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Table of Contents Cover Page ........................................................................................................................... 1 Table of Contents.................................................................................................................. 2 2012 U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team FIVB World Grand Prix Preliminary Roster ...... 3 U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team Quick Informa on and 2012 Storylines ................ 4-5 2012 U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team Preseason Preview ......................................... 6 2012 U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team Schedule ........................................................ 7 2012 FIVB World Grand Prix Preview ................................................................................. 8-9 2011 U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team Season in Review.......................................... 10 2011 U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team Athlete of the Year ....................................... 11 2011 U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team Schedule/Results .......................................... 12 2011 U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team Data Project Stats ......................................... 13 2011 U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team Match Recaps .......................................... 14-93 2011 U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team Rosters ......................................................... 94 U.S. Women’s Na onal Team DataVolley Stats for 2011 Montreux Volley Masters .............. 95 U.S. Women’s Na onal Team DataVolley Stats for 2011 Pan American Cup ......................... 96 U.S. Women’s Na onal Team DataVolley Stats for 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix................... 97 U.S. Women’s Na onal Team DataVolley Stats for 2011 NORCECA Championship ............... 98 U.S. Women’s Na onal Team DataVolley Stats for 2011 Pan American Games .................... 99 U.S. Women’s Na onal Team DataVolley Stats for 2011 FIVB World Cup ........................... 100 U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team Player Bios ................................................... 101-131 Update on Stacy Sykora .................................................................................................... 132 Glossary of Volleyball Terms ............................................................................................. 133 U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team Staff Bios ..................................................... 134-139 2010 U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team Compe on Rosters ................................... 140 2010 U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team Data Project Sta s cs ................................. 141 2010 U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team Results ....................................................... 142 U.S. All-Time Versus Interna onal Compe on ................................................................ 143 U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team Past Olympians ................................................... 144 All-Time U.S. Women’s Olympic Volleyball Team Members in Pictures.............................. 145 Interna onal Volleyball Fact Sheet ............................................................................ 146-148 USA Volleyball Fact Sheet ................................................................................................. 149 Credits: This 2012 U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team World Grand Prix Press Kit is a copyrighted publica on produced by USA Volleyball. Design and Contents: Bill Kauffman, USA Volleyball Senior Manager of Communica ons USA Volleyball, 4065 Sinton Road, Suite 200, Colorado Springs, CO 80907 Phone: (719) 228-6800 E-Mail: info@usav.org Web Site: www.usavolleyball.org

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2012 U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team Roster 2012 FIVB World Grand Prix Preliminary Roster # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

Name Alisha Glass Danielle Sco -Arruda Tayyiba Haneef-Park Lindsey Berg Stacy Sykora Nicole Davis Heather Bown Cynthia Barboza Jennifer Tamas Kim Glass Jordan Larson Nancy Metcalf Christa Harmo o Nicole Fawce Logan Tom Foluke Akinradewo Carli Lloyd Megan Hodge Des nee Hooker Alix Klineman Tamari Miyashiro Courtney Thompson Mary ‘Nellie’ Spicer Kris n Richards Lauren Gibbemeyer

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

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 6-4 6-1 6-3 5-11 6-3 6-4 6-4 5-7 5-8 5-9 6-1 6-2

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 Township, Pa. Zanesfield, Ohio Salt Lake City, Utah Planta on, Fla. Bonsall, Calif. Durham, N.C. San Antonio, Texas Manha an Beach, Calif. Kaneohe, Hawaii Kent, Wash. Barrington, Ill. Orem, Utah St. Paul, Minn.

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.) Athle c Trainer/Physiotherapis: Jill Wosmek (Silver Lake, Minn.) Team Doctors: Dr. Andrew Gregory Medical Support: Dus n Glass Team Manager: Ken Sullivan (Laguna Beach, Calif.)

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

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

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

Other Total 68 79 340 399 213 249 177 202 262 300 176 195 188 224 169 183 171 201 75 83 101 112 210 239 76 76 52 52 177 215 110 121 5 73 84 48 59 5 47 63 59 69 5


Quick Team Informa on Current FIVB World Ranking: 1st Head Coach: Hugh McCutcheon 2011 Record: 39-10 Records for 2010: 28-13; 2009: 18-14 Assistant Coach: Karch Kiraly, Paula Weishoff; Asst Coach/Technical Coordinator: Jamie Morrison 2012 U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team Schedule Red-Blue Intrasquad Scrimmages Irvine, Calif. May 19: at Irvine Valley College, 7 p.m. PT May 26: at UC Irvine, 5 p.m. PT

U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Quick Informa on and Storylines

FIVB World Grand Prix

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

2012 FIVB WORLD GRAND PRIX: The U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team will compete in the 20th edi on of the FIVB World Grand Prix from June 8 to July 1, entering the tournament as the two- me defending champion. The U.S. opens the tournament on June 8 with three consecu ve matches in Dominican Republic against No. 8 Germany, No. 28 Chinese Taipei and No. 9 Dominican Republic. Team USA travels south to Brazil to face No. 4 Italy, No. 8 Germany and No. 2 Brazil from June 15-17. The preliminary round ends June 22-24 with matches against No. 6 Serbia, No. 18 Argen na and No. 12 Thailand in Thailand. Out of the nine preliminary round matches, the U.S. will face four Olympic Games qualified teams (Dominican Republic, Italy, Brazil, Serbia). To reach the Final Round for the third consecu ve year, the U.S. must finish among the top five teams in the preliminary round. The six-team Final Round, which includes host China, will take place June 27 to July 1 in Ningbo, China, star ng with two pools of three. The top two teams in each Final Round pool advance to the crossover semifinal on June 30 before the medal-round matches on July 1.

FIVB World Grand Prix Pool B Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic June 8: vs. Germany, 5 p.m. June 9: vs. Chinese Taipei, 5 p.m. June 10: vs. Dominican Republic, 5 p.m. FIVB World Grand Prix Pool E Sao Paulo, Brazil June 15: vs. Italy, 6:20 p.m. June 16: vs. Germany, 6:20 p.m. June 17: vs. Brazil, 1:20 p.m. FIVB World Grand Prix Pool J Bangkok, Thailand June 22: vs. Serbia, 1:50 p.m. June 23: vs. Argen na, 1:50 p.m. June 24: vs. Thailand, 4:20 p.m. FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round Ningo, China June 27 to July 1 Top 5 Preliminary Teams + China Pre-Olympic Exhibi on Series Los Angeles and Anaheim Hills, Calif. July 14: vs. Bulgaria, at Anaheim, 7 p.m. PT

POSSIBLE WORLD GRAND PRIX THREE-PEAT: Team USA will try to become just the second country to win the FIVB World Grand Prix for three consecu ve years. Aside from the U.S., only Brazil has successfully defended its tle having won the tournament three consecu ve years from 2004 to 2006 and back-to-back years in 2008 and 2009. The U.S. has won the FIVB World Grand Prix four mes (1995, 2001, 2010, 2011), ranking second to Brazil’s eight tles in the event. Team USA, which has competed in 18 of the past 19 FIVB World Grand Prix compe ons, also captured bronze in 2003 and 2004. PRELIMINARY ROSTER: With such a packed summer volleyball calendar leading into the Olympic Games, the FIVB has expanded the World Grand Prix preliminary roster to 25 athletes. Each country will then need to reduce the roster to 14 maximum of 14 players per preliminary round weekend and Final round. McCutcheon has selected five se ers, four opposites, seven outside hi ers, six middle blockers and three liberos to the preliminary roster. The se ers include twome Olympian and 2012 USA Volleyball Indoor Female Athlete of the Year Lindsey Berg (Honolulu), Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.), Carli Lloyd (Bonsall, Calif.), Nellie Spicer (Barrington, Ill.) and Courtney Thompson (Kent, Wash.). U.S. liberos include three- me Olympian Stacy Sykora (Burleson, Texas), 2008 Olympian Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) and Tamari Miyashiro (Kaneohe, Hawaii). McCutcheon has selected two- me Olympian Tayyiba Haneef-Park (Laguna Hills, Calif.), 2004 Olympian Nancy Metcalf (Hull, Iowa), 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix most valuable player Des nee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) and Nicole Fawce (Zanesfield, Ohio) as opposites on the World Grand Prix preliminary roster. Outside hi ers on the preliminary roster include three- me Olympian Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah), 2008 Olympian Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.), Cynthia Barboza (Long Beach, Calif.), Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.), Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.), Alix Klineman (Manha an Beach, Calif.) and Kris n Richards (Orem, Utah). Middle blockers on the preliminary roster are four- me Olympian Danielle Sco -Arruda (Baton Rouge, La.), three- me Olympian Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.), 2008 Olympian Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.), 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix most valuable player Foluke Akinradewo (Planta on, Fla.), Lauren Gibbemeyer (St. Paul, Minn.) and Christa Harmo o (Hopewell, Pa.). FIVB WORLD RANKING: The U.S. Women’s Na onal Team moved into first place in the FIVB world ranking in November of 2011, ending Brazil’s four-year run on the top spot. 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES BOUND: The U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games in the first possible qualifica on tournament a er finishing with the silver medal at the 2011 FIVB World Cup in November 2011. The Olympic women’s volleyball compe on begins July 28 and runs through Aug. 11. The U.S. will compete in Pool B of the 2012 Olympic Games with round-robin matches against Brazil, China, Serbia, Turkey and Korea. Pool A consists of Great Britain, Japan, Italy, Russia, Dominican Republic and Algeria. The match schedule will be announced in mid-June. The top four teams in each pool advance to the quarterfinal round. PAST OLYMPICS: The U.S. Women’s Olympic Volleyball Team has medaled at the Olympic Games three mes, including the silver medal at the most recent edi on in 2008 at Beijing. The U.S. Women also earned the silver medal at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, as well as the bronze medal at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.

(at Canyon High School, $5 ckets at the door) July 16: vs. Bulgaria, at USC, 7 p.m. PT July 18: vs. Bulgaria, at USC, 7 p.m. PT Tickets at USC: www.usctrojans.com/usa Pan American Cup Cuidad Juarez, Mexico July 11-21 Pools/Opponents TBA Olympic Games London, England July 28 to Aug. 12 Pools/Opponents TBA

MOST RECENT TOURNAMENT: The U.S. Women’s Na onal Team finished 9-2 at the FIVB World Cup in Japan to secure the silver medal and 2012 Olympic Games qualifica on. Team USA won its first four matches of the tournament, including a opening four-set win over then-No. 1 Brazil followed by wins over Serbia, Korea and Kenya. Germany upset the U.S. to conclude the second round, but the U.S. rebounded with three-set wins over Argen na, Algeria and Dominican Republic in the third round. Team USA gained a pivotal five-set win over China to open the fourth round in Tokyo, then topped tournament-leader and eventual gold-medalist Italy in four sets to guarantee Olympic qualifica on with one match remaining. Host Japan got the best of the U.S. in the tournament finale. Des nee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) was named the Best Spiker of the tournament and ranked third in Best Scorer. 2012 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE: The U.S. will compete in two tournaments prior to the Olympic Games. Team USA will a empt to win its third consecu ve FIVB World Grand Prix, which is scheduled June 8-24 for the three preliminary round stages and June 27 to July 1 for the Final Round in Ningbo, China. The Pan American Cup is set for July 11-21 at Cuidad Juarez, Mexico. In addi on, the U.S. will hold a three-match exhibi on series with Bulgaria on July 14 (at Canyon High School in Anaheim Hills, Calif.), July 16 and July 18 (at University of Southern California’s Galen Center). YOUNG AND OLD: Making the 2012 Olympic Games roster will be a challenge, whether as a veteran or newcomer. As of November 2011, over 70 players have been in training at the USA Na onal Team Center in Anaheim during the

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Quick Team Informa on Current FIVB World Ranking: 1st Head Coach: Hugh McCutcheon 2011 Record: 39-10 Records for 2010: 28-13; 2009: 18-14 Assistant Coach: Karch Kiraly, Paula Weishoff; Asst Coach/Technical Coordinator: Jamie Morrison

FIVB World Ranking (as of Jan. 4, 2012)

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USA.........................................245 Brazil ...................................217.5 Japan .................................197.25 Italy ...................................190.75 China ......................................169 Serbia .....................................145 Russia ................................131.25 Germany ...........................108.25 Dominican Republic ............72.75 Cuba .........................................69 Turkey..................................64.25 Thailand ...................................62 Korea ...................................56.25 Poland .................................55.75 Kenya...................................50.75 Algeria .................................47.25 Peru .......................................42.5 Argen na..................................40 Puerto Rico............................33.5 Netherlands ........................30.25 Egypt ........................................28 Canada ................................25.75

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

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

quadrennial. Out of the 12-member 2008 Olympic Games silver-medal team, nine are s ll currently in the mix to earn spots on the 2012 Olympic Games roster along with a 2004 Olympian. However, several new players are pushing the veterans including middle blocker Foluke Akinradewo (Planta on, Fla.) and Christa Harmo o (Hopewell, Pa.), outside hi ers Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.), Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.) and Cynthia Barboza (Long Beach, Calif.), opposite Des nee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) and se ers Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.), Nellie Spicer (Barrington, Ill.) and Courtney Thompson (Kent, Wash.). Akinradewo and Hooker have earned the last two most valuable player awards of the FIVB World Grand Prix - the premier annual women’s interna onal volleyball tournament. Hooker, named an FIVB Hero in summer of 2011, ranked among the top scorers in both the 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix and the 2010 FIVB World Championships in just her first year of interna onal compe on and followed that up with an impressive 2011 season during the World Grand Prix and FIVB World Cup tournaments. Larson has been a regular starter the past two seasons, but is being pushed for playing me by Hodge and Barboza among others. DRIVE FOR FIVE OLYMPICS: Danielle Sco -Arruda (Baton Rouge, La.) has had staying power in the sport as one of the best middle blockers in the world. She played in her fourth Olympic Games in Beijing, winning her first medal as Team USA captured the silver medal. Only Tara Cross-Ba le has been selected to four U.S. Women’s Olympic team rosters, matched only once on the men’s side by Lloy Ball. If she is selected to the 2012 Olympic Games roster, Sco -Arruda will be 39 years old at the me of the London Games – just three months shy of turning 40. Further, Sco -Arruda is a emp ng to become just the third female volleyball player worldwide to compete in five Olympic Games, matching the feat of Brazilian se er Hélia Rogério de Souza (Fofão) and Russia’s Yevgeniya Artamonova-Estes. Aside from age, she has also taken me off from the team in parts of 2009 and 2010 as she gave birth to her first child in April 2010. A er missing all compe ons in 2010, Sco -Arruda returned to the lineup at the 2011 FIVB World Cup and helped the U.S. to the silver medal and Olympic Games qualifica on. She averaged 1.62 points per set with a .500 hi ng efficiency, highlighted by a nine-point performance in the tournament-opening win over then-No. 1 Brazil. ANOTHER QUAD FOR FOUR: While Danielle Sco -Arruda is a emp ng to play in her fi h Olympics, other veterans are seeking their fourth Olympics experience. Outside hi er Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) and middle blocker Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.), s ll considered among the best in the world, will look toward London as their fourth Olympic Games appearance. Libero Stacy Sykora (Burleson, Texas) is also in the mix for 2012, which would be her fourth Olympic Games, as she con nues to recover from a devasta ng bus accident in April 2011. RECOVERY OF STACY SYKORA: Stacy Sykora (Burleson, Texas), the U.S. star ng libero at the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games and member of the 2008 Olympic Games, was seriously injured in a bus accident on April 12, 2011, while traveling with her professional club team in Brazil. She was named the Best Libero at the 2010 FIVB World Championship and widely considered back on top of her game. She con nues to make progress toward a full recovery and is currently in Brazil compe ng for her club team Volei Futuro. Team USA is not without a top libero in the world as Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.), who was the star ng libero at the 2008 Olympic Games, has stepped back into the top libero posi on on the team. STARTING FAMILIES: Two key members of the 2008 Olympic Games roster have taken me off from the team during the current quadrennial to start families. Tayyiba Haneef-Park (Laguna Hills, Calif.) and Danielle Sco -Arruda (Baton Rouge, La.) gave birth to their first offspring a month apart in March and April of 2010. Both returned to the USA gym in 2011 and saw ac on in at least one tournament. Haneef-Park scored a team-high 75 points during the 2011 Montreux Volley Masters event held June 7-12 at Montreux, Switzerland, then was part of the 2011 FIVB World Cup roster in which she contributed 40 points in a reserve role. Sco -Arruda also competed in the World Cup, notching 34 points with a .500 hi ng efficiency (27-1-52) in mainly a reserve role with two match starts. She tallied nine points in a reserve role to spark the U.S. to a win over No. 1 Brazil in the World Cup opener. COACHING STAFF FULL OF GOLD AND OLYMPIC EXPERIENCE: Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) has made the transi on from being the U.S. Men’s Na onal Team Coach to the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Coach. He led the U.S. Men’s Olympic Team to the 2008 Olympic Games gold medal in Beijing under extraordinary circumstances. Now McCutcheon has taken the helm of the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Program with the hopes of building a las ng legacy for the program being gold-medal contenders in each Olympic Games. He holds an 85-37 record in the first three years of the current quadrennial and an overall 192-70 record coun ng his 107-33 record with the U.S. Men. McCutcheon is a emp ng to become the second coach to lead both genders to an Olympic Games gold medal (previously accomplished by Brazil’s Jose Roberto Guimaraes, who led Brazil men to Olympic gold in 1992 Olympics and Brazil women to Olympic gold in 2008 Olympics). In addi on, McCutcheon hired three- me Olympic Games goldmedalist Karch Kiraly to be his assistant. Kiraly was named the Interna onal Volleyball Federa on’s (FIVB) greatest men’s volleyball player of the sport’s first century a er he earned two indoor volleyball gold medals (1984 and 1988) and a beach volleyball gold medal (1996). 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. Joining the coaching staff in 2011 as an assistant coach, Paula Weishoff brings added Olympic Games experience. She is a 1998 Volleyball Hall of Fame inductee and is regarded as one of the greatest middle blockers during her genera on. Weishoff is the only two- me U.S. Olympic medalist in women’s indoor volleyball, having won the silver medal at the 1984 Olympic Games, and the bronze in the 1992 Olympic Games. She also played in the 1996 Olympic Games.

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2012 U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team Preview The U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team, ranked No. 1 in the world by the Interna onal Volleyball Federa on (FIVB), qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games in the first qualifica on tournament. The 12-team women’s volleyball Olympic Games compe on will take place on alterna ng days at Earls Court.

During its Olympic Games qualifica on tournament, the U.S. finished 9-2 at the 2011 FIVB World Cup in Japan to secure the silver medal in November. Team USA won its first four matches of the tournament, including an opening four-set win over then-No. 1 Brazil.

The U.S. Women’s Olympic Volleyball Team has medaled at the Olympic Games three mes, including the silver medal at the most recent edi on in 2008 at Beijing. The U.S. Women also earned the silver medal at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, as well as the bronze medal at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.

Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) has mentored the U.S. program to an 85-37 record in his three years a er leading the U.S. Men’s Na onal Volleyball Team program to the 2008 Olympic Games gold medal. The U.S. holds a 67-23 record in the past two years with podium finishes in seven tournaments, while leading the program to an 85-37 overall record in the quadrennial. McCutcheon, who has a 192-70 record coun ng his me as head coach with the U.S. Men’s program, is a emp ng to become the second coach to lead both genders to an Olympic Games gold medal (previously accomplished by Brazil’s Jose Roberto Guimaraes, who led Brazil men to Olympic gold in 1992 Olympics and Brazil women to Olympic gold in 2008 Olympics).

The 2012 calendar has two tournaments in which the U.S. will compete in prior to the Olympic Copyright USA Volleyball Games. Team USA will a empt to win its third consecu ve FIVB World Grand Prix, which is scheduled June 8-24 for the three preliminary round stages and June 27 to July 1 for the Final Round in Ningbo, China. The Pan American Cup is set for July 11-21 at Cuidad Juarez, Mexico.

The U.S. finished the 2011 season with a 39-10 record. Among the team’s highlights were picking up the silver medal at the FIVB World Cup, their second consecu ve FIVB World Grand Prix tle, capturing the NORCECA Women’s Con nental Championship and winning the bronze medal at the Pan American Cup and Pan American Games. Des nee Hooker captured the FIVB World Grand Prix most valuable player award, marking the second different American player to take the honor in consecu ve seasons. Team Making the 2012 Olympic Games roster will be a challenge, USA knocked off Brazil twice in 2011, along with three wins over whether as a veteran or newcomer. As of November 2011, over World Cup champion Italy and two wins over China (seven wins 70 players have been in training at the USA Na onal Team Center over 2012 Olympic Games qualified teams). in Anaheim during the quadrennial. Out of the 12-member 2008 Olympic Games silver-medal team, nine are s ll currently in the Team USA finished the 2010 season with a 28-13 record – a mix to earn spots on the 2012 Olympic Games roster along with 10-match improvement in the victory column from 2009. The U.S. a 2004 Olympian. However, several new players are pushing the claimed the silver medal at the Montreux Volley Masters and the veterans including middle blocker Foluke Akinradewo (Planta on, bronze at the Pan American Cup in June 2010. Using a star ng Fla.) and Christa Harmo o (Hopewell, Pa.), outside hi ers Jordan lineup of two rookies and four players with less than two years Larson (Hooper, Neb.), Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.) and Cynthia experience, the Americans earned the 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix Barboza (Long Beach, Calif.), opposite Des nee Hooker (San gold medal. Foluke Akinradewo was named the 2010 FIVB World Antonio, Texas) and se ers Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.), Carli Grand Prix most valuable player. The 2010 season was capped by a Lloyd (Bonsall, Calif.), Nellie Spicer (Barrington, Ill.) and Courtney fourth-place finish at the FIVB World Championship. Thompson (Kent, Wash.). Through his first three years Akinradewo and Hooker have earned the last two most valuable with the U.S. Women’s player awards of the FIVB World Grand Prix - the premier annual Na onal Volleyball Team, women’s interna onal volleyball tournament. Hooker, named an McCutcheon con nues to develop a unit built around FIVB Hero in summer of 2011, ranked among the top scorers in both established veterans both the 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix and the 2010 FIVB World Championships in just her first year of interna onal compe on and young players capable and followed that up with an impressive 2011 season during the of compe ng on the World Grand Prix and FIVB World Cup tournaments. Larson has interna onal scene. He has brought in over 70 players been a regular starter the past two seasons, but is being pushed into the gym for evalua on for playing me by Hodge and Barboza among others. and over half have been The U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team moved into first place part of an interna onal in the FIVB world ranking in November of 2011, ending Brazil’s trip represen ng the USA four-year run on the top spot. The U.S. was 2-2 against Brazil, the in the current quadrennial. reigning Olympic Games gold medalists, in 2011. Copyright USA Volleyball

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FIVB World Grand Prix Preliminary Rounds 6/8 Germany 6/9 Algeria/Chinese Taipei 6/10 Dominican Republic 6/15 Italy 6/16 Germany 6/17 Brazil 6/22 Serbia 6/23 Argen na 6/24 Thailand FIVB World Grand Prix Preliminary Round Standings:

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Sao Paulo, Brazil Sao Paulo, Brazil Sao Paulo, Brazi Bangkok, Thailand Bangkok, Thailand Bangkok, Thailand

FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round 6/27-7/1 Top 5 Preliminary Teams plus China FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round Standings:

Ningo, China

Pre-Olympic Exhibi on Series with Bulgaria 7/14 Bulgaria 7/16 Bulgaria Tickets: www.usctrojans.com/usa 7/18 Bulgaria Tickets: www.usctrojans.com/usa

Anaheim, Calif. Los Angeles, Calif. Los Angeles, Calif.

Women’s Pan American Cup 7/12 Pool Play 7/13 Pool Play 7/14 Pool Play 7/15 Pool Play 7/16 Pool Play 7/18 Quarterfinal Round 7/19 Semifinal/5-8 Round 7/20 Final Round Final Women’s Pan American Cup Standings:

Juarez, Mexico Juarez, Mexico Juarez, Mexico Juarez, Mexico Juarez, Mexico Juarez, Mexico Juarez, Mexico Juarez, Mexico

Pan American Cup 7/28 Pool Play 7/30 Pool Play 8/1 Pool Play 8/3 Pool Play 8/5 Pool Play 8/7 Quarterfinal Round 8/9 Semifinal Round 8/11 Final Round Olympic Games Standings:

London, England London, England London, England London, England London, England London, England London, England London, England

* Match leaders are based on DataVolley Sta s cs and not official P-2 stats.

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Pts Leader (*DataVolley)

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2012 FIVB World Grand Prix Preview The U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team, ranked No. 1 in the world by the FIVB, takes to the road this month in an a empt to win its third consecu ve FIVB World Grand Prix, the premier annual interna onal women’s volleyball event held June 8 to July 1 in loca ons around the globe. But more importantly, the World Grand Prix will provide Team USA with an opportunity to con nue raising its level of play and make final prepara ons for the 2012 Olympic Games. “Obviously the FIVB World Grand Prix is another chance to compete and get be er in prepara on for London,” U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “There is a lot of value to get out of this tournament and hopefully we can make the most of this opportunity.” Team USA enters the 20th edi on of FIVB World Grand Prix as two- me defending champions having won in 2010 and 2011. The U.S. opens the tournament on June 8 with three consecu ve matches in Dominican Republic against No. 8 Germany, No. 28 Chinese Taipei and No. 9 Dominican Republic. Team USA travels south to Brazil to face No. 4 Italy, No. 8 Germany and No. 2 Brazil from June 15-17. The preliminary round ends June 22-24 with matches against No. 6 Serbia, No. 18 Argen na and No. 12 Thailand in Thailand. Out of the nine preliminary round matches, the U.S. will face four Olympic Games qualified teams (Dominican Republic, Italy, Brazil, Serbia).

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FIVB President Jizhong Wei (le ) congratulates Jennifer Tamas (top le ), Logan Tom (second from le on top), Heather Bown (second from right on top) and Kim Glass (top right) a er the U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team won its second straight FIVB World Grand Prix tle in 2011. place June 27 to July 1 in Ningbo, China, star ng with two pools of three. The top two teams in each Final Round pool advance to the crossover semifinal on June 30 before the medal-round matches on July 1.

“At this stage of the season, our focus will be primarily on our side of the net,” McCutcheon said in reference to playing a strong World Grand Prix preliminary round phase that includes the four Olympic qualified teams and six matches against top 10 teams. “We want to win every match when we step onto the court, but right now our focus is centered on the USA team and our prepara on for London.”

Team USA will try to become just the second country to win the FIVB World Grand Prix for three consecu ve years. Aside from the U.S., only Brazil has successfully defended its tle having won the tournament three consecu ve years from 2004 to 2006 and backto-back years in 2008 and 2009.

To reach the Final Round for the third consecu ve year, the U.S. must finish among the top five teams in the preliminary round. The six-team Final Round, which includes host China, will take

However, McCutcheon is a proponent of compe ng in the present and working toward the future. “From our perspec ve, the past two World Grand Prix tles do not have any bearing on this campaign,” McCutcheon said. “This tournament is not connected in any way to the past tournaments. This is a different year with different goals.”

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With the Olympics star ng just 27 days a er the last point of the 2012 FIVB World Grand Prix, the summer interna onal volleyball season is compressed into a short me period with teams looking to stay healthy, rested and peaking at the right me for the Olympic Games. All three factors are part of the task that nine Olympic Games qualified teams face in the 16-team World Grand Prix. Further, the U.S. schedule in July includes the Pan American Cup, which serves as the qualifica on event into the 2013 FIVB World Grand Prix, and three exhibi on matches against Bulgaria. With such a packed summer volleyball calendar leading into the Olympic Games, the FIVB has expanded the World Grand Prix preliminary roster to 25 athletes. Each country will then need to reduce the roster to 14 maximum of 14 players per preliminary round weekend and Final round. Jordan Larson (le ) and Foluke Akinradewo celebrate a er the U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team won its second straight FIVB World Grand Prix tle in 2011.

McCutcheon has selected five se ers, four opposites, seven outside hi ers, six middle blockers and three liberos to the preliminary roster. The se ers include two- me Olympian and

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2012 FIVB World Grand Prix Preview 2012 FIVB World Grand Prix Schedule

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Pool A – Macau, China June 8: Argen na vs. Thailand, 5:20 p.m. June 8: China vs. Puerto Rico, 8:50 p.m. June 9: Puerto Rico vs. Thailand, 2:50 p.m. June 9: Argen na vs. China, 5:20 p.m. June 10: Argen na vs. Puerto Rico, 12:50 p.m. June 10: China vs. Thailand, 3:20 p.m. Pool B – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic June 8: USA vs. Germany, 5 p.m. (2 p.m. PT) June 8: Dominican Republic vs. Chinese Taipei, 7:30 p.m. June 9: USA vs. Chinese Taipei, 5 p.m. (2 p.m. PT) June 9: Germany vs. Dominican Republic, 7:30 p.m. June 10: Germany vs. Chinese Taipei, 2:30 p.m. June 10: USA vs. Dominican Republic, 5 p.m. (2 p.m. PT) Pool C – Busan, Korea June 8: Japan vs. Turkey, 2 p.m. June 8: Korea vs. Cuba, 4:30 p.m. June 9: Korea vs. Turkey, 2 p.m. June 9: Japan vs. Cuba, 4:30 p.m. June 10: Korea vs. Japan, 2 p.m. June 10: Cuba vs. Turkey, 4:30 p.m.

Hugh McCutcheon (le ) discusses strategy during a 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix meout with se er Lindsey Berg. 2012 USA Volleyball Indoor Female Athlete of the Year Lindsey Berg (Honolulu), Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.), Carli Lloyd (Bonsall, Calif.), Nellie Spicer (Barrington, Ill.) and Courtney Thompson (Kent, Wash.). U.S. liberos include three- me Olympian Stacy Sykora (Burleson, Texas), 2008 Olympian Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) and Tamari Miyashiro (Kaneohe, Hawaii).

Pool D – Lodz, Poland June 8: Italy vs. Brazil, 5:30 p.m. June 8: Poland vs. Serbia, 8 p.m. June 9: Serbia vs. Brazil, 12:30 p.m. June 9: Poland vs. Italy, 3 p.m. June 10: Italy vs. Serbia, 5:30 p.m. June 10: Poland vs. Brazil, 8 p.m. Pool E – Sao Paulo, Brazil June 15: USA vs. Italy, 6:20 p.m. (2:20 p.m. PT) June 15: Brazil vs. Germany, 8:20 p.m. June 16: USA vs. Germany, 6:20 p.m. (2:20 p.m. PT) June 16: Brazil vs. Italy, 8:20 p.m. June 17: USA vs. Brazil, 1:20 p.m. June 17: Germany vs. Italy, 3:20 p.m. (9:20 a.m.)

McCutcheon has selected two- me Olympian Tayyiba HaneefPark (Laguna Hills, Calif.), 2004 Olympian Nancy Metcalf (Hull, Iowa), 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix most valuable player Des nee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) and Nicole Fawce (Zanesfield, Ohio) as opposites on the World Grand Prix preliminary roster. Outside hi ers on the preliminary roster include three- me Olympian Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah), 2008 Olympian Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.), Cynthia Barboza (Long Beach, Calif.), Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.), Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.), Alix Klineman (Manha an Beach, Calif.) and Kris n Richards (Orem, Utah).

Pool F – Komaki, Japan June 15: Thailand vs. Puerto Rico, 3:20 p.m. June 15: Japan vs. Dominican Republic, 6:20 p.m. June 16: Dominican Republic vs. Thailand, 3:20 p.m. June 16: Japan vs. Puerto Rico, 6:20 p.m. June 17: Dominican Republic vs. Puerto Rico, 3 p.m. June 17: Japan vs. Thailand, 6 p.m. Pool G – Foshan, China June 15: Korea vs. Poland, 4 p.m. June 15: China vs. Chinese Taipei, 7:30 p.m. June 16: Poland vs. Chinese Taipei, 4 p.m. June 16: China vs. Korea, 7:30 p.m. June 17: Korea vs. Chinese Taipei, 4 p.m. June 17: China vs. Poland, 7:30 p.m.

Middle blockers on the preliminary roster are four- me Olympian Danielle Sco -Arruda (Baton Rouge, La.), three- me Olympian Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.), 2008 Olympian Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.), 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix most valuable player Foluke Akinradewo (Planta on, Fla.), Lauren Gibbemeyer (St. Paul, Minn.) and Christa Harmo o (Hopewell, Pa.).

Pool H – Belgrade, Serbia June 15: Serbia vs. Argen na, 5:20 p.m. June 15: Cuba vs. Turkey, 8:05 p.m. June 16: Cuba vs. Serbia, 5:20 p.m. June 16: Turkey vs. Argen na, 8:05 p.m. June 17: Serbia vs. Turkey, 5:20 p.m. June 17: Argen na vs. Cuba, 8:05 p.m. Pool I – Osaka, Japan June 22: Korea vs. Turkey, 3:20 p.m. June 22: Japan vs. Germany, 6:20 p.m. June 23: Germany vs. Korea, 3:20 p.m. June 23: Japan vs. Turkey, 6:20 p.m. June 24: Germany vs. Turkey, 3 p.m. June 24: Japan vs. Korea, 6 p.m.

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Pool J – Bangkok, Thailand June 22: USA vs. Serbia, 1:50 p.m. (11:50 p.m. PT on June 21) June 22: Thailand vs. Argen na, 4:20 p.m. June 23: USA vs. Argen na, 1:50 p.m. (11:50 p.m. PT on June 22) June 23: Serbia vs. Thailand, 4:20 p.m. June 24: Argen na vs. Serbia, 1:50 p.m. June 25: USA vs. Thailand, 4:20 p.m. (2 a.m. PT) Pool K – Luohe, China June 22: Cuba vs. Brazil, 4 p.m. June 22: China vs. Puerto Rico, 7:30 p.m. June 23: Puerto Rico vs. Brazil, 4 p.m. June 23: China vs. Cuba, 7:30 p.m. June 24: Cuba vs. Puerto Rico, 4 p.m. June 24: China vs. Brazil, 7:30 p.m. Pool L – Taipei, Chinese Taipei June 22: Italy vs. Dominican Republic, 4 p.m. June 22: Poland vs. Chinese Taipei, 7:30 p.m. June 23: Italy vs. Chinese Taipei, 5 p.m. June 23: Poland vs. Dominican Republic, 7 p.m. June 24: Dominican Republic vs. Chinese Taipei, 5 p.m. June 24: Italy vs. Poland, 7 p.m.

Jordan Larson (le ) and Foluke Akinradewo celebrate a er the U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team won its second straight FIVB World Grand Prix tle in 2011.

FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round - Ningbo, China – June 27 to July 1 Top five teams from preliminary round plus China

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2011 U.S. Women's National Team Season in Review The U.S. Women’s Na onal Team placed fourth at the Montreux Volley Masters held June 7-12 at Montreux, Switzerland. The Americans opened with a four-set victory over Peru on June 7. A er a Montreux off -day exhibi on match victory over host na on Switzerland on June 8, the U.S. topped Germany in five sets on June 9. China won a five-set ba le over Team USA to win Pool A on June 10. The U.S. dropped a four-set match to NORCECA rival Cuba on June 11 in the semifinal round, then lost a second me to China in a four-set bronze-medal match on June 12.

The U.S. Women’s Na onal Team placed third in the Pan American Games held Oct. 15-20 using a roster with seven players debu ng 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.

The U.S. Women claimed the bronze medal at the X Women’s Pan American Cup held July 1-9 at Juarez, Mexico. The Americans topped Cuba 25-21, 25-16, 25-13 in the bronze-medal match a er suffering a four-set loss to Dominican Republic in the semifinal round. The U.S. defeated Peru, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago and Costa Rica in straight sets to open Pool B before losing a heart-breaking 28-30, 25-18, 25-19, 17-25, 15-11 match to then-top-ranked Brazil in the final pool match. The U.S. went on to defeat Argen na 25-13, 25-14, 25-19 in the quarterfinal, which secured a berth into the 2012 FIVB World Grand Prix as one of the top four NORCECA teams in the tournament.

The U.S. Women fulfilled their number-one goal of the 2011 season by earning qualifica on into the 2012 Olympic Games through the 2011 FIVB World Cup – the first qualifica on tournament. Team USA finished with the silver medal at the FIVB World Cup, thus guaranteeing a spot in London as the tournament granted three coveted spots to its podium finishers.

Team USA captured the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix, the premier annual interna onal volleyball tournament for women, for the second me in as many years a er defea ng Brazil 26-24, 25-20, 25-21 in the gold-medal match on Aug. 28, 2011. The Americans finished the preliminary round with an 8-1 record with only a loss to Serbia. In the Final Round pool play, the U.S. defeated Japan and Italy for the second me in the tournament before falling to Brazil as both teams had already guaranteed spots in the semifinal round. The Americans rebounded by defea ng Serbia in three sets, se ng up the rematch with Brazil in the gold-medal match. Des nee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) was named the most valuable player of the tournament. The U.S. Women steam-rolled through the NORCECA Women’s Con nental Championship without losing a single set, claiming the gold medal. But more importantly, Team USA qualified for the FIVB World Cup, which served as the first qualifica on event for the 2012 Olympic Games. During the NORCECA preliminary round, the U.S. defeated Canada and Trinidad & Tobago in straight sets. Even though the Americans swept their opponents, they finished as the lowest rated pool winner and were forced to play Mexico in the quarterfinals. A er a win over Mexico, the U.S. dominated Cuba in the semifinals to reach the tle match. Team USA defeated Dominican Republic to earn their sixth NORCECA tle. Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) was named the Best Se er and Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) earned Best Server.

The U.S. started the tournament with tough opening round, including a mee ng with then-No. 1 Brazil on the opening day. Team USA followedup its FIVB World Grand Prix victory over the South Americans with a four-set victory to start the World Cup on a posi ve note on Nov. 4. On the following day, Team USA topped Serbia, the World Grand Prix bronze medalist, in straight sets to improve to 2-0. The U.S. ended the first round with a domina ng performance over Korea, then con nued the momentum to start the second round with an easy 3-0 win over Kenya. However, Germany ended the U.S. win streak with a stunning 3-0 win that included set victories of 32-30 and 26-24 in the first and third sets. Team USA rebounded in the third round with straight-set wins over Argen na, Algeria and NORCECA rival Dominican Republic. The U.S. ended the third round with a 7-1 record and 21 points, trailing tournament leader Italy by just two points in the standings. The U.S. opened the fourth round in Tokyo with two sets – 25-21 and 31-29 – over China, which recovered to force a deciding fi h set. During the ebreaker, Hooker scored three points in a 4-0 run to break a 7-all e to forge the U.S. to a 15-10 victory. In the process, Hooker scored a personal-high 37 points (unofficial DataVolley stats credited her with 39 points). On the second to last day of the World Cup, second-place U.S. met tournament-leader Italy. A Team USA victory would guarantee it a 2012 Olympic Games spot, along with a chance to win the World Cup gold medal. The U.S. opened the match with a hard-fought 25-23 victory a er scoring five of the final seven points, followed by an easy 25-15 victory to go up 2-0 in sets. Italy ba led back in the third set with a 25-22 victory. In the fourth set, the U.S. recovered from a 13-11 deficit by securing a 6-0 scoring run with three blocks and two aces to take a 17-13 lead. A er Italy closed to 20-19, Team USA scored five of the final seven points of the match to take a 25-21 victory and one of the three Olympic Games ckets awarded through the World Cup. Needing a 3-0 or 3-1 victory over Japan to secure its first-ever World Cup gold medal, the U.S. could not quite come away with the needed victories over the host country on the final day. Japan edged the U.S. 29-27 in the first set in which the Americans led 23-21 and had four set points. The U.S. saved three set points in the second set before Japan earned a hard-fought 25-23 victory. With the tle out of reach for Team USA, Japan claimed the third set 25-18. Hooker was awarded the Best Spiker award during the FIVB World Cup with a 49.53 kill percent.

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2011 U.S. Women's National Team Player of the Year Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) has been named the USA Volleyball Indoor Female Athlete of the Year for 2011. Berg played in 90 sets during the 2011 season with 27 match starts in three tournaments played. She averaged 8.48 assists per set while the U.S. converted 45.4 percent of its a ack in her three tournaments with a .342 hi ng efficiency. Further, Berg averaged 1.38 digs, 0.13 blocks and 0.12 aces per set while scoring 35 points.

Women’s Na onal Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “Her commitment to the Team and her skill, compe ve drive, and leadership were huge for us.” Berg started 12 of 14 matches during the FIVB World Grand Prix leading to a second consecu ve gold medal in the tournament. She aided the team to a .293 team hi ng efficiency with 7.57 assists per set average during the World Grand Prix. Berg added 78 digs (1.86 per set), eight blocks (0.19 per set) and seven aces (0.17 per set) during the World Grand Prix. During the gold-medal match of the World Grand Prix, Berg set the U.S. to a .302 hi ng efficiency versus then-No. 1 Brazil.

“I am honored to once again receive the USA Volleyball Female Athlete of the Year,” Berg said. “To be selected out of not only the whole World Cup team, but also among all of the athletes that have been Lindsey Berg in and out of the gym this summer is a huge honor. Day 2011 USA Volleyball Indoor Female in and day out we dedicate Athlete of the Year ourselves to being be er volleyball players and teammates. This summer I dedicated it to being the best I could and bringing out the best in others. I hope I accomplished that and can con nue it going into the London 2012 Olympics.” Berg also moved into the captain’s role by the end of the year. Over the course of her three tournaments, the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team won the gold medal at the FIVB World Grand Prix and the NORCECA Women’s Con nental Championship, followed by the silver medal at the seasonending FIVB World Cup to secure a spot into the 2012 Olympic Games. “Lindsey had a great 2011 season – both on and off the court,” U.S.

Berg was selected as the Best Se er during the NORCECA Women’s Con nental Championship held Sept. 11-17 in Puerto Rico. She provided 7.07 assists per set leading to a .364 team hi ng efficiency and goldmedal finish to qualify Team USA into the 2011 FIVB World Cup. In the NORCECA gold-medal match, Berg charted 29 assists as the U.S. tallied a .342 hi ng efficiency in a three-set win over Dominican Republic. Team USA did not lose a single set during the NORCECA championship with Berg star ng all five matches. Berg ranked third in Best Se er at the FIVB World Cup as she averaged 10.27 assists per set, helping her squad to the silver medal with a .368 team hi ng efficiency and 46.5 kill percent. She started 10 of 11 matches during the World Cup, playing 33 of a possible 37 sets. During the World Cup opening four-set win over Brazil, Berg totaled 53 assists, two kills and an ace as the U.S. charted a .294 hi ng efficiency. She followed with a 39-assist performance in a three-set win over World Grand Prix bronze medalist Serbia. Berg contributed 51 assists in a four-set win over Italy that solidified Team USA’s spot into the 2012 Olympic Games. The U.S. Women’s Na onal Team finished 2011 with a 39-10 record. At season’s end, Team USA replaced Brazil as the top-ranked team in the FIVB world ranking. Berg also earned the USA Volleyball Indoor Female Athlete of the Year in 2008, which culminated with the silver medal at the 2008 Olympic Games.

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2011 U.S. Women's National Team Schedule/Results (39-10) Date

Opponent (Record)

Result

City

Pts Leader (*DataVolley)

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

A end 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 (Exhibi on)

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

Montreux, Switzerland

Kim Glass/Nicole Fawce - 11

X Women’s Pan American Cup 7/1 Peru W, 25-19, 25-14, 25-14 Juárez, Mexico Nicole Fawce - 12 520 7/2 Puerto Rico W, 25-17, 25-17, 25-17 Juárez, Mexico Nicole Fawce - 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 Argen na (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. Argen na; 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 Des nee Hooker - 19 4,580 8/12 Dominican Republic W, 25-22, 25-22, 25-10 Komaki, Japan Des nee Hooker - 15 4,250 8/13 Japan W, 25-22, 25-14, 25-18 Komaki, Japan Des nee 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 Des nee Hooker - 17 5,253 8/20 Italy W, 25-23, 25-19, 25-18 Hong Kong Des nee 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. Argen na (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 Des nee Hooker - 19 900 8/25 Italy W, 25-19, 21-25, 22-25, 25-22, 15-10 Macau, China Des nee 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. Argen na; 15. Kazakhstan; 16. Peru NORCECA Women’s Con nental Championship 9/13 Canada W, 25-19, 25-19, 25-23 Caguas, Puerto Rico Des nee Hooker - 19 500 9/14 Trinidad & Tobago W, 25-14, 25-16, 25-11 Caguas, Puerto Rico Des nee Hooker - 10 200 9/15 Mexico (Quarterfinal) W, 25-11, 25-8, 25-19 Caguas, Puerto Rico Des nee Hooker - 13 350 9/16 Cuba (Semifinal) W, 25-20, 25-17, 25-13 Caguas, Puerto Rico Des nee Hooker - 18 1,500 9/17 Dominican Republic (Gold) W, 25-15, 25-23, 25-18 Caguas, Puerto Rico Des nee Hooker - 16 1,550 Final NORCECA Women’s Con nental 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 Forse - 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

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

FIVB World Cup (Nov. 4-18 in Japan) 11/4 Brazil W, 25-22, 17-25, 27-25, 25-19 Nagano, Japan Des nee Hooker - 18 1,857 11/5 Serbia W, 25-16, 27-25, 25-20 Nagano, Japan Des nee Hooker - 21 1,670 11/6 Korea W, 25-10, 25-12, 25-13 Nagano, Japan Foluke Akinradewo - 13 2,083 11/8 Kenya W, 25-16, 25-13, 25-21 Toyama, Japan Megan Hodge - 20 1,200 11/9 Germany L, 30-32, 19-25, 24-26 Toyama, Japan Des nee Hooker - 18 2,500 11/11 Argen na W, 25-12, 25-15, 25-19 Okayama, Japan Logan Tom - 14 2,600 11/12 Algeria W, 25-12, 25-12, 25-9 Okayama, Japan Tayyiba Haneef-Park - 12 1,100 11/13 Dominican Republic W, 25-21, 25-19, 25-14 Okayama, Japan Des nee Hooker - 25 1,100 11/16 China W, 25-21, 31-29, 18-25, 19-25, 15-10 Tokyo, Japan Des nee Hooker - 39 1,500 11/17 Italy W, 25-23, 25-15, 22-25, 25-21 Tokyo, Japan Des nee Hooker - 27 4,500 11/18 Japan L, 27-29, 23-25, 18-25 Tokyo, Japan Foluke Akinradewo - 11 12,000 Final FIVB World Cup Standings: Gold - Italy; Silver - USA; Bronze - China; 4. Japan; 5. Brazil; 6. Germany; 7. Serbia; 8. Dominican Republic; 9. Korea; 10. Argen na; 11. Algeria; 12. Kenya * Match leaders are based on DataVolley Sta s cs and not official P-2 stats.

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2011 U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team Stats Name Foluke Akinradewo Kayla Banwarth Cynthia Barboza Lindsey Berg Heather Bown Keao Burdine Alexis Crimes Nicole Davis Nicole Fawce Angie Forse Lauren Gibbemeyer Alisha Glass Kim Glass Tayyiba Haneef-Park Christa Harmo o Megan Hodge Regan Hood Des nee Hooker Jessy Jones Alix Klineman Jordan Larson Cassidy Lichtman Carli Lloyd Nancy Metcalf Tamari Miyashiro Kris n Richards Danielle Sco -Arruda Nellie Spicer Jennifer Tamas Courtney Thompson Logan Tom TEAM Opponent

Sets 115 12 32 90 85 1 15 145 36 28 17 90 59 35 20 59 4 92 17 6 131 16 12 26 34 18 21 38 61 10 81 169 169

Kills 262 0 69 12 146 3 16 1 89 67 36 8 89 86 38 184 8 431 24 24 298 29 6 48 0 25 27 7 95 2 182 2,315 2,083

Kills/ Set 2.28 0.00 2.16 0.13 1.72 3.00 1.07 0.01 2.47 2.39 2.12 0.09 1.51 2.46 1.90 3.12 2.00 4.68 1.41 4.00 2.27 1.81 0.50 1.85 0.00 1.39 1.29 0.18 1.56 0.20 2.25 13.70 12.33

2011 U.S. Women’s Results (39-10) Montreux VolleyMasters (Switzerland) June 7: def. Peru 3-1 June 8: def. Switzerland 3-0 (Exhibi on) 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. Argen na 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 Con nental 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: def. Brazil 3-1 Nov. 5: def. Serbia 3-0 Nov. 6: def. Korea 3-0 Nov. 8: def. Kenya 3-0 Nov. 9: lost to Germany 1-3 Nov. 11: def. Argen na 3-0 Nov. 12: def. Algeria 3-0 Nov. 13: def. Dominican Republic 3-0 Nov. 16: def. China 3-2 Nov. 17: def. Italy 3-1 Nov. 18: lost to Japan 0-3

Kill PCT 53.3 0.0 37.3 33.3 51.4 37.5 48.5 100.0 38.4 38.7 54.5 34.8 41.8 43.9 57.6 46.6 44.4 47.2 47.1 37.5 35.3 34.9 66.7 57.1 0.0 28.1 51.9 63.6 51.6 100.0 38.8 43.5 36.6

A ack Errors 40 0 19 8 38 2 4 0 34 21 8 5 27 36 10 57 4 80 5 13 99 12 0 8 0 16 1 2 19 0 67 644 1,006

Total A ack 492 0 185 36 284 8 33 1 232 173 66 23 213 196 66 395 18 914 51 64 844 83 9 84 0 89 52 11 184 2 469 5,327 5,696

A ack Eff. .451 .000 .270 .111 .380 .125 .364 1.000 .237 .266 .424 .130 .291 .255 .424 .322 .222 .384 .373 .172 .236 .205 .667 .476 .000 .101 .500 .455 .413 1.000 .245 .314 .189

Aces 23 1 1 11 17 0 5 0 4 1 0 2 10 11 2 17 0 26 1 2 41 4 2 3 0 3 1 7 9 5 37 248 102

Aces/ Set 0.20 0.08 0.03 0.12 0.20 0.00 0.33 0.00 0.11 0.04 0.00 0.02 0.17 0.31 0.10 0.29 0.00 0.28 0.06 0.33 0.31 0.25 0.17 0.12 0.00 0.17 0.05 0.18 0.15 0.50 0.46 1.47 0.60

Blocks 95 0 6 12 48 1 10 0 20 23 24 16 13 18 11 22 1 42 20 3 54 7 6 8 0 1 6 3 22 3 28 525 288

Blocks/ Sets 0.83 0.00 0.19 0.13 0.56 1.00 0.67 0.00 0.56 0.82 1.41 0.18 0.22 0.51 0.55 0.37 0.25 0.46 1.18 0.50 0.41 0.44 0.50 0.31 0.00 0.06 0.29 0.08 0.36 0.30 0.35 3.11 1.70

Digs 40 1 18 124 29 0 13 434 38 39 5 97 66 53 9 85 0 124 1 5 226 26 4 23 61 46 0 36 32 9 158 1,782 1,443

Digs/ Set 0.35 0.08 0.56 1.38 0.34 0.00 0.87 2.99 1.06 1.39 0.29 1.08 1.12 1.51 0.45 1.44 0.00 1.35 0.06 0.83 1.73 1.63 0.33 0.88 1.79 2.56 0.00 0.95 0.52 0.90 1.95 10.54 8.54

Points 380 0 76 35 211 4 31 1 113 91 60 26 112 115 51 223 9 499 45 29 393 40 14 59 0 29 34 17 126 10 247 3,088 2,473

Points/ Set 3.30 0.00 2.38 0.39 2.48 4.00 2.07 0.01 3.14 3.25 3.53 0.29 1.90 3.29 2.55 3.78 2.25 5.42 2.65 4.83 3.00 2.50 1.17 2.27 0.00 1.61 1.62 0.45 2.07 1.00 3.05 18.27 14.63

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

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

25 20

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

25 19

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

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

25 12

25 17

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

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

24 26

25 11

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

25 19

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

25 14

25 18

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

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

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

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

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

Courtesy of Olivier Comment/Switzerland

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

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

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

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2011 U.S. Women's National Team Match Capsules AMERICANS HOLD OFF GERMANY IN FIVE-SET THRILLER USA .................................25 Germany ..........................19

22 25

25 23

15 25

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

16 14

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

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

14 25

25 19

21 25

11 15

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

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

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2011 U.S. Women's National Team Match Capsules CUBA TOPS TEAM USA IN NORCECA BATTLE IN SWITZERLAND USA .................................18 Cuba ................................25

22 25

25 17

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

24 26

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

13 25

27 29

23 25

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2011 U.S. Women's National Team Match Capsules TEAM USA STARTS PAN AMERICAN CUP WITH SWEEP OVER PERU USA .................................25 Peru .................................20

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

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

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JUAREZ, Mexcio (July 1, 2011) - The U.S. Women’s Na onal 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 Na onal 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 Na onal Team con nues Pool B compe on 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 con nues Pool B compe on 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 a er 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 e 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 a er 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 Na onal Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. In unofficial DataVolley

Courtesy of NORCECA s t a t s , N i c o l e Fa w c e tt (Zanesfield, Ohio) led the Americans with 12 points via 11 kills on 22 a acks and a block. Foluke Akinradewo (Plantation, Fla.) charted eight kills on 13 errorless a empts 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 Fawce (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 (Planta on, 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 a acks with a block. Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) recorded two kills on two a empts 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 se er. 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 s ck 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 ba le, 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 hi er, Fawce opposite and Alisha Glass at se er. 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 a acks into kills with a .409 hi ng efficiency (44-8-88). The Americans out-blocked Peru 8-6 as both teams served an ace. Peru converted just 29 percent of its a acks for points and managed a .081 hi ng efficiency. Team USA passed at a 65 posi ve percent on 40 service recep ons. Carla Or z led Peru with eight points, followed by seven points each from Patricia Soto and Yulissa Zamudio Ore.

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

In addi on 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 commi ed 27 errors in the three sets to the Americans’ 11. While the U.S. converted just 36 percent of its a acks into points, it commi ed just five hi ng errors for a.302 hi ng efficiency. Puerto Rico converted 33 percent of its a acks for points, for commi ed 25 a ack errors along the way for a .100 hi ng 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 U.S. Women's National Team Match Capsules AMERICANS BLANK TRINIDAD & TOBAGO AT PAN AMERICAN CUP USA .................................25 Trinidad & Tobago ............11

25 17

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

25 18

USA .................................25 Costa Rica ........................20

25 10

25 8

JUAREZ, Mexico (July 3, 2011) - The U.S. Women’s Na onal 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) - A er a slow start, the U.S. Women’s Na onal 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 con nues Pool B compe on 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 compe on 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 classifica on 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 addi on 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 a acks and two aces for nine points, while Nancy Metcalf (Hull, Iowa) notched six kills on 13 a acks, two blocks and an ace for nine points. Christa Harmo o (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 Forse (Lake Mary, Fla.) tallied five kills, while Nellie Spicer (Barrington, Ill.) chipped in three aces and a kill for four points. Nicole Fawce (Zanesfield, Ohio) rounded out the scoring with a block. Forse 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 recep ons with a 71 posi ve percent. As a team, the U.S. turned in a 71 posi ve service recep on percent helping it to a 46 kill percent and .338 hi ng efficiency with only eight errors. Trinidad & Tobago converted just 39 percent of its a acks into points with a .130 hi ng efficiency.

Foluke Akinradewo (Planta on, 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 Forse (Lake Mary, Fla.) and Nellie Spicer (Barrington, Ill.) each recorded two points.

Angie Forse (Lake Mary, Fla.) tallied five kills, while Nellie Spicer (Barrington, Ill.) chipped in three aces and a kill for four points. Nicole Fawce (Zanesfield, Ohio) rounded out the scoring with a block. Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) and Fawce 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 commi ed 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 a empts and an ace in just two sets of ac on. Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) added eight kills, three blocks and two aces for 13 points. Nicole Fawce (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 Na onal Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon said. Hodge held a 79 posi ve service recep on on a team-leading 14 chances, while Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) produced a 70 posi ve recepton percent on 10 a empts. 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 hi er, Fawce opposite and Alisha Glass at se er. Davis was the libero for the match. Harmo o, Metcalf and Kim Glass all came off the bench to start the third set. Forse and Spicer were subs in the third set.

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The U.S., which converted 52 percent of its 81 a ack a empts into points with a .407 hi ng efficiency, held a domina ng 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 hi ng efficiency and 21 kill percent. The U.S. held a 74 percent posi ve service recep on for the match. The Americans out-dug Costa Rica 28-20 in the match. “We must concentrate on the basics because the li le 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 U.S. Women's National Team Match Capsules U.S. WOMEN EDGED BY BRAZIL IN PAN AMERICAN CUP POOL FINALE USA .................................30 Brazil ...............................28

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25 17

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

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USA .................................25 Argen na .........................13

JUAREZ, Mexico (July 5, 2011) - In a ba le of the world’s top two ranked volleyball teams, the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team lost to top-ranked Brazil 28-30, 25-18, 25-19, 17-25, 15-11 in a marathon ba le on July 5, the final day of Pool B at the X Women’s Pan American Cup 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. A er an off-day on Wednesday, the Americans will have a quarterfinal match on Thursday against Argen na, which finished third in Pool A. The tournament concludes on July 9 with the medal rounds and final classifica on matches. The U.S. ba led back from an early 6-2 lead in the opening set, taking its first lead at 24-23. A er saving a set point at 26-25, the Americans finished the set on its fi h opportunity at 30-28. A er five lead changes and seven es in the second set, Brazil broke a 14-all e with an 11-4 run to end the set with a 25-18 victory. Despite four lead changes and 11 es in the third set, Brazil’s 8-1 run a er 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 ebreaking 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 Na onal Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “We had a great effort. USA is improving and there´s s ll much ahead in the tournament.” All five U.S. star ng hi ers scored at least 11 points in the match, led by Megan Hodge’s (Durham, N.C.) 18 points all on kills. Foluke Akinradewo (Planta on, Fla.) chipped in 11 kills, a team-high five blocks and an ace for 17 points. Nicole Fawce (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 classifica on matches. By reaching the semifinals, the U.S. assured itself of qualifica on 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 Argen na to score on its serve just twice for a 25-13 victory as the Americans put up seven blocks. A er 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 qualifica on to the Grand Prix because that was our main goal,” U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “We made some changes a er the match against Brazil and things were be er for us. I agree with our captain that blocking and defense were the keys for us tonight.”

“Another tough match against Brazil, my congratula ons 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 hi er, Fawce opposite and Alisha Glass at se er. Davis was the libero for the match. Brazil converted 40 percent of its a acks into points as part of a .219 hi ng efficiency. The U.S. converted 36 percent of its a acks for a .206 hi ng efficiency. The Americans passed at a 76 posi ve percent on 98 service a empts, while Brazil managed a 69 posi ve percent on 90 serve receive chances.

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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JUAREZ, Mexico (July 7, 2011) - The U.S. Women’s Na onal Team defeated Argen na 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.

Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) picked up 11 digs in the match and provided a 74 percent posi ve service recep on on 19 a empts. Larson added 10 digs and 51 of the team’s 98 service recep ons as part of a 78 posi ve service recep on.

Brazil held a 17-14 advantage in blocks and 48-44 margin in digs as both teams served two aces. The Americans commi ed 29 errors in the match to the Brazilians 24. The U.S. led in kills 63-62.

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Foluke Akinradewo (Planta on, 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 Harmo o (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. “Argen na 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 posi ve percent. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) held a 100 posi ve 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 Argen na to a 25 kill percent and .058 hi ng efficiency. McCutcheon started Tamas and Akinradewo at middle blocker, Hodge and Larson at outside hi er, Fawce opposite and Alisha Glass at se er. Davis was the libero for the match. Harmo o 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 Forse (Lake Mary, Fla.) was a sub in the third set. Team USA converted 48 percent of its a acks into points with a .361 hi ng 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 Argen na errors while commi ng just 16 of its own.

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

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2011 U.S. Women's National Team Match Capsules AMERICANS FALL TO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC IN PAN AM CUP SEMIFINAL USA .................................25 Dominican Republic .........21

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

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USA .................................25 Cuba ................................21

JUAREZ, Mexico (July 8, 2011) - The U.S. Women’s Na onal 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. 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 objec ves of the tournament – berth into the 2012 FIVB World Grand Prix. By reaching the semifinals, the U.S. assured itself of qualifica on 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 a er sweeping Cuba in the third-place match.

The U.S. received serve at a 76 posi ve percent, including a 79 positive percent from Hodge Courtesy of NORCECA on a team-high 34 chances. Nicole Davis added 28 service recep ons with a 71 posi ve 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 hi er, Fawce opposite and Alisha Glass at se er. Davis was the libero for the match. Metcalf and Nellie Spicer (Barrington, Ill.) started the third set, but were replaced by the match starters Fawce 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 a acks as part of a .240 hi ng efficiency, held a 12-4 margin in blocks and both teams recorded four aces. Dominican Republic, with a 47 kill percent and .315 hi ng 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.

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JUAREZ, Mexico (July 9, 2011) - Nancy Metcalf (Hull, Iowa) scored a match-high 18 points in leading the U.S. Women’s Na onal 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. 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 a er sweeping Cuba in the third-place match. The U.S. reached one of its primary objec ves of the tournament – berth into the 2012 FIVB World Grand Prix. By reaching the semifinals, the U.S. assured itself of qualifica on 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 e in the opening set, but its second 3-0 run of the set a er 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 recep on. 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 e 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 e 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. A er 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.

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“I am pretty glad of Nancy Metcalf’s performance,” U.S. Women’s Na onal 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 qualifica on 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 (Planta on, Fla.) totaled 11 kills on 14 errorless a acks and two blocks for 13 points, while captain Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.) contributed seven kills on 10 a acks 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 recep ons 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 hi er, Metcalf opposite and Alisha Glass at se er. 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 a acks for kills as part of a .481 hi ng efficiency. The U.S. limited its errors to eight for the en re 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 a acks with a .253 hi ng 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 Na onal 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 e with an 8-2 scoring run to conclude the set with a 25-19 victory. Team USA ba led back from a 6-2 deficit in the third set to e 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 fi h set, taking an early 5-2 advantage en route to the 15-10 victory in which Serbia commi ed six errors in the ebreaker.

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

“First, congratula ons for Serbia playing a great game,” U.S. Women’s Na onal 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 star ng American hi ers reached double-figure points. Foluke Akinradewo (Planta on, 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. Des nee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) tallied 14 kills on a team-high 49 a acks 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.

(Le ) Jordan Larson a acking 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 recep ons and Berg provided 34 assists on 107 set a empts. “Serbia is a good team,” U.S. Women’s Na onal 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 hi er, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at se er. 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 Na onal 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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Des nee 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 Na onal Volleyball Team served 15 aces in defea ng Kazakhstan 25-15, 25-21, 25-12 on Aug. 6 during the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix first preliminary weekend held at Luohe, China.

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

The U.S. bolted to a 17-4 advantage capped by an 8-0 run in the opening set and cruised to the 25-15 victory with four aces in the set. The second set was ght un l 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, benefi ng from five aces in the set. “I am happy to win,” U.S. Women’s Na onal 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.”

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

Des nee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) led the U.S. with 15 points on 11 kills via 28 a acks, three aces and a block. Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.) added nine kills on 24 a acks, 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 a acks, four blocks and two aces for 12 points. Foluke Akinradewo (Planta on, Fla.) charted four kills on eight errorless a acks 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 Na onal 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 a acks for a 43.2 kill percent and a .379 hi ng efficiency with only five errors. Kazakhstan was limited to a 35.6 kill percent and .222 hi ng efficiency. Team USA held a domina ng 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 a ack points. McCutcheon started Hodge and Larson at outside hi er, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Alisha Glass at se er. 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 (le ) 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 Na onal 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 consecu ve FIVB World Grand Prix matches coun ng 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 e 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 (le ) 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 Na onal 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.” Des nee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) led the U.S. with 18 points with 15 kills on 24 errorless a acks and three blocks. Foluke Akinradewo (Planta on, 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 a acks 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.

(Le ) Des nee Hooker (19) stuffs a China a ack with Foluke Akinradewo to her le in the block forma on. (Right) Hugh McCutcheon observes the ac on, approving what he is watching - three-set victory over host China. (FIVB photos)

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

(Le ) Heather Bown a acks through the open arms of the China defense. (FIVB photo)

“We have achieved our goal to get be er and be er each game,” U.S. Women’s Na onal Team captain Jennifer Tamas. “We did be er 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 a acks for points with a .186 hi ng efficiency. McCutcheon started Hodge and Larson at outside hi er, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at se er. 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 subs tuted liberally in the match with all 12 players star ng 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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Des nee Hooker (19), Foluke Akinradewo (16) and Megan Hodge block back a China a ack (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 Na onal Volleyball Team defeated NORCECA rival Dominican Republic 25-22, 25-22, 25-10 on Aug. 12 during Pool H ac on of the FIVB World Grand Prix in Komaki, Japan. The Americans have now won 15 consecu ve FIVB World Grand Prix matches coun ng the final 11 victories in last year’s event.

(Le -Right) Jennifer Tamas, Nicole Davis, Des nee Hooker and Foluke Akinradewo during the Na onal 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 ba led 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 a er building a quick 6-1 advantage and cruised to the 25-10 victory. “I’m obviously happy with the win,” U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “I thought our team struggled in the first two sets at different mes, but to the athletes’ credit, they were able to find ways to win and make big plays at big moments.” Des nee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) scored a match-high 15 with 12 kills on 27 a acks and three blocks to lead the American offense. Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) scored nine kills on 11 errorless a acks, two blocks and an ace for 12 points, while fellow middle blocker Foluke Akinradewo (Planta on, 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 a acks and two blocks for eight points.

(Le ) Lindsey Berg sets with Heather Bown approaching as a possible a ack op on. (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 a er 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 a empts, ran the American offense to a 44.9 kill percent and .360 hi ng efficiency with only eight a ack errors. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) contributed 12 excellent service recep ons on 23 total a empts 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 limi ng their errors to 18 in the match. Dominican Republic commi ed 20 errors in the match as they converted just 33.3 percent of its a acks with a .067 hi ng 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 a acks 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 concentra on and then the U.S. took the game. Of course, the Americans’ blocking was excellent.” McCutcheon started Tom and Larson at outside hi er, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at se er. 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 a ack 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 posi ve recep on 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) - Des nee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) scored 18 points to lead the U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team to a 25-22, 25-14, 25-18 victory over Japan on Aug. 13 during Pool H ac on of the FIVB World Grand Prix in Komaki, Japan.

(Le ) Des nee Hooker a acks against Japan as Foluke Akinradewo (16) and Lindsey Berg prepare to cover. (Right) Logan Tom swings against the Japan defense. (FIVB photos)

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 a er a 5-0 run to cruise to a 25-14 victory. Team USA used a 6-0 scoring run in the third set a er holding a slim 18-17 advantage to take a 25-18 victory. “I was very happy with the team’s performance tonight,” U.S. Women’s Na onal Team head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “I thought we played be er than yesterday and that’s always our goal, to keep improving. I hope to con nue 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 a acks, 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 (Planta on, Fla.) contributed six kills on eight a acks and a block for seven points, while Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) charted five kills on 10 a acks 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, respec vely, to allow the Americans to take control.

(Le -Right) Nicole Davis, Logan Tom, Lindsey Berg, Jordan Larson, Foluke Akinradewo and Des nee 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 Na onal 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 a empts, which helped the Americans to a 46.6 kill percent with 41 kills on 88 a acks leading to a .386 hi ng efficiency with only seven a ack errors. Larson totaled 16 excellent recep ons on 33 of the team’s 47 total service recep ons. 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 hi ng efficiency. Team USA held a 7-3 advantage in blocks and a 4-2 margin in aces. Japan commi ed 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 recep ons into excellent passes, just ahead of the Americans’ 40.4 excellent service recep on percent. McCutcheon started Tom and Larson at outside hi er, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at se er. 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 sta s cs. (FIVB photo)

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Jordan Larson goes up for a block against Japan. (FIVB photo) 31


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 Na onal 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 ac on 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. Coun ng 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 commi ed eight errors. A er 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 e the score at 16-all, but Serbia used a 6-2 scoring run to break an 18-all e 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 collec ng the 25-15 victory. “Serbia played a very strong game today, especially in service and they a acked well in transi on,” U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “As always, we are trying to get be er and Serbia taught us a few things tonight.” Foluke Akinradewo (Planta on, 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. Des nee 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 a acks for points with a .180 hi ng efficiency due to 24 a ack errors. In contrast, Serbia converted 47.4 percent of its a acks with a .362 hi ng percentage. Berg handled 37 assists on 87 total set a empts, while Hodge produced a teamhigh 14 excellent recep ons on 29 a empts. 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 recep on produced a 37.7 excellent percent on 85 chances, while Serbia’s recep on handled a 32.8 percent on 67 a empts. McCutcheon started Tom and Larson at outside hi er, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at se er. 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 a acks 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 Na onal 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 e 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 e 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 Na onal Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “I am very sa sfied with my players’ performance today. They played be er 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)

Des nee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) led all scorers with 17 points on 15 kills via 32 a acks 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 (Planta on, 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 a empts, the U.S. converted 35.8 percent of its a acks into points with a .275 hi ng efficiency. Meanwhile, Germany managed just a 26.3 kill percent and a .068 hi ng efficiency with 23 a ack errors. Larson contributed 17 excellent recep ons on 30 service recep on a empts to go with seven digs. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) tallied a team-high 12 digs, while Tom recorded 12 excellent recep ons on 16 a empts 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 commi ed just 18 errors (a ack errors, service errors, aces allowed), compared to Germany’s 32. “There were good volleyball players on both sides,” U.S. Women’s Na onal 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 a acks from both teams and enjoy the game we played.” McCutcheon started Tom and Larson at outside hi er, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at se er. 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 Chris ane 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 Na onal 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 e 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.

(Le ) Logan Tom a acks 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 Na onal Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “First reason is that Italy is a very strong team, but we can s ll 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.” Des nee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) notched her match-high 18 points all on kills via 34 a acks with only one error for a .500 hi ng efficiency. Foluke Akinradewo (Planta on, Fla.) chipped in 14 points with 11 kills on 17 errorless a acks for a .647 hi ng 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 hi ng efficiency with only eight a ack errors. Meanwhile, Italy converted 38.3 percent of its kills, but managed just a .226 hi ng efficiency with 18 a ack errors. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) provided 10 digs and 10 excellent recep ons on 12 a empts. Larson chipped in 19 excellent recep ons on 29 a empts to go with seven digs. Tom handled 19 total service recep ons with 12 excellent passes.

Des nee Hooker (le behind a acker) 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 recep ons (43 excellent on 60 a empts). Italy was 49 of 68 on excellent service recep ons for a 60.3 percent. “It was a compe ve match and both teams worked really hard,” U.S. Women’s Na onal captain Jennifer Tamas said. “We did well in spiking and transi on. We also did well at the service line in the second set.” McCutcheon started Tom and Larson at outside hi er, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at se er. 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 Bose added 10 points each. “Congratula ons 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 be er than yesterday and hope we can enter the final in Macau, as it is important to play other matches in high level.”

(Le ) Lindsey Berg sets Heather Bown. (Right) Des nee Hooker hits over the Italy block (FIVB photo)

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Nicole Davis reacts a er 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 Na onal 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 interna onal volleyball tournament, concludes the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix preliminary round with an 8-1 record and 23 points.

(Le ) 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 qualifica on for World Cup,” U.S. Women’s Na onal 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 consecu ve points. Team USA was not able to pull away from Peru in the second set un l 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. A er holding a slim 9-8 advantage in the third set, the U.S. inched out to a 16-12 lead at the second technical meout 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 a acks and three blocks. Nancy Metcalf (Hull, Iowa) charted 11 kills on 18 errorless a acks and three blocks for 14 points. Christa Harmo o (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 (le ) and Alisha Glass (right). (FIVB photo)

McCutcheon started Hodge and Kim Glass at outside hi er, Tamas and Harmo o at middle blocker, Metcalf at opposite and Alisha Glass at se er. Tamari Miyashiro (Kaneohe, Hawaii) was the libero for the match. Entering the match, only two of today’s star ng seven players had started a 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix match with Hodge star ng the first three matches and Alisha Glass ge ng the star ng 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 me,” McCutcheon said. “And I also want to provide opportuni es 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 hi ng efficiency with only six a ack errors. Peru converted just 27.5 percent of its a acks with a .064 hi ng efficiency and 23 a ack errors. Alisha Glass set the U.S. tables with 33 assists on 66 set a empts. Hodge turned in 10 excellent recep ons on 21 ateempts, while Miyashiro handed out 10 digs and five excellent recep ons on six a empts. 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 recep on percent on 40 a empts compared to Peru’s 53.7 percent. In addi on, 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 a er 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 Na onal 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 meout 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 a er the Japanese saved three match points.

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

“I like the way the USA team played today,” U.S. Women’s Na onal 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.” Des nee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) scored a match-high 19 points with 16 kills on 29 a acks with only two errors, two blocks and an ace. Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) chipped in five kills on 19 a acks, 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 (Planta on, 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 a empts leading to a 40.0 kill percent and .295 hi ng efficiency as the team commi ed just 10 a ack errors. Meanwhile, Japan converted 37.7 percent of its a ack a empts for points with a .274 hi ng efficiency. Larson contributed a team-high 13 excellent service recep ons on 34 a empts, while Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) picked up a team-high four digs. Tom chipped in eight excellent recep ons on 15 a empts.

Des nee 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 hi er, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at se er. 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 Na onal 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 recep ons efficiency, while Japan had difficulty on serve-receive with only 18 excellent recep ons on 68 a empts. Saori Kimura led Japan with 12 points, while Mai Yamaguchi contributed nine points in the loss.

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

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Logan Tom powers down an a ack 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) - Des nee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) scored an interna onal personal-best 30 points and the U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team rallied to defeat Italy 25-19, 21-25, 22-25, 2522, 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 ba led 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 fi h set. Team USA bolted to a 7-3 lead in the ebreaker 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 Na onal Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “We had some moments that we weren’t at our best, yet our team s ll ba led 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 a empts with only five errors, breaking her previous interna onal high point total of 28 points secured against Japan in the 2010 FIVB World Championship bronze-medal match. Foluke Akinradewo (Planta on, 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 e-breaking set. Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.) added four kills on nine a acks 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 hi ng efficiency (59-21173) with 42 assists. Italy converted a slightly higher 36.7 kill percent, but commi ed 29 a ack errors to limit itself to a .199 hi ng efficiency. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) tallied a team-high 15 excellent recep ons on 33 a empts without an error to go with a team-high nine digs. Tom added six excellent recep ons on 18 a empts.

Jordan Larson, with the familiar tongue to the side during the play, lets her eye coordina on 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 a er good play. It was a good win for us, a close and tough ba le the whole me. I am really happy the way it went.” McCutcheon started Tom and Larson at outside hi er, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at se er. 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 u lized 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 Mar na Guiggi’s 12 points.

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


Des nee 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 Na onal 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 domina ng 6-0 advantage and the lead reached double-digits at 16-6 before the Americans reached the victory at 25-22 a er 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 e the set at 23-all. Brazil closed out the second set 26-24 to even the match. The third set remained close un l 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 a er a 4-1 run and went on to win 25-20. Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) and Des nee 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 (Planta on, 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 Na onal 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 me. We made some improvements today that will help us in the upcoming matches, and I hope the two teams can play in the final.”

Des nee Hooker providing both the a ack (le ) and the block (right) against Brazil. (FIVB photos)

(Above) Nancy Metcalf a acks 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 a empts as the Americans converted 29.3 percent of their a acks as part of a .192 hi ng efficiency (49-17-167). Brazil converted 38.3 percent of its a acks with a .281 hi ng efficiency (64-17-167). Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) charted 28 excellent recep ons on 48 a empts, while Tom produced a team-high eight digs to go with seven excellent recep ons on 14 a empts. Larson added 13 excellent recep ons on 27 a empts. “I think we both played a good match, both sides put up a good fight,” U.S. Women’s Na onal Team captain Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.) said. “It’s tough to lose to any team but we’re going to be ready for a ba le in tomorrow’s semi-final, whoever the opponent will be.” McCutcheon started Tom and Larson at outside hi er, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at se er. 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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Des nee Hooker (19), Heather Bown (7) and Jordan Larson (11) reject a Brazilian a ack. (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 Na onal Volleyball Team is one win away from defending its FIVB World Grand Prix tle as Des nee 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 e 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 e in the third set with a 6-1 run thanks to five Serbia errors to go into the second technical meout leading 16-11, only to have Serbia rally to e 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 a acks and match-high five blocks. Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) added 10 kills on 19 errorless a acks, one block and one ace for 12 points. Foluke Akinradewo (Planta on, Fla.) contributed 10 points with six kills on 13 swings, three blocks and an ace. Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) scored five kills on 18 a acks, while Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) added four kills on seven a acks 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 Na onal 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 posi ons.”

Des nee Hooker a acks while Foluke Akinradewo and Jordan Larson prepare to cover a poten al block by Serbia. (FIVB photo)

Berg was credited with 15 assists to help the Americans convert 43.2 percent of its a acks with a .379 hi ng efficiency. In contrast, Serbia converted 37.4 percent of its a acks with a .235 efficiency. Larson secured 12 excellent recep ons on 27 service recep ons, both team highs. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) added four excellent recep ons and three digs. “Tonight every player on the team had a goal of playing as hard as we could,” U.S. Women’s Na onal Team captain Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.) said. ”We wanted to get to the final. Our goal for this tournament is to get be er as a team, and I think tonight we accomplished that.” McCutcheon started Tom and Larson at outside hi er, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at se er. 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 commi ed 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 sa sfied with the way we played. We played three mes against the USA, and all three mes we played well, but the quality of USA was be er tonight. I have a lot of respect for the USA team, not only for the quality of the players, but also their a tude and the coaches.”

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(Above) Fans, including a Logan Tom fan club, was cheering on the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team. (Le ) 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 Na onal Volleyball Team defended its 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix tle by defea ng 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 a ack op on. (FIVB photo)

The second-ranked Americans have now won the tournament four mes, with all four tles occurring in China (1995 in Shanghai, 2001 in Macau, 2010 in Ningbo and 2011 in Macau). Des nee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas), the most valuable player of the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix, led the American a ack 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 a acks and a block. Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) charted three kills, three blocks and an ace for seven points. Foluke Akinradewo (Planta on, 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 ed eight mes down the stretch. A er 13 es 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 Na onal 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 s ck 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 a acks into points with a .311 hi ng efficiency and only nine a ack errors. Brazil converted 32.5 percent of its a acks with a .211 hi ng efficiency. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) contributed 16 excellent recep ons.

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

“Congratula ons to both teams, it was a very compe ve match,” U.S. Women’s Na onal Team captain Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.) said. “The goal we had in this en re tournament was to get be er 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.” McCutcheon started Tom and Larson at outside hi er, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at se er. 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. “Congratula ons 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 en re 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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Des nee Hooker with the FIVB World Grand Prix trophy. (FIVB photo)

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U.S. Women Win Second Straight FIVB World Grand Prix MVP: Destinee Hooker

(Le ) 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 star ng 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 (par ally obscured as Jennifer Tamas and Logan Tom watch. (FIVB photo)

A er receiving their medals, the U.S. Women watch as the American flag is raised and the Na onal Anthem is played. (FIVB photo)

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

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

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“Des nee is a great athlete and a great compe tor, we love having her on our team,” U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “As for her future, she has unlimited poten al and I expect she will con nue 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) – Des nee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas), an opposite hi er on the U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team, earned the FIVB World Grand Prix most valuable player award a er 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 interna onal 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 a acks), 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 en re tournament coun ng the nine preliminary round matches, Hooker totaled 228 points (199 kills, 21 blocks, 8 aces). She converted 44.3 percent of her a acks with a .356 hi ng efficiency. She led the team in scoring in nine of the 14 matches, including a personalinterna onal 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 tle match by going 8-1 in the FIVB World Grand Prix preliminary round staged over three consecu ve 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 a er 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 marke ng 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 athle c 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 be er 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 interna onal fame started immediately a er her fouryear career at the University of Texas where she earned American Volleyball Coaches Associa on All-American first or second-team status three mes. With just one month of training before her first interna onal tournament, Hooker helped the U.S. Women’s Na onal 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 ed for team-high honors in eight of the 14 World Grand Prix matches last summer. For the en re 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix, she converted 41.8 percent of her a acks into kills with a .330 hi ng 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 fi h 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 a acks for 11th place in Best Spiker, while holding a .333 hi ng efficiency. She ranked 16th in Best Blocker during the FIVB World Championship.

Des nee Hooker honored as an FIVB Hero. (FIVB photo)

Hooker’s first taste with the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team was during the 2008 spring season as she trained with the squad under then-head coach “Jenny” Lang Ping in an a empt to make the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team. During that me, Hooker took a break from her educa on 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 mes and won both the indoor and outdoor na onal NCAA tle in 2009.

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

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico (Sept. 13, 2011) – The U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team defeated Canada 25-19, 25-19, 25-23 on Sept. 13 during Pool B of the NORCECA Women’s Con nental Championship being held Sept. 12-17 in Caguas, Puerto Rico. The U.S. broke a 7-7 e 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 interes ng 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 meout, 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 Na onal 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 be er tomorrow.” The U.S. was led by Des nee Hooker’s (San Antonio, Texas) 18 points on 16 kills via 34 a acks and two blocks. Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) tallied 10 points with seven kills on 25 a acks 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 (Planta on, Fla.) eight points all on kills. Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) rounded out the scoring with an ace.

(Le Photo) Des nee Hooker (le ) and Heather Bown (right) stop a Canada a ack. (Right Photo) Foluke Akinradewo (le ) and Logan Tom (right) stop another a ack. (Photos copyrighted by USA volleyball)

Berg was credited with 24 assists on 86 attempts as the Americans converted 45 of 112 a acks for a 40.2 percent. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) contributed a match-high 14 digs, while Hooker added seven digs. Larson charted 18 excellent recep ons on 25 a empts, while Tom recorded 11 excellent recep ons on 22 a empts. 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.”

(Le ) Logan Tom a acks 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 commi ed three fewer errors at 19-16. McCutcheon started Tom and Larson at outside hi er, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at se er. 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 a ack. (Photo copyrighted by USA Volleyball)

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Heather Bown a acks against Canada (Photo copyrighted by USA Volleyball/Bill Kauman) 55


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 Na onal Volleyball Team overwhelmed Trinidad & Tobago 25-14, 25-16, 25-11 on Sept. 14 to conclude Pool B of the NORCECA Women’s Con nental Championship being held Sept. 12-17 in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Trinidad & Tobago stayed close in the first set and held a 7-6 advantage un l the Americans caught fire and scored 19 of the final 26 points. In the second set, Trinidad & Tobago went into the first technical meout 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.

(Le ) Foluke Akinradewo slams the Molten ball over the Trinidad & Tobago defense. (Right) Des nee Hooker a acks 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 pre y 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 Des nee 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 ac on. Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.) totaled six kills for all her points with just one set start. Foluke Akinradewo (Planta on, 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 hi ng 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 recep ons. “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 commi ed 27 errors in the match as it connected for just 36.4 percent of its a acks with a .194 hi ng efficiency (28-13-77). Team USA held a 31-22 margin in digs.

(Le ) Megan Hodge a acks 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 hi er, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at se er. 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 Kauman) 57


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 Na onal Volleyball Team handled Mexico 25-11, 25-8, 25-19 on Sept. 15 in the NORCECA Women’s Con nental 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 ra o was the third-best among the three pools.

(Le ) Logan Tom eyes the Molten ball for an a ack against Mexico. (Right) Foluke Akinradewo goes up for an a ack 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 e in the third set with three consecu ve points and inched toward the 25-19 victory. “I am very happy with the way we played tonight,” U.S. Women’s Na onal 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.” (Le ) Heather Bown a acks past the Mexico block (Right) Alisha Glass blocks a Mexico a ack. (Photos copyrighted by USA volleyball)

Des nee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) scored a match-high 12 points for the U.S. with nine kills on 18 a acks. Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) chipped in 10 points with six kills on nine a acks, three aces and a block. Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) added four kills on 10 swings, four aces and two blocks. Foluke Akinradewo (Planta on, Fla.) charted seven points on with six kills on 10 a acks and an ace, while Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) collected six points on four kills via five a acks and two blocks. Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.) notched five points off the bench all on kills from 10 a acks, 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 hi ng efficiency (40-3-74). The U.S. commi ed just three a ack errors in the match. Meanwhile, Team USA held Mexico to a 28.1 kill percent and .157 hi ng efficiency. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) totaled a match-high 10 digs in the victory, while adding a team-high six excellent recep ons on nine a empts. The U.S. tallied 17 excellent service recep ons on 33 chances. Team USA held an 8-0 advantage in aces as the American serve-and-receive create problems for Mexico. In addi on, the U.S. gained a 9-3 block margin and commi ed just 10 errors in the match to Mexico’s 18. Team USA gained a 25-21 edge in digs.

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

“It was a good, compe ve 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 hi er, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at se er. 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.

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

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Des nee Hooker a acks against Mexico. (Photo copyrighted by USA Volleyball/Bill Kauman)

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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 (Le ) Nicole Davis receives serve against Cuba. (Right) Jordan Larson a acks 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 Na onal 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 Con nental Championship semifinal round being held in Caguas, Puerto Rico. The U.S. broke a 16-all e 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 meout 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 Na onal Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “Cuba is a strong team, but tonight I think our team played par cularly 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.” Des nee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) scored a match-high 15 points with 13 kills on 27 errorless a acks and two aces. Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) contributed 11 kills on 17 a acks, two blocks and an ace. Foluke Akinradewo (Planta on, Fla.) added four kills on seven a acks, 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.

(Le ) Des nee Hooker avoids the Cuba block. (Right) Lindsey Berg blocks a Mexico a ack. (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 hi ng efficiency (33-6-75). The Americans recorded only six a ack errors and 11 total errors (a ack errors, service errors, recep on errors). Cuba was held to a 39.1 kill percent, but 14 a ack errors reduced its hi ng efficiency to .239. Tom tallied a team-high seven digs, while Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) contributed a team-high eight excellent recep ons on 12 a empts and four digs. Larson added four digs and eight excellent recep ons on 14 a empts. “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 excep onal 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 (hi ng, serving and receiving) hurt in the end.

(Le ) 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 hi er, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at se er. 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 be er 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 Kauman)

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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 Na onal 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.

(Le ) Des nee Hooker rejects a Dominican Republic overpass. (Right) Logan Tom a acks through the Dominican Republic block in the goldmedal match. (Photos copyrighted by USA Volleyball)

A er 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 e 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 Na onal 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 emo on into their semifinal victories, and those matches are always difficult. Now we look forward to the World Cup and as all teams compe ng there, hope to qualify for the Olympic Games.” Des nee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) led the U.S. with 17 points via 13 kills on 27 a acks, three blocks and an ace. Foluke Akinradewo (Planta on, Fla.) secured six kills on 12 a acks 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 a acks and a block for five points. Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) added a block.

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

Berg, the tournament’s Best Se er, tallied 29 assists leading the Americans to a 46.8 kill percent and .325 hi ng efficiency. Meanwhile, Team USA limited Dominican Republic to a .191 hi ng efficiency with 21 a ack errors. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) charted a team-high five digs to go with 10 excellent recep ons on 13 errorless chances. Larson added four digs with a team-high 14 excellent recep ons on 20 a empts. “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 commi ed 25 mistakes to offset its narrow 38-36 kill advantage.

Hugh McCutcheon (le ) goes over sta s cal trends with Lindsey Berg during a meout. (Photo copyrighted by USA Volleyball)

“I think it is incredible, that no ma er 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 par cipate 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 hi er, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker, Hooker at opposite and Berg at se er. 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 a er winning the NORCECA Championship tle. (Photo copyrighted by USA Volleyball)

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Lindsey Berga sets Heather Foluke Akinradewo acking against Bown. (Photo(Photo copyrighted by Dominican Republic. copyrighted USA Volleyball/Bill by USA Volleyball/Bill KauffKauff man)man)

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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 Na onal Volleyball Team was selected as USA Today’s Athletes of the Week on Sept. 19 a er the team captured its sixth NORCECA Women’s Con nental Championship.

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

By winning the NORCECA Women’s Con nental 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 con nental 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 star ng 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 hi er Logan Tom (Salt Lake City) was selected as the Best Server of the Tournament with a 0.80 aces per set average, while se er Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) was tabbed as the Best Se er with 7.07 assists per set. Opposite Des nee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) averaged 5.07 points with a 50.8 kill percent according to unofficial DataVolley sta s cs 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 contribu ng a 43.3 kill percent. Outside hi er Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) charted 3.71 points and 1.00 digs per set with a .367 hi ng efficiency on 79 a acks. Middle blocker Foluke Akinradewo (Planta on, 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 hi ng efficiency. For the tournament, the U.S. commi ed just 76 errors (hi ng, 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 Con nental Championship. (Photos copyrighted by USA Volleyball)

Lindsey Berg receiving the Best Se er award at the NORCECA Women’s Con nental Championship. (Photo copyrighted by USA volleyball)

Other team members par cipa ng in the NORCECA Women’s Con nental 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 a er the U.S. captured the NORCECA tle. “Even the players on the bench par cipate 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 Na onal 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.), athle c trainer Jill Wosmek (Silver Lake, Minn.), team leader Ken Sullivan (Laguna Beach, Calif.) and Dr. Bill Stetson as team doctor. For addi onal informa on on the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team at the 2011 NORCECA Con nental Championship, visit usavolleyball.org/events/8347.

(Le ) 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 Na onal Team, accepts the NORCECA Women’s Con nental Championship trophy from NORCECA President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz. (Photo copyrighted by USA Volleyball) 65


2011 U.S. Women's National Team Match Capsules U.S. WOMEN TOP PUERTO RICO TO START PAN AMERICAN GAMES USA .................................25 Puerto Rico ......................17

25 18

TEAM USA OUT-BLOCKS PERU 14-2 IN SWEEP

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

The United States took advantage of 23 Puerto Rican errors in the victory while commi ng only eight. Outside hi er Angie Forse (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 a acks for a total of 10 points.

A er a 16-all e 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 ba le back to e the score at 12-all and eventually go on to the 25-19 victory.

“This is so big,” Forse 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 hi er 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 a acks and four blocks. Angie Forse (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 a acks, while Jessica Jones (Naperville, Ill.) contributed six kills on 15 a acks and four blocks. Cynthia Barboza (Long Beach, Calif.) collected six kills on 28 a acks 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 me and the connec on 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 pres gious tournament. There are very good teams in this championship. Tomorrow we will face Mexico, and we have to be prepared.”

Se er 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 hi ng efficiency (40-10-106). Peru was limited to a 30.8 kill percent and .108 hi ng efficiency (3724-120). Tama Miyashiro (Kaneohe, Hawaii) and Lichtman each tallied six digs, while Barboza collected 10 excellent recep ons on 14 errorless a empts. Lichtman added seven excellent recep ons on 15 a empts.

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 recep ons. Forse had nine excellent recep ons.

Banachowski started Forse and Barboza at outside hi er, Gibbemeyer and Jones at middle blocker, Lichtman at opposite, Lloyd at se er and Tamari Miyashiro (Kaneohe, Hawaii) is the designated se er. Kayla Banwarth (Dubuque, Iowa) and Regan Hood (Carrollton, Texas) played as subs tutes. The U.S. Women took a 2-0 lead in the first set and led 8-4 at the first technical meout (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. Forse also scored on two a acks 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 benefi ng from 20 commi ed by Peru. The Americans tallied a 54.5 excellent serve recep on 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 Forse and Barboza at outside hi er, Jones and Gibbemeyer at middle blocker, Lichtman at opposite and Lloyd at se er. 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 ge ng be er. I think we improved overall today. Peru gave us a very tough match. I am happy how we reacted in pass and a ack much be er 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 ed the score at 13-13. With the score ed 15-15, Gibbemeyer gave the U.S. its first two-point lead with an a ack and block. The U.S. scored four more straight points, including a kill and block by Forse , 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 Forse scored a er 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 U.S. Women's National Team Match Capsules U.S. WOMEN DOWN MEXICO 3-0 TO WIN PAN AM GAMES POOL B USA .................................25 Mexico.............................14

25 16

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

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GUADALAJARA, Mexico (Oct. 17, 2011) – The U.S. Women’s Na onal 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 Na onal 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 ba led 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 a er 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 a er 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. A er 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 (Manha an 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 ul mately on our side that determines how a game will go. That’s what we try to focus on. It doesn’t ma er 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 hi ng efficiency (47-18-109). Mexico was limited to a 25.4 kill percent and .085 hi ng 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 recep ons. 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 recep ons on 71 a empts compared to the Americans’ 10 excellent recep ons on 55 a empts. Andy Banachowski, who is serving as head coach for the U.S. Women at the Pan American Games, started Klineman and Barboza at outside hi er, Jones and Gibbemeyer at middle blocker, Lichtman at opposite and Thompson at se er. 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-star ng 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 (Manha an 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 Forse (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 me 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 a acks via a .479 hi ng efficiency. “Cuba is a really good team,” Lichtman said. “It took a while to adjust. We came out a li le tenta ve, 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 posi ve recep on percent with Tamari Miyashiro (Kaneohe, Hawaii) contribu ng 26 excellent recep ons on 37 errorless chances. She added nine digs in the match. Meanwhile, Cuba’s recep on 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 Forse and Barboza at outside hi er, Jones and Gibbemeyer at middle blocker, Lichtman at opposite and Lloyd at se er. Miyashiro was the libero for the match. Klineman replaced Forse 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 s ll 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 U.S. Women's National Team Match Capsules U.S. WOMEN RALLY TO WIN THIRD STRAIGHT PAN AM GAMES BRONZE MEDAL USA .................................23 Dominican Republic .........25

25 16

25 20

25 19

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (Oct. 20, 2011) – Cynthia Barboza (Long Beach, Calif.) scored 23 points and the U.S. Women’s Na onal 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 interna onal senior-level debut, ended the tournament in third place a er star ng 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 bea ng the Dominican Republic.” Barboza, the U.S. captain, scored her 23 points on 22 kills via 52 a acks 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 consecu ve Pan American Games, while Thompson has earned her second bronze medal. Barboza and Thompson are two of the five players with senior-level interna onal playing experience with the U.S. along with Forse , Tamari Miyashiro (Kaneohe, Hawaii) and Alix Klineman (Manha an 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 un l you are in the arena, you don’t know.” The U.S., behind 41 assists by Thompson, converted 35.5 percent of its a acks with a .252 hi ng efficiency (55-16-155). Meanwhile, Dominican Republic converted 31.6 percent of its a acks as part of a .137 hi ng efficiency (53-30-168). Lichtman recorded a team-high 11 digs, while Forse contributed nine digs in the victory. Barboza, Thompson and Miyashiro all posted seven digs for Team USA. Miyashiro totaled 24 excellent recep ons on 30 a empts, while Lichtman added 16 excellent recep ons on 25 a empts. 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 commi ed 20 errors. Team USA also produced a 46-43 margin in digs. As a team, the U.S. tallied 57 excellent recep ons on 76 a empts for a 72.4 percent. Dominican Republic held a 66.3 excellent recep on percent on 92 a empts. “We didn’t change much,” Forse said. “Last night we didn’t play USA volleyball. Tonight we finished. It’s redemp on 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 hi er, Jones and Gibbemeyer at middle blocker, Lichtman at opposite and Carli Lloyd (Bonsall, Calif.) at se er. Miyashiro was the libero for the match. Forse 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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1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 17 27 25 BRA 22 25 25 19 U.S. Women Win Key World Cup Opener over Brazil NAGANO, Japan (Nov. 4, 2011) - Using a balanced offense of five doublefigure scorers, the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team defeated Brazil 25-22, 17-25, 27-25, 25-19 in scoring a key victory between the top two teams in the world on Nov. 4 to open the 2011 FIVB World Cup at Nagano, Japan. The match pi ed second-ranked Team USA against top-ranked Brazil for the fourth me in 2011, but this match held added significance since the FIVB World Cup is the first 2012 Olympic Games qualifica on event. The three teams reaching the World Cup medal podium on Nov. 18 will earn berths into the 2012 Olympic Games.

Team USA during the na onal anthem prior to its match with Brazil. (Photo courtesy FIVB)

The U.S. used a 10-5 scoring run in the opening set to take a 13-9 advantage and went on to win 25-22. Brazil gained a 20-14 advantage in the second set with a 6-1 scoring run before scoring five of the final six points for a 25-17 victory. The Americans rallied from a 17-14 deficit in the third set to knot the score at 22-all, then saved two set points before capturing the victory 27-25. Team USA used a 4-0 run to propel to an 8-5 lead in the fourth set and never looked back in winning 25-19. “First of all, I’m happy to have won tonight,” U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “I agree with Ze Roberto (Brazil head coach) that the level wasn’t the best, but I’m proud of our leadership, especially their ability to compete with composure at the end of the sets when the plays needed to be made to try and help turn the match. Both teams applied a lot of service pressure and recep on was good.” Des nee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) collected a team-high 17 points with 14 kills and three of the Americans’ six aces in the match. Foluke Akinradewo (Planta on, Fla.) added 11 kills on 19 a acks and four blocks for 15 points. Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) chipped in 12 kills, one block and one ace for 14 points. Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) contributed 11 kills and an ace for 12 points. Danielle Sco -Arruda (Baton Rouge, La.), playing in her first match for the U.S. since 2009, came off the bench to start in the third set and tallied eight kills on 15 swings and two blocks for 10 points. Sco -Arruda was named the match’s most valuable player honor by the local organizers. Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) tallied two kills and a two blocks for four points, while Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) added three points with two kills and an ace.

Danielle Sco -Arruda (right), who came off the bench to score 10 points, a acks against Brazil’s Fabiana. (Photo courtesy FIVB)

“First, this tournament is the most difficult tournament of all over the four years, other than the Olympics, and to play one of the other best teams in the world in the first match is a struggle,” Berg said. “Both teams probably didn’t play their best tonight, but we’re ecsta c to have go en this win and will try to build on this.”

(Above) Jordan Larson passes while Logan Tom eyes the play. (Right) Des nee Hooker’s taped fingers with messages to mom and dad. (Photos courtesy FIVB)

Berg totaled 53 assists to set the U.S. to a 38.5 kill percent and .295 hi ng efficiency (60-14-156). Meanwhile, Brazil converted at a higher 41.2 kill percent but its .294 hi ng efficiency (63-18-153) essen ally matched the Americans due to 18 errors. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) contributed a team-high 16 digs and 25 excellent recep ons on 38 a empts. Larson provided 14 excellent recep ons on 22 errorless a empts, in addi on to 11 digs. McCutcheon started Berg at se er, Tom and Larson at outside hi er, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker and Hooker at opposite. Davis was the designated libero for the match. Sco -Arruda started the third and fourth sets in place of Bown. Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) and Cynthia Barboza (Long Beach, Calif.) were subs in the first and third sets. The U.S. out-blocked Brazil 9-5 and held a 6-0 advantage in aces. Brazil held a slim 63-60 margin in kills and limited its errors to 19 to the Americans’ 23. The Americans produced a 60.5 excellent recep on percent to the Brazilians’ 58.2 percent. Brazil edged the Americans in digs 54-51. Sheilla Castro and Fernanda Rodrigues each scored 18 points for Brazil in the loss, while Paula Pequeno added 11 points.

Team USA celebrates championship point in its upset over top-ranked Brazil. (Photo courtesy FIVB)

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Nicole Davis lunges for a dig versus Brazil. (Photo courtesy FIVB)

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1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 27 25 SRB 16 25 20 U.S. Women Blank Serbia to Move to 2-0 at World Cup NAGANO, Japan (Nov. 5, 2011) - The U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team improved to 2-0 at the FIVB World Cup as Des nee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) scored 22 points in a 25-16, 27-25, 25-20 victory over Serbia on Nov. 5 at Nagano, Japan. Team USA has now defeated No. 1 Brazil and No. 5 Serbia to begin the FIVB World Cup. Brazil and Serbia finished second and third, respec vely, behind the U.S. at the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix – the premier annual women’s interna onal tournament. The U.S. gained a 15-10 advantage in the first set with a 4-0 run, then closed out the 25-16 victory with five of the final six points. Serbia scored consecu ve points only once in the first set. Team USA rallied from 19-17 deficit in the second set to win 27-25 a er saving two Serbia set point opportuni es. The Americans scored five blocks in the set. Team USA scored the final five points of the third set as Hooker scored an ace at 25-20 to close out the match. The U.S. had started the third set with a 5-1, only to have Serbia e the score at 15-all. “I’m very happy to win today,” U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “I think our team performed admirably. I think it’s been a very difficult beginning for us facing Brazil and Serbia, but happy to be at the end of those two matches with two wins. I thought my team used a lot of emo onal energy yesterday (against Brazil), but we had some strong individual performances today.” Hooker, designated as the match’s most impressive player, scored 19 kills on 35 swings, two aces and a block as part of her match-high 22 points. Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) contributed 12 kills on 30 a acks, four blocks and an ace for 17 points. Foluke Akinradewo (Planta on, Fla.) chipped in six kills on 10 swings and four blocks for 10 points. Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) totaled six kills on eight a acks and three blocks for nine points. Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) rounded out the scoring with three kills and an ace for four points.

Tayyiba Haneef-Park (#3) shares a moment with Des nee Hooker (behind her) as Team USA (right) and Serbia (le ) line up for the team introduc ons. (Photo courtesy FIVB)

(Le ) Logan Tom tosses the ball as part of her serve versus Serbia. (Right) FIVB President Jizhong Wei a ends the Team USA match versus Serbia. (Photos courtesy FIVB)

Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) provided 39 assists in helping the U.S. to a 47.4 kill percent and .361 hi ng efficiency (46-11-97). Serbia was held to a 39.6 kill percent and .226 hi ng efficiency (42-18-106). “We’re thrilled to be 2-0 a er playing against two of the best teams in the world,” said Berg, who is serving as team captain. “Serbia came out with a different lineup than we’re used to, so we had to concentrate and get used to some players we don’t know. But we’re happy with the win today.” Larson totaled 27 of the Americans’ 33 excellent service recep ons on 44 a empts. Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) contributed a team-high eight digs, while Tom added seven digs. McCutcheon started Berg at se er, Tom and Larson at outside hi er, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker and Hooker at opposite. Davis was the designated libero for the match.

Heather Bown swings against Serbia’s wide open block. (Photo courtesy FIVB)

Team USA held a 12-8 advantage in blocks and a 4-1 margin in aces. The Americans forged a 46-42 edge in kills and limited their errors to 10 in the match. Serbia commi ed 15 errors in the loss. Serbia held a 30-24 advantage in digs and produced a 58.8 excellent service recep on percent to the Americans’ 54.4 percent. Earlier this year, the U.S. defeated Serbia 3-0 in the FIVB World Grand Prix semifinal round a er the two teams split a pair of preliminary round matches. Stefana Veljkovic paced Serbia with 15 points, while Ana Bjelica added 11 points and Britzitka Molnar charted 10 points.

(Le ) Des nee Hooker (#19) blocks a Serbian a ack with Heather Bown (middle) providing support. (Right) Des nee Hooker presented with the most impressive player award for the match. (Photos courtesy FIVB)

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Foluke Akinradewo a acks against Serbia. (Photo courtesy FIVB)

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1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 25 25 KOR 10 12 13 U.S. Women Out-Block Korea 14-0 in Sweep NAGANO, Japan (Nov. 6, 2011) - The U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team overwhelmed Korea 25-10, 25-12, 25-13 with a 14-0 block advantage on Nov. 6 at Nagano, Japan, to improve to 3-0 at the FIVB World Cup. With the victory, the U.S. moved into sole possession of first place with nine points and is one of two undefeated teams (Italy is 3-0 with eight points). The U.S. opened the first set with a 5-1 lead and limited Korea to only one point on its own service in cruising to a 25-10 victory. Korea managed just three kills and an ace in the opening set as its six other points were on U.S. errors. Team USA cruised to an 11-3 lead in the second set and went on to a 25-12 victory as the Americans played 10 players in the set. Korea stayed close in the third set un l a 4-0 run by the Americans created a 10-4 margin and pushed the U.S. to a 25-13 victory.

Jordan Larson (11), Heather Bown (7) and Des nee Hooker (19) react to a point versus Korea. (Photo courtesy FIVB)

“I’m very happy with today’s match,” U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “Our team was very good today. It’s important as the tournament progresses that we con nue to improve with every match and I thought we did that today. Korea is a good team and can cause you a lot of problems, but our group was very focused and determined, and I thought they executed at a high level. Hopefully we can con nue that as we go to the next site.” The U.S. had eight players reach the scoring column, including 15 points coming off the bench. Foluke Akinradewo (Planta on, Fla.) scored five kills on eight errorless a acks, four blocks and three aces for 12 points. Des nee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) matched her 12 points with nine kills on 14 errorless a acks and three blocks. Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) contributed seven kills on 14 swings and a block for eight points. Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.) came off the bench to pocket six kills on 10 swings and two blocks for eight points.

Foluke Akinradewo eyes the ball for her servie against Korea. (Photo courtesy FIVB)

Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) provided seven points on five kills and two blocks. Tayibba Haneef-Park (Laguna Hills, Calif.) charted six points on five kills via 11 a acks and a block. Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) tacked on three kills on three a acks and a block for four points. Danielle Sco Arruda (Baton Rouge, La.) rounded out the scoring with a kill. The U.S. converted 55.4 percent of its a acks into points and produced a .500 hi ng efficiency with just four a ack errors (41-4-74). Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) totaled 22 assists and was named the most impressive player of the match, while Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) came in off the bench to add 10 assists. Meanwhile, Korea converted only 19.8 percent of its a acks with a nega ve .044 hi ng efficiency (18-22-91). “Tonight was a great night for USA Volleyball,” Berg said. “We came out very determined – probably more determined than the last two nights – and came out to take care of business. I’m happy that we won tonight and happy to come out of the first leg 3-0.”

(Le ) Alisha Glass (#1) and Danielle Sco -Arruda (#2) go for a block versus Korea. (Right) Megan Hodge goes for one of her six kills off the bench versus Korea. (Photos courtesy FIVB)

Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) tallied seven excellent recep ons on eight a empts for the U.S., which tallied a 58.1 excellent recep on percent as a team. She added a team-high five digs, while Tom chipped in four digs. McCutcheon started Berg at se er, Tom and Larson at outside hi er, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker and Hooker at opposite. Davis was the designated libero for the match. Hodge came into the match in the second set and started the third set in place of Larson. Haneef-Park subbed in the first two sets, then started in place of Hooker. Glass was a sub in all three sets, while Sco -Arruda and Cynthia Barboza (Long Beach, Calif.) were subs in the third set. In addi on to its 14-0 block advantage, the U.S. held a 41-18 margin in kills and 3-1 edge in aces. Team USA also managed a 19-17 advantage in digs. Youn-Joo Hwang led Korea with six points, while Yeon-Koung Kim added five points in the loss.

Lindsey Berg sets Danielle Sco -Arruda versus Korea. (Photo courtesy FIVB)

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Lindsey Berg sets versus Korea (Photo courtesy FIVB)

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1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 25 25 KEN 16 13 21 U.S. Women Ease by Kenya to go 4-0 at FIVB World Cup TOYAMA, Japan (Nov. 8, 2011) - Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.) scored 20 points to lead the U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team to a 25-16, 25-13, 25-21 victory over African Champion Kenya on Nov. 8 at Toyama, Japan, to improve to 4-0 at the FIVB World Cup.

(Le ) Megan Hodge swings against the Kenya block. (Above) Team USA arrives at the Toyama City Gym. (Photos courtesy FIVB)

Kenya ba led back from an 11-4 deficit in the opening set to close to 14-11, but the U.S. collected eight of the final 10 points for a 25-16 victory. Team USA broke a 2-all e in the second set with eight unanswered points and cruised to a 25-12 victory. The Americans ba led back from a 13-9 deficit in the third set to e the score at 14-all, then used a key 3-0 run to take a 23-19 advantage en route to closing out the set 25-21. “I’m very happy with the win today,” U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “Obviously, in the World Cup, every win is important and valuable. I thought Kenya was much improved and certainly hit the ball in the court a lot and dug a lot of balls. It was not an easy match, but my team stayed focused and that was important. Now, we look to tomorrow and our next match and to keep the tournament going.” Team USA, using six new starters from its first three matches in the FIVB World Cup, con nued its undefeated streak in the Olympic Games qualifica on tournament. Hodge reached her match-high 20 points with 15 kills on 28 a acks and five blocks. Tayyiba Haneef-Park (Laguna Hills, Calif.) tallied eight kills, four aces and a block for 13 points. Danielle Sco -Arruda (Baton Rouge, La.) contributed seven kills on 12 errorless a acks, one block and one ace for nine points. Cynthia Barboza (Long Beach, Calif.) charted six kills and an ace for seven points. Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.) recorded three blocks and a kill for four points. Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) rounded out the scoring with a block.

Danielle Sco -Arruda hits past the Kenya block. (Photo courtesy FIVB)

Glass provided 25 assists in the match leading the U.S. to a 43.5 kill percent and .341 hi ng efficiency (37-8-85). Meanwhile, Kenya converted just 33.0 percent of its a acks as part of a .202 hi ng efficiency (31-12-94). “First, I want to congratulate Kenya for coming out in the fourth match and always compe ng, and showing great energy, which shows a lot for the sport,” U.S. captain Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) said. “Also, today was a big day for USA – we got us our fourth win and in this tournament every win is important. And we got to rest some players because this is a very long tournament and some players got to play that we’re going to need down the road.” Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) provided a team-high eight digs in the victory, while Hodge added seven digs and six excellent service recep ons on nine errorless chances.

Team USA and Kenya pose together for a photo. (Photo courtesy FIVB)

McCutcheon started Glass at se er, Hodge and Barboza at outside hi er, Sco -Arruda and Tamas at middle blocker and Haneef-Park at opposite. Davis was the designated libero for the match. Team USA dominated the service line with an 11-3 advantage in aces. The Americans, who had just 11 errors in the match to Kenya’s 21, produced a slim 6-5 margin in blocks. The U.S. out-scored Kenya 37-31 on kills. Team USA held a 20-15 advantage in digs. Kenya captain Brackcides Khadambi led her squad with 12 points, while Lyida Maiyo and Mercy Moim each collected seven points. “Today, it was a good match and an interes ng match, and the USA played very well,” Khadambi said. “On my side, my team also played good – we received and a acked and tried to retrieve their spiked balls, so for us it was a good match.” Hugh McCutcheon speaks to the media following Team USA’s three-set win over Kenya. (Photo courtesy FIVB)

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Team USA enters the Toyama City Gym with a young local volleyball team. (Photo courtesy FIVB) 77


1 2 3 4 5 USA 30 19 24 GER 32 25 26 Germany Hands U.S. Women First Loss of World Cup TOYAMA, Japan (Nov. 9, 2011) - The U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team lost to Germany 32-30, 25-19, 26-24 on Nov. 9 in the FIVB World Cup at Toyama, Japan. Team USA, now 4-1 with 12 points in the FIVB World Cup standings a er taking its first loss of the tournament, is in second place behind lone undefeated Italy (5-0, 14 points). Germany ba led back from a 9-4 deficit in the opening set and saved seven set points before winning a marathon 32-30 set. Germany used the momentum from the opening set to take a 12-6 lead in the second set and went on to win 25-19 as the Americans never got closer than four points. Germany rallied from a 22-18 deficit in the third set to win 26-24 a er saving one set point.

(Le ) Jordan Larson (11) and Heather Bown (7) try to stop a Germany a ack. (Right) Logan Tom goes up for a block against Germany. (Photos courtesy FIVB)

“(Germany) played very well and full credit goes to the German side,” U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “At the end of the day, we made some errors down the stretch – we turned some plays down the stretch, but Germany made a couple of extra plays at some different mes and that was it. The margins are thin; we expect that. As we go through this tournament it’s inevitable that there will be some adversity and it’s really about how your teams choose to deal with that, so hopefully our team will respond appropriately.” Des nee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) led the U.S. with 18 points all on kills and 34 a acks. Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) totaled 14 points with 12 kills on 21 a empts, one block and one ace. Foluke Akinradewo (Planta on, Fla.) contributed seven blocks and four kills on eight errorless a acks for 11 points. Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) charted five kills on eight swings and two blocks for seven points. Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) recorded five kills and a block for six points. Danielle Sco -Arruda (Baton Rouge, La.) added three points in just the third set, while Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) rounded out the scoring with a kill. Berg set the U.S. to a 48.5 kill percent and .384 hi ng efficiency (48-1099) with 36 assists. Meanwhile, Germany hit at a .410 hi ng efficiency (55-12-105) and 52.4 kill percent.

Heather Bown swings past Germany’s block. (Photo courtesy FIVB)

Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) tallied a team-high 10 digs to go with 10 excellent recep ons on 25 a empts. Larson was credited with 18 excellent recep ons on 31 a empts. “Today was definitely Germany’s day,” said Berg, the U.S. captain. “Congratula ons to them on a great-fought match. USA didn’t play our best, but we had chances – definitely in sets one and three – but didn’t take advantage of them and had some bad unforced errors at that me. Nobody said this tournament was going to be easy.” McCutcheon started Berg at se er, Tom and Larson at outside hi er, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker and Hooker at opposite. Davis was the designated libero for the match. Sco -Arruda started the third place in place of Bown. Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) was a sub in all three sets. Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.) was a sub in the final two sets, while Cynthia Barboza (Long Beach, Calif.) was a reserve in the second set. Germany’s serve kept the Americans off-balance all night as it held a 6-1 ace advantage to offset Team USA’s 11-7 block margin. Germany turned in a 63.6 service recep on percent with 43 excellent recep ons on 66 a empts, while the U.S. held a 41.1 service recep on percent with 33 excellent recep ons on 73 a empts. Germany also held a 55-48 lead in kills. Germany’s Angelina Grun produced a match-high 21 points in the victory, while Corina Ssuschke-Voigt and Maren Brinker collected 14 points each.

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(Above) Jordan Larson reaches to keep the ball in play. (Le ) Hugh McCutcheon a ending the post-match press conference a er the loss to Germany. (Photos courtesy FIVB)


Danielle Sco -Arruda (le ) and Jordan Larson (11) creates problems for the German a ack. (Photo courtesy FIVB) 79


1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 25 25 ARG 12 15 19 U.S. Women Back on Track After Win over Argentina OKAYAMA, Japan (Nov. 11, 2011) - The U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team returned to the FIVB World Cup win column with a 25-12, 25-15, 25-19 victory over Argen na on Nov. 11 at Okayama, Japan. Team USA improved to 5-1 with the victory and remained in second place in the FIVB World Cup standings with 15 points. Team USA broke a 4-all e in the opening set with a 12-2 scoring run to take a 16-6 advantage, then closed out the set with a 25-12 victory. The U.S. raced to a 9-4 advantage in the second set and cruised to the 25-15 victory. The Americans used a key 4-0 run to take a 12-7 lead in the third set, then withstood a late Argen na run to win 25-19.

A Japanese youth volleyball club escorts Team USA onto the court during the pre-match ceremony. (Photo courtesy FIVB)

“We’re happy to win tonight,” U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “Obviously, every win in this tournament is important. We know Argen na and I think our group was able to come out and control a lot of the elements of the game from the beginning and we made it difficult for them. So I was very happy that we were able to play hard and to make some improvements in a few areas from some of the things we were doing at the beginning of the tournament.” Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) led the U.S. with a match-high 14 points with nine kills on 16 errorless a acks, three blocks and two aces. Foluke Akinradewo (Planta on, Fla.), designated as the most impressive player of the match by the local organizers, and Des nee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) each totaled 11 kills and two blocks for 13 points. Akinradewo scored her points with 19 a acks, while Hooker totaled her 11 kills on 18 errorless swings. Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) chipped in six points on nine errorless a acks, all on kills. Danielle Sco -Arruda (Baton Rouge, La.) tallied four points with three kills on four a acks and a block all in the third set. Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.) charted two kills and an ace for three points, Tayyiba Haneef-Park (Laguna Hills, Calif.) contributed two kills in a reserve role. Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) and Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) each scored a kill, while Cynthia Barboza (Long Beach, Calif.) rounded out the scoring with a block.

(Le ) Logan Tom (15) blocks an Argen na a ack. (Right) Megan Hodge directs an Argen na serve to the U.S. se er. (Photos courtesy FIVB)

The U.S. Women celebrate a point late during the third-set victory over Argen na. (Photo courtesy FIVB)

Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) provided the Americans with 16 assists leading to a 54.8 kill percent and .476 hi ng efficiency (46-6-84). The U.S. defense held Argen na to a 30.8 kill percent and .198 hi ng efficiency. “Today, we con nued our journey to get to London and to qualify,” said Berg, the U.S. captain. “Every day we step on the court with a new opponent with respect for the other team, but we have to stay focused on what our plan is and what we’re doing.” Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) contributed 12 digs for the Americans. Hodge, despite just one set played, turned in a team-high seven excellent recep ons on 12 errorless a empts. Tom added six excellent recep ons on nine chances. McCutcheon started Berg at se er, Tom and Larson at outside hi er, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker and Hooker at opposite. Davis was the designated libero for the match. Sco -Arruda and Hodge started the third set in place of Bown and Larson, respec vely. Glass and HaneefPark were subs in all three sets, while Barboza was a sub in the third set. Team USA held a 9-3 block advantage and scored a 3-0 margin in aces. The Americans managed a 46-28 advantage in kills. Further, the U.S. passing ne ed a 25-17 edge in digs and a 53.9 service recep on efficiency (21-39) without any errors. Argen na managed just a 26.2 recep on efficiency on 65 serve-receive chances. Le cia Boscacci paced Argen na with eight kills, while Lucia Fresco added seven kills.

Cynthia Barboza (middle) and Heather Bown (7) react to the Japanese crowd a er the U.S. defeated Argen na. (Photo courtesy FIVB)

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Logan Tom hammers an a ack against Argen na. (Photo courtesy FIVB)

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1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 25 25 ALG 12 12 9 U.S. Women Down Algeria to Stay in Second Place OKAYAMA, Japan (Nov. 12, 2011) - The U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team dominated Algeria 25-12, 25-12, 25-9 with a 16-3 block advantage on Nov. 12 to move to 6-1 at the FIVB World Cup at Okayama, Japan. “I thought the team’s performance tonight was strong,” U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “We got to play a lot of players and I thought in a few key phases of the game we did a nice job.”

Team USA (le ) and Algeria shake hands prior to compe ng on the court. (Photo courtesy FIVB)

A er closing out the third round on Nov. 13 versus Dominican Republic at 6:20 p.m. local me (1:20 a.m. Pacific Time), the U.S. travels to Tokyo for the fourth and final round. The Americans will face China on Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. local me (6 p.m. Pacific Time on Nov. 15), Italy on Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. local me (10 p.m. Pacific Time on Nov. 16) and host Japan on Nov. 18 at 6:20 p.m. local me (1:20 a.m. Pacific Time). The U.S. bolted to a 9-3 advantage in the opening set and never allowed Algeria to score on its serve in the 25-12 victory. A er Algeria scored the first two points of the second set, the Americans scored eight of the next nine points and used nine blocks to form a 25-12 victory. Team USA picked up an early 5-1 lead in the third set and closed out the frame and match with the final nine points for a 25-9 victory. The U.S. had seven players score at least five points in the match. Tayyiba Haneef-Park (Laguna Hills, Calif.) was selected the match’s most impressive player as she scored nine kills on 10 errorless a acks, two aces and a block with just one set start. Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) added 12 points with five blocks, four aces and three kills. Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.) contributed five kills on 10 errorless swings and four blocks for nine points. Des nee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) chipped in all seven of her points on kills via 14 a acks.

Mgean Hodge (18) and Heather Bown (right) put up a block against Algeria (Photo courtesy FIVB)

Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) provided four kills on four a acks, one block and one ace for six points in just the first set of ac on. Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) charted three blocks, two kills and an ace for six points. Danielle Sco -Arruda (Baton Rouge, La.) scored three kills on four swings and two blocks for five points. Cynthia Barboza (Long Beach, Calif.) rounded out the scoring with a kill. “I can’t be disappointed,” Tom said. “I think we’re in a good spot. We had some ups and downs, but going into these last few matches I think we have good momentum.” The U.S. converted 58.6 percent of its a acks with a .552 hi ng efficiency (34-2-58). Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) notched nine assists, while Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) added eight assists.

Des nee Hooker (right) hits past the Algeria block. (Photo courtesy FIVB)

Tom was credited with a team-high five digs, while Glass added four digs. Tamari Miyashiro provided two digs and two excellent service recep ons on eight errorless a empts. McCutcheon started Berg at se er, Tom and Larson at outside hi er, Sco Arruda and Bown at middle blocker and Hooker at opposite. Miyashiro was the designated libero for the match. Hodge started the second and third sets in place of Larson. Glass and Haneef-Park were subs in the first two sets before star ng in place of Berg and Hooker, respec vely, in the third set. Barboza started the third set in place of Tom. The U.S. out-scored Algeria 8-0 from the service line and 34-24 on a acks, in addi on to its 16-3 margin in blocks. The Americans limited their errors to six for the match as Algeria commi ed 17 mistakes. Algeria held a 2518 margin in digs. Safia Boukhima led Algeria with 10 points, while Yasmine Oudni charted eight points in the loss.

Team USA shakes hands with Algeria a er the match, then celebrates on its side of the court. (Photo courtesy FIVB)

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1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 25 25 DOM 21 19 14 U.S. Women Sweep NORCECA Rival Dominican Republic OKAYAMA, Japan (Nov. 13, 2011) - Des nee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) scored a match-high 26 points as the U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team defeated NORCECA rival Dominican Republic 25-21, 25-19, 25-14 on Nov. 13 to move to 7-1 at the FIVB World Cup at Okayama, Japan.

Team USA during the playing of the Na onal Anthem prior to its match with Dominican Republic. (Photo courtesy FIVB)

The U.S. has now earned 21 World Cup standings points and remains in second place behind undefeated and defending 2007 World Cup champion Italy (8-0, 23 points). A er Dominican Republic scored the first three points of the opening set including two aces, the U.S. used an 8-1 scoring run to command an 8-4 lead and finished out the set with a 25-21 victory. Team USA rallied from a 16-14 deficit in the second set using an 8-1 scoring run to establish a 22-17 advantage and closed the set at 25-19. The U.S. controlled the third set from the start with an 8-0 scoring run leading to an 11-2 advantage and 25-14 victory. “We’re very happy with the win tonight,” U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “As always in this tournament, every win is cri cal. The Dominicans played a fantas c match yesterday and were strong again today, but I just thought our team was a li le crisper and a li le cleaner, and we were able to turn a few points and that helped us in the first couple of sets.” Team USA entered the match having defea ng Dominican Republic three of four mes in 2011, including a sweep during the NORCECA Women’s Con nental Championship gold-medal match that officially qualified the Americans into the FIVB World Cup. The U.S. has now won 11 of the last 13 FIVB compe on matches with Dominican Republic.

Foluke Akinradewo rifles a shot past Dominican Republic during her 12-point performance. (Photo courtesy FIVB)

Hooker reached her 26 points with 19 kills on 26 a acks, four blocks and three aces. Foluke Akinradewo (Planta on, Fla.) contributed 10 kills on 12 errorless a acks and two blocks for 12 points. Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) charted eight points with seven kills on 12 swings and a block. Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) provided six kills on 17 a acks, while Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) added five kills. Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) rounded out the scoring with a block. Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) used 38 assists to set the Americans to a 55.3 kill percent and .494 hi ng efficiency (47-5-85). The U.S. held Dominican Republic to a 38.4 kill percent and .232 hi ng efficiency (38-15-99). “Tonight was a very important night for us to finish this round strong going into the last round,” said Berg, the U.S. captain. “We’ve played the Dominican team a lot and have a lot of respect for them. They have very physical players and we have to come out to play a tough game every me we play them. Tonight, they came out strong again and we’re really happy for our victory.”

Heather Bown hits at a sharp angle around the Dominican Republic block. (Photo courtesy FIVB)

Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) was credited with a team-high 10 digs along with 10 excellent recep ons on 14 a empts. Larson added 13 excellent recep ons on 23 a empts. McCutcheon started Berg at se er, Tom and Larson at outside hi er, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker and Hooker at opposite. Davis was the designated libero for the match. Glass was a late sub in the third set. Team USA limited its errors to eight for the entire match while the Dominican Republic commi ed 17 errors. The U.S. built a 47-38 margin in kills. The Americans held an 8-6 block advantage and a slim 3-2 margin in aces. Team USA turned in a 56.3 excellent recep on percent as a team with two errors (coming within the first three points of the match) on 48 a empts. Dominican Republic managed a 35-29 advantage in digs. Bethania De La Cruz de Pena led Dominican Republic with 14 points, while Milagros Cabral de la Cruz added 13 points in the loss.

Danielle Sco -Arruda (le ) and Lindsy Berg (right) with FIVB President Jizhong Wei a er the U.S. victory over Dominican Republic. (Photo courtesy FIVB)

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Des nee Hooker (le ) and Foluke Akinradewo reject a Dominican Republic a tack. (Photo courtesy FIVB)

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1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 31 18 19 15 CHN 21 29 25 25 10 U.S. Women Hold Off China in Five-Set Thriller TOKYO, Japan (Nov. 16, 2011) - Des nee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) scored a career-high 37 points as the U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team held off China 25-21, 31-29, 18-25, 19-25, 15-10 victory on Wednesday morning in Tokyo during the FIVB World Cup final round being held at Yoyogi Na onal Stadium. The U.S. Women grabbed a 12-7 lead in the opening set and reached a sixpoint edge at 20-14 before holding on for a 25-21 victory. Team USA trailed 17-14 in the second set and came back to win 31-29 on its third set-point opportunity a er saving Chinese set points. China used a 5-1 scoring run to take a 14-8 lead in the third set en route to claiming a 25-18 victory. In the fourth set, China scored six unanswered points to assume an 18-13 lead and posted a 25-19 victory. In the ebreaker, Hooker scored three points – two kills and a block – in a 4-0 scoring run breaking a 7-all e as Team USA finished out the set with a 15-10 victory.

Danielle Sco -Arruda (2), Jordan Larson (11) and Megan Hodge (18) march into the arena with China. (Photo courtesy FIVB)

“I’m extremely proud of our team today,” U.S. Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “China is playing good volleyball. Their style is different than most teams here. We started well and showed poise in the second set coming from behind and again in the fi h set. “Can we play be er? Yes. It’s easy to play at your best, but it’s finding a way to win when not at our best that ma ers.” Hooker led all scorers with 37 points on a match-high 34 a acks and 62 a acks, two blocks and one ace. Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) added 16 points on 11 kills via 16 swings, three blocks and a team-high two aces. Foluke Akinradewo (Planta on, Fla.) totaled 15 points on 13 kills and 23 a acks, one block and one ace. Among other U.S. scorers, Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) finished with 12 points on eight a acks, three blocks and one ace. Outside hi er Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) tallied nine points on seven a acks, one block and one ace. Se er Lindsey Berg (Honolulu, Hawaii) scored one point with a se er dump.

Des nee Hooker (19) and Foluke Akinradewo (right) force the China a ack to be altered to an awai ng Jordan Larson (le ). (Photo courtesy FIVB)

Berg was credited with 53 assists helping the U.S. to a 49.3 kill percent and .380 a ack efficiency (74-17-150). Meanwhile, China converted just 45.0 percent of its a acks with a .363 hi ng efficiency. U.S. libero Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) was named the match’s most impressive player with 12 excellent recep ons and nine digs. Larson led in digs with 11 while Tom and Davis both had nine. Tom led in excellent recep ons with 26. “Today is all that ma ered for us,” said Berg, who is the U.S. team captain. “When we went on the court, we didn’t want to think about our previous seven wins or our future games, just today.”

Nicole Davis slides in for a dig. (Photo courtesy FIVB)

McCutcheon started Berg at se er, Tom and Larson at outside hi er, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker and Hooker at opposite. Davis was the designated libero for the match. Cynthia Barboza (Long Beach, Calif.) was a sub in the second, third and fi h sets. Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) subbed into the match in the second and third sets, while Danielle Sco Arruda (Baton Rouge, La.) entered of the bench in the fourth and fi h sets. The United States out-a acked China 74-72 while holding advantages in blocks (10-8) and aces (6-3). China held a 50-40 margin in digs. China was led by Ruoqi Hui, who finished with 25 points on 22 kills, one block and two aces. “We have managed to play five sets with one of the best teams, and for us we have learned a lot,” China Head Coach Yu Juemin said. “Today we had a great game with quick offense and good serve receive. We’d like to con nue this in the next two.”

The U.S. Women celebrate a hard-fought, five-set win over China to improve to 8-1 in the FIVB World Cup. (Photo courtesy FIVB)

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Jordan Larson a acks over the China block. (Photo courtesy FIVB)

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1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 25 22 25 ITA 23 15 25 21 U.S. Women Defeat Italy, Earn 2012 Olympic Games Berth TOKYO, Japan (Nov. 17, 2011) - The U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team defeated tournament-leader Italy 25-23, 25-15, 22-25, 25-21 on Thursday to gain a 2012 Olympic Games berth during the second to last day of FIVB World Cup compe on taking place at Tokyo’s Yoyogi Na onal Stadium. With the victory, second-ranked Team USA moved into first place with a 9-1 record and 26 points. Italy falls to 9-1 with 25 points. The U.S. scored five of the last seven points of the opening set to recover from a 21-20 deficit to win 25-23. Team USA scored five unanswered points to take an 8-4 lead in the second set and cruised to a 10-point, 25-15 victory. A er falling behind 4-0 in the third set, Italy rallied to e the score at 9-all and used a 5-0 run to establish a 16-12 lead en route to a 25-22 victory a er the Americans closed to one at 21-20. The U.S. trailed 13-11 in the fourth set, but a 6-0 run with three block and two aces allowed the Americans to take a 17-13 lead. A er Italy closed to a single point at 20-19, the U.S. scored five of the final seven points for a 25-21 victory.

(Le ) Jordan Larson a acks. (Right) Lindsey Berg sets. (Photos courtesy Kishimoto Photos)

“I’m extremely, extremely happy for our team — not just for tonight, but for the whole tournament and indeed the whole year,” U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “It’s been a long interna onal season, and our team has accomplished almost all of its goals. This is a special group that we have right now. I feel a lot of gra tude to our athletes and staff for all the work they do to prepare our team. Knowing we’ve qualified for the Olympics is a wonderful feeling.” Destinee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) led five Americans in doublefigure scoring with 24 points via 20 kills, two blocks and two aces. Foluke Akinradewo (Planta on, Fla.) contributed 14 kills and a block for 15 points. Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) charted 11 kills and two aces for 13 points, while Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) provided 12 points on eight kills, three blocks and an ace. Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) scored 11 points on 10 kills and a block. Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) rounded out the scoring with a block and ace for two points. “I just think our team is playing better volleyball than a year ago,” McCutcheon said. “I also think they are a be er team than a year ago. The athletes truly care about each other, and play for each other -- just not with each other. Lindsey is a great captain, and she men oned Logan. They want to represent their country and do it to the best of their ability. And that’s what it’s about.”

Team USA celebrates the final point against Italy to capture a berth into the 2012 Olympic Games. (Photo courtesy Kishimoto Photos)

Berg provided the U.S. with 51 assists leading to a 45.0 kill percent and .350 hi ng efficiency (63-14-140). Italy converted just 42.3 percent of its a acks for a .328 hi ng efficiency (58-13-137). Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) provided a team-leading 18 digs, while Larson and Tom each totaled nine digs. Larson contributed 21 excellent recep ons on 34 errorless a empts, while Tom was 15 of 27 in recep on. “Wow,” Berg said a er the match. “First of all every me we play Italy it’s always a cat fight. They were undefeated, and we congratulate them on a great tournament. I want to give credit to Logan Tom who has been our rock in this tournament. It’s a big win for us now that we’ve qualified. But we want to win the tournament, and the journey con nues for us.” McCutcheon started Berg at se er, Tom and Larson at outside hi er, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker and Hooker at opposite. Davis was the designated libero for the match. Danielle Sco -Arruda (Baton Rouge, La.) was a sub in all four sets, while Cynthia Barboza (Long Beach, Calif.) was a sub in the final three sets. The U.S. serve produced a 6-0 advantage in aces to counter Italy’s 9-8 margin in blocks. Team USA held a 63-58 advantage in kills, in addi on to a 43-35 margin in digs. Carolina del Pilar Costagrande led Italy with 26 points, while Simona Gioli added 17 points.

The U.S. Women celebrate qualifica on to 2012 Olympic Games a er win over Italy. (Photo courtesy FIVB)

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Danielle Sco -Arruda (le ) with Des nee Hooker, who was named most impressive player a er leading Team USA to win over Itay. (Photo courtesy Kishimoto Photos) 89


1 2 3 4 5 USA 27 23 18 JPN 29 25 25 U.S. Women End World Cup with Silver after Loss to Japan TOKYO, Japan (Nov. 18, 2011) - The U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team dropped a 29-27, 25-23, 25-18 match to host Japan on Friday evening at Yoyogi Na onal Stadium to finish with the silver medal in the FIVB World Cup. Despite the loss, the U.S. (9-2, 26 points) achieved its primary goal of 2012 Olympic Games qualifica on one day earlier with a win over Italy. However, Italy earned the FIVB World Cup gold medal with a 10-1 record a er sweeping Kenya earlier Friday forcing the Americans to defeat Japan in either three or four sets to reach the top podium step.

Team USA lines up prior to match with Japan. (Photo courtesy Kishimoto Photos)

Along with the U.S., Italy earned a cket to the Olympics with the gold medal with a 10-1 record and 28 points, while China took the bronze and the third Olympic Games spot. For the full FIVB World Cup schedule and tournament details, visit the U.S. Women’s tournament event page at www.usavolleyball.org/events/8883. The U.S. led 23-21 in the opening set and had four set points only to have Japan rally to win 29-27. Japan built a 20-16 lead in the second set, only have the U.S. save three set points before the host country finished the frame at 25-23. Japan used a 3-0 run to build a 15-11 lead in the third set and held on for the 25-18 victory. “Obviously today we weren’t at our best,” U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. “Japan played well, certainly in the last half of the tournament; they’ve improved. The most important thing was to gain qualifica on and we’ve done that. So overall our feeling is one of very strong posi ve emo on, but obviously tonight a very strong nega ve emo on, too. But we’ll move on and learn from today’s experience and hopefully learn in the future.”

(Le ) Foluke Akinradewo a acks. (Right) Heather Bown a acks. (Photos courtesy Kishimoto Photos)

Foluke Akinradewo (Planta on, Fla.) led the U.S. in scoring with 11 points via eight kills, two blocks and an ace. Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) added 10 points on eight kills and two blocks. Des nee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas), the Team USA leading scorer for the tournament and who was named the tournament’s Best Spiker, was held to nine points on seven kills and two blocks. Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) chipped in seven points on five kills and two blocks. Tayyiba Haneef-Park (Laguna Hills, Calif.) contributed six points, while Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) and Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.) each tallied four points. Danielle Sco -Arruda (Baton Rouge, La.) added one point in the loss. Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) contributed 22 assists leading to a 35.9 kill percent and .239 hi ng efficiency (42-14-117). Meanwhile, Japan converted 40.6 percent of its a acks with a .304 hi ng efficiency (56-14-138) Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) totaled a U.S. team-high six digs, while Larson added five digs and 11 excellent recep ons on 18 errorless a empts.

(Le ) Logan Tom passes. (Right) Jordan Larson a acks. (Photos courtesy Kishimoto Photos)

“Tonight obviously Japan came out to play,” said Berg, the U.S. captain. “They’re a really good team and if the other team doesn’t come out to play… We had a lost opportunity; Japan played amazing… [pauses] I’m sorry if I’m emo onal here, I just care a lot. But we qualified [for the Olympics] and that’s posi ve. We had a great tournament, but we had missed opportuni es with Germany and tonight with Japan. I just want to win and that’s why I’m here. But overall it’s been posi ve.” McCutcheon started Berg at se er, Tom and Larson at outside hi er, Akinradewo and Bown at middle blocker and Hooker at opposite. Davis was the designated libero for the match. The U.S. held a slim 8-6 margin in blocks, but it was not enough as Japan produced a 56-42 advantage in kills and a 4-2 edge in aces. Yukiko Ebata led Japan with a match-high 21 points, while Saori Kimura charted 16 points.

Heather Bown (7) and Jordan Larson (11) form a block against Japan. (Photo courtesy FIVB)

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Megan Hodge a acks past the double block of Japan. (Photo courtesy Kishimoto Photos) 91


U.S. Women’s National Team Earns FIVB World Cup Silver Medal Best Spiker: Destinee Hooker (USA)

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Des nee Hooker was awarded the Best Spiker award during the FIVB World Cup. (Photo courtesy Kishimoto Photos)

Destinee Hooker was named FIVB World Cup Best Spiker with a 49.5 attack percent (158 kills on 319 attempts)…Ranked third in Best Scorer with 185 points, despite only playing in 10 of the 11 matches of the World Cup… Scored a career-high 39 points in victory over China on Nov. 16, including 36 kills on 67 attacks, two blocks and an ace…Scored 27 points in victory over eventual World Cup champion Italy, and the victory qualified the U.S. into Olympic Games…For 11-match tournament, she held set averages of 5.91 points, 5.13 kills, 0.44 blocks, 0.34 aces (ranked ninth in tournament) and 0.88 digs. 93


2011 U.S. Women's National Team Rosters 2011 U.S. Women’s Na onal Training Team for Exhibi ons 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 Aus n, Texas Washington 9 Kari Pestolesi OH Hun ngton Beach, Calif. UC Irvine 10 Julianne Piggo 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.) Athle c Trainer: Jill Wosmek (Silver Lake, Minn.)

2011 U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Roster for NORCECA Con nental Championship # Name Pos Ht Hometown 4 Lindsey Berg S 5-8 Honolulu, Hawaii 6 Nicole Davis L 5-4 Stockton, Calif. 7 Heather Bown MB 6-3 Yorba Linda, 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. 12 Nancy Metcalf Opp 6-1 Hull, Iowa 15 Logan Tom OH 6-1 Salt Lake City, Utah 16 Foluke Akinradewo MB 6-3 Planta on, Fla. 18 Megan Hodge OH 6-3 Durham, N.C. 19 Des nee Hooker Opp 6-4 San Antonio, Texas

2011 U.S. Women’s Na onal 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 Forse 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 Harmo o MB 6-2 Hopewell, Pa. 14 Nicole Fawce OPP 6-4 Zanesfield, Ohio 16 Foluke Akinradewo MB 6-3 Planta on, Fla. 17 Nellie Spicer S 5-9 Barrington, Ill. 18 Kris n 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 Athle c Trainer/Medical Support: Jill Wosmek (Silver Lake, Minn.) Team Leader: Russ Rose (State College, Pa.)

2011 U.S. Women’s Na onal 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 Forse 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 Manha an 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.

2011 U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Roster for Pan American Cup # Name Pos Ht Hometown 2 Alisha Glass S 6-0 Leland, Mich. 4 Angie Forse 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 Harmo o MB 6-2 Hopewell, Pa. 14 Nicole Fawce Opp 6-4 Zanesfield, Ohio 16 Foluke Akinradewo MB 6-3 Planta on, 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.) Athle c Trainer/Medical Support: Jill Wosmek (Silver Lake, Minn.) Team Manager: John Cook (Lincoln, Neb.)

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

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

2011 U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Roster for FIVB World Grand Prix # Name Pos Ht Hometown College 1 Kris n 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 #$^* Opp 6-1 Hull, Iowa Nebraska 13 Christa Harmo o #$^* MB 6-2 Hopewell, Pa. Penn State 15 Logan Tom $^* OH 6-1 Salt Lake City, Utah Stanford 16 Foluke Akinradewo #$^* MB 6-3 Planta on, Fla. Stanford 18 Megan Hodge #$^* OH 6-3 Durham, N.C. Penn State 19 Des nee Hooker #$^* Opp 6-4 San Antonio, Texas Texas KEY: # - Weekend 1 Roster; $ - Weekend 2 Roster; ^ - Weekend 3 Roster; * - Final Round Roster

College Minnesota Southern California Hawaii Penn State Pacific Arizona Nebraska Nebraska Stanford Stanford Penn State 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.) Athle c Trainer/Medical Support: Jill Wosmek (Silver Lake, Minn.) Team Manager: Ken Sullivan (Laguna Beach, Calif.) College Nebraska Southern California California Washington Stanford Minnesota LSU Stanford Stanford California Washington Minnesota

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.) 2011 U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Roster for FIVB World Cup # Name Pos Ht Hometown 1 Alisha Glass S 6-0 Leland, Mich. 2 Danielle Sco -Arruda MB 6-2 Baton Rouge, La. 3 Tayyiba Haneef-Park OPP 6-7 Laguna Hills, Calif. 4 Lindsey Berg S 5-8 Honolulu, Hawaii 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 Tamari Miyashiro L 5-7 Kaneohe, Hawaii 15 Logan Tom OH 6-1 Salt Lake City, Utah 16 Foluke Akinradewo MB 6-3 Planta on, Fla. 18 Megan Hodge OH 6-3 Durham, N.C. 19 Des nee Hooker Opp 6-4 San Antonio, Texas Head Coach: Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) Assistant Coach: Karch Kiraly (San Clemente, Calif.) Assistant Coach: Paula Weishoff (Irvine, Calif.) Assistant Coach/Technical Coordinator: Jamie Morrison (Dana Point, Calif.) Athle c Trainer/Medical Support: Jill Wosmek (Silver Lake, Minn.) Team Doctors: Dr. Lori Boyajian-O’Neill and Dr. William Briner, Jr. Scouts: Guiseppe Vinci, Jenni Hirneisen Nutri onist: Shawn Dolan Chiropractor: Dus n Glass Team Manager: Ken Sullivan (Laguna Beach, Calif.)

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.) Athle c Trainer/Medical Support: Jill Wosmek (Silver Lake, Minn.) Team Manager: Ken Sullivan

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U.S. Women's National Team Stats 2011 Montreux Volley Masters Compiled with Unofficial DataVolley Sta s cs Name

Sets

Kills

Kills/ Set

Kill PCT

A ack Errors

Total A ack

A ack Eff.

Aces

Aces/ Set

Blocks

Blocks/ Sets

Digs

Digs/ Set

Points

Points/ Set

Crimes Haneef-Park Forse Miyashiro Davis Alisha Glass Tamas Kim Glass Larson Harmo o Fawce 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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U.S. Women's National Team Stats 2011 Pan American Cup Compiled with Unofficial DataVolley Sta s cs Name

Sets

Kills

Kills/ Set

Kill PCT

A ack Errors

Total A ack

A ack Eff.

Aces

Aces/ Set

Blocks

Blocks/ Sets

Digs

Digs/ Set

Points

Points/ Set

Alisha Glass Forse Davis Tamas Kim Glass Larson Metcalf Harmo o Fawce 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

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

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

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

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

.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

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

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

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

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

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. Argen na 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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U.S. Women's National Team Stats 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix Compiled with Unofficial DataVolley Sta s cs Name Richards Berg Miyashiro Davis Bown Alisha Glass Tamas Kim Glass Larson Metcalf Harmo o Tom Akinradewo Hodge Hooker TEAM Opponent

Sets 0 42 13 46 42 19 7 15 42 10 3 34 44 22 45 48 48

Kills 0 7 0 1 73 1 8 7 90 13 10 80 94 63 203 651 596

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

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

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

A ack Eff. .000 .105 .000 1.000 .353 .500 .182 .267 .189 .357 .769 .216 .400 .298 .357 .293 .188

Aces 0 7 0 0 9 0 1 1 20 0 1 17 13 9 9 89 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 0.00 0.17 0.00 0.00 0.21 0.00 0.14 0.07 0.48 0.00 0.33 0.50 0.30 0.41 0.20 1.85 0.65

Blocks 0 8 0 0 22 2 3 3 18 3 1 12 40 10 22 144 74

Blocks/ Sets 0.00 0.19 0.00 0.00 0.52 0.11 0.43 0.20 0.43 0.30 0.33 0.35 0.91 0.45 0.49 3.00 1.54

Digs 0 78 14 128 21 15 4 11 81 6 2 84 25 34 71 574 541

Digs/ Set 0.00 1.86 1.08 2.84 0.50 0.79 0.57 0.73 1.93 0.60 0.67 2.47 0.57 1.55 1.58 11.96 11.27

Points 0 22 0 1 104 3 12 11 128 16 12 109 147 82 234 884 701

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 Sta s cs Name Berg Davis Bown Alisha Glass Tamas Kim Glass Larson Metcalf Tom Akinradewo Hodge Hooker TEAM Opponent

Sets 15 15 13 9 2 4 14 2 14 15 4 15 15 15

Kills 1 0 20 1 4 4 39 2 29 27 11 64 202 165

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

A ack Errors 1 0 5 0 1 0 10 0 11 8 1 15 53 92

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

A ack Eff. .000 .000 .395 1.000 .375 .444 .367 .500 .269 .365 .526 .389 .364 .160

Aces 1 0 2 0 0 1 5 0 12 2 0 6 29 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) Classifica on 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 Classifica on 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 Classifica on 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 0.07 0.00 0.15 0.00 0.00 0.25 0.36 0.00 0.86 0.13 0.00 0.40 1.93 0.20

Blocks 2 0 5 0 2 0 8 0 3 12 0 6 38 24

Blocks/ Sets 0.13 0.00 0.38 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.57 0.00 0.21 0.80 0.00 0.40 2.53 1.60

Digs 20 35 3 2 3 2 14 1 18 5 5 25 134 111

Digs/ Set 1.33 2.33 0.23 0.22 1.50 0.50 1.00 0.50 1.29 1.25 1.25 1.67 8.93 7.40

Points 4 0 27 1 6 5 52 2 44 41 11 76 269 192

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 Sta s cs Name

Sets

Kills

Kills/ Set

Kill PCT

A ack Errors

Total A ack

A ack Eff.

Aces

Aces/ Set

Blocks

Blocks/ Sets

Digs

Digs/ Set

Points

Points/ Set

Banwarth Burdine Forse 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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U.S. Women's National Team Stats 2011 FIVB World Cup Compiled with Unofficial DataVolley Sta s cs Name

Sets

Kills

Kills/ Set

Kill PCT

A ack Errors

Total A ack

A ack Eff.

Aces

Aces/ Set

Blocks

Blocks/ Sets

Digs

Digs/ Set

Points

Points/ Set

Alisha Glass Sco -Arruda Haneef-Park Berg Davis Bown Barboza Tamas Larson Miyashiro Tom Akinradewo Hodge Hooker TEAM Opponent

20 21 14 33 34 30 16 3 30 3 33 31 12 32 37 37

1 27 29 4 0 53 7 2 76 0 73 82 33 164 553 495

0.05 1.29 2.07 0.12 0.00 1.77 0.44 0.67 2.53 0.00 2.21 2.65 2.75 5.13 14.95 13.38

33.3 51.9 52.7 33.3 0.0 55.2 28.0 40.0 36.9 0.0 38.6 59.0 51.6 49.4 46.5 38.9

1 1 9 2 0 13 1 1 21 0 22 11 7 25 115 196

3 52 55 12 0 96 25 5 206 0 189 139 64 332 1,190 1,274

.000 .500 .364 .167 .000 .417 .240 .200 .267 .000 .270 .511 .406 .419 .368 .235

0 1 6 3 0 6 1 0 7 0 8 5 6 11 54 20

0.00 0.05 0.43 0.09 0.00 0.20 0.06 0.00 0.23 0.00 0.24 0.16 0.50 0.34 1.46 0.54

2 6 5 2 0 21 0 0 10 0 13 25 6 14 106 50

0.10 0.29 0.36 0.06 0.00 0.70 0.00 0.00 0.33 0.00 0.39 0.81 0.50 0.44 2.86 1.35

5 0 4 26 103 5 8 0 51 2 56 4 15 28 279 342

0.25 0.00 0.29 0.79 3.03 0.17 0.50 0.00 1.70 0.67 1.70 0.13 1.25 0.88 7.54 9.24

3 34 40 9 0 80 8 2 93 0 94 112 45 189 713 565

0.15 1.62 2.86 0.27 0.00 2.67 0.50 0.67 3.10 0.00 2.85 3.61 3.75 5.91 19.27 15.27

Nov. 4: def. Brazil 25-22, 17-25, 27-25, 25-19 (at Nagano, Japan) Nov. 5: def. Serbia 25-16, 27-25, 25-20 (at Nagano, Japan) Nov. 6: def. Korea 25-10, 25-12, 25-13 (at Nagano, Japan) Nov. 8: def. Kenya 25-16, 25-13, 25-21 (at Toyama, Japan) Nov. 9: lost to Germany 30-32, 19-25, 24-26 (at Toyama, Japan) Nov. 11: def. Argen na 25-12, 25-15, 25-19 (at Okayama, Japan) Nov. 12: def. Algeria 25-12, 25-12, 25-9 (at Okayama, Japan) Nov. 13: def. Dominican Republic 25-21, 25-19, 25-14 (at Okayama, Japan) Nov. 16: def. China 25-21, 31-29, 18-25, 19-25, 15-10 (at Tokyo, Japan) Nov. 17: def. Italy 25-23, 25-15, 22-25, 25-21 (at Tokyo, Japan) Nov. 18: lost to Japan 27-29, 23-25, 18-25 (at Tokyo, Japan)

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Foluke Akinradewo Middle Blocker * 6-3 Planta on, Florida College: Stanford Joined Team: May 2003 Last Club: Dinamo Krasnodar MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth)...Pan American Cup (Bronze)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...NORCECA Championship (Gold)...FIVB World Cup (Silver). 2010 – Pan American Cup (Bronze)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)…Tour of Brazil…FIVB World Championship (Fourth). 2009 – FIVB World Grand Prix (9th). 2008 – USA Tour of China…U.S. Olympic Team Exhibi on for Volleyball versus Brazil…FIVB World Grand Prix (Fourth Place). 2007 – Pan American Games (Bronze Medal). 2005 – Pan American Cup (Fourth). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Reserve at Montreux Volley Masters and did not register a set played…Tallied three kills on four a acks with a block in an exhibi on match versus Switzerland on June 8… 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 a acks into kills in Pan Am Cup bronzemedal victory over Cuba…Converted nine of 11 errorless a empts versus Argen na in Pan Am Cup quarterfinal to go with five blocks…Held a .500 hi ng 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 hi ng at a .400 efficiency…Scored 22 points versus Serbia on Aug. 5 with a .545 hi ng 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 Con nental 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…Helped the U.S. qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games by finishing second at the FIVB World Cup in which she averaged 3.61 points, 0.81 blocks and 2.65 kills per set…Converted 59.0 percent of a acks at World Cup with a .511 hi ng efficiency…Scored in double-figures in all nine matches in which she played at World Cup, including 16 points in opening win over No. 1 Brazil…Ranked third in World Cup 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 a acks into kills at Pan American Cup with just four errors for a .531 hi ng efficiency… During five Pan American Cup preliminary pool matches, provided USA a .692 hi ng efficiency with just one error…Scored 13 points versus Puerto Rico on June 19 with 11 kills on 15 errorless a acks, to go with an ace and block…Contributed five blocks versus Costa Rica as part of a 14-point match on June 21…Named most valuable player of the FIVB World Grand Prix a er leading the U.S. to the gold medal and 11 consecu ve victories to end the tournament…Averaged 3.50 points, 1.02 blocks and 2.35 kills per set while ranking second overall in total points during the FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round…Named Best Blocker of the FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round with a 1.47 block average…Converted 55.5 percent of a acks into kills at FIVB World Grand Prix as part of .477 hi ng efficiency…Reached double-figure points in 11 of 14 matches during World Grand Prix, including a 20-point performance against Brazil on Aug. 27 in the Final Round…Tallied 18 points with 11 kills on 16 a empts and four blocks against China on Aug. 22…Blocked seven Italian a acks on Aug. 26 as part of 14-point match…Averaged 2.75 points while star ng three of four matches on Tour of Brazil…Started all 11 matches of the FIVB World Championship, averaging 2.61 points, 0.64 blocks and 1.94 kills per set…Converted 46.7 percent of a acks into points with a .313 hi ng efficiency…Reached double-figure scoring in five of 11 matches at World Championship, including 13 points versus Italy on Nov. 7. 2009 – Started all nine matches during the preliminary weekends of the FIVB World Grand Prix…Averaged 2.75 points per set during World Grand Prix, including 0.86 blocks per set for fi h place among all players…Converted

49 percent of a acks into points and held a .404 hi ng efficiency during World Grand Prix with just 11 a ack errors…Scored 22 points, including nine blocks, versus Thailand on Aug. 16…Contributed 18 points versus Russia on Aug. 14…Converted 10 of 13 a acks into kills versus Germany on Aug. 9. 2008 – Scored 117 points to lead all players during an eightmatch tour of China in March-April…Tallied 82 kills with a 59 kill percent and .479 a ack efficiency to go with team-leading 23 blocks and 12 aces on Tour of China…Played three sets versus Brazil during three-match exhibi on series versus Brazil. Started final two sets versus Brazil on June 11 and totaled three kills and two blocks…Played in 14 of 21 FIVB World Grand Prix sets in the Final Round…Averaged 2.86 points, 2.19 kills, 0.52 blocks and 0.14 aces over the course of the en re tournament with a .387 a ack efficiency…During the Final Round, compiled 42 points with averages of 2.29 kills, 0.64 blocks and 0.07 aces per set…Scored a 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 hi ng .513 on 76 swings and just six errors…Reached double-digit points in four of the five Pan American Games, including 14 points against Puerto Rico on July 15 and Peru on July 19 in the bronze medal match... Hit 90 percent (9 kills, 10 a empts and no errors) versus Cuba on July 16. 2005 – Played on U.S. team that placed fourth at Pan American Cup held in Dominican Republic…Recorded five kills in semifinal loss to Dominican Republic. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2008 – Earned AVCA All-America First-Team honors and co-Player of the Year by Volleyball Magazine…Finished third na onally in hi ng percentage (.457) and fourth na onally in blocking (1.47 average per set)…Finished career with the best hi ng percentage ever recorded by an NCAA Division I player (.446)…Posted the secondbest single-season hi ng percentage in Pac-10 and school history… Helped Stanford to its third consecu ve Pac-10 tle and a third straight run to the na onal tle match…Led the team with 4.17 points per set and was third on the team with 3.19 kills per set. 2007 – Named AVCA Division I Na onal Player of the Year as she guided Stanford to a na onal runner-up finish...Posted the second-best hi ng percentage in NCAA history (.499)…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 hi ng percentage for third-best in the na on. 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 na on in hi ng percentage at .397, the thirdbest mark in school history. PERSONAL: Born Foluke A nuke Akinradewo on Oct. 5, 1987, in London, Ontario, Canada…Now calls Planta on, Fla., home…Parents are Ayoola and Comfort Akinradewo…Also has two brothers, Foluso (1982) and Fiyinfolu (1977)…A ended St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale from 2001 to 2005 before enrolling at Stanford University…Majoring in human biology at Stanford and is expected to graduate in 2009…Holds tri-ci zenship with Canada, Nigeria and the United States…Began playing volleyball in 2002 and nearly quit the sport a couple months a er star ng…Favorite food is pizza…Favorite books are Harry Po er series and The Kite Runner…Favorite music is almost any type except country…Favorite musicians are John Mayer, The Fray and Damien Rice…Hobbies are online shopping, hanging out with friends and watching movies…Most admired people are her parents because they “have worked so hard to Copyrighted USA Volleyball provide for our family and give us the best life possible. I think that they have succeeded in doing so. If I can grow up to be half of what they are, I think I’ll be pre y successful.”

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Cynthia Barboza Outside Hi er * 6-0 Long Beach, Calif. College: Stanford Joined Team: July 2003 Last Club: LIU JO Modena MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Pan American Games (Bronze)...FIVB World Cup (Silver). 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 Qualifica on Tournament – NORCECA Pool G (Gold)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Ninth)…Final Four Intercon nental Cup (Silver)…NORCECA Con nental Championship (Fourth). 2008 – Pan American Cup (Fi h Place)…U.S. Olympic Team Exhibi on 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 Con nental Championships (Silver Medal)…NORCECA Youth Girls Con nental Championships (Gold Medal). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Led U.S. Women to the bronze medal at the Pan American Games in her first compe on of the season a er 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 a er recording 15 points against Cuba in the semifinal round…Played in 16 sets during FIVB World Cup, primarily as serving specialist…Started against Kenya with seven points and six digs. 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 a empts 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 a empts 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, ne ng a 2.49 scoring average with a .281 combined hi ng 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 Qualifica on Tournament – NORCECA Pool G a er leading the U.S. to the gold medal…Held a .510 a ack efficiency and converted 57.7 percent of a acks 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 qualifica on tournament…Produced 18 points versus Costa Rica on July 8 in qualifica on 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 Intercon nental Cup in Peru a er 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 Con nental Championship as she started all six contests…Averaged 2.88 points and 1.36 digs during the NORCECA event while hi ng .361. 2008 – Averaged 3.14 points per set with set averages of 2.72 kills and 0.34 blocks at the Pan American Cup…A acked at a .304 efficiency…Started final two matches of Pan American Cup at opposite, including a 17-point match versus Venezuela in the fi h-place contest…Averaged 2.07 points and 0.36 blocks per set in three matches against Brazil during 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Exhibi on for Volleyball series in Colorado Springs…Tallied 11 kills and two blocks versus Brazil on June 11 while star ng 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 Argen na 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 na onal 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 fi h 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 Na onal Team at the 2002 NORCECA Youth Girls Con nental Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah…The team earned an automa c 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 Na onal Team at the 2002 NORCECA Junior Women’s Con nental Championships in Puerto Rico. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Three- me American Volleyball Coaches Associaon (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 a er assis ng Stanford to the NCAA Division I Championship tle 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 AllTournament Team. 2007 – Selected AVCA All-America First Team a er leading Stanford to a NCAA Division I runner-up finish…Ended the year with a career-best 20 doubledoubles and was one of the team’s top hi ers 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 Courtesy NORCECA season at Stanford in 2006-2007… Selected AVCA All-America FirstTeam selec on in 2006 a er leading the Cardinal with 463 total kills and 4.21 kills per game. 2005 - Missed the final 11 matches of her 2005 freshman season a er 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 un l the injury. HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS: Capped her amazing high school career by being named the Gatorade Na onal High School Volleyball Player of the Year for the second-straight year…In winning the award for a second consecu ve 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 Na onal 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 na onal 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 Se er * 5-8 Honolulu, Hawaii College: Minnesota Joined Team: January 2003 Last Club: MC Carnaghi Villa Cortese MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 - FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...NORCECA Championship (Gold)...FIVB World Cup (Silver). 2010 – FIVB World Championship (Fourth). 2009 – Final Four Intercon nental Cup (Silver)…NORCECA Con nental Championship (Fourth). 2008 – U.S. Olympic Team Exhibi on for Volleyball versus Brazil…FIVB World Grand Prix (Fourth 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 Con nental 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 – Selected USA Volleyball Indoor Female Athlete of the Year for the second me in her career...Started 12 of 14 matches of the FIVB World Grand Prix and helped the Americans win their second straight tle…Aided the U.S. to a .293 team hi ng 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 Se er of the NORCECA Women’s Con nental Championship a er averaging 7.07 assists per set and helping the squad to a .364 hi ng 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 hi ng efficiency in a threeset victory over Dominican Republic in the NORCECA gold-medal match… Started 10 of 11 matches in FIVB World Cup leading to the silver medal and 2012 Olympic Games qualifica on…Averaged 10.27 assists per set at World Cup, helping the squad to a .368 hi ng efficiency and 46.5 kill percent…Ranked third in Best Se er at World Cup...Scored 53 assists, two kills and an ace in four-set win over Brazil…Totaled 51 assists in four-set win over Italy as U.S. hit .314. 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 a er taking much of the year off to recover from surgery a er 2008 Olympic Games…Averaged 2.63 assists per set at Final Four Intercon nental Cup to rank second among all players…Added four kills, six blocks and two aces during the Final Four Cup, her first tournament compe on 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 Con nental Championship in star ng 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 exhibi on series with Brazil, including three set starts on June 11…Started 43 sets of 51 sets played at World Grand Prix…Ranked seventh in se ng 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 se er in leading USA to a silver medal at the Olympic Games…Started the fourth and fi h 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 – Pro-

vided 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 resul ng in a 6-0 record, in addi on to the final match against Italy. 2006 – Named Best Se er during two of the three legs of the World Grand Prix (Macau and Bangkok)…Ranked as the second-best se er 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 a ack percentage for the en re World Grand Prix. 2005 – Star ng se er for the USA Women’s Na onal Team that captured the silver medal at the season-ending FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in Japan in November…The United States finished the tournament with a record of 4-1 as it earned wins over Korea, 2004 Olympic gold medalist China, Poland and Japan along the way…Captured “Best Se er” honors and earned a gold medal as Team USA won its third-straight NORCECA Con nental Championship with a five-set victory over Cuba on Sept. 11… The USA Women qualified for the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup with the win…Also named “Best Se er” 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 Se er” 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 fi h overall… Earned “Best Se er” 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 Se er” honors at the Pan American Cup in Mexico a er 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 ac on 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- me All-Big Ten selec on at the University of Minnesota (1999, 2000, and 2001)…She finished her collegiate career in 2001 ranked third in the Big Ten in all- me 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 me…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/marke ng.

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Heather Bown Middle Blocker * 6-3 Yorba Linda, California College: Hawaii Joined Team: January 2000 Last Club: Azerrail Baku MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 - FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...NORCECA Championship (Gold)...FIVB World Cup (Silver). 2010 – Pan American Cup (Bronze)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)…Tour of Brazil… FIVB World Championship (Fourth).2009 – Pan American Cup (Fourth); FIVB World Championship Qualifica on Tournament – NORCECA Pool G (Gold)…Final Four Intercon nental Cup (Silver)…NORCECA Con nental Championship (Fourth). 2008 - U.S. Olympic Team Exhibi on for Volleyball versus Brazil…FIVB World Grand Prix (Fourth)…Olympic Games (Silver). 2007 – World Grand Prix (Eighth)…NORCECA Championship (Silver)…FIVB World Cup (Bronze). 2006 - Pan American Cup (Fourth). World Grand Prix (Seventh)…World Championships (Ninth Place). 2004 – Montreux Volley Masters (Silver)…World Grand Prix (Bronze)…Olympic Games (Fi h). 2003 – Montreux Volley Masters…Russia Tournament… World Grand Prix (Bronze)…NORCECA Zone Championships (Gold)… Texas Tour…World Cup (Bronze). 2002 – Montreux Volley Masters… Russia Tour…Utah Tour vs. Italy…World Grand Prix (Sixth)…Italy Tour… World Championships (Silver). 2001 – Montreux Volley Masters…World Championships Qualifying (Gold)…World Grand Prix (Gold)…NORCECA (Gold)…World Grand Champions Cup. 2000 – Australia Tour...BCV Volley Masters...Brazil Trip...Grand Prix...Japan Tour...Olympic Games (Fourth)... Russia Trip. 1999 – World University Games.

scoring average…Started two matches and played in seven sets of the Pan American Cup, yielding averages of 1.86 points and 0.57 blocks per set… Came off the bench to play in two sets of the FIVB World Championship Qualifica on Tournament – NORCECA Pool G, contribu ng four kills on six errorless a acks as part of a 2.50 points per set average…Averaged 2.83 points per set during the Final Four Intercon nental Cup, including averages of 0.89 blocks, 1.83 kills and 0.11 aces, to rank fi h in blocking and ninth in scoring among all players…Scored 19 points (12 kills, 6 blocks, 1 ace), including a .524 hi ng efficiency, versus Brazil in Final Four Cup gold-medal match on Sept. 13…Provided 14 points in semifinal win over Dominican Republic on Sept. 12…Charted a .424 overall hi ng efficiency during Final Four Cup…Started all six matches and played in 24 sets during NORCECA Con nental Championship…Averaged 1.79 points per set at NORCECA Championship, which included a 14-point performance (nine kills on 14 errorless a acks, 4 aces, 1 block) versus Cuba in the bronze medal match on Sept. 27. 2008 – Started all 10 sets in matches against Brazil on June 11 and June 14…Averaged 2.00 points per set in the two matches, including five blocks in the opening match of the series…Averaged 2.29 points per set at the World Grand Prix, including averages of 1.55 kills, 0.60 blocks and 0.14 aces per set…Held a hi ng efficiency of .371 for the tournament, including a .575 mark in the second preliminary round weekend…Ranked 12th in Best Blocker in the World Grand Prix preliminary rounds…Started all 33 sets during the Olympic Games helping the USA to a silver medal, its first medal-stand appearance since 1992…Produced a hi ng efficiency of .475, along with per set averages of 2.64 points, 1.97 kills, 0.55 blocks, 0.12 aces and 0.61 digs… Tallied a high of 18 points at the Olympics versus China on Aug. 15, which included 11 kills on 15 errorless a acks and four blocks…Charted 15 points in the Olympic Games opener versus Japan. 2007 – Limited to 16 sets during the World Grand Prix, averaging 2.63 points and 0.88 blocks per set…Hit .308 in the World Grand Prix on 52 a acks, including a

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Helped the U.S. to gold at the FIVB World Grand Prix by conver ng 48.7 percent of a acks with a .353 hi ng 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 hi ng efficiency in helping U.S. win the NORCECA Women’s Con nental Championship…Scored 11 points with six kills, three blocks and two aces in win over Canada on Sept. 13... Converted 52.6 percent of a acks at NORCECA Championship with averages of 1.54 kills…Averaged 2.67 points and 0.70 blocks with a 55.2 kill percent during FIVB World Cup in which U.S. won the silver medal and qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games…Tallied 17 points in victory over China with 12 kills on 16 a empts to go with three blocks and two aces… Charted 13 points in four-set win over Italy at World Cup. 2010 – Started six of seven matches during Pan American Cup, helping USA to the bronze medal…Averaged 3.22 points per set at Pan American Cup, including 2.11 kills, 0.94 blocks and 0.17 aces per set…Converted 53.5 percent of a acks into kills with a .437 hi ng efficiency at the Pan American Cup…Ranked fi h in Best Blocker category at Pan American Cup…Averaged 3.10 points at the FIVB World Grand Prix helping the U.S. to the gold medal…Started all 14 matches at World Grand Prix compiling a .390 hi ng efficiency (101-23-200) to go with 0.82 blocks and 0.22 aces per set…Scored 20 points against Italy on Aug. 13, including seven blocks with 12 kills on 23 a acks…Converted 49.3 percent of a acks into kills during World Grand Prix Final Round…Ranked 15th in scoring, sixth in serving and ninth in blocking during the Final Round…Averaged 2.00 points per set on Tour of Brazil…Started all 11 matches and played in all 40 sets during FIVB World Championship averaging 2.38 points per set on unofficial DataVolley stats, including 22 blocks in 40 sets for a 0.55 average…Converted 47.8 percent of a acks during World Championship, including 8-of-14 versus Russia in semifinal match on Nov. 13…Turned in 7-of-8 hi ng versus Czech Republic on Nov. 6 without an error. Scored 10 points including six blocks versus Italy on Nov. 7. 2009 – Converted 48.9 percent of a acks into kills during 2009, producing a .426 hi ng efficiency as part of 2.20

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15-point performance against Poland in the tournament opener on Aug. 3…Averaged 3.24 points per set and provided a .579 a ack percentage at the NORCECA Championship...Contributed 0.94 blocks and 2.18 kills per set during the NORCECA Championship…Recorded 22 kills with 14 kills on 19 swings and seven blocks against Cuba in the NORCECA gold medal match on Sept. 22…Started 29 of 41 possible sets at the FIVB World Cup and provided 2.83 points, 2.17 kills and 0.48 blocks per set…Contributed a .455 a ack percentage on 112 swings at the World Cup…Recorded a 0.56 kill percent during the World Cup, but failed to meet Best Spiker criteria of minimum 15 percent of team’s a empts. 2006 – Played in 26 sets during the Pan American cup ne ng 75 points...Led in scoring against Cuba (14) and Venezuela (13) in the Pan American Cup...Averaged 0.61 blocks per set in the tournament…Averaged 3.38 points per set and a acked at a .424 clip in nine matches at the World Grand Prix…Reached double-figure scoring in all nine matches…Tallied 21 points in a four-set victory over Dominican Republic on Aug. 27...Scored 20 points with a .778 hi ng efficiency in a sweep of Thailand on Sept. 1…Named Best Blocker and Best Server for Group D of the World Grand Prix with matches against China, Brazil and Dominican Republic…Selected as Best Blocker in the World Grand Prix Group H segment including matches against Thailand, Korea and Russia…Averaged 3.53 points, 2.60 kills and 0.74 blocks per set at the World Championship…A acked at a .519 percentage during the World Championship with only 14 hi ng errors on 189 a empts…Ranked 16th in the World Championship in points scored, fi h in blocking. Despite not mee ng minimum qualifica on for the Best Spiker category due to lack of a empts, would have ranked first in the category with a 60.8 kill percentage among players with a minimum of 75 a acks according to the FIVB sta s cs…Tallied a season-high 24 points with a .727 a ack percentage against Germany on Nov. 12 …Contributed eight blocks versus Netherlands on Nov. 1 as part of a 19-point match. 2005 – Heather did not compete with the USA Na onal Team in order to go back to school to finish her degree. 2004 – Earned second-straight Olympic appearance in Athens as Team USA finished in a e for fi h place…Finished fi h on the team in scoring with 48 total points on 36 kills, eight blocks and four service aces. 2003 – Helped the U.S. earn bronze at the FIVB World Cup and a berth in the 2004 Summer Games… Finished fourth on the team in scoring (119 points) and second on the team in blocking (28 blocks) during the World Cup…On the season she

finished third on the team in total blocks with 67 (0.53 per set) and service aces (19) and fi h in total points (318). 2002 – Won silver medal at the FIVB World Championship a er star ng all 11 matches averaging 12 points per match…Finished third among all players in blocking at the World Championship with 34… Finished World Grand Prix pool play third in kill percentage (.500), sixth in blocks per set (0.72), eighth in scoring (111 points) and 11th in service aces per set (0.22) among all players in the tournament. 2001 – Earned the Best A acker award at the NORCECA Zone Championships. 2000 – Finished the year ranked second in hi ng percentage (.312), aces (23) and blocks (67) among the starters…Played her first interna onal match against top-ranked Russia, pos ng two kills in two sets played...Ended the Russia Trip with 10 kills, six digs and a block...Earned a star ng spot during the Japan Tour, leading the team with 53 kills, 13 digs, six blocks and a .369 hi ng percentage...Recorded 38 kills, 14 digs, five blocks and a .312 hi ng percentage...Posted 22 kills and a .326 hi ng percentage on the Brazil Trip…Second on the team in blocks (22), aces (6) and hi ng percentage (.326) at the Olympic Games. 1999 – Star ng middle blocker on the World University Games team that posted a 4-2 record. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 1999 – AVCA First-Team All-American…AVCA All-District 7…Western Athle c Conference (WAC) Player of the Year��� Led the na on with 2.25 block per game…Posted 411 kills, 230 blocks and a .364 hi ng percentage. 1998 – AVCA First-Team All-American… WAC Pacific Division Player of the Year…Helped the Wahine claim the WAC Tournament tle with a drama c five-set victory over BYU…Led the conference in hi ng percentage (.389) and blocks (1.69). 1997 – At UC Santa Barbara…First-Team All-Big West…Ranked ninth in the country in hi ng percentage with a .384 mark. 1996 – All-Big-West Freshman Team. PERSONAL: Born Heather Erin Bown on Nov. 29, 1978 in Orange, Calif. …Now calls Yorba Linda, Calif., home…Parents are Rosemary and Skip Bown…Also has a sister, Alicia…Hobbies are reading, listening to music, laughing and traveling…CSI is her favorite television show…States she is unique as “I’m very carefree and always available for my friends when they are in need.”

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Alexis Crimes Middle Blocker * 6-3 Rancho Cucamonga, California College: Long Beach State Joined Team: January 2008 Last Club: Aluprof Bielsko-Biala MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fi h Place). 2010 – Montreux Volley Masters (Silver). 2009 – FIVB World Grand Prix (9th)…Final Four Intercon nental Cup (Silver). 2008 – Pan American Cup (Fi h Place). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Produced a .345 hi ng efficiency during the Montreux Volley Masters, including a .417 mark with 12 points versus China on June 10...Totaled 31 points in 15 sets at Montreux with two match starts. 2010 – Started one match during the Montreux Volley Masters event in which the U.S. won the silver medal. 2009 – Played in 31 of 36 sets during the FIVB World Grand Prix, star ng the final seven

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matches of the preliminary rounds…Averaged 2.00 points per set during the World Grand Prix, including 20 blocks (0.65 per set) and nine aces (0.29 per set)…Recorded 13 points versus Dominican Republic…Tallied five blocks twice - versus Netherlands on Aug. 8 and Thailand on Aug. 16…Played in two sets versus Dominican Republic on Sept. 11 during the Final Four Intercon nental Cup. 2008 – Captured the Best Spiker award at the Pan American Cup as she totaled 73 kills on 127 a empts for a 57.48 kill percent…Finished the tournament ranked seventh in scoring with 96 points and 3.56 point average…Placed seventh in the Best Blocker category at the Pan American Cup with a 0.72 block average… Contributed 19 points versus Dominican Republic on May 30 in her firstever senior na onal team match at the interna onal level…Tallied six blocks in consecu ve matches versus Peru on June 6 and Venezuela on June 7. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2007 – Earned a fourth consecu ve American Volleyball Coaches Associa on All-America honor with an honorable men on as a senior…Named All-Big West First Team all four years… Led the 49ers in kills, hi ng percentage and blocking while ranking in the conference’s top five in each of those categories as a senior. Averaged 4.48 kills per game, made 151 total blocks and was fi h on the team in digs in 2007…Helped lead the 49ers to fourth straight NCAA tournaments…Ended career ranked third in career kills with 1,756, fi h in hi ng percentage at .377 and was just six blocks behind Danielle Sco -Arruda for the most total blocks in program history. Addi onally, she tops the block assists list for Long Beach State with 494. 2006 – Selected AVCA All-America honorable men on and Big West Co-Player of the Year…Averaged 3.77 kills and 1.39 blocks per game while hi ng .377. 2005 – Tabbed AVCA All-America Honorable Men on and All-Big West First Team…Averaged 3.62 kills and a league-leading 1.44 blocks per game…A acked at a Big West Conference-leading .378 percentage. 2004 – Earned AVCA All-America Third Team and AVCA West Region Freshman of the Year…Named All-Big West Conference First-Team a er averaging 3.88 kills and 1.25 blocks per game with a .374 a ack percentage. OTHER USA VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCE: Named “Best A acker” at the FIVB Women’s Junior World Championship in 2005 as part of Team USA… Member of 2004 U.S. Women’s Junior Na onal Team that captured the gold medal at the NORCECA Con nental Women’s Junior Championship… Competed on the 2003 U.S. Girls’ Youth Na onal Team that played in the FIVB Girls’ Youth World Championship. CLUB/PREP CAREER: Named a Volleyball Magazine “Fab 50” and a Top 10 Player in the Inland Empire, according to the San Bernardino Sun… Tabbed as the sixth best recruit for the 2004 class by PrepVolleyball.com… Named most valuable player of her track team and all-league first team in basketball while playing for ...Named to Honor Roll, Principal’s List and on the Who’s Who Among High School Students at E wanda High School (Calif.)…Competed two years on the Santa Monica Beach Volleyball Club. PERSONAL: Born Alexis Marie Crimes on June 12, 1986, in Honolulu, Hawai’i…Mother is Elizabeth Crimes… Nicknames are Lexy, Lex, AC and Crimes...Majored in criminal jus ce and earned her degree from Long Beach State in 2007…Hobbies include watching television, hanging with family and friends…Most admired people are her family and Shaquille O’Neal as “they are always strong when obstacles come their way.”… Favorite food is French Fries…Favorite music is R&B and neo-soul… Favorite athlete is Shaquille O’Neal.

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Nicole Davis Libero * 5-4 Stockton, California College: Southern California Joined Team: January 2004 Last Club: Rebecchi Nordmeccanica Piacenza MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth)...Pan American Cup (Bronze)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...NORCECA Championship (Gold)...FIVB World Cup (Silver). 2010 – Montreux Volley Masters (Silver Medal)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold Medal). 2009 – Tour of Egypt…Pan American Cup (Fourth)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Ninth)…Final Four Intercon nental Cup (Silver)…NORCECA Con nental Championship (Fourth). 2008 – Tour of China…U.S. Olympic Team Exhibi on for Volleyball versus Brazil…FIVB World Grand Prix (Fourth Place)…Olympic Games (Silver Medal). 2007 – FIVB World Grand Prix (Eighth Place)…NORCECA Championship (Silver Medal)…FIVB World Cup (Bronze Medal). 2006 – World Grand Prix (Seventh Place)…World Championships (Ninth Place). 2005 – Front Range Tour vs. Brazil…Pan American Cup…World Grand Prix…FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament (Gold Medal)…NORCECA Con nental Championships (Gold Medal)…World Grand Champions Cup (Silver Medal). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Started all five matches at the Montreux Volley Masters compiling an unofficial 4.45 digs per set average, including 24 in a four-set match to China on June 12…Also provided 25 digs in a five-set win over Germany on June 9 and 21 digs versus Peru in a four-set win on June 7…Handled libero du es in all 27 sets for U.S. at Pan American Cup, averaging 2.41 digs per set…Passing helped the squad to a .325 hi ng efficiency for the tournament…Tallied doubledigit digs in three of the eight matches, including 11 in three-set win over Argen na…Averaged 2.84 digs per set at the FIVB World Grand Prix with 13 of 14 match starts in helping Americans win second consecu ve tle… Ranked fi h 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 posi ve recep on percent on 55 a empts during the NORCECA Women’s Con nental Championship…Recorded an 83 excellent recep on percent on 12 chances in NORCECA semifinal victory over Cuba, followed by a 71 excellent recep on percent on 14 chances in the gold-medal medal match against Dominican Republic…Averaged 3.03 digs per set in 10 of 11 starts during the FIVB World Cup, which helped the U.S. to the silver medal and 2012 Olympic Games qualifica on...Totaled 16 digs versus Brazil in World Cup opener in four-set win, while tallying 18 digs in four-set win over Italy to clinch Olympic berth…Ranked sixth in World Cup Best Digger. 2010 – Named Best Libero at Montreux Volley Masters with 158 excellent passes on 250 a empts…Averaged tournament-leading 5.50 digs per set based on official stats, nearly 2.0 digs per set more than second-place finisher…Tallied a 52.34 passing efficiency on 107 a empts for fi h-best at Montreux Volley Masters…Recorded 20 digs versus China in the fourset gold-medal match on June 13, while producing 16 digs in a threeset victory over Cuba on June 12 in the Montreux semifinals…Played in 14 sets during the FIVB World Grand Prix with three starts at libero… Averaged 3.50 digs per set at the FIVB World Grand Prix, including 17 in a four-set victory over Dominican Republic on Aug. 6. 2009 – Entered 86 sets during 2009 with a 2.66 dig average, the highest on the team…Libero for U.S. Women’s Na onal Team two-match tour of Egypt resul ng in two victories…Averaged 4.86 digs per set in two-match series against Egypt… Played in 21 sets of the Pan American Cup, averaging a tournament-best 3.90 digs per set to earn Best Digger…Held a 54.18 libero efficiency ra ng at the Pan American Cup for third best among liberos…Contributed 20 digs in four-set match against Brazil…Star ng USA libero for Pool A of the FIVB World Grand Prix…Played total of 31 matches of the FIVB World Grand Prix…Tallied 25 digs in five-set victory over Puerto Rico on Aug. 1… Averaged 5.00 digs per set in three match starts of the World Grand Prix, including 18 digs in three-set loss to Germany on July 31…Split me as USA libero during the Final Four Intercon nental Cup…Averaged 3.21 digs per set during Final Four Cup, including 22 digs in a five-set loss to Brazil on Sept. 9…Entered three sets as a back-row sub during the NORCECA Con nental Championship. 2008 – Served as libero for eight-match tour of China…Tallied 112 digs and handled 213 serve receive chances with

54 percent posi ve recep ons leading to a 5-3 record with a young team compe ng…Served as libero in June 11 match versus Brazil and subbed into contest on June 13 and June 14 as part of three-match series… Served as libero for the en re FIVB World Grand Prix preliminary round in which USA won seven of nine matches and was a defensive specialist in the Final Round…Ranked fourth in the preliminary round in Best Digger with 2.33 digs per set, including four matches with at least double-digit digs…Served as USA libero at the Olympic Games, which resulted in a silver medal and the country’s first medal in women’s volleyball since 1992…Averaged 2.88 digs per set, sixth-best among all players in the Olympic Games…Tallied a 52 percent in excellent service recep ons, which along with her dig average, helped the U.S. to a .302 team hi ng efficiency. 2007 – Averaged 2.53 digs per set as the U.S. libero for all three preliminary rounds during the World Grand Prix…Turned in a teamhigh 21 digs versus China in three games on Aug. 4…Paced Team USA to a silver medal at the NORCECA Championship as the team’s libero… Averaged 3.00 digs per set for third best at the NORCECA Championship… Tallied 54 excellent service recep ons on 84 a empts with only one error at the NORCECA Championship…Averaged 2.66 digs per set, fourth best at the FIVB World Cup, as the Team USA libero…Tallied 19 digs in four set win over Poland on Nov. 4. 2006 – Played in four matches during seven-match tour of Italy March 22 to April 2 with U.S. Na onal Training Team … Played in two sets versus Poland on May 26…Libero for the final two weekends of the World Grand Prix…Ranked sixth in the Best Libero category in the World Grand Prix despite not playing the posi on the first three matches…Ranked 10th in World Grand Prix in digs with 1.30 per set…Turned in 15 digs in 31 sets as a back-row specialist coming off the bench during the World Championships, handling 46 service recep ons with a 41 posi ve percentage. 2005 – Split me with fellow libero Sarah Drury for the USA Women’s Na onal Team that captured the silver medal at the 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 thirdstraight NORCECA Con nental 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 consecu ve na onal 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 posi on was used in collegiate volleyball)...Averaged a team-leading 3.44 digs per game and finished sixth in the Pac-10. 2001 – Led the team and finished the season ranked ninth in the Pac-10 with 0.30 service aces 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 me… Favorite television show is Sex and the City… “My mom is my role model. She came from very li le and had a very successful career. She is a strong, independent woman, and a wonderful friend and mother.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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matches where she tallied nine or more blocks. 2007 - Played in all 31 matches as a freshman and was one of only two players on the team to compete in all 112 sets on the season...Averaged 2.85 kills, 1.09 blocks and 1.02 digs per set...Led team in service aces, was second in blocks, hi ng percentage and third in kills... Was the second Golden Gopher since 1985 to have over 300 kills and 100 blocks as a freshman...Produced 17 double-figure kills matches and two double-figure block matches on the year.

Lauren Gibbemeyer Middle Blocker * 6-2 St. Paul, Minnesota College: Minnesota Joined Team: January 2011 Last Club: Toyota Autobody MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Pan American Games (Bronze). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 - Started all five sets at Pan American Games and helping U.S. to the bronze medal by averaging 3.53 points per set with a 1.41 block average…Totaled 17 points in bronze-medal match against Dominican Republic, including six blocks with a .421 hi ng efficiency. OTHER USA VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCE: Competed for the U.S. Women’s Junior Na onal Team at the 2007 FIVB World Championship in Thailand where the team finished fourth... Member of the 2006 U.S. Women’s Junior Na onal Team that won the gold medal at the NORCECA Women’s Junior Con nental Championship. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2010 - Ended her college career at University of Minnesota by se ng a school-record 593 total blocks and was also ninth on the school’s all- me list in kills at 1,421... Named First-Team All-Big Ten as a unanimous selec on...Played in 84 of the team’s 129 sets on the season as she missed 12 matches due to an injury...Led the team in hi ng percentage with .375 (276-58-582) and finished with an average of 3.29 kills per set... Despite the 12 missed matches, ended with a team-high total of 116 blocks (23 solo and 93 assisted) for a team-high average of 1.38 per set...Ranked third in the Big Ten Conference in hi ng efficiency and ranked second in blocking with a 1.38 average... Finished with 4.17 pps, which ranked her eighth in the Big Ten. 2009 - Earned AVCA All-America First-Team honors and named First-Team All-Big Ten for the second year in a row...Set schoolrecords in single-season blocks (181) and block assists (161), and had the third-highest single-season hi ng percentage in school history at .385...Was one of two players in the Big Ten to rank in the top 10 in hi ng percentage, kills, blocks and points...Played in all 37 matches, and has played in all of the 102 matches the team has played during her career...Helped Minnesota reach the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship semifinals. 2008 Selected AVCA All-America Third-Team as she became the fourth Golden Gopher middle blocker to claim All-America honors... Finished the season with team-leading 174 blocks, which was second on the school’s single-season record list and ranked fourth in the Big Ten in blocks (1.45 blps), seventh in points (4.20 pps) and 10th in hi ng percentage (.316)...Played in all 34 matches and was one of three players on the team to be in all 125 sets... Ranked first on the team in kills (405), second in kills per set (3.24 average), first in hi ng percentage (.316) and fourth in service aces (17)...Produced 23 double-figure kills matches and three

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE: Played for Northern Lights Volleyball club program, leading the team to an undefeated season against her age division (52-0 versus 17s, only two losses against 18s teams) and winning the 2006 USA Volleyball Junior Girls’ Na onal Championships in the 17s Open Division while earning individual All-Tournament honors...Finished third na onally in the 18s Open Division of the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior Na onal championships in 2007 where she was named to the All-Tournament team...Four-year le erwinner at Cre nDerham Hall High School in St. Paul, Minn...Received Pioneer Press Player of the Year honors in 2006 and was named the No. 4 senior high school player in the na on by prepvolleyball.com... Named All-State and All-Metro in her final two seasons at Cre nDerham Hall...Led Cre n-Derham Hall to the Sec on 3AAA finals and was the first player in school history to record 1,000-career kills. PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 8, 1988...Parents are Dan and Marie Gibbemeyer...Majored in kinesiology at University of Minnesota.

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Alisha Glass Se er * 6-0 Leland, Michigan College: Penn State Joined Team: May 2010 Last Club: Atom Trefl Sopot MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth)…Pan American Cup (Bronze)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)... NORCECA Championship (Gold)...FIVB World Cup (Silver). 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 hi ng 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 hi ng efficiency for the tournament, including a .525 hi ng 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 star ng se er role against Peru on Aug. 21…Played in nine sets and registered nine assists during NORCECA Women’s Con nental Championship, helping the squad to the gold medal…Played in 20 sets during the FIVB World Cup with one match start helping Team USA to the silver medal and 2012 Olympic Games qualifica on…Tallied two blocks and 25 assists in start against Kenya as the team held .322 hi ng efficiency. 2010 – Played in seven sets and started two of three matches on USA’s tour of China…Averaged 1.14 points, 1.86 digs and 0.43 blocks in interna onal debut…Scored four kills on six a acks in China…Started all seven match at the Pan American Cup helping USA to the bronze medal…Averaged 8.25 running sets per set, while adding averages of 2.40 digs, 0.45 blocks and 0.45 kills…Converted nine of 14 a acks into kills as part of .571 hi ng efficiency…Named Best Se er at FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round a er helping the U.S. to the gold medal…Started final 13 matches of tournament, leading to an 11-match win streak…Set USA to a .300 hi ng efficiency and 40.7 kill percent during the World Grand Prix, including a .274 efficiency and 39.1 kill percent during the Final Round…Averaged 0.83 points, 2.94 digs and 11.54 assists while hi ng .447 (19-2-38) during World Grand Prix according to unofficial DataVolley Stats…Started three of four matches on Brazil Tour…Finished the FIVB World Championship with 8.43 running sets average, third-best for the tournament a er leading the category heading into the final match… Started 10 of 11 matches at the World Championship with a 7-3 record in those starts…Averaged 0.68 points per set and 3.12 digs per set at World Championship…Set USA to a .402 hi ng efficiency against Thailand on Oct. 29 and a .392 mark versus Czech Republic on Nov. 6. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 – Named AVCA All-America First-Team as she set Penn State to consecu ve undefeated seasons and its unprecedented third consecu ve NCAA tle …Honda Award finalist … Ranked fourth in the na on in assists per set (11.90) guiding the Ni any Lions to a na on-leading .381 a ack percentage …Added 112 kills (0.92 per set), 103 blocks (0.84) and 286 digs (2.34)…Ranked fourth all- me in school history for career assists. 2008 – Tabbed AVCA First Team All-America and NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team as Penn State won its second consecu ve NCAA tle with an undefeated record ... AVCA Na onal Player of the Week (Nov. 18) ... Big Ten Player of the Week (Nov. 17) ... Directed the Penn State offense to a record se ng and na on-leading .390 hi ng percentage ...Led the team, Big Ten and na on with 12.50 assists per set

average (1,450 total assists) ... Ranked third on the team with 212 digs averaging 1.83 digs per set ... notched 114 total blocks, good enough for third on the team. 2007 – Selected AVCA Second Team All-America and NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team ... Na onal and Big Ten Player of the Week (11/19) ... Started 35 of 36 matches and played in 114 of 122 games while direc ng the Penn State offense to a na on-leading .350 hi ng percentage Led the team, ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 24th in the country with an average of 13.02 assists per game with 1,484 total assists. 2006 – Named Big Ten All-Freshmen Team ... Sports Imports/AVCA Na onal Player of the Week (9/11) ... Started all 35 matches and played in 113 of 114 games ... spent most of the season as a 5-1 se er, but also saw me as a 6-2 se er/hi er, a acking primarily on the right side ... Led the team and finished seventh in the Big Ten with 12.50 assists per game ... Ranked third on the squad with 1.14 blocks per game and fourth with 21 service aces and 2.04 digs per game ... Chipped in 1.16 kills per game ... Set the team to a Big Ten- and na on-best .323 hi ng percentage, the only team in the country to finish the season hi ng higher than .300 ... earned Na onal Player of the Week honors a er averaging 13.38 assists per game while leading the team to a .327 hi ng percentage against Missouri and Texas at the Texas Invita onal (9/7-8). OTHER USA VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCE: Member of the 2005 U.S. Girls’ Youth Na onal A2 Team and played on the USA Red squad that won the gold medal at the High Performance Championships in Aus n, Texas, where she also received the “Best Se er” Copyrighted USA Volleyball award ... Started on the 2004 U.S. Girls’ Youth Na onal Team that won the gold medal in Puerto Rico at the NORCECA Games, where she was recognized as Best Server. CLUB/PREP CAREER: Four-year le erwinner at Leland (Mich.) High School ... Named Michigan Gatorade Player of the Year ... Led squad to the 2006 Class D state championship, producing a singlematch record of 48 kills in the tle match ... Named Miss Volleyball for the state of Michigan in 2006 ... Four- me first team all-state, all-region dream team and allconference ... Finished prep career as Na onal and State High School record holder in season aces (296), career aces (937) and career kills (3,584) ... Ranked sixth on PrepVolleyball.com’s “Senior Aces” list ... Named first team all-state as a basketball player as a junior and senior ... Member of the Na onal Honor Society with a 3.7 grade point average. PERSONAL: Born Alisha Rebecca Glass on April 5, 1988…Mother is Laurie Glass, who was also her high school volleyball coach…Grandfather Larry Glass was her high school basketball coach… Majored in kinesiology at Penn State University with a minor in human development and family studies.

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Kim Glass Outside Hi er * 6-2 Lancaster, Pennsylvania College: Arizona Joined Team: May 2007 Last Club: Rabita Baku 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 Exhibi on for Volleyball versus Brazil…FIVB World Grand Prix (Fourth Place)…Olympic Games (Silver Medal). 2007 – FIVB World Grand Prix (Eighth Place)…FIVB World Cup (Bronze Medal). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Started all five matches of the Montreux Volley Masters, collec ng 64 points in 18 sets as part of a 3.56 scoring average… …Added 2.44 digs per set at Montreux...Tallied 20 points versus Germany with 18 kills on 36 swings and two aces on June 9…Added 17 points versus China on June 10 with 12 kills and five blocks… 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 a acks during Pan Am Cup with .351 hi ng 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 ac on in helping the U.S. to the NORCECA Women’s Con nental 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 exhibi on series…Contributed six points in less than two sets versus Brazil in five-set victory on June 13…Tallied eight kills and a block versus Brazil on June 14 in three sets of ac on…Started 39 of 48 sets played at the FIVB World Grand Prix compiling averages of 2.60 points, 1.92 kills, 0.38 blocks and 0.31 aces per set…Ranked third in Best Server during the FIVB World Grand Prix preliminary round with 0.36 aces per set…Tallied 14 points against Turkey on June 20 and Dominican Republic on June 28 to e for team-high honors…Served six aces versus Dominican Republic on June 28…Averaged 2.13 points in helping the U.S. to a silver medal at the Olympic Games…Youngest player on USA roster at Olympic Games, star ng 26 of a possible 33 sets and entered a total of 30 sets during the event…Contributed averages of 1.67 kills, 0.33 blocks, 0.13 aces and 1.73 digs per set during the Olympics, in addi on to a .271 hi ng efficiency and 0.42 kill ra o…Tallied a team-high 20 points (15 kills, three blocks and two aces) in a five-set victory over host China on Aug. 15 to secure a spot in the Olympic Games quarterfinals. 2007 – Averaged 3.39 points per set at the FIVB World Grand Prix in her first interna onal experience with the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team…Ranked 10th among all scorers at the World Grand Prix during the preliminary round…A acked at a .346 percentage with 2.61 kills per set on 211 swings…Averaged 0.97 digs, 0.39 aces and 0.39 blocks during the World Grand Prix…Started only four of 11 matches at the FIVB World Cup, but played in 29 sets with 26 set starts…Tallied World Cup per set averages of 2.45 points, 1.79 kills, 0.34 blocks, 1.21 digs and 0.31 aces…Contributed 12 points coming off the bench versus Cuba on Nov. 3 with nine kills on 16 swings…Scored 11 points against Thailand on Nov. 10 and Japan on Nov. 15.

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

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

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Tayyiba Haneef-Park Opposite * 6-7 Laguna Hills, California College: Long Beach State Joined Team: May 2001 Last Club: Ig sadchi Baku MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth Place)...FIVB World Cup (Silver). 2009 – Pan American Cup (Fourth); FIVB World Championship Qualifica on Tournament – NORCECA Pool G (Gold). 2008 – FIVB World Grand Prix (Fourth Place)… Olympic Games (Silver Medal). 2007 – Pan American Games (Bronze Medal)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Eighth Place)…NORCECA Championship (Silver Medal)…FIVB World Cup (Bronze Medal). 2006 – Pan American Cup (Fourth Place)… World Grand Prix (Seventh Place)…World Championships (Ninth Place). 2005 – Front Range Tour vs. Brazil…Montreux Volley Masters…World Grand Prix…FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament (Gold Medal)…NORCECA Con nental Championships (Gold Medal)…World Grand Champions Cup (Silver Medal). 2004 – Yeltsin Cup…Montreux Volley Masters (Silver Medal)…World Grand Prix (Bronze Medal)…Olympic Games. 2003 – Montreux Volley Masters… Russia Tournament…World Grand Prix (Bronze Medal)…NORCECA Zone Championships (Gold Medal)…Texas Tour…World Cup (Bronze Medal). 2002 – Japan Tour…Montreux Volley Masters…Russia Tour…Utah Tour vs. Italy…World Grand Prix (sixth place)…Italy Tour…World Championships (Silver Medal). 2001 – Montreux Volley Masters…World Championship Qualifying Tournament. INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Started all five matches and played in 21 of 22 sets at the Montreux Volley Masters, compiling 3.57 points per set with a 40 kill percent…Averaged 2.71 kills, 0.62 blocks and 2.33 digs per set at Montreux…Averaged 2.86 points with a 52.7 kill percent in 14 sets played at FIVB World Cup, which helped the U.S. earn the silver medal and 2012 Olympic Games qualifica on…Scored 13 points in three-set victory over Kenya, while adding 12 points on in three-set victory over Algeria in which she converted nine of 10 a acks into points. 2009 – Averaged 0.79 points per set during the Pan American Cup, playing 19 sets with one start in seven tournament matches…Turned in a hi ng efficiency of .434 for the Pan American Cup…Started all three matches of the FIVB World Championship Qualifica on Tournament – NORCECA Pool G and helped the U.S. win gold and entry into the 2010 FIVB World Championship…Averaged 3.43 points per set at the World Championship qualifica on event, including 2.43 kills, 0.57 blocks and 0.43 aces per set. 2008 – Led USA in scoring in seven of 14 matches at the FIVB World Grand Prix, including a tournament-high 23 points versus China on July 13…Averaged 3.87 points, 3.40 kills, 0.33 blocks and 0.13 aces per set over the course of the en re World Grand Prix…Ranked fourth in the preliminary round and seventh in the Final Round in Best Spiker…Ranked sixth in preliminary round and eighth in Final Round in Best Scorer…Second-leading USA scorer at the Olympic Games with 102 points, an average of 3.40 points per set and sixth among all Olympic Games par cipants…Added set averages of 2.73 kills, 0.40 blocks and 0.27 aces in leading the U.S. to a silver medal at the Olympic Games… Scored 12 or more points in six of the eight Olympic Games matches, including a high of 19 points versus Japan in the pool opener on Aug. 9…Charted 17 points versus Italy in the quarterfinal round, along with 12 points in a semifinal sweep of Cuba. 2007 – Averaged a team-leading 4.06 points per set during the Pan American Games while accumula ng 51 kills and 42 digs…Selected Best Server of the Pan American Games with a 0.56 ace average…Tallied four double-digit point matches at Pan American Games including 18 against Puerto Rico on July 15, 15 points versus Peru on July 19 in bronze medal match…Played all 36 sets at the opposite posi on during the FIVB World Grand Prix, finishing the preliminary rounds as the tournament’s second leading scorer with 146 points…Averaged 4.06 points and 3.67 kills per set while hi ng .320 for the tournament…Led the U.S. in scoring in five of nine matches during the World Grand Prix, including a season-high 22 points in a three-set upset of top-ranked Russia on Aug. 4…Contributed 2.00 points per set during the NORCECA Championship despite being injured…Hit .370 with 22 kills in 12 sets at the NORCECA Championship…Started 38 of 41 possible sets World Cup providing averages of 3.76 points, 3.32 kills and 0.26 blocks per set…Ranked 10th among all players in Best Scorer category and third in Best Spiker…Led team in scoring in six of 11 World

Cup matches and reached double-figure scoring in all 10 matches played (did not play final match versus Italy)…Sparked Team USA comeback versus Brazil on Nov. 7 with 26 points via 24 kills on 47 swings, one block and an ace…Added 18 points versus Cuba on Nov. 3, with 18 kills on 33 swings. 2006 - Played in every game of the Pan American Cup, scoring 75 points in the tournament…Averaged 3.76 points per set during the World Grand Prix…Led the U.S. in scoring in three of the first four matches of the World Grand Prix. Tallied 24 points versus Dominican Republic on Aug. 16, 22 points versus China on Aug. 25 and 19 points against Italy on Aug. 18…Scored 155 points in 43 sets, including 143 kills, three aces and nine blocks…Averaged 3.60 points, 3.33 kills and 1.33 digs per set…Ranked 16th among all World Championship players in points scored … Scored 20 points versus Netherlands on Nov. 1…Led U.S. in scoring during the World Championshipsin four matches. 2005 – Emerged as a force to be reckoned with on the le side a er she made the switch from opposite to outside hi er early in the year…With Athens outside hi ers Logan Tom, Keba Phipps, Tara Cross-Ba le and Ogonna Nnamani all absent from the Na onal Team for a variety of reasons (beach volleyball, re rement and illness), Haneef made the move to the le and soon became a factor in her new posi on…Played a key role as the U.S. captured the silver medal at the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in Japan in November…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…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…Named the Best Scorer at the NORCECA Con nental Championships following the Americans’ stunning five-set win over Cuba in the gold medal match on Sept. 11… Leading scorer in eight of the 26 matches she played…Also earned a gold medal in August at the FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament as the U.S. qualified for the 2006 World Championship. 2004 – Made her first Olympic appearance in Athens…She was a starter on a team that finished ed for fi h overall a er losing to Brazil in the quarters… She finished 11th overall among all players in scoring with 96 points on 84 kills, six blocks and six aces…Pounded Cuba for a na onal-team record 41 points on 38 kills, two service aces and one block in a fiveset loss at the Yeltsin Cup on April 23. Her 38 kills and 87 swings were also records. 2003 – Helped the U.S. earn the bronze medal at the 2003 World Cup and a berth in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens… Finished fi h on the team in scoring at the World Cup with 101 total points on 93 kills, six blocks and two service aces…For the season she finished fourth on the team in total kills (277) and sixth in total points (312)…She also added 108 digs, 25 blocks and 11 aces. 2002 – Won silver medal at the 2002 FIVB World Championship…Started all 11 matches at the World Championship…Saw extensive ac on on the Japan Tour with the U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Training Team…Led the Training Team with 86 kills. 2001 – Saw limited ac on in six matches early in the 2001 summer season, compe ng in the BCV Volley Masters in Montreux, Switzerland, and in the World Championship Qualifica on Tournament in San Juan, Puerto Rico...Recorded 13 kills in 19 sets and posted a hi ng percentage of .269…Also trained with the U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball A2 team in 1998, 1999 and 2001. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Named to the AVCA All-America first team in 2001 a er leading Long Beach State in kills per game (5.03) as a senior…Guided Long Beach State to a 33-1 record and a runner-up finish at the 2001 NCAA championships…Three- me All-Big West Conference first-team selec on…Posted a hi ng percentage of .406 and also averaged 2.31 digs and 0.73 blocks per game as a senior…Was also a three- me All-American high jumper at Long Beach State…Competed at the 2000 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials, finishing 10th with a jump of 5-10 ¾. PERSONAL: Born Tayyiba Mumtaz Haneef on March 23, 1979 in Upland, Calif….Parents are Mobarik and Patricia Haneef… Husband is Anthony Park…Brother Arshad (1977)…Graduated in May 2001 with a degree in communica on studies...Cousin Tari Phillips formerly played center for the New York Liberty of the Women’s Na onal Basketball Associa on.

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

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

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2008 – Led Penn State to second consecu ve NCAA Division I tle with an undefeated season…Named American Volleyball Coaches Associa on All-America First-Team a er leading the na on with a .486 hi ng efficiency…One of four finalists for the Honda Award for volleyball…Earned fourth consecu ve All-Big Ten Conference award…

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Megan Hodge Outside Hi er * 6-3 Durham, North Carolina College: Penn State Joined Team: February 2010 Last Club: Atom Trefl Sopot MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 - Pan American Cup (Bronze)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...NORCECA Championship (Gold)...FIVB World Cup (Silver). 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 a acks at Pan Am Cup with .287 hi ng 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 hi ng .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 a acks and three blocks… Subbed into five-set rally over Italy and provided 11 digs… Scored 11 kills on 19 a acks in two sets as a reserve helping the U.S. win gold at the NORCECA Women’s Con nental Championship…Hit at a .526 efficiency during the NORCECA Championship…In reserve role at FIVB World Cup, averaged 3.75 points with a 51.6 kill percent and .406 hi ng efficiency while playing 12 sets helping U.S. earn the silver medal and 2012 Olympic Games qualifica on…Tallied 20 points with 15 kills, five aces and 10 digs in start against Kenya. 2010 – Averaged team-leading 5.29 points per set in star ng all three matches of USA’s tour of China…Scored 15 points in exhibi on versus Evergrande on Feb. 2 with 15 kills and nine digs…In pro debut, notched 15 points versus Hong Kong on Jan. 30 with 12 kills on 18 swings and just one error to go with three blocks and five digs…Hit at a .382 efficiency on China Tour and converted 48.5 percent of a acks into kills…Averaged 3.00 digs per set on China Tour…Totaled a team-leading 5.00 points per set in star ng all five matches at the Montreux Volley Masters in which the U.S. won the silver medal…Converted 42.6 percent of a acks into kills at Montreux while adding averages of 0.61 blocks and 1.67 digs per set…Finished Montreux as the fourth leading scorer among all players…Scored double-figures in all five Montreux matches, including a 26-point performance (23 kills, 3 blocks) in a four-set win over Germany on June 9…Tallied 19 points versus Russia on June 11 and 18 points versus China on June 13 in the Montreux gold-medal match…Averaged 3.60 points, 1.87 digs, 3.27 kills, 0.20 aces and 0.13 blocks during the Pan American Cup, despite missing two matches as she traveled to accept her Honda-Broderick Cup award for best female collegiate athlete in any sport for the 2009-2010 season…Converted 13 of 18 errorless a acks into points for a .722 hi ng efficiency against Puerto Rico on June 19… Contributed match-high 16 points with a .414 hi ng efficiency on 29 a acks versus Cuba in bronze-medal match of Pan American Cup on June 26…Contributed 3.31 points per set in 16 sets played at the FIVB World Grand Prix in which the U.S. won the gold medal…Tallied 17 points and 15 digs versus Germany on Aug. 7, followed by a 15-point, 20-dig match against Poland on Aug. 8…Started FIVB World Grand Prix with 14 points and 13 digs in a win over Dominican Republic…Averaged 3.47 points per set while star ng two of four matches on Tour of Brazil…Scored 22 points versus Brazil on Sept. 25, followed by a 20-point match on Sept. 26 in a reserve role…Played in two sets during the FIVB World Championship against Kazakhstan on Nov. 2, scoring a kill on three a acks to go with a dig.

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

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 – Selected co-Honda Broderick Cup Award winner for the best female collegiate athlete in all sports…Named Honda Award winner for Volleyball, AVCA Division I Na onal Player of the Year and ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year as Penn State won its third consecu ve NCAA Division I tle, second of which with an undefeated record… Selected for the fourth me as an

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(Nov. 9) and Brazil (Nov. 10)…Back-to-back double-doubles (kills and digs) versus Netherlands (21-14) and Brazil (21-10). 2008 – Helped the U.S. to a 5-3 record on a tour of China playing teams within the Chinese Volleyball Club system.

Des nee Hooker Opposite * 6-4 San Antonio, Texas College: Texas Joined Team: May 2010 Last Club: Sollys/Nestle Osasco MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 - FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...NORCECA Championship (Gold)...FIVB World Cup (Silver). 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 en re tournament including preliminary rounds, totaled 228 points (234 based on unofficial DataVolley Stats) and held a .357 hi ng 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 interna onal-high 30 points versus Italy (34 based on unofficial DataVolley stats) on Aug. 25…Converted 16 of 23 errorless a acks 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 Con nental Championship tle 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 a acks with a .389 hi ng efficiency…Tallied 16 points in NORCECA gold-medal match against Dominican Republic following an 18-point performance against Cuba with a .519 hi ng efficiency in the semifinals…Helped lead U.S. to FIVB World Cup silver medal and 2012 Olympic Games qualifica on by averaging 5.91 points, 5.13 kills, 0.44 blocks, 0.34 aces and 0.88 digs per set at World Cup…Named World Cup Best Spiker with 49.53 kill percent to go with .419 hi ng efficiency… Scored personal-high 39 points in five-set win over China with 36 kills on 67 swings, two blocks and an ace…Notched 27 points in four-set win over Italy to clinch 2012 Olympic berth…Scored 21 or more points in four of the 11 World Cup matches…Ranked third in Best Scorer (185 points) and ninth in Best Server. 2010 – Playing in her first official tournament with the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team, averaged 4.76 points and 2.46 digs in helping the U.S. win the FIVB World Grand Prix…Ranked fourth in Best Scorer during FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round with 76 points while ranking seventh in Best Spiker with a 38.69 kill percent…Led or ed for team-high point honors in eight of 14 matches at World Grand Prix…For the en re World Grand Prix, converted 41.8 percent of a acks into kills with a .330 hi ng efficiency…Played in 50 of 52 sets, star ng the final 13 matches of the tournament…Reached double-figure kills in 12 of 14 matches at World Grand Prix, including 25-point performances against Germany on Aug. 7 and versus China on Aug. 22…Named MVP of the Hong Kong World Grand Prix preliminary round weekend…Contributed 24 points versus China on Aug. 28…Held a .516 hi ng efficiency 16-031) versus Italy on Aug. 26 as part of a 17-point performance…Averaged 3.29 points per set while playing two of four matches of Tour of Brazil… Totaled 17 points in a reserve role against Brazil on Sept. 29, including 13 kills and four blocks…Started all 11 matches and 40 sets of the FIVB World Championship…Finished fi h in scoring at the FIVB World Championship with 219 points (185 kills, 23 blocks, 11 aces) according to FIVB stats… Converted 45.3 percent of a acks into kills for 11th place at the World Championship, in addi on to a .333 hi ng efficiency on 418 a acks… Also ranked 16th in Best Blocker at the World Championship…Reached 20 or more points in eight of the 11 matches, including the final seven matches of the tournament…Scored 28 points in the bronze-medal match against Japan on Nov. 14…Totaled 27 points versus Thailand in the tournament opener (Oct. 29), 24 points versus Italy (Nov. 7), 23 points versus Russia (Nov. 13) and 21 points versus Cuba (Nov. 3), Netherlands

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 – Selected American Volleyball Coaches Associa on (AVCA) All-America First-Team and Volleyball Magazine AllAmerica First Team and advancing University of Texas to the championship match of the NCAA Division I Tournament before losing to Penn State… Named Most Outstanding Player at the NCAA Division I Volleyball Championship…Selected Big 12 Player of the Year…Finished season with 526 kills (5.26 per set), 47 aces (0.45 per set), 87 blocks (0.84 per set) and 633 points (6.09 per set)…Finished Texas career with 1,821 kills (third most) and a 4.27 kills average (third-best)…Won the 2009 NCAA Indoor High Jump championship and the 2009 NCAA Outdoor High Jump championship, becoming just the second female in NCAA history to win three NCAA Outdoor High Jump tles and the first female high jumper to sweep the indoor and outdoor crowns since 2004. 2008 – Named AVA All-America First-Team, Volleyball Magazine All-America First-Team and Honda Award finalist as one of the top four volleyball players in NCAA Division I…Helped team to the NCAA Division I Championship semifinals as she led the Big 12 in points per set (4.89), ranked second in kills per set (4.1) and seventh in hi ng percentage (.322). 2007 – Selected AVCA All-America Second-Team and Volleyball Magazine All-America SecondTeam…Started 15 of 29 matches and ranked first on the team in solo blocks (31) and kills per game (4.52)…Logged double-digit kills in 27 of 29 matches…Placed third at the NCAA Indoor High Jump event… Won the NCAA Outdoor High Jump championship. 2006 – AVCA All-America honorable men on as a freshman a er tallying 373 kills for a 3.49 kill average…Tallied 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 na onally by PrepVolleyball. com ... 2005 San Antonio Express-News High School Copyrighted USA Volleyball Girls’ Athlete of the Year as a three-sport all-state standout in volleyball, basketball and track and field at Southwest High School ... 2005 San Antonio Express-News Co-Sportswoman of the Year (with her sister, former NCAA track champion Marshevet Hooker) ... all-state, all-region, all-district volleyball outside hi er standout as a junior and senior... averaged 22.8 points, 16.2 rebounds and 7.3 blocks during her final season of high school basketball at Southwest HS ... impressively, was named the team MVP for each squad during her high school career ... 2005 Track and Field News All-American in the high jump ... two- me Texas state champion in the high jump with a then-personal best of 6-0.50 ... captured the high jump in the high school girls’ division at the 2004 and 2005 Texas Relays, as well as the 2004 and 2005 Texas state championships ... four- me Academic All-American. PERSONAL: Born Des nee Dante’ Hooker on Sept. 7, 1987, in Frankfurt, Germany…Parents are Ricky and Marve a Hooker…Sister is Marshevet, who was an NCAA champion, All-American and Big 12 champion in the long jump, sprints and relays at University of Texas from 2004-2006 before turning professional and compe ng in the 2008 Olympics…Graduated high school early to compete one season with sister in track and field at University of Texas...Was a Darrell K. Royal Endowed Centennial Presiden al Scholarship Recipient at University of Texas…majored in applied learning and development at University of Texas.

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Alix Klineman Outside HI er * 6-5 Manha an Beach, Calif. College: Stanford Joined Team: January 2008 Last Club: Scavoli Pesaro MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 - Pan American Games (Bronze). 2008 – China Tour...Pan American Cup (Fi h Place). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 - Scored 15 points in two sets in victory over Mexico in Pan American Games...Averaged 4.83 points in six sets at Pan American Games. 2008 – Contributed 74 points during an eight-match tour of China that included 58 kills and 14 blocks...Credited with 1.92 points per set during the eight matches of the Pan American Cup, including starts in the final two contests...Hit with a .367 efficiency in the Pan American Cup with 34 kills on 79 swings and just five errors... Added a 0.38 block average at the Pan American Cup...Recorded 13 points versus Venezuela in fi h-place match at Pan American Cup. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2010 - Volleyball Magazine Na onal Player of the Year ... Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year ... AVCA and Volleyball Magazine First Team All-American, becoming the program’s eighth fourme All-American ... earned her fourth All-Pac-10 Conference honors ... became just the second Cardinal player ever to record over 2,000 kills, finishing second at Stanford and fi h all- me in Pac-10 history with 2,008 ... led the team and the conference, and ranked second in the na on with 5.55 kills per set and 6.25 points per set ... registered a career-best .372 a ack percentage on the season, ranking fourth in the conference and first among outside hi ers ... became just the eighth player in school history to register both 1,000 career kills (2008) and 1,000 digs (1,125). 2009 - AVCA and Volleyball Magazine Second Team All-America ... an All-Pac-10 and All-Pacific Region member for the third straight year ... appeared in 115 sets for Stanford and led the team for the third consecu ve year with 489 kills (4.25 kps) ... recorded her 1,000th-career kill in the opening set versus Saint Mary’s (9/19) ... ed for second on the team with 10 double-doubles on the season ... posted a new career high with 33 kills against Cal (11/27), in a come-from-behind win to lead the Cardinal to its fourth straight Pac-10 tle. 2008 - A 2008 AVCA First-Team All-American ... a Volleyball Magazine First-Team All-American ... an All-Pacific Region pick ... an All-Pac-10 Team selec on for the second straight year ... appeared in 115 sets for Stanford and led the team with 415 kills (3.61 kps) ... also contributed 14 service aces, 260 digs (2.26 dps) and 65 blocks (0.57 bps) ... posted 11 double-doubles on the year, with six coming in Pac-10 play and three coming in the NCAA Tournament ... ranked among the Pac-10’s top 10 in both kills (6th) and points (7th) ... reached double figures in 26 of the team’s 35 matches and posted double-figure digs 14 mes ... hit .400 or above six mes. 2007 – Selected American Volleyball Coaches Associa on All-America Second Team…Named Volleyball Magazine All-America First Team and Volleyball Magazine Na onal Freshman of the Year...Tabbed AVCA Pacific Region Freshman of the Year and Pac-10 Freshman of the Year...Only freshman to earn a spot on the AVCA AllPacific Region Team...Appeared in 121 games as a star ng outside hi er for Stanford leading the team with 4.12 kills per game (499 total kills)…Hit .276 with 89 blocks on the year...Finished third on the team with 2.69 digs per game ... Second on the team with 28 service aces...Recorded doublefigure kills in 29 matches and had 11 double-doubles on the year...Hit above .400 on 10 occasions…Credited with a career-high 24 kills against UCLA in the NCAA Regional tle match...Turned in 18 kills and 15 digs in the NCAA Na onal Championship match against Penn State (12/15) en route to being named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team.

OTHER USA VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCE: Member of the U.S. Women’s Junior Na onal Team that finished fourth at the 2007 FIVB Junior World Championship…Finished as the second leading scorer of the 2007 FIVB Junior World Championship with 128 points (104 kills, 19 blocks and five aces), fourth in the Best Spiker category with a 39.85 conversion percent and 13th in the Best Digger category with 0.40 digs per set…Led U.S. Women’s Junior Na onal Team to a gold medal at the 2006 NORCECA Women’s Junior Con nental Championship…Averaged a team-leading 4.88 points and 3.88 kills per game in the 2006 NORCECA Championship… Member of the 2005 U.S. Girls’ Youth Na onal Team that finished fourth at the FIVB Youth World Championship…Named the Best Scorer at the FIVB Youth World Championship…Helped the U.S. Girls’ Youth Na onal Team to a gold medal at the 2004 NORCECA Girls’ Youth Con nental Championship. CLUB/PREP CAREER: Led her club teams to two bronze and a silver medal at the USA Junior Olympic Girls’ Volleyball Championships earning alltournament honors all three mes…2006 Gatorade Na onal High School Volleyball Player of the Year…Led Mira Costa High School to three consecu ve California State Championships and three consecu ve CIF Championships…California State Championship most valuable player in 2004 and 2006…Set school records for aces (52) and hi ng percentage (.494) as a senior while leading her team to a number-one na onal ranking… PrepVolleyball.com Senior Player of the Year in 2006 and Sophomore Player of the Year in 2004…Three-Time PrepVolleyball.com High School All-American. PERSONAL: Born Alexandra Klineman on Dec. 30, 1989, in Torrance, Calif.…Parents are Mike and Kathie Klineman…Siblings are brother Max and sister Maddy…A ended Mira Costa High School in Manha an Beach, Calif…Favorite foods are chocolate, Mexican, seafood and sushi…Favorite musical types are reggae, acous c, hip-hop/R&B…Favorite musician is Jack Johnson…Favorite professional team is the Los Angeles Lakers and favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant…Hobbies include listening to music, eating, photography and beach volleyball.

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Jordan Larson Outside Hi er * 6-2 Hooper, Nebraska College: Nebraska Joined Team: June 2009 Last Club: Dinamo Kazan MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth)...Pan American Cup (Bronze)...FIVB World Grand Prix... NORCECA Championship (Gold)...FIVB World Cup (Silver). 2010 – Pan American Cup (Bronze)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)…Tour of Brazil… FIVB World Championship (Fourth). 2009 – Pan American Cup (Fourth)… FIVB World Grand Prix (Ninth)…NORCECA Con nental Championship (Fourth). 2004 – NORCECA Women’s Junior Con nental Championship. (Gold). 2003 – FIVB Girls’ Youth World Championship. INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Averaged 2.15 points per set at the Montreux Volley Masters with just one match start and 20 sets played in…Scored 21 points versus China in the bronze-medal match on June 12, which included 14 kills on 38 swings, five blocks, two aces and 15 digs…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 addi on 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, fi h 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 gold-medal match…Scored 10 or more points in eight World Grand Prix matches while Serving at least four Courtesy of FIVB 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 Con nental Championship…Finished second in Best Receiver and fi h in both Best Scorer and Best Spiker in NORCECA Championship… Converted 49.4 percent of a acks at NORCECA with .367 hi ng efficiency… Tallied 11 kills on 17 a acks with 13 points against Cuba in NORCECA semifinal…Averaged 3.10 points and 1.70 digs per set with 10 of 11 starts in FIVB World Cup leading to the silver medal and 2012 Olympic qualifica on… Scored 17 points in threeset win over Serbia, in addi on to 14 points and nine digs in win over Italy to clinch Olympic berth…Tallied 13 points and 11 digs in win over No. 1 Brazil to start World Cup…Ranked seventh in World Cup Best Receiver with 55.35 efficiency. 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 doublefigure 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 Na onal Team, which included 19 match starts and 79 sets played…Started six of seven matches at the Pan American Cup with 21 sets played…Contributed 77 points at the Pan American Cup as part of a 3.67 scoring average with a 3.29 kill average…Added 0.81 digs and 0.29 ace average…Scored in double-figures in five Pan American Cup matches, including individual high 18 points versus Puerto Rico on June 30…Produced hi ng efficiency of .688 (12 kills, 1 error, 16 a acks) in first match with the senior na onal team against Costa Rica on June 26… Started eight of nine matches during the preliminary rounds of the FIVB World Grand Prix, compe ng in a total of 35 of 36 sets…Averaged 2.20 points and 0.63 digs per set during World Grand Prix…Reached doublefigure scoring in four matches, including 12 points against Dominican Republic on Aug. 7 and Netherlands on Aug. 8…Contributed 10 points in three-set loss to Brazil on Aug. 2…Started five of six matches at NORCECA Con nental Championship, compiling 2.70 points and 1.96 digs per set… Tallied 15 points and 12 digs versus Canada on Sept. 25…Contributed 14 points and 14 digs in five-set loss to Cuba on Sept. 23. OTHER USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2004 - Led the U.S. Junior Na onal Team to a gold medal at the 2004 NORCECA Women’s Junior Con nental Championship, earning MVP and Best Receiver Awards. 2003 – Member of the U.S. Girls’ Youth Na onal Team that par cipated in the FIVB Girls’ Youth World Championship, earning the tournament’s Top Server honor. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Three- me AVCA All-American…Compiled 1,600-career kills and 1,410-career digs at University of Nebraska. 2008 – Named AVCA All-America First-Team a er averaging 3.95 kills, 3.17 digs and 0.34 service aces per set as a senior leading the Huskers to the NCAA na onal semifinals...Chosen Big 12 Player of the Year, as well as the league’s defensive player of the year, marking the first me any player has earned both honors in one year…Held team-high 16 double-doubles this season, including 10 in NU’s last 12 contests. 2007 – Named AVCA All-America Third-Team a er averaging 3.45 kills, 3.18 digs, 0.51 aces and 0.63 blocks per set. 2006 – Chosen AVCA All-America First-Team as a sophomore in leading the Huskers to the NCAA Na onal tle…Averaged 4.13 kills and 3.50 digs per set. 2005 – Named AVCA Central Region Freshman of the Year, Big 12 Freshman of the Year and AVCA All-Central Region honorable men on…Started 34 matches helping the Huskers to the NCAA runner-up finish…Averaged 2.82 kills, 2.79 digs and 0.71 blocks per set. CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS: Earned first team Super-State honors in each of her final three prep seasons at Logan View High School (Nebraska)…Named Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 pick and was ranked the No. 2 player in the country by Prepvolleyball.com. 2005 - Selected AllAmerican while playing for Nebraska Juniors at the USA Junior Olympic Girls’ Volleyball Championship. 2004 - Selected All-American while playing for Nebraska Juniors at the USA Junior Olympic Girls’ Volleyball Championship…Led Logan View to a 25-2 record and a berth in the Class C-1 state semifinals…Established a C-1 record with 501 kills, hi ng .490 with 49 blocks as a senior…Selected Nebraska Gatorade High School Player of the Year honors…Earned Lincoln Journal Star’s Female High School Athlete of the Year for 2003-2004…Selected All-State Second Team in high school girls’ basketball a er leading team to a 21-2 record with averages of 14.8 points and nine rebounds per game. 2003 – Selected AllAmerican while playing for Nebraska Juniors at the USA Junior Olympic Girls’ Volleyball Championship…Paced LVHS to a 25-3 record and a state final appearance, totaling 357 kills on .424 hi ng while serving 158 aces and se ng a C-1 state record with 15.08 kills per game. PERSONAL: Born Jordan Quinn Larson on Oct. 16, 1986, in Fremont, Neb…Parents are Pat and Kae Clough and Kevin Larson…Married Luke Burbach in May 2009…Majored in communica on studies at University of Nebraska.

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Parker School Scholar Athlete of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year for 2006-07... Chosen the 2006 San Diego County CIF Player of the Year...Three- me Coastal League and two- me San Diego Sec on Division IV MVP...Named a PrepVolleyball Finalist and Na onal High School Junior of the Year in 2005...Named MVP of the Division IV State Championships in 2004 and 2005 ...Elected to the San Diego Athle c Hall of Fame in 2005.

Cassidy Lichtman Opposite * 6-1 Poway, California College: Stanford Joined Team: January 2011 Last Club: Aluprof Bielsko-Biala MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Pan American Games (Bronze). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Helped the U.S. to the bronze medal at the Pan American Games as she played in 16 of 17 sets…Averaged 2.50 points and 1.63 digs per set at the Pan American Games…Scored 11 points versus Peru on Oct. 16, in addi on to 10 points versus Dominican Republic in the bronzemedal match on Oct. 20. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2010 – Selected AVCA First Team AllAmerican and Volleyball Magazine Second-Team All-American... Chosen All-Pac-10 Conference pick ...Led the team with 18 doubledoubles on the season, including four triple-doubles, ranking second in the Pac-10...Finished Stanford career with 2,366 assists, ranking eighth all- me in program history...Her 5.17 career assists per set average is 10th overall in school history...Paced the team with 7.92 assists per set, ranked second with 2.83 points per set, third with 2.28 kills per set and fourth with 2.48 digs per set... CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine First Team Academic All-American. 2009 – Selected AVCA All-America First-Team and All-Pac-10…Led team with 22 double-doubles, including 10 triple-doubles on the year...Ranked second on the team with 3.16 kills per set, 2.78 digs per set and 3.55 points per set. 2008 - Earned 2008 All-Pac-10 Honorable Men on a er transi oning into a new se er role a er primarily being a hi er and defensive specialist as a freshman… Appeared in all 118 sets as both a primary se er and a se er/ hi er…Paced the Cardinal with 9.39 assists per set and ranked third on the team with 2.36 digs average and 76. 2007 - Appeared in 90 games, playing roles as both a hi er and defensive specialist in her rookie season.

PERSONAL: Born Cassidy Singer Lichtman on May 25, 1989, in LaJolla, Calif…Parents are Grant and Julie Lichtman…Majored in poli cal science and earned bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in history in 2011…Hobbies include laughing, talking to funny people, learning new things…Favorite foods are berries, sweet potatoes…Favorite Book is the Kite Runner…Favorite music is country and pop…Favorite musical groups are Zac Brown Band and Rascall Flats…Favorite movie is Crash…Favorite actors are Robin Williams and Will Smith…Most admired people are Lisa Sharpley and Foluke Akinradewo because they are “such great athletes, but also just really solid people.”…Happiest moment in life was “being with my teammates at Stanford University.”…An interes ng story about myself is “I couldn’t walk for a while when I was younger and the doctors thought I’d never be able to walk again. Basically I’m a medical mystery and nobody could help me so I just decided to walk anyways. Now it just hurts a lot.”

OTHER USA VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCE: Helped the U.S. Women’s Junior Na onal Team to a fourth-place finish at the 2007 FIVB Women’s Junior World Championship in Thailand. CLUB/PREP CAREER: Competed for San Diego Volleyball Club…A four-year le erwinner in volleyball and a three-year le erwinner in so ball at Francis Parker School in San Diego, Calif., serving as captain of the volleyball squad as a junior and senior... Named two- me PrepVolleyball All-American…Named San Diego County Scholar Athlete of the Year for 2006-07,..Selected the Francis

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leyball.com Fab 50 Selec on for four straight years while playing for Fallbrook High School in Fallbrook, Calif...Named 2005 CIF Player of the Year, 2006 CIF Player of the Year, 2006 San Diego Division I CIF Player of the Year and the 2007 San Diego Division I CIF Player of the Year as the starting se er at Fallbrook....Selected 2006 and 2007 North County Player of the Year and Avocado League MVP...Named Fallbrook High School Female Athlete of the Year for 2006-07...2006 San Diego Hall of Champions Inductee...2007 Andi Collins Outstanding Se er Award...Also a standout track athlete as she was a CIF and state qualifier in the 110-meter hurdles and the long jump, and was the 1998 Long Jump Na onal Champion.

Carli Lloyd Se er * 5-11 Bonsall, California College: California-Berkeley Joined Team: January 2011 Last Club: Yamamay Busto Arsizio MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Pan American Games (Bronze). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Started four of five matches at Pan American Games in helping the U.S. win the bronze medal…averaged 4.67 assists, 1.17 points and 0.50 blocks per set while conver ng six of nine errorless a acks for kills at Pan American Games. OTHER USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2010 – Led U.S. Women’s Naonal A2 Team to the gold medal at the USA Volleyball Open Na onal Championships and selected to the all-tournament team…Became first player to become a three- me selec on for the U.S. Women’s Na onal A2 Program. 2009 – Named all-tournament at the USA Volleyball Open Na onal Championships a er leading her USA A2 squad to the bronze medal. 2008 – Helped her USA A2 squad to the gold medal at the USA Volleyball Open Na onal Championships, earning all-tournament in the process. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2010 - Named American Volleyball Coaches Associa on (AVCA) Division I Player of the Year and All-America First-Team a er leading University of California-Berkeley to a runner-up finish in the NCAA Division I Women’s Na onal Championship...Became second-player in school history to receive three AVCA All-America honors...Set the Golden Bears to a 30-4 overall record...Ranked eighth na onally in assist average at 11.83, leading to a team .308 team a ack efficiency...Added averages of 2.52 digs, 1.08 blocks and 0.97 kills per set...Ranks second in school history and sixth in the Pac-10 with 5,697-career assists and is the third se er to reach at least 1,000-career digs. 2009 - Received her second AVCA All-America Second Team selec on...Named to the NCAA Gainesville Regional All-Tournament team...Recorded nine double-double matches (assists and digs) and set the eighth-best single-season mark for assists at Cal with 1,371...Led the team with 11.24 aps (fi h in the Pac-10 and 23rd in the country) and was second in digs with 2.33 per set. 2008 - Selected to the AVCA All-America Second Team...Named to the AllPac-10 team and the AVCA All-Pacific Region Team... Selected for Pac-10 All-Academic honorable men on...Led the team and ranked third in the na on with 12.00 assists per set, while her 1,392 assists ranked sixth in Cal’s all- me single season records...Second on the team with 281 digs (2.42 dps) and third on the team in service aces (17). 2007 - Earned Pac10 All-Freshman team honors as she led the Bears in total assists with 1,550 (second-best Cal all- me single-season total) and a 12.81 assist per set average...Appeared in 34 matches and all but two of Cal’s 121 sets as a true freshman...Finished the season fourth on the team in total blocks with 111 and logged seven double-double matches.

PERSONAL: Born Carli Ellen Lloyd on Aug. 6, 1989, in Fallbrook, Calif.… Mother’s name is Cindy Lloyd…Father deceased and raised by uncle Galen Tomlinson…Has Brother is Doug Lloyd (1986) and sister is Coral Lloyd (1984)…Grandfather Doug Tomlinson was a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians (1950)…Uncle Galen Tomlinson was part of the show American Gladiators (1987-1994) as the character “Turbo.”… Loves to eat and favorite foods are pizza, chicken parmesan, caesar salad and sushi…Favorite books are any mystery and romance novels…Favorite music categories are country, hip-hop, R&B…Favorite movie is The Notebook among a long list of them…Favorite actress is Rachel McAdams and favorite actor is Johnny Depp…Favorite professional team is the San Diego Chargers (NFL)…Favorite athlete is Steve Prefontaine…Hobbies include reading, working with children, exercise/working out, spending me at the beach…Most admired people are “my uncle Galen Tomlinson and my mom because each of them have sacrificed a lot to be very good parents. They are extremely suppor ve and loving and always do what is best for the family. I hope that one day I can be half of the mother my mom is and I hope to be admired as much as my uncle is by everyone around him. They each make me aspire to be a be er person, but in different ways and I love and respect both of them very much.”…Happiest moment in her volleyball life was “bea ng University of Southern California to advance to the 2010 NCAA Division I Women’s Na onal Championship match.”

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Nancy Metcalf Opposite * 6-1 Hull, Iowa College: Nebraska Joined Team: January 2000 Last Club: Lokomo v Baku 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 Qualifica on Tournament – NORCECA Pool G (Gold)… FIVB World Grand Prix (Ninth)…Final Four Intercon nental Cup (Silver)… NORCECA Con nental Championship (Fourth). 2006 – Pan American Cup (Fourth Place)…World Grand Prix (Seventh Place)…World Championships (Ninth). 2005 – Front Range Tour vs. Brazil…Pan American Cup…World Grand Prix…FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament (Gold Medal)…NORCECA Con nental Championships (Gold Medal)…World Grand Champions Cup (Silver Medal). 2004 – Montreux Volley Masters (Silver Medal)…Pan American Cup (Silver Medal)…World Grand Prix (Bronze Medal)…Olympic Games. 2003 – Montreux Volley Masters… Russia Tournament…Pan American Cup (Gold Medal)…World Grand Prix (Bronze Medal)…NORCECA Zone Championships (Gold Medal)… Texas Tour…World Cup (Bronze Medal). 2002 – Japan Tour…Montreux Volley Masters…Russia Tour…Utah Tour vs. Italy…World Grand Prix (sixth place)…Italy Tour…World Championships (Silver). 1999 – World University Games. INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 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 hi ng 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 a acks with three versus Peru on Aug. 21 in start of the tournament…Played in two sets at the NORCECA Women’s Con nental Championship recording two kills on four a empts. 2010 – Averaged 2.45 points and 2.10 digs in star ng six of seven matches at Pan American Cup in which USA won the bronze medal…Tallied 10 points in sweep of Mexico on June 23…Contributed nine points and seven digs in bronze-medal win over Cuba on June 26 during Pan American Cup…Started two of four matches on Tour of Brazil averaging 1.88 points per set…Suited versus Kazakhstan during the FIVB World Championship, turning a block as part of a double-switch. 2009 – Posted a team-leading 301 points and 3.81 scoring average during the 2009 season…Averaged team-leading 4.65 points per set with 93 points scored at the Pan American Cup…Started six of seven matches at the Pan American Cup adding averages of 3.75 kills, 0.65 blocks, 1.60 digs and 0.25 aces per set…Scored 20 points versus Mexico on June 28, 19 points against Brazil on July 3 and 17 points against Puerto Rico on June 30 at the Pan American Cup…On the FIVB World Championship Qualifica on Tournament –NORCECA Pool G roster, but did not play… Started final six matches and served as captain of final two preliminary weekends of FIVB World Grand Prix…Averaged team-leading 4.25 points per set at the World Grand Prix…Compiled a 37 percent kill ra o during the World Grand Prix with a .241 hi ng efficiency…Scored 20 points versus Dominican Republic on Aug. 7 and 19 points versus Russia on Aug. 14…Played in just two sets versus Netherlands and scored 14 points on Aug. 8…Averaged 2.63 points per set as the USA finished with silver medal at Final Four Intercon nental Cup…Scored 13 points in 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 star ng all six matches of the NORCECA Con nental Championship…Scored 25 points and 10 digs with a .417 hi ng efficiency against Dominican Republic on Sept. 26, followed by a 17-point match against Cuba on Sept. 27…Chalked up 16 points versus Cuba in pool play on Sept. 23. 2006 – Led the team in scoring against Peru (15), Barbados (12), Puerto Rico (27) and the Dominican Republic (12) in the Pan American Cup...Ranked sixth in the best spikers category with a .425 hi ng percentage…Averaged a team-leading 4.19 points per set at the World Grand Prix and ranked third among all players in the tournament through the end of the nine-match preliminary round…Led

the U.S. in scoring in four matches at the World Grand Prix, including a 27-point outburst against Korea on Sept. 2…Tallied 20 kills in four sets versus Brazil on Aug. 26…Averaged 4.25 points, 3.74 kills, 0.30 blocks and 1.33 digs per set during World Championships…Ranked fi h in total points scored at World Championships, leading all U.S. scorers…Ne ed 25 points, all on kills, against Kazakhstan on Oct. 31, in addi on to 20 points against China on Nov. 8, 20 points versus Netherlands on Nov. 1. 2005 – 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 Con nental Championships following the Americans’ stunning five-set win over Cuba in the gold medal match on Sept. 11 that earned Team USA a trip to the upcoming Grand Champions Cup in Japan…Named the MVP and Best Scorer of the FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament (NORCECA D) in August a er helping the USA qualify for 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 ed for fi h overall a er losing to Brazil in the quarterfinals…Finished third overall among all scorers at the Montreux Volley Masters with 84 points (71 kills, 10 blocks, three aces) as Team USA captured the silver medal. 2003 – Helped the 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 ed for third in service aces (19)…Added 127 digs, 29 blocks and a hi ng percentage of .279 in 153 sets…Played professionally for Despar Perugia in Italy. 2002 – Saw extensive ac on on the Japan Tour with the U.S. Women’s Na onal Training Team…Led the Training Team in scoring (106 points) and service aces (13) and finished second in kills (83) on the exhibi on tour…Earned silver medal at the World Championships in Germany. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2001 – AVCA First-Team All-American…NCAA Today’s Top VIII Award… Big 12 Player of the Year… First-Team All-Big 12… ASICS/Volleyball Magazine First-Team All-American…Finished career in Nebraska history third for career kills (1,603), third for a acks (3,741), ninth for block assists (376), and 10th with total blocks (412). 2000 – Redshirted the 2000 season a er training with Na onal Team. 1999 – AVCA First-Team All-American…Big 12 Player of the Year… NCAA Pacific Region All-Tournament Team… Set Nebraska’s school record for kills per game (5.09) and a acks per game (12.17)…Broke the Huskers’ singlematch record for kills with 39. 1998 – AVCA First-Team All-American… ASICS/Volleyball Magazine 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, Kris and Barb, and one brother, Eric…Graduated from Nebraska in December 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in adver sing… Enjoys watching basketball and football…Happiest moment in sports was bea ng 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 le erwinner and team captain at Kalani High School ... Four- me first team all-league selec on and three- me Player of the Year ...2004 Hawaii Gatorade Player of the Year ...Four- me All-State selec on, earning first team honors as a junior and senior ...MVP of the state tournament as a senior ...Led team to three league tles and a third place state finish as a junior ...Team placed fi h in the state tournament as a freshman and senior ...also earned three le ers in basketball.

Tamari Miyashiro Libero * 5-7 Kaneohe, Hawaii College: Washington Joined Team: January 2010 Last Club: Aluprof Bielsko-Biala MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth Place)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...Pan American Games (Bronze)...FIVB World Cup (Silver). 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 exhibi on 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 star ng 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…Played libero in one match during FIVB World Cup, leading to two digs in a victory over Algeria. 2010 - Played in seven sets over threematch Tour of China…Averaged team-leading 4.00 digs per set on Tour of China, including 13 digs versus Evergrande on Feb. 2…Provided a total of 12 digs in 15 sets as a back-row subs tu on during the Montreux Volley Masters…Tallied five digs each against Russia (June 11) and China (June 13) in the gold-medal match…Designated libero in one of seven matches at Pan American Cup, compiling seven digs versus Costa Rica on June 21. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 – Selected AVCA All-American Second Team…Totaled 517 digs as a senior with a 4.92 dig average while playing in 30 matches and 105 sets…Holds University of Washington school record for career digs with 2,382 and 5.36 digs per set. 2008 – Named Na onal Defensive Player of the Year by UnderArmour/Volleyball Magazine ... Second team AVCA All-America ... First-team All-Pac-10 ... Led the Pac-10 and finished 16th in the na on in digs (5.14 dps) ... Played in all 114 sets and all 32 matches. 2007 – Named Na onal Defensive Player of the Year by Asics/Volleyball Magazine ... Selected third team AVCA All-American and honorable men on Asics/Volleyball Magazine All-American ... FirstTeam All-Pac-10 ... one of three Huskies to see ac on in every game ... second in the conference and 32nd na onally in digs at 5.65 digs per set ... her 622 digs is the third-best single-season mark in UW history. 2006 – Sea le Regional All-Tournament Team ... All-Pac-10 honorable men on ... Pac-10 All-Freshman team ... played in all 34 matches as Washington’s libero averaging 5.57 digs per game. 2005 – Redshirted CLUB/PREP CAREER: Played club volleyball for the Asics Rainbows under Aven Lee and Luis Ramirez ...Club team placed eighth at the 2002 Davis Fes val and ninth at the 2001 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior Na onal

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

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

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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 Sco -Arruda Middle Blocker * 6-2 Baton Rouge, Louisiana College: Long Beach State Joined Team: May 1994 Last Club: Sao Bernardo MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 - FIVB World Cup (Silver). 2009 – Pan American Cup (Fourth)…FIVB World Championship Qualifica on Tournament – NORCECA Pool G (Gold)…NORCECA Con nental Championship (4th). 2008 – U.S. Olympic Team Exhibi on 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…World Grand Prix (sixth place)…Italy Tour…World Championships (Silver Medal). 2001 – World Courtesy of FIVB

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – A er missing all of 2010 season to give birth to her first child, played 21 sets with two matches starts at the FIVB World Cup helping the U.S. to a silver medal and 2012 Olympic Games qualifica on…Scored nine points off the bench against No. 1 Brazil in the World Cup opener, including seven kills on 15 errorless a acks with two blocks…Converted 51.9 percent of a acks at World Cup with a .500 hi ng efficiency (27-1-52)…Averaged 1.62 points at World Cup. 2009 – Played in 48 sets in limited ac on, 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 a acks into kills…Started all three matches of the FIVB World Championship Qualifica on Tournament – NORCECA Pool G third-round compe on 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 conver ng eight of 11 a acks into kills… Averaged 1.68 points per set during NORCECA Con nental Championship in five starts and 19 sets played…Totaled 11 points with a .444 hi ng efficiency against Dominican Republic on Sept. 26. 2008 – Played and started 12 of 15 possible sets in three-match series versus Brazil June 1114…Averaged 2.58 points per set, including 0.83 blocks and 0.25 aces per set…A acked at a .400 efficiency (kills minus errors divided by a acks) 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 a acks into kills at World Grand Prix, including a .545 hi ng efficiency, but did not qualify for the Best Spiker award in the Final Round due to minimum a empts…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 a acks against Italy in the quarterfinal round on Aug. 19. 2007 – Flag bearer for the U.S. delega on at the Pan American Games…Averaged 3.38 points and 1.00 digs per set at Pan American Games while a acking 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…A acked at a .381 mark during the World Grand Prix on 155 swings…Averaged 3.31 points per set at the NORCECA Championship while a acking at a .453 percentage…Turned in 2.25 kills, 0.88 blocks and 0.19 aces per set at NORCECA Championship…Moved to outside hi er 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 a ack percentage during the World Cup on 140 a acks…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 star ng 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 kills and four blocks for 15 points against China on Aug. 25…Compiled a .579 a ack percentage for

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the World Grand Prix…Produced a .764 hi ng percentage with 13 kills against Thailand on Sept. 1, followed by a .714 a ack 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 ac on at the World Championships…A acked 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 ninth-place 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 matchhigh-tying 21 points as Team USA upset Cuba in five sets to win its thirdstraight 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 ed for fi h overall a er losing to Brazil in the tournament quarterfinals…Finished ed for first on the team in total blocks in Athens with 15 and ed 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 Sco played in 128 of a possible 163 sets and finished first on the team in blocks (89) and hi ng percentage (.486)…Ranked second on the squad in total points (433) and points per set (3.38), third in total kills

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(326) and ed for fi h 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 a er 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 a er 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 hi ng percentage (.347)…Earned the MVP honor at the NIKE Americas’ Volleyball Challenge a er pos ng 36 kills, 17 digs, 15 blocks and a .359 hi ng 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 fourset upset of Brazil...Led the team in kills (133), blocks (37) and hi ng 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 hi ng 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 star ng middle blocker posi on 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 tle with victories over Cuba, Brazil and China. Saw extensive playing me off the bench. 1994 – Joined the team on a full- me 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- me American Volleyball Coaches Associa on First-Team All-American…Finished career as all- me NCAA career hi ng 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 allconference accolades in two sports in one season. 1993 – Led the 49ers to the NCAA Championships…AVCA and Volleyball Magazine Na onal Player of the Year…Honda Award recipient as na on’s best female volleyball player… Big West Conference Player of the Year…Led the country in hi ng percentage. 1992 – AVCA and Volleyball Monthly FirstTeam All-American…AVCA All-Northwest Region…Big West Conference Player of the Year ... Helped the 49ers reach the na onal semifinals ... Led the country in hi ng percentage. 1991 – AVCA First-Team All-American. Asics/Volleyball Monthly Second-Team All-American… Helped the 49ers reach the NCAA Championship match. PERSONAL: Danielle Sco was born Oct. 1, 1972 to Charles Young and Vera Sco …Married to Eduardo Arruda (pronounced Ah-who-da)...Gave birth to daughter Julianne Arruda on April 17, 2010...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”… Earned All-Big West honors in basketball at Long Beach State…Lists “The Color Purple” as her favorite movie and the Los Angeles Lakers as her favorite sports teams...Writes a blog that can be found at h p://www. danielle-sco .com/wordpress/index.php within her personal web site of h p://www.danielle-sco .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 Se er * 5-9 Barrington, Illinois College: UCLA Joined Team: February 2008 Last Club: Rabita Baku

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

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

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

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

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Stacy Sykora Libero * 5-10 Burleson, Texas College: Texas A&M Joined Team: December 1998 Last Club: Volei Futuro 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 Qualifica on Tournament – NORCECA Pool G (Gold)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Ninth)…Final Four Intercon nental Cup (Silver)…NORCECA Con nental Championship (Fourth). 2008 – Pan American Cup (Fi h Place)…U.S. Olympic Team Exhibi on 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 (Fi h 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 compe ng 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 a er averaging 7.13 digs and excellent service recep ons 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 resul ng 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 Qualifica on Tournament – NORCECA Pool G…Helped U.S. win gold and berth into 2010 FIVB World Championship a er earning Best Libero, Best Digger and Best Receiver at qualifying tournament…Averaged 5.00 digs per set at the qualifying tournament, in addi on 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 du es at the Final Four Intercon nental 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 Con nental 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 posi ve serve receive percentage on 85 a empts 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 a er 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 cri cal late set situa ons, helping the USA to a silver medal in the event…In limited me on the court, averaged 0.55 digs per set and provided a 55 percent excellent serve recep on 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 fi h 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 posi on. 2001 – Earned the Best Libero award at the Montreux Volley Masters a er domina ng both the serve-receive and digging sta s cal 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 consecu ve 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 interna onal playing me 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 Men on All-America...First-Team All-Big 12... MVP of the Georgia Invita onal...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 ac on 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 par cipated in track (1995-96) and basketball (1996-97) in addi on to volleyball…Won Southwest Conference heptathlon championship in 1996 while at Texas A&M…Named a finalist for 2011 Women’s Sports Founda on Sportswoman of the Year…Hobbies include art and music with Dolly Parton being her favorite musical ar st… 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 na onal team and happiest moment in sports was defea ng Korea in the 2000 Olympic Games. Courtesy of FIVB

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Jennifer Tamas Middle Blocker * 6-4 Milpitas, California College: Pacific Joined Team: June 2001 Last Club: Azerrail Baku MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth)...Pan American Cup (Bronze)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...NORCECA Championship (Gold)...FIVB World Cup (Silver). 2010 – Montreux Volley Masters (Silver Medal)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold Medal)…Tour of Brazil…FIVB World Championship (Fourth). 2008 – U.S. Olympic Team Exhibi on for Volleyball versus Brazil…FIVB World Grand Prix (Fourth)…Olympic Games (Silver). 2007 – Pan American Cup (Fourth)…World Grand Prix (Eighth)…NORCECA Championship (Silver)… FIVB World Cup (Bronze). 2006 – Pan American Cup (Fourth)... World Grand Prix (Seventh)…World Championships (Ninth). 2005 – Front Range Tour vs. Brazil…Pan American Cup…World Grand Prix…FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament (Gold)…NORCECA Con nental Championships (Gold)…World Grand Champions Cup. 2003 – Pan American Games (Bronze). 2002 – Pan American Cup. INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Started all five matches of the Montreux Volley Masters, compiling 2.14 points and 0.64 digs per set with a .446 hi ng efficiency…Scored 10 or more points in last four matches of the Montreux Volley Masters…Converted 11 of 15 a acks versus Germany on June 9…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 hi ng efficiency during Pan Am Cup with 54.7 kill percent…Converted 70 percent (7-10) a acks for kills versus Cuba in bronze-medal match as part of .500 hi ng 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 Con nental Championship…Scored two kills on five a empts during FIVB World Cup victory over Kenya. 2010 – Served as captain of the U.S. team that won the silver medal at the Montreux Volley Masters… Averaged 2.59 points at the Montreux Volley Masters while star ng four of the five matches and 17 of the 18 sets…Converted 56.4 percent of a acks with a .455 hi ng efficiency during the Montreux Volley Masters, including a .688 hi ng efficiency (12-1-16) versus Russia on June 11 leading to 16 points…Averaged 0.71 blocks during the Montreux event… Served as captain of the U.S. squad that won the FIVB World Grand Prix… Played in three sets during the World Grand Prix compiling two points versus Germany on Aug. 7 and three points versus Thailand on Aug. 14…Averaged 2.21 points per set and converted 51.2 percent of a acks while star ng three of four matches on Tour of Brazil…Played in seven sets during the FIVB World Championship…Scored nine points with 7-of11 errorless hi ng in addi on to two blocks in bronze medal match against Japan on Nov. 14…Scored five points in final set versus Brazil on Nov. 10, including 4-of-4 hi ng. 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 a ack efficiency…Started eight of nine sets played in the opening preliminary weekend of the World Grand Prix…Averaged 3.11 points with 2.78 kills and 0.33 blocks per set…Compiled a .511 hi ng efficiency on 45 swings and just two errors…Played a reserve role at the Olympic Games to assist the USA to a silver medal, its first medal-stand appearance since 1992…Contributed key points coming off the bench versus Venezuela on Aug. 13, which included four blocks and three kills in three sets…Added three kills and a block off the bench versus Poland on Aug. 17. Tallied six kills on 18 a acks during the Olympics to go with five blocks in six sets played (four started). 2007 – Averaged 2.40 points per set during Pan American Cup and only non-libero to play in all 25 sets…Produced 15 points, including interna onal career-high five blocks, versus Dominican Republic on June 29…Started seven of nine matches at World Grand Prix, averaging 1.70 points per set…A acked at a .411 clip during the World Grand Prix on 56 swings…Averaged 2.86 points per set

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

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sists in 13 sets during the Pan American Games, in addi on to four aces and four blocks…Averaged 2.69 digs per set on defense at Pan American Games…Recorded 29 assists, three aces and two blocks in bronze medal match against Peru on July 19…Played in 10 sets of the World Grand Prix, mostly as a situa onal subs tuon late in sets…Provided eight assists for the U.S. at the World Grand Prix.

Courtney Thompson Se er * 5-8 Kent, Wash. College: Washington Joined Team: June 2007 Last Club: Catano 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 Qualifica on Tournament – NORCECA Pool G (Gold)…FIVB World Grand Prix (9th). 2007 – Pan American Cup (Fourth Place), Pan American Games (Bronze Medal), World Grand Prix (Eighth Place). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 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 a empts at Montreux producing a 45 kill percent on set a empts…Averaged 1.14 digs per set during Montreux…Played in 13 sets of the Pan American Cup as the setter in the double-switch…Contributed 26 running sets in limited ac on at the Pan American Cup…Served USA to a 14-0 lead in the third set against Costa Rica on June 21, which included two aces. 2009 – Split me at se er at the Pan American Cup, coming off the bench in 17 sets to contribute 2.47 assists per set…Added five points (2 aces, 3 blocks) in the Pan American Cup…Started two of three matches at the FIVB World Championship Qualifica on Tournament – NORCECA Pool G and led the U.S. to the gold and qualifica on into the 2010 FIVB World Championship…Named Best Se er and Best Server at the qualifying event, averaging 5.17 assists and 1.33 aces per set…Averaged 1.50 points per set at the qualifying tournament…Turned in four aces in key match against Costa Rica on July 8 to clinch World Championship berth…Started final seven matches of the FIVB World Grand Prix preliminary weekends, compe ng in 34 of 36 sets…Averaged 5.82 assists, 1.26 digs and 0.41 points during the World Grand Prix…Came off the bench to lead USA to five-set comeback against Puerto Rico on Aug. 1 with 18 assists, 15 digs and five points (3 aces, 2 blocks)… Tallied at least 30 assists in three matches, including 35 assists in a three-set victory over Puerto Rico on Aug. 15. 2007 – Played in 15 sets during Pan American Cup, including one set start against Brazil on June 28…Played in all five match of the Pan American Games, including starts in the final three contests…Tallied 81 as-

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Thompson, a three- me AVCA All-America First-Team selec on playing for the University of Washington, set the Pacific-10 Conference record with 6,552 assists for third best in NCAA Division I history…Set the NCAA record for career assists per game with 14.56…Concluded her career with a schoolbest 450 starts leading to three appearances in the NCAA Division I Tournament na onal semifinals and one regional final…Added 1,059-career digs for sixth-best in school history…As a junior, she earned the Honda Sports Award for best volleyball player a er leading the Huskies to their first na onal championship…Received a ESPY Top Female College Athlete nomina on in 2005… As a senior, she again was a finalist for the Honda Sports Award as she set the Huskies to a .281 team a ack percentage on 14.50 assists per game…Thompson is a three- me ESPN The Magazine Academic AllCopyrighted USA Volleyball 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…A ended University of Washington from 2003 to 2006 majoring in business administraon...Lists her brothers as most admired persons because they are the most amazing people…Favorite professional team is Sea le Mariners…Favorite musical group is U2 and favorite book is “Tuesdays with Morrie”…Favorite movies are Braveheart, No ng Hill, The Li le Mermaid…Favorite moment in sports was winning the NCAA Division I na onal tle in 2005 while playing for University of Washington…Earned valedictorian honors at Kentlake High School in Kent, Wash.…She led her high school to three state championships, earning 2002 Washington State Player of the Year honors as well as all-state in basketball as a senior.

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Logan Tom Outside Hi er * 6-1 Salt Lake City, Utah College: Stanford Joined Team: January 2000 Last Club: Fenerbahce Universal MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 - FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...NORCECA Championship (Gold)...FIVB World Cup (Silver). 2010 - FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)…FIVB World Championship (Fourth). 2008 – U.S. Olympic Team Exhibi on for Volleyball versus Brazil…FIVB World Grand Prix (Fourth)… Olympic Games (Silver). 2007 – FIVB World Cup (Bronze). 2004 – World Grand Prix (Bronze)…Olympic Games. 2003 – Montreux Volley Masters…Russia Tournament…Pan American Cup (Gold)… World Grand Prix (Bronze)… NORCECA Zone Championships (Gold)…Texas Tour…World Cup (Bronze). 2002 – Montreux Volley Masters…Russia Tour…Utah Tour vs. Italy…World Grand Prix (sixth place)…World Championships (Silver). 2001 – Montreux Volley Masters…World Championships Qualifying (Gold)…World Grand Prix (Gold). 2000 – BCV Volley Masters...Brazil Trip...Grand Prix... Japan Tour...Olympic Games...Russia Trip. 1999 – Junior World Championships. 1998 – Dominican Republic Trip…Junior NORCECA World Championship Qualifier…NORCECA World Championship Qualifier. 1997 – Junior Brazil Trip…Junior Canada Tour. INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 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 Con nental Championship… Named the Best Server at the NORCECA Championship while also ranking eighth in Best Scorer and fi h in Best Receiver…Converted seven of 11 a acks for kills in NORCECA gold-medal match against Dominican Republic…Started 10 of 11 matches during FIVB World Cup helping the U.S. to the silver medal and 2012 Olympic Games qualifica on…Averaged 2.85 points, 0.39 blocks, 0.24 aces and 1.70 digs per set during World Cup…Tallied 14 kills and 10 digs in World Cup-opening victory over No. 1 Brazil…Tallied 14 points in win over Italy to clinch Olympic spot in 2012…Ranked ninth in Best Receiver at World Cup. 2010 – Averaged 3.38 points, 2.59 digs, 2.77 kills, 0.36 blocks and 0.26 aces in helping the U.S. to the FIVB World Grand Prix gold medal…Tallied 20 points versus Italy on Aug. 13 in first match with the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team since the 2008 Olympic Games…Averaged 3.42 points and 2.89 digs during the FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round…Reached 20 points versus Poland on Aug. 25 in five-set win…Reached 15 points and 13 digs in five-set win over Brazil on Aug. 27…Tied for ninth in scoring during FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round, in addi on to fi h in receiving (43.26 efficiency percent), seventh in digging and 15th in Blocking…Started all 11 matches and 40 sets for the U.S. at the FIVB World Championship…Provided eight double-doubles (kills and digs) as she averaged 3.28 kills and 3.30 digs, in addi on to a 3.85 point averaged…Named Best Receiver of the FIVB World Championship compiling 178 excellent service recep ons on 287 a empts for a 57.49 efficiency percent…Scored 20 points against both Cuba (Nov. 3) and Germany (Oct. 31) at the World Championship…Ranked 17th in scoring at the World Championship, along with 13th in Best Digger. 2008 – Started and

played all five sets in June 11 exhibi on versus Brazil, compiling a match-high 23 points on 20 kills, two aces and a block…Totaled two kills versus Brazil in limited ac on on June 13…Averaged 3.45 points, 2.78 kills, 0.43 blocks, 0.25 aces and 1.38 digs per set at the FIVB World Grand Prix…Finished the World Grand Prix Final Round as the second leading scorer in the tournament with 78 points and converted 35.1 percent of her a acks for 14th place…Averaged 0.23 aces per set in the Final Round for seventh place and held a 50.00 efficiency ra ng for seventh place in Best Receiver category…Recorded 20 points versus China on July 13 and 19 points versus Japan on July 10 in the World Grand Prix Final Round…Named Best Scorer at the 2008 Olympic Games with a total of 124 points scored as part of a 3.76 scoring average per set…One of two Americans to start all 33 sets during the Olympic Games, the most of any compe tor at the event…Averaged 2.91 kills, 0.24 aces, 0.58 blocks and 2.09 digs per set while compiling a 51.0 excellent service recep on percent…Ranked eighth in the Olympic Games in Best Blocker…Scored 25 points in the pool finale against Poland on Aug. 17 with 18 kills on 39 swings, six blocks and an ace to go with 13 digs…Contributed 19 points versus Italy in the Olympic Games quarterfinals on Aug. 19, including 14 kills, three blocks and two aces…Charted 14 kills, two blocks and two aces as part of an 18-point performance versus China on Aug. 15… Added 11 points, 10 digs and 15 excellent service recep ons on 19 errorless a empts in a 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 interna onal tournament with Team USA in nearly three years… Averaged 3.35 kills, 0.65 blocks, 1.95 digs and 0.10 aces per set at the World Cup while star ng 40 of 41 sets...Provided a .306 a ack percentage on 317 swings during the World Cup…Tied for third best scorer at World Cup, 13th in Best Spiker, sixth in Best Blocker and 13th in Best Digger…Led Team USA in scoring in seven of 11 matches with a personal high of 23 points versus Serbia on Nov. 14…Added 18 points versus Cuba on Nov. 3. 2004 – Made her second-straight Olympic appearance in Athens, Greece, helping Team USA to a fi h-place finish…Named MVP and Best Server of the World Grand Prix a er leading all players in scoring with 224 points in 13 matches (179 kills, 24 blocks and 21 service aces). 2003 – Helped U.S. earn the bronze at the FIVB World Cup and a berth in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games…Finished second on the team and 14th overall with 138 total points in 11 matches (109 kills, 17 blocks, 12 aces) as the United States went 8-3…On the year she led Team USA in points (571), points per set (3.71), kills (432), and service aces (67)…Ranked second in blocks (73) and digs (281)… Named Best Receiver at the Montreux Volley Masters and the Pan American Cup…Captured Best Server honors at the Yeltsin Cup in Russia… 2002 – Won silver medal at the 2002 FIVB World Championship, star ng all 11 matches and averaging a team-leading 14 points per match… Finished sixth among all players in the world with 154 total points. 2001 – Played a big key as the women won the World Grand Prix for the first me since 1995…Posted 14 kills and two blocks in the championship match as the U.S. beat China… Had a team-high nine blocks as the women beat Russia 3-2 to advance to the championship match… Led the U.S. with 17 kills as it defeated Brazil Copyrighted USA Volleyball

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in four games to advance to the semifinal round…Led U.S. in scoring in each of its three wins as it qualified for the 2002 World Championship by sweeping the qualifica on tournament with wins over Mexico, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico. 2000 – Finished her first full year on the na onal team leading the team in aces (30) and finishing second in kills (396) and blocks (58)...Played like a veteran at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, pos ng 96 kills, 64 digs, 17 blocks and eight aces...Put down three of the last five points in the USA’s five-set victory over Korea in the quarterfinals...Second on the squad with 105 kills and 70 digs at the World Grand Prix... Posted a team-leading 35 kills on the Australia Tour...Led the team with 66 kills, 47 digs, eight blocks and five aces on the Russia Trip... In 16 sets on the Japan Tour had 47 kills, 33 digs, 13 blocks and four aces...Second on the squad with 38 kills on the Brazil Trip. 1999 – Led the team and ranked second in the tournament in scoring at the Women’s Junior World Championships. 1998 – Played with the na onal team at the NORCECA World Championship Qualifier and the Dominican Republic Tour…Also led the junior team to the NORCECA World Championship Qualifier tle. 1997 – Played in her first interna onal compe on with the junior na onal team on the Brazil Trip. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: A ended Stanford University 1999-2002 and is one of only three players ever to earn American Volleyball Coaches Associa on (AVCA) All-America First-Team all four years. 2002 – Named AVCA Na onal Player of the Year for the second straight year and earned first-team AVCA All-America honors en route to guiding Stanford to the NCAA Division I na onal championship match, where the Cardinal lost to USC…Captured

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

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Stacy Sykora Staying on Course for Recovery A er 36 days of in-pa ent hospital care, Stacy Sykora made an emo onal return to her teammates just hours following her release from the hospital a er recovering from serious injuries sustained in a bus accident in Brazil on April 12. On her first day out of the hospital on May 19, Sykora went to what is familiar to her – the American Sports Centers where the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team trains in Anaheim, Calif. Sykora (Burleson, Texas), the Best Libero at the 2010 FIVB World Volleyball Championship and a three- me U.S. Olympic Volleyball Team member, con nues her rehabilita on a er in-pa ent hospital care in both Brazil and the United States. “To come here this morning and see my teammates – they are my family, they are my sisters, they are the people that I love to death,” Sykora said of returning to the gym for the first me. “To come back to my family and my life and everything that I have Courtesy of FIVB ever known has been amazing. When you have a serious injury like this, everything means more to you than back in the day. This means so much to me. It is incredible how great it has been today. I can’t even tell how great it was. It was like I was on a number 10 of 10 of an emo onal happiness high today.” The bus accident occurred in rainy condi ons as her Brazilian professional volleyball club Volei Futuro was traveling to the gymnasium to compete in the first match of the best-of-three semifinal round Superliga playoff. Based on reports, the bus pped onto its side a er hi ng a guardrail separa ng the highway and an off-ramp. Sykora was the most seriously injured person traveling in the bus. “I do not remember the accident,” Sykora said. “Luckily, there were only very few of us actually injured in the accident, and unfortunately I was the worst. I had hit my head that resulted in a cut on my forehead as well as an internal injury. I would like to keep the specifics of my injuries private, but am happy to share that I am expected to recover fully. This has been a scary situa on, but also an event in my life that I have learned a lot from.” Yet, for the iconic member of the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team, Sykora is taking her con nued rehabilita on one step at a me. “We are not going to rush it,” Sykora said. “I am spending three days a week at the hospital working on specific brain injury deficit, such as minor issues I am having with my vision, cogni ve memory and so on. The other days of the week I am with my team in Anaheim and working with the sports medicine staff here. Allin-all, I am ge ng the gamete of therapy and can tell it is helping

every day! I remain pa ent and op mis c, but as you can imagine as an Olympian, it is hard to be pa ent and away from the sport that you love so much.” Under the care of U.S. Women’s Na onal Team physician Dr. Chris Koutures and Na onal Team Athle c Trainer Jill Wosmek, Sykora’s rehab plan will seek to get her back into shape in more ways than one. “The en re medical staff has been awed by Stacy’s hard work and tremendous progress - it is inspiring to talk with her and see how passionate she is about her recovery,” Dr. Koutures said. Sykora, who was released from her Brazilian hospital on May 7 to return to the United States, had been con nuing her remarkable recovery at Casa Colina in Pomona, Calif. Sykora thinks she can possibly come back even stronger. “If you ask me, I am going to be be er,” Sykora said. “I might not be great physically, you never know. I am saying I am going to be be er because mentally I feel stronger. For me I have pictures and memories right now that make me remember every single day to take advantage of this day. This day is so important. It could be your last day to ever play again. I love volleyball so much. It is the only thing that I have done. When I got here in 1999, I have been here. It is the one thing I know and love and give everything for. I love the people on the team.” 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 un l I have to. I really feel like I am going to give 100 percent every day to come back. I am going to work my tail off every day in prac ce.” Story by Bill Kauffman, USA Volleyball associate director of communica ons

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Volleyball Glossary 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 a empt by a player or players to interrupt the ball before, as or just a er 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.

Ace - a served ball that directly results in a point.

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 o en, 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 hi ng 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 a acker 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, par cularly from a spike a empt. Dink - a very so ly-hit spike; ball played just over the net or the blockers hands.

Quick - the first of the three a ack op ons. The a acker contacts the ball immediately a er it is released from the se er’s hands. Red card - a severe sanc on given by the up-referee. Roof - to block a spike, usually straight down and for a point. Screening - an a empt by a player to conceal the start of a teammate’s serve by obstruc ng an opponent’s line of sight. Screening is illegal. Seams - the space between the blockers and between back-court defenders. Set – the act of ge ng the ball into the posi on for the hi ers to a ack the ball. Usually done overhead with two hands. Se er – the team quarterback. A empts to “set” every second contact for his/her hi ers to a ack. Serve - the act of pu ng the ball into play. Shank - to pass the ball badly. Six Pack - another term for ge ng 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).

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.

Sizzle the Pits - a spike that goes under, and past, the armpits of a big block.

Dump - when the se er, instead of se ng the hi ers, a acks the ball over the net.

Slide - a movement from an a acker’s serve receive posi on 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 a ack and must yield by passing over the net.

Tool - when a ball is inten onally 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 contac ng one of the players.

Joust - when two players on opposing sides a empt 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 a ack that results in an immediate point.

Yellow card - a first sanc on given by the up-referee, cost the sanc oned team a point.

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

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gaining their first interna onal experience. Later in the year, the Americans placed ninth at the FIVB World Grand Prix u lizing a roster of only three Olympians. The U.S. earned the silver medal at the Final Four Intercon nental Cup, losing to Brazil in the tle match. Team USA ended the year with a fourth-place finish at the NORCECA Women’s Con nental Championship with all three losses coming in five-set heartbreakers.

Hugh McCutcheon Head Coach * (2009-present) Home: Christchurch, New Zealand Resides: Irvine, Calif.

A er the 2012 Olympic Games, McCutcheon will assume the role as head women’s volleyball coach at the University of Minnesota, a posi on he accepted in February 2011.

Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) has mentored the U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball team program to an 85-37 record in his three years a er leading the U.S. Men’s Na onal Volleyball Team program to the 2008 Olympic Games gold medal. Coun ng his 107-33 record leading the U.S. Men’s program from 2005 to 2008, McCutcheon holds a combined record of 192-70 with USA Volleyball.

Less than four months a er leading the U.S. Men’s Olympic Volleyball Team to a gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing en route to being named the 2008 USOC Na onal Coach of the Year, McCutcheon accepted the head coach posi on of the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team for the 2009-2012 Olympic quadrennial, USA Volleyball Chief Execu ve Officer Doug Beal announced on Dec. 15, 2008.

In the past two seasons with the women’s program, McCutcheon has guided the U.S. to a 67-23 record with podium finishes in seven tournaments. He ended his third year as head coach by leading the squad to the silver medal at the 2011 FIVB World Cup, which qualified the team into the 2012 Olympic Games.

“This is a great opportunity for me to further develop professionally. I’m excited by the challenges this change presents, and I’m op mis c that some of the knowledge we’ve acquired with the men’s program can translate to the women,” McCutcheon said in regards to changing roles to the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team. “There will be differences in systems and aspects of developing team culture but, at the end of the day, the fundamental principles of volleyball are not gender-specific.”

The U.S., currently ranked No. 1 in the world a er over-taking Brazil in November of 2011, finished the 2011 season with a 39-10 record. Among the team’s highlights were picking up the silver medal at the FIVB World Cup, their second consecu ve FIVB World Grand Prix tle, capturing the NORCECA Women’s Con nental Championship and winning the bronze medal at the Pan American Cup. Des nee Hooker captured the FIVB World Grand Prix most valuable player award, marking the second different American player to take the honor in consecu ve seasons. Team USA knocked off Brazil twice in 2011, along with three wins over World Cup champion Italy and two wins over China (seven wins over 2012 Olympic Games qualified teams). Overall, the U.S. scored an 11-match victory improvement over 2010 and a 21-victory improvement from two years ago. Team USA finished the 2010 season with a 28-13 record – a 10-match improvement in the victory column from last season. The U.S. claimed the silver medal at the Montreux Volley Masters and the bronze at the Pan American Cup in June 2010. Using a star ng lineup of two rookies and four players with less than two years experience, the Americans earned the 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix gold medal. Foluke Akinradewo was named the 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix most valuable player. The 2010 season was capped by a fourth-place finish at the FIVB World Championship. Through his first three years, McCutcheon con nues to develop a unit built around both established veterans and young players capable of compe ng on the interna onal scene. He has brought in over 50 players into the gym for evalua on and over half have been part of an interna onal trip represen ng the USA. In his first year leading the squad, McCutcheon was able to evaluate 30 players in interna onal compe ons along with training several other players who were new or returning to the program a er an absence. With the mix of youth and veterans, Team USA finished 2009 with an 18-14 record and provided vast experience for a young roster. During the year, McCutcheon also took on the role of spokesperson for Human Op ons, which aims to create awareness of domes c violence. The squad qualified for the 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix and 2010 FIVB World Championship based on results in 2009. The U.S. won the FIVB World Championship – NORCECA Group G third-round pool to advance to the 2010 FIVB World Championship. It also placed fourth at the Pan American Cup held June 26-July 4 at Miami with several newcomers

“Hugh proved throughout the past quadrennial his abili es as a great coach, mo vator and program manager,” Beal said. “The direc on he provided allowed our men to steadily climb into posi on to be champions. Rarely has a team been so good so o en under such intense pressure as they were in Beijing. I look forward to him bringing his talents, abili es, personality and philosophy to our women’s program! USA Volleyball is indeed fortunate and pleased to be able to retain Hugh within our na onal team structure.” Beal notes this is not an uncommon situa on in interna onal or professional volleyball. There are many examples of coaches moving from one gender to the other, most notably Jose Roberto Guimaraes (Ze Roberto), who led the Brazilian men’s team to the gold medal at the 1992 Olympic Games, and matched that success by leading the Brazilian women to the gold medal in Beijing. “Successful coaches are successful coaches,” Beal said. “I have every confidence that Hugh can learn the differences that surely exist between genders and apply his philosophy to our women’s team in a posi ve way.” As the head coach of the U.S. Men’s Na onal Team at the 2008 Olympic Games, McCutcheon, 39, and Team USA went undefeated in Beijing to claim its third Olympic Games gold medal and its first podium finish since 1992. He compiled a 107-33 record in four years with the U.S. Men’s Na onal Team program, which ended 2008 ranked second in the FIVB World Ranking. 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 firstever FIVB World League

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another 10th-place finish at the 2006 FIVB World Championships in Japan. The U.S. Men’s world ranking slipped from fi h to eighth. However, 2006 ended on a high note for McCutcheon, who married U.S. Women’s Na onal Team player and 2004 Olympian Elisabeth “Wiz” Bachman on Dec. 9 in Minneapolis. The U.S. Men’s Team flourished in McCutcheon’s first year as head coach in 2005 by going 27-6 and winning five medals in five tournaments. The team earned a silver medal at the USOC Interna onal Sports Invita onal in San Diego, Calif., gold medals at the Americas’ Cup in Brazil, the FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament in Puerto Rico and the NORCECA Con nental Championship in Canada and another silver medal at the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in Japan. McCutcheon, a former Brigham Young University assistant coach, joined USA Volleyball as a full- me assistant coach for the men’s na onal team program in April 2003. A er leaving BYU, McCutcheon was the head coach of the Vienna Hotvolleys in Austria for two seasons. In his first season there, the Hotvolleys won the 2001-02 Inter-Liga, Austrian Cup and Austrian League championships. He also coached the first Austrian team to ever beat an Italian A1 opponent. McCutcheon’s love for volleyball developed in New Zealand where he played on the junior and senior na onal teams from 1986-90 before coming to the United States. He was also a member of New Zealand’s na onal team in 1996 and represented his country on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in 1997. Copyrighted by USA Volleyball championship in July 2008 a er a bronze medal finish in the same event in 2007, the first me the Americans earned back-to-back medals in the annual event. The U.S. started the 2008 campaign in domina ng fashion by sweeping all five matches at the NORCECA Men’s Con nental Olympic Qualifier to earn its berth in the 2008 Olympics.

He played for BYU from 1991-1993 a er transferring from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. In 1993 he earned honorable men on All-America honors. In 1992 he earned Academic All-Conference honors from the Mountain Pacific Sports Federa on. A er receiving his bachelor’s degree in physical educa on from BYU in 1993, McCutcheon played professionally for two years in Finland and Japan before returning to BYU to complete his master’s degree in exercise science in 1998.

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. In 1999, McCutcheon received an MBA from BYU’s Marrio School of The United States finished 4-1 in the event, with its only loss coming to Management. hometown favorite Brazil in the gold-medal match. McCutcheon and his men won the gold medal in the 2007 Americas’ Copyrighted by USA Volleyball Cup, defea ng a young Brazilian team in the final. Then the United States hosted and won the 2007 NORCECA Men’s Con nental Championship in Anaheim, Calif. McCutcheon was presented with the inaugural Jim Coleman Award as the tournament’s most outstanding coach. In 2006, the U.S. Men encountered some bumps in the road to Beijing. Nevertheless, the team finished the season with a winning record at 18-14. In April 2006, McCutcheon and the team moved their center of opera ons from Colorado Springs, Colo. The move had many benefits as it put the team in the center of the men’s volleyball universe in Southern California and also removed the effects of Colorado’s high al tude on the team’s serves. But injuries and the disrup on caused by moving the team caught up with Team USA at FIVB World League, where it did not advance from pool play and finished ed for 10th. That was followed by

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Corona Wide Open, a new fes val and grassroots-based beach volleyball series that will have eight tour stops throughout the United States in 2009, and qualify teams for the U.S. Open of Beach Volleyball.

Karch Kiraly

USA Volleyball Chief Execu ve Officer Doug Beal, who served as the head coach of the Kiraly-led 1984 U.S. Olympic team that won the gold medal, views the pairing of McCutcheon with Kiraly as an exci ng synergy of volleyball individuals for the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team and the sport.

Assistant Coach (2009-present) Home: San Clemente, Calif.

Karch Kiraly (San Clemente, Calif.), the most decorated player in the history of volleyball and an interna onal legend – both indoor and on the beach – was named an assistant coach of the U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team in April of 2009.

“By having Karch join Hugh’s staff brings about an exci ng me for the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team and USA Volleyball,” Beal said. “Both have long-term poten al of being not only great coaches, but being wonderful volleyball ambassadors with ancillary benefits to all areas of our sport on this very expanded pla orm as U.S. Women’s Na onal Team coaches. I’m posi ve that Karch will bring to this posi on the same quali es that made him so great on the court and on the sand – a unique focus, a total commitment to excellence and an unswerving drive to be the best and make everyone around him the best.”

U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) hired Kiraly as an assistant coach for the program which won the 2008 Olympic Games silver medal in Beijing.

Kiraly has been ac ve in the coaching field and other volleyball endeavors since he finished his playing career in 2007. He founded the Karch Kiraly Volleyball Academy in 2007, which delivers fundamental training principles, physical and mental prepara on, and game-like challenges for female volleyball players ages 13-17.

“We all know how great Karch was as a player, and I strongly believe that he will have similar success in this game as a coach,” McCutcheon said. “His addi on to our staff is a huge boon for this program. His knowledge, experience and drive will be invaluable.”

Kiraly said his desire to learn and acquire new skills led him into his current career path. And despite a short coaching resume, he will u lize his own knowledge coupled with a vast coaching cadre to bounce ideas off.

In his three years on the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team staff, the Americans have an 85-37 record despite transi oning to new techniques employed by the coaching staff. The U.S., currently ranked No. 1 in the world a er over-taking Brazil in November of 2011, finished the 2011 season with a 39-10 record. Among the team’s highlights were picking up the silver medal at the FIVB World Cup, their second consecu ve FIVB World Grand Prix tle, capturing the NORCECA Women’s Con nental Championship and winning the bronze medal at the Pan American Cup. Team USA knocked off Brazil twice in 2011, along with three wins over World Cup champion Italy and two wins over China (seven wins over 2012 Olympic Games qualified teams). Overall, the U.S. scored an 11-match victory improvement over 2010 and a 21-victory improvement from two years ago. Team USA finished the 2010 season with a 28-13 record – a 10-match improvement in the victory column from last season. The U.S. claimed the silver medal at the Montreux Volley Masters and the bronze at the Pan American Cup in June 2010. Using a star ng lineup of two rookies and four players with less than two years experience, the Americans earned the 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix gold medal. The 2010 season was capped by a fourth-place finish at the FIVB World Championship. During his first year with the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team, Kiraly assisted the squad to an 18-14 overall record. The team had 30 players compete in at least one interna onal compe on, as well as several other newcomers and veterans returning to the team that only trained at the American Sports Centers in Anaheim. The 2009 squad qualified for the 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix and 2010 FIVB World Championship based on results in 2009. The U.S. won the FIVB World Championship – NORCECA Group G third-round pool to advance to the FIVB World Championship to be end at the end of 2010. It also placed fourth at the Pan American Cup held June 26-July 4 at Miami with several newcomers gaining their first interna onal experience. Later in the year, the Americans placed ninth at the FIVB World Grand Prix u lizing a roster of only three Olympians. The U.S. earned the silver medal at the Final Four Intercon nental Cup, losing to Brazil in the tle match. Team USA ended the year with a fourth-place finish at the NORCECA Women’s Con nental Championship with all three losses coming in five-set heartbreakers. Kiraly, 48, has been recognized by many as the greatest volleyball player ever. He is the only volleyball player –male or female – to win Olympic Games gold medals in both the indoor and beach volleyball disciplines. Further, Kiraly is the first volleyball player – and one of only two ever – to win three gold medals in the sport. “Two things intrigue me most about this posi on; the first is the opportunity to work under Coach McCutcheon, one of – if not THE – best coaching minds on the planet,” Kiraly said. “The second is the phenomenal poten al that exists on the women’s side of American volleyball. High school and club volleyball for women are so advanced in popularity and skill level here in the United States. College volleyball has an NCAA Tournament of 64 teams for its own version of March Madness, along with hundreds of outstanding players.” Kiraly s ll maintains influence on the beach and has been instrumental in its further growth across the United States. He has been ac ve in spearheading the development of the U.S. Open of Beach Volleyball, which was created in partnership with USA Volleyball for the specific purpose of providing an opportunity for adult players to pursue a crowning achievement on a na onal stage for beach volleyball. In partnership with the Eleva on Group, Kiraly has backed the crea on of the

“I have a hunger to grow and to learn, so coaching is a natural extension of a life-long love of the game of volleyball,” Kiraly said. “I have immersed myself in coaching the same way I did with playing and with television commentary – by trying to over-prepare and by asking lots of ques ons. I have also been blessed to have had great coaching as a player and to be able to pick up the phone and bounce coaching ideas off mentors like Bill Neville and Marv Dunphy among many others. The United States has a superb cadre of coaches, some of the best minds of volleyball ever, and I aspire to join that group.” As a player, the Federa on Interna onale de Volleyball (FIVB) named Kiraly as the greatest men’s volleyball player of the sport’s first century, ci ng his performance and courage in leading the U.S. Men’s Team to an unprecedented string of championships including the famed “Triple Crown of Volleyball” consis ng of gold medals at the 1984 Olympic Games, the 1985 FIVB World Cup and the 1986 FIVB World Championship. Kiraly also captained the U.S. Men’s Team to their second consecu ve gold medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul. The FIVB also named him “Best Player in the World in 1986 and 1988. A er his two Olympic Games gold-medal performances, Kiraly went on to play professional volleyball in the Italian League from 1990 to 1992. He won the World Club Championship with his team Il Messaggero in 1991 and was named the most valuable player. His team also won the Italian League championship in the 199091 season. A er years of domina ng the game on the hard court indoors, Kiraly returned to the sand and became equally dominant in beach volleyball. He and partner Kent Steffes captured the 1996 Olympic Games gold medal in beach volleyball as the sport made its Olympic debut in Atlanta. Before re ring at the end of 2007, Kiraly had won 148 beach volleyball tournaments (144 domes c, 3 FIVB interna onal events), more than any other player in history. He won at least one tournament in 24 of his 27 seasons of playing beach volleyball, claiming tles with 13 different partners during his four-decade long career. Kiraly was named the AVP (Associa on of Volleyball Professionals) Most Valuable Player six mes. Kiraly was inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2001. Domes cally, Kiraly has been bestowed many honors for his volleyball skills. The United States Olympic Commi ee recognized him in 2008 with induc on into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame on June 19 in Chicago. The American Volleyball Coaches Associa on (AVCA) inducted Kiraly into its 2005 Hall of Fame Class. In 1992, UCLA re red the All-American’s jersey and inducted him into the UCLA Hall of Fame. Kiraly led the Bruins to a 124-5 record from 1979-82, including three NCAA tles and a runner-up finish. In 2009, Kiraly was inducted into the California Sports Hall of Fame and the College Sports Informa on Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America® Hall of Fame. Kiraly’s introduc on to the sport occurred at the age of six. He earned his A and AA ra ng on the beach at the age of 15 and his AAA ra ng at 17. A er leading Santa Barbara (Calif.) High School to the Southern California Championship tle in 1978, Kiraly par cipated on the U.S. Junior Na onal Team in 1978 and 1979 leading into his collegiate career at UCLA. Kiraly now lives in San Clemente, Calif., with his wife, Janna, and sons Kris an and Kory.

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dual role as an assistant coach with the U.S. Men’s Na onal Team and helped the squad to a gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games.

Paula Weishoff

“We are delighted to welcome Paula to our Na onal Team staff as she will be a tremendous asset to the team, not only because of her remarkable playing career, but also her experience and success as a coach at all levels,” USA Volleyball Chief Execu ve Officer Doug Beal said. “She has already spent a significant amount of me with Hugh, (assistant coach) Karch Kiraly and the team during the first two years of the quadrennial.”

Assistant Coach * 1st Full Year Home: Irvine, Calif.

Paula Weishoff (Irvine, Calif.) was added to the U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team as an assistant coach, which was announced by U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) on Dec. 14, 2010. She formally started with the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team on May 1 and will remain in the role through the 2012 Olympic Games. “We are very excited to have Paula join our staff,” McCutcheon said. “She is a wonderful volleyball coach and we expect her knowledge and experience to be invaluable. We could not have hired a be er person for this job.” The U.S., currently ranked No. 1 in the world a er over-taking Brazil in November of 2011, finished the 2011 season with a 39-10 record. Among the team’s highlights were picking up the silver medal at the FIVB World Cup, their second consecu ve FIVB World Grand Prix tle, capturing the NORCECA Women’s Con nental Championship and winning the bronze medal at the Pan American Cup. Des nee Hooker captured the FIVB World Grand Prix most valuable player award, marking the second different American player to take the honor in consecu ve seasons. Team USA knocked off Brazil twice in 2011, along with three wins over World Cup champion Italy and two wins over China (seven wins over 2012 Olympic Games qualified teams). Overall, the U.S. scored an 11-match victory improvement over 2010 and a 21-victory improvement from two years ago. Weishoff (Hun ngton Beach, Calif.), a three- me Olympian for the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team, will con nue to serve as head women’s volleyball coach at the University of California, Irvine while holding her Na onal Team posi on. Weishoff recently completed her second year as head coach at UC Irvine this fall. “The chance to be able to work with Hugh, Karch (Kiraly), Jamie (Morrison), the rest of the USA Volleyball staff and players is an incredible opportunity,” Weishoff said. “When Hugh came to me and asked if I wanted to come help coach the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team, I thought ‘Wow, what a privilege.’ It is a chance to maybe go and coach at an Olympics. I have played at the Olympics, but I have not coached at an Olympics.” Weishoff put much thought into the decision before taking on the extra coaching role outside of the UC Irvine athle c department. Before accep ng her larger role with the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team, she first wanted the blessing of her supervisors at UC Irvine. “The fact my athle c director was so suppor ve of this whole decision and being 100 percent on board helped make the decision easier,” Weishoff said. “The athle c administra on here thinks it can only one, help the sport of volleyball and two, the sport of volleyball here at UCI. Many other athle c directors may have hesitated because of the effect it would have on our team. So the ability to coach both is kind of a unique situa on.” “We are excited that Paula has this opportunity,” UC Irvine Athle c Director Mike Izzi said. “We have several head coaches working with U.S. Na onal teams and I think the knowledge that they gain working with these elite athletes and coaches not only make them be er coaches, but benefits our program as well.” John Speraw, the head men’s volleyball coach at UC Irvine, held a similar

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

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“Jamie’s hire is huge for our program,” said McCutcheon, who accepted the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team Head Coach posi on in December 2008. “He will allow us to hit the ground running from an organiza onal perspec ve, and we also retain one of the best young coaches in the country. Jamie has wonderful quan ta ve and analy cal abili es, and he sees the game very well. I could not be happier.”

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

Jamie Morrison (Dana Point, Calif.) was named the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team assistant coach/technical coordinator on March 7, 2009, a similar role he held with the 2008 Olympic Games gold-medal winning U.S. Men’s Na onal Volleyball Team. In his three years on the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team staff, the Americans have an 85-37 record despite transi oning to new techniques employed by the coaching staff. The U.S., currently ranked No. 1 in the world a er over-taking Brazil in November of 2011, finished the 2011 season with a 39-10 record. Among the team’s highlights were picking up the silver medal at the FIVB World Cup, their second consecu ve FIVB World Grand Prix tle, capturing the NORCECA Women’s Con nental Championship and winning the bronze medal at the Pan American Cup. Des nee Hooker captured the FIVB World Grand Prix most valuable player award, marking the second different American player to take the honor in consecu ve seasons. Team USA knocked off Brazil twice in 2011, along with three wins over World Cup champion Italy and two wins over China (seven wins over 2012 Olympic Games qualified teams). Overall, the U.S. scored an 11-match victory improvement over 2010 and a 21-victory improvement from two years ago. Team USA finished the 2010 season with a 28-13 record – a 10-match improvement in the victory column from last season. The U.S. claimed the silver medal at the Montreux Volley Masters and the bronze at the Pan American Cup in June 2010. Using a star ng lineup of two rookies and four players with less than two years experience, the Americans earned the 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix gold medal. The 2010 season was capped by a fourth-place finish at the FIVB World Championship. During his first year with the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team, Morrison assisted the squad to an 18-14 overall record. The team had 30 players compete in at least one interna onal compe on, as well as several other newcomers and veterans returning to the team that only trained at the American Sports Centers in Anaheim.

Morrison was responsible for match video analysis and sta s cs with the U.S. Men’s Na onal Team and implemen ng the data into training session plans and match- me decisions. He was also charged with crea ng technological advances to aid in training, scou ng and overall team func onality. In addi on to the 2008 Olympic Games gold medal, the U.S. Men’s Na onal Team won its first-ever FIVB World League tle in 2008. As a result, the United States Olympic Commi ee selected the squad as its Team of the Year for 2008. The U.S. Men’s Na onal Team compiled a 107-33 record in major interna onal compe ons during Morrison’s tenure on staff. Among other major team accomplishments in the past four years have been gold medals at the 2008 NORCECA Con nental Olympic Qualifica on Tournament, 2006 and 2008 Pan American Cup, 2007 NORCECA Con nental Championship and 2005 and 2007 America’s Cup. Team USA also won the silver at the 2007 Pan American Games and the bronze at the 2007 FIVB World League Finals. “The last four years were a learning process for both the players and coaching staff,” Morrison said. “The lessons learned in the process of qualifying and while at the Olympics are invaluable going forward into the next quadrennial.” “Jamie has been a tremendous asset providing technical support and coaching knowledge to our Men’s Na onal Team over the past four years,” USA Volleyball Chief Execu ve Director Doug Beal said. “He will certainly provide Hugh with great staff con nuity and level of comfort in his own transi on to the women’s team.” Both McCutcheon and Morrison will be making the transi on from the men’s interna onal game. However, Morrison does not view this as a hindrance to the coaching of the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team. “I believe some of the knowledge we have gained over the past four years will translate to the women’s game and aid in taking the Women’s Na onal Team to the next level,” Morrison said. “At the same me, I fully understand that there are subtle differences in the game as well as culture, and I am excited to learn and grow.”

The 2009 squad qualified for the 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix and 2010 FIVB World Championship based on results in 2009. The U.S. won the FIVB World Championship – NORCECA Group G third-round pool to advance to the FIVB World Championship to be end at the end of 2010. It also placed fourth at the Pan American Cup held June 26-July 4 at Miami with several newcomers gaining their first interna onal experience. Later in the year, the Americans placed ninth at the FIVB World Grand Prix u lizing a roster of only three Olympians. The U.S. earned the silver medal at the Final Four Intercon nental Cup, losing to Brazil in the tle match. Team USA ended the year with a fourth-place finish at the NORCECA Women’s Con nental Championship with all three losses coming in five-set heartbreakers.

Morrison is not totally unfamiliar with women’s volleyball. He spent one season as an assistant coach at the University of Southern California working with both the men’s and women’s volleyball programs immediately before his tenure with the U.S. Men’s Na onal Team. He assisted the Women of Troy to the semifinal round of the NCAA Division I Volleyball Championship in 2004. Morrison also was an assistant coach at Concordia University Irvine, under the direc on of then-head coach Paula Weishoff, for two seasons and assisted the Eagles to a NAIA Na onal Tournament championship match appearance and runner-up finish in 2008.

For the 2005-2008 Olympic Games quadrennial, Morrison was part of Hugh McCutcheon’s U.S. Men’s Na onal Team staff that guided the Americans to the 2008 Olympic Games gold medal in inspiring fashion. Team USA defeated Brazil in four sets in the championship match and progressed through the Olympic Games without losing a match.

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.

“I am extremely excited, honored and thankful to be a part of the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team and have the opportunity to coach some of the greatest athletes in the world,” Morrison said. “Hugh and I have worked closely over the past four years and I have the utmost respect for him as a coach, mentor and friend. I am thrilled to join him in this new venture and I would like to thank him for giving me this opportunity.”

Morrison, who also interned in the San Francisco 49ers public rela ons department, earned his bachelor’s degree in business economics from UC Santa Barbara in 2002 with an emphasis in accoun ng and a minor in sports management. He prepped at Dana Hills High School where he played volleyball and basketball.

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was an Approved Clinical Instructor for the athle c training students at Penn State.

Jill Wosmek

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

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

Jill Wosmek (Silver Lake, Minn.) is in her third year as the full- me cer fied athle c trainer for the U.S. Women’s Na onal Volleyball Team as part of USA Volleyball’s sports medicine program. She has six years experience in the athle c training field in four collegiate athle c departments. In her three years on the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team staff, the Americans have an 85-37 record and have qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games. With USA Volleyball, Wosmek is in charge of evalua ng and assessing injuries, design and implementa on of treatment and rehabilita on plans, and providing injury preven on methods to the U.S. Women’s Na onal Team players. As a traveling member of the staff, her daily du es include pre-prac ce treatments, lengthy core and dynamic warm-up with the team, monitor prac ce, rehabilita on, post-prac ce treatments, designing and implemen ng the weight training program and providing recovery treatments. Wosmek worked two academic seasons (August 2007 to May 2009) as the athle c trainer for the Penn State University women’s and men’s volleyball teams. During her me, the Ni any Lion women’s volleyball team won two NCAA Division I tles and the men’s volleyball team won a NCAA Na onal Collegiate Volleyball Championship tle. Wosmek also

Wosmek was a three-sport athlete at Glencoe-Silver Lake High School par cipa ng in volleyball, basketball and so ball. She con nued her athle c experience by compe ng in four sports at the intramural level. Wosmek, a member of the Na onal Athle c Trainers’ Associa on (NATA) since 2001, completed the NATA Board of Cer fica on in June of 2003. She graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a bachelor of science degree in athle c training, a CAAHEP accredited program, in 2003 with a minor in corporate and community fitness and wellness. Wosmek earned her master’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Minnesota in May of 2005. She successfully defended her master’s thesis Concepts Related to the Protonics Neuromuscular Reposi oning System and Suppor ng Case Reports and had it published. Wosmek was a Lippinco Williams and Wilkins Book Reviewer. She edited approximately 15 chapters for kinesiology books for the company between 2007 and 2008. Wosmek has addi onal training in advanced manual therapy techniques, ortho c evalua on and design, biomechanical analysis, sport nutri on, sport psychology, and strength and condi oning.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2010 U.S. Women's National Team Schedule/Results (28-13) Date

Opponent (Record)

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

Result

City

Pts Leader (*DataVolley)

A end

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

Guangzhou, China Guangzhou, China Guangzhou, China

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

NA NA NA

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

650 900 1,800 N/A N/A

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

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

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

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

NA NA NA NA

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

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

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

2011

Algeria

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

0-0

0-0

1-0

Argen na

13-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

3-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

1-0

1-0

0-0

1-0

1-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

2-0

Australia

10-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

4-0

5-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Azerbaijan

0-3

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-1

0-2

0-0

0-1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Bahamas

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Barbados

6-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

3-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

Brazil

35-58

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

0-3

1-2

1-4

0-4

1-5

2-2

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

1-0

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

2-2

34-85

6-1

3-11

0-0

0-1

1-6

0-2

1-1

0-7

3-6

2-6

0-5

0-6

4-0

2-5

0-1

0-4

0-2

2-3

1-2

0-3

0-4

2-2

1-2

0-2

0-2

2-0

0-0

3-0

Croa a

3-2

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-1

1-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

Costa Rica

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

0-1

3-2

1-2

0-2

3-0

2-2

5-1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

4-1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Cuba ‘B’

0-0

Czech Rep.

4-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

2-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

Domin. Rep.

37-11

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

1-2

3-1

1-1

2-2

1-1

4-1

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

59-15

12-0

5-0

0-0

0-1

1-0

8-3

0-0

1-1

1-0

0-0

1-0

4-2

2-0

3-0

4-1

3-1

0-0

3-0

2-0

1-0

1-0

1-1

0-1

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-2

3-1

2-1

Greece

1-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Guatemala

3-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

Hai

2-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Hungary

4-2

3-0

0-0

0-2

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Italy Jamaica Japan

31-24

1-0

0-0

9-2

1-2

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

5-0

0-0

0-1

1-3

0-1

0-0

1-1

3-4

2-1

1-3

0-1

0-1

0-1

1-3

0-0

2-1

3-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

98-113

8-6

1-14 4-10 8-11

9-4

12-3

1-9

8-6

4-6

1-9

1-8

5-2

5-2

3-1

0-1

1-6

3-3

4-5

0-2

0-1

3-0

1-0

1-2

0-0

1-0

3-0

0-0

2-1

2-1

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

1-0

0-0

1-0

1-0

Kenya

7-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

Korea

8-3

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

2-2

0-0

2-0

1-0

1-1

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

Mari us

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Mexico

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. An lles

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

Nicaragua

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

No. Korea

12-1

11-0

0-0

0-0

1-1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Peru

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

0-2

1-1

0-0

0-1

0-2

0-0

1-1

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

#Russia ‘B’ Serbia

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

0-0

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

3-1

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

So. Korea

Venezuela

3-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

2-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Virgin Is.

3-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Yugoslavia Total

0-0

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

39-10

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

2011

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

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

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

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


All-Time U.S. Women's Olympic Volleyball Teams

1964

1968

1980

1984

1988

1992

1996

2000

2004

2008

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

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

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

Women (Points) - as of 1/4/2012 1. USA (245) 2. Brazil (217.5) 3. Japan (197.25) 4. Italy (190.75) 5. China (169) 6. Serbia (145) 7. Russia (131.25) 8. Germany (108.25) 9. Dominican Republic (72.75) 10. Cuba (69) 11. Turkey (64.25) 12. Thailand (62) 13. Korea (56.25) 14. Poland (55.75) 15. Kenya (50.75) 16. Algeria (47.25) 17. Peru (42.5) 18. Argen na (40) 19. Puerto Rico (33.5) 20. Netherlands (30.25) 21. Egypt (28) 22. Canada (25.75) 23T. Czech Republic (23.75) 23T. Kazakhstan (23.75) 25. Senegal (23.5) 26. Colombia (22.5) 27. Mexico (20.25) 28T. Costa Rica (20) 28T. Chinese Taipei (20) 30. Cameroon (19) 31. Uruguay (18.25) 32. Croa a (17.25) 33. Tunisia (16) 34. Trinidad & Tobago (15.75) 35. Romania (14.5) 36. Azerbaijan (14.25) 37. Chile (13.75) 38T. Belgium (12.25) 38T. Belarus (12.25) 40T. Spain (10.5) 40T. France (10.5)

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

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

• Olympic Games included for four years - 25 percent reduc on each year. Points are also granted for the qualifica on matches, to the best non-qualified teams.

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Men (Points) as of 1/4/2012 1. Brazil (252.5) 2. Russia (234.5) 3. Italy (191) 4. Poland (182) 5. Cuba (160.25) 6. USA (148) 7. Serbia (136.25) 8. Argen na (121.75) 9. Bulgaria (88.75) 10. China (57.25) 11. Egypt (55) 12. Iran (50.25) 13. Germany (46.5) 14. Cameroon (45.25) 15. Japan (41) 16. Venezuela (40.75) 17. Puerto Rico (38.5) 18T. Canada (37.25) 18T. Tunisia (37.25) 20. Korea (36.5) 21. France (35.75) 22. Australia (33.5) 23T. Mexico (33) 23T. Czech Republic (33) 25. Algeria (26.25) 26. Slovakia (25.25) 27T. Finland (24.75) 27T. Colombia (24.75) 29. Spain (24.25) 30. India (19.75) 31. Chile (18.75) 32. Morocco (17) 33. Trinidad & Tobago (16.25) 34. Portugal (15.5) 35. Congo (14) 36T. Estonia (12.75) 36T. Netherlands (12.75) 36T. Slovenia (12.75) 36T. South Africa (12.75) 40. Romania (12.25)


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, fi h) 1982: China (USA, third) 1986: China (USA, 10th) 1990: Soviet Union (USA, third) 1994: Cuba (USA, sixth) 1998: Cuba (USA, 13th) 2002: Italy (USA, second) 2006: Russia (USA, ninth) 2010: Russia (USA, fourth)

Past Olympic Champions (Women) 1964: Japan (USA, fi h) 1968: Soviet Union (USA, eighth) 1972: Soviet Union (USA, DNQ) 1976: Japan (USA, DNQ) 1980: Soviet Union (USA, DNP) 1984: China (USA, second) 1988: Soviet Union (USA, seventh) 1992: Cuba (USA, third) 1996: Cuba (USA, seventh) 2000: Cuba (USA, fourth) 2004: China (USA, fi h) 2008: Brazil (USA, second)

• 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.

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

Past World 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) 2011: Russia (USA, sixth)

Past World Champions (Men) 1949: Soviet Union (USA, DNP) 1952: Soviet Union (USA, DNP) 1956: Czechoslovakia (USA, sixth) 1960: Soviet Union (USA, seventh) 1962: Soviet Union (USA, DNP) 1966: Czechoslovakia (USA, 11th) 1970: East Germany (USA, 18th) 1974: Not held 1978: Soviet Union (USA, 19th) 1982: Soviet Union (USA, 13th) 1986: USA 1990: Italy (USA, 13th) 1994: Italy (USA, third) 1998: Italy (USA, ninth) 2002: Brazil (USA, ninth) 2006: Brazil (USA, 10th) 2010: Brazil (USA, sixth)

Past World 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) 2011: Italy (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:

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Zone Championships: The volleyball world is divided into five interna onal zones.The United States is in the NORCECA (North America Central America Caribbean) Zone, with championships held every other year at various sites. The other zones are Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. The frequency of zone championships compe on varies in each of the five sec ons. Any na on in a par cular zone may par cipate in its zone championships whenever such a compe on is conducted. Past NORCECA Champions (Men) 1969: Cuba (USA, third) 1971: Cuba (USA, second) 1973: USA 1975: Cuba (USA, third) 1977: Cuba (USA, fi h) 1979: Cuba (USA, fi h) 1981: Cuba (USA, second) 1983: USA 1985: USA 1987: Cuba (USA, second) 1989: Cuba (USA, third) 1991: Cuba (USA, second) 1993: Cuba (USA, second) 1995: Cuba (USA, second) 1997: Cuba (USA, second) 1999: USA 2001: Cuba (USA, second) 2003: USA 2005: USA 2007: USA 2009: Cuba (USA, second) 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 compe on for a total purse that has grown to $15 million since the inaugural season in 1990. Teams are divided into three, four-team pools and each country playing the other teams in their pool four mes (twice at home, twice on the road). The winner and runner-up in each pool advance to a seeded playoff round. The regular season is usually played in May and June with playoffs in early July. The World Grand Prix is the women’s counterpart to the World League, and offers a total purse of $2 million to its 12-team field. Teams play in different four-team pools each weekend, at roundrobin tournaments hosted by ci es throughout Asia. The three teams with the best records join the host country for the Grand Prix Finals. The regular season is played in August and earlySeptember with playoffs in mid-September. World League Champions 1990: Italy (USA, fourth in pool) 1991: Italy (USA, third in pool) 1992: Italy (USA, first in pool, third overall) 1993: Brazil (USA, fi h in pool) 1994: Italy (USA, fourth in pool) 1995: Italy (USA, fourth in pool) 1996: Netherlands (USA, DNP) 1997: Italy (USA, DNP) 1998: Cuba (USA, DNP) 1999: Italy (USA, DNP) 2000: Italy (USA, first in pool, sixth overall) 2001: Brazil (USA, third in pool, ed-ninth overall) 2002: Russia (USA, DNP) 2003: Brazil (USA, DNP) 2004: Brazil (USA, DNP) 2005: Brazil (USA, DNP) 2006: Brazil (USA, third in pool) 2007: Brazil (USA, third in finals) 2008: USA 2009: Brazil (USA, sixth) 2010: Brazil (USA, eighth) 2011: Russia (USA, seventh) World Grand Prix Champions 1993: Cuba (USA, seventh regular season) 1994: Brazil (USA, fi h regular season) 1995: USA 1996: Brazil (USA, fi h) 1997: Russia (USA, eighth) 1998: Brazil (USA, eighth) 1999: Russia (USA, DNP) 2000: Cuba (USA, sixth) 2001: USA 2002: Russia (USA, sixth) 2003: China (USA, third) 2004: Brazil (USA, third) 2005: Brazil (USA, eighth) 2006: Brazil (USA, seventh) 2007: Netherlands (USA, eighth final, seventh preliminary) 2008: Brazil (USA, fourth) 2009: Brazil (USA, ninth) 2010: USA 2011: USA

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USA Volleyball – 2012 Fact Sheet Name: USA Volleyball Loca on: Colorado Springs, Colo. Founded: 1928 Membership: Approximately 275,000 Mission: USA Volleyball is the Na onal Governing Body (NGB) for all disciplines of volleyball in the United States and is officially recognized by the Federa on Interna onale de Volleyball (FIVB) and the United States Olympic Commi ee (USOC). As mandated by the Amateur Sports Act, USA Volleyball is responsible for the growth of the sport in America at the grassroots and most elite levels. USA Volleyball is the parent organiza on of the USA Na onal Teams. Chief Execu ve Officer: Doug Beal Head Coach USA Women: Hugh McCutcheon (Fourth Year with Women’s Team) Head Coach USA Men: Alan Knipe (Fourth Year with Men’s Team) Major 2012 Na onal Team Events: Senior Women’s Volleyball FIVB World Grand Prix (June 8-July 1, Various Countries) Pan American Cup (July 11-21, Mexico) U.S. versus Bulgaria (July 14, 16, 18 - Anaheim/Los Angeles, Calif.) Olympic Games (July 27-Aug. 13, London)

Senior Men’s Volleyball U.S. versus Argen na (April 27 and April 29, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) NORCECA Men’s Con nental Olympic Qualifier (May 7-12, Long Beach, Calif.) FIVB World League (May 18-July 8, Various Countries) Pan American Cup (July 7-15, Dominican Republic) Olympic Games (July 27-Aug. 13, London)

Indoor High Performance and USAV Juniors (Youth and Junior) Beach Indoor High Performance and USAV Juniors (Youth and Junior) FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour (various countries) NORCECA Girls’ Youth Championship (June 26-July 1, Dominican Republic) NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour (various countries) USAV Girls’ Junior Na onal Championships (June 28-July 7, Columbus, Ohio) Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series (various stops in United States) NORCECA Boys’ Youth Championship (July 2-7, Mexico) FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch Youth World Championships (July 11-14, Cyprus) USAV Boys’ Junior Na onal Championships (July 1-8, Dallas, Texas) FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch Junior World Championsihps (Aug. 29-Sept. 2, Canada) USAV High Performance Championships (July 24-28, Des Moines, Iowa) U.S. Open of Beach Volleyball (Sept. 14-16, Manha an Beach, Calif.) NORCECA Women’s Junior Championship (Aug. 21-26, Nicaragua) NORCECA Men’s Junior Championship (Aug. 27-Sept. 1, Colorado Springs, Colo.) Other Events NCVF Collegiate Club Championships (April 5-7, Kansas City, Mo.) USAV Beach Collegiate Challenge (April 14-15, Hermosa Beach, Calif.) USA Volleyball Open Na onal Championships (May 26-June 2, Salt Lake City, Utah) USA Beach Junior Tour (various loca ons) About USA Volleyball: Founded in 1928, USA Volleyball is a Colorado incorporated non-profit organiza on recognized by the United States Olympic Commi ee (USOC) and the Federa on Interna onal de Volleyball (FIVB) as the Na onal Governing Body for the sport of Volleyball in the United States. USA Volleyball is responsible for both the Olympic disciplines of indoor volleyball and beach volleyball. USA Volleyball has over 275,000 registered members, 12,000 teams and 5,300 clubs na onwide. With an annual budget in excess of $17 million dollars, USA Volleyball supports the USA men’s and women’s senior na onal team programs, youth and junior na onal teams, na onal championship events, coaching educa on and cer fica on programs, grassroots development, and programs for the disabled and Paralympic Teams. USA Volleyball has a rich tradi on of success as evidenced by winning an Olympic medal in every Olympic Games since 1984 and capturing numerous World Cup, World Championship and Con nental Championship tles. USA Volleyball is commi ed to and works toward opportunity for all to par cipate. It is an advocate for all Americans endeavoring to assure universal access to opportuni es at all levels of the game. For more informa on please visit www.usavolleyball.org. Other: USA Volleyball consists of 40 regional volleyball associa ons which manage grassroots playing opportuni es for the USA Volleyball membership and is affiliated with 36 member organiza ons (i.e. NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, YMCA) that provide playing opportuni es at a variety of levels.

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