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U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team Press Kit

2011 FIVB World Grand Prix Gold Medalists

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2011 NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship Gold Medalists

2011 FIVB World Cup Nov. 4-18, 2011 1

Table of Contents Cover Page............................................................................................................................ 1 Table of Contents................................................................................................................... 2 2011 U.S. Women’s National Team Roster for FIVB World Cup............................................... 3 U.S. Women’s National Team Fact Page for FIVB World Cup................................................ 4-5 2011 FIVB World Cup Preview and Schedule....................................................................... 6-8 Photo Roster/Autograph Card for Team USA at FIVB World Cup............................................. 9 2011 U.S. Women’s National Team Schedule/Results........................................................... 10 2011 U.S. Women’s National Team Data Project Stats.......................................................... 11 2011 U.S. Women’s National Team Match Recaps........................................................... 12-66 Destinee Hooker Named FIVB Heroes and FIVB World Grand Prix MVP........................... 50-51 2011 U.S. Women’s National Team Rosters.......................................................................... 67 U.S. Women’s National Team DataVolley Stats for 2011 Montreux Volley Masters............... 68 U.S. Women’s National Team DataVolley Stats for 2011 Pan American Cup.......................... 69 U.S. Women’s National Team DataVolley Stats for 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix................... 70 U.S. Women’s National Team DataVolley Stats for 2011 NORCECA Championship................ 71 U.S. Women’s National Team DataVolley Stats for 2011 Pan American Games..................... 72 Update on Stacy Sykora....................................................................................................... 73 U.S. Women’s National Team FIVB World Cup Preliminary Roster Player Bios................. 74-95 U.S. Women’s National Team Staff Bios........................................................................ 96-100 2010 U.S. Women’s National Team Competition Rosters.................................................... 101 2010 U.S. Women’s National Team Data Project Statistics.................................................. 102 2010 U.S. Women’s National Team Results........................................................................ 103 U.S. All-Time Versus International Competition................................................................. 104 U.S. Women’s National Team Past Olympians.................................................................... 105 All-Time U.S. Women’s Olympic Team Members in Pictures............................................... 106 International Volleyball Fact Sheet............................................................................. 107-109 Glossary of Volleyball Terms.............................................................................................. 110 USA Volleyball Fact Sheet.................................................................................................. 111 Credits: This U.S. press kit for the 2011 FIVB Women’s World Cup is a copyrighted publication produced by USA Volleyball. Design and Contents: Bill Kauffman, USA Volleyball Associate Director of Communications Top Cover Photo: Courtesy of FIVB * Bottom Cover Photo: Copyrighted by USA Volleyball 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 National Team O-2 (Preliminary) Roster 2011 FIVB Women’s World Cup

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

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

Ht 6-0 6-2 6-7 5-8 5-10 5-4 6-3 6-0 6-4 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-2 5-7 6-1 6-3 5-9 6-3 6-4 5-8

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

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

WC 11 29 22 11 22 11 33 14 22 - 11 23 - - 22 11 - 11 11 -

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

Oth 57 329 197 166 262 165 250 153 160 75 90 210 76 31 166 99 59 62 37 58

TOT 68 388 233 191 300 184 299 167 190 83 101 239 76 31 204 110 59 73 48 58

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

Pronunciations

Olympians on FIVB World Cup Preliminary Roster

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

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

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Quick Team Information Current World Ranking: 2nd Head Coach: Hugh McCutcheon 2011 Record: 30-8 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 National Volleyball Team Schedule Montreux VolleyMasters in 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 3-2 June 11: lost to Cuba 3-1 (semifinals) June 12: lost to China 3-1 (bronze) Pan American Cup in Mexico July 1: def. Peru 3-0 July 2: def. Puerto Rico 3-0 July 3: def. Trinidad & Tobago 3-0 July 4: def. Costa Rica 3-0 July 5: lost to Brazil 23-2 July 7: def. Argentina 3-0 (quarterfinal) July 8: lost to Dominican Republic 3-1 (semi) July 9: def. Cuba 3-0 (bronze) FIVB World Grand Prix Pool D in China Aug. 5: def. Serbia 3-2 Aug. 6: def. Kazakhstan 3-0 Aug. 7: def. China 3-0 FIVB World Grand Prix Pool H in Japan Aug. 12: def. Dominican Republic 3-0 Aug. 13: def. Japan 3-0 Aug. 14: lost to Serbia 3-1 FIVB World Grand Prix Pool J in Hong Kong Aug. 19: def. Germany 3-0 Aug. 20: def. Italy 3-0 Aug. 21: def. Peru 3-0 FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round in Macau Aug. 24: def. Japan 3-0 Aug. 25: def. Italy 3-2 Aug. 26: lost to Brazil 3-1 Aug. 27: def. Serbia 3-0 (semifinal) Aug. 28: def. Brazil 3-0 (gold) NORCECA Continental Championship Sept. 13: def. Canada 3-0 Sept. 14: def. Trinidad & Tobago 3-0 Sept. 15: def. Mexico 3-0 (Quarters) Sept. 16: def. Cuba 3-0 (Semifinals) Sept. 17: def. Dominican Republic 3-0 (Gold) Pan American Games in Mexico Oct. 15: def. Puerto Rico 3-0 Oct. 16: def. Peru 3-0 Oct. 17: def. Mexico 3-0 Oct. 19: lost to Cuba 3-1 (Semifinals) Oct. 20: def. Dominican Republic 3-1 (bronze) FIVB World Cup in Japan Nov. 4: vs. Brazil, 2:20 a.m. PT Nov. 5: vs. Serbia, 11 p.m. PT on Nov. 4 Nov. 6: vs. Korea, 2:20 a.m. PT Nov. 8: vs. Kenya, 6 p.m. PT on Nov. 7 Nov. 9: vs. Germany, 1:20 a.m. PT Nov. 11: vs. Argentina, 1:20 a.m. PT Nov. 12: vs. Algeria, 1:20 a.m. PT Nov. 13: vs. Dominican Republic, 1:20 a.m. PT Nov. 16: vs. China, 6 p.m. PT on Nov. 15 Nov. 17: vs. Italy, 10 p.m. PT on Nov. 16 Nov. 18: vs. Japan, 1:20 a.m. PT

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Additional 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 Confederation: NORCECA

THE EVENT: The 2011 FIVB Women’s World Cup is a 12-team field with a round-robin format taking place from Nov. 4 to Nov. 8 in various cities in Japan. All 12 teams will play 11 matches in 15 days. AT STAKE: The 2011 FIVB World Cup is the first 2012 Olympic Games qualification event with the top three countries earning a ticket to London next summer. TEAM USA MATCH SCHEDULE AT WORLD CUP: Team USA opens the FIVB World Cup at Nagano with three key battles to open the tournament. On the first day of the tournament, the Americans will face topranked Brazil on Nov. 4 in a battle among favorites to win the World Cup. The Americans defeated their South American rivals in the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix gold-medal match in August. The first round of competition in Nagano does not get any easier on day two as the U.S. plays No. 5 Serbia, the FIVB World Grand Prix bronze medalist. Serbia won one of three meetings with Team USA at the World Grand Prix this summer. The Americans conclude the first round on Nov. 6 against No. 13 Korea. After a travel day on Nov. 7 to Toyama the U.S. returns to the court on Nov. 8 against African zone champion and No. 15 Kenya on Nov. 8. The Americans end their brief stay in Toyama with a Nov. 9 match with European Championship runner-up Germany, ranked No. 9 in the world. Team USA travels to Okayama for the third round, which begins with a Nov. 11 match with No. 20 Argentina. The U.S. faces African Championship runner-up and No. 17 Algeria on Nov. 12 before concluding the third round against NORCECA runner-up and No. 14 Dominican Republic on Nov. 13. The FIVB World Cup concludes Nov. 16-18 with two sites in Tokyo. The U.S. challenges No. 6 China on Nov. 16, followed by No. 7 Italy on Nov. 17 and host and No. 4 Japan on Nov. 18. China was the Asian champions. USA PRELIMINARY ROSTER: U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) has selected four setters, five outside hitters, five middle blockers, three opposites and three liberos for the FIVB World Cup preliminary roster. The U.S. coaching staff will trim the roster to14 players who will travel to Japan for the World Cup with the roster becoming finalized at the preliminary inquiry two days before the event starts. Each team can suit 12 players for each World Cup match and can change from one match to the next. The U.S. preliminary roster includes setters include Lindsey Berg (Honolulu), Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.), Nellie Spicer (Barrington, Ill.) and Courtney Thompson (Kent, Wash.). Outside hitters selected to the preliminary roster are Cynthia Barboza (Long Beach, Calif.), Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.), Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.), Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) and Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah). Middle blockers chosen to the preliminary roster are Foluke Akinradewo (Plantation, Fla.), Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.), Christa Harmotto (Hopewell, Pa.), Danielle Scott-Arruda (Baton Rouge, La.) and Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.). Opposites selected for the preliminary roster are Tayyiba HaneefPark (Laguna Hills, Calif.), Destinee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) and Nancy Metcalf (Hull, Iowa). Liberos in the mix for the World Cup are Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.), Tamari Miyashiro (Kaneohe, Hawaii) and Stacy Sykora (Burleson, Texas). WORLD RANKINGS: The U.S. Women’s National Team is ranked second in the world by the FIVB behind top-ranked Brazil. The Americans will face No. 4 Japan, No. 5 Serbia, No. 6 China, No. 7 Italy, No. 9 Germany, No. 13 Korea, No. 14 Dominican Republic, No. 15 Kenya, No. 17 Algeria and No. 20 Argentina. HEAD-TO-HEAD SERIES: Below are USA head-to-head series records against 2011 NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship pool opponents and potential opponents. ...34-58 vs. Brazil (Brazil has won two of three matches in 2011, but U.S. defeated Brazil in the FIVB World Grand Prix gold-medal match) ...2-2 vs. Serbia (three of the four all-time matches against Serbia, not under the Yugoslavia flag, have been played in 2011, including a U.S. victory in the World Grand Prix semifinal match) ...7-3 vs. Korea (the two teams have not faced each other since 2006) ...6-0 vs. Kenya (the two teams last met at the 2007 FIVB World Cup) ...59-14 vs. Germany (USA has won five of the last six meetings over the past two years, including a 2-0 record in 2011) ...12-0 vs. Argentina (USA is undefeated against Argentina, but 2011 marks the first year it will play Argentina more than once in the season as it won a Pan American Cup quarterfinal match in June 2011) ...0-0 vs. Algeria (the two teams have never played against each other) ...36-11 vs. Dominican Republic (USA has won three of the four meetings in 2011, including the goldmedal match at the NORCECA Championship to qualify for the World Cup) ...33-85 vs. China (USA lost twice to China at the 2011 Montreux VolleyMasters, but earned a three-set victory at the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix...overall USA has won six of the last eight meetings since 2008) ...30-24 vs. Italy (USA has won four of the last five meetings, including two victories at the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix) ...98-112 vs. Japan (Japan is USA’s most frequent opponent with 210 matches in the series since 1983 alone...USA has won eight of the last meetings, including two during 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix) VIDEO AND TELEVISION: www.UniversalSports.com will provide free video stream coverage of all 11 Team USA matches for viewers in the United States and its territories. In addition, tape-delay television broadcasts will be shown on Universal Sports. For more information on the video streaming and television, visit http://www.universalsports.com/volleyball/events/event=US0100738/viewers-guide/index.html.

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Quick Team Information Current World Ranking: 2nd Head Coach: Hugh McCutcheon 2011 Record: 30-8 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 FIVB World Cup # - Name (Position, Hometown) 1 - Alisha Glass (S, Leland, Michigan) 2 - Danielle Scott-Arruda (MB, Baton Rouge, Louisiana) 3 - Tayyiba Haneef-Park (Opp, Laguna Hills, Calif.) 4 - Lindsey Berg (S, Honolulu, Hawaii) 5 - Stacy Sykora (L, Burleson, Texas) 6 - Nicole Davis (L, Stockton, California) 7 - Heather Bown (MB, Yorba Linda, California) 8 - Cynthia Barboza (OH, Long Beach, California) 9 - Jennifer Tamas (MB, Milpitas, California) 10 - Kim Glass (OH, Lancaster, Pennsylvania) 11 - Jordan Larson (OH, Hooper, Nebraska) 12 - Nancy Metcalf (OPP, Hull, Iowa) 13 - Christa Harmotto (MB, Hopewell, Pennsylvania) 14 - Tamari Miyashiro (L, Kaneohe, Hawaii) 15 - Logan Tom (OH, Salt Lake City, Utah) 16 - Foluke Akinradewo (MB, Plantation, Florida) 17 - Nellie Spicer (S, Barrington, Illinois) 18 - Megan Hodge (OH, Durham, North Carolina) 19 - Destinee Hooker (OPP, San Antonio, Texas) 20 - Courtney Thompson (S, Kent, Washington) Head Coach: Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) Assistant Coach: Karch Kiraly (San Clemente, California) Assistant Coach: Paula Weishoff (Irvine, California) Technical Coordinator/Asssistant Coach Jamie Morrison (Dana Point, California) Athletic Trainer: Jill Wosmek (Silver Lake, Minnesota) Team Manager: Ken Sullivan (Laguna Beach, California)

USA National 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 National 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 National Volleyball Teams through 2016. The team trains at the USA National 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 National 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 Marriott Suites; Anaheim Marriott 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 Convention Bureau member hotels.

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Additional 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 Confederation: NORCECA

2007 RESULTS AT FIVB WORLD CUP: The U.S. Women earned the bronze medal at the 2007 FIVB World Cup held in Japan. Team USA started the tournament with eight straight victories. The U.S. scored a key five-set victory over Cuba on the second day of the tournament, then posted a five-set victory over Brazil after falling behind 0-2 in sets on the fifth day of competition. The Americans had their win streak snapped by Serbia, but came back to defeat Japan in straight sets on the next to last day of competition. On the final day, Italy defeated the U.S. to win the FIVB World Cup. However, Team USA finished with a 9-2 record to finish in third place, and more importantly, an early ticket to the 2008 Olympic Games. HISTORY AT FIVB WORLD CUP: Team USA will be making its eighth appearance in the FIVB World Cup, missing just the 1985 and 1989 World Cups. The Americans have finished with the bronze medal in each of the past two FIVB World Cup competitions, thus earning spots into the next year’s Olympic Games on the first attempt without going through the Continental Olympic qualification or World Olympic qualification tournaments. For 2011, duplicating the podium finishes at the 2003 and 2007 FIVB World Cups remains the number-one focus while utilizing each and every match to improve overall as the long-term goal. MOST RECENT TOURNAMENT: The U.S. Women’s National Team placed third in the Pan American Cup held Oct. 15-20 using a roster with seven players debuting for the U.S. at the senior level. Team USA swept through pool play with victories over Puerto Rico, Peru and Mexico. Cuba, with a team composed of its top players, defeated the young U.S. squad in four sets during the semifinal round. The Americans rebounded to defeat an experienced Dominican Republic squad n the bronze-medal match. Lauren Gibbemeyer (St. Paul, Minn.) was tabbed as the tournament’s Best Blocker. QUALIFYING FOR THE FIVB WORLD CUP: The U.S. qualified for the 2011 FIVB World Cup by winning the 2011 NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship held Sept. 12-17 in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Team USA won its pool matches against Canada and Trinidad & Tobago. The Americans blanked Mexico in the quarterfinal round, followed by a convincing win over Cuba in the semifinals to qualify for the World Cup. In the championship match, the U.S. swept Dominican Republic for its second straight tournament gold medal after winning the FIVB World Grand Prix in August. Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) was named the tournament’s Best Setter, while Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) earned Best Server. EARLIER THIS YEAR: The U.S. placed fourth at the Montreux Volley Masters held June 7-12 at Montreux, Switzerland. Team USA captured the bronze medal at the Pan American Cup in Mexico after topping Cuba in three sets on July 9 in Juarez, Mexico. The Americans defeated Brazil on Aug. 28 to win their second consecutive and fourth overall FIVB World Grand Prix title in the tournament that started on Aug. 5. Team USA won all five of its matches at the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship in straight sets, including the gold-medal victory over Dominican Republic on Sept. 17 to qualify for the 2011 FIVB Women’s World Cup. Using a roster with seven players competing in their first senior-level international tournament, the U.S. captured the bronze medal at the Pan American Games on Oct. 20. LAST YEAR: The Americans are coming off a 28-13 record in 2010, a 10-victory increase over their 1814 record in 2009 to start the Olympic quadrennial. After 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. After a month of training back at the American Sports Centers in Anaheim, Calif., the U.S. Women’s National 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 Setter in her first senior FIVB event. Destinee Hooker, playing in her first FIVB event despite only four weeks of training with the National Team, was the tournament’s fourth-leading scorer. After a four-match friendly exhibition 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 bronzemedal match to finish fourth. 2011 DATAVOLLEY STAT LEADERS: Destinee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) has averaged a team-leading 5.17 points per set as 20 different players have averaged over two points per set in a balanced scoring season in 2011. In total, 30 different U.S. players have played in matches in 2011. Hooker also holds a 45.9 kill percent and .364 hitting efficiency with a team-leading 310 kills, despite not playing the first two tournaments of the season. Foluke Akinradewo (Plantation, Fla.) averages 3.19 points with a team-best 0.83 blocks per set and 51.0 kill percent. Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) averages 3.19 points, 2.27 kills, 0.60 aces and 2.13 digs per set. Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.) has charted 3.79 points per set with a .305 hitting efficiency. Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) has averaged 2.38 points, while Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) has achieved averages of 2.97 points, 1.73 digs and 0.34 aces in 101 sets played. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) has averaged 2.98 digs per set while playing in 111 of the 132 possible sets in 2011. The setting combination of Lindsey Berg (Honolulu), Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.), Nellie Spicer (Barrington, Ill.), Courtney Thompson (Kent, Wash.) and Carli Lloyd (Bonsall, Calif.) have led the Americans to a .298 team hitting effiiciency and 42.6 kill percent. Overall, the U.S. has a 1.47 to 0.62 ace advantage over its opponents, along with a 3.17 to 1.80 block advantage. The Amercans have limited opponents to a .176 hitting efficiency.

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2011 U.S. Women’s National Team Preview of FIVB World Cup The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team, ranked second in the world by the FIVB, has been preparing for nearly three years for the 2011 FIVB Women’s World Cup, the first 2012 Olympic Games qualification tournament, to be held Nov. 4-18 in Japan. The top three countries that earns medals at the FIVB World Cup will also gain a ticket to London next summer.

U.S. Women’s Schedule at 2011 FIVB World Cup First Round Site B (at Nagano White Ring) Nov. 4: USA vs. Brazil, 6:20 p.m. (2:20 a.m. PT) Nov. 5: Serbia vs. USA, 3 p.m. (11 p.m. PT on Nov. 4) Nov. 6: USA vs. Korea, 6:20 p.m. (2:20 a.m. PT) Second Round Site B (at Toyama City Gymnasium) Nov. 8: USA vs. Kenya, 11 a.m. (6 p.m. PT on Nov. 7) Nov. 9: USA vs. Germany, 6:20 p.m. (1:20 a.m. PT) Third Round Site B (at Okayama Momotaro Arena) Nov. 11: USA vs. Argentina, 6:20 p.m. (1:20 a.m. PT) Nov. 12: USA vs. Algeria, 6:20 p.m. (1:20 a.m. PT) Nov. 13: USA vs. Dominican Republic, 6:20 p.m. (1 a.m. PT)

U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) has selected four setters, five outside hitters, five middle blockers, three opposites and three liberos for the FIVB World Cup preliminary roster. The U.S. coaching staff will trim the roster to14 players who will travel to Japan for the World Cup with the roster becoming finalized at the preliminary inquiry two days before the event starts. Each team can suit 12 players for each World Cup match and can change from one match to the next.

Fourth Round Site A (at Tokyo Yoyogi National Stadium) Nov. 16: USA vs. China, 11 a.m. (6 p.m. PT on Nov. 15) Nov. 17: USA vs. Italy, 3 p.m. (10 p.m. PT on Nov. 16) Nov. 18: USA vs. Japan, 6:20 p.m. (1:20 a.m. PT)

Opposites selected for the preliminary roster are Tayyiba Haneef-Park (Laguna Hills, Calif.), Destinee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) and Nancy Metcalf (Hull, Iowa). Liberos in the mix for the World Cup are Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.), Tamari Miyashiro (Kaneohe, Hawaii) and Stacy Sykora (Burleson, Texas).

The U.S. preliminary roster includes setters include Lindsey Berg (Honolulu), Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.), Nellie Spicer (Barrington, Ill.) and Courtney Thompson (Kent, Wash.). Outside hitters selected to the preliminary roster are Cynthia Barboza (Long Beach, Calif.), Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.), Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.), Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) and Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah). Middle blockers chosen to the preliminary roster are Foluke Akinradewo (Plantation, Fla.), Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.), Christa Harmotto (Hopewell, Pa.), Danielle Scott-Arruda (Baton Rouge, La.) and Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.).

“There’s a lot of good volleyball players on this list,” McCutcheon said. “We feel very fortunate to have this kind of depth in our program.” The roster includes 10 players with Olympic Games experience, while 15 of the 20 preliminary roster players have experience at FIVB World Championship events. The preliminary roster averages 155 national team selections per player. The 2011 FIVB World Cup competition format includes a 12-team tournament field with a round-robin schedule that has each team playing 11 matches over 15 days. Each of the five continental championship winners earned berths into the tournament, along with the four best vice-champions based on world rankings as of Jan. 15. Further, Japan received a spot in the World Cup as the host country, while Italy and Argentina were named wild card teams. “The World Cup is a very demanding event,” McCutcheon said. “We have been working all summer for the opportunity to compete in this tournament, and I think our preparation has been solid. It’s physically demanding because of the schedule, it’s mentally demanding because there’s Olympic qualification on the line – but that’s not a surprise, we prepare for that.” continued on page 7

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2011 U.S. Women’s National Team Preview of FIVB World Cup time is very important. We start with a great opponent in Brazil. We’ll try and play to the best of our ability there, and then we can focus on our next opponent.” UniversalSports.com will provide free video stream coverage (posted seven days after the television broadcast) of all 11 Team USA matches for viewers in the United States and its territories. In addition, tape-delay television broadcasts will be shown on Universal Sports. For additional information, visit www.universalsports. com/volleyball/events/event=US0100738/viewersguide/index.html.

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Team USA will be making its eighth appearance in the FIVB World Cup, missing just the 1985 and 1989 World Cups. The Americans have finished with the bronze medal in each of the past two FIVB World Cup competitions, thus earning spots into the next year’s Olympic Games on the first attempt without going through the Continental Olympic qualification or World Olympic qualification tournaments. For 2011, duplicating the podium finishes at the 2003 and 2007 FIVB World Cups remains the number-one focus while utilizing each and every match to improve overall as the long-term goal.

Team USA opens the FIVB World Cup at Nagano with three key battles to open the tournament. On the first day of the tournament, he Americans will face topranked Brazil on Nov. 4 in a battle among favorites to win the World Cup. The Americans defeated their South American rivals in the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix gold-medal match in August. The first round of competition in Nagano does not get any easier on day two as the U.S. plays No. 5 Serbia, the FIVB World Grand Prix bronze medalist. Serbia won one of three meetings with Team USA at the World Grand Prix this summer. The Americans conclude the first round on Nov. 6 against No. 13 Korea.

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After a travel day on Nov. 7 to Toyama the U.S. returns to the court on Nov. 8 against African zone champion and No. 15 Kenya on Nov. 8. The Americans end their brief stay in Toyama with a Nov. 9 match with European Championship runner-up Germany, ranked No. 9 in the world. Team USA travels to Okayama for the third round, which begins with a Nov. 11 match with No. 20 Argentina. The U.S. faces African Championship runner-up and No. 17 Algeria on Nov. 12 before concluding the third round against NORCECA runner-up and No. 14 Dominican Republic on Nov. 13.

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2011 FIVB World Cup Tournament Field Data Team Qualification Method Brazil South American Champions USA NORCECA Champions Japan Hosts Serbia European Champions China Asia Champions Italy Wild Card Germany European runner-up Korea Asian bronze medalist^ Dominican Republic NORCECA runner-up Kenya African Champions Algeria African runnerup Argentina Wild Card

The FIVB World Cup concludes Nov. 16-18 with two sites in Tokyo. The U.S. challenges No. 6 China on Nov. 16, followed by No. 7 Italy on Nov. 17 and host and No. 4 Japan on Nov. 18. China was the Asian champions. “There are a lot of good teams competing in this World Cup,” McCutcheon said. “So the ability to be good over 7

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2011 U.S. Women’s National Team Preview of FIVB World Cup Using a roster with seven players competing in their first senior-level international tournament, the U.S. finished the Pan American Games with the bronze medal after topping an experienced Dominican Republic team in four sets on Oct. 20. Based on the success over the past two years in the current Olympic quadrennial, McCutcheon sees no added pressure going into the first Olympic Games qualification event.

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“As far as dealing with other people’s expectations, I’m not sure that we worry a whole lot about that,” McCutcheon said. “Obviously we hope to be successful in this event, but all we can control is our preparation and our performance. It’s a lot about us trying to be the best we can be, and playing as well as we can, every time we step on to the floor. What we expect from each other, in terms of our effort and our commitment to this team is significantly more important than the expectations of the outside world. We’ll just try to play the best we can and ultimately we will be either good enough or we won’t be. We want to get to the end of this tournament knowing that we did everything we could do to be successful.” Copyrighted USA Volleyball

Team USA is currently 30-8 (as of Oct. 20) in 2011 with almost all competition coming in four tournaments. Team USA used a mix of veterans and young players at the first two tournaments of the season resulting in a fourth-place finish at the Montreux Volley Masters and the bronze medal at the Pan American Cup. Based on its finish at the Pan American Cup, the U.S. qualified for the 2012 FIVB World Grand Prix next year. In August 2011, the U.S. captured its second consecutive FIVB World Grand Prix title culminating with a win over top-ranked Brazil in three sets. During the tournament, the Americans won 12 of 14 matches with losses to Brazil in the Final Round pool play and to improving Serbia. Like its second match against Brazil, Team USA came back to defeat Serbia in the World Grand Prix semifinals to advance to the gold-medal match. While Destinee Hooker earned the tournament’s most valuable player, the U.S. squad had different players step up in different matches making the championship a true team effort. With little time to celebrate the World Grand Prix victory, the U.S. returned to the gym in preparation for the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship that started about two weeks after leaving the World Grand Prix. Team USA swept through the competition at the NORCECA Championship without dropping a set in the tournament. The Americans defeated Canada and Trinidad & Tobago in pool play, followed by victories over Mexico in the quarterfinals, Cuba in the semifinals and Dominican Republic in the championship match to earn a spot in the FIVB World Cup. Lindsey Berg was tabbed as the Best Setter of the tournament, while Logan Tom earned Best Server. Further, McCutcheon received the Eugenio George Award as the top coach in the tournament.

FIVB Women’s World Cup Medal History Year 1973 1977 1981 1985 1989 1991 1995 1999 2003 2007

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Gold USSR Japan China China Cuba Cuba Cuba Cuba China Italy

Silver Japan Cuba Japan Cuba USSR China Brazil Russia Brazil Brazil

Bronze Korea Korea USSR USSR China USSR China Brazil USA USA

USA FINISH 6th 7th 4th DNP DNP 4th 7th 9th Bronze Bronze

Site Uruguay Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan

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

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

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

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

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

#5 Stacy Sykora Libero * 5-10 Burleson, Texas

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

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

#8 Cynthia Barboza Outside Hitter * 6-0 Long Beach, Calif.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#20 Courtney Thompson Setter * 5-8 Kent, Wash.

Hugh McCutcheon Head Coach

Karch Kiraly Assistant Coach

Paula Weishoff Assistant Coach

Jamie Morrison Assistant Coach

Jill Wosmek Athletic Trainier

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2011 USA Women’s National Team Schedule/Results (30-8) Date Opponent (Record)

Result

City

Pts Leader (*DataVolley)

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

Attend NA NA

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

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NA

Switzerland (Exhibition)

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

Montreux, Switzerland

Kim Glass/Nicole Fawcett - 11

X Women’s Pan American Cup 7/1 Peru W, 25-19, 25-14, 25-14 Juárez, Mexico Nicole Fawcett - 12 520 7/2 Puerto Rico W, 25-17, 25-17, 25-17 Juárez, Mexico Nicole Fawcett - 13 2,500 7/3 Trinidad & Tobago W, 25-11, 25-17, 25-18 Juárez, Mexico K. Glass, Metcalf, Tamas - 9 1,000 7/4 Costa Rica W, 25-20, 25-10, 25-8 Juárez, Mexico Megan Hodge - 14 1,000 7/5 Brazil L, 30-28, 18-25, 19-25, 25-17, 11-15 Juárez, Mexico Megan Hodge - 18 4,076 7/7 Argentina (Quarterfinal) W, 25-13, 25-14, 25-19 Juárez, Mexico Foluke Akinradewo - 14 3,880 7/8 Dominican Republic (Semifinal) L, 25-21, 19-25, 21-25, 21-25 Juárez, Mexico Megan Hodge - 18 5,000 7/9 Cuba (Bronze-Medal) W, 25-21, 25-16, 25-13 Juárez, Mexico Nancy Metcalf - 19 5,112 Pan American Cup Final Standings: Gold - Brazil; Silver - Dominican Republic; Bronze - USA: 4. Cuba; 5. Puerto Rico; 6. Argentina; 7. Canada; 8. Peru; 9. Mexico; 10. Trinidad & Tobago; 11. Costa Rica; 12. Chile FIVB World Grand Prix Preliminary Rounds 8/5 Serbia W, 25-22, 25-20, 23-25, 20-25, 15-10 Luohe, China Foluke Akinradewo - 22 3,580 8/6 Kazakhstan W, 25-15, 25-21, 25-12 Luohe, China Megan Hodge - 15 3,860 8/7 China W, 25-20, 25-17, 25-16 Luohe, China Destinee Hooker - 19 4,580 8/12 Dominican Republic W, 25-22, 25-22, 25-10 Komaki, Japan Destinee Hooker - 15 4,250 8/13 Japan W, 25-22, 25-14, 25-18 Komaki, Japan Destinee Hooker - 19 5,160 8/14 Serbia L, 12-25, 25-17, 23-25, 15-25 Komaki, Japan Foluke Akirnadewo - 13 2,900 8/19 Germany W, 25-10, 25-18, 25-23 Hong Kong Destinee Hooker - 17 5,253 8/20 Italy W, 25-23, 25-19, 25-18 Hong Kong Destinee Hooker - 18 6,591 8/21 Peru W, 25-13, 25-18, 25-15 Hong Kong Megan Hodge - 15 4,413 FIVB World Grand Prix Preliminary Round Standings: 1. Brazil (27, 9-0); 2. USA (23, 8-1); 3. Russia (21, 7-2); 4. Serbia (20, 6-3); 5. Italy (19, 7-2); 6. Japan (18, 6-3); 7. China (17, 6-3); 8. Thailand (15, 5-4); 9. Korea (13, 5-4); 10. Poland (13, 4-5); 11. Cuba (9, 2-7); 12. Dominican Republic (8, 3-6); 13. Germany (7, 2-7); 14. Argentina (4, 2-7); 15. Kazakhstan (2, 0-9); 16. Peru (0, 0-9) FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round 8/24 Japan W, 25-22, 25-17, 25-23 Macau, China Destinee Hooker - 19 900 8/25 Italy W, 25-19, 21-25, 22-25, 25-22, 15-10 Macau, China Destinee Hooker - 34 910 8/26 Brazil L, 25-22, 24-26, 21-25, 20-25 Macau, China Tom - 17 1,900 8/27 Serbia (Semifinals) W, 25-22, 25-20, 25-21 Macau, China Hooker - 20 3,400 8/28 Brazil (Gold-Medal) W, 26-24, 25-20, 25-21 Macau, China Hooker - 16 4,580 FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round Standings: Gold - USA; Silver - Brazi; Bronze - Serbia; 4. Russia; 5. Japan; 6. Thailand; 7. Italy; 8. China; 9. Korea; 10. Poland; 11. Cuba; 12. Dominican Republic; 13. Germany; 14. Argentina; 15. Kazakhstan; 16. Peru NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship 9/13 Canada W, 25-19, 25-19, 25-23 Caguas, Puerto Rico Destinee Hooker - 19 500 9/14 Trinidad & Tobago W, 25-14, 25-16, 25-11 Caguas, Puerto Rico Destinee Hooker - 10 200 9/15 Mexico (Quarterfinal) W, 25-11, 25-8, 25-19 Caguas, Puerto Rico Destinee Hooker - 13 350 9/16 Cuba (Semifinal) W, 25-20, 25-17, 25-13 Caguas, Puerto Rico Destinee Hooker - 18 1,500 9/17 Dominican Republic (Gold) W, 25-15, 25-23, 25-18 Caguas, Puerto Rico Destinee Hooker - 16 1,550 Final NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship Standings: Gold - USA; Silver - Dominican Republic; Bronze - Cuba; 4. Puerto Rico; 5. Mexico; 6. Canada; 7. Trinidad & Tobago; 8. Costa Rica; 9. Panama Pan American Games 10/15 Puerto Rico W, 25-17, 25-18, 25-14 Guadalajara, Mexico Lauren Gibbemeyer - 14 10/16 Peru W, 25-19, 25-15, 25-19 Guadalajara, Mexico Angie Forsett - 14 10/17 Mexico W, 25-14, 25-16, 31-29 Guadalajara, Mexico Alix Klineman - 17 10/19 Cuba (Semifinals) L, 17-25, 16-25, 27-25, 21-25 Guadalajara, Mexico Cynthia Barboza - 15 10/20 Dominican Republic (Bronze) W, 23-25, 25-16, 25-20, 25-19 Guadalajara, Mexico Cynthia Barboza - 23 Final Pan American Games Standings: Gold - Brazil; Silver - Cuba; Bronze - USA; 4. Dominican Republic; 5. Puerto Rico; 6. Peru; 7. Canada; 8. Mexico FIVB World Cup (Nov. 4-18 in Japan) 11/4 Brazil, 6:20 p.m. Local 11/5 Serbia, 3 p.m. Local 11/6 Korea, 6:20 p.m. Local 11/8 Kenya, 11 a.m. Local 11/9 Germany, 6:20 p.m. Local 11/11 Argentina, 6:20 p.m. Local 11/12 Algeria, 6:20 p.m. Local 11/13 Dominican Republic, 6:20 p.m. Local 11/16 China, 11 a.m. Local Time 11/17 Italy, 3 p.m. Local Time 11/18 Japan, 6:20 p.m. Local Time Final FIVB world Cup Standings:

Nagano, Japan Nagano, Japan Nagano, Japan Toyama, Japan Toyama, Japan Okayama, Japan Okayama, Japan Okayama, Japan Tokyo, Japan Tokyo, Japan Tokyo, Japan

* Match leaders are based on DataVolley Statistics and not official P-2 stats.

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3,600 3,000 4,000 3,300 4,000

2011 U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team Stats Name Sets Kills Foluke Akinradewo 84 180 Kayla Banwarth 12 0 Cynthia Barboza 16 62 Lindsey Berg 57 8 Heather Bown 55 93 Keao Burdine 1 3 Alexis Crimes 15 16 Nicole Davis 111 1 Nicole Fawcett 36 89 Angie Forsett 28 67 Lauren Gibbemeyer 17 36 Alisha Glass 70 7 Kim Glass 59 89 Tayyiba Haneef-Park 21 57 Christa Harmotto 20 38 Megan Hodge 47 151 Regan Hood 4 8 Destinee Hooker 60 267 Jessy Jones 17 24 Alix Klineman 6 24 Jordan Larson 101 222 Cassidy Lichtman 16 29 Carli Lloyd 12 6 Nancy Metcalf 26 48 Tamari Miyashiro 31 0 Kristin Richards 18 25 Nellie Spicer 38 7 Jennifer Tamas 58 93 Courtney Thompson 10 2 Logan Tom 48 109 TEAM 132 1,762 Opponent 132 1,588

Kills/ Set 2.14 0.00 3.88 0.14 1.69 3.00 1.07 0.01 2.47 2.39 2.12 0.10 1.51 2.71 1.90 3.21 2.00 4.45 1.41 4.00 2.20 1.81 0.50 1.85 0.00 1.39 0.18 1.60 0.20 2.27 13.35 12.03

2011 U.S. Women’s Results (30-8) Montreux VolleyMasters (Switzerland) June 7: def. Peru 3-1 June 8: def. Switzerland 3-0 (Exhibition) June 9: def. Germany 3-2 June 10: lost China 3-2 June 11: lost to Cuba 3-1 (semifinals) June 12: lost to China 3-1 (bronze-medal) Pan American Cup (Mexico) July 1: def. Peru 3-0 July 2: def. Puerto Rico 3-0 July 3: def. Trinidad & Tobago 3-0 July 4: def. Costa Rica 3-0 July 5: lost to Brazil 3-2 July 7: def. Argentina 3-0 (quarterfinal) July 8: lost to Dominican Republic 3-1 (semifinal) July 9: def. Cuba (bronze-medal) FIVB World Grand Prix Aug. 5: def. Serbia 3-2 (at Luohe, China) Aug. 6: def. Kazakhstan 3-0 (at Luohe, China) Aug. 7: def. China 3-0 (at Luohe, China) Aug. 12: def. Dominican Republic 3-0 (at Komaki, Japan) Aug. 13: def. Japan 3-0 (at Komaki, Japan) Aug. 14: lost to Serbia 3-1 (at Komaki, Japan) Aug. 19: def. Germany 3-0 (at Hong Kong) Aug. 20: def. Italy 3-0 (at Hong Kong) Aug. 21: def. Peru 3-0 (at Hong Kong) FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round (at Macau) Aug. 24: def. Japan 3-0 Aug. 25: def. Italy 3-2 Aug. 26: lost to Brazil 1-3 Aug. 27: def. Serbia 3-0 (semifinals) Aug. 28: def. Brazil 3-0 (gold-medal) NORCECA Continental Championship (Puerto Rico) Sept. 13: def. Canada 3-0 Sept. 14: def. Trinidad & Tobago 3-0 Sept. 15: def. Mexico 3-0 (Quarterfinals) Sept. 16: def. Cuba 3-0 (Semifinals) Sept. 17: def. Dominican Republic 3-0 (Gold) Pan American Games (Mexico) Oct. 15: vs. Puerto Rico, 1 p.m. Oct. 16: vs. Peru, 1 p.m. Oct. 17: vs. Mexico, 7 p.m. Oct. 18: vs. TBA (Quarterfinal) Oct. 19: vs. TBA (Semifinal) Oct. 20: vs. TBA (Final) FIVB World Cup (Japan) Nov. 4: vs. Brazil (at Nagano) Nov. 5: vs. Serbia (at Nagano) Nov. 6: vs. Korea (at Nagano) Nov. 8: vs. Kenya (at Toyama) Nov. 9: vs. Germany (at Toyama) Nov. 11: vs. Argentina (at Okayama) Nov. 12: vs. Algeria (at Okayama) Nov. 13: vs. Dominican Republic (at Okayama) Nov. 16: vs. China (at Tokyo) Nov. 17: vs. Italy (at Tokyo) Nov. 18: vs. Japan (at Tokyo)

Kill PCT 51.0 0.0 38.8 33.3 49.5 37.5 48.5 100.0 38.4 38.7 54.5 35.0 41.8 40.4 57.6 45.6 44.4 45.9 47.1 37.5 34.8 34.9 66.7 57.1 0.0 28.1 63.6 52.0 100.0 38.9 42.6 35.9

Attack Errors 29 0 18 6 25 2 4 0 34 21 8 4 27 27 10 50 4 55 5 13 78 12 0 8 0 16 2 18 0 45 529 810

Total Attack 353 0 160 24 188 8 33 1 232 173 66 20 213 141 66 331 18 582 51 64 638 83 9 84 0 89 11 179 2 280 4,137 4,422

Attack Eff. Aces .428 18 .000 1 .275 0 .083 8 .362 11 .125 0 .364 5 1.000 0 .237 4 .266 1 .424 0 .150 2 .291 10 .213 5 .424 2 .305 11 .222 0 .364 15 .373 1 .172 2 .226 34 .205 4 .667 2 .476 3 .000 0 .101 3 .455 7 .419 9 1.000 5 .229 29 .298 194 .176 82

Aces/ Set Blocks 0.21 70 0.08 0 0.00 6 0.14 10 0.20 27 0.00 1 0.33 10 0.00 0 0.11 20 0.04 23 0.00 24 0.03 14 0.17 13 0.24 13 0.10 11 0.23 16 0.00 1 0.25 28 0.06 20 0.33 3 0.34 44 0.25 7 0.17 6 0.12 8 0.00 0 0.17 1 0.18 3 0.16 22 0.50 3 0.60 15 1.47 419 0.62 238

Blocks/ Sets Digs 0.83 36 0.00 1 0.38 18 0.18 98 0.49 24 1.00 0 0.67 13 0.00 331 0.56 38 0.82 39 1.41 5 0.20 92 0.22 66 0.62 49 0.55 9 0.34 70 0.25 0 0.47 96 1.18 1 0.50 5 0.44 175 0.44 26 0.50 4 0.31 23 0.00 59 0.06 46 0.08 36 0.38 32 0.30 9 0.31 102 3.17 1,503 1.80 1,101

Digs/ Set Points 0.43 268 0.08 0 1.13 68 1.72 26 0.44 131 0.00 4 0.87 31 2.98 1 1.06 113 1.39 91 0.29 60 1.31 23 1.12 112 2.33 75 0.45 51 1.49 178 0.00 9 1.60 310 0.06 45 0.83 29 1.73 300 1.63 40 0.33 14 0.88 59 1.90 0 2.56 29 0.95 17 0.55 124 0.90 10 2.13 153 11.39 2,375 8.34 1,908

Points/ Set 3.19 0.00 4.25 0.46 2.38 4.00 2.07 0.01 3.14 3.25 3.53 0.33 1.90 3.57 2.55 3.79 2.25 5.17 2.65 4.83 2.97 2.50 1.17 2.27 0.00 1.61 0.45 2.14 1.00 3.19 17.99 14.45

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

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2011 USA Women’s National Team Match Capsules U.S. WOMEN’S TRAINING TEAM BLANKS JAPAN GIRLS’ YOUTH TEAM

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

USA..................................25 25 25 Japan Girls’ Youth.............11 20 19

USA..................................25 25 25 Japan Girls’ Youth.............10 12 17

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (March 1, 2011) – The U.S. Women’s National Training Team defeated the Japan Girls’ Youth National Team 25-11, 25-20, 25-19 on March 1 in a friendly exhibition match held at St. Margaret’s Episcopal High School in San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

IRVINE, Calif. (March 2, 2011) – The U.S. Women’s National Training Team defeated the Japan Girls’ Youth National Team 25-10, 25-12, 25-17 on March 2 in a friendly exhibition match held at Concordia University in Irvine, Calif.

Kindra Carlson (Eaton, Colo.) and Becky Perry (Austin, Texas) paced the U.S. with 16 points apiece. Carlson charted 10 kills on 17 attacks as part of a .412 hitting 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 hitting efficiency and 45 kill percent from her setter position. 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 attacks to go with a block for six points. U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach started Hagglund at setter, Carlson at opposite, Perry and Sather at outside hitter, 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 Piggott (Newport Beach, Calif.) entered as subs in the third set. Rounding out the U.S. scoring was Gibbemeyer with five points, Piggott with three points, Benson with two points and Johnson with one point. Banwarth turned in a 54 percent excellent service reception on 13 attempts. Perry was credited with 13 reception attempts. 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 visiting Japan Girls’ Youth National Team to a negative .034 hitting efficiency. The Americans forged a 10-3 block advantage as Japan committed 27 hitting errors to the USA’s eight. The Japan Girls’ Youth National Team did have a 46 percent positive service reception 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. After holding a 16-11 lead at the second technical timeout 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 timeouts and held on for a 25-19 victory.

The U.S. also won yesterday’s exhibition match versus the Japan Girls’ Youth National 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 exhibition. Kindra Carlson (Eaton, Colo.), Becky Perry (Austin, Texas) and Kaitlin Sather (Santa Rosa, Calif.) all scored 11 points in the victory. Sather tallied a team-high 10 kills on 20 errorless attacks to go with a block, while Perry totaled eight kills on 16 errorless attacks 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 attacks 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 (Huntington Beach, Calif.) with two and one point, respectively. U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) started Lloyd at setter, Carlson at opposite, Benson and Gibbemeyer at middle blocker and Perry and Sather at outside hitter. 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 positive reception on a team-high eight attempts, while Sather had a 50 percent positive reception on eight attempts. Banwarth totaled five reception attempts with an 80 percent excellent reception mark. Japan had 10 of its 12 Girls’ Youth National 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 hitting errors on 78 attacks for a .410 hitting efficiency. The Americans held a 7-2 margin in aces, along with a 13-4 advantage in service aces. The Japan Girls’ Youth National Team was limited to a 26 kill percent for the match. The U.S. jumped out to early leads in all three sets, starting with an 8-2 advantage in the first set. The Americans reached the second technical timeout 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 timeouts 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 National Team Match Capsules U.S. WOMEN START MONTREUX WITH WIN OVER PERU

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

USA..................................25 24 25 25 Peru..................................7 26 11 19

USA..................................25 25 25 Switzerland.......................10 14 18

MONTREUX, Switzerland (June 7, 2011) – Tayyiba Haneef-Park (Laguna Hills, Calif.) and Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.) scored 20 and 18 points, respectively, in leading the U.S. Women’s National 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 National 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 exhibition match played Wednesday at Montreux, Switzerland.

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

Outside hitter Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.) and opposite Nicole Fawcett (Zanesfield, Ohio) led the U.S. with 11 points apiece in the U.S.-Switzerland exhibition match. Glass tallied nine kills on 32 attempts with only one error to go with two blocks. She also handled 17 of the team’s 35 service receptions with a 76 positive percent and 65 excellent percent. Fawcett contributed 10 kills on 18 errorless attacks 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 continuing Pool A action 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 classification 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 tie 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 Forsett (Lake Mary, Fla.) totaled 15 points with nine kills and a match-high six blocks despite her 173cm stature. Christa Harmotto added nine points via five kills and four blocks, and Nicole Fawcett (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. Forsett 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 positive percent as a team and its excellent passing rate was 53 percent leading to a 46 kill percent and .342 hitting efficiency. Meanwhile, Peru committed 34 attack errors, converting just 31 percent of its swings into kills with a .046 hitting efficiency.

Courtesy of Olivier Comment/Switzerland

Starting for the U.S. was HaneefPark at opposite, Forsett and Kim Glass at outside hitter, Tamas and Harmotto at middle blocker and Alisha Glass at setter. Davis was the designated libero to start the match. Fawcett 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 hitter Kristin Richards (Orem, Utah) charted seven kills and an ace for eight points, while providing a 75 positive reception percent on eight attempts. Middle blocker Alexis Crimes (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) tallied a match-high five blocks to go with two kills on four errorless swings. Outside hitter Angie Forsett (Lake Mary, Fla.) scored four kills on eight attacks while putting up a block for five points in a reserve role. Middle blocker Foluke Akinradewo (Plantation, Fla.) scored three kills on four errorless attacks and added a block for four points. Outside hitter Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) turned in one kill on as many attempts and two aces for three points in a reserve role. Setter Nellie Spicer (Barrington, Ill.) set the U.S. squad to a 43 kill percent and .381 hitting efficiency. She added a block to round out the individual scoring. Tamari Miyashiro (Kaneohe, Hawaii) charted a 78 positive reception percent on nine attempts, along with five digs. The U.S. held Switzerland to a 30 kill percent as the host country Courtesy of Olivier Comment/Switzerland committed 26 hitting errors for a .057 hitting efficiency. The Americans out-blocked Switzerland 10-2 and held the service ace advantage, 4-1. For the match, Team USA committed just nine errors (four hitting, four service errors and one reception error). As a team, the U.S. received serve at a 77 positive 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 hitter, Fawcett at opposite and Spicer at setter. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) started the match at libero and shared the duties with Miyashiro. Forsett, 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 consecutive 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 after a Richards kill to push the U.S. in front 8-6 at the first technical timeout. After Switzerland quickly tied the set at 8-all, the Americans rolled off seven unanswered points, highlighted by two Fawcett kills and a Kim Glass block and kill leading to a 15-8 advantage. Kim Glass and Forsett scored consecutive kills to yield an 18-9 lead. After Switzerland chipped off two points of the deficit, Forsett scored a kill and block, followed by consecutive Larson aces to give the Americans a 23-11 lead on a 5-0 run. Forsett 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 timeout as Richards connected for two kills in a 6-1 scoring run. After Switzerland cut the deficit down to 18-14, Fawcett 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 National Team Match Capsules AMERICANS HOLD OFF GERMANY IN FIVE-SET THRILLER

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

USA..................................25 22 25 15 16 Germany...........................19 25 23 25 14

USA..................................27 14 25 21 11 China................................25 25 19 25 15

MONTREUX, Switzerland (June 9, 2011) – The U.S. Women’s National 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.

MONTREUX, Switzerland (June 10, 2011) – The U.S. Women’s National 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. (2-0), ranked second in the world by the FIVB, concludes Pool A play versus China (2-0) in a battle 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 classification matches on June 12. The opening set witnessed six lead changes and 11 ties 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 entire 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 battled 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 Fawcett (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 fifth set. Christa Harmotto (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 starting 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 Forsett (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 reception attempts with a 65 positive percent. Davis provided a 67 positive reception percent on 24 attempts, while Larson held a 63 excellent reception percent (70 positive) on 27 attempts. The U.S. held a slim 14-12 advantage in blocks and both teams served five aces. The Americans held a substantial 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 setting of combination of Spicer and Alisha Glass helped the Americans to a 46 kill percent and .296 hitting efficiency with 27 attack errors. The U.S. held Germany to a 38 kill percent and .244 hitting 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 Harmotto at middle blocker, Forsett and Kim Glass at outside hitter, Alisha Glass at setter and Haneef-Park at opposite. Davis was the team’s libero. Larson and Fawcett started the final three sets in place of Forsett and Haneef-Park, respectively. Spicer started the final three sets in place of Alisha Glass. Kristin Richards (Orem, Utah) and Haneef-Park were both subs in the final three sets, while Alisha Glass subbed in the third and fourth sets. Germany had four different players score 16 points in the loss. Christiane Furst total eight kills and a match-high eight blocks to match Regina Burchardt, Margareta Kozuch and Maren Brinker’s 16 points.

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 settling 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 fifth set. The fourth set witnessed 14 ties and seven lead changes. China jumped out to a 7-3 lead in the tiebreaking 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 Kristin 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 Fawcett (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 reception attempts as part of a 51 positive reception percent. Kim Glass totaled 12 digs with 27 receptions. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) tallied 11 digs and 21 receptions. 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 committed 22 errors in the match to China’s 23. According to unofficial DataVolley statistics, both teams converted 40 percent of their attacks for kills. China held a .235 hitting efficiency to the Americans’ .204 hitting efficiency. China received serve at a 60 positive percent compared the U.S. 49 positive 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 hitter, Alisha Glass at setter 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.

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2011 USA Women’s National Team Match Capsules CUBA TOPS TEAM USA IN NORCECA BATTLE IN SWITZERLAND

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

USA..................................18 22 25 24 Cuba.................................25 25 17 26

USA..................................25 13 27 23 China................................16 25 29 25

MONTREUX, Switzerland (June 11, 2011) – The U.S. Women’s National 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 National 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 shooting for a second consecutive 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 dating 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 tie 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 committed seven errors and six different Americans scored between two and four points. The set contained 10 ties 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 committed seven errors and the Chinese put up five blocks in the set. The U.S. battled back from a 19-14 deficit in the third set to tie 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 Kristin 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 Harmotto (Hopewell, Pa.) rounded out the scoring with a point apiece. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) tallied a team-high 17 digs with a 75 positive percent on a team-high 28 service receptions. Richards added 15 digs, followed by HaneefPark’s 14 digs. Larson was credited with a 71 positive reception percent on 14 attempts 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 statistics, Cuba converted 41 percent of its attacks into points for a .254 hitting efficiency with 21 errors, while the U.S. converted 40 percent of its attacks into kills as part of a .214 hitting 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 Harmotto at middle blocker, Forsett and Kim Glass at outside hitter, Alisha Glass at setter and Haneef-Park at opposite. Davis was the team’s libero. Spicer started the final three sets after 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 Fawcett (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 meetings 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 meetings in five grueling sets, and both contests were played at the NORCECA Women’s Continental 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 until 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 Fawcett (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. Kristin 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 receptions. Larson tallied 15 digs to go with a 73 positive reception percent on a team-high 37 chances. Richards added 12 digs and 25 reception attempts with a 60 positive percent. Fawcett 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 addition, China limited its errors to 18, nine of which were service errors, to the Americans’ 26 errors. Both teams converted 37 percent of their attacks for kills, but China held a .288 hitting efficiency with 12 errors to Team USA’s .215 hitting efficiency with 24 attack 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 hitter, Spicer at setter 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 starting China hitters 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 classification 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 fifth place, while Italy and Peru end in a tie for seventh place.

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2011 USA Women’s National Team Match Capsules TEAM USA STARTS PAN AMERICAN CUP WITH SWEEP OVER PERU

U.S. WOMEN TRIPLE UP PUERTO RIC AT PAN AMERICAN CUP

USA..................................25 25 25 Peru..................................20 14 14

USA..................................25 25 25 Puerto Rico.......................17 17 17

JUAREZ, Mexcio (July 1, 2011) - The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Peru 25-20, 25-14, 25-14 on July 1 to open the X Women’s Pan American Cup at Juarez, Mexico.

JUAREZ, Mexico (July 2, 2011) - The U.S. Women’s National Team used a 13-4 block advantage to defeat Puerto Rico 25-17, 25-17, 25-17 on July 2 in a Pool B match during the X Women’s Pan American Cup being held July 1-9 at Juarez, Mexico.

The U.S. Women’s National Team continues Pool B competition on July 2 at 8 p.m. with a match against 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. All Pool B matches will be played at the Universidad Autonoma de Cuidad Juarez or UACJ (www.uacj.mx).

The U.S. improves to 2-0 in the tournament, while Puerto Rico had its record evened at 1-1. Team USA continues Pool B competition on July 3 as it faces Trinidad & Tobago at 6 p.m. followed by Costa Rica on July 4 at 8 p.m. The Americans close out pool play against Brazil, the top-ranked 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).

Team USA held a 16-8 margin during the opening set and held on to win 25-20. The Americans scored the final seven points of the second set to win 25-14 after Peru remained within striking distance for much of the set. The U.S. dominated the last part of the third set breaking an 11-all tie to go on to a 25-14 victory.

The U.S. jumped to a 7-2 lead in the opening set and cruised to the 25-17 victory as it put up seven early blocks. The second set traded the first 18 points before Team USA used a 5-1 scoring run to take a 19-13 advantage and closed out the set 25-17. Like the first two sets, the Americans won the third 25-17 after establishing an 18-11 lead on a 5-1 scoring spurt.

“It was no surprise that Peru gave us challenge, but we were more consistent,” U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. In unofficial DataVolley

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(Zanesfield, Ohio) led the Americans with 12 points via 11 kills on 22 attacks and a block. Foluke Akinradewo (Plantation, Fla.) charted eight kills on 13 errorless attempts to go along with a match-high three blocks. Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) chipped in seven kills and a block, while Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.) scored all seven of her points in the first set via six kills on 10 attacks and a block.

Nicole Fawcett (Zanesfield, Ohio) led the Americans with 13 points with eight kills, four blocks and an ace. Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.) tallied seven kills and an ace for eight points, while Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) contributed six kills and two blocks for eight points. Foluke Akinradewo (Plantation, Fla.) was credited with four kills, two blocks and an ace for seven points. Jen Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.) tacked on six kills and a block for seven points. Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) tallied four blocks and an ace for five points. “Puerto Rico is a great opponent,” said Tamas, who is serving as the U.S. team captain. “We had long rallies, but we fulfilled our game plan and I’m very proud of my team for the victory.”

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Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.) pocketed five kills on 10 errorless attacks with the Americans’ only ace for six points. Jen Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.) added four kills on eight errorless attacks with a block. Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) recorded two kills on two attempts and a block, while Nancy Metcalf (Hull, Iowa) rounded out the scoring with a kill.

Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) started Tamas and Akinradewo at middle blocker, Larson and Hodge at outside hitter, Fawcett opposite and Alisha Glass at setter. Davis was the libero for the match. Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.) was a sub in the first set as the only other substitution McCutcheon made in the match.

“I’m proud of my team,” said Tamas, who is serving as the team captain. “It was difficult to adjust to the air in the gym, but we just had to stick to the basics: serve and pass, and it all went well.”

“I’m happy with my team,” McCutcheon said. “It was a real good match and we knew that Puerto Rico was going to battle, but maybe their errors in the service made the difference.”

Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) and Larson each tallied eight digs each as the Americans held a 32-24 margin in the category. McCutcheon started Tamas and Akinradewo at middle blocker, Larson and Hodge at outside hitter, Fawcett opposite and Alisha Glass at setter. Davis was the libero for the match. Kim Glass replaced Hodge in the second and third sets. Nellie Spicer (Barrington, Ill.) and Metcalf were subs in the third set. The U.S. converted 50 percent of its attacks into kills with a .409 hitting efficiency (44-8-88). The Americans out-blocked Peru 8-6 as both teams served an ace. Peru converted just 29 percent of its attacks for points and managed a .081 hitting efficiency. Team USA passed at a 65 positive percent on 40 service receptions. Carla Ortiz led Peru with eight points, followed by seven points each from Patricia Soto and Yulissa Zamudio Ore.

Hodge totaled 16 reception attempts with a 75 positive percent to go with five digs. Larson tallied six digs and 13 reception attempts with a 69 positive percent. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) contributed a team-high 10 digs while Alisha Glass added nine.

In addition to out-blocking Puerto Rico, the U.S. held a 4-0 advantage in aces. Puerto Rico managed a 36-31 margin in kills, but committed 27 errors in the three sets to the Americans’ 11. While the U.S. converted just 36 percent of its attacks into points, it committed just five hitting errors for a.302 hitting efficiency. Puerto Rico converted 33 percent of its attacks for points, for committed 25 attack errors along the way for a .100 hitting efficiency. Both teams totaled 33 digs on the night. Sarai Alvarez tallied 10 points to pace Puerto Rico as eight different players scored at least three points.

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2011 USA Women’s National Team Match Capsules AMERICANS BLANK TRINIDAD & TOBAGO AT PAN AMERICAN CUP

U.S. WOMEN DOMINATE COSTA RICA SETTING UP SHOWDOWN WITH BRAZIL

USA..................................25 25 25 Trinidad & Tobago.............11 17 18

USA..................................25 25 25 Costa Rica.........................20 10 8

JUAREZ, Mexico (July 3, 2011) - The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Trinidad & Tobago 25-11, 25-17, 25-18 on July 3 in a Pool B match during the X Women’s Pan American Cup being held July 1-9 at Juarez, Mexico.

JUAREZ, Mexico (July 4, 2011) - After a slow start, the U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Costa Rica 25-20, 25-10, 25-8 on July 4 to remain undefeated at the X Women’s Pan American Cup at Juarez, Mexico.

The U.S. improves to 3-0 in the tournament, while Trinidad & Tobago falls to 0-3. Team USA continues Pool B competition on July 4 versus Costa Rica at 8 p.m. Mountain Time. The Americans close out pool play against Brazil, the top-ranked team in the world, on July 5 at 8 p.m. MT. All Pool B matches will be played at the Universidad Autonoma de Cuidad Juarez or UACJ (www.uacj.mx).

The U.S. improves to 4-0 in the tournament, while Costa Rica falls to 0-4. Team USA concludes Pool B competition on July 5 against top-ranked and undefeated Brazil at 8 p.m. Mountain Time. All Pool B matches are being played at the Universidad Autonoma de Cuidad Juarez or UACJ (www.uacj.mx). The top team in Pool B will advance directly to the semifinals on July 8, while the second and third place teams will compete in the quarterfinal round on July 7. The tournament concludes with the medal and final classification matches on July 9.

The U.S. scored the first four points of the opening set and cruised to a 25-11 victory as Trinidad & Tobago had 14 errors in the set in addition to three aces by the Americans. Team USA jumped to a 7-0 lead in the second set and cruised to a 25-17 victory with five blocks in the set. Trinidad & Tobago stayed close in the third set, but the Americans managed to keep a safe distance in the 25-18 victory. With five different starters in the U.S. lineup from the first two matches of the Pan American Cup, the lone returning starter of Jen Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.) led the Americans with 10 points versus Trinidad & Tobago. She tallied six kills on nine swings, two blocks and two aces. Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.) added seven kills on 18 attacks and two aces for nine points, while Nancy Metcalf (Hull, Iowa) notched six kills on 13 attacks, two blocks and an ace for nine points. Christa Harmotto (Hopewell, Pa.) charted five kills and a match-high four blocks for nine points.

The U.S. led 16-12 in the opening set, but needed to score six of the final eight points to gather a 25-20 victory. The Americans opened up an 8-2 lead in the second set and cruised to a 25-10 victory. Team USA’s serve put pressure on Costa Rica in the third set as it opened to a quick 7-2 lead and finished out the match with a 25-8 victory. “The first set wasn’t as smooth as it should have been, but we executed well,” said U.S. captain Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.).

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Angie Forsett (Lake Mary, Fla.) tallied five kills, while Nellie Spicer (Barrington, Ill.) chipped in three aces and a kill for four points. Nicole Fawcett (Zanesfield, Ohio) rounded out the scoring with a block. Forsett led the Americans in digs with six, while Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) tallied five digs to go with 21 of the team’s 34 service receptions with a 71 positive percent. As a team, the U.S. turned in a 71 positive service reception percent helping it to a 46 kill percent and .338 hitting efficiency with only eight errors. Trinidad & Tobago converted just 39 percent of its attacks into points with a .130 hitting efficiency.

Foluke Akinradewo (Plantation, Fla.) added two kills and two blocks for four points, which Nancy Metcalf (Hull, Iowa) matched with three kills and a block. Christa Harmotto (Hopewell, Pa.) tacked on three kills, while Angie Forsett (Lake Mary, Fla.) and Nellie Spicer (Barrington, Ill.) each recorded two points.

Angie Forsett (Lake Mary, Fla.) tallied five kills, while Nellie Spicer (Barrington, Ill.) chipped in three aces and a kill for four points. Nicole Fawcett (Zanesfield, Ohio) rounded out the scoring with a block. Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) and Fawcett were used as double-switches in the first two sets. The U.S. out-blocked Trinidad & Tobago 9-5 and held an 8-1 advantage in aces. The Americans held a slim 30-29 margin in kills, but Trinidad & Tobago committed 28 errors in the match to Team USA’s 11. The U.S. totaled 16 digs in the match to Trinidad & Tobago’s 14. Channon Thompson led Trinidad & Tobago with 12 points, while Krystle Esdelle and Kelly-Anne Billingy added seven points apiece.

Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.) led the Americans with 14 points on 13 kills via 18 attempts and an ace in just two sets of action. Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) added eight kills, three blocks and two aces for 13 points. Nicole Fawcett (Zanesfield, Ohio) charted five kills and three blocks, while Tamas turned in three kills and two aces for five points.

“It was good that the athletes had to deal with adversities during the first set figuring out how to solve them and catch up with the rhythm of the game.” US. Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon said. Hodge held a 79 positive service reception on a team-leading 14 chances, while Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) produced a 70 positive recepton percent on 10 attempts. Larson, Alisha Glass and Davis all had six digs to lead the team in the category. McCutcheon started Tamas and Akinradewo at middle blocker, Hodge and Larson at outside hitter, Fawcett opposite and Alisha Glass at setter. Davis was the libero for the match. Harmotto, Metcalf and Kim Glass all came off the bench to start the third set. Forsett and Spicer were subs in the third set.

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The U.S., which converted 52 percent of its 81 attack attempts into points with a .407 hitting efficiency, held a dominating 41-15 advantage in kills to offset its own 20 errors. The Americans also held a 10-2 margin in blocks and 7-1 advantage in aces. Costa Rica was limited to .052 hitting efficiency and 21 kill percent. The U.S. held a 74 percent positive service reception for the match. The Americans out-dug Costa Rica 28-20 in the match. “We must concentrate on the basics because the little things will make a difference,” Tamas said in regards to Team USA’s final pool match against Brazil. “Matches with Brazil are always good,” McCutcheon added in regards to the upcoming match with top-ranked Brazil. Mariela Quesada led Costa Rica with six points, while Karen Cope added five points in the loss.

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2011 USA Women’s National Team Match Capsules U.S. WOMEN EDGED BY BRAZIL IN PAN AMERICAN CUP POOL FINALE

U.S. WOMEN SHUT OUT ARGENTINA, QUALIFY FOR 2012 WORLD GRAND PRIX

USA..................................30 18 19 25 11 Brazil................................28 25 25 17 15

USA..................................25 25 25 Argentina..........................13 14 19

JUAREZ, Mexico (July 5, 2011) - In a battle of the world’s top two ranked volleyball teams, the U.S. Women’s National Team lost to top-ranked Brazil 28-30, 25-18, 25-19, 17-25, 15-11 in a marathon battle on July 5, the final day of Pool B at the X Women’s Pan American Cup at Juarez, Mexico.

JUAREZ, Mexico (July 7, 2011) - The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Argentina 25-13, 25-14, 25-19 with a 12-3 block advantage during the quarterfinal round of the X Women’s Pan American Cup on July 7 at Juarez, Mexico.

Both teams entered the match with 4-0 records through the first four days of roundrobin pool play. As the winner of Pool B, Brazil advances directly the semifinal round that takes place on July 8, as will Pool A winner Dominican Republic. After an off-day on Wednesday, the Americans will have a quarterfinal match on Thursday against Argentina, which finished third in Pool A. The tournament concludes on July 9 with the medal rounds and final classification matches. The U.S. battled back from an early 6-2 lead in the opening set, taking its first lead at 24-23. After saving a set point at 26-25, the Americans finished the set on its fifth opportunity at 30-28. After five lead changes and seven ties in the second set, Brazil broke a 14-all tie with an 11-4 run to end the set with a 25-18 victory. Despite four lead changes and 11 ties in the third set, Brazil’s 8-1 run after trailing 15-14 defined its 25-19 victory. Team USA used a 7-1 scoring run in the fourth set to take a 10-6 advantage and controlled the rest of the period for a 25-17 victory. In the tiebreaking set, Brazil jumped to a 5-1 lead and pushed to a 12-7 advantage only needing to score the final three points to hold a 15-11 victory. “I know that both teams will learn from today’s match,” U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “We had a great effort. USA is improving and there´s still much ahead in the tournament.” All five U.S. starting hitters scored at least 11 points in the match, led by Megan Hodge’s (Durham, N.C.) 18 points all on kills. Foluke Akinradewo (Plantation, Fla.) chipped in 11 kills, a team-high five blocks and an ace for 17 points. Nicole Fawcett (Zanesfield, Ohio) contributed 10 kills and five blocks for 15 points, while Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) charted 12 kills and a block for 13 points. Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.) recorded nine kills and two blocks for 11 points. Nancy Metcalf (Hull, Iowa) added three kills, while Nellie Spicer (Barrington, Ill.) was credited with a block and ace for two points.

The Americans, which finished second in Pool B with a 4-1 record, will meet with Pool A winner Dominican Republic in the second semifinal on Friday at 8 p.m. Mountain Time. Last year the U.S. and Dominican Republic met each in the Pan American Cup semifinals as well with the Dominican Republic winning in four sets. Team USA went on to win the bronze medal at the 2010 Pan American Cup. Pool B winner Brazil will face Cuba, which topped Puerto Rico 26-24, 25-19, 25-14 earlier Thursday in the other quarterfinal match, in the first semifinal contest at 6 p.m. MT on Friday. The tournament concludes on Saturday with the medal rounds and final classification matches. By reaching the semifinals, the U.S. assured itself of qualification into the 2012 FIVB World Grand Prix. The top four NORCECA teams, Brazil and the top South American team other than Brazil in the final Pan American Cup standings earn berths into next year’s World Grand Prix. The U.S. raced out to a 10-2 lead in the opening set and allowed Argentina to score on its serve just twice for a 25-13 victory as the Americans put up seven blocks. After falling behind 7-4 in the second set, Team USA put together a 12-1 scoring run to take a 16-8 advantage en route to a 25-14 victory. The U.S. used an 8-2 scoring run in the third set to overcome an early 4-0 deficit in finishing off the match with a 25-19 victory. “I am very happy with the qualification to the Grand Prix because that was our main goal,” U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “We made some changes after the match against Brazil and things were better for us. I agree with our captain that blocking and defense were the keys for us tonight.”

Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) picked up 11 digs in the match and provided a 74 percent positive service reception on 19 attempts. Larson added 10 digs and 51 of the team’s 98 service receptions as part of a 78 positive service reception. “Another tough match against Brazil, my congratulations to them,” said Tamas, the U.S. captain. “We did well today and I´m proud of my team.” McCutcheon started Tamas and Akinradewo at middle blocker, Hodge and Larson at outside hitter, Fawcett opposite and Alisha Glass at setter. Davis was the libero for the match. Brazil converted 40 percent of its attacks into points as part of a .219 hitting efficiency. The U.S. converted 36 percent of its attacks for a .206 hitting efficiency. The Americans passed at a 76 positive percent on 98 service attempts, while Brazil managed a 69 positive percent on 90 serve receive chances. Brazil held a 17-14 advantage in blocks and 48-44 margin in digs as both teams served two aces. The Americans committed 29 errors in the match to the Brazilians 24. The U.S. led in kills 63-62. Sheila Castro sparked Brazil with a match-high 31 points with 29 kills and two blocks. Thaisa Menezes added 16 points, including five blocks. Fabiana Claudino recorded nine kills and four blocks for 13 points.

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Foluke Akinradewo (Plantation, Fla.) tallied nine kills on 11 errorless attacks and a match-high six blocks to lead the Americans with 15 points despite playing just the first two sets. Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.) charted 10 points with nine kills on 20 swings and a block. Nicole Fawcett (Zanesfield, Ohio) totaled five kills and two blocks for seven points, while captain Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.) charted four kills, an ace and a block for six points. Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) scored all six of her points on kills in just the first two sets, while Nancy Metcalf (Hull, Iowa) added five points with four kills and a block. Christa Harmotto (Hopewell, Pa.) contributed three kills and Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.) served two aces with an ace for three points. Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) rounded out the scoring with a block.

“It was a nice match,” Tamas said. “Argentina has great servers and it made hard for us to receive. Fortunately our block and defense were there and that was the difference.” Hodge accepted 19 of the team’s 37 serve receive chances with a 58 positive percent. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) held a 100 positive percent on serve receive while add a team-high 11 digs according to unofficial team DataVolley stats. Team USA held a 36-25 margin in digs and limited Argentina to a 25 kill percent and .058 hitting efficiency. McCutcheon started Tamas and Akinradewo at middle blocker, Hodge and Larson at outside hitter, Fawcett opposite and Alisha Glass at setter. Davis was the libero for the match. Harmotto started the third set in place of Akinradewo, while Kim Glass started the third set for Larson. Metcalf and Nellie Spicer (Barrington, Ill.) subbed into the match in all three sets. Angie Forsett (Lake Mary, Fla.) was a sub in the third set. Team USA converted 48 percent of its attacks into points with a .361 hitting efficiency. The Americans held a 41-25 kill advantage and a slim 3-2 margin in aces to go along its blocking difference. The U.S. benefited from 19 Argentina errors while committing just 16 of its own.

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Lucia Fresco led Argentina with 10 kills, while Georgina Pinedo added six points in the loss.

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2011 USA Women’s National Team Match Capsules AMERICANS FALL TO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC IN PAN AM CUP SEMIFINAL

U.S. WOMEN CAPTURE PAN AMERICAN CUP BRONZE WITH SWEEP OF CUBA

USA..................................25 19 21 21 Dominican Republic..........21 25 25 25

USA..................................25 25 25 Cuba.................................21 16 13

JUAREZ, Mexico (July 8, 2011) - The U.S. Women’s National Team lost to Dominican Republic 21-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-21 in the semifinal round of the X Women’s Pan American Cup on July 8 at Juarez, Mexico.

JUAREZ, Mexico (July 9, 2011) - Nancy Metcalf (Hull, Iowa) scored a match-high 18 points in leading the U.S. Women’s National Team to a 25-21, 25-16, 25-13 victory over Cuba on July 9 in the bronze-medal match of the X Women’s Pan American Cup at Juarez, Mexico.

The U.S. will face Cuba in the bronze-medal match on Saturday at 6 p.m. Mountain Time. Cuba lost to Brazil 25-19, 25-14, 26-28, 25-15 in Friday’s other semifinal match. Team USA has already met Cuba once in 2011, a four-set loss in the Montreux Volley Masters semifinal round held in June. Despite the loss, the U.S. has already reached one of its primary objectives of the tournament – berth into the 2012 FIVB World Grand Prix. By reaching the semifinals, the U.S. assured itself of qualification into the 2012 FIVB World Grand Prix. The top four NORCECA teams, Brazil and the top South American team other than Brazil in the final Pan American Cup standings earn berths into next year’s World Grand Prix. In last year’s Pan American Cup semifinal, Dominican Republic defeated the U.S. in four sets as well and went on to win the gold medal. The Americans finished the 2010 Pan American Cup with the bronze medal after sweeping Cuba in the third-place match.

Top-ranked Brazil will face Dominican Republic, which defeated the Americans Friday night in the semifinals, later tonight in the gold-medal match. In last year’s Pan American Cup semifinal, Dominican Republic defeated the U.S. in four sets as well and went on to win the gold medal. The Americans finished the 2010 Pan American Cup with the bronze medal after sweeping Cuba in the third-place match. The U.S. reached one of its primary objectives of the tournament – berth into the 2012 FIVB World Grand Prix. By reaching the semifinals, the U.S. assured itself of qualification into the 2012 FIVB World Grand Prix. The top four NORCECA teams, Brazil and the top South American team other than Brazil in the final Pan American Cup standings earn berths into next year’s World Grand Prix. The U.S. used a 3-0 run to break an early 4-all tie in the opening set, but its second 3-0 run of the set after Cuba crawled back to within one led to a 20-16 advantage en route to a 25-21 victory. Team USA rallied from an 8-6 deficit in the second set with a 10-2 scoring run to take a 16-10 advantage, the pressed forward to a 25-16 victory. The Americans, with only six errors through the first two sets, served four aces in the second set alone to create pressure on the Cuba service reception. The U.S. picked up a 4-1 lead in the third set and gained a commanding advantage at 10-4 in pushing through to a 25-13 victory.

The U.S. grabbed an early 5-1 advantage in the opening set and never allowed Dominican Republic closer than two points in closing to a25-21 victory. The Americans held a 4-0 block advantage in the opening set to offset their seven errors. However, the U.S. was unable to control the late stages of the final three sets as the victors created lengthy scoring runs in the end. Dominican Republic broke an 18-all tie in the second set by scoring seven of the final eight points for a 25-19 victory. The U.S. rallied from a 10-5 deficit in the third set to tie the score at 10-all, then came back from a 17-14 deficit to knot the score at 17-all. However, Dominican Republic notched the final four points of the set for a 25-21 victory. After trailing 16-15 in the fourth set, Dominican Republic used an 8-1 run en route to a 25-21 victory. Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.) led the U.S. with 19 points with 17 kills and two blocks. Foluke Akinradewo (Plantation, Fla.) charted 13 kills, a block and an ace for 15 points. Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) totaled nine kills, two blocks and two aces for 13 points. Nicole Fawcett (Zanesfield, Ohio) managed eight kills, two blocks and an ace for 11 points. Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.) recorded six kills and three blocks for nine points. Nancy Metcalf (Hull, Iowa) and Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) rounded out the scoring with a point each. The U.S. received serve at a 76 positive percent, including a 79 positive percent from Hodge Courtesy of NORCECA on a team-high 34 chances. Nicole Davis added 28 service receptions with a 71 positive percent to go with nine digs. Alisha Glass added a team-high 10 digs in the match. Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) started Tamas and Akinradewo at middle blocker, Hodge and Larson at outside hitter, Fawcett opposite and Alisha Glass at setter. Davis was the libero for the match. Metcalf and Nellie Spicer (Barrington, Ill.) started the third set, but were replaced by the match starters Fawcett and Alisha Glass later in the set. Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.) was a sub in the last three sets. The U.S., which converted 40 percent of its attacks as part of a .240 hitting efficiency, held a 12-4 margin in blocks and both teams recorded four aces. Dominican Republic, with a 47 kill percent and .315 hitting efficiency, built a 60-53 advantage in kills and benefited from 22 American errors to its own 17. Dominican Republic also held a 42-36 advantage in digs. Prisilla Rivera led Dominican Republic with 25 points via 22 kills, two blocks and an ace, while Bethania De La Cruz chipped in 17 points.

“I am pretty glad of Nancy Metcalf’s performance,” U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “She had some offensive momentums during Courtesy of NORCECA the match. We have learned valuable lessons in this tournament and our main goal was our qualification to next year’s World Grand Prix.” Earlier in 2011, Cuba defeated Team USA in four sets during the Montreux Volley Masters semifinal round held in June. Metcalf, who had started just one other match during the Pan American Cup that started July 1, tallied 15 kills on 22 swings, two aces and a block for her 18 points. The American middle blockers combined for 24 points in the victory. Foluke Akinradewo (Plantation, Fla.) totaled 11 kills on 14 errorless attacks and two blocks for 13 points, while captain Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.) contributed seven kills on 10 attacks and a match-high four blocks for 11 points. Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.) added nine points all on kills in the victory, while Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) provided five kills, two blocks and an ace for eight points. Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.) rounded out the scoring with an ace. Larson totaled a team-high eight digs with 17 of the team’s 43 service receptions without an error, while Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) added five digs. Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) provided 13 assists in the victory. Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) started Tamas and Akinradewo at middle blocker, Hodge and Larson at outside hitter, Metcalf opposite and Alisha Glass at setter. Davis was the libero for the match. Kim Glass was a serving sub in all three sets. Team USA converted 59.5 percent of its attacks for kills as part of a .481 hitting efficiency. The U.S. limited its errors to eight for the entire match while holding a 47-35 advantage in kills and 9-6 margin in blocks. The Americans totaled four aces in the match to the Cubans’ one, while holding a commanding 22-8 margin in digs. Team USA benefited from 15 Cuba errors in the match. Cuba converted 38.4 percent of its attacks with a .253 hitting efficiency. Kenia Carcace lead Cuba with 16 points, while no other teammate scored more than seven points in the loss.

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

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

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

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

Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) registered three digs in the match, according to the official FIVB stats. Hodge tallied five excellent service receptions and Berg provided 34 assists on 107 set attempts. “Serbia is a good team,” U.S. Women’s National Team captain Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.) said. “It was a tough match with Serbia. I hope this victory goes on.” Team USA held advantages in kills (57-51), blocks (16-11) and aces (8-5). However, Serbia was aided by 34 American errors, 22 of which came in the third and fourth sets. McCutcheon started Hodge and Larson at outside hitter, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at setter. Davis was the libero for the match. Tamari Miyashiro (Kaneohe, Hawaii) was a back-row sub in all four sets for Hodge. Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) and Nancy Metcalf (Hull, Iowa) were used in a double switch in the fourth set.

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

Serbia’s Sanja Malagurski led all scorers with 22 points on 17 kills, three blocks and two aces. Milena Rasic added 15 points in the loss, while Jovana Brakocevic and Britzitka Molnar tallied 10 points each.

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

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1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 25 25 KAZ 15 21 12 U.S. Women Serve Kazakhstan 3-0 Loss LUOHE, China (Aug. 6, 2011) - The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team served 15 aces in defeating Kazakhstan 25-15, 25-21, 25-12 on Aug. 6 during the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix first preliminary weekend held at Luohe, China. The U.S. bolted to a 17-4 advantage capped by an 8-0 run in the opening set and cruised to the 25-15 victory with four aces in the set. The second set was tight until the end before the Americans scored six of the final eight points for a 25-21 victory that included six aces and four blocks for the U.S. Team USA controlled the third set jumping to leads of 4-0 and 13-4 en route to a 25-12 victory, benefiting from five aces in the set.

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

“I am happy to win,” U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “We improved from last night. Kazakhstan made some adjustment in the second set, and gave a lot pressure on us. I am glad we were able to respond. Our serving helped us a lot.”

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

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

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

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

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1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 25 25 CHN 20 17 16 U.S. Women Cruise Past Host China 3-0 LUOHE, China (Aug. 7, 2011) - The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team dominated China 25-20, 25-17, 25-16 on Aug. 7 during the FIVB World Grand Prix’s Pool D preliminary weekend held in Luohe, China. The Americans have now won 14 consecutive FIVB World Grand Prix matches counting the final 11 victories in last year’s event. The U.S. started the opening set with an 8-3 advantage, only to have China rally to tie the set at 9-all. However, the Americans answered with a 8-3 scoring run to establish a 17-12 advantage en route to a 25-20 victory in the first set. Team USA built a 9-1 lead in the second set with four kills and an ace in the first 10 points and stretched the lead to as much as 12 points at 19-7 before closing the set at 25-17. The U.S. started the third set with a 4-0 advantage and reached a double-digit lead at 17-7 and cruised to the 25-16 victory.

Megan Hodge (left) takes advantage of a poor China pass to the set and hammers back the overpass. (FIVB photo)

“I am happy with our performance today,” U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “We improved every match and this is our best game in this round. Now we focus on Japan. We will immediately prepare for the next round in Japan.” Destinee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) led the U.S. with 18 points with 15 kills on 24 errorless attacks and three blocks. Foluke Akinradewo (Plantation, Fla.) charted 13 points with seven kills on 13 swings, four blocks and two aces. Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.) totaled eight kills, two aces and two blocks for 12 points. Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) contributed eight kills on 12 attacks and two blocks for 10 points. Jordan Larson scored four kills, three aces and a block for eight points. Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) rounded out the scoring with an ace. Berg provided 17 assists on 54 total attempts leading to a 46.7 team kill percent and .378 hitting efficiency. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) handed 15 of the team’s 43 dig attempts and totaled 10 service reception attempts. Hodge took 22 of the team’s 48 service receptions with only one error.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jordan Larson goes up for a block against Japan. (FIVB photo) 29

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lindsey Berg sets versus Serbia. (FIVB photo)

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

Foluke Akinradewo celebrates a point. (FIVB photo)

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

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Logan Tom passes against Germany (FIVB photo)

Hugh McCutcheon talks with Foluke Akinradewo. (FIVB photo)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jordan Larson is all smiles after the U.S. wins a key point against Japan. (FIVB photo)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Destinee Hooker (19), Heather Bown (7) and Jordan Larson (11) reject a Brazilian attack. (FIVB photo)

Lindsey Berg sets Foluke Akinradewo. (FIVB photo)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Team USA celebrates the championship point. (FIVB photo)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 25 25 CAN 19 19 23 U.S. Women Trip Canada in NORCECA Opener

The U.S. Women’s National Team during the National Anthem. (Photo copyrighted by USA Volleyball)

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico (Sept. 13, 2011) – The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team defeated Canada 25-19, 25-19, 25-23 on Sept. 13 during Pool B of the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship being held Sept. 12-17 in Caguas, Puerto Rico. The U.S. broke a 7-7 tie in the opening set with three unanswered points and stretched the lead to 22-14 before holding off Canada 25-19 down the stretch. In the second set, the Americans rebounded from an 8-6 deficit with a 5-0 run and built a seven-point cushion at 21-14. Canada made the set interesting by closing to within three at 21-18 before the U.S. was able to finish the set at 25-19. Canada recovered from a 3-0 deficit in the third set and took an 8-6 lead into the technical timeout, only to have the Americans cruise to a 19-10 advantage on a 13-2 run. Canada did not go away quietly as it scored eight unanswered points to move to within one at 23-22 before the U.S. could side-out to the 25-23 victory. “I thought Canada played a good match,” U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon said. “I thought we were good in a couple phases of the game. Offensively, we could have been cleaner at the net. It was an okay start to the tournament, but we need to be better tomorrow.” The U.S. was led by Destinee Hooker’s (San Antonio, Texas) 18 points on 16 kills via 34 attacks and two blocks. Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) tallied 10 points with seven kills on 25 attacks and three aces, while Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) charted 10 points on six kills via 10 swings, two blocks and two aces. Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) collected eight kills and a block for nine points, followed by Foluke Akinradewo’s (Plantation, Fla.) eight points all on kills. Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) rounded out the scoring with an ace.

(Left Photo) Destinee Hooker (left) and Heather Bown (right) stop a Canada attack. (Right Photo) Foluke Akinradewo (left) and Logan Tom (right) stop another attack. (Photos copyrighted by USA volleyball)

Berg was credited with 24 assists on 86 attempts as the Americans converted 45 of 112 attacks for a 40.2 percent. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) contributed a match-high 14 digs, while Hooker added seven digs. Larson charted 18 excellent receptions on 25 attempts, while Tom recorded 11 excellent receptions on 22 attempts. The U.S. limited Canada to a 29.7 kill percent for the match and held a 35-28 margin in digs. “I think we can come away from today’s match happy with our servereceive,” U.S. captain Jennifer Tamas said. “I hope we can improve in all facets of our game as we go along in the tournament.”

(Left) Logan Tom attacks versus Canada. (Right) Nicole Davis passes against Canada. (Photos copyrighted by USA Volleyball)

“We allowed Canada to come back in all three sets to make the score closer, but a win is a win,” Berg said. “Tomorrow against Trinidad & Tobago will be a different match. It is always harder to set our rhythm against a team that is not as strong, but that will be something we have to work on. Our goal will be to get in-and-out as quickly as possible.” Canada out-blocked the Americans 11-5 to offset the Team USA 45-33 advantage in kills. The U.S. held a 6-1 margin in aces and committed three fewer errors at 19-16. McCutcheon started Tom and Larson at outside hitter, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at setter. Davis was the designated libero for the match. Sarah Pavan led Canada with 17 points with 15 kills, a block and ace. Marisa Field added eight points in the loss, including a match-high four blocks. Jordan Larson and Heather Bown block Canada’s attack. (Photo copyrighted by USA Volleyball)

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Heather Bown attacks against Canada (Photo copyrighted by USA Volleyball/Bill Kauffman) 53

1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 25 25 TRI 14 16 11 U.S. Women Overwhelm Trinidad & Tobago CAGUAS, Puerto Rico (Sept. 14, 2011) – The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team overwhelmed Trinidad & Tobago 25-14, 25-16, 25-11 on Sept. 14 to conclude Pool B of the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship being held Sept. 12-17 in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Trinidad & Tobago stayed close in the first set and held a 7-6 advantage until the Americans caught fire and scored 19 of the final 26 points. In the second set, Trinidad & Tobago went into the first technical timeout with an 8-6 advantage before the U.S. stormed back and controlled the rest of the set for a 25-16 victory. Team USA claimed a 25-11 victory in the third set with two different starters from the opening set.

(Left) Foluke Akinradewo slams the Molten ball over the Trinidad & Tobago defense. (Right) Destinee Hooker attacks without a defender in front of her. (Photos copyrighted by USA Volleyball)

“I was very happy with our team’s performance, and both teams played hard,” U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “I think it is important to respect the game by always playing hard. I thought we improved from yesterday and were pretty clean (in terms of errors). Trinidad & Tobago put up a nice block against us.” The U.S. had 10 of its 12 players score during the match highlighted by Destinee Hooker’s (San Antonio, Texas) 10 points on eight kills, one block and one ace. Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) added nine points with eight kills and a block in two sets of action. Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.) totaled six kills for all her points with just one set start. Foluke Akinradewo (Plantation, Fla.) chipped in three kills and three blocks for six points.

Heather Bown (7) and Lindsey Berg (4) form a blocking wall against Trinidad & Tobago. (Photo copyrighted by USA volleyball)

Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) provided Team USA with five points with three kills and two aces. Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) collected three kills, while Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.) pocketed two kills and a block for three points. Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.) recorded two kills and an ace for three points. Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) scored two blocks and Nancy Metcalf (Hull, Iowa) rounded out the scoring with a kill. Berg set the U.S. to a 45.6 kill percent with 20 assists, which led to a .418 hitting efficiency (36-3-79). Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) charted a teamhigh nine digs for the Americans, while Tom tallied 11 of the squad’s 20 excellent receptions. “I thought Trinidad & Tobago played a nice match,” said Tamas, the U.S. captain. “They are a very physical team.” The U.S. limited its mistakes to eight for the entire match and held advantages in kills (36-28), blocks (8-5) and aces (4-0). Meanwhile, Trinidad & Tobago committed 27 errors in the match as it connected for just 36.4 percent of its attacks with a .194 hitting efficiency (28-13-77). Team USA held a 31-22 margin in digs.

(Left) Megan Hodge attacks against Triniad & Tobago. (Right) Logan Tom (15) passes with Jordan Larson (15) and Nicole Davis (6). (Photos copyrighted by USA Volleyball)

McCutcheon started Tom and Larson at outside hitter, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at setter. Davis was the designated libero for the match. Hodge entered as a sub in the second set and started in place of Larson in the third set. Tamas started the third set in place of Bown. Alisha Glass, Metcalf and Kim Glass all came off the bench in the third set. Krystle Esdelle scored a match-high 12 points to lead Trinidad & Tobago. Kelly-Anne Billingy chipped in eight points in the loss.

Jennifer Tamas (9) and Megan Hodge (18) take away the angles from Trinidad & Tobago. (Photo copyrighted by USA Volleyball)

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Jordan Larson swings against the Trinidad & Tobago defense. (Photo copyrighted by USA Volleyball/Bill Kauffman) 55

1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 25 25 MEX 11 8 19 U.S. Women Sweep Mexico to Advance to Semifinals CAGUAS, Puerto Rico (Sept. 15, 2011) – The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team handled Mexico 25-11, 25-8, 25-19 on Sept. 15 in the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship quarterfinals being held in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Both Puerto Rico and Cuba bypassed the quarterfinal round and moved directly into the semifinals by being the top two first-round pool winners. The Americans won Pool B, but their points scored ratio was the third-best among the three pools.

(Left) Logan Tom eyes the Molten ball for an attack against Mexico. (Right) Foluke Akinradewo goes up for an attack while the Mexico defense is down. (Photos copyrighted by USA Volleyball)

The U.S. broke open a close 9-8 margin in the first set over Mexico by scoring 16 of the final 19 points for a 25-11 victory. Team USA produced five blocks and four aces in the opening set. The U.S. used an 11-2 scoring run to take a 14-5 advantage in the second set, then scored the final seven points for a 25-8 victory. The Americans pulled out of a 9-all tie in the third set with three consecutive points and inched toward the 25-19 victory. “I am very happy with the way we played tonight,” U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “It is always good to play Cuba as they are one of the best teams in the world.” (Left) Heather Bown attacks past the Mexico block (Right) Alisha Glass blocks a Mexico attack. (Photos copyrighted by USA volleyball)

Destinee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) scored a match-high 12 points for the U.S. with nine kills on 18 attacks. Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) chipped in 10 points with six kills on nine attacks, three aces and a block. Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) added four kills on 10 swings, four aces and two blocks. Foluke Akinradewo (Plantation, Fla.) charted seven points on with six kills on 10 attacks and an ace, while Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) collected six points on four kills via five attacks and two blocks. Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.) notched five points off the bench all on kills from 10 attacks, while Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.) pocketed two kills and a block for three points. Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.) totaled two points as a third-set reserve, while Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) and Nancy Metcalf (Hull, Iowa) each scored a point. Berg provided 11 assists in the match and Alisha Glass added six to help the Americans to a 54.1 kill percent and a .500 hitting efficiency (40-3-74). The U.S. committed just three attack errors in the match. Meanwhile, Team USA held Mexico to a 28.1 kill percent and .157 hitting efficiency. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) totaled a match-high 10 digs in the victory, while adding a team-high six excellent receptions on nine attempts. The U.S. tallied 17 excellent service receptions on 33 chances. Team USA held an 8-0 advantage in aces as the American serve-and-receive create problems for Mexico. In addition, the U.S. gained a 9-3 block margin and committed just 10 errors in the match to Mexico’s 18. Team USA gained a 25-21 edge in digs.

(Left) Megan Hodge slams an attack around the Mexico block. (Right) Jennifer Tamas takes on the Mexico attack. (Photos copyrighted by USA Volleyball)

“It was a good, competitive match and I am happy with our performance,” said Tamas, the U.S. captain. “We played a clean match tonight and we will be ready for tomorrow.” McCutcheon started Tom and Larson at outside hitter, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at setter. Davis was the designated libero for the match. Hodge subbed into the match in the second set and started the third set in place of Tom. Tamas started the third set in place of Bown. Alisha Glass was a sub in both the first and third sets, while Kim Glass and Metcalf were subs in the third set. Claudia Rios led Mexico with 10 points as no other teammate scored more than five points in the loss.

(Left) Team USA is all smiles during a timeout. (Right) Kim Glass impacts the ball. (Photos copyrighted by USA Volleyball)

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Destinee Hooker attacks against Mexico. (Photo copyrighted by USA Volleyball/Bill Kauffman)

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1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 25 25 CUB 20 17 13 U.S. Women Ace Cuba in NORCECA Semifinals (Left) Nicole Davis receives serve against Cuba. (Right) Jordan Larson attacks without a Cuba defender in front of her with head coach Hugh McCutcheon watching from behind. (Photos copyrighted by USA Volleyball)

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico (Sept. 16, 2011) - The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team scored seven aces leading to a 25-20, 25-17, 25-13 victory over Cuba on Sept. 16 in the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship semifinal round being held in Caguas, Puerto Rico. The U.S. broke a 16-all tie in the opening set with a 6-1 scoring run to claim a 25-20 victory. The Americans stormed to a 5-1 lead with two aces to start the second set, then use a key 4-0 run to snag a 16-10 advantage en route to a 25-17 victory. Team USA reached the first technical timeout of the third set with an 8-1 lead and scored the final six points for a 25-13 victory. “Obviously we are very happy with the victory,” U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “Cuba is a strong team, but tonight I think our team played particularly hard. I think we have improved in each match of this tournament. More importantly, we qualified for the FIVB World Cup and that was our main goal.” Destinee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) scored a match-high 15 points with 13 kills on 27 errorless attacks and two aces. Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) contributed 11 kills on 17 attacks, two blocks and an ace. Foluke Akinradewo (Plantation, Fla.) added four kills on seven attacks, three blocks and an ace for eight points. Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) contributed three kills, three aces and a block for seven points. Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) rounded out the scoring with four points on two kills and two blocks.

(Left) Destinee Hooker avoids the Cuba block. (Right) Lindsey Berg blocks a Mexico attack. (Photos copyrighted by USA volleyball)

Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) was credited with 22 assists in leading Team USA to a 44.0 kill percent and .360 hitting efficiency (33-6-75). The Americans recorded only six attack errors and 11 total errors (attack errors, service errors, reception errors). Cuba was held to a 39.1 kill percent, but 14 attack errors reduced its hitting efficiency to .239. Tom tallied a team-high seven digs, while Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) contributed a team-high eight excellent receptions on 12 attempts and four digs. Larson added four digs and eight excellent receptions on 14 attempts. “Tonight was a nice three games,” said Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.), the U.S. captain. “I think both teams played really hard. Several of our players had exceptional matches tonight and we had a great game at the service line.” Team USA held a 7-1 ace advantage and a slim 8-6 margin in blocks. Cuba totaled a 36-33 advantage in kills, but 32 errors (hitting, serving and receiving) hurt in the end.

(Left) Foluke Akinradewo hits over the Mexico block. (Right) Logan Tom connects with the Molten. (Photos copyrighted by USA Volleyball)

McCutcheon started Tom and Larson at outside hitter, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at setter. Davis was the designated libero for the match. Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) was a sub in the first two sets, while Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.) was a reserve in the second set. Yanelis Santos paced Cuba with 10 points, while Kenia Carcaces and Yusidey Silie added eight points. “USA is always a very tough opponent,” Cuba coach Juan Carlos Gala said. “Tonight their serves were very tough. They were better than us from the start to finish.” Team USA celebrates match point against Cuba, ensuring a spot into the FIVB World Cup in November. (Photo copyrighted by USA Volleyball)

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Lindsey Berg sets Heather Bown. (Photo copyrighted by USA Volleyball/Bill Kauffman)

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1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 25 25 DOM 15 23 18 U.S. Women Capture Sixth NORCECA Title CAGUAS, Puerto Rico (Sept. 17, 2011) - The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team captured its sixth NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship with a 25-15, 25-23, 25-18 victory over defending champions Dominican Republic on Saturday evening in Caguas, Puerto Rico. In the process, the world’s second-ranked U.S. squad officially earned NORCECA’s entry into the FIVB World Cup, the first 2012 Olympic Games qualifying event.

(Left) Destinee Hooker rejects a Dominican Republic overpass. (Right) Logan Tom attacks through the Dominican Republic block in the goldmedal match. (Photos copyrighted by USA Volleyball)

After Dominican Republic closed from an 8-3 to 8-6 deficit in the opening set, the U.S. outscored the defending champions 17-9 down the stretch for a 25-15 victory. Team USA rallied from an 18-15 deficit in the second set to claim a 25-23 victory thanks to a 6-1 scoring run. The Americans broke a 7-all tie in the third set with 10 of the next 12 points to ease to a 25-18 victory. “First of all we are happy to win the match and qualify for the FIVB World Cup,” said U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand), who received the Eugenio George Award as the tournament’s most outstanding coach. “Both teams expended a lot of energy and emotion into their semifinal victories, and those matches are always difficult. Now we look forward to the World Cup and as all teams competing there, hope to qualify for the Olympic Games.” Destinee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) led the U.S. with 17 points via 13 kills on 27 attacks, three blocks and an ace. Foluke Akinradewo (Plantation, Fla.) secured six kills on 12 attacks and a match-high five blocks. Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) charted six kills on 16 swings, two aces and a block for nine points. Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah), the tournament’s Best Server, tacked on seven kills via 13 swings and an ace for eight points. Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) produced four kills on nine errorless attacks and a block for five points. Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) added a block.

(Left) Jordan Larson (11) jousts with Dominican Republic. (Right) Nicole Davis (6) passes. (Photos copyrighted by USA volleyball)

Berg, the tournament’s Best Setter, tallied 29 assists leading the Americans to a 46.8 kill percent and .325 hitting efficiency. Meanwhile, Team USA limited Dominican Republic to a .191 hitting efficiency with 21 attack errors. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) charted a team-high five digs to go with 10 excellent receptions on 13 errorless chances. Larson added four digs with a team-high 14 excellent receptions on 20 attempts. “We came here to qualify for the World Cup, and we accomplished that goal,” U.S. captain Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.) said. “I think what has helped us is our commitment to work for each other, and we have been able to do that in this tournament.” Team USA out-blocked Dominican Republic 11-5 and secured a 4-1 margin in aces. The Americans limited their errors to 12, while Dominican Republic committed 25 mistakes to offset its narrow 38-36 kill advantage.

Hugh McCutcheon (left) goes over statistical trends with Lindsey Berg during a timeout. (Photo copyrighted by USA Volleyball)

“I think it is incredible, that no matter who has been on the other side of the net, that we have won so many 3-0 matches over the last month (including the FIVB World Grand Prix championship),” Berg said. “We play together as a team for one another. Even the players on the bench participate in the match in so many ways. They look for tendencies of the other team and give us tremendous feedback. It is incredible to be a part of this team.” McCutcheon started Tom and Larson at outside hitter, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at setter. Davis was the designated libero for the match. Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) was a sub in the first two sets, while Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.) was a serving sub in the second set. Dominican Republic’s Bethania De La Cruz scored 14 kills and a block for 15 points.

Team USA players applaud the crowd for its support after winning the NORCECA Championship title. (Photo copyrighted by USA Volleyball)

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Lindsey Bergattacking sets Heather Foluke Akinradewo against Bown. (Photo(Photo copyrighted by Dominican Republic. copyrighted USA Volleyball/Bill Kauffman) by USA Volleyball/Bill Kauffman)

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Best Server - Logan Tom Best Setter - Lindsey Berg Best Coach - Hugh McCutcheon USA Today Honors U.S. Women for NORCECA Title COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 19, 2011) – The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team was selected as USA Today’s Athletes of the Week on Sept. 19 after the team captured its sixth NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship.

Team USA all smiles after being presented their medals for winning the NORCECA Championship. (Photo copyrighted by USA Volleyball)

By winning the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship, the U.S. earned a spot into the 12-team FIVB World Cup, which is the first 2012 Olympic Games qualifying tournament. The five continental championship winners earn spots into November’s World Cup, while the top four vicechampions earn spots into the 12-team tournament along with host Japan and two wild cards. The top three teams in the 2011 FIVB World Cup will also receive berths into the 2012 Olympic Games. The U.S. (26-7 in 2011) swept through the tournament by winning all five of its matches in straight sets starting with victories over Canada and Trinidad & Tobago in pool play. Team USA topped Mexico in the quarterfinal round on Sept. 15, followed by a 25-20, 25-17, 25-13 win over eighth-ranked Cuba on Sept. 16. The U.S. defeated Dominican Republic 25-15, 25-23, 25-18 in the gold-medal match on Sept. 17. Outside hitter Logan Tom (Salt Lake City) was selected as the Best Server of the Tournament with a 0.80 aces per set average, while setter Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) was tabbed as the Best Setter with 7.07 assists per set. Opposite Destinee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) averaged 5.07 points with a 50.8 kill percent according to unofficial DataVolley statistics compiled by the team. She added averages of 4.27 kills, 1.67 digs, 0.40 aces and 0.40 blocks. Tom averaged 3.14 points and 1.29 digs per set while contributing a 43.3 kill percent. Outside hitter Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) charted 3.71 points and 1.00 digs per set with a .367 hitting efficiency on 79 attacks. Middle blocker Foluke Akinradewo (Plantation, Fla.) contributed 2.73 points per set with averages of 1.80 kills and 0.80 blocks to go with a 51.9 kill percent. Libero Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) averaged 2.33 digs per set. Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) hit at a .395 efficiency as she averaged 2.08 points per set. Berg helped the team to a .364 team hitting efficiency. For the tournament, the U.S. committed just 76 errors (hitting, serving, receiving) in five matches, or 15.2 per match or 5.1 per set.

Logan Tom receiving the Best Server award at the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship. (Photos copyrighted by USA Volleyball)

Lindsey Berg receiving the Best Setter award at the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship. (Photo copyrighted by USA volleyball)

Other team members participating in the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship include middle blocker and captain Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.), setter Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.), outside hitters Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.) and Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.), and opposite Nancy Metcalf (Hull, Iowa). “We play together as a team for one another,” Berg said after the U.S. captured the NORCECA title. “Even the players on the bench participate in the match in so many ways. They look for tendencies of the other team and give us tremendous feedback. It is incredible to be a part of this team.” U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) received the Eugenio George Award as the tournament’s best coach. Staff members included assistant coaches Karch Kiraly (San Clemente, Calif.) and Paula Weishoff (Irvine, Calif.), technical coordinator/ assistant coach Jamie Morrison (Dana Point, Calif.), athletic trainer Jill Wosmek (Silver Lake, Minn.), team leader Ken Sullivan (Laguna Beach, Calif.) and Dr. Bill Stetson as team doctor. For additional information on the U.S. Women’s National Team at the 2011 NORCECA Continental Championship, visit usavolleyball.org/events/8347.

(Left) Hugh McCutcheon receives trophy for Best Coach at NORCECA Championship. (Right) Lindsey Berg and Logan Tom with their individual honor trophies. (Photo copyrighted by USA Volleyball)

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Jennifer Tamas, as captain of the U.S. Women’s National Team, accepts the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship trophy from NORCECA President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz. (Photo copyrighted by USA Volleyball) 63

2011 USA Women’s National Team Match Capsules U.S. WOMEN TOP PUERTO RICO TO START PAN AMERICAN GAMES

TEAM USA OUT-BLOCKS PERU 14-2 IN SWEEP

USA..................................25 25 25 Puerto Rico.......................17 18 14

USA..................................25 25 25 Peru..................................19 15 19

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (Oct. 15, 2011) – The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team out-blocked Puerto Rico 16-3 as it won its opening match 25-17, 25-18, 25-14 on Oct. 15 at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (Oct. 16, 2011) – The U.S. Women’s National Team outblocked Peru 14-2 in posting a 25-19, 25-15, 25-19 victory on the second day of Pool B competition in the Pan American Games being held in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The United States took advantage of 23 Puerto Rican errors in the victory while committing only eight. Outside hitter Angie Forsett (Lake Worth, Fla.) led all scorers with 12 points on eight kills and four blocks. Lauren Gibbemeyer (St. Paul, Minn.) led all blockers with six and added four attacks for a total of 10 points.

After a 16-all tie in the opening set, the U.S. Women scored four straight points to take a 20-16 advantage but needed to score the final four points of the set to secure the win at 25-19. The Americans reached a 7-2 lead in the second set with four quick blocks, then finished out the set with a 7-3 spurt for a 25-15 victory. Peru built a 9-5 lead in the third set, only to have the U.S. Women battle back to tie the score at 12-all and eventually go on to the 25-19 victory.

“This is so big,” Forsett said. “We have a lot of young players, so to get this first win under our belts feels good.” “I think today, our blocking defense worked well for us,” U.S. Head Coach Andy Banachowski said. “But I have been very pleased with the progress of our back line, too.” Puerto Rico out-hit the U.S. Women 38-35. The United States finished with two aces while Puerto Rico had none. Aurea Cruz led Puerto Rico with 11 points on 11 kills. Among other U.S. scorers, outside hitter Cynthia Barboza (Long Beach, Calif.) finished with 11 points on nine kills and two blocks. “There are more rookies (in this Pan American Games) than in the past,” said Barboza, the U.S. team captain. “We have a good group and a really strong zone. Everything has been great.”

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Team USA used a balanced offense as four players reached double-figure scoring. Lauren Gibbemeyer (St. Paul, Minn.) led all scorers with 13 points on nine kills on 18 attacks and four blocks. Angie Forsett (Lake Worth, Fla.) charted seven kills on 24 swings, three blocks and the only ace of the match for 11 points. Cassidy Lichtman (Poway, Calif.) tallied all 10 of her points on 18 attacks, while Jessica Jones (Naperville, Ill.) contributed six kills on 15 attacks and four blocks. Cynthia Barboza (Long Beach, Calif.) collected six kills on 28 attacks and a block for seven points, while Carli Lloyd (Bonsall, Calif.) rounded out the scoring with two kills and two blocks.

Opposite Cassidy Lichtman (Poway, Calif.) finished with six points on five attacks and one ace. Middle blocker Jessica Jones (Naperville, Ill.) totaled six points, including an ace.

“I am happy how we played,” Gibbemeyer said. “We’ve been playing together for a long time and the connection with my teammates has been improving. This is my first USA tournament ever and everyone here has been really nice. I am excited to play in such a prestigious tournament. There are very good teams in this championship. Tomorrow we will face Mexico, and we have to be prepared.”

Setter Carli Lloyd (Bonsall, Calif.) finished with five points and was credited with 19 assists.

Lloyd used 23 assists to set the U.S. to a 37.7 kill percent and .283 hitting efficiency (40-10-106). Peru was limited to a 30.8 kill percent and .108 hitting efficiency (3724-120). Tama Miyashiro (Kaneohe, Hawaii) and Lichtman each tallied six digs, while Barboza collected 10 excellent receptions on 14 errorless attempts. Lichtman added seven excellent receptions on 15 attempts.

L i b e r o Ta m a r i M i y a s h i r o (Kaneohe, Hawaii) led both teams in digs with nine and also had 10 excellent receptions. Forsett had nine excellent receptions.

Banachowski started Forsett and Barboza at outside hitter, Gibbemeyer and Jones at middle blocker, Lichtman at opposite, Lloyd at setter and Tamari Miyashiro (Kaneohe, Hawaii) is the designated setter. Kayla Banwarth (Dubuque, Iowa) and Regan Hood (Carrollton, Texas) played as substitutes. The U.S. Women took a 2-0 lead in the first set and led 8-4 at the first technical timeout (TTO). With the U.S. leading 10-6, Puerto Rico scored twice to pull within two. Barboza came back with a kill that sparked a 7-0 run behind the serving of Lloyd, who had an ace in the run. Forsett also scored on two attacks and a block and Gibbemery added a block and kill. Puerto finally ended the run with two straight kills, but never threatened again.

The U.S. limited their errors to 14 in the match while benefiting from 20 committed by Peru. The Americans tallied a 54.5 excellent serve reception percent, while Peru managed just 51.4 percent. Peru held a slim 24-20 margin in digs. Andy Banachowski, who is serving as head coach for the U.S. Women at the Pan American Games, started Forsett and Barboza at outside hitter, Jones and Gibbemeyer at middle blocker, Lichtman at opposite and Lloyd at setter. Miyashiro was the libero for the match. Kayla Banwarth (Dubuque, Iowa) was a sub in the second and third sets. “I was very pleased with my team performance today,” Banachowski said. “Our young team is getting better. I think we improved overall today. Peru gave us a very tough match. I am happy how we reacted in pass and attack much better than yesterday.” Mirtha Uribe led Peru with 11 points, while Yulissa Zamudio tallied eight points.

Puerto Rico took an 8-4 lead at the first TTO of the second set but Lloyd came back with two straight kills to pull the U.S. to within two. The U.S. finally tied the score at 13-13. With the score tied 15-15, Gibbemeyer gave the U.S. its first two-point lead with an attack and block. The U.S. scored four more straight points, including a kill and block by Forsett, to lead 21-15 and went on to win the set. The U.S. Women took a 4-1 lead in the third set and led 8-4 at the first TTO. Lloyd and Forsett scored after the break to put the U.S. ahead 10-4 the team increased its lead to nine at the second TTO at 16-7. Puerto Rico scored on a U.S. serving error before the U.S. Women gained three more straight points on a block from Gibbemeyer followed by two Puerto Rico errors. Leading 19-8, the U.S. took the set easily.

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2011 USA Women’s National Team Match Capsules U.S. WOMEN DOWN MEXICO 3-0 TO WIN PAN AM GAMES POOL B

U.S. WOMEN FALL TO EXPERIENCED CUBA TEAM IN SEMIFINAL ROUND

USA..................................25 25 31 Mexico..............................14 16 29

USA..................................17 16 27 21 Cuba.................................25 25 25 25

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (Oct. 17, 2011) – The U.S. Women’s National Team swept Mexico 25-14, 25-16, 31-29 on Oct. 17 to conclude Pool B of the Pan American Games being held in Guadalajara, Mexico.

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (Oct. 19, 2011) – The U.S. Women’s National Team lost to Cuba 25-17, 25-16, 25-27, 25-21 in the Pan American Games semifinal round on Oct. 19 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The U.S. used an 11-3 scoring run to establish a 16-7 advantage in the opening set to cruise to a 2514 victory. Team USA scored the final seven points of the second set to score a 25-16 victory. The Americans bolted to a 7-1 lead in the third set, but Mexico battled back to within a 9-8 score. The U.S. reached a 23-18 advantage late in the third, only to have Mexico rally and take a 25-24 lead setting off a barrage of six lead changes after the first match point was gained by the U.S. at 24-23. In the end, the U.S. won the set 31-29 on its fourth match-point opportunity and after saving three set points by Mexico.

Cuba never trailed in the opening set, moving out in front 11-5 and holding at least a three-point lead to the 25-17 final score. Team USA held a 10-8 advantage in the second set, but a 6-1 Cuban run to 21-14 proved the difference in the 25-16 victory. The American used an 11-3 scoring run to overcome a 12-7 deficit in the third set, then needed to save three match points before winning 27-25 to push the match to a fourth set. After a see-saw affair in the fourth set, Cuba came back from an 18-17 deficit to win 25-21 by scoring six of the final eight points.

Alix Klineman (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) led four Americans in double-figure scoring with 14 points, all on kills. Lauren Gibbemeyer (St. Paul, Minn.) charted a match-high five blocks to go with five kills for 10 points. Cynthia Barboza (Long Beach, Calif.) and Regan Hood (Carrollton, Texas), who both played just two sets, tallied nine kills and a block for 10 points. Jessica Jones (Naperville, Ill.) contributed four kills and three blocks for seven points in the victory, while Keao Burdine (Pico Rivera, Calif.) added three kills and a block for four points. Cassidy Lichtman (Poway, Calif.) totaled three kills, while Courtney Thompson (Kent, Wash.) rounded out the scoring with two blocks.

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“We try to come out aggressively whenever we play,” Klineman said. “It is ultimately on our side that determines how a game will go. That’s what we try to focus on. It doesn’t matter how we scout the other team. In the end, it’s about how we play.” Thompson set Team USA to a 43.1 kill percent and .266 hitting efficiency (47-18-109). Mexico was limited to a 25.4 kill percent and .085 hitting efficiency (30-20-118). Tama Miyashiro (Kaneohe, Hawaii) provided the Americans with a team-high nine digs, while Klineman had a team-high four excellent receptions. Team USA out-blocked Mexico 13-6 and held a 47-30 advantage in kills. Mexico managed a slim 19-18 margin in digs and totaled 29 excellent receptions on 71 attempts compared to the Americans’ 10 excellent receptions on 55 attempts. Andy Banachowski, who is serving as head coach for the U.S. Women at the Pan American Games, started Klineman and Barboza at outside hitter, Jones and Gibbemeyer at middle blocker, Lichtman at opposite and Thompson at setter. Miyashiro was the libero for the match. Hood started the second and third sets in place of Lichtman, while Burdine started the third set in place of Barboza. Kayla Banwarth (Dubuque, Iowa) was a serving sub in both the second and third sets. “The crowd was outstanding,” Banachowski said. “You can’t prepare for that. We just told our players to focus on what’s between the lines because, I’ll tell you what, that crowd was loud.” Samantha Bricio paced Mexico with eight points in a non-starting role, while Andrea Rangel added seven points.

Cynthia Barboza (Long Beach, Calif.) scored a U.S.-high 14 points with all coming on kills. Alix Klineman (Manhattan Beach, Calif.), who played just the last two sets, added 12 points with nine kills, two aces and a block. Jessica Jones (Naperville, Ill.) contributed five kills and four blocks for nine points. Cassidy Lichtman (Poway, Calif.) pocketed six kills and two aces for eight points, while Carli Lloyd (Bonsall, Calif.) charted three blocks, two aces and two kills for seven points. Lauren Gibbemeyer (St. Paul, Minn.) scored five kills and two blocks for seven points, while Angie Forsett (Lake Worth, Fla.) collected four kills. Courtney Thompson (Kent, Wash.) rounded out the scoring with a block and ace for two points. “This team has good chemistry,” Lloyd said in regards to the comeback that started in the third set. “Even though it is our first time together, we really trust each other. Courtney (Thompson) really changed the momentum of the game. She called a good offense.” The U.S. converted 36.3 percent of its attacks with a .210 hitting efficiency (45-19-124), while Cuba converted 56.4 percent of its attacks via a .479 hitting efficiency. “Cuba is a really good team,” Lichtman said. “It took a while to adjust. We came out a little tentative, but by the third set, we had nothing to lose. They made great plays. It was hard to counter that. We’re always happy to be in a place to play for a medal.” Cuba held a commanding 66-45 advantage in blocks to help offset 18 errors in the match to the Americans’ 12 miscues. Cuba also held a 16-11 margin in blocks, while Team USA produced a slim 7-6 lead in aces. Team USA tallied a 59.3 Courtesy of NORCECA positive reception percent with Tamari Miyashiro (Kaneohe, Hawaii) contributing 26 excellent receptions on 37 errorless chances. She added nine digs in the match. Meanwhile, Cuba’s reception was limited to a 38.5 excellent percent. Andy Banachowski, who is serving as head coach for the U.S. Women at the Pan American Games, started Forsett and Barboza at outside hitter, Jones and Gibbemeyer at middle blocker, Lichtman at opposite and Lloyd at setter. Miyashiro was the libero for the match. Klineman replaced Forsett to start the third and fourth sets, Thompson was a sub in all but the second set. Kayla Banwarth (Dubuque, Iowa) was a serving sub in the final two sets, while Regan Hood (Carrollton, Texas) was a sub in the second set. “We came with the hope of winning a medal and the possibility still exists for us,” Banachowski said. “Cuba put a lot of pressure tonight with the service. I am really proud of how the team played in the third and fourth sets.” Cuba produced six players in double-figure scoring led by Yoana Palacios Mendoza’s 25 points. Kenia Carcases Opon and Gyselle de la Caridad Silva Franco each totaled 14 points. “USA is a team we respect a lot,” Cuba coach Juan Carlos Gala said. “We could achieve the goal on the first two sets with our service. USA knew how to recover and went out looking for the victory on the third and fourth. They are a team with a lot of courage, and they showed by winning their pool in the tournament.”

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2011 USA Women’s National Team Match Capsules U.S. WOMEN RALLY TO WIN THIRD STRAIGHT PAN AM GAMES BRONZE MEDAL USA..................................23 25 25 25 Dominican Republic..........25 16 20 19 GUADALAJARA, Mexico (Oct. 20, 2011) – Cynthia Barboza (Long Beach, Calif.) scored 23 points and the U.S. Women’s National Team used 22 blocks to rally past Dominican Republic 23-25, 25-16, 25-20, 25-19 in the Pan American Games bronzemedal match Thursday evening in Guadalajara, Mexico. The U.S. Women, with seven players making their international senior-level debut, ended the tournament in third place after starting the tournament 3-0 in pool play. The U.S. overcame an 8-2 deficit in the opening set by using a 7-0 run to take a 2018 advantage, but Dominican Republic answered late with a 25-23 victory. Team USA used seven blocks in the second set to build a 21-10 advantage and en route to a 25-16 victory. The U.S. overcame an 8-5 deficit in the third set by using a 10-1 scoring run to take a 15-9 advantage and held on for a 25-20 victory. Team USA broke free from a 15-14 advantage in the fourth set with a 5-0 scoring run and closed the match with a 25-19 victory as Barboza scored nine of her points in the set. “I think we did a really great job and learned our lessons from last night,” Barboza said. “We fought hard and executed. When we got off the bus today, it was all about beating the Dominican Republic.” Barboza, the U.S. captain, scored her 23 points on 22 kills via 52 attacks and a block. Lauren Gibbemeyer (St. Paul, Minn.) added 16 points with 11 kills and five blocks. Angie Forsett (Lake Worth, Fla.) came off the bench to notch 11 kills and four blocks as part of a 15-point performance. Jessy Jones (Naperville, Ill.) charted five kills and seven blocks for 12 points. Cassidy Lichtman (Poway, Calif.) contributed five kills and four blocks for nine points. Courtney Thompson (Kent, Wash.) rounded out the scoring with a kill, block and ace for three points. Barboza has now won the bronze medal in three consecutive Pan American Games, while Thompson has earned her second bronze medal. Barboza and Thompson are two of the five players with senior-level international playing experience with the U.S. along with Forsett, Tamari Miyashiro (Kaneohe, Hawaii) and Alix Klineman (Manhattan Beach, Calif.).

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“I love this game and I love this team,” Thompson said. “It is easy to get fired up for something like this. We really wanted a medal. You can watch film and hear about it, but until you are in the arena, you don’t know.” The U.S., behind 41 assists by Thompson, converted 35.5 percent of its attacks with a .252 hitting efficiency (55-16-155). Meanwhile, Dominican Republic converted 31.6 percent of its attacks as part of a .137 hitting efficiency (53-30-168). Lichtman recorded a team-high 11 digs, while Forsett contributed nine digs in the victory. Barboza, Thompson and Miyashiro all posted seven digs for Team USA. Miyashiro totaled 24 excellent receptions on 30 attempts, while Lichtman added 16 excellent receptions on 25 attempts. The U.S. held a 22-8 margin in blocks and a slim 55-53 edge in kills. The Americans held their errors to 17 in the match, while Dominican Republic committed 20 errors. Team USA also produced a 46-43 margin in digs. As a team, the U.S. tallied 57 excellent receptions on 76 attempts for a 72.4 percent. Dominican Republic held a 66.3 excellent reception percent on 92 attempts. “We didn’t change much,” Forsett said. “Last night we didn’t play USA volleyball. Tonight we finished. It’s redemption knowing you can do it. We never had a doubt.” Andy Banachowski, who is serving as head coach for the U.S. Women at the Pan American Games, started Klineman and Barboza at outside hitter, Jones and Gibbemeyer at middle blocker, Lichtman at opposite and Carli Lloyd (Bonsall, Calif.) at setter. Miyashiro was the libero for the match. Forsett replaced Klineman in the first set and remained on the court the rest of the match. Thompson subbed into the match in the first set for Lloyd and started the remaining three sets, although Lloyd returned briefly in the third set. Kayla Banwarth (Dubuque, Iowa) was a sub in all four sets. Bethania De La Cruz scored a match-high 26 points to lead Dominican Republic, while Prisilla Rivera added 15 points in the loss.

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2011 U.S. Women’s National Team Rosters 2011 U.S. Women’s National Training Team for Exhibitions vs. Japan Girls’ Youth Team # Name Pos Hometown College 1 Kayla Banwarth L Dubuque, Iowa Nebraska 2 Ashley Benson MB Bloomington, Ind. Indiana 3 Kindra Carlson Opp Eaton, Colo. Washington 4 Lauren Gibbemeyer MB St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota 5 Jenna Hagglund S West Chester, Ohio Washington 6 Naomi Johnson MB Bloomington, Minn. Northwestern 7 Carli Lloyd S Bonsall, Calif. California 8 Becky Perry OH Austin, Texas Washington 9 Kari Pestolesi OH Huntington Beach, Calif. UC Irvine 10 Julianne Piggott OH Newport Beach, Calif. UC Irvine 11 Kaitlin Sather OH Santa Rosa, Calif. UCLA 13 Dominique Olowolafe MB Lansing, Mich. Cal Poly 14 Cami Croteau L Orange, Calif. Cal State Fullerton 17 Ellie Blankenship L Cedar Rapids, Iowa Northern Iowa Head Coach: Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) Assistant Coach: Karch Kiraly (San Clemente, Calif.) Assistant Coach: Paula Weishoff (Irvine, Calif.) Technical Coordinator: Jenni Hirneisen (Parachute, Colo.) Athletic Trainer: Jill Wosmek (Silver Lake, Minn.) 2011 U.S. Women’s National Team Roster for Montreux Volley Masters # Name Pos Ht Hometown 1 Alexis Crimes MB 6-3 Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. 3 Tayyiba Haneef-Park OPP 6-7 Laguna Hills, Calif. 4 Angie Forsett OH 5-8 Lake Mary, Fla. 5 Tamari Miyashiro L 5-7 Kaneohe, Hawaii 6 Nicole Davis L 5-4 Stockton, Calif. 8 Alisha Glass S 6-0 Leland, Mich. 9 Jennifer Tamas MB 6-4 Milpitas, Calif. 10 Kim Glass OH 6-2 Lancaster, Pa. 11 Jordan Larson OH 6-2 Hooper, Neb. 13 Christa Harmotto MB 6-2 Hopewell, Pa. 14 Nicole Fawcett OPP 6-4 Zanesfield, Ohio 16 Foluke Akinradewo MB 6-3 Plantation, Fla. 17 Nellie Spicer S 5-9 Barrington, Ill. 18 Kristin Richards OH 6-1 Orem, Utah Head Coach: Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) Montreux Head Coach: Karch Kiraly (San Clemente, Calif.) Assistant Coach: Paula Weishoff (Irvine, Calif.) Assistant Coach: Jamie Morrison (Dana Point, Calif.) Technical Coordinator: Jennifer Hirneisen Athletic Trainer/Medical Support: Jill Wosmek (Silver Lake, Minn.) Team Leader: Russ Rose (State College, Pa.) 2011 U.S. Women’s National Team Roster for Pan American Cup # Name Pos Ht Hometown 2 Alisha Glass S 6-0 Leland, Mich. 4 Angie Forsett OH 5-8 Lake Mary, Fla. 6 Nicole Davis L 5-4 Stockton, 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 Christa Harmotto MB 6-2 Hopewell, Pa. 14 Nicole Fawcett Opp 6-4 Zanesfield, Ohio 16 Foluke Akinradewo MB 6-3 Plantation, Fla. 17 Mary ‘Nellie’ Spicer S 5-9 Barrington, Ill. 18 Megan Hodge OH 6-3 Durham, N.C. Head Coach: Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) Assistant Caoch: Karch Kiraly (San Clemente, Calif.) Assistant Coach: Paula Weishoff (Irvine, Calif.) Assistant Coach/Technical Coordinator: Jamie Morrison (Dana Point, Calif.) Athletic Trainer/Medical Support: Jill Wosmek (Silver Lake, Minn.) Team Manager: John Cook (Lincoln, Neb.)

2011 U.S. Women’s National Team Roster for FIVB World Grand Prix # Name Pos Ht Hometown College 1 Kristin Richards # OH 6-1 Orem, Utah Stanford # 4 Lindsey Berg #$^* S 5-8 Honolulu, Hawaii Minnesota 5 Tamari Miyashiro #$^* L 5-7 Kaneohe, Hawaii Washington 6 Nicole Davis #$^* L 5-4 Stockton, Calif. Southern California 7 Heather Bown #$^* MB 6-3 Yorba Linda, Calif. Hawaii 8 Alisha Glass #$^* S 6-0 Leland, Mich. Penn State 9 Jennifer Tamas #$^* MB 6-4 Milpitas, Calif. Pacific 10 Kim Glass #$^* OH 6-2 Lancaster, Pa. Arizona 11 Jordan Larson #$^* OH 6-2 Hooper, Neb. Nebraska 12 Nancy Metcalf #$^* Opp 6-1 Hull, Iowa Nebraska 13 Christa Harmotto #$^* MB 6-2 Hopewell, Pa. Penn State 15 Logan Tom $^* OH 6-1 Salt Lake City, Utah Stanford 16 Foluke Akinradewo #$^* MB 6-3 Plantation, Fla. Stanford 18 Megan Hodge #$^* OH 6-3 Durham, N.C. Penn State 19 Destinee Hooker #$^* Opp 6-4 San Antonio, Texas Texas KEY: # - Weekend 1 Roster; $ - Weekend 2 Roster; ^ - Weekend 3 Roster; * - Final Round Roster

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

Head Coach: Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) Assistant Coach: Karch Kiraly (San Clemente, Calif.) Assistant Coach: Paula Weishoff (Irvine, Calif.) Assistant Coach/Technical Coordinator: Jamie Morrison (Dana Point, Calif.) Athletic Trainer/Medical Support: Jill Wosmek (Silver Lake, Minn.) Team Manager: Ken Sullivan 2011 U.S. Women’s National Team Roster for NORCECA Continental Championship # Name Pos Ht Hometown College 4 Lindsey Berg S 5-8 Honolulu, Hawaii Minnesota 6 Nicole Davis L 5-4 Stockton, Calif. Southern California 7 Heather Bown MB 6-3 Yorba Linda, Calif. Hawaii 8 Alisha Glass S 6-0 Leland, Mich. Penn State 9 Jennifer Tamas MB 6-4 Milpitas, Calif. Pacific 10 Kim Glass OH 6-2 Lancaster, Pa. Arizona 11 Jordan Larson OH 6-2 Hooper, Neb. Nebraska 12 Nancy Metcalf Opp 6-1 Hull, Iowa Nebraska 15 Logan Tom OH 6-1 Salt Lake City, Utah Stanford 16 Foluke Akinradewo MB 6-3 Plantation, Fla. Stanford 18 Megan Hodge OH 6-3 Durham, N.C. Penn State 19 Destinee Hooker Opp 6-4 San Antonio, Texas Texas Head Coach: Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) Assistant Coach: Karch Kiraly (San Clemente, Calif.) Assistant Coach: Paula Weishoff (Irvine, Calif.) Assistant Coach/Technical Coordinator: Jamie Morrison (Dana Point, Calif.) Athletic Trainer/Medical Support: Jill Wosmek (Silver Lake, Minn.) Team Manager: Ken Sullivan (Laguna Beach, Calif.)

College Penn State California Southern California Pacific Arizona Nebraska Nebraska Penn State Penn State Stanford UCLA Penn State

2011 U.S. Women’s National Team Roster for Pan American Games # Name Pos Ht Hometown 2 Kayla Banwarth DS 5-10 Dubuque, Iowa 3 Keao Burdine OH 6-1 Pico Rivera, Calif. 4 Angie Forsett OH 5-8 Lake Worth, Fla. 6 Tamari Miysahiro L 5-7 Kaneohe, Hawaii 8 Cynthia Barboza OH 6-0 Long Beach, Calif. 10 Lauren Gibbemeyer MB 6-2 St. Paul, Minn. 11 Regan Hood OPP 6-2 Carrollton, Texas 12 Alix Klineman OH 6-4 Manhattan Beach, Calif. 13 Cassidy Lichtman OH 6-1 Poway, Calif. 14 Carli Lloyd S 5-11 Bonsall, Calif. 15 Courtney Thompson S 5-8 Kent, Wash. 19 Jessy Jones MB 6-3 Naperville, Ill. Head Coach: Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) Pan American Games Head Coach: Andy Banachowski Assistant Coach: Mike Hebert Assistant Coach: Jay Hosack Assistant Coach/Technical Coordinator: Jenni Hirneisen Team Manager: Ken Sullivan (Laguna Beach, Calif.)

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College Nebraska Southern California California Washington Stanford Minnesota LSU Stanford Stanford California Washington Minnesota

U.S. Women’s National Team Stats 2011 Montreux Volley Masters Compiled with Unofficial DataVolley Statistics

Name Sets Kills

Crimes Haneef-Park Forsett Miyashiro Davis Alisha Glass Tamas Kim Glass Larson Harmotto Fawcett Akinradewo Spicer Richards TEAM Opponent

12 21 9 0 22 15 22 18 20 11 12 0 20 15 22 22

14 57 23 0 0 2 40 53 32 15 33 0 6 18 293 276

Kills/ Set

1.17 2.71 2.56 0.00 0.00 0.13 1.82 2.94 1.60 1.36 2.75 0.00 0.30 1.20 13.32 12.55

Kill PCT

48.3 40.4 50.0 0.0 0.0 28.6 54.1 44.2 34.4 46.9 41.3 0.00 75.0 25.0 41.6 37.1

Attack Errors

4 27 5 0 0 3 7 20 14 8 12 0 1 14 116 114

Total Attack

29 141 46 0 0 7 74 120 93 32 80 0 8 72 704 744

Attack Eff. Aces

.345 .213 .391 .000 .000 -.143 .446 .275 .194 .219 .263 .000 .625 .056 .251 .218

Montreux Volley Masters Pool A June 7: USA def. Peru 25-7, 24-26, 25-11, 25-19 June 9: USA def. Germany 25-19, 22-25, 2-23, 15-25, 16-14 June 10: China def. USA 25-27, 25-14, 19-25, 25-21, 15-11

Montreux Volley Masters Semifinal June 11: Cuba def. USA 25-18, 25-22, 17-25, 26-24

Montreux Volley Masters Bronze Medal June 12: China def. USA 16-25, 25-13, 29-27, 25-23

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5 5 0 0 0 1 3 3 2 1 1 0 1 2 24 23

Aces/ Set Blocks

0.42 0.24 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.07 0.14 0.17 0.10 0.09 0.08 0.00 0.05 0.13 1.09 1.05

5 13 8 0 0 5 4 8 9 7 2 0 2 1 64 55

Blocks/ Sets Digs

0.42 0.62 0.89 0.00 0.00 0.33 0.18 0.44 0.45 0.64 0.07 0.00 0.10 0.07 2.91 2.50

12 49 17 0 98 27 14 44 37 6 19 0 25 41 389 87

Digs/ Set Points

1.00 2.33 1.89 0.00 4.45 1.80 0.64 2.44 1.85 0.55 1.58 0.00 1.25 2.73 17.68 3.95

24 75 31 0 0 8 47 64 43 23 36 0 9 21 381 354

Points/ Set

2.00 3.57 3.44 0.00 0.00 0.53 2.14 3.56 2.15 2.09 3.00 0.00 0.45 1.40 17.32 16.09

U.S. Women’s National Team Stats 2011 Pan American Cup Compiled with Unofficial DataVolley Statistics

Name Sets Kills

Alisha Glass Forsett Davis Tamas Kim Glass Larson Metcalf Harmotto Fawcett Akinradewo Spicer Hodge TEAM Opponent

25 5 27 27 19 23 14 6 21 22 15 21 27 27

3 6 0 41 16 60 33 13 46 56 1 77 352 295

Kills/ Set

0.12 1.20 0.00 1.52 0.84 2.61 2.36 2.17 2.19 2.55 0.07 3.67 13.04 10.93

Kill PCT

30.0 35.3 0.0 54.7 43.2 36.6 63.5 61.9 34.3 54.9 33.3 45.0 44.7 35.0

Attack Errors

1 2 0 6 3 21 5 2 22 5 1 28 96 169

Total Attack

10 17 0 75 37 164 52 21 134 102 3 171 787 842

Attack Eff. Aces

.200 .235 .000 .467 .351 .238 .538 .524 .179 .500 .000 .287 .325 .150

1 0 0 5 5 5 3 0 2 3 6 2 32 14

Pan American Cup Pool B July 1: USA def. Peru 25-20, 25-14, 25-14 July 2: USA def. Puerto Rico 25-17, 25-17, 25-17 July 3: USA def. Trinidad & Tobago 25-11, 25-17, 25-18 July 4: USA def. Costa Rica 25-20, 25-10, 25-8 July 5: Brazil def. USA 28-30, 25-18, 25-19, 17-25, 15-11

Pan American Cup Quarterfinal July 7: USA def. Argentina 25-13, 25-14, 25-19

Pan American Cup Semifinal July 8: Dominican Republic def. USA 21-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-21

Pan American Cup Bronze Medal July 9: USA def. Cuba 25-21, 25-16, 25-13

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Aces/ Set Blocks

0.04 0.00 0.00 0.19 0.26 0.22 0.21 0.00 0.10 0.14 0.40 0.10 1.19 0.52

7 2 0 13 0 9 5 3 18 17 0 6 80 48

Blocks/ Sets Digs

0.28 0.40 0.00 0.48 0.00 0.39 0.36 0.50 0.86 0.77 0.00 0.29 2.96 1.78

48 6 65 11 7 42 16 1 18 6 8 31 258 220

Digs/ Set Points

1.92 1.20 2.41 0.41 0.37 1.83 1.14 0.17 0.86 0.27 0.53 1.48 9.56 8.15

11 8 0 59 21 74 41 16 66 76 7 85 464 357

Points/ Set

0.44 1.60 0.00 2.19 1.11 3.22 2.93 2.67 3.14 3.45 0.47 4.05 17.19 13.22

U.S. Women’s National Team Stats 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix Compiled with Unofficial DataVolley Statistics

Name Sets Kills Richards 0 0 Berg 42 7 Miyashiro 13 0 Davis 46 1 Bown 42 73 Alisha Glass 19 1 Tamas 7 8 Kim Glass 15 7 Larson 42 90 Metcalf 10 13 Harmotto 3 10 Tom 34 80 Akinradewo 44 94 Hodge 22 63 Hooker 45 203 TEAM 48 651 Opponent 48 596

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

U.S. Women’s National Team Stats 2011 NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship Compiled with Unofficial DataVolley Statistics

Name Sets Kills Berg 15 1 Davis 15 0 Bown 13 20 Alisha Glass 9 1 Tamas 2 4 Kim Glass 4 4 Larson 14 39 Metcalf 2 2 Tom 14 29 Akinradewo 15 27 Hodge 4 11 Hooker 15 64 TEAM 15 202 Opponent 15 165

Kills/ Set 0.07 0.00 1.54 0.11 2.00 1.00 2.79 1.00 2.07 1.80 2.75 4.27 13.47 11.00

Kill PCT 20.0 0.0 52.6 100.0 50.0 44.4 49.4 50.0 43.3 51.9 57.9 50.8 49.4 36.2

Attack Errors 1 0 5 0 1 0 10 0 11 8 1 15 53 92

Total Attack 5 0 38 1 8 9 79 4 67 52 19 126 409 456

Attack Eff. Aces .000 1 .000 0 .395 2 1.000 0 .375 0 .444 1 .367 5 .500 0 .269 12 .365 2 .526 0 .389 6 .364 29 .160 3

Pool A Sept. 12: Puerto Rico def. Costa Rica 25-8, 25-12, 25-10 (Match 3) Sept. 13: Mexico def. Costa Rica 25-21, 21-25, 25-11, 25-17 (Match 4) Sept. 14: Puerto Rico def. Mexico 25-16, 25-18, 28-26 (Match 9) Pool B Sept. 12: Canada def. Trinidad & Tobago 25-15, 28-30, 25-22, 25-11 (Match 2) Sept. 13: USA def. Canada 25-19, 25-19, 25-23 (Match 6) Sept. 14: USA def. Trinidad & Tobago 25-14, 25-16, 25-11 (Match 7) Pool C Sept. 12: Dominican Republic def. Panama, 25-12, 25-10, 25-15 (Match 1) Sept. 13: Cuba def. Panama 25-13, 25-15, 25-7 (Match 5) Sept. 14: Cuba def. Dominican Republic 25-15, 29-27, 25-22 (Match 8) Classification 7-9 Sept. 15: Costa Rica def. Panama 25-21, 25-17, 21-25, 25-19 (Match 10) Quarterfinals Sept. 15: USA def. Mexico 25-11, 25-8, 25-19 (Match 12) Sept. 15: Dominican Republic def. Canada 25-17, 25-22, 25-21 (Match 11) Final Classification 7-8 Sept. 16: Trinidad & Tobago def. Costa Rica 26-24, 25-21, 25-12 (Match 13) Semifinals Sept. 16: USA def. Cuba 25-20, 25-17, 25-13 (Match 14) Sept. 16: Dominican Republic def. Puerto Rico 25-16, 25-23, 25-22 (Match 15) Final Classification 5-6 Sept. 17: Mexico def. Canada 22-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-22 (Match 16) Medal Matches Sept. 17: Cuba def. Puerto Rico 25-20, 25-15, 25-21 (Bronze) Sept. 17: USA def. Dominican Republic 25-15, 25-23, 25-18 (Gold)

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Aces/ Set Blocks 0.07 2 0.00 0 0.15 5 0.00 0 0.00 2 0.25 0 0.36 8 0.00 0 0.86 3 0.13 12 0.00 0 0.40 6 1.93 38 0.20 24

Blocks/ Sets Digs 0.13 20 0.00 35 0.38 3 0.00 2 1.00 3 0.00 2 0.57 14 0.00 1 0.21 18 0.80 5 0.00 5 0.40 25 2.53 134 1.60 111

Digs/ Set Points 1.33 4 2.33 0 0.23 27 0.22 1 1.50 6 0.50 5 1.00 52 0.50 2 1.29 44 1.25 41 1.25 11 1.67 76 8.93 269 7.40 192

Points/ Set 0.27 0.00 2.08 0.11 3.00 1.25 3.71 1.00 3.14 2.73 2.75 5.07 17.93 12.80

U.S. Women’s National Team Stats 2011 Pan American Games

Compiled with Unofficial DataVolley Statistics Name Sets Kills

Banwarth Burdine Forsett Miyashiro Barboza Gibbemeyer Hood Klineman Lichtman Lloyd Thompson Jones TEAM Opponent

12 1 12 17 16 17 4 6 16 12 10 17 17 17

0 3 34 0 62 36 8 24 29 6 2 24 228 224

Kills/ Set

0.00 3.00 2.83 0.00 3.88 2.12 2.00 4.00 1.81 0.50 0.20 1.41 13.41 13.18

Kill PCT

0.0 37.5 33.3 0.0 38.8 54.5 44.4 37.5 34.9 66.7 100.0 47.1 40.4 37.8

Attack Errors

0 2 13 0 18 8 4 13 12 0 0 5 75 129

Total Attack

0 8 102 0 160 66 18 64 83 9 2 51 564 593

Attack Eff. Aces

.000 .125 .206 .000 .275 .424 .222 .172 .205 .667 1.000 .373 .271 .160

Pan American Games Preliminary Rounds Oct. 15: USA def. Puerto Rico 25-17, 25-18, 25-14 Oct. 16: USA def. Peru 25-19, 25-15, 25-19 Oct. 17: USA def. Mexico 25-14, 25-16, 31-29

Pan American Games Semifinal Round Oct. 19: Cuba def. USA 25-17, 25-16, 25-27, 25-21

Pan American Games Bronze-Medal Match Oct. 20: USA def. Dominican Republic 23-25, 25-16, 25-20, 25-19

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1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 2 5 1 16 10

Aces/ Set Blocks

0.08 0.00 0.08 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.33 0.25 0.17 0.50 0.06 0.94 0.59

0 1 12 0 6 24 1 3 7 6 3 20 83 35

Blocks/ Sets Digs

0.00 1.00 1.00 0.00 0.38 1.41 0.25 0.50 0.44 0.50 0.30 1.18 4.88 2.06

1 0 16 40 18 5 0 5 26 4 9 1 125 118

Digs/ Set Points

0.08 0.00 1.33 2.35 1.13 0.29 0.00 0.83 1.63 0.33 0.90 0.06 7.35 6.94

1 4 47 0 68 60 9 29 40 14 10 45 327 269

Points/ Set

0.08 4.00 3.92 0.00 4.25 3.53 2.25 4.83 2.50 1.17 1.00 2.65 19.24 15.82

Stacy Sykora Staying on Course for Recovery After 36 days of in-patient hospital care, Stacy Sykora made an emotional return to her teammates just hours following her release from the hospital after recovering from serious injuries sustained in a bus accident in Brazil on April 12. 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 National Team trains in Anaheim, Calif. Sykora (Burleson, Texas), the Best Libero at the 2010 FIVB World Volleyball Championship and a three-time U.S. Olympic Volleyball Team member, continues her rehabilitation after in-patient hospital care in both Brazil and the United States. “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 time. “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 emotional happiness high today.” The bus accident occurred in rainy conditions 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 tipped onto its side after hitting a guardrail separating the highway and an off-ramp. Sykora was the most seriously injured person traveling in the bus. “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 situation, but also an event in my life that I have learned a lot from.” Yet, for the iconic member of the U.S. Women’s National Team, Sykora is taking her continued rehabilitation one step at a time. “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, cognitive 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 getting the gamete of therapy and can tell it is helping

every day! I remain patient and optimistic, but as you can imagine as an Olympian, it is hard to be patient and away from the sport that you love so much.” Under the care of U.S. Women’s National Team physician Dr. Chris Koutures and National Team Athletic Trainer Jill Wosmek, Sykora’s rehab plan will seek to get her back into shape in more ways than one. “The entire 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 continuing her remarkable recovery at Casa Colina in Pomona, Calif. Sykora thinks she can possibly come back even stronger. “If you ask me, I am going to be better,” Sykora said. “I might not be great physically, you never know. I am saying I am going to be better 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.” 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.” 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. “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 until 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 practice.” Story by Bill Kauffman, USA Volleyball associate director of communications

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Foluke Akinradewo

Middle Blocker * 6-3 Plantation, Florida College: Stanford Birth Date: Oct. 5, 1987 Joined Team: May 2003 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth)...Pan American Cup (Bronze)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)... NORCECA Championship (Gold). 2010 – Pan American Cup (Bronze)… FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)…Tour of Brazil…FIVB World Championship (Fourth). 2009 – FIVB World Grand Prix (9th). 2008 – USA Tour of China… U.S. Olympic Team Exhibition for Volleyball versus Brazil…FIVB World Grand Prix (Fourth Place). 2007 – Pan American Games (Bronze Medal). 2005 – Pan American Games (Fourth). 2003 – Pan American Cup (Fourth). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Reserve at Montreux Volley Masters and did not register a set played…Tallied three kills on four attacks with a block in an exhibition match versus Switzerland on June 8…Started seven of eight matches at Pan American Cup with five matches of at least 11 points scored…Tallied 16 points versus Brazil on July 5…Converted 11 of 12 errorless attacks into kills in Pan Am Cup bronze-medal victory over Cuba…Converted nine of 11 errorless attempts versus Argentina in Pan Am Cup quarterfinal to go with five blocks…Held a .500 hitting efficiency during Pan Am Cup along with averages of 3.45 points and 0.77 blocks per set…Started 13 of 14 FIVB World Grand Prix matches, helping the U.S. win the tournament for the second straight year…Averaged 3.34 points, 2.14 kills, 0.91 blocks and 0.30 aces per set while hitting at a .400 efficiency…Scored 22 points versus Serbia on Aug. 5 with a .545 hitting efficiency, which including eight blocks…Reached 10 or more points in nine of the 13 matches played at the World Grand Prix…Ranked 12th in scoring in Final Round with 46 points, including an average of 0.72 blocks per set for third in Best Blocker…Helped U.S. to the gold medal at the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship by averaging 2.73 points, 1.80 kills and 0.80 blocks with a 51.9 kill percent…Scored 12 points, including six blocks, in the three-set win over Dominican Republic in the gold-medal match…Ranked eighth in scoring at NORCECA Championship, along with fourth in Best Blocker. 2010 – Started all seven matches of the Pan American Cup averaging 3.35 points, 0.80 blocks, 2.35 kills, 0.20 aces and 0.50 digs per set…Converted 47 of 81 attacks into kills at Pan American Cup with just four errors for a .531 hitting efficiency…During five Pan American Cup preliminary pool matches, provided USA a .692 hitting efficiency with just one error…Scored 13 points versus Puerto Rico on June 19 with 11 kills on 15 errorless attacks, to go with an ace and block…Contributed five blocks versus Costa Rica as part of a 14-point match on June 21…Named most valuable player of the FIVB World Grand Prix after leading the U.S. to the gold medal and 11 consecutive victories to end the tournament…Averaged 3.50 points, 1.02 blocks and 2.35 kills per set while ranking second overall in total points during the FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round…Named Best Blocker of the FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round with a 1.47 block average…Converted 55.5 percent of attacks into kills at FIVB World Grand Prix as part of .477 hitting efficiency…Reached double-figure points in 11 of 14 matches during World Grand Prix, including a 20-point performance against Brazil on Aug. 27 in the Final Round…Tallied 18 points with 11 kills on 16 attempts and four blocks against China on Aug. 22…Blocked seven Italian attacks on Aug. 26 as part of 14-point match…Averaged 2.75 points while starting three of four matches on Tour of Brazil…Started all 11 matches of the FIVB World Championship, averaging 2.61 points, 0.64 blocks and 1.94 kills per set…Converted 46.7 percent of attacks into points with a .313 hitting efficiency…Reached double-figure scoring in five of 11 matches at World Championship, including 13 points versus Italy on Nov. 7. 2009 – Started all nine matches during the preliminary weekends of the FIVB World Grand Prix…Averaged 2.75 points per set during World Grand Prix, including 0.86 blocks per set for fifth place among all players…Converted 49 percent of attacks into points and held a .404 hitting efficiency during World Grand Prix with just 11 attack errors…Scored 22 points, including nine blocks, versus Thailand on Aug. 16…Contributed 18 points versus Russia on Aug. 14…Converted 10 of 13 attacks into kills versus Germany on Aug. 9. 2008 – Scored 117 points to lead all players during an eightmatch tour of China in March-April…Tallied 82 kills with a 59 kill percent

and .479 attack efficiency to go with team-leading 23 blocks and 12 aces on Tour of China…Played three sets versus Brazil during three-match exhibition series versus Brazil. Started final two sets versus Brazil on June 11 and totaled three kills and two blocks…Played in 14 of 21 FIVB World Grand Prix sets in the Final Round…Averaged 2.86 points, 2.19 kills, 0.52 blocks and 0.14 aces over the course of the entire tournament with a .387 attack efficiency…During the Final Round, compiled 42 points with averages of 2.29 kills, 0.64 blocks and 0.07 aces per set…Scored a teamhigh 18 points versus Italy on July 12 with 14 kills on 29 swings and four blocks. 2007 – Averaged 3.44 points per set at Pan American Games while hitting .513 on 76 swings and just six errors…Reached doubledigit points in four of the five Pan American Games, including 14 points against Puerto Rico on July 15 and Peru on July 19 in the bronze medal match...Hit 90 percent (9 kills, 10 attempts and no errors) versus Cuba on July 16. 2005 – Played on U.S. team that placed fourth at Pan American Games held in Dominican Republic…Recorded five kills in semifinal loss to Dominican Republic. 2003 – Competed for the U.S. at the Pan American Cup held in Dominican Republic. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2008 – Earned AVCA All-America First-Team honors and co-Player of the Year by Volleyball Magazine…Finished third nationally in hitting percentage (.457) and fourth nationally in blocking (1.47 average per set)…Finished career with the best hitting percentage ever recorded by an NCAA Division I player (.446)…Posted the secondbest single-season hitting percentage in Pac-10 and school history… Helped Stanford to its third consecutive Pac-10 title and a third straight run to the national title match…Led the team with 4.17 points per set and was third on the team with 3.19 kills per set. 2007 – Named AVCA Division I National Player of the Year as she guided Stanford to a national runner-up finish...Posted the second-best hitting percentage in NCAA history (.499)…Averaged 4.11 kills, 1.21 blocks and 4.94 points per game… Tabbed as Honda Award finalist. 2006 – Selected AVCA All-America and was one of four finalist for the Honda Award in 2006…Led the Cardinal with a .431 hitting percentage for third-best in the nation. Paced Stanford with 3.90 kills and 1.44 blocks per set. 2005 – Named AVCA All-America Second Team and AVCA Pacific Region Freshman of the Year…Selected Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and First-Team All-Pac-10…Finished third in the Pac-10 and 13th in the nation in hitting percentage at .397, the thirdbest mark in school history. OTHER USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: Akinradewo was the starting middle blocker on the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team that competed in the 2005 FIVB World Championships in Turkey. She was a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. Women’s Junior National Team that captured the 2004 NORCECA Continental Women’s Junior Championship. PERSONAL: Born Foluke Atinuke Akinradewo on Oct. 5, 1987, in London, Ontario, Canada…Now calls Plantation, Fla., home…Parents are Ayoola and Comfort Akinradewo…Also has two brothers, Foluso (1982) and Fiyinfolu (1977)…Attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale from 2001 to 2005 before enrolling at Stanford University… Majoring in human biology at Stanford and is expected to graduate in 2009…Holds tri-citizenship with Canada, Nigeria and the United States…Began playing volleyball in 2002 and nearly quit the sport a couple months after starting…Favorite food is pizza…Favorite books are Harry Potter series and The Kite Runner…Favorite music is almost any type except country…Favorite musicians are John Mayer, The Fray and Damien Rice…Hobbies are online shopping, hanging out with friends and watching movies…Most admired people are her parents because they “have worked so hard to provide for our family and give us the best life possible. I think that they have succeeded in doing so. If I can grow up to be half of what they are, I think I’ll Copyrighted USA Volleyball be pretty successful.”

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Cynthia Barboza

Outside Hitter * 6-0 Long Beach, Calif. College: Stanford Birth Date: Feb. 7, 1987 Joined Team: July 2003 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Pan American Games (Bronze). 2010 – Montreux Volley Masters (Silver)…Pan American Cup (Bronze)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)…Brazil Tour…FIVB World Championship (Fourth). 2009 – Pan American Cup (Fourth); FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament – NORCECA Pool G (Gold)… FIVB World Grand Prix (Ninth)…Final Four Intercontinental Cup (Silver)… NORCECA Continental Championship (Fourth). 2008 – Pan American Cup (Fifth Place)…U.S. Olympic Team Exhibition for Volleyball Series versus Brazil…FIVB World Grand Prix (Fourth Place). 2007 – Pan American Cup (Fourth Place)…Pan American Game (Bronze Medal). 2003 – Pan American Games (Bronze Medal). 2002 – NORCECA Junior Girls Continental Championships (Silver Medal)���NORCECA Youth Girls Continental Championships (Gold Medal). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Led U.S. Women to the bronze medal at the Pan American Games in her first competition of the season after suffering an injury in her club season…Averaged 4.25 points and 1.13 digs per set at the Pan American Games…Scored a team-high 23 points versus Dominican Republic in Pan American Games bronze-medal match on Oct. 20, one day after recording 15 points against Cuba in the semifinal round. 2010 – Averaged 3.38 points and 1.81 digs per set in helping the U.S. to the Montreux Volley Masters silver medal…Contributed a team-high 20 points versus China in the Montreux gold-medal match, which included 17 kills on 33 attempts and just one error to go with two blocks and an ace…Averaged 2.31 points, 2.00 kills, 0.21 blocks and 2.00 digs per set at Pan American Cup…Tallied nine kills on 16 errorless attempts along with a block versus Trinidad & Tobago on June 20… Played in 36 sets during the FIVB World Grand Prix, helping the squad to the gold medal…Tallied 10 points versus Germany on Aug. 7 in a reserve role...Held role of serving specialist during FIVB World Championship, entering 17 sets and nine of the 11 matches. 2009 – Played in a team-high 94 sets during the 2009 season, netting a 2.49 scoring average with a .281 combined hitting efficiency on 234 total points scored (second most on team)…Started three matches and played in 19 sets of the Pan American Cup…Averaged 1.05 points and 0.53 digs per set while mainly a serving specialist in the Pan American Cup…Named Most Valuable Player and Best Spiker of the FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament – NORCECA Pool G after leading the U.S. to the gold medal…Held a .510 attack efficiency and converted 57.7 percent of attacks into kills during the qualifying event…Averaged 4.88 points, 4.25 kills, 0.38 blocks, 0.25 aces and 1.63 digs per set in the qualification tournament…Produced 18 points versus Costa Rica on July 8 in qualification tournament final match helping U.S. to earn 2010 FIVB World Championship berth…Played in 22 of 36 sets during the FIVB World Grand Prix with four match starts…Averaged 1.68 points and 0.86 digs per set at the World Grand Prix…Ranked second among all scorers during Final Four Intercontinental Cup in Peru after averaging 3.30 points and 2.35 digs per set…Averaged 2.80 kills during the Final Four Cup in which USA lost to Brazil in gold-medal match… Scored in double-figures in all five matches of Final Four Cup, including 16 in a four-set win over Peru on Sept. 10 and 15 versus Dominican Republic in a three-set loss…Reached double-figure scoring in five of the six matches of the NORCECA Continental Championship as she started all six contests…Averaged 2.88 points and 1.36 digs during the NORCECA event while hitting .361. 2008 – Averaged 3.14 points per set with set averages of 2.72 kills and 0.34 blocks at the Pan American Cup…Attacked at a .304 efficiency…Started final two matches of Pan American Cup at opposite, including a 17-point match versus Venezuela in the fifth-place contest… Averaged 2.07 points and 0.36 blocks per set in three matches against Brazil during 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Exhibition for Volleyball series in Colorado Springs…Tallied 11 kills and two blocks versus Brazil on June 11 while starting all five sets…Came off bench to spark USA to five-set win over Brazil on June 13 with eight points…Played in 23 sets during the FIVB World Grand Prix with two set starts…Totaled 18 points (14 kills, four

blocks) at the World Grand Prix. 2007 – Contributed 2.59 points per set during the Pan American Cup, highlighted by four double-figure point contests…Added 2.50 digs per set during the Pan American Games…Recorded 15 points against Argentina with 13 kills and two aces on June 21…Hit .421 with nine kills, three aces and a block for 13 points against Mexico on June 25…Averaged 3.06 points during the Pan American Games, including 2.69 kills and 0.25 blocks per set…Turned in three double-figure point matches at Pan American Games, topped by a 12-point performance against Puerto Rico on July 15. 2004 – Was one of six alternates for the 2004 USA Women’s Olympic Volleyball Team. 2003 – Earned a bronze medal as the youngest member of the USA women’s national training team at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic… Scored 11 points on nine kills and two blocks in the bronze-medal match as the USA defeated Brazil 3-1 to finish the tournament with a record of 4-2…Ranked fifth on the team in scoring with 43 total points (35 kills, six blocks, two aces), a number that ranked her 29th among all players in the tournament. OTHER USA HIGHLIGHTS: 2002 – Earned a gold medal as a member of the USA Girl’s Youth National Team at the 2002 NORCECA Youth Girls Continental Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah…The team earned an automatic berth to the 2003 FIVB Girl’s Under-18 World Championships… Named Best Serve-Receiver at the NORCECA tournament…Also earned a silver medal as a member of the USA Women’s Junior National Team at the 2002 NORCECA Junior Women’s Continental Championships in Puerto Rico. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Three-time American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-American…Finished career at Stanford ranked ninth in career kills (1,639), sixth in digs (1,241) and ninth in service aces (115). 2008 – Selected a 2008 AVCA All-America First-Team pick after assisting Stanford to the NCAA Division I Championship title match…Earned ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-American…Appeared in all 118 sets for Stanford while finishing second on the team with 412 kills (3.49 per set)…Finished among Pac-10 leaders in kills (7th) and points (8th)… Led team in aces (24) and finished second in digs with 358 (3.03 per set)… Named to NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team. 2007 – Selected AVCA All-America First Team after leading Stanford to a NCAA Division I runner-up finish…Ended the year with a career-best 20 double-doubles and was one of the team’s top hitters with 3.99 kills per game… Named the program’s first ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American since 2004…Joined Stanford’s elite 1,000-kill club as just a junior. 2006 - Finished second with partner Bryn Kehoe at the Powerade Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship in April 2007…Concluded sophomore season at Stanford in 2006-2007…Selected AVCA All-America First-Team selection in 2006 after leading the Cardinal with 463 total kills and 4.21 kills per game. 2005 - Missed the final 11 matches of her 2005 freshman season after suffering a season-ending anterior cruciate ligament injury… Had started all 21 matches prior to injury and led the Pac-10 in kills (297) and kills per game (4.50) up until the injury. HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS: Capped her amazing high school career by being named the Gatorade National High School Volleyball Player of the Year for the second-straight year…In winning the award for a second consecutive season, Barboza joins Marion Jones (1991-93), LeBron James (2002-03) and Candace Parker (2003-04) as one of only four high school athletes in any sport to win Gatorade National Player of the Year honors in back-to-back seasons. She is the first volleyball player to achieve the feat. PERSONAL: Born Cynthia Jane Barboza on Feb. 7, 1987, in Bellflower, Calif. …Parents are Robert and Jane Barboza…Also has a brother, David (18)… At age 18 Cynthia was the youngest member of the USA women’s national volleyball training team in 2004 while pursuing a spot on the Olympic roster…While English is her first spoken language, Spanish was her first written language.

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Lindsey Berg

Setter * 5-8 Honolulu, Hawaii College: Minnesota Birth Date: July 16, 1980 Joined Team: January 2003 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 - FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...NORCECA Championship (Gold). 2010 – FIVB World Championship (Fourth). 2009 – Final Four Intercontinental Cup (Silver)…NORCECA Continental Championship (Fourth). 2008 – U.S. Olympic Team Exhibition for Volleyball versus Brazil…FIVB World Grand Prix (Fourth Place)…Olympic Games (Silver Medal). 2007 – NORCECA Championship (Silver Medal)…FIVB World Cup (Bronze Medal). 2006 – World Grand Prix (Seventh Place). 2005 – Front Range Tour vs. Brazil…Pan American Cup…World Grand Prix…FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament (gold medal)…NORCECA Continental Championships (gold medal)…World Grand Champions Cup (Silver Medal). 2004 – Yeltsin Cup…Montreux Volley Masters (Silver Medal)…Pan American Cup (Silver Medal)…World Grand Prix (Bronze Medal)…Olympic Games. 2003 – Montreux Volley Masters… Russia Tournament…Pan American Cup (Gold Medal)…World Grand Prix (Bronze Medal)…NORCECA Zone Championships (Gold Medal)…Texas Tour…World Cup (Bronze Medal). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Started 12 of 14 matches of the FIVB World Grand Prix and helped the Americans win their second straight title…Aided the U.S. to a .293 team hitting efficiency with 7.57 sets per set…Added 78 digs (1.86 per set), eight blocks (0.19 per set) and seven aces (0.17 per set)…Scored three blocks and a kill versus Italy on Aug. 20..Helped Team USA hit .302 in gold-medal match versus Brazil on Aug. 28…Named Best Setter of the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship after averaging 7.07 assists per set and helping the squad to a .364 hitting efficiency on the way to winning the gold medal…Added a 1.13 dig average during the NORCECA Championship…Turned in 29 assists leading the U.S. to a .342 hitting efficiency in a three-set victory over Dominican Republic in the NORCECA gold-medal match. 2010 – Played in 17 sets during the FIVB World Championship…Started the bronze-medal match versus Japan on Nov. 14, recording 26 assists, nine digs and a kill in a five-set loss…Came off the bench to provided 40 assists, 11 digs and a block in the semifinal match versus Russia on Nov. 13. 2009 – Tallied 115 assists in 39 sets after taking much of the year off to recover from surgery after 2008 Olympic Games…Averaged 2.63 assists per set at Final Four Intercontinental Cup to rank second among all players…Added four kills, six blocks and two aces during the Final Four Cup, her first tournament competition of 2009…Totaled five points (2 kills, 2 blocks, 1 ace) and 10 digs versus Brazil on Sept. 9…Provided 3.17 assists per set during NORCECA Continental Championship in starting all six matches and playing in 23 sets…Contributed 34 assists, two blocks, an ace and five digs versus Dominican Republic on Sept. 26. 2008 – Named USA Volleyball Female Indoor Athlete of the Year…Started four of six sets played during three-match exhibition series with Brazil, including three set starts on June 11…Started 43 sets of 51 sets played at World Grand Prix…Ranked seventh in setting based on assists per set (6.58) during the FIVB World Grand Prix preliminary round…Scored three blocks in match versus Italy on July 12…Despite only nine set starts and 25 overall sets entered during the Olympics Games, played a key role at setter in leading USA to a silver medal at the Olympic Games…Started the fourth and fifth sets against Italy in the Olympic Games quarterfinals, which led to scoring runs of 8-0 and 5-0 to begin each set to help USA advance to the medal round…Tallied three aces and a block in the victory over Italy, along with 21 assists… Served as co-captain for the team at the Olympic Games. 2007 – Provided 37 assists in mainly a reserve role at the NORCECA Championship… Started the final three sets of the NORCECA Championship gold medal match against Cuba…Contributed four points, all aces, against Mexico on Sept. 18…Started 17 of 27 sets played at the FIVB World Cup with an

average of 5.74 assists and 0.70 digs per set…Started first six matches of the World Cup resulting in a 6-0 record, in addition to the final match against Italy. 2006 – Named Best Setter during two of the three legs of the World Grand Prix (Macau and Bangkok)…Ranked as the second-best setter through the World Grand Prix Preliminary rounds…Averaged 9.59 assists per set (355 total assists) in the World Grand Prix…Helped U.S. to an overall .303 team attack percentage for the entire World Grand Prix. 2005 – Starting setter for the USA Women’s National Team that captured the silver medal at the season-ending FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in Japan in November…The United States finished the tournament with a record of 4-1 as it earned wins over Korea, 2004 Olympic gold medalist China, Poland and Japan along the way…Captured “Best Setter” honors and earned a gold medal as Team USA won its third-straight NORCECA Continental Championship with a five-set victory over Cuba on Sept. 11… The USA Women qualified for the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup with the win…Also named “Best Setter” as she earned a gold medal in August at the FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament as the USA Women qualified for the 2006 World Championships…Named “Best Setter” at the Pan American Cup tournament in the Dominican Republic in June as the USA Women finished fourth and clinched a berth in the 2006 World Grand Prix. 2004 – Lindsey made her first Olympic appearance in Athens, Greece, as Team USA finished fifth overall… Earned “Best Setter” honors at the Pan American Cup in Mexico as Team USA earned a silver medal and a berth in the 2005 World Grand Prix. 2003 – Earned “Best Setter” honors at the Pan American Cup in Mexico after guiding the United States to a perfect 5-0 record and a berth in the 2004 World Grand Prix…Finished third in assists per set at the World Grand Prix in Italy with 11.42 assists per set…Helped the United States earn a bronze medal at the 2003 World Cup and a berth in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece…Played in a team-high 156 sets during the year as she saw action in all 44 matches…Led the team in total assists (1,093) and finished third on the team in digs (177). COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Berg was a three-time All-Big Ten selection at the University of Minnesota (1999, 2000, and 2001)…She finished her collegiate career in 2001 ranked third in the Big Ten in all-time assists (5,913). PERSONAL: Born Lindsey Napela Berg on July 16, 1980 in Honolulu, Hawaii… Parents are Dennis and Tina Berg…Also has a sister, Erin…Enjoys surfing and fashion design in her spare time…Her happiest moment in sports was winning the first-ever USPV championship in 2002…Graduated in December 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in business/marketing.

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Heather Bown

Middle Blocker * 6-3 Yorba Linda, California College: Hawaii Birth Date: Nov. 29, 1978 Joined Team: January 2000 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 - FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)... NORCECA Championship (Gold). 2010 –Pan American Cup (Bronze)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)…Tour of Brazil…FIVB World Championship (Fourth).2009 – Pan American Cup (Fourth); FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament – NORCECA Pool G (Gold)…Final Four Intercontinental Cup (Silver)…NORCECA Continental Championship (Fourth). 2008 - U.S. Olympic Team Exhibition for Volleyball versus Brazil…FIVB World Grand Prix (Fourth)…Olympic Games (Silver). 2007 – World Grand Prix (Eighth)…NORCECA Championship (Silver)…FIVB World Cup (Bronze). 2006 - Pan American Cup (Fourth). World Grand Prix (Seventh)… World Championships (Ninth Place). 2004 – Montreux Volley Masters (Silver)… World Grand Prix (Bronze Medal)…Olympic Games (Fifth). 2003 – Montreux Volley Masters…Russia Tournament…World Grand Prix (Bronze)…NORCECA Zone Championships (Gold)…Texas Tour…World Cup (Bronze). 2002 – Montreux Volley Masters…Russia Tour…Utah Tour vs. Italy…World Grand Prix (Sixth)…Italy Tour…World Championships (Silver). 2001 – Montreux Volley Masters…World Championships Qualifying (Gold)…World Grand Prix (Gold)…NORCECA (Gold)… World Grand Champions Cup. 2000 – Australia Tour...BCV Volley Masters...Brazil Trip...Grand Prix...Japan Tour...Olympic Games (Fourth)...Russia Trip. 1999 – World University Games. INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Helped the U.S. to gold at the FIVB World Grand Prix by converting 48.7 percent of attacks with a .353 hitting efficiency… Averaged 2.48 points, 0.52 blocks and 1.74 kills per set at World Grand Prix… Tallied double-digit points in first four matches of World Grand Prix, including a five-block performance against Serbia…Averaged 2.08 points with a .395 hitting efficiency in helping U.S. win the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship… Scored 11 points with six kills, three blocks and two aces in win over Canada on Sept. 13...Converted 52.6 percent of attacks at NORCECA Championship with averages of 1.54 kills. 2010 – Started six of seven matches during Pan American Cup, helping USA to the bronze medal…Averaged 3.22 points per set at Pan American Cup, including 2.11 kills, 0.94 blocks and 0.17 aces per set…Converted 53.5 percent of attacks into kills with a .437 hitting efficiency at the Pan American Cup…Ranked fifth in Best Blocker category at Pan American Cup…Averaged 3.10 points at the FIVB World Grand Prix helping the U.S. to the gold medal…Started all 14 matches at World Grand Prix compiling a .390 hitting efficiency (101-23-200) to go with 0.82 blocks and 0.22 aces per set…Scored 20 points against Italy on Aug. 13, including seven blocks with 12 kills on 23 attacks…Converted 49.3 percent of attacks into kills during World Grand Prix Final Round…Ranked 15th in scoring, sixth in serving and ninth in blocking during the Final Round…Averaged 2.00 points per set on Tour of Brazil…Started all 11 matches and played in all 40 sets during FIVB World Championship averaging 2.38 points per set on unofficial DataVolley stats, including 22 blocks in 40 sets for a 0.55 average…Converted 47.8 percent of attacks during World Championship, including 8-of-14 versus Russia in semifinal match on Nov. 13…Turned in 7-of-8 hitting versus Czech Republic on Nov. 6 without an error. Scored 10 points including six blocks versus Italy on Nov. 7. 2009 – Converted 48.9 percent of attacks into kills during 2009, producing a .426 hitting efficiency as part of 2.20 scoring average…Started two matches and played in seven sets of the Pan American Cup, yielding averages of 1.86 points and 0.57 blocks per set…Came off the bench to play in two sets of the FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament – NORCECA Pool G, contributing four kills on six errorless attacks as part of a 2.50 points per set average…Averaged 2.83 points per set during the Final Four Intercontinental Cup, including averages of 0.89 blocks, 1.83 kills and 0.11 aces, to rank fifth in blocking and ninth in scoring among all players…Scored 19 points (12 kills, 6 blocks, 1 ace), including a .524 hitting efficiency, versus Brazil in Final Four Cup gold-medal match on Sept. 13… Provided 14 points in semifinal win over Dominican Republic on Sept. 12…Charted a .424 overall hitting efficiency during Final Four Cup…Started all six matches and played in 24 sets during NORCECA Continental Championship…Averaged 1.79 points per set at NORCECA Championship, which included a 14-point performance (nine kills on 14 errorless attacks, 4 aces, 1 block) versus Cuba in the bronze medal match on Sept. 27. 2008 – Started all 10 sets in matches against Brazil on June 11 and June 14…Averaged 2.00 points per set in the two matches, including five blocks in the opening match of the series…Converted 14 of 31 attacks into kills and produced .387 hitting efficiency…Averaged 2.29 points per set at the World Grand Prix, including averages of 1.55 kills, 0.60 blocks and 0.14 aces per set…Held a hitting efficiency of .371 for the tournament, including a .575 mark in the second preliminary round weekend…Ranked 12th in Best Blocker in the World Grand Prix preliminary rounds…Started all 33 sets during the Olympic Games helping the USA to a silver medal, its first medal-stand appearance since 1992…Produced a hitting efficiency of .475, along with per set averages of 2.64 points, 1.97 kills, 0.55 blocks, 0.12 aces and 0.61 digs…Tallied a high of 18 points at the Olympics versus China on Aug. 15, which included 11 kills on 15 errorless attacks and four blocks…Charted

15 points in the Olympic Games opener versus Japan. 2007 – Limited to 16 sets during the World Grand Prix, averaging 2.63 points and 0.88 blocks per set…Hit .308 in the World Grand Prix on 52 attacks, including a 15-point performance against Poland in the tournament opener on Aug. 3…Averaged 3.24 points per set and provided a .579 attack percentage (kills minus errors divided by attacks) at the NORCECA Championship. Contributed 0.94 blocks and 2.18 kills per set during the NORCECA Championship…Recorded 22 kills with 14 kills on 19 swings and seven blocks against Cuba in the NORCECA gold medal match on Sept. 22…Started 29 of 41 possible sets at the FIVB World Cup and provided 2.83 points, 2.17 kills and 0.48 blocks per set…Contributed a .455 attack percentage on 112 swings at the World Cup…Recorded a 0.56 kill percent during the World Cup, but failed to meet Best Spiker criteria of minimum 15 percent of team’s attempts. 2006 – Turned in eight points in three sets versus Poland on May 26. ...Played in 26 sets during the Pan American cup netting 75 points...Led in scoring against Cuba (14) and Venezuela (13) in the Pan American Cup...Averaged 0.61 blocks per set in the tournament… Averaged 3.38 points per set and attacked at a .424 clip in nine matches at the World Grand Prix…Reached double-figure scoring in all nine matches…Tallied 21 points in a four-set victory over Dominican Republic on Aug. 27 and 20 points in a sweep of Thailand on Sept. 1…Hit .778 without an error on 18 swings versus Thailand on Sept. 1…Attacked at a .667 percentage on 12 errorless swings against China on Aug. 25, in addition to six blocks…Named Best Blocker and Best Server for Group D of the World Grand Prix with matches against China, Brazil and Dominican Republic…Selected as Best Blocker in the World Grand Prix Group H segment including matches against Thailand, Korea and Russia…Averaged 3.53 points, 2.60 kills and 0.74 blocks per set at the World Championship…Attacked at a .519 percentage during the World Championship with only 14 hitting errors on 189 attempts…Ranked 16th in the World Championship in points scored, fifth in blocking. Despite not meeting minimum qualification for the Best Spiker category due to lack of attempts, would have ranked first in the category with a 60.8 kill percentage among players with a minimum of 75 attacks according to the FIVB statistics…Tallied a season-high 24 points with a .727 attack percentage against Germany on Nov. 12 …Contributed eight blocks versus Netherlands on Nov. 1 as part of a 19-point match. 2005 – Heather did not compete with the USA National Team in order to go back to school to finish her degree. 2004 – Earned secondstraight Olympic appearance in Athens as Team USA finished in a tie for fifth place…Finished fifth on the team in scoring with 48 total points on 36 kills, eight blocks and four service aces. 2003 – Helped the U.S. earn a bronze medal at the FIVB World Cup and a berth in the 2004 Summer Games…Finished fourth on the team in scoring (119 points) and second on the team in blocking (28 blocks) during the World Cup…On the season she finished third on the team in total blocks with 67 (0.53 per set) and service aces (19) and fifth in total points (318). 2002 – Won a silver medal at the FIVB World Championship…Started all 11 matches at the World Championship and averaged 12 points per match…Finished third among all players in blocking at the World Championship with 34… Finished World Grand Prix pool play third in kill percentage (.500), sixth in blocks per set (0.72), eighth in scoring (111 points) and 11th in service aces per set (0.22) among all players in the tournament. 2001 – Earned the Best Attacker award at the NORCECA Zone Championships. 2000 – Finished the year ranked second in hitting percentage (.312), aces (23) and blocks (67) among the starters…Played her first international match against top-ranked Russia, posting two kills in two sets played...Ended the Russia Trip with 10 kills, six digs and a block...Earned a starting spot during the Japan Tour, leading the team with 53 kills, 13 digs, six blocks and a .369 hitting percentage...Recorded 38 kills, 14 digs, five blocks and a .312 hitting percentage... Posted 22 kills and a .326 hitting percentage on the Brazil Trip…Second on the team in blocks (22), aces (6) and hitting percentage (.326) at the Olympic Games. 1999 – Starting middle blocker on the World University Games team that posted a 4-2 record. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 1999 – AVCA First-Team All-American…AVCA All-District 7… Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Player of the Year…Led the nation with 2.25 block per game…Posted 411 kills, 230 blocks and a .364 hitting percentage. 1998 – AVCA First-Team All-American…WAC Pacific Division Player of the Year… Helped the Wahine claim the WAC Tournament title with a dramatic five-set victory over BYU…Led the conference in hitting percentage (.389) and blocks (1.69). 1997 – At UC Santa Barbara…First-Team All-Big West…Ranked ninth in the country in hitting percentage with a .384 mark. 1996 – All-Big-West Freshman Team.

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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.”

Nicole Davis

Libero * 5-4 Stockton, California College: Southern California Birth Date: April 24, 1982 Joined Team: January 2004 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth)...Pan American Cup (Bronze)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...NORCEA Championship (Gold). 2010 – Montreux Volley Masters (Silver Medal)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold Medal). 2009 – Tour of Egypt…Pan American Cup (Fourth)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Ninth)…Final Four Intercontinental Cup (Silver)…NORCECA Continental Championship (Fourth). 2008 – Tour of China…U.S. Olympic Team Exhibition for Volleyball versus Brazil…FIVB World Grand Prix (Fourth Place)…Olympic Games (Silver Medal). 2007 – FIVB World Grand Prix (Eighth Place)… NORCECA Championship (Silver Medal)…FIVB World Cup (Bronze Medal). 2006 – World Grand Prix (Seventh Place)…World Championships (Ninth Place). 2005 – Front Range Tour vs. Brazil…Pan American Cup…World Grand Prix…FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament (Gold Medal)…NORCECA Continental Championships (Gold Medal)…World Grand Champions Cup (Silver Medal). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – 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…Handled libero duties in all 27 sets for U.S. at Pan American Cup, averaging 2.41 digs per set…Passing helped the squad to a .325 hitting efficiency for the tournament…Tallied doubledigit digs in three of the eight matches, including 11 in three-set win over Argentina…Averaged .284 digs per set at the FIVB World Grand Prix with 13 of 14 match starts in helping Americans win second consecutive title… Ranked fifth in Best Digger and third in Best Libero at FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round…Tallied six double-digit dig matches, including 18 versus Italy on Aug. 25 in a five-set victory, followed by 15 digs against Brazil on Aug. 26 in four-set pool-play loss…Averaged 2.40 digs per set with a 76.4 positive reception percent on 55 attempts during the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship…Recorded an 83 excellent reception percent on 12 chances in NORCECA semifinal victory over Cuba, followed by a 71 excellent reception percent on 14 chances in the gold-medal medal match against Dominican Republic. 2010 – Named Best Libero at Montreux Volley Masters with 158 excellent passes on 250 attempts…Averaged tournament-leading 5.50 digs per set based on official stats, nearly 2.0 digs per set more than second-place finisher…Tallied a 52.34 passing efficiency on 107 attempts for fifth-best at Montreux Volley Masters… Recorded 20 digs versus China in the four-set gold-medal match on June 13, while producing 16 digs in a three-set victory over Cuba on June 12 in the Montreux semifinals…Played in 14 sets during the FIVB World Grand Prix with three starts at libero…Averaged 3.50 digs per set at the FIVB World Grand Prix, including 17 in a four-set victory over Dominican Republic on Aug. 6. 2009 – Entered 86 sets during 2009 with a 2.66 dig average, the highest on the team…Libero for U.S. Women’s National Team two-match tour of Egypt resulting in two victories…Averaged 4.86 digs per set in two-match series against Egypt…Played in 21 sets of the Pan American Cup, averaging a tournament-best 3.90 digs per set to earn Best Digger…Held a 54.18 libero efficiency rating at the Pan American Cup for third best among liberos…Contributed 20 digs in four-set match against Brazil…Starting USA libero for Pool A of the FIVB World Grand Prix… Played total of 31 matches of the FIVB World Grand Prix…Tallied 25 digs in five-set victory over Puerto Rico on Aug. 1…Averaged 5.00 digs per set in three match starts of the World Grand Prix, including 18 digs in three-set loss to Germany on July 31…Split time as USA libero during the Final Four Intercontinental Cup…Averaged 3.21 digs per set during Final Four Cup, including 22 digs in a five-set loss to Brazil on Sept. 9…Entered three sets as a back-row sub during the NORCECA Continental Championship. 2008 – Served as libero for eight-match tour of China…Tallied 112 digs and handled 213 serve receive chances with 54 percent positive receptions leading to a 5-3 record with a young team competing…Served as libero in June 11 match versus Brazil and subbed into contest on June 13 and June 14 as part of three-match series…Served as libero for the entire FIVB

World Grand Prix preliminary round in which USA won seven of nine matches and was a defensive specialist in the Final Round…Ranked fourth in the preliminary round in Best Digger with 2.33 digs per set, including four matches with at least double-digit digs…Served as USA libero at the Olympic Games, which resulted in a silver medal and the country’s first medal in women’s volleyball since 1992…Averaged 2.88 digs per set, sixth-best among all players in the Olympic Games…Tallied a 52 percent in excellent service receptions, which along with her dig average, helped the U.S. to a .302 team hitting efficiency. 2007 – Averaged 2.53 digs per set as the U.S. libero for all three preliminary rounds during the World Grand Prix…Turned in a team-high 21 digs versus China in three games on Aug. 4…Paced Team USA to a silver medal at the NORCECA Championship as the team’s libero…Averaged 3.00 digs per set for third best at the NORCECA Championship…Tallied 54 excellent service receptions on 84 attempts with only one error at the NORCECA Championship…Averaged 2.66 digs per set, fourth best at the FIVB World Cup, as the Team USA libero…Tallied 19 digs in four set win over Poland on Nov. 4. 2006 – Played in four matches during seven-match tour of Italy March 22 to April 2 with U.S. National Training Team … Played in two sets versus Poland on May 26…Libero for the final two weekends of the World Grand Prix… Ranked sixth in the Best Libero category in the World Grand Prix despite not playing the position the first three matches…Ranked 10th in World Grand Prix in digs with 1.30 per set…Turned in 15 digs in 31 sets as a backrow specialist coming off the bench during the World Championships, handling 46 service receptions with a 41 positive percentage. 2005 – Split time with fellow libero Sarah Drury for the USA Women’s National Team that captured the silver medal at the season-ending FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in Japan in November…The U.S. finished the tournament with a record of 4-1 as it earned wins over Korea, 2004 Olympic gold medalist China, Poland and Japan along the way…Earned a gold medal as Team USA won its third-straight NORCECA Continental Championship with a five-set victory over Cuba on Sept. 11…Earned gold medal in August at the FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament as the U.S. Women qualified for the 2006 World Championship. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2003 – Averaged 4.2 digs per set during the regular season and 5.2 digs per set during the postseason as University of Southern California won its second consecutive national championship and finished the year with a perfect 35-0 record. 2002 – Helped guide USC to the 2002 NCAA championship...Played in all 32 matches and made 27 starts at libero (2002 marked the first season the libero position was used in collegiate volleyball)...Averaged a team-leading 3.44 digs per game and finished sixth in the Pac-10...Averaged 3.05 digs throughout the NCAA Championships. 2001 – Led the team and finished the season ranked ninth in the Pac-10 with 0.30 service aces per game...Also finished fourth on the team with 2.27 digs per game. 2000 – In her first season, Davis played in 44 sets 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-toback NCAA Division I volleyball championships with USC in 2002 and 2003…The person she admires most is her mother because of “the person she is, and has helped me become.”…Owns a black belt in karate…Favorite professional team is the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball… Favorite movie is “Dirty Dancing” and her favorite food is anything sweet…Enjoys watching football in her spare time…Favorite television show is Sex and the City… “My mom is my role model. She came from very little and had a very successful career. She is a strong, independent woman, and a wonderful friend and mother.”

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Setter * 6-0 Leland, Michigan College: Penn State Birth Date: April 5, 1988 Joined Team: May 2010 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth)…Pan American Cup (Bronze)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...NORCECA Championship (Gold). 2010 – Tour of China…Pan American Cup (Bronze)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)…Brazil Tour…FIVB World Championship (Fourth). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Started four of five matches at the Montreux Volley Masters, helping the U.S. to a .251 team hitting efficiency…Turned in 27 digs during Montreux Volley Masters for a 1.80 dig average…Played in 25 of 27 sets at Pan American Cup, including seven of eight match starts…Helped team to an overall .325 hitting efficiency for the tournament, including a .525 hitting efficiency versus Cuba in the bronze-medal match…Averaged 1.92 digs per set at the Pan Am Cup… Averaged 3.21 assists per set with 19 sets played and two match starts in helping U.S. win the FIVB World Grand Prix…Helped U.S. hit .493 as a team in starting setter role against Peru on Aug. 21…Played in nine sets and registered nine assists during NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship, helping the squad to the gold medal. 2010 – Played in seven sets and started two of three matches on USA’s tour of China… Averaged 1.14 points, 1.86 digs and 0.43 blocks in international debut… Scored four kills on six attacks in China…Started all seven match at the Pan American Cup helping USA to the bronze medal…Averaged 8.25 running sets per set, while adding averages of 2.40 digs, 0.45 blocks and 0.45 kills… Converted nine of 14 attacks into kills as part of .571 hitting efficiency… Named Best Setter at FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round after helping the U.S. to the gold medal…Started final 13 matches of tournament, leading to an 11-match win streak…Set USA to a .300 hitting efficiency and 40.7 kill percent during the World Grand Prix, including a .274 efficiency and 39.1 kill percent during the Final Round…Averaged 0.83 points, 2.94 digs and 11.54 assists while hitting .447 (19-2-38) during World Grand Prix according to unofficial DataVolley Stats…Started three of four matches on Brazil Tour…Finished the FIVB World Championship with 8.43 running sets average, third-best for the tournament after leading the category heading into the final match…Started 10 of 11 matches at the World Championship with a 7-3 record in those starts…Averaged 0.68 points per set and 3.12 digs per set at World Championship…Set USA to a .402 hitting efficiency against Thailand on Oct. 29 and a .392 mark versus Czech Republic on Nov. 6. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 – Named AVCA All-America First-Team as she set Penn State to consecutive undefeated seasons and its unprecedented third consecutive NCAA title …Honda Award finalist … Ranked fourth in the nation in assists per set (11.90) guiding the Nittany Lions to a nation-leading .381 attack percentage …Added 112 kills (0.92 per set), 103 blocks (0.84) and 286 digs (2.34)…Ranked fourth all-time in school history for career assists. 2008 – Tabbed AVCA First Team AllAmerica and NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team as Penn State won its second consecutive NCAA title with an undefeated record ... AVCA National Player of the Week (Nov. 18) ... Big Ten Player of the Week (Nov. 17) ... Directed the Penn State offense to a record setting and nation-leading .390 hitting percentage ...Led the team, Big Ten and nation with 12.50 assists per set average (1,450 total assists) ... Ranked third on the team with 212 digs averaging 1.83 digs per set ... notched

114 total blocks, good enough for third on the team. 2007 – Selected AVCA Second Team All-America and NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team ... National and Big Ten Player of the Week (11/19) ... Started 35 of 36 matches and played in 114 of 122 games while directing the Penn State offense to a nation-leading .350 hitting percentage Led the team, ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 24th in the country with an average of 13.02 assists per game with 1,484 total assists. 2006 – Named Big Ten All-Freshmen Team ... Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week (9/11) ... Started all 35 matches and played in 113 of 114 games ... spent most of the season as a 5-1 setter, but also saw time as a 6-2 setter/hitter, attacking primarily on the right side ... Led the team and finished seventh in the Big Ten with 12.50 assists per game ... Ranked third on the squad with 1.14 blocks per game and fourth with 21 service aces and 2.04 digs per game ... Chipped in 1.16 kills per game ... Set the team to a Big Tenand nation-best .323 hitting percentage, the only team in the country to finish the season hitting higher than .300 ... earned National Player of the Week honors after averaging 13.38 assists per game while leading the team to a .327 hitting percentage against Missouri and Texas at the Texas Invitational (9/7-8). OTHER USA VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCE: Member of the 2005 U.S. Girls’ Youth National A2 Team and played on the USA Red squad that won the gold medal at the High Performance Championships in Austin, Texas, where she also received the “Best Setter” award ... Started on the 2004 U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team that won Copyrighted USA Volleyball the gold medal in Puerto Rico at the NORCECA Games, where she was recognized as “Best Server”. CLUB/PREP CAREER: Four-year letterwinner at Leland (Mich.) High School ... Named Michigan Gatorade Player of the Year ... Led squad to the 2006 Class D state championship, producing a singlematch record of 48 kills in the title match ... Named Miss Volleyball for the state of Michigan in 2006 ... Four-time first team all-state, all-region dream team and allconference ... Finished prep career as National and State High School record holder in season aces (296), career aces (937) and career kills (3,584) ... Ranked sixth on PrepVolleyball.com’s “Senior Aces” list ... Named first team all-state as a basketball player as a junior and senior ... Member of the National Honor Society with a 3.7 grade point average. PERSONAL: Born Alisha Rebecca Glass on April 5, 1988…Mother is Laurie Glass, who was also her high school volleyball coach…Grandfather Larry Glass was her high school basketball coach… Majored in kinesiology at Penn State University with a minor in human development and family studies.

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

career leader in kills with 2,151 and ranks third all-time in the Pac-10 in the same category. She averaged 5.27 kills, 2.84 digs, 0.70 blocks and 0.40 aces per game for the Wildcats. For her career, Glass had doubledigit kills in 105 of her 115 matches played, along with 20 or more kills 54 times en route to a school-record 5.27 kills per game average. She holds the Arizona school record with 162 aces, and is third in career digs with 1,158. Glass provided 77 block solos, which ranks eighth all-time for the Wildcats. As a senior in 2005, Glass was selected AVCA All-America First-Team in leading Arizona to a fourth seed in the NCAA Tournament. She was tabbed AVCA All-America Second-Team and AVCA National Freshman of the Year in 2002. Glass was honored as a AVCA All-American Third Team as a sophomore in 2003. OTHER VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCE: Glass is no stranger to international competition as she was a member of the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team that competed in the 2001 FIVB World Junior Championships. She also participated on the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team at the 2002 NORCECA Continental Women’s Junior Championships. Glass played for Corozal in Puerto Rico’s Super League. She led the league in kills during the regular season and led her team to the tournament semifinals. PERSONAL: Born Kimberly Marie Glass on Aug. 18, 1984, in Los Angeles, Calif.…Parents are Sherman Glass and Kathryn Storms…Has four siblings, brothers Darryl and Marcus Glass, and sisters Shalana and Shaynce Glass… One of three athletes selected to model in the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition (see http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011_ swimsuit/athletes/kim-glass/)…Modeled in the 2010 ESPN The Magazine “The Body” issue…Hobbies include poetry, bowling, shopping…Favorite foods are ribs and pancakes…Favorite book is The Magic of Thinking Big… Favorite movie is Coming to America...Admires her mother most.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Glass, a three-time American Volleyball Coaches Association All-American and four-time All-Pac-10 pick, is Arizona’s

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Tayyiba Haneef-Park

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

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

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Christa Harmotto

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

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

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

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Megan Hodge

Outside Hitter * 6-3 Durham, North Carolina College: Penn State Birth Date: Oct. 15, 1988 Joined Team: February 2010 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 - Pan American Cup (Bronze)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...NORCECA Championship (Gold). 2010 – China Tour…Montreux Volley Masters (Silver)…Pan American Cup (Bronze)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)…Tour of Brazil… FIVB World Championship (Fourth). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Led U.S. in scoring at Pan American Cup with 85 points and 4.05 points per set…Recorded 17 kills, one block and eight digs versus Brazil on July 5…Tallied 18 points versus Dominican Republic in Pan Am Cup semifinal…Converted 45 percent of attacks at Pan Am Cup with .287 hitting efficiency…Started four matches during the FIVB World Grand Prix helping the U.S. win the gold medal…Averaged 3.73 points, 1.55 digs and 0.41 aces per set while hitting .298 in the tournament…Scored 15 points in each of the first three matches of the preliminary round, including a 10-kill, three-block, two-ace performance against China…Tallied 12 points in a reserve role versus Serbia…Tallied 15 points versus Peru with 12 kills on 20 errorless attacks and three blocks… Subbed into five-set rally over Italy and provided 11 digs… Scored 11 kills on 19 attacks in two sets as a reserve helping the U.S. win gold at the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship…Hit at a .526 efficiency during the NORCECA Championship. 2010 – Averaged team-leading 5.29 points per set in starting all three matches of USA’s tour of China… Scored 15 points in exhibition versus Evergrande on Feb. 2 with 15 kills and nine digs…In pro debut, notched 15 points versus Hong Kong on Jan. 30 with 12 kills on 18 swings and just one error to go with three blocks and five digs…Hit at a .382 efficiency on China Tour and converted 48.5 percent of attacks into kills…Averaged 3.00 digs per set on China Tour… Totaled a team-leading 5.00 points per set in starting all five matches at the Montreux Volley Masters in which the U.S. won the silver medal… Converted 42.6 percent of attacks into kills at Montreux while adding averages of 0.61 blocks and 1.67 digs per set…Finished Montreux as the fourth leading scorer among all players…Scored 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 attacks into points for a .722 hitting efficiency against Puerto Rico on June 19…Contributed match-high 16 points with a .414 hitting efficiency on 29 attacks versus Cuba in bronzemedal match of Pan American Cup on June 26…Contributed 3.31 points per set in 16 sets played at the FIVB World Grand Prix in which the U.S. won the gold medal…Tallied 17 points and 15 digs versus Germany on Aug. 7, followed by a 15-point, 20-dig match against Poland on Aug. 8… Started FIVB World Grand Prix with 14 points and 13 digs in a win over Dominican Republic…Averaged 3.47 points per set while starting two of four matches on Tour of Brazil…Scored 22 points versus Brazil on Sept. 25, followed by a 20-point match on Sept. 26 in a reserve role…Played in two sets during the FIVB World Championship against Kazakhstan on Nov. 2, scoring a kill on three attacks to go with a dig.

for the second time…Tallied 2,142-career kills leading to a 141-5 career record at Penn State…Finished season with 560 kills as part of a 4.67 kill average and .371 attack percentage…Ranked second on the squad in digs with 295 (2.46 per set). 2008 – Led Penn State to second consecutive NCAA Division I title with an undefeated record…Chosen AVCA First Team All-America, NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player and Unanimous First Team All-Big Ten ... Named ESPN The Magazine Second Team Academic All-American ... Started all 38 matches appearing in 115 sets ... Led the team with 470 kills and a 4.09 kills per set average ... Finished second on the squad with 242 digs and averaged 2.10 digs per game. 2007 – Selected Honda Award Finalist, NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player and AVCA First Team All-America as Penn State won the NCAA title … Selected Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week (9/10) ... Started all 36 matches and 122 games ... Ranked first on the team and third in the Big Ten with 4.60 kills per game ... Recorded 561 total kills for the season ... Set a new season high with 26 kills in the national championship match against Stanford (12/15). 2006 – Selected AVCA First Team All-America and AVCA National Freshman of the Year ... Big Ten Player of the Year ... Unanimous First Team All-Big Ten ... First player in Big Ten history to earn First Team AVCA All-America honors as a freshman ... Became only player ever in Big Ten history to claim both Big Ten Player and Freshman of the Year honors ... First-ever player to earn Gatorade National High School Volleyball Player of the Year honors and AVCA National Freshman of the Year honors in consecutive seasons ... Led the Big Ten and the team in points per game (5.57) and kills per game (4.83) ... Ranked second on the team with 39 service aces and 303 digs, an average of 2.66 digs per game ... Her 551 kills ranks sixth on the Penn State single-season record chart and is the highest for the rally-scoring era ... Average of 4.83 kills per game places her third on the all-time single-season list and ranked her 17th in the country. OTHER USA VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCE: Member of the 2006 U.S. Women’s Junior National Team…Member of 2004 and 2005 U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team ... Voted the Most Valuable Player and “Best Attacker” at the 2004 NORCECA Girls’ Youth Continental Championship in Cataño, Puerto Rico ... Competed with the U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team at the FIVB Girls’ Youth World Championship in Macau, China in 2005. PERSONAL: Born Megan Hodge on Oct. 15, 1988, in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands…Parents are Michael and Carmen Hodge…Both her parents played for the Virgin Islands National Volleyball Team…Mother played volleyball at George Washington University, while father played at University of Virgin Islands…Brother Michael… Majored in business management at Penn State University…From 1996-2002, was a member of the Bouncing Bulldogs Jump Rope Demonstration team and was a silver medalist in the 12-14 age division at the World Championship in Ghent, Belgium, as a member of the USA Jump Rope Team.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 – Selected co-Honda Broderick Cup Award winner for the best female collegiate athlete in all sports…Named Honda Award winner for Volleyball, AVCA Division I National Player of the Year and ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year as Penn State won its third consecutive NCAA Division I title, second of which with an undefeated record… Selected for the fourth time as an AVCA All-America First-Team choice…Named Big Ten Player of the Year

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Destinee Hooker

Opposite * 6-4 San Antonio, Texas College: Texas Birth Date: Sept, 7, 1987 Joined Team: May 2010 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 - FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...NORCECA Championship (Gold). 2010 - FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)…Tour of Brazil…FIVB World Championship (Fourth). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 - Named Most Valuable Player of the FIVB World Grand Prix as she helped the Americans win the event for the second year in a row…Ranked second during the FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round with 101 total points scored (90 kills, 8 blocks, 3 aces), while finishing fourth in Best Spiker with a 42.1 kill percent…During the entire tournament including preliminary rounds, totaled 228 points (234 based on unofficial DataVolley Stats) and held a .357 hitting efficiency…Averaged 5.20 points, 4.51 kills, 0.49 blocks and 1.58 digs per set based on unofficial DataVolley stats…Scored 15 or more points in 11 of the 13 matches she played in, including a personal international-high 30 points versus Italy (34 based on unofficial DataVolley stats) on Aug. 25…Converted 16 of 23 errorless attacks against China on Aug. 7 with three blocks for 19 points in a 3-0 win…Tallied 15 kills and five blocks in 20-point semifinal win over Serbia, followed by 16 points versus Brazil in the gold-medal match… Named an FIVB Hero as announced in August…Led U.S. to NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship title by ranking third in scoring and fourth in Best Spiker…Averaged 5.07 points at NORCECA Championship with 4.27 kills, 0.40 blocks, 0.40 aces and 1.53 digs per set…Converted 50.8 percent of attacks with a .389 hitting efficiency…Tallied 16 points in NORCECA gold-medal match against Dominican Republic following an 18-point performance against Cuba with a .519 hitting efficiency in the semifinals. 2010 – Playing in her first official tournament with the U.S. Women’s National Team, averaged 4.76 points and 2.46 digs in helping the U.S. win the FIVB World Grand Prix…Ranked fourth in Best Scorer during FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round with 76 points while ranking seventh in Best Spiker with a 38.69 kill percent…Led or tied for team-high point honors in eight of 14 matches at World Grand Prix…For the entire World Grand Prix, converted 41.8 percent of attacks into kills with a .330 hitting efficiency…Played in 50 of 52 sets, starting the final 13 matches of the tournament…Reached double-figure kills in 12 of 14 matches at World Grand Prix, including 25-point performances against Germany on Aug. 7 and versus China on Aug. 22…Named MVP of the Hong Kong World Grand Prix preliminary round weekend…Contributed 24 points versus China on Aug. 28…Held a .516 hitting efficiency 16-0-31) 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 fifth in scoring at the FIVB World Championship with 219 points (185 kills, 23 blocks, 11 aces) according to FIVB stats…Converted 45.3 percent of attacks into kills for 11th place at the World Championship, in addition to a .333 hitting efficiency on 418 attacks…Also ranked 16th in Best Blocker at the World Championship…Reached 20 or more points in eight of the 11 matches, including the final seven matches of the tournament…Scored 28 points in the bronze-medal match against Japan on Nov. 14…Totaled 27 points versus Thailand in the tournament opener (Oct. 29), 24 points versus Italy (Nov. 7), 23 points versus Russia (Nov. 13) and 21 points versus Cuba (Nov. 3), Netherlands (Nov. 9) and Brazil (Nov. 10)…Back-to-back double-doubles (kills and digs) versus Netherlands (2114) and Brazil (21-10). 2008 – Helped the U.S. to a 5-3 record on a tour of China playing teams within the Chinese Volleyball Club system.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 – Selected American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America First-Team and Volleyball Magazine AllAmerica First Team and advancing University of Texas to the championship match of the NCAA Division I Tournament before losing to Penn State… Named Most Outstanding Player at the NCAA Division I Volleyball Championship…Selected Big 12 Player of the Year…Finished season with 526 kills (5.26 per set), 47 aces (0.45 per set), 87 blocks (0.84 per set) and 633 points (6.09 per set)…Finished Texas career with 1,821 kills (third most) and a 4.27 kills average (third-best)…Won the 2009 NCAA Indoor High Jump championship and the 2009 NCAA Outdoor High Jump championship, becoming just the second female in NCAA history to win three NCAA Outdoor High Jump titles and the first female high jumper to sweep the indoor and outdoor crowns since 2004. 2008 – Named AVA All-America First-Team, Volleyball Magazine All-America First-Team and Honda Award finalist as one of the top four volleyball players in NCAA Division I…Helped team to the NCAA Division I Championship semifinals as she led the Big 12 in points per set (4.89), ranked second in kills per set (4.1) and seventh in hitting percentage (.322). 2007 – Selected AVCA All-America Second-Team and Volleyball Magazine All-America Second-Team…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 AllAmerica honorable mention as a freshman after tallying 373 kills for a 3.49 kill average…Tallied doublefigure 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 nationally by PrepVolleyball.com ... 2005 San Antonio ExpressNews High School Girls’ Athlete of the Year as a three-sport all-state standout in volleyball, basketball and track and field at Southwest High School ... 2005 Copyrighted USA Volleyball San Antonio Express-News CoSportswoman of the Year (with her sister, former NCAA track champion Marshevet Hooker) ... all-state, all-region, all-district volleyball outside hitter standout as a junior and senior... averaged 22.8 points, 16.2 rebounds and 7.3 blocks during her final season of high school basketball at Southwest HS ... impressively, was named the team MVP for each squad during her high school career ... 2005 Track and Field News All-American in the high jump ... two-time Texas state champion in the high jump with a then-personal best of 6-0.50 ... captured the high jump in the high school girls’ division at the 2004 and 2005 Texas Relays, as well as the 2004 and 2005 Texas state championships ... four-time Academic All-American. PERSONAL: Born Destinee Dante’ Hooker on Sept. 7, 1987, in Frankfurt, Germany…Parents are Ricky and Marvetta Hooker…Sister is Marshevet, who was an NCAA champion, All-American and Big 12 champion in the long jump, sprints and relays at University of Texas from 2004-2006 before turning professional and competing in the 2008 Olympics…Graduated high school early to compete one season with sister in track and field at University of Texas...Was a Darrell K. Royal Endowed Centennial Presidential Scholarship Recipient at University of Texas…majored in applied learning and development at University of Texas.

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Jordan Larson

Outside Hitter * 6-2 Hooper, Nebraska College: Nebraska Birth Date: Oct. 16, 1986 Joined Team: June 2009 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth)...Pan American Cup (Bronze)...FIVB World Grand Prix... NORCECA Championship (Gold). 2010 – Pan American Cup (Bronze)… FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)…Tour of Brazil…FIVB World Championship (Fourth). 2009 – Pan American Cup (Fourth)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Ninth)…NORCECA Continental Championship (Fourth). 2004 – NORCECA Women’s Junior Continental Championship. (Gold). 2003 – FIVB Girls’ Youth World Championship. INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Averaged 2.15 points per set at the Montreux Volley Masters with just one match start and 20 sets played in…Scored 21 points versus China in the bronze-medal match on June 12, which included 14 kills on 38 swings, five blocks, two aces and 15 digs…Started in seven of eight matches at the Pan American Cup with 23 sets played…Averaged 3.22 points and 1.83 digs per set at Pan American Cup…Totaled 15 points in semifinal match versus Dominican Republic, in addition to 14 kills and 10 digs versus Brazil in pool play…Started 13 of 14 matches of the FIVB World Grand Prix and helping the U.S. win the tournament for the second straight year…Averaged 3.05 points, 1.93 digs, 2.14 kills, 0.48 aces and 0.43 blocks per set…During FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round, ranked 11th in Best Scorer, 11th in Best Spiker, third in Best Server, fifth in Best Receiver and 14th in Best Blocker for an all-around performance…Scored 12 points in three-set victory over Brazil in World Grand Prix goldmedal match…Scored 10 Courtesy of FIVB or more points in eight World Grand Prix matches while Serving at least four aces in three matches… Averaged 3.71 points, 2.79 kills, 0.36 aces, 0.57 blocks and 1.21 digs per set in helping U.S. win NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship…Finished second in Best Receiver and fifth in both Best Scorer and Best Spiker in NORCECA Championship… Converted 49.4 percent of attacks at NORCECA with .367 hitting efficiency… Tallied 11 kills on 17 attacks with 13 points against Cuba in NORCECA semifinal. 2010 – Started all seven matches and 21 of 22 sets at Pan American Cup, helping Team USA to the bronze medal…Averaged team-leading 3.62 points per set and scored in double-digits in six of the seven matches…Tallied double-double of 14 points and 10 digs versus Costa Rica on June 21…Started all 14 matches of the FIVB World Grand Prix in which the U.S. won the gold medal… Averaged 2.75 points and 2.73 digs per set during the FIVB World Grand Prix, including 10 matches with double-figure scoring…Tallied 17 points versus Italy on Aug. 13 with 11 kills and five blocks…Ranked 18th in scoring during FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round with 47 points, while also ranking 11th in Blocking, 16th in Serving and 10th in Digging…Averaged 1.65 points per set on Tour of Brazil, including two match starts…Started all 11 matches and 40 sets of the FIVB World Championship while

averaging 3.2 points, 2.48 digs, 2.70 kills and 0.43 blocks per set…Tallied 17 points against both Cuba on Nov. 3 and Japan on Nov. 14…Scored 15 points against Brazil on Nov. 10…Tallied double-doubles (kills and digs) in four matches, including the final three against Brazil, Russia (semifinals) and Japan (bronze-medal match). 2009 – Averaged 2.73 points and 1.06 digs per set in first season with U.S. Women’s National Team, which included 19 match starts and 79 sets played…Started six of seven matches at the Pan American Cup with 21 sets played…Contributed 77 points at the Pan American Cup as part of a 3.67 scoring average with a 3.29 kill average…Added 0.81 digs and 0.29 ace average…Scored in double-figures in five Pan American Cup matches, including individual high 18 points versus Puerto Rico on June 30…Produced hitting efficiency of .688 (12 kills, 1 error, 16 attacks) in first match with the senior national team against Costa Rica on June 26…Started eight of nine matches during the preliminary rounds of the FIVB World Grand Prix, competing in a total of 35 of 36 sets…Averaged 2.20 points and 0.63 digs per set during World Grand Prix…Reached 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 Continental Championship, compiling 2.70 points and 1.96 digs per set…Tallied 15 points and 12 digs versus Canada on Sept. 25…Contributed 14 points and 14 digs in five-set loss to Cuba on Sept. 23. OTHER USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2004 - Led the U.S. Junior National Team to a gold medal at the 2004 NORCECA Women’s Junior Continental Championship, earning MVP and Best Receiver Awards. 2003 – Member of the U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team that participated in the FIVB Girls’ Youth World Championship, earning the tournament’s Top Server honor. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Three-time AVCA All-American…Compiled 1,600-career kills and 1,410-career digs at University of Nebraska. 2008 – Named AVCA All-America First-Team after averaging 3.95 kills, 3.17 digs and 0.34 service aces per set as a senior leading the Huskers to the NCAA national semifinals...Chosen Big 12 Player of the Year, as well as the league’s defensive player of the year, marking the first time any player has earned both honors in one year…Held team-high 16 double-doubles this season, including 10 in NU’s last 12 contests. 2007 – Named AVCA All-America Third-Team after averaging 3.45 kills, 3.18 digs, 0.51 aces and 0.63 blocks per set. 2006 – Chosen AVCA All-America First-Team as a sophomore in leading the Huskers to the NCAA National title…Averaged 4.13 kills and 3.50 digs per set. 2005 – Named AVCA Central Region Freshman of the Year, Big 12 Freshman of the Year and AVCA All-Central Region honorable mention…Started 34 matches helping the Huskers to the NCAA runner-up finish…Averaged 2.82 kills, 2.79 digs and 0.71 blocks per set. CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS: Earned first team Super-State honors in each of her final three prep seasons at Logan View High School (Nebraska)…Named Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 pick and was ranked the No. 2 player in the country by Prepvolleyball.com. 2005 - Selected AllAmerican while playing for Nebraska Juniors at the USA Junior Olympic Girls’ Volleyball Championship. 2004 - Selected All-American while playing for Nebraska Juniors at the USA Junior Olympic Girls’ Volleyball Championship…Led Logan View to a 25-2 record and a berth in the Class C-1 state semifinals…Established a C-1 record with 501 kills, hitting .490 with 49 blocks as a senior…Selected Nebraska Gatorade High School Player of the Year honors…Earned Lincoln Journal Star’s Female High School Athlete of the Year for 2003-2004…Selected All-State Second Team in high school girls’ basketball after leading team to a 21-2 record with averages of 14.8 points and nine rebounds per game. 2003 – Selected AllAmerican while playing for Nebraska Juniors at the USA Junior Olympic Girls’ Volleyball Championship…Paced LVHS to a 25-3 record and a state final appearance, totaling 357 kills on .424 hitting while serving 158 aces and setting a C-1 state record with 15.08 kills per game. PERSONAL: Born Jordan Quinn Larson on Oct. 16, 1986, in Fremont, Neb…Parents are Pat and Kae Clough and Kevin Larson…Married Luke Burbach in May 2009…Majored in communication studies at University of Nebraska.

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Nancy Metcalf

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

the U.S. in scoring in four matches at the World Grand Prix, including a 27-point outburst against Korea on Sept. 2…Tallied 20 kills in four sets versus Brazil on Aug. 26…Averaged 4.25 points, 3.74 kills, 0.30 blocks and 1.33 digs per set during World Championships…Ranked fifth in total points scored at World Championships, leading all U.S. scorers…Netted 25 points, all on kills, against Kazakhstan on Oct. 31, in addition to 20 points against China on Nov. 8, 20 points versus Netherlands on Nov. 1. 2005 – Leading scorer for the U.S. in 25 of the 36 matches she competed in during the year…Played a key role as Team USA captured the silver medal at the season-ending FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in Japan in November…The U.S. finished the tournament with a record of 4-1 as it earned wins over Korea, 2004 Olympic gold medalist China, Poland and Japan along the way…Led team in scoring in four of the five matches and finished as the tournament’s second-leading scorer with 85 points on 77 kills and eight blocks…Named the Most Valuable Player of the NORCECA Continental Championships following the Americans’ stunning five-set win over Cuba in the gold medal match on Sept. 11 that earned Team USA a trip to the upcoming Grand Champions Cup in Japan…Named the MVP and Best Scorer of the FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament (NORCECA D) in August after helping the USA qualify for 2006 World Championships…Led all players in scoring through the preliminary rounds of the World Grand Prix with 187 points on 159 kills, 24 blocks and four service aces in nine matches, leading the second-best players (Katarzyna Skowronska of Poland and Cornelia Dumler of Germany) by a whopping 62 points…Eclipsed the 30-point mark twice during the Grand Prix, was also the “Best Scorer” of this year’s Pan American Cup tournament in Santo Domingo as the United States qualified for the 2006 World Grand Prix by finishing in fourth place…Played professionally for Original Marines Arzano in Italy. 2004 – Made first-ever Olympic appearance in Athens...Reserve on a team that finished tied for fifth overall after losing to Brazil in the quarterfinals…Finished third overall among all scorers at the Montreux Volley Masters with 84 points (71 kills, 10 blocks, three aces) as Team USA captured the silver medal. 2003 – Helped the U.S. earn bronze medal at the 2003 World Cup and berth in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens…Finished sixth on the team with 89 total points in 11 matches (85 kills, 3 blocks, 1 ace) as the U.S. went 8-3…Second on the team in total kills (373), third in total points (421) and tied for third in service aces (19)…Added 127 digs, 29 blocks and a hitting percentage of .279 in 153 sets…Played professionally for Despar Perugia in Italy. 2002 – Saw extensive action on the Japan Tour with the U.S. Women’s National Training Team…Led the Training Team in scoring (106 points) and service aces (13) and finished second in kills (83) on the exhibition tour…Earned silver medal at the World Championships in Germany. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2001 – AVCA First-Team All-American…NCAA Today’s Top VIII Award… Big 12 Player of the Year… First-Team All-Big 12… ASICS/Volleyball Magazine First-Team All-American…Finished career in Nebraska history third for career kills (1,603), third for attacks (3,741), ninth for block assists (376), and 10th with total blocks (412). 2000 – Redshirted the 2000 season after training with National Team. 1999 – AVCA First-Team All-American…Big 12 Player of the Year… NCAA Pacific Region All-Tournament Team… Set Nebraska’s school record for kills per game (5.09) and attacks per game (12.17)…Broke the Huskers’ singlematch record for kills with 39. 1998 – AVCA First-Team All-American… ASICS/Volleyball Magazine SecondTeam All-American…NCAA Pacific Region All-Tournament MVP…FirstTeam All-Big 12. 1997 – Played in 24 matches…Averaged 1.29 kills per game. PERSONAL: Born Nancy Jean Meendering in Sioux Center, Iowa, to parents Harry and Dee Meendering… Husband’s name is Jason…Has two sisters, Kristi and Barb, and one brother, Eric…Graduated from Nebraska in December 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in advertising… Enjoys watching basketball and football…Happiest moment in sports was beating Florida in five games in the 2001 Regional Championships of the NCAA Tournament…Opened a Scooter’s Coffeehouse franchise in Lincoln, Neb.

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Championships earning all-tournament team 15’s club…A four-year letterwinner and team captain at Kalani High School ... Four-time first team all-league selection and three-time Player of the Year ...2004 Hawaii Gatorade Player of the Year ...Four-time All-State selection, earning first team honors as a junior and senior ...MVP of the state tournament as a senior ...Led team to three league titles and a third place state finish as a junior ...Team placed fifth in the state tournament as a freshman and senior ...also earned three letters in basketball.

Tamari Miyashiro

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

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

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Reserve libero at Montreux Volley Masters…Played one set during exhibition match versus Switzerland on June 8, compiling five digs…Played in 13 sets with one start during the FIVB World Grand Prix…Compiled eight digs in starting role against Peru on Aug. 21…Averaged 1.08 assists per set during World Grand Prix…Averaged 2.35 digs per set in helping the U.S. to the Pan American Games bronze medal…Started all five matches of Pan American Games at libero. 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 substitution during the Montreux Volley Masters…Tallied five digs each against Russia (June 11) and China (June 13) in the gold-medal match…Designated libero in one of seven matches at Pan American Cup, compiling seven digs versus Costa Rica on June 21. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 – Selected AVCA All-American Second Team…Totaled 517 digs as a senior with a 4.92 dig average while playing in 30 matches and 105 sets…Holds University of Washington school record for career digs with 2,382 and 5.36 digs per set. 2008 – Named National Defensive Player of the Year by UnderArmour/Volleyball Magazine ... Second team AVCA All-America ... First-team All-Pac-10 ... Led the Pac-10 and finished 16th in the nation in digs (5.14 dps) ... Played in all 114 sets and all 32 matches. 2007 – Named National Defensive Player of the Year by Asics/Volleyball Magazine ... Selected third team AVCA All-American and honorable mention Asics/Volleyball Magazine All-American ... FirstTeam All-Pac-10 ... one of three Huskies to see action in every game ... second in the conference and 32nd nationally in digs at 5.65 digs per set ... her 622 digs is the third-best single-season mark in UW history. 2006 – Seattle Regional All-Tournament Team ... All-Pac-10 honorable mention ... Pac-10 All-Freshman team ... played in all 34 matches as Washington’s libero averaging 5.57 digs per game. 2005 – Redshirted CLUB/PREP CAREER: Played club volleyball for the Asics Rainbows under Aven Lee and Luis Ramirez ...Club team placed eighth at the 2002 Davis Festival and ninth at the 2001 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National

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

Danielle Scott-Arruda

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

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

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

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

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

Nellie Spicer

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

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

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

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

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

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Stacy Sykora

Libero * 5-10 Burleson, Texas College: Texas A&M Birth Date: June 24, 1977 Joined Team: December 1998 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2010 – Pan American Cup (Bronze Medal)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold Medal)…Tour of Brazil… FIVB World Championship (Fourth). 2009 – Tour of Egypt…Pan American Cup (Fourth); FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament – NORCECA Pool G (Gold)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Ninth)…Final Four Intercontinental Cup (Silver)…NORCECA Continental Championship (Fourth). 2008 – Pan American Cup (Fifth Place)…U.S. Olympic Team Exhibition for Volleyball versus Brazil…FIVB World Grand Prix (Fourth Place)…Olympic Games (Silver Medal). 2007 – FIVB World Cup (Bronze Medal). 2004 – Montreux Volley Masters (Silver Medal)…World Grand Prix (Bronze Medal)…Olympic Games (Fifth Place). 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 – 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 Championships Qualifying (first place)…World Grand Prix (first place)…NORCECA (first place)…World Grand Champions Cup. 2000 – BCV VolleyMasters...Grand Prix...Japan Tour...NIKE Americas’ Volleyball Challenge...Olympic Games (fourth place)...Russia Trip. 1999 – Australia Trip...Brazil Tour...BCV Volley Masters...Japan Tour...NORCECA Championships...Pan American Games...World Cup. INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Has not competed in 2011 due to recovery from injuries suffered in a bus accident in Brazil while competing for her professional club team, which resulted in 36 days spent in hospitals in Brazil and California. 2010 – USA Volleyball Female Indoor Athlete of the Year...Averaged 3.32 digs per set while serving as libero during six of the seven matches at the Pan American Cup…Recorded 12 digs in threeset win over Puerto Rico on June 19…Averaged 4.13 digs per set at FIVB World Grand Prix while playing 39 of 52 possible sets at libero helping USA to the gold medal…Averaged 6.00 digs per set against Italy on Aug. 13 and 6.33 digs against Japan on Aug. 29…During FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round, ranked as the tournament’s third-best digger with 2.26 digs per set…Averaged 2.59 digs per set in four matches of Tour of Brazil… Selected as Best Libero of the FIVB World Championship after averaging 7.13 digs and excellent service receptions per set in 11 matches (0.93 higher average than second-place finisher)…Led the Best Digger category at the World Championship with 4.85 digs per set, or 1.30 digs per set higher than second-place finisher…Reached 20 digs or more in five of 11 matches at the World Championship. 2009 –Played in 88 sets during 2009, second most on the team, compiling a 2.31 dig average…Played in six sets during two-match tour of Egypt resulting in two victories… Tallied five digs versus Egypt on April 10…Played four sets during the Pan American Cup, producing nine digs for a 2.25 average…Designated U.S. libero for FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament – NORCECA Pool G…Helped U.S. win gold and berth into 2010 FIVB World Championship after earning Best Libero, Best Digger and Best Receiver at qualifying tournament…Averaged 5.00 digs per set at the qualifying tournament, in addition to a 75.90 pass/receive success percent in the Best Libero category…Libero for the second two preliminary weekends of the FIVB World Grand Prix totaling six matches and 25 sets…Averaged 2.12 digs per set, including 13 digs in a three-set loss to Germany on Aug. 9…Shared libero duties at the Final Four Intercontinental Cup leading to a silver medal…Tallied 25 digs versus Dominican Republic in Final Four semifinal match on Sept. 12, followed by 12 digs versus Brazil in goldmedal match on Sept. 13…Tallied 59 digs in 24 sets for 2.46 dig average at NORCECA Continental Championship…Averaged three digs or more in three of six matches during NORCECA Championship. 2008 – Ranked third in the Pan American Cup Best Digger category with 1.73 digs per set… Turned in a 55 percent positive serve receive percentage on 85 attempts at the Pan American Cup…Served as the tournament libero for the Pan American Cup, but missed the final match due to illness…Designated as the libero versus Brazil on June 13 and June 14…Recorded 15 digs versus Brazil in June 13 victory, followed by nine digs in June 14 loss…Served as designated libero for FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round after missing

all of preliminary rounds…Ranked third in World Grand Prix Final Round in digs per set with 3.00…Totaled 20 digs versus Italy on July 12 and 17 digs versus China on July 13…Played in 11 sets during Olympic Games as the defensive specialist in critical late set situations, helping the USA to a silver medal in the event…In limited time on the court, averaged 0.55 digs per set and provided a 55 percent excellent serve reception percent. 2007 – Played in 21 sets at the FIVB World Cup as a late set defensive specialist. Totaled 19 digs for 0.70 digs per set. 2004 – Helped U.S. to silver medal at Montreux Volley Masters…Averaged 3.87 digs per set in leading Team USA to bronze at the World Grand Prix…Finished third in the Best Digger Category and fifth in Best Libero category at Grand Prix…Made second Olympic Games appearance as the Team USA libero. Earned Best Digger award at Olympic Games. 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…On the season she led the United States in digs (533) and digs per set (3.46)…Earned “Best Digger” honors at the Montreux Volley Masters. 2002 – Won silver medal at the 2002 Women’s Volleyball World Championships…One of the world’s best at her position. 2001 – Earned the Best Libero award at the Montreux Volley Masters after dominating both the serve-receive and digging statistical categories… Named the Best Digger at the World Grand Prix…Earned the Best Receiver award NORCECA Championships…Captured the Best Digger award at the season-ending World Grand Champions Cup. 2000 – Finished as the team leader in digs (553) for the second consecutive year…Named best Libero at the NIKE Americas’ Volleyball Challenge, helping Team USA qualify for the 2000 Sydney Olympics...Averaged 4.5 digs per game on the Japan Tour...Led the team with 68 digs and a 2.42 passing average on the Russia Trip…Was the leading digger at the BCV Volley Masters with 43 digs... Named Best Receiver at the Grand Prix, where she led the team with 133 digs…Placed second at the Olympic Games with 123 digs, including a career-high 26 against Korea in the five-set quarterfinal victory. 1999 – Saw her first international playing time on the Australia Trip…Named best receiver at the BCV Volley Masters, and placed third in digging...Sparked the Americans’ defense on the Japan Tour, recording a career-high 22 digs in the June 30 match...Team’s primary passer and defensive player on the bronze-medal winning Pan American Games squad...Helped the Americans earn a three-match sweep of Brazil with 39 digs in 12 games... Tallied 53 digs en route to earning the best digger award at the NORCECA Championship...Recorded a team-high 153 digs at the World Cup... Recorded a team-high 456 digs. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 1998 – AVCA Second-Team All-American...FirstTeam All-Big 12...Led the team in kills (4.74) and digs per game (4.37)... Finished the season ranked No. 9 in the country in digs per game...MVP of the All Sport Challenge. 1997 – AVCA Second-Team All-American... Asics/Volleyball Honorable Mention All-America...First-Team All-Big 12... MVP of the Georgia Invitational...Led the team and ranked second in the conference in digs per game (3.80). 1996 – AVCA All-District 5...Named team defensive player of the year...Led the Big 12 in digs per game with a 4.01 average...Set a school record with 24 digs in a three-game loss to Michigan State in the NCAA tournament. 1995 – Saw action in 29-of-30 matches as a true freshman...Led the team in kills in four matches. PERSONAL: Born Stacy Denise Sykora on June 24, 1977, in Fort Worth, Texas...Parents are Ed Sykora and Sherian Richards…Also has two older sisters: Kim and Keri Sykora…Graduated from Burleson High School (Texas) in 1995 and majored in sports management at Texas A&M…Threesport athlete at Texas A&M as she participated in track (1995-96) and basketball (1996-97) in addition to volleyball…Won Southwest Conference heptathlon championship in 1996 while at Texas A&M…Named a finalist for 2011 Women’s Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year…Hobbies include art and music with Dolly Parton being her favorite musical artist… Favorite movies are Dark Crystal and Beast Master…Favorite foods are sushi and Mexican…Favorite sport to watch is football and favorite team is Dallas Cowboys… Enjoys watching Cartoon Network…Admires Kerri Walsh most because she is an amazing player, but best of all, is an amazing and caring person… Happiest moment in life was making the national team and happiest moment in sports was defeating Korea in the 2000 Olympic Games. Courtesy of FIVB

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Jennifer Tamas

Middle Blocker * 6-4 Milpitas, California College: Pacific Birth Date: Nov. 23, 1982 Joined Team: June 2001 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth)...Pan American Cup (Bronze)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...NORCECA Championship (Gold). 2010 – Montreux Volley Masters (Silver Medal)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold Medal)…Tour of Brazil…FIVB World Championship (Fourth). 2008 – U.S. Olympic Team Exhibition for Volleyball versus Brazil…FIVB World Grand Prix (Fourth)… Olympic Games (Silver). 2007 – Pan American Cup (Fourth)…World Grand Prix (Eighth)…NORCECA Championship (Silver)…FIVB World Cup (Bronze). 2006 – Pan American Cup (Fourth)... World Grand Prix (Seventh)… World Championships (Ninth). 2005 – Front Range Tour vs. Brazil…Pan American Cup…World Grand Prix…FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament (Gold)…NORCECA Continental Championships (Gold)… World Grand Champions Cup. 2003 – Pan American Games (Bronze). 2002 – Pan American Cup. INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Started all five matches of the Montreux Volley Masters, compiling 2.14 points and 0.64 digs per set with a .446 hitting efficiency…Scored 10 or more points in last four matches of the Montreux Volley Masters…Converted 11 of 15 attacks versus Germany on June 9…Started all eight matches of the Pan American Cup, averaging 2.19 points, 0.48 blocks and 0.41 digs per set…Held a .467 hitting efficiency during Pan Am Cup with 54.7 kill percent…Converted 70 percent (7-10) attacks for kills versus Cuba in bronze-medal match as part of .500 hitting efficiency and 10-point performance with three blocks…Played in seven sets with one start while serving as captain of squad that won the FIVB World Grand Prix…Scored seven points versus Peru in only start of the tournament, while adding five kills against Italy in the Final Round pool match on Aug. 25…Registered 3.00 points, 2.00 kills, 1.00 blocks and 1.50 digs per set in helping U.S. Women to the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship. 2010 – Served as captain of the U.S. team that won the silver medal at the Montreux Volley Masters… Averaged 2.59 points at the Montreux Volley Masters while starting four of the five matches and 17 of the 18 sets…Converted 56.4 percent of attacks with a .455 hitting efficiency during the Montreux Volley Masters, including a .688 hitting efficiency (12-1-16) versus Russia on June 11 leading to 16 points…Averaged 0.71 blocks during the Montreux event… Served as captain of the U.S. squad that won the FIVB World Grand Prix… Played in three sets during the World Grand Prix compiling two points versus Germany on Aug. 7 and three points versus Thailand on Aug. 14…Averaged 2.21 points per set and converted 51.2 percent of attacks while starting three of four matches on Tour of Brazil…Played in seven sets during the FIVB World Championship…Scored nine points with 7-of11 errorless hitting in addition to two blocks in bronze medal match against Japan on Nov. 14…Scored five points in final set versus Brazil on Nov. 10, including 4-of-4 hitting. 2008 – Started versus Brazil on June and compiled six kills and match-high seven blocks in five-set victory… Started final two sets versus Brazil on June 14 and tallied three kills and three blocks…Averaged 2.71 points against Brazil, including 1.43 blocks and a .350 attack efficiency…Started eight of nine sets played in the opening preliminary weekend of the World Grand Prix…Averaged 3.11 points with 2.78 kills and 0.33 blocks per set…Compiled a .511 hitting efficiency on 45 swings and just two errors…Played a reserve role at the Olympic Games to assist the USA to a silver medal, its first medal-stand appearance since 1992…Contributed key points coming off the bench versus Venezuela on Aug. 13, which included four blocks and three kills in three sets…Added three kills and a block off the bench versus Poland on Aug. 17. Tallied six kills on 18 attacks during the Olympics to go with five blocks in six sets played (four started). 2007 – Averaged 2.40 points per set during Pan American Cup and only non-libero to play in all 25 sets…Produced 15 points, including international career-high five blocks, versus Dominican Republic on June 29…Started seven of nine matches at World Grand Prix, averaging 1.70 points per set…Attacked at a .411 clip during the World Grand Prix on 56 swings…Averaged 2.86 points per set

mainly as a reserve at the NORCECA Championship…Charted 16 points with nine kills, four aces and three blocks versus Cuba in the NORCECA gold medal match on Sept. 22…Started 18 sets and three matches at the FIVB World Cup…Averaged 2.11 points, 1.47 kills and 0.58 blocks per set during the World Cup…Recorded a .386 attack percentage on 57 swings at the World Cup…Tallied a tournament-best 13 points versus Thailand on Nov. 10. 2006 – Averaged 3.33 points in 24 sets over seven matches of a tour of Italy March 22 to April 2…Played one set versus Poland on May 26, recording one kill...Scored in every match of the Pan American Cup with 10 points against Venezuela and 13 points against Argentina... Scored 61 total points at Pan American Cup…Averaged 2.29 points per set during World Grand Prix, including 11-point matches against Dominican Republic on Aug. 16 and Brazil on Aug. 26…Produced four blocks in matches against Dominican Republic and Brazil…Played in 14 sets of the World Championships with eight individual set starts…Compiled 24 points on 18 kills and six blocks, including a personal tournament high 10 points coming off the bench against Kazakhstan on Oct. 31. 2005 – Selected as a member of the USA Women’s National Team that captured the silver medal at the season-ending FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in Japan in November…The United States finished the tournament with a record of 4-1 as it earned wins over Korea, 2004 Olympic gold medalist China, Poland and Japan along the way…Earned a gold medal as Team USA won its third-straight NORCECA Continental Championship with a five-set victory over Cuba on Sept. 11…The USA Women qualified for the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup with the win…Also earned a gold medal in August at the FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament as the USA Women qualified for the 2006 World Championships. 2003 – Earned a bronze medal as a member of the USA Women’s Pan American Games Team in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2003 – Capped her brilliant career by being selected as an American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) First-Team All-American…Became the first four-time All-American in school history… Also captured Big West Conference Player of the Year honors…Named First-Team All-Big West Conference for the fourth-straight season… Recorded a .340 hitting percentage with 5.63 kills, 2.09 digs and 1.20 blocks per game as a senior. 2002 – Earned American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Second-Team All-America honors for the secondstraight 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 All-American…Led the Tigers and Big West with 601 kills, 4.73 kills per game and a .313 hitting percentage…Big West All-Conference Team…AVCA All-West Team for second year. 2000 – AVCA Second-Team All-American…Volleyball Magazine Honorable Mention All-American…AVCA All-West Team and District Freshman of the Year…Broke 15year old record for single-season hitting percentage at .402… Named Big West Freshman of the Year and First Team All-Big West…Named Big West Player of the Week twice (Oct. 9 and Nov. 20)…Had career-high 21 kills and nine digs against UCLA on Dec. 8. PERSONAL: Born Jennifer Claire Joines on Nov. 23, 1982, in Santa Clara, Calif…. Parents are David and Jody Joines…Married Chris Tamas on Aug. 22, 2009…Has a younger brother, John…Majored in communications and business at Pacific… Enjoys music, singing Copyrighted USA Volleyball and dance.

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10 sets of the World Grand Prix, mostly as a situational substitution late in sets…Provided eight assists for the U.S. at the World Grand Prix.

Courtney Thompson Setter * 5-8 Kent, Wash. College: Washington Birth Date: Nov. 4, 1984 Joined Team: June 2007

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Pan American Games (Bronze). 2010 – Montreux Volley Masters (Silver)… Pan American Cup (Bronze). 2009 – Pan American Cup (Fourth); FIVB World Championship Qualification 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: 2011 – Helped U.S. Women to the bronze medal at the Pan American Games, including a four-set victory over Dominican Republic in the bronze medal match in which she set 41 assists…Scored three aces in victory over Mexico. 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 attempts at Montreux producing a 45 kill percent on set attempts…Averaged 1.14 digs per set during Montreux…Played in 13 sets of the Pan American Cup as the setter in the double-switch…Contributed 26 running sets in limited action 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 time at setter 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 Qualification Tournament – NORCECA Pool G and led the U.S. to the gold and qualification into the 2010 FIVB World Championship…Named Best Setter 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, competing 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 addition 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

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Thompson, a three-time AVCA All-America First-Team selection 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 schoolbest 450 starts leading to three appearances in the NCAA Division I Tournament national 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 after leading the Huskies to their first national championship…Received a ESPY Top Female College Athlete nomination in 2005… As a senior, she again was a finalist for the Honda Sports Award as she set the Huskies to a .281 team attack percentage on 14.50 assists per game…Thompson is a three-time ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American. 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…Attended University of Washington from 2003 to 2006 majoring in business administration...Lists her brothers as most admired persons because they are the most amazing people…Favorite professional team is Seattle Mariners…Favorite musical group is U2 and favorite book is “Tuesdays with Morrie”…Favorite movies are Braveheart, Notting Hill, The Little Mermaid…Favorite moment in sports was winning the NCAA Division I national title 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 all-state in basketball as a senior.

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Logan Tom

Outside Hitter * 6-1 Salt Lake City, Utah College: Stanford Birth Date: May 25, 1981 Joined Team: January 2000 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 - FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...NORCECA Championship (Gold). 2010 - FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)…FIVB World Championship (Fourth). 2008 – U.S. Olympic Team Exhibition for Volleyball versus Brazil…FIVB World Grand Prix (Fourth)…Olympic Games (Silver). 2007 – FIVB World Cup (Bronze). 2004 – World Grand Prix (Bronze)…Olympic Games. 2003 – Montreux Volley Masters…Russia Tournament…Pan American Cup (Gold)…World Grand Prix (Bronze)… NORCECA Zone Championships (Gold)…Texas Tour…World Cup (Bronze). 2002 – Montreux Volley Masters…Russia Tour…Utah Tour vs. Italy…World Grand Prix (sixth place)…World Championships (Silver). 2001 – Montreux Volley Masters…World Championships Qualifying (Gold)…World Grand Prix (Gold). 2000 – BCV Volley Masters... Brazil Trip...Grand Prix...Japan Tour...Olympic Games...Russia Trip. 1999 – Junior World Championships. 1998 – Dominican Republic Trip…Junior NORCECA World Championship Qualifier…NORCECA World Championship Qualifier. 1997 – Junior Brazil Trip…Junior Canada Tour. INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Helped the U.S. win its second straight FIVB World Grand Prix by averaging 3.21 points, 2.47 digs, 2.35 kills, 0.50 aces and 0.35 blocks per set…Tallied 17 points and 19 digs versus Brazil in Final Round pool play, then followed with 12 points versus Serbia in semifinals and 13 points and 12 digs against Brazil in gold-medal match…Ranked ninth in World Grand Prix Final Round in scoring (58 points), second in Best Server (0.39 aces per set), 10th in Best Spiker (34.1 percent) and 10th in Best Digger (0.83 digs per set)…Averaged 3.14 points, 1.43 digs, 0.86 aces, 2.07 kills and 0.21 blocks in helping the U.S. capture the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship… Named the Best Server at the NORCECA Championship while also ranking eighth in Best Scorer and fifth in Best Receiver… Converted seven of 11 attacks for kills in NORCECA gold-medal match against Dominican Republic. 2010 – Averaged 3.38 points, 2.59 digs, 2.77 kills, 0.36 blocks and 0.26 aces in helping the U.S. to the FIVB World Grand Prix gold medal…Tallied 20 points versus Italy on Aug. 13 in first match with the U.S. Women’s National Team since the 2008 Olympic Games…Averaged 3.42 points and 2.89 digs during the FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round…Reached 20 points versus Poland on Aug. 25 in five-set win…Reached 15 points and 13 digs in five-set win over Brazil on Aug. 27…Tied for ninth in scoring during FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round, in addition to fifth in receiving (43.26 efficiency percent), seventh in digging and 15th in Blocking…Started all 11 matches and 40 sets for the U.S. at the FIVB World Championship…Provided eight double-doubles (kills and digs) as she averaged 3.28 kills and 3.30 digs, in addition to a 3.85 point averaged…Named Best Receiver of the FIVB World Championship compiling 178 excellent service receptions on 287 attempts for a 57.49 efficiency percent…Scored 20 points against both Cuba (Nov. 3) and Germany (Oct. 31) at the World Championship…Ranked 17th in scoring at the World Championship, along with 13th in Best Digger. 2008 – Started and played all five sets in June 11 exhibition versus Brazil, compiling a match-high 23 points on 20 kills, two aces and a block…Totaled two kills versus Brazil in limited action on June 13…Averaged 3.45 points, 2.78 kills, 0.43 blocks, 0.25 aces and 1.38 digs per

set at the FIVB World Grand Prix…Finished the World Grand Prix Final Round as the second leading scorer in the tournament with 78 points and converted 35.1 percent of her attacks for 14th place…Averaged 0.23 aces per set in the Final Round for seventh place and held a 50.00 efficiency rating for seventh place in Best Receiver category…Recorded 20 points versus China on July 13 and 19 points versus Japan on July 10 in the World Grand Prix Final Round…Named Best Scorer at the 2008 Olympic Games with a total of 124 points scored as part of a 3.76 scoring average per set…One of two Americans to start all 33 sets during the Olympic Games, the most of any competitor at the event…Averaged 2.91 kills, 0.24 aces, 0.58 blocks and 2.09 digs per set while compiling a 51.0 excellent service reception percent…Ranked eighth in the Olympic Games in Best Blocker…Scored 25 points in the pool finale against Poland on Aug. 17 with 18 kills on 39 swings, six blocks and an ace to go with 13 digs…Contributed 19 points versus Italy in the Olympic Games quarterfinals on Aug. 19, including 14 kills, three blocks and two aces…Charted 14 kills, two blocks and two aces as part of an 18-point performance versus China on Aug. 15…Added 11 points, 10 digs and 15 excellent service receptions on 19 errorless attempts in a three-set win over Cuba in the semifinals. 2007 – Named one of three FIVB World Cup MVP nominees…Averaged 4.10 points per set at World Cup in her first international tournament with Team USA in nearly three years… Averaged 3.35 kills, 0.65 blocks, 1.95 digs and 0.10 aces per set at the World Cup while starting 40 of 41 sets...Provided a .306 attack percentage on 317 swings during the World Cup… Tied for third best scorer at World Cup, 13th in Best Spiker, sixth in Best Blocker and 13th in Best Digger…Led Team USA in scoring in seven of 11 matches with a personal high of 23 points versus Serbia on Nov. 14…Added 18 points versus Cuba on Nov. 3. 2004 – Made her second-straight Olympic appearance in Athens, Greece, helping Team USA to a fifth-place finish…Named MVP and Best Server of the World Grand Prix after leading all players in scoring with 224 points in 13 matches (179 kills, 24 blocks and 21 service aces). 2003 – Helped U.S. earn the bronze at the FIVB World Cup and a berth in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games…Finished second on the team and 14th overall with 138 total points in 11 matches (109 kills, 17 blocks, 12 aces) as the United States went 8-3…On the year she led Team USA in points (571), points per set (3.71), kills (432), and service aces (67)…Ranked second in blocks (73) and digs (281)…Named Best Receiver at the Montreux Volley Masters and the Pan American Cup…Captured Best Server honors at the Yeltsin Cup in Russia… 2002 – Won silver medal at the 2002 FIVB World Championship, starting all 11 matches and averaging a team-leading 14 points per match… Finished sixth among all players in the world with 154 total points. 2001 – Played a big key as the women won the World Grand Prix for the first time since 1995…Posted 14 kills and two blocks in the championship match as the U.S. beat China… Had a team-high nine blocks as the women beat Russia 3-2 to advance to the championship match… Led the U.S. with 17 kills as it defeated Brazil in four games to advance to the semifinal round… Led U.S. in scoring in each of its three wins as Copyrighted USA Volleyball

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it qualified for the 2002 World Championship by sweeping the qualification tournament with wins over Mexico, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico. 2000 – Finished her first full year on the national team leading the team in aces (30) and finishing second in kills (396) and blocks (58)...Played like a veteran at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, posting 96 kills, 64 digs, 17 blocks and eight aces...Put down three of the last five points in the USA’s five-set victory over Korea in the quarterfinals...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 national team at the NORCECA World Championship Qualifier and the Dominican Republic Tour…Also led the junior team to the NORCECA World Championship Qualifier title. 1997 – Played in her first international competition with the junior national team on the Brazil Trip. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Attended Stanford University 1999-2002 and is one of only three players ever to earn American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America First-Team all four years. 2002 – Named AVCA National Player of the Year for the second straight year and earned first-team AVCA All-America honors en route to guiding Stanford to the NCAA Division I national championship match, where the Cardinal lost to USC…Captured

Pac-10 Player of the Year honors for the second straight year and first-team All-Pac-10 honors for the fourth straight season…Won the Honda Award as the top female collegiate athlete in volleyball. 2001 – Named AVCA National Player of the Year and earned firstteam AVCA All-America honors en route to guiding Stanford to the NCAA Division I title with a sweep of Long Beach State…Led the Cardinal in kills (621, a school record), kills per game (5.09), digs (426) and service aces (66) and finished third in total blocks (112)…Captured the Honda Award as the top female collegiate athlete in volleyball. 2000 – Returned to Stanford on Oct. 10 after competing for the U.S. at the Sydney Olympic Games… Despite playing in only 16 out of 31 matches, still led the team in kills (328), kills per game (5.86), digs per game (3.20 and service aces (23)…Earned AVCA first-team All-America honors. 1999 – Only the fourth freshman to earn AVCA First-Team All-America honors...Asics/Volleyball Freshman of the Year…First-Team AllPac-10…Pac-10 Freshman of the Year…Helped the Cardinal reach the NCAA championship match with 438 kills, 254 digs, 86 blocks, 43 aces and a .324 attack percentage. PERSONAL: Born Logan Maile Lei Tom on May 25, 1981 in Napa, Calif…Parents are Melvyn and Kristine Tom…Also has a brother named Landon…Majored in international relations at Stanford… Logan’s father Melvyn played in the National Football League as defensive end with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Chicago Bears…Selected as one of eight finalists for the 2003 Women’s Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year Award in the team category.

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As the head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team at the 2008 Olympic Games, McCutcheon, 39, and Team USA went undefeated in Beijing to claim its third Olympic Games gold medal and its first podium finish since 1992. He compiled a 107-33 record in four years with the U.S. Men’s National Team program, which ended 2008 ranked second in the FIVB World Ranking.

Hugh McCutcheon Head Coach * 3rd Year

Home: Christchurch, New Zealand Resides: Irvine, Calif.

Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) is in his third year as head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team, which has been characterized by a markedly improved won-loss record and podium finishes in five tournaments since 2010. The U.S., currently ranked second in the world behind Brazil, is currently 30-8 in 2011 (through September 2011). Among the team’s highlights are a second consecutive FIVB World Grand Prix title, capturing the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship to qualify for the FIVB World Cup and winning the bronze medal at the Pan American Cup. Team USA finished the 2010 season with a 28-13 record – a 10-match improvement in the victory column from last season. The U.S. claimed the silver medal at the Montreux Volley Masters and the bronze at the Pan American Cup in June 2010. Using a starting lineup of two rookies and four players with less than two years experience, the Americans earned the 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix gold medal. The 2010 season was capped by a fourth-place finish at the FIVB World Championship. Through his first three years, McCutcheon continues to develop a unit built around both established veterans and young players capable of competing on the international scene. The team has a 72-34 record his three-year tenure, despite transitioning to new techniques employed by McCutcheon and his staff. In addition, McCutcheon has brought in over 50 players into the gym for evaluation and over half have been part of an international trip representing the USA. In his first year leading the squad, McCutcheon was able to evaluate 30 players in international competitions along with training several other players who were new or returning to the program. With the mix of youth and veterans, Team USA finished 2009 with an 18-14 record and provided vast experience for a young roster. During the year, McCutcheon also took on the role of spokesperson for Human Options, which aims to create awareness of domestic violence. The squad qualified for the 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix and 2010 FIVB World Championship based on results in 2009. The U.S. won the FIVB World Championship – NORCECA Group G third-round pool to advance to the FIVB World Championship to be end at the end of 2010. It also placed fourth at the Pan American Cup held June 26-July 4 at Miami with several newcomers gaining their first international experience. Later in the year, the Americans placed ninth at the FIVB World Grand Prix utilizing a roster of only three Olympians. The U.S. earned the silver medal at the Final Four Intercontinental Cup, losing to Brazil in the title match. Team USA ended the year with a fourth-place finish at the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship with all three losses coming in five-set heartbreakers. Less than four months after leading the U.S. Men’s Olympic Volleyball Team to a gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing en route to being named the 2008 USOC National Coach of the Year, McCutcheon accepted the head coach position of the U.S. Women’s National Team for the 2009-2012 Olympic quadrennial, USA Volleyball Chief Executive Officer Doug Beal announced on Dec. 15, 2008. “This is a great opportunity for me to further develop professionally. I’m excited by the challenges this change presents, and I’m optimistic that some of the knowledge we’ve acquired with the men’s program can translate to the women,” McCutcheon said in regards to changing roles to the U.S. Women’s National Team. “There will be differences in systems and aspects of developing team culture but, at the end of the day, the fundamental principles of volleyball are not gender-specific.” “Hugh proved throughout the past quadrennial his abilities as a great coach, motivator and program manager,” Beal said. “The direction he provided allowed our men to steadily climb into position to be champions. Rarely has a team been so good so often under such intense pressure as they were in Beijing. I look forward to him bringing his talents, abilities, personality and philosophy to our women’s program! USA Volleyball is indeed fortunate and pleased to be able to retain Hugh within our national team structure.” Beal notes this is not an uncommon situation in international or professional volleyball. There are many examples of coaches moving from one gender to the other, most notably Jose Roberto Guimaraes (Ze Roberto), who led the Brazilian men’s team to the gold medal at the 1992 Olympic Games, and matched that success by leading the Brazilian women to the gold medal in Beijing. “Successful coaches are successful coaches,” Beal said. “I have every confidence that Hugh can learn the differences that surely exist between genders and apply his philosophy to our women’s team in a positive way.”

The U.S. enjoyed one of its best seasons ever in 2008 under McCutcheon’s guidance as the team won all three of its major tournaments of the year. Team USA secured its first-ever FIVB World League championship in July 2008 after a bronze medal finish in the same event in 2007, the first time the Americans earned back-to-back medals in the annual event. The U.S. started the 2008 campaign in dominating fashion by sweeping all five matches at the NORCECA Men’s Continental Olympic Qualifier to earn its berth in the 2008 Olympics. The U.S. Men opened the 2007 season with a third-place finish at World League. McCutcheon handed the team over to assistant coach Ron Larsen for the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The United States finished 4-1 in the event, with its only loss coming to hometown favorite Brazil in the gold-medal match. McCutcheon and his men won the gold medal in the 2007 Americas’ Cup, defeating a young Brazilian team in the final. Then the United States hosted and won the 2007 NORCECA Men’s Continental Championship in Anaheim, Calif. McCutcheon was presented with the inaugural Jim Coleman Award as the tournament’s most outstanding coach. In 2006, the U.S. Men encountered some bumps in the road to Beijing. Nevertheless, the team finished the season with a winning record at 18-14. In April 2006, McCutcheon and the team moved their center of operations from Colorado Springs, Colo. The move had many benefits as it put the team in the center of the men’s volleyball universe in Southern California and also removed the effects of Colorado’s high altitude on the team’s serves. But injuries and the disruption caused by moving the team caught up with Team USA at FIVB World League, where it did not advance from pool play and finished tied for 10th. That was followed by another 10th-place finish at the 2006 FIVB World Championships in Japan. The U.S. Men’s world ranking slipped from fifth to eighth. However, 2006 ended on a high note for McCutcheon, who married U.S. Women’s National Team player and 2004 Olympian Elisabeth “Wiz” Bachman on Dec. 9 in Minneapolis. The U.S. Men’s Team flourished in McCutcheon’s first year as head coach in 2005 by going 27-6 and winning five medals in five tournaments. The team earned a silver medal at the USOC International Sports Invitational in San Diego, Calif., gold medals at the Americas’ Cup in Brazil, the FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament in Puerto Rico and the NORCECA Continental Championship in Canada and another silver medal at the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in Japan. McCutcheon, a former Brigham Young University assistant coach, joined USA Volleyball as a full-time assistant coach for the men’s national team program in April 2003. McCutcheon was no stranger to the organization. In the summers of 2001 and 2002, respectively, he served as a volunteer assistant coach for the men’s national team, helping out during the 2001 World League, the 2002 World Championships and on five international tours. He has also served as the head coach of the USA Boys Youth National Team in 2000 and 2001. McCutcheon was the top assistant coach and recruiter for BYU from 1995- 2001 under head coach Carl McGown. During that time, the Cougars posted a record of 138- 44 and captured two NCAA men’s volleyball championships (1999 and 2001). After leaving BYU, McCutcheon was the head coach of the Vienna Hotvolleys in Austria for two seasons. In his first season there, the Hotvolleys won the 2001-02 Inter-Liga, Austrian Cup and Austrian League championships. He also coached the first Austrian team to ever beat an Italian A1 opponent. McCutcheon’s love for volleyball developed in New Zealand where he played on the junior and senior national teams from 1986-90 before coming to the United States. He was also a member of New Zealand’s national team in 1996 and represented his country on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in 1997. He played for BYU from 1991-1993 after transferring from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. In 1993 he earned honorable mention All-America honors. In 1992 he earned Academic All-Conference honors from the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in physical education from BYU in 1993, McCutcheon played professionally for two years in Finland and Japan before returning to BYU to complete his master’s degree in exercise science in 1998. In 1999, McCutcheon received an MBA from BYU’s Marriott School of Management.

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

Karch Kiraly

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

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

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

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

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

Paula Weishoff

Assistant Coach * 1st Full Year

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

Home: Irvine, Calif.

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

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

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

Jamie Morrison

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

Home: Dana Point, Calif.

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

Assistant Coach/Technical Coordinator * 3rd Year

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

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

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

Jill Wosmek

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

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

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

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

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

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2010 U.S. Women’s National Team Rosters 2010 U.S. Women’s National Team for Exhibition 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 Katie 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.) Athletic Trainer: Aaron Brock (Storm Lake, Iowa)

2010 U.S. Women’s National Team Roster for Montreux Volley Masters # Name Pos Ht Hometown 1 Ogonna Nnamani OH 6-1 Bloomington, Ill. 2 Kristin Richards OH 6-1 Orem, Utah 3 Christa Harmotto 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 Seattle, 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 Fawcett 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.) Athletic 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 National 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 Harmotto 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 Plantation, 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.) Athletic Trainer/Medical Support: Jill Wosmek (Silver Lake, Minn.) Technical Coordinator: Jamie Morrison Team Leader: Mary Wise International Referee: Julie Voeck

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U.S. Women’s National 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 Fawcett OPP 6-4 Zanesfield, Ohio 15 Logan Tom OH 6-1 Salt Lake City, Utah 16 Foluke Akinradewo MB 6-3 Plantation, Fla. 17 Nellie Spicer S 5-9 Barrington, Ill. 18 Megan Hodge OH 6-3 Durham, N.C. 19 Destinee 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.) Athletic Trainer/Medical Support: Jill Wosmek (Silver Lake, Minn.) Team Leader for Poland/Thailand: Reed Sunahara (Cincinnati, Ohio) Team Leader for Hong Kong/Ningbo: Laurel Iversen (Kalaheo, Hawaii)

U.S. Women’s National 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 Plantation, Fla. 17 Nellie Spicer S 5-9 Barrington, Ill. 18 Megan Hodge OH 6-3 Durham, N.C. 19 Destinee Hooker OPP 6-4 San Antonio, Texas Head Coach: Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) Assistant Coach: Jamie Morrison (Dana Point, Calif.) Technical Coordinator: Chelsea Nitta Athletic Trainer/Medical Support: Jill Wosmek (Silver Lake, Minn.) International Referee: Hansen Leong

U.S. Women’s National 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 Plantation, Fla. 18 Megan Hodge OH 6-3 Durham, N.C. 19 Destinee 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.) Athletic Trainer/Medical Support: Jill Wosmek (Silver Lake, Minn.) Team Doctor: Dr. William Briner Team Manager: Ken Sullivan

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2010 U.S. Women’s National Team Stats Name Sets Kills Foluke Akinradewo 120 257 Cynthia Barboza 94 93 Mekana Barnes 6 6 Heather Bown 110 209 Jill Collymore 11 28 Alexis Crimes 1 0 Nicole Davis 32 0 Nicole Fawcett 14 10 Jessica Fine 6 0 Alisha Glass 129 46 Kim Glass 7 8 Christa Harmotto 25 51 Ellen Herman 4 9 Megan Hodge 75 252 Destinee Hooker 97 398 Heather Hughes 6 23 Bryn Kehoe 4 4 Katie Kimmich 5 10 Jordan Larson 129 281 Nancy Metcalf 29 48 Tamari Miyashiro 25 0 Ogonna Nnamani 54 97 Lauren Paolini 5 3 Angie Pressey 8 8 Kristin Richards 5 2 Nellie Spicer 36 6 Tracy Stalls 9 12 Stacy Sykora 115 0 Jennifer Tamas 41 71 Courtney Thompson 27 0 Logan Tom 79 239 Cheryl Weaver 9 22 TEAM 160 2,199 Opponent 160 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

Attack 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 Attack 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

Hitting 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 Points 0.89 376 0.09 105 0.83 14 0.74 311 0.45 35 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 11 0.00 0 0.34 101 0.00 9 0.44 62 0.50 12 0.43 294 0.66 483 0.17 24 0.00 6 0.00 11 0.50 372 0.52 65 0.00 0 0.57 131 0.20 7 0.50 13 0.20 4 0.14 15 0.56 21 0.00 0 0.56 98 0.04 7 0.37 286 0.89 30 3.43 2,912 1.70 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 National 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 (Exhibition) 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. Croatia 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); Harmotto 8 (0.44); Fawcett 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); Harmotto 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); Fawcett 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); Harmotto 11 (0.44); Stalls 4 (0.44); Fawcett 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).

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

102

2010 USA Women’s National Team Schedule/Results (28-13) Date Opponent (Record)

Result

City

Pts Leader (*DataVolley)

Attend

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

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. Argentina; 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 Destinee Hooker - 16 3,000 8/7 Germany L, 23-25, 22-25, 25-16, 23-25 Gdynia, Poland Destinee Hooker - 25 1,100 8/8 Poland L, 25-16, 24-26, 19-25, 23-25 Gdynia, Poland Destinee 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 Destinee 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 Destinee 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 Destinee 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 Destinee Hooker - 24 7,800 8/29 Japan W, 26-24, 25-20, 25-23 Ningbo, China Destinee 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 Destinee 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 Croatia 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 Statistics and not official P-2 stats.

103

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 12-0

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

0-0

0-0

1-0

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

0-0 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

0-3

Brazil

1-0

2011

Argentina

0-1

34-58

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

1-2 1-4

0-4

1-5

1-2

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

0-0

0-0

0-0

Canada

70-10

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

1-0

China

33-85

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

0-0

3-0

1-2

1-0 0-2

0-0 0-0 0-2 2-0

Croatia

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

13-0

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

1-0

Cuba

54-92

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

3-2 1-2

0-2

3-0

2-2

Cuba ‘B’

5-1

0-0

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

0-1

0-0

0-0

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.

36-11

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

3-1 1-1

2-2

1-1

3-1

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

59-14 12-0

1-2

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

0-0 0-0

0-2

3-1

2-0

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

Haiti

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

30-24

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

0-0

2-1

2-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Italy Jamaica Japan

98-112 8-6

1-0

0-1

0-1 1-3

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

1-0  0-0  0-0 0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

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

2-0 1-0

Kazakhstan

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

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0 1-0

0-0

1-0

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

1-0

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

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0 0-0

Maritius

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

24-0

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

2-0

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. Antilles

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

28-5

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

4-0

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

28-2

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

2-0

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

1-1 0-0

0-1

0-2

0-0

#Russia ‘B’

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

Serbia

2-2

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0 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

2-1

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

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

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

2-0

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

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

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

Yugoslavia

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

So. Korea

Total

0-2

1-0

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 30-8

   

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 competing # Includes Matches Played Vs. USSR, CIS and Russia.

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2011

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

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

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

All-Time U.S. Women’s Olympic Teams

1964

1988

2004

1968

1992

2008

1980

1996

1984

2000

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International Volleyball Fact Sheet Introduction: Volleyball has major international competitions 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 recreational activity 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 participant sport. This fact sheet is designed to provide more understanding about international volleyball and its major competitions, including the Olympic Games.

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

International Governing Body: The international governing body for volleyball is the Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland. The FIVB is the world’s largest sports federation, with more than 200 member nations. Under the direction of its president, Dr. Ruben Acosta of Mexico, the FIVB oversees the administration 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.

Women (Points) - as of 10/2/11 Men (Points) as of 10/2/11 1. Brazil (215) 1. Brazil (220) 2. USA (195) 2. Russia (170) 3.Russia (167.5) 3. Italy (156) 4. Japan (158.5) 4. USA (147) 5. Serbia (137.5) 5. Serbia (142.5) 6. China (118) 6. Cuba (133.5) 7. Italy (117.5) 7. Bulgaria (112.5) 8. Cuba (94) 8. Poland (109.5) 9. Germany (81.5) 9. Argentina (102.5) 10. Turkey (78.5) 10. China (68.5) 11. Poland (69.5) 11. Germany (61.5) 12. Thailand (68.5) 12. Egypt (57.5) 13. Korea (58) 13. Cameroon (52) 14. Dominican Republic (53.5) 14. Iran (50.5) 15. Kenya (51.5) 15. Venezuela (49.5) 16. Peru (49.5) 16. Puerto Rico (45.5) 17. Algeria (48.5) 17. France (44) 18T. Netherlands (39) 18. Japan (43.5) 18T. Puerto Rico (39) 19T. Canada (42.5) 20. Argentina (37) 19T. Tunisia (42.5) 21. Kazakhstan (32.5) 21. Korea (40.5) 22. Canada (31.5) 22. Mexico (39.5) 23T. Czech Republic (30) 23T. Czech Republic (39) 23T. Egypt (30) 23T. Australia (39) 25. Mexico (28.5) 25. Spain (32.5) 26. Senegal (25.5) 26. Algeria (29.5) 27. Costa Rica (25) 27T. Finland (29) 28. Colombia (24) 27T. Slovakia (29) 29. Croatia (22.5) 29. Colombia (27) 30. Chinese Taipei (22) 30. India (23) 31. Cameroon (21) 31. Chile (20.5) 32. Uruguay (20) 32T. Morocco (19.5) 33. Trinidad & Tobago (19.5) 32T. Portugal (19.5) 34. Romania (18.5) 34. Trinidad & Tobago (18.5) 35T. Azerbaijan (18) 35. Netherlands (17) 35T. Tunisia (18) 36T. Estonia (16) 37T. Belarus (16) 36T. Slovenia (16) 37T. Belgium (16) 36T. Romania (16) 39. Chile (15) 39. South Africa (15.5) 40T. Spain (13) 40T. Panama (15) 40T. France (13) 40T. Belgium (15)

National Governing Body: The national governing body (NGB) for volleyball in the United States is USA Volleyball, formerly known as the United States Volleyball Association. Founded in 1928, USA Volleyball is responsible for the administration of all forms of volleyball in the United States, including producing the annual USA Open Volleyball Championships, Junior Olympic Championships and the USA Outdoor National Championships. As mandated by the 1978 Amateur Sports Act, USA Volleyball is responsible to the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and the FIVB for training and nominating the teams which represent the United States in the Olympic Games and other important volleyball competitions worldwide. Major Competitions: The four major events on the international 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 exceptions of the annual World League/Grand Prix and the biennial Beach World Championships. World Rankings: Following the decision of the FIVB Board of Administration, a new system of point attribution based on a new scale has been implemented for the FIVB World Ranking of Volleyball National Teams. The following competitions are now included: • Senior World Championships included for four years 25 percent reduction each year. Points are also granted for the qualification matches, to the best non-qualified teams. • Olympic Games included for four years - 25 percent reduction each year. Points are also granted for the qualification matches, to the best non-qualified teams.

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

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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 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, fifth) 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)

Past Olympic Champions (Women) 1964: Japan (USA, fifth) 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, fifth) 2008: Brazil (USA, second)

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:

World Championships: The World Championships are held every four years in the second year after the Olympics. The site, usually separate for the men’s and women’s competitions, is determined by the FIVB based on bids received from interested cities. The 24 berths for the men and women are gained in the following manner (2006 information is provided in parenthesis where available): • Host country • Defending World Champions • FIVB determined the appropriate number of qualification spots for each continent/zone based on performance at the 2002 World Championships and the number of teams registered for the 2006 World Championships. Each continent/zone played a World Championships Qualification Tournament in early 2002.

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 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)

• 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 (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 international 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 competition varies in each of the five sections. Any nation in a particular zone may participate in its zone championships whenever such a competition is conducted. Past NORCECA Champions (Men) 1969: Cuba (USA, third) 1971: Cuba (USA, second) 1973: USA 1975: Cuba (USA, third) 1977: Cuba (USA, fifth) 1979: Cuba (USA, fifth) 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) 2011: 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) 2011: USA

World League and World Grand Prix: The World League features the top 12 men’s volleyball teams in the world in competition 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 times (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 cities 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, fifth 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, tied-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) 2011: Russia (USA, seventh) World Grand Prix Champions 1993: Cuba (USA, seventh regular season) 1994: Brazil (USA, fifth regular season) 1995: USA 1996: Brazil (USA, fifth) 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 2011: USA

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Volleyball Glossary Ace - a served ball that directly results in a point. Bagel - winning a game 25-0.

Pancake - a one-handed floor defensive technique where the hand is extended and slid along the floor, palm down, and the ball rebounds off the back of the hand, rather than the floor.

Block - an attempt by a player or players to interrupt the ball before, as or just after it crosses the net.

Pass - the first of three contacts on the offensive side - overhead or forearm.

Bump (Pass) - technique of playing the ball using forearms, hands together, to direct the ball.

Perimeter Defense - backrow defenders work in the area a meter in from the backline and sidelines up to the three-meter line.

Bump (Set) - a forearm pass used as a set.

Pipe - a ball set in the middle of the court, on the three-meter line, for a backrow player to hit.

Carry - a fault called if the ball comes to rest in the course of contact by one player. Chickenwing - a last-ditch way to dig a ball using your elbow and a bent arm. Court - the playing surface divided into two equal areas by a net. In its official form, volleyball is played on a rectangular court 18 meters (59 feet 0.75 inches) long and 9 meters (29 feet 6.475 inches) wide; the women’s net placed at 2.24 meters (7 feet 4.125 inches) high and the men’s net at 2.44 meters (8 feet) high. Coverage - most often, refers to backing up a teammate’s hit when the block is up and the ball comes back. Cross Court/Cut Shot - an offensive hit when a player, instead of hitting with power, slices the ball just over and nearly parallel to the net. Dig Lips - defending more than once and successfully an opponent’s hard spike as if the attacker was saying beforehand where the hit was going and you read their lips. Dig - to pass a very hard hit spike; a ball brought up (saved) with any part of the body, particularly from a spike attempt. Dink - a very softly-hit spike; ball played just over the net or the blockers hands. Down-Referee - secondary referee. He/she stands on the floor at the opposite end of the net as the up-referee. Also known as the second official.

Quick - the first of the three attack options. The attacker contacts the ball immediately after it is released from the setter’s hands. Red card - a severe sanction given by the up-referee. Roof - to block a spike, usually straight down and for a point. Screening - an attempt by a player to conceal the start of a teammate’s serve by obstructing an opponent’s line of sight. Screening is illegal. Seams - the space between the blockers and between back-court defenders. Set – the act of getting the ball into the position for the hitters to attack the ball. Usually done overhead with two hands. Setter – the team quarterback. Attempts to “set” every second contact for his/her hitters to attack. Serve - the act of putting the ball into play. Shank - to pass the ball badly. Six Pack - another term for getting a spiked ball in the face on defense. A “Twelve Pack” actually knocks down the defender. In the past the defender was then obligated to buy the spiker a six pack of his/her desired beverage (roots are found in doubles sand play). Sizzle the Pits - a spike that goes under, and past, the armpits of a big block.

Dump - when the setter, instead of setting the hitters, attacks the ball over the net.

Slide - a movement from an attacker’s serve receive position past another into a third; usually the ball is hit while “sliding out” towards the sideline.

Facial Disgracial - a spike that hits the opposing blocker or floor defender in the face.

Spiked Ball - a ball hit forcibly from a height not less than the top of the net. Also known as a bury, crush, hammer, kill, put-away or slam.

Foot fault - stepping on the court or out of bounds before serving the ball.

Stuff - a block in which the ball goes straight down to the floor with no hope of being picked up by an opposing player.

Free Ball - a ball the opponent cannot attack and must yield by passing over the net.

Tool - when a ball is intentionally spiked off a blocker’s hands to make it go out of bounds.

Husband and Wife - when a serve drops untouched between two receivers who fail to move.

Touch - when the ball lands out of bounds, but not before contacting one of the players.

Joust - when two players on opposing sides attempt to block the ball by vying to push it onto each other’s side of the net.

Up-referee - the main referee. He/she stands upon a special chair. Also known as the first referee.

Kill - an attack that results in an immediate point.

Yellow card - a first sanction given by the up-referee, cost the sanctioned team a point.

Paint Brush - a wipe off shot by the spiker (painter) on a blocker.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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