FIVB - Women's Volleyball World Cup 2011

TEAM COMPOSITION

 USA / USA - Team Composition

 
Team manager Sato, Gary
Head coach Knipe, Alan
Assistant coach Speraw, John
Doctor Magnes, Scott/Stetson, William
Therapist / trainer Larsen, Ronald
Journalist
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block
  1 Matthew Anderson Anderson 18.04.1987 202 100 360 332
  2   Sean Rooney Rooney 13.11.1982 206 100 354 336
  3 Evan Patak Patak 23.06.1984 201 113 363 330
  4   David Lee Lee 08.03.1982 203 105 350 325
  L 5 Richard Lambourne Lambourne 06.05.1975 190 90 324 312
  6   Paul Lotman Lotman 03.11.1985 200 102 336 312
  C 8 William Priddy Priddy 01.10.1977 194 89 353 330
  9   Ryan Millar Millar 22.01.1978 204 98 354 326
  L 10 Riley Salmon Salmon 02.07.1976 198 89 345 331
  12   Russell Holmes Holmes 01.07.1982 205 95 352 335
  13 Clayton Stanley Stanley 20.01.1978 205 104 357 332
  14   Kevin Hansen Hansen 19.03.1982 196 93 349 330
  15 Brian Thornton Thornton 22.04.1985 190 88 327 314
  17   Maxwell Holt Holt 12.03.1987 205 90 351 333
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Under coach Alan Knipe the US goes into the 2011 World Cup with a 20-10 record this season after finishing second at the NORCECA Continental Championship and the Pan American Cup, third at the London International Invitational and seventh in the FIVB Volleyball World League. The US finished 2010 with a 14-7 record.

Losing key players to injuries and family issues hurt the team, which had one of their best ever seasons in 2008 when they won the FIVB World League and Olympic gold in Beijing. The US had been looking to return to the greatness it experienced in the 1980s and 90s when it won two Olympic gold medals (1984 and 1988) and a bronze (1992), as well as the FIVB World Cup (1985) and FIVB World Championship (1986). A third-place finish in the 2007 FIVB World League and fourth place at the 2007 FIVB World Cup led the team to believe it was on the verge of greater things.

The two-time World Cup medallists opened their 2008 campaign by winning the NORCECA Olympic qualifying tournament without dropping a set. In the final round of the 2008 World League, the US beat Serbia against all odds to take gold. They followed this up with a gold-medal win over Brazil at the Beijing Olympics. Now on the back of a rebuilding phase, one looks to see if the US can repeat 2008 with another well timed run aimed at the Olympic Games.

Coach profile

Having taken a leave of absence from Long Beach State, where he had been coach for nine years, Alan Knipe became USA men’s coach in 2009 and he quickly led them to qualification for the FIVB World Championship, second place at the NORCECA Continental Championship and sixth place in the FIVB World League. This year, Knipe, a former US volleyball international and beach volleyball player, has led the team to the FIVB World League Finals after finishing second in their Intercontinental Round pool, including two victories over world No. 1 Brazil.