal Round July 8: Semifinal Round July 9: Final Classifica on Round

Extra Stats Digs at Montreux Volley Masters/Switzerland Exhibi on: 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); Forse 17 (1.55); Fawce 20 (1.33); Spicer 28 (1.22); Crimes 13 (0.87); Tamas 14 (0.64); Harmo o 6 (0.55); Akinradewo 0 (0.00). USA Totals: 412 (16.48). Opponent Totals: 111 (4.44).

FIVB World Grand Prix Aug. 5: vs. CHN, SER, KAZ (at Luohe, China) Aug. 6: vs. CHN, SER, KAZ (at Luohe, China) Aug. 7: vs. CHN, SER, KAZ (at Luohe, China) Aug. 12: vs. JPN, SER, DOM (at Komaki, Japan) Aug. 13: vs. JPN, SER, DOM (at Komaki, Japan) Aug. 14: vs. JPN, SER, DOM (at Komaki, Japan) Aug. 19: vs. ITA, GER, PER (at Hong Kong) Aug. 20: vs. ITA, GER, PER (at Hong Kong) Aug. 21: vs. ITA, GER, PER (at Hong Kong) FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round (at Macau) Aug. 24: vs. TBA (must qualify for Final Round) Aug. 25: vs. TBA (must qualify for Final Round) Aug. 26: vs. TBA (must qualify for Final Round) Aug. 27: vs. TBA (must qualify for Final Round) Aug. 28: vs. TBA (must qualify for Final Round) NORCECA Con nental Championship (Puerto Rico) Sept. 13: vs. TBA Sept. 14: vs. TBA Sept. 15: vs. TBA Sept. 16: vs. TBA Sept. 17: vs. TBA Sept. 18: vs. TBA 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 FIVB World Cup Nov. 4-18

All stats are unofficial team stats provided through DataProject’s DataVolley so ware DataPoject is Official & Exclusive Provider of Sta s cal So ware Systems of USA Volleyball

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U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Roster - 2011 Pan American Cup

#1 Lauren Paolini Middle Blocker * 6-4 Ann Arbor, Mich.

#2 Alisha Glass Se er * 6-0 Leland, Mich.

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

#4 Angie Forse Outside Hi er * 5-8 Lake Mary, Fla.

#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 Courtney Thompson Se er * 5-8 Kent, Wash.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#17 Nellie Spicer Se er * 5-9 Barrington, Illinois

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

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

Hugh McCutcheon Head Coach

Jamie Morrison Assistant Coach

Jill Wosmek Athle c Trainier

John Cook Team Leader

Karch Kiraly Assistant Coach

Paula Weisho Assistant Coach

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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.

Foluke Akinradewo Middle Blocker * 6-3 Planta on, Florida College: Stanford Birth Date: Oct. 5, 1987 Joined Team: May 2003 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth). 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 Exhibi on 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 a acks with a block in an exhibi on match versus Switzerland on June 8. 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 a acks into kills at Pan American Cup with just four errors for a .531 hi ng efficiency…During five Pan American Cup preliminary pool matches, provided USA a .692 hi ng efficiency with just one error… Scored 13 points versus Puerto Rico on June 19 with 11 kills on 15 errorless a acks, 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 a er leading the U.S. to the gold medal and 11 consecu ve 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 a acks into kills at FIVB World Grand Prix as part of .477 hi ng 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 a empts and four blocks against China on Aug. 22…Blocked seven Italian a acks on Aug. 26 as part of 14-point match…Averaged 2.75 points while star ng 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 a acks into points with a .313 hi ng 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 fi h place among all players…Converted 49 percent of a acks into points and held a .404 hi ng efficiency during World Grand Prix with just 11 a ack errors…Scored 22 points, including nine blocks, versus Thailand on Aug. 16…Contributed 18 points versus Russia on Aug. 14…Converted 10 of 13 a acks into kills versus Germany on Aug. 9. 2008 – Scored 117 points to lead all players during an eight-match tour of China in March-April… Tallied 82 kills with a 59 kill percent and .479 a ack efficiency to go with team-leading 23 blocks and 12 aces on Tour of China…Played three sets versus Brazil during three-match exhibi on 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 en re tournament with a .387 a ack 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 team-high 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 hi ng .513 on 76 swings and just six errors…Reached double-digit 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 a empts and

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2008 – Earned AVCA All-America First-Team honors and co-Player of the Year by Volleyball Magazine…Finished third na onally in hi ng percentage (.457) and fourth na onally in blocking (1.47 average per set), both marks which paced the Pac-10…Finished career with the best hi ng 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 hi ng percentage in Pac-10 and school history, coming in only behind the record of .499 she set in 2007…Helped Stanford to its third consecu ve Pac-10 tle and a third straight run to the na onal tle 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 Associa on Division I Na onal Player of the Year as she guided Stanford to a na onal runner-up finish... Posted the second-best hi ng percentage in NCAA history (.499), a mark which led the na on and sha ered 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 hi ng percentage for third-best in the na on. Paced Stanford with 141 blocks to average 1.44 blocks per game. Averaged 3.90 kills per game with just 63 a ack 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 na on in hi ng 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 star ng middle blocker on the U.S. Women’s Junior Na onal Team that competed in the 2005 FIVB World Championships in Turkey. She Courtesy of FIVB was a member of the gold medalwinning U.S. Women’s Junior Na onal Team that captured the 2004 NORCECA Con nental Women’s Junior Championship. PERSONAL: Born Foluke A nuke Akinradewo on Oct. 5, 1987, in London, Ontario, Canada… Now calls Planta on, Fla., home…Parents are Ayoola and Comfort Akinradewo…Also has two brothers, Foluso (1982) and Fiyinfolu (1977)…A ended 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-ci zenship with Canada, Nigeria and the United States…Began playing volleyball in 2002 and nearly quit the sport a couple months a er star ng…Favorite food is pizza…Favorite books are Harry Po er 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 pre y successful.”

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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: 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 Qualifica on Tournament – NORCECA Pool G (Gold)…Final Four Intercon nental Cup (Silver)…NORCECA Con nental Championship (Fourth). 2008 - U.S. Olympic Team Exhibi on 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 (Fi h). 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: 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 a acks into kills with a .437 hi ng efficiency at the Pan American Cup…Ranked fi h 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 hi ng 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 a acks… Converted 49.3 percent of a acks 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 a acks during World Championship, including 8-of-14 versus Russia in semifinal match on Nov. 13…Turned in 7-of-8 hi ng 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 a acks into kills during 2009, producing a .426 hi ng 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 Qualifica on Tournament – NORCECA Pool G, contribu ng four kills on six errorless a acks as part of a 2.50 points per set average…Averaged 2.83 points per set during the Final Four Intercon nental Cup, including averages of 0.89 blocks, 1.83 kills and 0.11 aces, to rank fi h in blocking and ninth in scoring among all players…Scored 19 points (12 kills, 6 blocks, 1 ace), including a .524 hi ng 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 hi ng efficiency during Final Four Cup…Started all six matches and played in 24 sets during NORCECA Con nental Championship… Averaged 1.79 points per set at NORCECA Championship, which included a 14-point performance (nine kills on 14 errorless a acks, 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 a acks into kills and produced .387 hi ng 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 hi ng 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 hi ng 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 a acks 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 a acks, including a 15-point performance against Poland in the tournament opener on Aug. 3…Averaged 3.24 points per set and provided a .579 a ack percentage (kills minus errors divided by a acks) 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 a ack 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 a empts. 2006 – Turned in eight points in three sets versus Poland on May 26. ...Played in 26 sets during the Pan American cup ne ng 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 a acked 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…A acked at a .667 percentage on 12 errorless swings against China on Aug. 25, in addi on 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…A acked at a .519 percentage during the World Championship with only 14 hi ng errors on 189 a empts…Ranked 16th in the World Championship in points scored, fi h in blocking. Despite not mee ng minimum qualifica on for the Best Spiker category due to lack of a empts, would have ranked first in the category with a 60.8 kill percentage among players with a minimum of 75 a acks according to the FIVB sta s cs…Tallied a season-high 24 points with a .727 a ack 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 Na onal 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 e for fi h place…Finished fi h 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 fi h 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 A acker award at the NORCECA Zone Championships. 2000 – Finished the year ranked second in hi ng percentage (.312), aces (23) and blocks (67) among the starters…Played her first interna onal match against top-ranked Russia, pos ng two kills in two sets played...Ended the Russia Trip with 10 kills, six digs and a block...Earned a star ng spot during the Japan Tour, leading the team with 53 kills, 13 digs, six blocks and a .369 hi ng percentage...Recorded 38 kills, 14 digs, five blocks and a .312 hi ng percentage...Posted 22 kills and a .326 hi ng percentage on the Brazil Trip…Second on the team in blocks (22), aces (6) and hi ng percentage (.326) at the Olympic Games. 1999 – Star ng 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 Athle c Conference (WAC) Player of the Year…Led the na on with 2.25 block per game…Posted 411 kills, 230 blocks and a .364 hi ng percentage. 1998 – AVCA First-Team All-American…Asics/Volleyball Second-Team All-American… WAC Pacific Division Player of the Year…Helped the Wahine claim the WAC Tournament tle with a drama c five-set victory over BYU…Led the conference in hi ng percentage (.389) and blocks (1.69)..MVP of the Aston’s Courtesy of FIVB Imua Wahine Volleyball Challenge and the WAC Championships. 1997 – At UC Santa Barbara…First-Team All-Big West…Ranked ninth in the country in hi ng percentage with a .384 mark…Recorded 453 kills and 190 blocks. 1996 – All-Big-West Freshman Team…Played in each match and recorded 2.47 kills and 1.19 blocks per game. 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). 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 Intercon nental Cup (Silver)…NORCECA Con nental Championship (Fourth). 2008 – Tour of China…U.S. Olympic Team Exhibi on 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 Con nental Championships (Gold Medal)…World Grand Champions Cup (Silver Medal). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Started 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. 2010 – Named Best Libero at Montreux Volley Masters with 158 excellent passes on 250 a empts… 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 a empts for fi h-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 Na onal Team two-match tour of Egypt resul ng 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 ra ng at the Pan American Cup for third best among liberos…Contributed 20 digs in fourset match against Brazil…Star ng 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 me as USA libero during the Final Four Intercon nental 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 Con nental Championship. 2008 – Served as libero for three-week, eight-match tour of China…Tallied 112 digs and handled 213 serve receive chances with 54 percent posi ve recep ons leading to a 5-3 record with a young team compe ng…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 en re 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 recep ons, which along with her dig average, helped the U.S. to a .302 team hi ng 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 recep ons on 84 a empts 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 Na onal 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 posi on 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 recep ons with a 41 posi ve percentage. 2005 – Split me with fellow libero Sarah Drury for the USA Women’s Na onal 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 Con nental 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 second-consecu ve na onal championship and finished the year with a perfect 35-0 record… She recorded a career-high 31 digs twice during the season, including a four-set win over UCLA in the regional finals. 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 posi on was used in collegiate volleyball)...Averaged a team-leading 3.44 digs per game and finished sixth in the Pac-10...Set a career-best mark with 24 digs in three matches (Oct. 4 at Stanford, Nov. 2 vs. Stanford and Nov. 26 vs. UC Santa Barbara)...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...Set a career high with 15 digs against Wisconsin (Sept. 2)... Tallied a kill against Hawai’i (Sept. 7) and Cal (Nov. 9)...Had a domina ng performance at the service line when she recorded a career-best seven aces against Stanford (Oct. 12), a mark that ranks fi h among USC match records. 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 me…Favorite television show is Sex and the City… “My mom is my role model. She came from very li le and had a very successful career. She is a strong, independent woman, and a wonderful friend and mother.”

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the team and eighth in the Big Ten...Finished the season ranked fourth on the team and sixth in the conference in hi ng percentage (.331), the only pure le -side hi er in the league within the top six...Ended her second season with 979 career kills. 2005 – Selected as AVCA NCAA Division I Na onal 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 hi ng percentage by a acking 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 hi ng...Recorded 31 double-digit kill matches.

Nicole Fawce 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). 2010 – Montreux Volley Masters (Silver)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold). 2009 – FIVB World Grand Prix (9th)…Final Four Intercon nental 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 a acks against China on June 12…Averaged 1.58 digs per set at Montreux. 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 doublesubs tu on at the Montreux event which limited her court me…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 hi ng 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 Na onal 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 Intercon nental 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 a acks into kills without an error against Cuba on Sept. 27.

OTHER USA VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCE: 2005 – Member of U.S. Women’s Junior Na onal Team that competed at the FIVB Women’s Junior World Championship. 2004 – Member of U.S. Junior Women’s Na onal Team that won gold medal at NORCECA Women’s Junior Con nental Championship. 2003 – Member of U.S. Girls’ Youth Team which par cipated in the FIVB Girls’ Youth World Championship in Poland. PERSONAL: Born Nicole Marie Fawce on Dec. 16, 1986, in San Antonio, Texas...Nickname is Nic…Parents are Bob and Kim Fawce … Mother Kim played volleyball for Wright State…Brother is Joe Fawce ... Maternal grandfather was a pitcher for the Bal more 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 Na onal Player of the Year, third consecu ve 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 tle and sixth consecu ve Big Ten crown…Averaged 3.78 kills per set on .358 hi ng 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 a er guiding Penn State to the NCAA Division I Tournament championship...Unanimous selec on 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 hi ng 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 hi ng 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 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

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Angie Forse Outside Hi er * 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). 2010 – Tour of China…Montreux Volley Masters (Silver). 2009 – Pan American Cup (Fourth); FIVB World Championship Qualifica on Tournament – NORCECA Pool G (Gold)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Ninth)…Final Four Intercon nental Cup (Silver)…NORCECA Con nental Championship (Fourth). 2008 – Tour of China INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Tallied 3.75 points per set with a .391 hi ng efficiency during nine sets of ac on at the Montreux Volley Masters, including three match starts…Tallied 15 points versus Peru on June 7 with nine kills and six blocks. 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 Na onal Team, playing in 34 sets with seven match starts…Played in three sets of the Pan American Cup, producing seven kills on seven a acks with one block against Guatemala and for the en re tournament…Played in four sets with one match start in the FIVB World Championship Qualifica on 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 qualifica on 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 Intercon nental 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 Con nental Championship. 2008 – Tallied 20 points in limited ac on during a three-week, eight-match tour of China.

selec on…Honorable men on 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, fi h in the Pac-10)... Finished second on the team with 300 digs. 2005 – Named firstteam All-Pac-10, hi ng .251 and leading the Bears in kills (446, 10th on Cal’s single-season list) and kills per game (4.13)...was also honorable men on 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 Na onal 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 Na onal Basketball Associa on (NBA) for the Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors, and is now an assistant coach for the New Orleans Hornets…Married Jus n Forse , current Sea le Seahawks running back, in June 2010...Majored in history at the University of California…A ended Lake Mary High School (Fla.), gradua ng 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 Associa on All-America First-Team a er 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 the AVCA All-America Second Team and was a first-team All-Pac-10

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Alisha Glass Se er * 6-0 Leland, Michigan College: Penn State Birth Date: April 5, 1988 Joined Team: May 2010 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth). 2010 – Tour of China…Pan American Cup (Bronze)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold Medal)…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 hi ng efficiency…Turned in 27 digs during Montreux Volley Masters for a 1.80 dig average. 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 interna onal debut…Scored four kills on six a acks 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 a acks into kills as part of .571 hi ng efficiency…Named Best Se er at FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round a er 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 hi ng 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 hi ng .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 a er 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 hi ng efficiency against Thailand on Oct. 29 and a .392 mark versus Czech Republic on Nov. 6.

State offense to a na on-leading .350 hi ng 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 Na onal 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 se er, but also saw me as a 6-2 se er/hi er, a acking 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 na on-best .323 hi ng percentage, the only team in the country to finish the season hi ng higher than .300 ... earned Na onal Player of the Week honors a er averaging 13.38 assists per game while leading the team to a .327 hi ng percentage against Missouri and Texas at the Texas Invita onal (9/7-8). OTHER USA VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCE: Member of the 2005 U.S. Girls’ Youth Na onal A2 Team and played on the USA Red squad that won the gold medal at the High Performance Championships in Aus n, Texas, where she also received the “Best Se er” award ... Started on the 2004 U.S. Girls’ Youth Na onal 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 le erwinner 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 tle match ... Named Miss Volleyball for the state of Michigan in 2006 ... Four- me first team all-state, all-region dream team and all-conference ... Finished prep career as Na onal 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 Na onal 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 consecu ve undefeated seasons and its unprecedented third consecu ve NCAA tle …Honda Award finalist … Ranked fourth in the na on in assists per set (11.90) guiding the Ni any Lions to a na on-leading .381 a ack percentage …Added 112 kills (0.92 per set), 103 blocks (0.84) and 286 digs (2.34)…Ranked fourth all- me in school history for career assists. 2008 – Tabbed AVCA First Team AllAmerica and NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team as Penn State won its second consecu ve NCAA tle with an undefeated record ... AVCA Na onal Player of the Week (Nov. 18) ... Big Ten Player of the Week (Nov. 17) ... Directed the Penn State offense to a record se ng and na on-leading .390 hi ng percentage ...Led the team, Big Ten and na on 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 AVCA Second Team All-America and NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team ... Na onal and Big Ten Player of the Week (11/19) ... Started 35 of 36 matches and played in 114 of 122 games while direc ng the Penn

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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- me 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 Na onal Freshman of the Year in 2002. Glass was honored as a AVCA All-American Third Team as a sophomore in 2003.

Kim Glass Outside Hi er * 6-2 Lancaster, Pennsylvania College: Arizona Birth Date: Aug. 18, 1984 Joined Team: May 2007 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth). 2010 – Tour of Brazil. 2008 – U.S. Olympic Team Exhibi on 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, collec ng 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. 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 exhibi on 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 ac on…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 e 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, star ng 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 addi on to a .271 hi ng efficiency and 0.42 kill ra o…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 interna onal experience with the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team…Ranked 10th among all scorers at the World Grand Prix during the preliminary round…A acked 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 interna onal compe on as she was a member of the U.S. Women’s Junior Na onal Team that competed in the 2001 FIVB World Junior Championships. She also par cipated on the U.S. Women’s Junior Na onal Team at the 2002 NORCECA Con nental 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 edi on (see h p://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- me American Volleyball Coaches Associa on All-American and four- me All-Pac-10 pick, is Arizona’s career leader in kills with 2,151 and ranks third all- me in the Pac-10 in the same category. She averaged 5.27 kills, 2.84 digs, 0.70 blocks and 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 mes en route to a school-record 5.27 kills per game average. She

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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 Qualifica on 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 Con nental 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 hi ng efficiency of .434 for the Pan American Cup… Started all three matches of the FIVB World Championship Qualifica on 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 qualifica on 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 en re 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 par cipants…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 accumula ng 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 posi on 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 hi ng .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 le side a er she made the switch from opposite to outside hi er early in the year…With Athens outside hi ers Logan Tom, Keba Phipps, Tara Cross-Ba le and Ogonna Nnamani all absent from the Na onal Team for a variety of reasons (beach volleyball, re rement and illness), Haneef made the move to the le and soon became a factor in her new posi on…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 Con nental 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 ed for fi h overall a er 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 na onal-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 fi h 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 ac on on the Japan Tour with the U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Training Team…Led the Training Team with 86 kills. 2001 – Saw limited ac on in six matches early in the 2001 summer season, compe ng in the BCV Volley Masters in Montreux, Switzerland, and in the World Championship Qualifica on Tournament in San Juan, Puerto Rico...Recorded 13 kills in 19 sets and posted a hi ng percentage of .269…Also trained with the U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball A2 team in 1998, 1999 and 2001. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Named to the AVCA All-America first team in 2001 a er 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- me All-Big West Conference first-team selec on…Posted a hi ng percentage of .406 and also averaged 2.31 digs and 0.73 blocks per game as a senior…Was also a three- me 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 communica on studies...Cousin Tari Phillips formerly played center for the New York Liberty of the Women’s Na onal Basketball Associa on.

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Christa Harmo o 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). 2010 – Montreux Volley Masters (Silver)…Pan American Cup (Bronze). 2009 – Tour of Egypt…Pan American Cup (Fourth); FIVB World Championship Qualifica on Tournament – NORCECA Pool G (Gold)… FIVB World Grand Prix (9th)…Final Four Intercon nental Cup (Silver)… NORCECA Con nental 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. 2010 – Averaged 2.61 points per set while star ng all five matches of the Montreux Volley Masters in which the U.S. earned the silver medal…Converted 56.3 percent of a acks into kills with a .479 hi ng 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 a acks into kills versus Trinidad & Tobago on June 20. 2009 – Charted a 2.26 scoring average with a .389 hi ng efficiency in first interna onal season with the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team, playing in every single tournament with 18 starts and 69 sets played…Tallied matchhigh 18 points versus Egypt on April 10, producing 16 kills on 25 a empts with just two errors for a 64 percent on kill a empts…Started six of seven matches at the Pan American Cup, producing a 2.29 scoring average over 21 sets…Held a .381 hi ng efficiency and 0.67 blocks per set average at the Pan American Cup…Started all three matches of the FIVB World Championship Qualifica on Tournament – NORCECA Pool G event and contributed 1.11 points per set while conver ng eight of 16 a acks 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 a acks and two blocks versus Germany on July 31…Named Best Blocker during Final Four Intercon nental Cup a er averaging 0.95 blocks per set as part of a 2.40 scoring average… Converted 54 percent of her a acks into points during Final Four Cup, including a .396 hi ng 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 hi ng 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 Con nental Championship…Scored five kills on six errorless a acks to go with five blocks against Costa Rica on Sept. 24…Recorded six kills on eight a acks with an ace in start versus Mexico on Sept. 22.

Led Penn State to the NCAA Division I Tournament championship tle… Named ESPN The Magazine Third-Team Academic All-America…Started all 366 matches and played in 121 of 122 sets…Ranked second in the na on in a ack efficiency with a .492 mark…Ranked sixth na onally with a 1.65 block average, providing a team-high 200 total blocks for seventhbest all- me at the school…Hit .548 during the NCAA Tournament with 3.00 kills per set in postseason ac on…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 na on), second in hi ng efficiency with a .405 percentage (10th in na on) and was third on the team in kills with 2.85 per game… 2005 – Selected AVCA All-America honorable men on 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 a ack percentage…Ranked second on team with 2.96 kills per set. OTHER USA VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCE: Member of the 2004 U.S. Women’s Junior Na onal Team that won the NORCECA Women’s Junior Con nental Championship in Winnipeg, Canada ... Selected to the 2005 U.S. Women’s Junior Na onal Team that competed in Ankara, Turkey, at the FIVB Under-20 World Championships. PERSONAL: Born Christa Deanne Harmo o on Oct. 12, 1986, in Sewickley, Pa…Parents are Robert and Constance Harmo o…Father played basketball at Juniata College…Has younger brothers Nathan and Nolan …Majored in elementary educa on at Penn State…Nicknames are Mo and Chri…Hobbies include snowboarding, art and scrapbooking… Favorite musical group is Sugarland…Favorite subject in school is math… Favorite pro sports team is Pi sburgh Steelers…Favorite athlete is Hines Ward of Pi sburgh 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 consecu ve NCAA Division I tle with an undefeated season…Named American Volleyball Coaches Associa on All-America First-Team a er leading the na on with a .486 hi ng efficiency…One of four finalists for the Honda Award for volleyball…Earned fourth consecu ve All-Big Ten Conference award…Averaged 1.47 blocks per set for third-best in the na on… Added 2.43 kills per set…Assisted Penn State to sixth consecu ve Big Ten Conference tle…Selected as the ESPN The Magazine Academic AllAmerican of the Year as selected by College Sports Informa on 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…

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Megan Hodge Outside Hi er * 6-3 Durham, North Carolina College: Penn State Birth Date: Oct. 15, 1988 Joined Team: February 2010 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 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: 2010 – Averaged team-leading 5.29 points per set in star ng all three matches of USA’s tour of China…Scored 15 points in exhibi on 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 a acks into kills…Averaged 3.00 digs per set on China Tour… Totaled a team-leading 5.00 points per set in star ng all five matches at the Montreux Volley Masters in which the U.S. won the silver medal… Converted 42.6 percent of a acks 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 double-figures 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 a acks into points for a .722 hi ng efficiency against Puerto Rico on June 19…Contributed match-high 16 points with a .414 hi ng efficiency on 29 a acks 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 star ng 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 a acks to go with a dig.

game. 2007 – Selected Honda Award Finalist, NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player and AVCA First Team All-America as Penn State won the NCAA tle … Selected Sports Imports/AVCA Na onal 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 na onal championship match against Stanford (12/15). 2006 – Selected AVCA First Team All-America and AVCA Na onal 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 Na onal High School Volleyball Player of the Year honors and AVCA Na onal Freshman of the Year honors in consecu ve 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- me single-season list and ranked her 17th in the country. OTHER USA VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCE: Member of the 2006 U.S. Women’s Junior Na onal Team…Member of 2004 and 2005 U.S. Girls’ Youth Na onal Team ... Voted the Most Valuable Player and “Best A acker” at the 2004 NORCECA Girls’ Youth Con nental Championship in Cataño, Puerto Rico ... Competed with the U.S. Girls’ Youth Na onal 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 Na onal 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 Demonstra on 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 Na onal Player of the Year and ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year as Penn State won its third consecu ve NCAA Division I tle, second of which with an undefeated record… Selected for the fourth me as an AVCA All-America First-Team choice…Named Big Ten Player of the Year for the second me…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 a ack percentage…Ranked second on the squad in digs with 295 (2.46 per set). 2008 – Led Penn State to second consecu ve NCAA Division I tle 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

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Des nee Hooker Opposite * 6-4 San Antonio, Texas College: Texas Birth Date: Sept, 7, 1987 Joined Team: May 2010 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2010 - FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)…Tour of Brazil…FIVB World Championship (Fourth). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2010 – Playing in her first official tournament with the U.S. Women’s Na onal 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 ed for team-high point honors in eight of 14 matches at World Grand Prix…For the en re World Grand Prix, converted 41.8 percent of a acks into kills with a .330 hi ng efficiency…Played in 50 of 52 sets, star ng 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 hi ng efficiency 16-0-31) 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 fi h 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 a acks into kills for 11th place at the World Championship, in addi on to a .333 hi ng efficiency on 418 a acks…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 Associa on (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 tles 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 hi ng 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 men on as a freshman a er 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 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 recruit ... ranked No. 8 recruit na onally by PrepVolleyball.com ... 2005 San Antonio Express-News High School Girls’ Athlete of the Year as a three-sport allstate standout in volleyball, basketball and track and field at Southwest High School ... 2005 San Antonio Express-News Co-Sportswoman of the Year (with her sister, former NCAA track champion Marshevet Hooker) ... all-state, all-region, all-district volleyball outside hi er 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- me 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- me Academic All-American. PERSONAL: Born Des nee Dante’ Hooker on Sept. 7, 1987, in Frankfurt, Germany…Parents are Ricky and Marve a 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 20042006 before turning professional and compe ng 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 Presiden al Scholarship Recipient at University of Texas… majored in applied learning and development at University of Texas.

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Jordan Larson Outside Hi er * 6-2 Hooper, Nebraska College: Nebraska Birth Date: Oct. 16, 1986 Joined Team: June 2009 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth). 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 Con nental Championship (Fourth). 2004 – NORCECA Women’s Junior Con nental 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. 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 Courtesy of FIVB 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 doubledoubles (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 Na onal 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 hi ng efficiency of .688 (12 kills, 1 error, 16 a acks) in first match with the senior na onal team against Costa Rica on June 26…Started eight of nine matches during the preliminary rounds of the FIVB World Grand Prix, compe ng in a total of 35 of 36 sets…Averaged 2.20 points and 0.63 digs per set during World Grand Prix…Reached double-figure 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 Con nental 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 Na onal Team to a gold medal at the 2004 NORCECA Women’s Junior Con nental Championship, earning MVP and Best Receiver Awards. 2003 – Member of the U.S. Girls’ Youth Na onal Team that par cipated in the FIVB Girls’ Youth World Championship, earning the tournament’s Top Server honor. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Three- me AVCA All-American…Compiled 1,600-career kills and 1,410-career digs at University of Nebraska. 2008 – Named AVCA All-America First-Team a er averaging 3.95 kills, 3.17 digs and 0.34 service aces per set as a senior leading the Huskers to the NCAA na onal semifinals...Chosen Big 12 Player of the Year, as well as the league’s defensive player of the year, marking the first me 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 a er 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 Na onal tle…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 men on…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, hi ng .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 a er 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 hi ng while serving 158 aces and se ng 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 communica on 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: 2010 – Pan American Cup (Bronze)…Tour of Brazil…FIVB World Championship (Fourth). 2009 – Pan American Cup (Fourth); FIVB World Championship Qualifica on Tournament – NORCECA Pool G (Gold)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Ninth)…Final Four Intercon nental Cup (Silver)…NORCECA Con nental 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 Con nental 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: 2010 – Averaged 2.45 points and 2.10 digs in star ng 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 Qualifica on 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 ra o during the World Grand Prix with a .241 hi ng 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 Intercon nental 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 star ng all six matches of the NORCECA Con nental Championship…Scored 25 points and 10 digs with a .417 hi ng 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 – Played at the Pan American Cup in June and July... 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 hi ng 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 fi h in total points scored at World Championships, leading all U.S. scorers…Ne ed 25 points, all on kills, against Kazakhstan on Oct. 31, in addi on to 20 points against China on Nov. 8, 20 points versus Netherlands on Nov. 1. 2005 – Breakout year for Metcalf, who was moved into the star ng lineup this year by new

head coach “Jenny” Lang Ping…A powerful le -hander, Metcalf was the leading scorer for the United States in 25 of the 36 matches she competed in during the year…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…Led the 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 Con nental 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 a er helping the USA qualify for next year’s 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 her first-ever Olympic appearance in Athens, Greece. She was a reserve on a team that finished ed for fi h overall a er 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 United States earn a bronze medal at the 2003 World Cup and a berth in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece…Finished sixth on the team with 89 total points in 11 matches (85 kills, 3 blocks, 1 ace) as the United States went 8-3…Second on the team in total kills (373), third in total points (421) and ed for third in service aces (19)…Added 127 digs, 29 blocks and a hi ng percentage of .279 in 153 sets…Played professionally for Despar Perugia in Italy. 2002 – Saw extensive ac on on the Japan Tour with the U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Training Team…Led the Training Team in scoring (106 points) and service aces (13) and finished second in kills (83) on the exhibi on tour…Earned a 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 a acks (3,741), ninth for block assists (376), and 10th with total blocks (412). 2000 – Redshirted the 2000 season a er training with Na onal 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 a acks 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…Posted season-best 10 kills with .615 hi ng percentage against Baylor. PERSONAL: Born Nancy Jean Meendering in Sioux Center, Iowa, to parents Harry and Dee Meendering…Husband’s name is Jason…Has two sisters, Kris and Barb, and one brother, Eric… Graduated from Nebraska in December 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in adver sing…Enjoys watching basketball and football…Her happiest moment in sports was bea ng 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. Copyrighted by USA Volleyball

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second in the conference and 32nd na onally in digs at 5.65 digs per set ... her 622 digs is the third-best single-season mark in UW history. 2006 – Sea le Regional All-Tournament Team ... All-Pac-10 honorable men on ... Pac-10 All-Freshman team ... played in all 34 matches as Washington’s libero averaging 5.57 digs per game. 2005 – Redshirted

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). 2010 – Tour of China…Montreux Volley Masters (Silver)…Pan American Cup (Bronze). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Reserve libero at Montreux Volley Masters…Played one set during exhibi on match versus Switzerland on June 8, compiling five digs. 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 back-row subs tu on 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 Na onal 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 na on in digs (5.14 dps) ... Played in all 114 sets and all 32 matches. 2007 – Named Na onal Defensive Player of the Year by Asics/Volleyball Magazine ... Selected third team AVCA All-American and honorable men on Asics/Volleyball Magazine All-American ... FirstTeam All-Pac-10 ... one of three Huskies to see ac on in every game ...

CLUB/PREP CAREER: Played club volleyball for the Asics Rainbows under Aven Lee and Luis Ramirez ...Club team placed eighth at the 2002 Davis Fes val and ninth at the 2001 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior Na onal Championships earning all-tournament team 15’s club…A four-year le erwinner and team captain at Kalani High School ... Four- me first team all-league selec on and three- me Player of the Year ...2004 Hawaii Gatorade Player of the Year ...Four- me All-State selec on, earning first team honors as a junior and senior ...MVP of the state tournament as a senior ...Led team to three league tles and a third place state finish as a junior ...Team placed fi h in the state tournament as a freshman and senior ...also earned three le ers in basketball. PERSONAL: Born Tamari Miyashiro on July 8, 1987, in Honolulu, Hawaii…Parents are Joey and Gordon Miyashiro… Brothers Imai, Ainoa and Courtesy of Montreux Kaulana…Sister is Tehani… Mother played volleyball at University of Hawaii, while father played football at Northern Michigan.

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All-Big 12 First Team…Appeared in all 103 games and 31 matches on the Texas schedule…Averaged 3.65 points, 2.90 kills and 1.28 blocks per game…Led Longhorns in hi ng percentage (.418) and blocks (130), finished third in kills (301). 2006 – Started at middle blocker in 20 of 31 matches. 2005 – As a freshman, appeared in 28 matches and averaged 3.03 points and 2.43 kills per game while hi ng .261 in a split role between outside hi er and opposite.

Lauren Paolini Middle Blocker * 6-4 Ann Arbor, Michigan College: Texas Birth Date: Aug. 22, 1987 Joined Team: January 2008 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2010 - Tour of Brazil. 2009 – FIVB World Grand Prix (9th). 2008 – Tour of China…Pan American Cup (Fi h Place). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2010 – Started the second match of the Tour of Brazil, scoring seven points with three kills, three aces and a block. 2009 – Scored 23 points in a two-match tour of Egypt in April…Scored 15 points (13 kills, 1 ace, 1 block) versus Egypt on April 10…Added eight points (5 kills, 2 aces) in two sets versus Egypt on April 12… Played in two matches and three sets of the Pool I leg of the FIVB World Grand Prix…Provided a kill on her only a ack a empt of the World Grand Prix against Russia. 2008 Scored 11 points during a three-week, eight-match tour of China... Tallied four kills on seven a empts without an error in three sets played at the Pan American Cup. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2008 - Named American Volleyball Coaches Associa on All-America First-Team…Contributed 355.5 points as Texas reached the NCAA Tournament semifinals in her senior season…Credited with set averages of 3.26 points, 2.63 kills, 0.86 blocks, 0.14 aces and 0.53 digs…Compiled a .478 hi ng efficiency, which ranked second in the NCAA and set a school single-season mark…Finished career with over 1,000 kills and 400 total blocks. 2007 – Selected to the American Volleyball Coaches Associa on All-America Third Team as a junior…Named

OTHER USA VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCE: Led U.S. Women’s Na onal A2 Team to a second-place finish at the 2007 USA Volleyball Adult Open Championships…Named All-Tournament at the 2007 USA Volleyball Adult Open Championships in the Open Division… Member of the 2004 and 2005 USA Junior Na onal A2 Team. CLUB/PREP CAREER: Started club volleyball experience with Go Blue Volleyball Club in 1999, then moved to the Toledo Volleyball Club as a senior in 2005…2005 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 recruit and ranked seventh in the na onal among incoming college freshmen by Prepvolleyball.com…Selected Mizuno High School All-American and state of Michigan Gatorade Player of the Year… A ended Saline High School (Mich.) from 2001-2005…Three- me le erwinner in basketball earning honorable-men on All-League and conference’s best defensive player…Dunked a basketball in a game as a senior. PERSONAL: Born Lauren Adair Paolini on Aug. 22, 1987, in Tus n, Calif…Parents are Frank and Cathy Paolini with one brother, Andrew (1986)…Nickname is Pao (pronounced pay-o)…Majoring in biology/pre-dental at University of Texas…Hobbies include reading, listening to music, shopping and trying new restaurants… Has spent three years playing beach volleyball…Favorite food is macaroni and cheese…Favorite book is Kite Runner…Enjoys listening to R&B music with favorite musical groups Maroon 5 and Coun ng Crows…Favorite professional team is Detroit Pistons and favorite athlete is Ben Wallace. Happiest moment in life is every me she is back in Aus n, Texas.

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Nellie Spicer

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

Se er * 5-9 Barrington, Illinois College: UCLA Birth Date: July 3, 1987 Joined Team: February 2008 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth). 2010 – Montreux Volley Masters (Silver)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...Tour of Brazil. 2009 – Tour of Egypt…Pan American Cup (Fourth); FIVB World Championship Qualifica on Tournament – NORCECA Pool G (Gold)…Final Four Intercon nental 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 hi ng efficiency (61-8). 2010 - Started all five matches at se er during the Montreux Volley Masters, leading the Americans to the silver medal…Tallied 174 running sets (10.88 set average) during Montreux on 408 a empts leading to a 43 kill percent based on a empts…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 – Star ng se er for U.S. Women’s Na onal Team versus Egypt on April 10, leading Team USA to a .314 hi ng efficiency and 43 kill percent… Scored six kills on 10 errorless a acks versus Egypt, in addi on 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 Qualifica on Tournament – NORCECA Pool G, producing 18 assists and two kills on two a empts…Tallied 12 assists in 12 sets during Final Four Cup in which she started one of five matches at se er…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 exhibi on 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), Ma 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, ea ng, dancing, reading and being with her family…Favorite food is Mexican…Favorite Books are Angels & Demons and Without Remorse…Favorite musical category is alterna ve…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 me my en re family is together – so fun with my li le nieces and nephew running around.”

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Three- me American Volleyball Coaches Associa on All-America First-Team selec on…Finished career ranked second-all- me 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 a ack 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 na on 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 se ng 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 na on’s best hi ng percentage. 2005 – Averaged 12.62 assists 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.

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Received a ESPY Top Female College Athlete nomina on in 2005…As a senior, she again was a finalist for the Honda Sports Award as she set the Huskies to a .281 team a ack percentage on 14.50 assists per game… Thompson is a three- me ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American.

Courtney Thompson Se er * 5-8 Kent, Washington College: Washington Birth Date: Nov. 4, 1984 Joined Team: January 2007 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2010 – Montreux Volley Masters (Silver)…Pan American Cup (Bronze). 2009 – Pan American Cup (Fourth); FIVB World Championship Qualifica on Tournament – NORCECA Pool G (Gold)…FIVB World Grand Prix (9th). 2007 – Pan American Cup (Fourth Place), Pan American Games (Bronze Medal), World Grand Prix (Eighth Place). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2010 – Played in 14 sets during the Montreux Volley Masters event helping the U.S. secure the silver medal… Used primarily as a double-sub during the Montreux event, but also sparked the U.S. off the bench in rallying the team to a four-set win over Germany on June 9 with two aces and a block…Provided 96 running sets on a total of 214 set a empts at Montreux producing a 45 kill percent on set a empts…Averaged 1.14 digs per set during Montreux…Played in 13 sets of the Pan American Cup as the se er in the double-switch… Contributed 26 running sets in limited ac on at the Pan American Cup…Served USA to a 14-0 lead in the third set against Costa Rica on June 21, which included two aces. 2009 – Split me at se er at the Pan American Cup, coming off the bench in 17 sets to contribute 2.47 assists per set…Added five points (2 aces, 3 blocks) in the Pan American Cup…Started two of three matches at the FIVB World Championship Qualifica on Tournament – NORCECA Pool G and led the U.S. to the gold and qualifica on into the 2010 FIVB World Championship…Named Best Se er and Best Server at the qualifying event, averaging 5.17 assists and 1.33 aces per set…Averaged 1.50 points per set at the qualifying tournament…Turned in four aces in key match against Costa Rica on July 8 to clinch World Championship berth…Started final seven matches of the FIVB World Grand Prix preliminary weekends, compe ng in 34 of 36 sets…Averaged 5.82 assists, 1.26 digs and 0.41 points during the World Grand Prix…Came off the bench to lead USA to five-set comeback against Puerto Rico on Aug. 1 with 18 assists, 15 digs and five points (3 aces, 2 blocks)…Tallied at least 30 assists in three matches, including 35 assists in a three-set victory over Puerto Rico on Aug. 15. 2007 – Played in 15 sets during Pan American Cup, including one set start against Brazil on June 28…Played in all five match of the Pan American Games, including starts in the final three contests…Tallied 81 assists in 13 sets during the Pan American Games, in addi on to four aces and four blocks…Averaged 2.69 digs per set on defense at Pan American Games…Recorded 29 assists, three aces and two blocks in bronze medal match against Peru on July 19…Played in 10 sets of the World Grand Prix, mostly as a situa onal subs tu on late in sets…Provided eight assists for the U.S. at the World Grand Prix.

PERSONAL: Born Courtney Lynn Thompson on Nov. 4, 1984, in Bellevue, Wash.…Parents are Steve and Linda Thompson…Has two older brothers Craig and Trevor…Brother Trevor played baseball at the United States Naval Academy for four years and was captain of the squad in 2005… Hobbies include hiking, board games, reading and playing the guitar… A ended University of Washington from 2003 to 2006 majoring in business administra on...Lists her brothers as most admired persons because they are the most amazing people…Favorite professional team is Sea le Mariners…Favorite musical group is U2 and favorite book is “Tuesdays with Morrie”…Favorite movies are Braveheart, No ng Hill, The Li le Mermaid…Favorite moment in sports was winning the NCAA Division I na onal tle in 2005 while playing for University of Washington…Earned valedictorian honors at Kentlake High School in Kent, Wash.…She led her high school to three state championships, earning 2002 Washington State Player of the Year honors as well as allstate in basketball as a senior.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Thompson, a three- me AVCA All-America First-Team selec on playing for the University of Washington, set the Pacific-10 Conference record with 6,552 assists for third best in NCAA Division I history…Set the NCAA record for career assists per game with 14.56…Concluded her career with a school-best 450 starts leading to three appearances in the NCAA Division I Tournament na onal semifinals and one regional final…Added 1,059-career digs for sixth-best in school history…As a junior, she earned the Honda Sports Award for best volleyball player a er leading the Huskies to their first na onal championship…

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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). 2010 – Montreux Volley Masters (Silver Medal)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold Medal)…Tour of Brazil…FIVB World Championship (Fourth). 2008 – U.S. Olympic Team Exhibi on 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 Con nental 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 hi ng efficiency…Scored 10 or more points in last four matches of the Montreux Volley Masters…Converted 11 of 15 a acks versus Germany on June 9. 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 star ng four of the five matches and 17 of the 18 sets…Converted 56.4 percent of a acks with a .455 hi ng efficiency during the Montreux Volley Masters, including a .688 hi ng 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 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 a acks while star ng 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 hi ng in addi on 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-of4 hi ng. 2008 – Started versus Brazil on June and Courtesy of FIVB 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 a ack 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 hi ng 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 a acks 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 interna onal 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…A acked 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 a ack 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 Argen na... 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 Na onal 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 Con nental 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 Associa on (AVCA) FirstTeam All-American…Became the first four- me 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 hi ng percentage with 5.63 kills, 2.09 digs and 1.20 blocks per game as a senior. 2002 – Earned American Volleyball Coaches Associa on (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 hi ng percentage…Big West All-Conference Team…AVCA AllWest Team for second year. 2000 – AVCA Second-Team All-American… Volleyball Magazine Honorable Men on All-American…AVCA All-West Team and District Freshman of the Year…Broke 15-year old record for single-season hi ng 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 communica ons and business at Pacific…Enjoys music, singing and dance.

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Logan Tom Outside Hi er * 6-1 Salt Lake City, Utah College: Stanford Birth Date: May 25, 1981 Joined Team: January 2000 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2010 - FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)…FIVB World Championship (Fourth). 2008 – U.S. Olympic Team Exhibi on 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: 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 Na onal 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 addi on to fi h 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 addi on to a 3.85 point averaged…Named Best Receiver of the FIVB World Championship compiling 178 excellent service recep ons on 287 a empts 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 exhibi on versus Brazil, compiling a match-high 23 points on 20 kills, two aces and a block…Totaled two kills versus Brazil in limited ac on 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 a acks for 14th place…Averaged 0.23 aces per set in the Final Round for seventh place and held a 50.00 efficiency ra ng 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 compe tor 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 recep on 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 recep ons on 19 errorless a empts in a threeset 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 interna onal 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 star ng 40 of 41 sets...Provided a .306 a ack 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 fi h-place finish…Named MVP and Best Server of the World Grand Prix a er 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, star ng 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 me 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 qualifica on tournament with wins over Mexico, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico. 2000 – Finished her first full year on the na onal 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, pos ng 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...Second on the squad with 105 kills and 70 digs at the World Grand Prix...Posted a team-leading 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 na onal team at the NORCECA World Championship Qualifier and the Dominican Republic Tour…Also led the junior team to the NORCECA World Championship Qualifier tle. 1997 – Played in her first interna onal compe on with the junior na onal team on the Brazil Trip. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: A ended Stanford University 1999-2002 and is one of only three players ever to earn American Volleyball Coaches Associa on (AVCA) All-America First-Team all four years. 2002 – Named AVCA Na onal 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 na onal 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 Na onal Player of the Year and earned first-team AVCA All-America honors en route to guiding Stanford to the NCAA Division I tle 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 a er compe ng for the U.S. at the Sydney Olympic Games… Despite playing in only 16 out of 31 matches, s ll 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 All-Pac-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 a ack percentage. PERSONAL: Born Logan Maile Lei Tom on May 25, 1981 in Napa, Calif…Parents are Melvyn and Kris ne Tom…Also has a brother named Landon…Majored in interna onal rela ons at Stanford…Logan’s father Melvyn played in the Na onal 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 Founda on 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 Na onal 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 a er a bronze medal finish in the same event in 2007, the first me the Americans earned back-to-back medals in the annual event. The U.S. started the 2008 campaign in domina ng fashion by sweeping all five matches at the NORCECA Men’s Con nental 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 Na onal 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 star ng 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 compe ng on the interna onal scene. The team has a 46-27 record in two years, despite transi oning to new techniques employed by McCutcheon and his staff. In addi on, McCutcheon has brought in over 50 players into the gym for evalua on and over half have been part of an interna onal trip represen ng the USA. In his first year leading the squad, McCutcheon was able to evaluate 30 players in interna onal compe ons 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 Op ons, which aims to create awareness of domes c 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 interna onal experience. Later in the year, the Americans placed ninth at the FIVB World Grand Prix u lizing a roster of only three Olympians. The U.S. earned the silver medal at the Final Four Intercon nental Cup, losing to Brazil in the tle match. Team USA ended the year with a fourth-place finish at the NORCECA Women’s Con nental Championship with all three losses coming in five-set heartbreakers. Less than four months a er 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 Na onal Coach of the Year, McCutcheon accepted the head coach posi on of the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team for the 2009-2012 Olympic quadrennial, USA Volleyball Chief Execu ve 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 op mis c 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 Na onal 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 abili es as a great coach, mo vator and program manager,” Beal said. “The direc on he provided allowed our men to steadily climb into posi on to be champions. Rarely has a team been so good so o en under such intense pressure as they were in Beijing. I look forward to him bringing his talents, abili es, personality and philosophy to our women’s program! USA Volleyball is indeed fortunate and pleased to be able to retain Hugh within our na onal team structure.” Beal notes this is not an uncommon situa on in interna onal 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 posi ve way.” As the head coach of the U.S. Men’s Na onal 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, defea ng a young Brazilian team in the final. Then the United States hosted and won the 2007 NORCECA Men’s Con nental 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 opera ons 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 al tude on the team’s serves. But injuries and the disrup on caused by moving the team caught up with Team USA at FIVB World League, where it did not advance from pool play and finished ed 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 fi h to eighth. However, 2006 ended on a high note for McCutcheon, who married U.S. Women’s Na onal 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 Interna onal Sports Invita onal in San Diego, Calif., gold medals at the Americas’ Cup in Brazil, the FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament in Puerto Rico and the NORCECA Con nental 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- me assistant coach for the men’s na onal team program in April 2003. McCutcheon was no stranger to the organiza on. In the summers of 2001 and 2002, respec vely, he served as a volunteer assistant coach for the men’s na onal team, helping out during the 2001 World League, the 2002 World Championships and on five interna onal tours. He has also served as the head coach of the USA Boys Youth Na onal 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 me, the Cougars posted a record of 138- 44 and captured two NCAA men’s volleyball championships (1999 and 2001). A er 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 na onal teams from 1986-90 before coming to the United States. He was also a member of New Zealand’s na onal team in 1996 and represented his country on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in 1997. He played for BYU from 1991-1993 a er transferring from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. In 1993 he earned honorable men on All-America honors. In 1992 he earned Academic All-Conference honors from the Mountain Pacific Sports Federa on. A er receiving his bachelor’s degree in physical educa on 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 Marrio 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 exci ng synergy of volleyball individuals for the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team and the sport.

Karch Kiraly

“By having Karch join Hugh’s staff brings about an exci ng me for the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team and USA Volleyball,” Beal said. “Both have long-term poten al of being not only great coaches, but being wonderful volleyball ambassadors with ancillary benefits to all areas of our sport on this very expanded pla orm as U.S. Women’s Na onal Team coaches. I’m posi ve that Karch will bring to this posi on the same quali es 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 interna onal legend – both indoor and on the beach – was named an assistant coach of the U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team in April of 2009. U.S. Women’s Na onal 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 addi on 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 star ng 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 Na onal Team staff, the Americans have a 46-27 record in two years, despite transi oning to new techniques employed by the coaching staff. During his first year with the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team, Kiraly assisted the squad to an 18-14 overall record. The team had 30 players compete in at least one interna onal compe on, 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 interna onal experience. Later in the year, the Americans placed ninth at the FIVB World Grand Prix u lizing a roster of only three Olympians. The U.S. earned the silver medal at the Final Four Intercon nental Cup, losing to Brazil in the tle match. Team USA ended the year with a fourth-place finish at the NORCECA Women’s Con nental 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.

Kiraly has been ac ve 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 prepara on, 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 u lize 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 ques ons. 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 Federa on Interna onale de Volleyball (FIVB) named Kiraly as the greatest men’s volleyball player of the sport’s first century, ci ng 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” consis ng 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 consecu ve gold medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul. The FIVB also named him “Best Player in the World in 1986 and 1988. A er 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. A er years of domina ng 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 re ring at the end of 2007, Kiraly had won 148 beach volleyball tournaments (144 domes c, 3 FIVB interna onal 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 tles with 13 different partners during his four-decade long career. Kiraly was named the AVP (Associa on of Volleyball Professionals) Most Valuable Player six mes. Kiraly was inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2001.

“Two things intrigue me most about this posi on; 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 poten al 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 s ll maintains influence on the beach and has been instrumental in its further growth across the United States. He has been ac ve 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 na onal stage for beach volleyball. In partnership with the Eleva on Group, Kiraly has backed the crea on of the Corona Wide Open, a new fes val 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 Execu ve Officer Doug Beal, who served as the head coach of

Domes cally, Kiraly has been bestowed many honors for his volleyball skills. The United States Olympic Commi ee recognized him in 2008 with induc on into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame on June 19 in Chicago. The American Volleyball Coaches Associa on (AVCA) inducted Kiraly into its 2005 Hall of Fame Class. In 1992, UCLA re red 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 tles and a runner-up finish. In 2009, Kiraly was inducted into the California Sports Hall of Fame and the College Sports Informa on Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America® Hall of Fame. Kiraly’s introduc on to the sport occurred at the age of six. He earned his A and AA ra ng on the beach at the age of 15 and his AAA ra ng at 17. A er leading Santa Barbara (Calif.) High School to the Southern California Championship tle in 1978, Kiraly par cipated on the U.S. Junior Na onal 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 Kris an 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 transi on in 2011 as the team works toward qualifica on 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 assis ng with the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team.

Home: Irvine, Calif.

Paula Weishoff (Irvine, Calif.) was added to the U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team as an assistant coach, which was announced by U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) on Dec. 14, 2010. She formally starts with the U.S. Women’s Na onal 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 be er person for this job.” Weishoff (Hun ngton Beach, Calif.), a three- me Olympian for the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team, will con nue to serve as head women’s volleyball coach at the University of California, Irvine while holding her Na onal Team posi on. 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 Na onal 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 athle c department. Before accep ng her larger role with the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team, she first wanted the blessing of her supervisors at UC Irvine. “The fact my athle c director was so suppor ve of this whole decision and being 100 percent on board helped make the decision easier,” Weishoff said. “The athle c administra on here thinks it can only one, help the sport of volleyball and two, the sport of volleyball here at UCI. Many other athle c 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 situa on.” “We are excited that Paula has this opportunity,” UC Irvine Athle c Director Mike Izzi said. “We have several head coaches working with U.S. Na onal teams and I think the knowledge that they gain working with these elite athletes and coaches not only make them be er 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 Na onal Team and helped the squad to a gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games. “We are delighted to welcome Paula to our Na onal 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 Execu ve Officer Doug Beal said. “She has already spent a significant amount of me with Hugh, (assistant coach)

“I think it is important that people know that I am s ll 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 administra on. 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 Na onal 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 Na onal Team to the gold medal at the 2008 NORCECA Women’s Junior Con nental Championship, which qualified Team USA into the 2009 FIVB World Championship. She also led U.S. squad at the U.S. Women’s Junior Na onal Team at the 2009 FIVB Women’s Junior Con nental 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 Na onal Team at the FIVB World Championship, Paula has been a driving force behind the success of our Na onal 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 con nues at the High Performance level, it’s only fi ng that she will also add the USA Women’s Na onal 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 Associa on (AVCA) All-America honorable men on selec ons in Weishoff ’s first year, marking the first me in school history the Anteaters had mul ple All-Americans in the same season. Prior to accep ng the UC Irvine posi on, Weishoff posted 146 victories in five seasons as the head coach at Concordia University, Irvine. She was tabbed as the 2008 AVCA NAIA Na onal Coach of the Year a er 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 na onal 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 genera on’s most dominant middle blockers and servers. Weishoff is the only two- me 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 sta s cs with the U.S. Men’s Na onal Team and implemen ng the data into training session plans and match- me decisions. He was also charged with crea ng technological advances to aid in training, scou ng and overall team func onality.

Assistant Coach/Technical Coordinator * 3rd Year Home: Dana Point, Calif.

In addi on to the 2008 Olympic Games gold medal, the U.S. Men’s Na onal Team won its first-ever FIVB World League tle in 2008. As a result, the United States Olympic Commi ee selected the squad as its Team of the Year for 2008.

Jamie Morrison (Dana Point, Calif.) was named the U.S. Women’s Na onal 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 Na onal 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 star ng 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 Na onal Team staff, the Americans have a 46-27 record in two years, despite transi oning to new techniques employed by the coaching staff. During his first year with the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team, Morrison assisted the squad to an 18-14 overall record. The team had 30 players compete in at least one interna onal compe on, 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 interna onal experience. Later in the year, the Americans placed ninth at the FIVB World Grand Prix u lizing a roster of only three Olympians. The U.S. earned the silver medal at the Final Four Intercon nental Cup, losing to Brazil in the tle match. Team USA ended the year with a fourth-place finish at the NORCECA Women’s Con nental 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 Na onal 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.

The U.S. Men’s Na onal Team compiled a 107-33 record in major interna onal compe ons during Morrison’s tenure on staff. Among other major team accomplishments in the past four years have been gold medals at the 2008 NORCECA Con nental Olympic Qualifica on Tournament, 2006 and 2008 Pan American Cup, 2007 NORCECA Con nental 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 Na onal Team over the past four years,” USA Volleyball Chief Execu ve Director Doug Beal said. “He will certainly provide Hugh with great staff con nuity and level of comfort in his own transi on to the women’s team.” Both McCutcheon and Morrison will be making the transi on from the men’s interna onal game. However, Morrison does not view this as a hindrance to the coaching of the U.S. Women’s Na onal 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 Na onal Team to the next level,” Morrison said. “At the same me, 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 Na onal 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 direc on of then-head coach Paula Weishoff, for two seasons and assisted the Eagles to a NAIA Na onal Tournament championship match appearance and runner-up finish in 2008.

“I am extremely excited, honored and thankful to be a part of the U.S. Women’s Na onal 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.”

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.

“Jamie’s hire is huge for our program,” said McCutcheon, who accepted the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Head Coach posi on in December 2008. “He will allow us to hit the ground running from an organiza onal perspec ve, and we also retain one of the best young coaches in the country. Jamie has wonderful quan ta ve and analy cal abili es, and he

Morrison, who also interned in the San Francisco 49ers public rela ons department, earned his bachelor’s degree in business economics from UC Santa Barbara in 2002 with an emphasis in accoun ng 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 athle c programs from August 2005 un l June 2007. She was a graduate assistant at the University of Minnesota from 2003 to 2005 with primary athle c training coverage for the women’s rowing both tennis teams. Wosmek started in the athle c training field as an athle c training student while an undergraduate at Minnesota State University, Mankato between August 1999 to May 2003.

Jill Wosmek Athle c Trainer * Third Year Home: Silver Lake, Minn.

Wosmek was a three-sport athlete at Glencoe-Silver Lake High School par cipa ng in volleyball, basketball and so ball. She con nued her athle c experience by compe ng in four sports at the intramural level.

Jill Wosmek (Silver Lake, Minn.) is in her third year as the full- me cer fied athle c trainer for the U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team as part of USA Volleyball’s sports medicine program. She has six years experience in the athle c training field in four collegiate athle c departments. With USA Volleyball, Wosmek is in charge of evalua ng and assessing injuries, design and implementa on of treatment and rehabilita on plans, and providing injury preven on methods to the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team players. As a traveling member of the staff, her daily du es include pre-prac ce treatments, lengthy core and dynamic warm-up with the team, monitor prac ce, rehabilita on, post-prac ce treatments, designing and implemen ng the weight training program and providing recovery treatments. Wosmek worked two academic seasons (August 2007 to May 2009) as the athle c trainer for the Penn State University women’s and men’s volleyball teams. During her me, the Ni any Lion women’s volleyball team won two NCAA Division I tles and the men’s volleyball team won a NCAA Na onal Collegiate Volleyball Championship tle. Wosmek also was an Approved Clinical Instructor for the athle c training students at Penn State.

Wosmek, a member of the Na onal Athle c Trainers’ Associa on (NATA) since 2001, completed the NATA Board of Cer fica on in June of 2003. She graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a bachelor of science degree in athle c 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 Reposi oning System and Suppor ng Case Reports and had it published. Wosmek was a Lippinco Williams and Wilkins Book Reviewer. She edited approximately 15 chapters for kinesiology books for the company between 2007 and 2008. Wosmek has addi onal training in advanced manual therapy techniques, ortho c evalua on and design, biomechanical analysis, sport nutri on, sport psychology, and strength and condi oning.

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

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2010 USA Women’s Na onal Team Rosters 2010 U.S. Women’s Na onal Team for Exhibi on vs. Evergrande # Name Pos Ht Hometown College 1 Bryn Kehoe S 5-10 North Bend, Ohio Stanford 2 Cheryl Weaver MB 6-2 Washington, D.C. Long Beach State 4 Angie Pressey OH 5-8 Lake Mary, Fla. California 5 Jessica Fine L 5-6 Tarzana, Calif. UCLA 6 Alisha Glass S 6-0 Leland, Mich. Penn State 7 Tama Miyashiro L 5-7 Kaneohe, Hawaii Washington 8 Ka e Kimmich OH 6-4 Lakeside, Calif. Pepperdine 10 Mekana Barnes MB 6-0 Highlands Ranch, Colo. Colorado State 11 Megan Hodge OH 6-3 Durham, N.C. Penn State 13 Ellen Herman OH 6-1 Toledo, Ohio Ohio 14 Heather Hughes OH 6-2 Fallbrook, Calif. Loyola Marymount 16 Tracy Stalls MB 6-4 Denver, Colo. Nebraska 18 Jill Collymore OH 5-10 Bellevue, Wash. Washington Head Coach: Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) Assistant Coach: Karch Kiraly (San Clemente, Calif.) Assistant Coach/Technical Coordinator/Team Leader: Jamie Morrison (Dana Point, Calif.) Athle c Trainer: Aaron Brock (Storm Lake, Iowa)

2010 U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Roster for Montreux Volley Masters # Name Pos Ht Hometown 1 Ogonna Nnamani OH 6-1 Bloomington, Ill. 2 Kris n Richards OH 6-1 Orem, Utah 3 Christa Harmo o MB 6-2 Aliquippa, Pa. 4 Angie Pressey OH 5-8 Lake Mary, Fla. 5 Tamari Miyashiro L 5-7 Kaneohe, Hawaii 6 Nicole Davis L 5-4 Stockton, Calif. 7 Jill Collymore OPP 5-10 Sea le, Wash. 8 Cynthia Barboza OH 6-0 Long Beach, Calif. 9 Jennifer Tamas MB 6-4 Milpitas, Calif. 13 Alexis Crimes MB 6-3 Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. 14 Nicole Fawce OPP 6-4 Zanesfield, Ohio 15 Courtney Thompson S 5-8 Kent, Wash. 17 Nellie Spicer S 5-9 Barrington, Ill. 18 Megan Hodge OH 6-3 Durham, N.C. Head Coach: Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) Assistant Coach: Paula Weishoff (Irvine, Calif.) Assistant Coach: Jamie Morrison (Dana Point, Calif.) Athle c Trainer/Medical Support: Jill Wosmek (Silver Lake, Minn.) Technical Coordinator: Jennifer Hirneisen Team Leader: Jim McLaughlin Team Doctor: Dr. William Stetson

2010 U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Roster for Pan American Cup # Name Pos Ht Hometown 1 Ogonna Nnamani OPP 6-1 Bloomington, Ill. 2 Alisha Glass S 6-0 Leland, Mich. 3 Christa Harmo o MB 6-2 Aliquippa, Pa. 5 Stacy Sykora L 5-10 Burleson, Texas 6 Tamari Miyashiro L 5-7 Kaneohe, Hawaii 7 Heather Bown MB 6-3 Yorba Linda, Calif. 8 Cynthia Barboza OH 6-0 Long Beach, Calif. 11 Jordan Larson OH 6-2 Hooper, Neb. 12 Nancy Metcalf OPP 6-1 Hull, Iowa 15 Courtney Thompson S 5-8 Kent, Wash. 16 Foluke Akinradewo MB 6-3 Planta on, Fla. 18 Megan Hodge OH 6-3 Durham, N.C. Head Coach: Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) Assistant Coach: Karch Kiraly (San Clemente, Calif.) Assistant Coach: Paula Weishoff (Irvine, Calif.) Athle c Trainer/Medical Support: Jill Wosmek (Silver Lake, Minn.) Technical Coordinator: Jamie Morrison Team Leader: Mary Wise Interna onal Referee: Julie Voeck

College Stanford Stanford Penn State California Washington Southern California Washington Stanford Pacific Long Beach State Penn State Washington UCLA Penn State

College Stanford Penn State Penn State Texas A&M Washington Hawaii Stanford Nebraska Nebraska Washington Stanford Penn State

U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Roster for FIVB World Grand Prix # Name Pos Ht Hometown 1 Ogonna Nnamani OPP 6-1 Bloomington, Ill. 2 Alisha Glass S 6-0 Leland, Mich. 5 Stacy Sykora L 5-10 Burleson, Texas 6 Nicole Davis L 5-4 Stockton, Calif. 7 Heather Bown MB 6-3 Yorba Linda, Calif. 8 Cynthia Barboza OH 6-0 Long Beach, Calif. 9 Jennifer Tamas MB 6-4 Milpitas, Calif. 11 Jordan Larson OH 6-2 Hooper, Neb. 14 Nicole Fawce OPP 6-4 Zanesfield, Ohio 15 Logan Tom OH 6-1 Salt Lake City, Utah 16 Foluke Akinradewo MB 6-3 Planta on, Fla. 17 Nellie Spicer S 5-9 Barrington, Ill. 18 Megan Hodge OH 6-3 Durham, N.C. 19 Des nee Hooker OPP 6-4 San Antonio, Texas Head Coach: Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) Assistant Coach: Karch Kiraly (San Clemente, Calif.) Assistant Coach: Jim Stone (Columbus, Ohio) Technical Coordinator: Jamie Morrison (Dana Point, Calif.) Athle c Trainer/Medical Support: Jill Wosmek (Silver Lake, Minn.) Team Leader for Poland/Thailand: Reed Sunahara (Cincinna , Ohio) Team Leader for Hong Kong/Ningbo: Laurel Iversen (Kalaheo, Hawaii)

U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Roster for Tour of Brazil # Name Pos Ht Hometown 1 Ogonna Nnamani OPP 6-1 Bloomington, Ill. 2 Alisha Glass S 6-0 Leland, Mich. 5 Stacy Sykora L 5-10 Burleson, Texas 6 Nicole Davis L 5-4 Stockton, Calif. 7 Heather Bown MB 6-3 Yorba Linda, Calif. 8 Cynthia Barboza OH 6-0 Long Beach, Calif. 9 Jennifer Tamas MB 6-4 Milpitas, Calif. 10 Kim Glass OH 6-2 Lancaster, Pa. 11 Jordan Larson OH 6-2 Hooper, Neb. 12 Nancy Metcalf OPP 6-1 Hull, Iowa 13 Lauren Paolini MB 6-4 Ann Arbor, Mich. 16 Foluke Akinradewo MB 6-3 Planta on, Fla. 17 Nellie Spicer S 5-9 Barrington, Ill. 18 Megan Hodge OH 6-3 Durham, N.C. 19 Des nee Hooker OPP 6-4 San Antonio, Texas Head Coach: Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) Assistant Coach: Jamie Morrison (Dana Point, Calif.) Technical Coordinator: Chelsea Ni a Athle c Trainer/Medical Support: Jill Wosmek (Silver Lake, Minn.) Interna onal Referee: Hansen Leong

U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Roster for FIVB World Championship # Name Pos Ht Hometown 1 Ogonna Nnamani OPP 6-1 Bloomington, Ill. 2 Alisha Glass S 6-0 Leland, Mich. 4 Lindsey Berg S 5-8 Honolulu, Hawaii 5 Stacy Sykora L 5-10 Burleson, Texas 6 Nicole Davis L 5-4 Stockton, Calif. 7 Heather Bown MB 6-3 Yorba Linda, Calif. 8 Cynthia Barboza OH 6-0 Long Beach, Calif. 9 Jennifer Tamas MB 6-4 Milpitas, Calif. 11 Jordan Larson OH 6-2 Hooper, Neb. 12 Nancy Metcalf OPP 6-1 Hull, Iowa 15 Logan Tom OH 6-1 Salt Lake City, Utah 16 Foluke Akinradewo MB 6-3 Planta on, Fla. 18 Megan Hodge OH 6-3 Durham, N.C. 19 Des nee Hooker OPP 6-4 San Antonio, Texas Head Coach: Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) Assistant Coach: Karch Kiraly (San Clemente, Calif.) Assistant Coach: Paula Weishoff (Irvine, Calif.) Technical Coordinator: Jamie Morrison (Dana Point, Calif.) Athle c Trainer/Medical Support: Jill Wosmek (Silver Lake, Minn.) Team Doctor: Dr. William Briner Team Manager: Ken Sullivan

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College Stanford Penn State Texas A&M Southern California Hawaii Stanford Pacific Nebraska Penn State Stanford Stanford UCLA Penn State Texas

College Stanford Penn State Texas A&M Southern California Hawaii Stanford Pacific Arizona Nebraska Nebraska Texas Stanford UCLA Penn State Texas

College Stanford Penn State Minnesota Texas A&M Southern California Hawaii Stanford Pacific Nebraska Nebraska Stanford Stanford Penn State Texas


2010 USA Women’s Na onal Team Stats Name Foluke Akinradewo Cynthia Barboza Mekana Barnes Heather Bown Jill Collymore Alexis Crimes Nicole Davis Nicole Fawce Jessica Fine Alisha Glass Kim Glass Christa Harmo o Ellen Herman Megan Hodge Des nee Hooker Heather Hughes Bryn Kehoe Ka e Kimmich Jordan Larson Nancy Metcalf Tamari Miyashiro Ogonna Nnamani Lauren Paolini Angie Pressey Kris n Richards Nellie Spicer Tracy Stalls Stacy Sykora Jennifer Tamas Courtney Thompson Logan Tom Cheryl Weaver TEAM Opponent

Sets 120 94 6 110 11 1 32 14 6 129 7 25 4 75 97 6 4 5 129 29 25 54 5 8 5 36 9 115 41 27 79 9 160 160

Kills 257 93 6 209 28 0 0 10 0 46 8 51 9 252 398 23 4 10 281 48 0 97 3 8 2 6 12 0 71 0 239 22 2,199 2,068

Kills/ Set 2.14 0.99 1.00 1.90 2.55 0.00 0.00 0.71 0.00 0.36 1.14 2.04 2.25 3.36 4.10 3.83 1.00 2.00 2.18 1.66 0.00 1.80 0.60 1.00 0.40 0.17 1.33 0.00 1.73 0.00 3.03 2.44 13.74 12.93

Kill PCT 51.4 32.7 50.0 50.0 53.8 0.0 0.0 35.7 0.0 52.3 25.0 56.7 36.0 39.4 42.6 42.6 57.1 31.3 34.3 35.0 0.0 39.9 30.0 23.5 18.2 60.0 54.5 0.0 57.3 0.0 37.5 56.4 41.4 36.8

A ack Errors 50 29 3 55 10 0 0 9 0 7 7 8 6 93 101 13 0 4 84 20 0 40 4 8 2 2 2 0 12 1 97 5 665 1,008

Total A ack 500 284 12 418 52 1 0 28 0 88 32 90 25 639 935 54 7 32 820 137 0 243 10 34 11 10 22 0 124 1 637 39 5,306 5,625

Hi ng Eff. .414 .225 .250 .368 .346 .000 .000 .036 .000 .443 .031 .478 .120 .249 .318 .185 .571 .188 .240 .204 .000 .235 -.100 .000 .000 .400 .455 .000 .476 -1.00 .223 .436 .289 .188

Service Aces 12 4 3 21 2 0 0 1 0 11 1 0 1 10 21 0 2 1 26 2 0 3 3 1 1 4 4 0 4 6 18 0 164 142

Aces/ Set 0.10 0.04 0.50 0.19 0.18 0.00 0.00 0.07 0.00 0.09 0.14 0.00 0.25 0.13 0.22 0.00 0.50 0.20 0.20 0.07 0.00 0.06 0.60 0.13 0.00 0.11 0.44 0.00 0.10 0.22 0.23 0.00 1.03 0.89

Stuff Blocks 107 8 5 81 5 0 0 0 0 44 0 11 2 32 64 1 0 0 65 15 0 31 1 4 1 5 5 0 23 1 29 8 549 272

Blocks/ Sets 0.89 0.09 0.83 0.74 0.45 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.34 0.00 0.44 0.50 0.43 0.66 0.17 0.00 0.00 0.50 0.52 0.00 0.57 0.20 0.50 0.20 0.14 0.56 0.00 0.56 0.04 0.37 0.89 3.43 1.70

Points 376 105 14 311 35 0 0 11 0 101 9 62 12 294 483 24 6 11 372 65 0 131 7 13 4 15 21 0 98 7 286 30 2,912 2,482

Points Set 3.13 1.12 2.33 2.83 3.18 0.00 0.00 0.79 0.00 0.78 1.29 2.48 3.00 3.92 4.98 4.00 1.50 2.20 2.88 2.24 0.00 2.43 1.40 1.63 0.80 0.42 2.33 0.00 2.39 0.26 3.62 3.33 18.20 15.51

2010 U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Results (28-13) China Tour (at Guangzho, China) Jan. 30: def. Hong Kong 4-0 (scrimmage) Jan. 31: lost to Evergrande 1-3 (scrimmage) Feb. 2: lost to Evergrande 0-3 (Exhibi on) Montreux VolleyMasters (Switzerland) June 8: def. Japan 3-0 June 9: def. Germany 3-1 June 11: lost to Russia 1-3 June 12: def. Cuba 3-0 (semifinal) June 13: lost to China 1-3 (final) Pan American Cup (Mexico) June 18: def. Peru 3-0 June 19: def. Puerto Rico 3-0 June 20: def. Trinidad & Tobago 3-0 June 21: def. Costa Rica 3-0 June 22: def. Mexico 3-0 June 25: lost to Dominican Republic 1-3 (semifinal) June 26: def. Cuba 3-0 (Bronze Medal) FIVB World Grand Prix Aug. 6: def. Dominican Republic 3-1 (Pool B at Poland) Aug. 7: lost to Germany 1-3 (Pool B at Poland) Aug. 8: lost to Poland 1-3 (Pool B at Poland) Aug. 13: def. Italy 3-1 (Pool D at Thailand) Aug. 14: def. Thailand 3-0 (Pool D at Thailand) Aug. 15: def. Puerto Rico 3-1 (Pool D at Thailand) Aug. 20: def. Germany 3-0 (Pool G at Hong Kong) Aug. 21: def. Thailand 3-0 (Pool G at Hong Kong) Aug. 22: def. China 3-1 (Pool G at Hong Kong) Aug. 25: def. Poland 3-2 (Final Round at Ningbo, China Aug. 26: def. Italy 3-0 (Final Round at Ningbo, China) Aug. 27: def. Brazil 3-2 (Final Round at Ningbo, China) Aug. 28: def. China 3-0 (Final Round at Ningbo, China) Aug. 29: def. Japan 3-0 (Final Round at Ningbo, China) Brazil Tour Sept. 25: lost to Brazil 2-3 Sept. 26: lost to Brazil 2-3 Sept. 28: lost to Brazil 0-3 Sept. 29: lost to Brazil 1-3 FIVB World Championship Oct. 29: def. Thailand 3-1 (1st round) Oct. 30: def. Croa a 3-0 (1st round) Oct. 31: def. Germany 3-0 (1st round) Nov. 2: def. Kazakhstan 3-0 (1st round) Nov. 3: def. Cuba 3-1 (1st round) Nov. 6: def. Czech Republic 3-0 (2nd round) Nov. 7: lost to Italy 1-3 (2nd round) Nov. 9: def. Netherlands 3-0 (2nd round) Nov. 10: lost to Brazil 1-3 (2nd round) Nov. 13: lost to Russia 1-3 (semifinal) Nov. 14: lost to Japan 2-3 (bronze match)

Extra Stats Digs on China Tour: Miyashiro 28 (4.00); Hodge 21 (3.00); Pressey 21 (3.00); Hughes 14 (2.33); Herman 9 (2.25); A. Glass 13 (1.86); Fine 11 (1.83); Kehoe 7 (1.75); Kimmich 3 (0.60); Barnes 3 (0.50); Stalls 4 (0.44); Weaver 3 (0.33). USA Totals: 119 (10.82). China Opponent Totals: 92 (8.36). Digs at Montreux: Davis 80 (4.44); Barboza 29 (1.81); Hodge 30 (1.67); Spicer 24 (1.50); Nnamani 23 (1.35); Thompson 16 (1.14); Miyashiro 12 (0.80); Richards 4 (0.80); Tamas 12 (0.71); Harmo o 8 (0.44); Fawce 3 (0.23); Jill Collymore 0 (0.00); Crimes 0 (0.00); Pressey 0 (0.00). USA Totals: 211 (11.72). Opponent Totals: 194 (10.78). Digs at Pan American Cup: Sykora 63 (3.32); A. Glass 48 (2.40); Miyashiro 7 (2.33); Larson 44 (2.10); Metcalf 42 (2.10); Barboza 28 (2.00); Hodge 28 (1.87); Thompson 13 (1.00); Akinradewo 10 (0.50); Harmo o 3 (0.43); Nnamani 4 (0.31); Bown 4 (0.22). USA Totals: 226 (10.27). Opponent Totals: 218 (9.91). Digs at FIVB World Grand Prix: Sykora 161 (4.13); Davis 49 (3.50); Hodge 51 (3.19); A. Glass 153 (2.94); Larson 139 (2.73); Tom 101 (2.59); Hooker 123 (2.46); Tamas 3 (1.00); Fawce 3 (1.00); Akinradewo 46 (0.88); Spicer 6 (0.75); Bown 33 (0.67); Barboza 14 (0.39); Nnamani 2 (0.20). USA Totals: 561 (10.79). Opponent Totals: 594 (11.42). Digs at Brazil Tour: Hooker 20 (2.86); Sykora 44 (2.59); Alisha Glass 35 (2.19); Hodge 32 (1.88); Bown 5 (1.67); Nnamani 13 (1.63); Larson 25 (1.47); Barboza 14 (1.27); Metcalf 8 (1.00); Tamas 13 (0.93); Kim Glass 6 (0.86); Spicer 10 (0.83); Akinradewo 3 (0.25); Paolini 1 (0.20). USA Totals: 192 (11.92). Opponent Totals: 227 (13.35). Digs at FIVB World Championship: Sykora 181 (4.53); Tom 132 (3.30); Alisha Glass 106 (3.12); Larson 99 (2.48); Hooker 76 (1.90); Berg 23 (1.35); Akinradewo 29 (0.81); Bown 29 (0.73); Tamas 5 (0.71); Hodge 1 (0.50); Barboza 4 (0.24); Nnamani 0 (0.00); Metcalf 0 (0.00). USA Totals: 455 (11.38). Opponent Totals: 437 (10.93). Season Dig Totals: Davis 129 (4.03); Sykora 449 (3.90); Tom 233 (2.95); Alisha Glass 355 (2.75); Pressey 21 (2.63); Larson 307 (2.38); Hughes 14 (2.33); Hooker 219 (2.26); Herman 9 (2.25); Hodge 163 (2.17); Miyashiro 47 (1.88); Fine 11 (1.83); Kehoe 7 (1.75); Metcalf 50 (1.72); Spicer 40 (1.11); Thompson 29 (1.07); Barboza 89 (0.95); Kim Glass 6 (0.86); Tamas 33 (0.80); Richards 4 (0.80); Nnamani 48 (0.78); Akinradewo 88 (0.73); Bown 71 (0.65); Paolini 3 (0.60); Kimmich 3 (0.60); Barnes 3 (0.50); Harmo o 11 (0.44); Stalls 4 (0.44); Fawce 6 (0.43); Weaver 3 (0.33); Jill Collymore 0 (0.00); Crimes 0 (0.00). USA Totals 1,764 (11.03). Opponent Totals: 1,762 (11.01).

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2010 USA Women’s Na onal Team Schedule/Results (28-13) Date

Opponent (Record)

Tour of China 1/30 Hong Kong (scrimmage) 1/31 Evergrande (scrimmage) 2/2 Evergrande (exhibi on)

Result

City

Pts Leader (*DataVolley)

A end

W, 25-11, 25-17, 25-16, 25-6 L, 24-26, 23-25, 25-21, 24-26 L, 20-25, 14-25, 19-25

Guangzhou, China Guangzhou, China Guangzhou, China

Hodge, Stalls - 15 Jill Collymore - 16 Megan Hodge – 15

NA NA NA

26th Montreux Volley Masters 6/8 Japan W, 25-23, 25-23, 25-21 Montreux, Switzerland Ogonna Nnamani - 18 6/9 Germany W, 19-25, 35-33, 25-20, 25-22 Montreux, Switzerland Megan Hodge - 27 6/11 Russia L, 25-22, 13-25, 23-25, 18-25 Montreux, Switzerland Megan Hodge - 16 6/12 Cuba (semifinals) W, 25-18, 25-23, 29-27 Montreux, Switzerland Megan Hodge - 14 6/13 China (gold-medal match) L, 25-23, 27-29, 22-25, 20-25 Montreux, Switzerland Cynthia Barboza - 20 Montreux Final Standings: Gold - China; Silver - USA; Bronze - Cuba; 4. Russia; 5. Poland; 6. Netherlands; 7T. Japan; 7T. Germany

650 900 1,800 N/A N/A

Ninth Women’s Pan American Cup 6/18 Peru W, 27-25, 25-22, 25-22 Tijuana, Mexico Heather Bown - 14 500 6/19 Puerto Rico W, 25-13, 25-17, 25-14 Tijuana, Mexico Hodge/Akinradewo - 13 900 6/20 Trinidad & Tobago W, 25-17, 25-9, 25-11 Rosarita, Mexico Barboza/Larson - 10 253 6/21 Costa Rica W, 25-11, 25-10, 25-2 Rosarita, Mexico Ogonna Nnamani - 19 118 6/22 Mexico W, 25-14, 25-16, 25-15 Tijuana, Mexico Megan Hodge - 12 2,500 6/25 Dominican Republic (semis) L, 25-22, 23-25, 22-25, 16-25 Tijuana, Mexico Larson/Akinradewo - 12 3,000 6/18 Cuba (bronze-medal match) W, 25-15, 25-20, 25-17 Tijuana, Mexico Megan Hodge - 16 3,000 Pan American Cup Final Standings: Gold - Dominican Republic; Silver - Peru; Bronze - USA; 4. Cuba; 5. Argen na; 6. Puerto Rico; 7. Canada; 8. Brazil; 9. Mexico; 10. Trinidad & Tobago; 11. Costa Rica. FIVB World Grand Prix Preliminary Rounds 8/6 Dominican Republic W, 26-24, 22-25, 25-14, 25-19 Gdynia, Poland Des nee Hooker - 16 3,000 8/7 Germany L, 23-25, 22-25, 25-16, 23-25 Gdynia, Poland Des nee Hooker - 25 1,100 8/8 Poland L, 25-16, 24-26, 19-25, 23-25 Gdynia, Poland Des nee Hooker - 19 5,000 8/13 Italy W, 26-28, 26-24, 25-23, 25-15 Bangkok, Thailand Heather Bown/Logan Tom - 20 3,100 8/14 Thailand W, 25-18, 25-21, 25-13 Bangkok, Thailand Heather Bown - 15 5,400 8/15 Puerto Rico W, 21-25, 25-22, 25-12, 25-15 Bangkok, Thailand Foluke Akinradewo - 14 3,200 8/20 Germany W, 25-15, 25-18, 25-13 Hong Kong, China Des nee Hooker - 21 3,993 8/21 Thailand W, 25-16, 25-16, 25-16 Hong Kong, China Jordan Larson - 15 6,130 8/22 China W, 25-19, 25-10, 22-25, 25-22 Hong Kong, China Des nee Hooker - 25 10,402 FIVB World Grand Prix Preliminary Round Standings: 1. Brazil (24 points, 8-1); 2. USA (21 points, 7-2); 3. Poland (21 points, 7-2); 4. Japan (19 points, 6-3); 5. Italy (19 points, 6-3); 6. China (19 points, 6-3); 7. Netherlands (13 points, 5-4); 8. Dominican Republic (7 points, 3-4); 9. Germany (7 points, 2-7); 10. Thailand (6 points, 2-7); 11. Puerto Rico (4 points, 1-8); 12. Chinese Taipei (2 points, 1-8) FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round 8/25 Poland W, 13-25, 18-25, 28-26, 25-19, 15-12 Ningbo, China Logan Tom - 20 6,600 8/26 Italy W, 25-23, 25-20, 25-14 Ningbo, China Des nee Hooker - 17 6,400 8/27 Brazil W, 22-25, 25-19, 30-28, 17-25, 15-13 Ningbo, China Akinradewo/Hooker - 20 6,300 8/28 China W, 25-21, 27-25, 25-22 Ningbo, China Des nee Hooker - 24 7,800 8/29 Japan W, 26-24, 25-20, 25-23 Ningbo, China Des nee Hooker - 17 6,500 FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round Standings: Gold - USA (13 points, 5-0); Silver - Brazil (11 points, 3-2); Bronze - Italy (7 points, 2-3); 4. China (6 points, 2-3); 5. Japan (4 points, 2-3); 6. Poland (4 points, 1-4); 7. Netherlands; 8. Dominican Republic; 9. Germany; 10. Thailand; 11. Puerto Rico; 12. Chinese Taipei. Tour of Brazil 9/25 Brazil 9/26 Brazil 9/28 Brazil 9/29 Brazil

L, 25-19, 17-25, 26-24, 15-25, 11-25 L, 26-24, 17-25, 22-25, 25-20, 10-15 L, 20-25, 12-25, 22-25 L, 22-25, 20-25, 25-18, 20-25

Maringa, Brazil Maringa, Brazil Londrina, Brazil Londrina, Brazil

Megan Hodge - 22 Hodge/Nnamani - 20 Foluke Akinradewo - 9 Des nee Hooker - 17

NA NA NA NA

FIVB World Championship 10/29 Thailand W, 23-25, 25-17, 25-17, 25-21 Matsumoto, Japan Hooker - 27 1,740 10/30 Croa a W, 25-16, 25-13, 25-23 Matsumoto, Japan Hooker - 15 2,150 10/31 Germany W, 25-23, 26-24, 25-17 Matsumoto, Japan Tom - 20 1,780 11/2 Kazakhstan W, 25-17, 25-19, 25-19 Matsumoto, Japan Hooker - 15 1,080 11/3 Cuba W, 30-28, 25-23, 22-25, 25-23 Matsumoto, Japan Hooker - 21 4,170 11/6 Czech Republic W, 25-20, 25-20, 25-13 Nagoya, Japan Hooker - 20 2,752 11/7 Italy L, 16-26, 26-24, 25-27, 25-27 Nagoya, Japan Hooker -24 2,309 11/9 Netherlands W, 25-17, 25-22, 25-18 Nagoya, Japan Hooker - 21 382 11/10 Brazil L, 19-25, 26-24, 19-25, 23-25 Nagoya, Japan Hooker - 21 1,351 11/13 Russia L, 16-25, 25-13, 19-25, 21-25 Tokyo, Japan Hooker - 23 5,800 11/14 Japan L, 25-18, 23-25, 25-21, 19-25, 8-15 Tokyo, Japan Hooker - 28 12,000 FIVB World Championship Final Standings: Gold - Russia; Silver - Brazil; Bronze - Japan; 4. USA; 5. Italy; 6. Turkey; 7. Germany; 8. Serbia; 9. Poland; 10. China; 11. Netherlands; 12. Cuba. * Match leaders are based on DataVolley Sta s cs and not official P-2 stats.

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U.S. Women’s Volleyball Record vs. Opponents (1983-present) Overall Country

Record 1983* 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

2011

Argen na

11-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

3-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

1-0

1-0

0-0

1-0

1-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Australia

10-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

4-0

5-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Azerbaijan

0-3

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-1

0-2

0-0

0-1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Bahamas

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Barbados

6-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

3-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

Brazil

33-56

0-0

1-0

0-0

1-0

2-1

5-1

0-0

2-1

1-1

1-0

3-2

0-1

4-6

1-2

0-0

0-1

3-3

1-6

1-1

1-2

1-5

0-2

2-3

0-3

1-2

1-4

0-4

1-5

0-0

Brazil JNT

2-1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

2-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Bulgaria

7-1

2-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

5-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Cameroon

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Canada

69-10

1-0

1-1

2-0

6-0

3-0

1-0

7-3

5-2

2-0

0-0

1-0

6-1

15-0 1-0

2-0

5-2

1-1

2-0

0-0

0-0

2-0

1-0

3-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

China

0-2

32-85

6-1

3-11

0-0

0-1

1-6

0-2

1-1

0-7

3-6

2-6

0-5

0-6

4-0

2-5

0-1

0-4

0-2

2-3

1-2

0-3

0-4

2-2

1-2

0-2

0-2

2-0

0-0

3-0

Croa a

3-2

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-1

1-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

Costa Rica

12-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

1-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

2-0

1-0

3-0

1-0

0-0

Cuba

52-91

8-2

4-1

0-1

0-11 0-12

2-2

2-2

8-3

2-3

2-4

0-5

1-1

2-6

2-5

0-3

0-5

0-5

0-3

3-2

3-2

5-0

2-4

1-2

0-1

3-2

1-2

0-2

3-0

0-1

5-1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

4-1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Cuba ‘B’

0-0

Czech Rep.

4-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

2-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

Domin. Rep.

33-10

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

1-0

7-0

5-1

1-0

0-0

1-0

3-0

1-1

1-1

1-2

3-1

1-1

2-2

1-1

0-0

Egypt

4-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

2-0

0-0

0-0

El Salvador

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

France

11-0

6-0

0-0

3-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Germany

58-14

12-0

5-0

0-0

0-1

1-0

8-3

0-0

1-1

1-0

0-0

1-0

4-2

2-0

3-0

4-1

3-1

0-0

3-0

2-0

1-0

1-0

1-1

0-1

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-2

3-1

1-0

Greece

1-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Guatemala

3-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

Hai

2-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Hungary

4-2

3-0

0-0

0-2

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Italy Jamaica Japan

28-24

1-0

0-0

9-2

1-2

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

5-0

0-0

0-1

1-3

0-1

0-0

1-1

3-4

2-1

1-3

0-1

0-1

0-1

1-3

0-0

2-1

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

96-112

8-6

1-14 4-10 8-11

9-4

12-3

1-9

8-6

4-6

1-9

1-8

5-2

5-2

3-1

0-1

1-6

3-3

4-5

0-2

0-1

3-0

1-0

1-2

0-0

1-0

3-0

0-0

2-1

0-0

Kazakhstan

4-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

1-0

1-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

Kenya

6-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Korea

7-3

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

2-2

0-0

2-0

1-0

1-1

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Mari us

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Mexico

22-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

2-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

1-0

1-0

1-0

0-0

2-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

4-0

0-0

2-0

1-0

2-0

1-0

0-0

Netherlands

26-11

2-0

1-0

2-1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

5-1

2-0

0-2

2-0

1-0

3-1

0-1

0-0

0-0

1-2

0-0

2-0

2-0

0-0

0-1

1-0

0-1

0-0

0-1

1-0

0-0

Neth. An lles

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

Nicaragua

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

No. Korea

12-1

11-0

0-0

0-0

1-1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Peru

25-5

0-0

3-0

0-0

1-2

0-1

0-2

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

1-0

1-0

2-0

0-0

0-0

6-0

2-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

2-0

1-0

2-0

1-0

1-0

Poland

12-4

2-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-1

1-0

1-2

1-0

2-0

3-0

0-0

1-1

0-0

Puerto Rico

26-2

1-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

1-0

2-0

1-0

1-0

1-0

1-0

1-0

1-0

4-0

2-0

1-0

0-1

3-1

2-0

0-0

Romania

6-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

5-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

#Russia

31-68

2-0

2-0

0-0

0-3

0-7

0-0

0-5

1-9

3-4

4-1

2-2

1-2

2-0

5-4

0-3

0-6

0-1

0-5

5-0

2-6

0-3

1-1

0-0

0-2

1-1

0-0

0-1

0-2

0-0

1-1

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

#Russia ‘B’ Serbia

0-1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

23-24

1-0

1-3

0-4

4-1

2-0

4-2

0-0

0-2

1-1

0-2

0-2

2-1

3-1

2-1

0-1

0-1

0-1

2-1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Spain

3-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

3-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Switzerland

5-3

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

2-0

0-0

0-0

0-1

0-2

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

Thailand

13-1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

3-0

2-0

1-0

1-0

1-0

0-1

3-0

0-0

Taiwan

2-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Tunisia

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Trinidad

4-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

2-0

1-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

Turkey

6-2

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

2-0

0-1

0-0

1-0

0-0

1-1

0-0

0-0

0-0

Ukraine

3-2

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-2

1-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

So. Korea

Venezuela

3-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

2-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Virgin Is.

3-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Yugoslavia Total

670-502 70-9 22-30 25-20 24-33 22-31 32-15 16-20 40-32 38-22 15-22 15-27 25-20 57-16 23-19 10-12 27-30 24-19 24-26 21-10 17-18 29-15 20-16 26-15 16-12 26-11 22-11 18-14 28-13 1983* 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Results Not Counted: 1983 - Pan American Games; 1994 - Tour Of Asia & Goodwill Games; 2006 - Poland or Azteca Cup Results w/training team and junior members compe ng # Includes Matches Played Vs. USSR, CIS and Russia.

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All-Time USA Women’s Indoor Volleyball Olympians 1964 (Tokyo) 5th Place Pa 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 Pa 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 Boyco ) Janet Baier Carolyn Becker Rita Crocke Pa y 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 Crocke 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-Ba le Lori Endico Caren Kemner Ruth Lawanson Tammy Liley Elaina Oden Kim Oden Liane Sato Paula Weishoff Teee Williams Yoko Ze erlund 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-Ba le Lori Endico Caren Kemner Kris n Klein Tammy Liley Bev Oden Elaina Oden Danielle Sco Paula Weishoff Teee Williams Elaine Youngs Yoko Ze erlund 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-Ba le Mickisha Hurley Sarah Noriega Demetria Sance Danielle Sco 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-Ba le Tayyiba Haneef Nancy Metcalf Ogonna Nnamani Keba Phipps Danielle Sco Stacy Sykora Logan Tom Head Coach: Toshi Yoshida Assistant Coach: Kevin Hambly Assistant Coach: Tara Cross-Ba le 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 Sco -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


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Interna onal Volleyball Fact Sheet Introduc on: Volleyball has major interna onal compe ons every year and, at its highest level, is a physically demanding sport played by some of the world’s most elite athletes. Of course, volleyball is also a popular recrea onal ac vity enjoyed by more than 38 million persons in the United States (more than any team sport but basketball) and more than 800 million persons globally, making it the world’s most popular par cipant sport. This fact sheet is designed to provide more understanding about interna onal volleyball and its major compe ons, including the Olympic Games.

• World Cup included for two years - 50 percent reduc on the second year.

Interna onal Governing Body: The interna onal governing body for volleyball is the Federa on Interna onale de Volleyball (FIVB), headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland. The FIVB is the world’s largest sports federa on, with more than 200 member na ons. Under the direc on of its president, Dr. Ruben Acosta of Mexico, the FIVB oversees the administra on of volleyball throughout the world and is responsible for producing several major events, including the Olympic Games, World Championships, World Cup, World League and World Grand Prix.

Top 40 teams in the FIVB World Ranking (as of Jan. 15, 2010):

• Senior Con nental Championships included for two years - 50 percent reduc on the second year; points are also granted for the qualifica on matches to the best non-qualified teams. • Men’s World League / Women’s World Grand Prix included for one year.

Na onal Governing Body: The na onal governing body (NGB) for volleyball in the United States is USA Volleyball, formerly known as the United States Volleyball Associa on. Founded in 1928, USA Volleyball is responsible for the administra on of all forms of volleyball in the United States, including producing the annual USA Open Volleyball Championships, Junior Olympic Championships and the USA Outdoor Na onal Championships. As mandated by the 1978 Amateur Sports Act, USA Volleyball is responsible to the U.S. Olympic Commi ee (USOC) and the FIVB for training and nomina ng the teams which represent the United States in the Olympic Games and other important volleyball compe ons worldwide. Major Compe ons: The four major events on the interna onal volleyball calendar are the Olympic Games (men and women, indoor and beach), World Championships (men and women, indoor and beach), World Cup (men and women, indoor), World League (men, indoor) and World Grand Prix (women, indoor). All events are conducted quadrennially, with the excep ons of the annual World League/Grand Prix and the biennial Beach World Championships. World Rankings: Following the decision of the FIVB Board of Administra on, a new system of point a ribu on based on a new scale has been implemented for the FIVB World Ranking of Volleyball Na onal Teams. The following compe ons are now included: • Senior World Championships included for four years 25 percent reduc on each year. Points are also granted for the qualifica on matches, to the best non-qualified teams. • Olympic Games included for four years - 25 percent reduc on each year. Points are also granted for the qualifica on matches, to the best non-qualified teams.

Women (Points) 1. Brazil (200) 2. USA (174) 3. Japan (143.5) 4. Italy (139.5) 5. Russia (127.5) 6. China (124) 7. Poland (83.5) 8. Cuba (76) 9. Serbia (70) 10. Germany (67.5) 11. Turkey (63.5) 12. Netherlands (62) 13. Dominican Republic (46.5) 14. Thailand (45.5) 15T. Algeria (37.5) 15T. Peru (37.5) 17. Puerto Rico (37) 18. Korea (35) 19. Kazakhstan (34.5) 20. Canada (28.5) 21. Czech Republic (26.5) 22. Costa Rica (22.5) 23T. Croa a (21.5) 23T. Kenya (21.5) 25T. Tunisia (21) 25T. Argen na (21) 27. Mexico (19.5) 28. Cameroon (18) 29. Trinidad & Tobago (17) 30T. Senegal (16.5) 30T. Azerbaijan (16.5) 30T. Belgium (16.5) 33T. Romania (16) 33T. Belarus (16) 35. Venezuela (15.5) 36. Colombia (15) 37. Chinese Taipei (14) 38. Uruguay (13) 39. Bulgaria (12.5) 40. Botswana (12)

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Men (Points) 1. Brazil (210) 2. Russia (156) 3. Serbia (149.5) 4. Cuba (141.5) 5. USA (134) 6. Italy (131.5) 7. Bulgaria (98.5) 8. Argen na (84.5) 9. Germany (72.5) 10. Poland (67.5) 11. China (54.5) 12. France (51) 13. Egypt (45.5) 14. Japan (42.5) 15. Venezuela (38.5) 16. Puerto Rico (37.5) 17T. Cameroon (37) 17T. Czech Republic (37) 19. Iran (33.5) 20. Spain (33) 21. Mexico (32.5) 22. Canada (29.5) 23. Korea (28.5) 24. Tunisia (27.5) 25. Algeria (24.5) 26T. Netherlands (23.5) 26T. Australia (23.5) 28. Finland (20.5) 29. Dominican Republic (19.5) 30. Morocco (18.5) 31. Colombia (18) 32. Kazakhstan (17) 33T. Panama (16.5) 33T. Slovakia (16.5) 35. Romania (15.5) 36. Portugal (15) 37T. Indonesia (14.5) 37T. India (14.5) 39T. Estonia (14) 39T. Slovenia (14)


Olympic Games: Volleyball made its debut in the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo. Twelve teams in both the men’s and women’s draw earn the right to compete: Past Olympic Champions (Men) 1964: Soviet Union (USA, ninth) 1968: Soviet Union (USA, seventh) 1972: Japan, (USA, DNQ) 1976: Poland (USA, DNQ) 1980: Soviet Union (USA, DNQ) 1984: USA 1988: USA 1992: Brazil (USA, third) 1996: Netherlands (USA, ninth) 2000: Yugoslavia (USA, 11th) 2004: Brazil (USA, fourth) 2008: USA Past Olympic Champions (Women) 1964: Japan (USA, fi h) 1968: Soviet Union (USA, eighth) 1972: Soviet Union (USA, DNQ) 1976: Japan (USA, DNQ) 1980: Soviet Union (USA, DNP) 1984: China (USA, second) 1988: Soviet Union (USA, seventh) 1992: Cuba (USA, third) 1996: Cuba (USA, seventh) 2000: Cuba (USA, fourth) 2004: China (USA, fi h) 2008: Brazil (USA, second) World Championships: The World Championships are held every four years in the second year a er the Olympics. The site, usually separate for the men’s and women’s compe ons, is determined by the FIVB based on bids received from interested ci es. The 24 berths for the men and women are gained in the following manner (2006 informa on is provided in parenthesis where available): • Host country • Defending World Champions • FIVB determined the appropriate number of qualificaon spots for each con nent/zone based on performance at the 2002 World Championships and the number of teams registered for the 2006 World Championships. Each con nent/zone played a World Championships Qualifica on Tournament in early 2002. Past World Champions (Men) 1949: Soviet Union (USA, DNP) 1952: Soviet Union (USA, DNP) 1956: Czechoslovakia (USA, sixth) 1960: Soviet Union (USA, seventh) 1962: Soviet Union (USA, DNP) 1966: Czechoslovakia (USA, 11th) 1970: East Germany (USA, 18th) 1974: Not held 1978: Soviet Union (USA, 19th) 1982: Soviet Union (USA, 13th) 1986: USA 1990: Italy (USA, 13th) 1994: Italy (USA, third) 1998: Italy (USA, ninth) 2002: Brazil (USA, ninth) 2006: Brazil (USA, 10th) 2010: Brazil (USA, sixth)

Past World Champions (Women) 1952: Soviet Union (USA, DNP) 1956: Soviet Union (USA, ninth) 1960: Soviet Union (USA, sixth) 1962: Japan (USA, DNP) 1966: Japan (USA, second) 1970: Soviet Union (USA, 11th) 1974: Japan (USA, 12th) 1978: Cuba (USA, fi h) 1982: China (USA, third) 1986: China (USA, 10th) 1990: Soviet Union (USA, third) 1994: Cuba (USA, sixth) 1998: Cuba (USA, 13th) 2002: Italy (USA, second) 2006: Russia (USA, ninth) 2010: Russia (USA, fourth) World Cup: The World Cup is held every four years, in the year prior to the Olympic Games. Though originally held at various sites, it has been hosted by Japan since 1977. Prior to 1991, the World Cup took place in the year immediately following the Olympics. The 12 berths in the World Cup for men and women are gained in the following manner: • Host country (Japan- Men and Women) • Defending World Cup champion • Winners of the five zone championships • The highest-placed team (of each zone) not qualified for the Olympic Games in accordance with the ranking of the zone championships. Past World Cup Champions (Men) 1965: Soviet Union (USA, DNP) 1969: East Germany (USA, DNP) 1973: Soviet Union (USA, seventh) 1977: Soviet Union (USA, 10th) 1981: Soviet Union (USA, DNQ) 1985: USA 1989: Cuba (USA, fourth) 1991: Soviet Union (USA, third) 1995: Italy (USA, fourth) 1999: Russia (USA, fourth) 2003: Brazil (USA, fourth) 2007: Brazil (USA, fourth) Past World Cup Champions (Women) 1973: Soviet Union (USA, sixth) 1977: Japan (USA, seventh) 1981: China (USA, fourth) 1985: China (USA, DNQ) 1989: Cuba (USA, DNQ) 1991: Cuba (USA, fourth) 1995: Cuba (USA, seventh) 1999: Cuba (USA, ninth) 2003: China (USA, third) 2007: Italy (USA, third)

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Zone Championships: The volleyball world is divided into five interna onal zones.The United States is in the NORCECA (North America Central America Caribbean) Zone, with championships held every other year at various sites. The other zones are Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. The frequency of zone championships compe on varies in each of the five sec ons. Any na on in a par cular zone may par cipate in its zone championships whenever such a compe on is conducted. Past NORCECA Champions (Men) 1969: Cuba (USA, third) 1971: Cuba (USA, second) 1973: USA 1975: Cuba (USA, third) 1977: Cuba (USA, fi h) 1979: Cuba (USA, fi h) 1981: Cuba (USA, second) 1983: USA 1985: USA 1987: Cuba (USA, second) 1989: Cuba (USA, third) 1991: Cuba (USA, second) 1993: Cuba (USA, second) 1995: Cuba (USA, second) 1997: Cuba (USA, second) 1999: USA 2001: Cuba (USA, second) 2003: USA 2005: USA 2007: USA 2009: Cuba (USA, second) Past NORCECA Champions (Women) 1969: Mexico (USA, bronze) 1971: Mexico (USA, DNP) 1973: Cuba (USA, third) 1975: Cuba (USA, second) 1977: Cuba (USA, third) 1979: Cuba (USA, second) 1981: USA 1983: USA 1985: Cuba (USA, second) 1987: Cuba (USA, second) 1989: Cuba (USA, third) 1991: Cuba (USA, second) 1993: Cuba (USA, second) 1995: Cuba (USA, second) 1997: Cuba (USA, second) 1999: Cuba (USA, second) 2001: USA 2003: USA 2005: USA 2007: Cuba (USA, second) 2009: Dominican Republic (USA, fourth)

World League and World Grand Prix: The World League features the top 12 men’s volleyball teams in the world in compe on for a total purse that has grown to $15 million since the inaugural season in 1990. Teams are divided into three, four-team pools and each country playing the other teams in their pool four mes (twice at home, twice on the road). The winner and runner-up in each pool advance to a seeded playoff round. The regular season is usually played in May and June with playoffs in early July. The World Grand Prix is the women’s counterpart to the World League, and offers a total purse of $2 million to its 12-team field. Teams play in different four-team pools each weekend, at roundrobin tournaments hosted by ci es throughout Asia. The three teams with the best records join the host country for the Grand Prix Finals. The regular season is played in August and earlySeptember with playoffs in mid-September. World League Champions 1990: Italy (USA, fourth in pool) 1991: Italy (USA, third in pool) 1992: Italy (USA, first in pool, third overall) 1993: Brazil (USA, fi h in pool) 1994: Italy (USA, fourth in pool) 1995: Italy (USA, fourth in pool) 1996: Netherlands (USA, DNP) 1997: Italy (USA, DNP) 1998: Cuba (USA, DNP) 1999: Italy (USA, DNP) 2000: Italy (USA, first in pool, sixth overall) 2001: Brazil (USA, third in pool, ed-ninth overall) 2002: Russia (USA, DNP) 2003: Brazil (USA, DNP) 2004: Brazil (USA, DNP) 2005: Brazil (USA, DNP) 2006: Brazil (USA, third in pool) 2007: Brazil (USA, third in finals) 2008: USA 2009: Brazil (USA, sixth) 2010: Brazil (USA, eighth) World Grand Prix Champions 1993: Cuba (USA, seventh regular season) 1994: Brazil (USA, fi h regular season) 1995: USA 1996: Brazil (USA, fi h) 1997: Russia (USA, eighth) 1998: Brazil (USA, eighth) 1999: Russia (USA, DNP) 2000: Cuba (USA, sixth) 2001: USA 2002: Russia (USA, sixth) 2003: China (USA, third) 2004: Brazil (USA, third) 2005: Brazil (USA, eighth) 2006: Brazil (USA, seventh) 2007: Netherlands (USA, eighth final, seventh preliminary) 2008: Brazil (USA, fourth) 2009: Brazil (USA, ninth) 2010: USA

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USA Volleyball – 2011 Fact Sheet Name: USA Volleyball Loca on: Colorado Springs, Colo. Founded: 1928 Membership: Approximately 262,000 Mission: USA Volleyball is the Na onal Governing Body (NGB) for all disciplines of volleyball in the United States and is officially recognized by the Federa on Interna onale de Volleyball (FIVB) and the United States Olympic Commi ee (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 organiza on of the USA Na onal Teams. Chief Execu ve 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 Na onal 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 Con nental Championship (Sept. 10-18, Puerto Rico) Pan American Games (Oct. 14-20, Guadalajara, Mexico) FIVB World Cup (Nov. 4-18, Various Ci es in Japan) NORCECA Olympic Qualifica on 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 Con nental Championship (Aug. 27-Sept. 4, Puerto Rico) Pan American Games (Oct. 24-29, Guadalajara, Mexico) FIVB World Cup (Nov. 20-Dec. 4, Various Ci es in Japan)

Indoor High Performance and USAV Juniors (Youth and Junior) USAV Girls’ Junior Na onal Championships (June 25-July 4, Atlanta) USAV Boys’ Junior Na onal 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, Argen na)

Beach FIVB SWATCH World Championships (June 13-19, Rome) FIVB Youth World Championships (June 22-26, Umag, Croa a) 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, Cincinna , Ohio) NORCECA Beach Tour (Sept. 21-26, Chula Vista, Calif.) USAV Tour (TBA)

Other Events Si ng BIH (May 27-29, Sarajevo) USA Volleyball Open Na onal Championships (May 28-June 4, Dallas) U.S. Women’s Si ng Team Tour (Women’s, June 14-19, China) Si ng Con nental Cup (Men, July 9-17, England) World University Games (Men’s Indoor, Aug. 12-22, China) World University Games (Beach, Aug. 13-18, China) Si ng Con nental Cup (Women, Sept. 3-11, Ukraine) About USA Volleyball: Founded in 1928, USA Volleyball is a Colorado incorporated non-profit organiza on recognized by the United States Olympic Commi ee (USOC) and the Federa on Interna onal de Volleyball (FIVB) as the Na onal 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 na onwide. With an annual budget in excess of $17 million dollars, USA Volleyball supports the USA men’s and women’s senior na onal team programs, youth and junior na onal teams, na onal championship events, coaching educa on and cer fica on programs, grassroots development, and programs for the disabled and Paralympic Teams. USA Volleyball has a rich tradi on of success as evidenced by winning an Olympic medal in every Olympic Games since 1984 and capturing numerous World Cup, World Championship and Con nental Championship tles. USA Volleyball is commi ed to and works toward opportunity for all to par cipate. It is an advocate for all Americans endeavoring to assure universal access to opportuni es at all levels of the game. For more informa on please visit www.usavolleyball.org. Other: USA Volleyball consists of 40 regional volleyball associa ons which manage grassroots playing opportuni es for the USA Volleyball membership and is affiliated with 36 member organiza ons (i.e. NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, YMCA) that provide playing opportuni es at a variety of levels.

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