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USA Women Juniors prepared for big challenge at FIVB U-20
Colorado Springs, Colorado, March 29, 2005 - The USA Women's Junior National Volleyball Team will be prepared to face the big challenge of playing in Pool A at the 2005 FIVB Women's U-20 World Championships later this summer. More Spanish

The goal of Puerto Rico in Turkey is to be among the top eight
San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 29, 2005 - With four months remaining for the start of the Women’s U-20 World Championship, the Puerto Rico National Team knows which its rivals are and can evaluate the real options for a finish among the top eight places of the event. More Spanish

Dominicans hope to be among the top six in Turkey
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, March 28, 2005 - The Dominican Republic’s aspirations for the Women’s U-20 World Championship are to finish among the top six teams of the event to be staged in two cities of Turkey next July. More Spanish

Jamaican Coach Confident of his Team’s Chances
Kingston, Jamaica, April 11, 2005 - Jamaica National Female Volleyball technical director , Phillip Greenland, has expressed optimism about his squad chances of advancing to the next stage of qualifiers for the November 2006 World Championships that will be held in Japan. More Spanish

Cuba announces players for the World League
Havana, April 4, 2005 - The Cuban Volleyball Federation announced the names of the 18 players selected to play this year in the World League, the FIVB premier annual men’s event. More Spanish

Zeciski to Join USA Volleyball High Performance Program Staff
Colorado Springs, Colo, March 30, 2005 - Rich Zeciski, USA Volleyball’s 2003 Developmental Coach of the Year, will join the High Performance Program as a coordinator in April, the organization announced Wednesday. More

May & Walsh Only 2004 USA Olympic Beach Volleyball Tandem Together
Fort Lauderdale, Fla, March 30, 2005 - Three of the four teams that competed for the United States in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games have split for the start of the 2005 Beach Volleyball season as that country’s top players begin their domestic tour. More

Canadian Youth Beach Identification and Selection Camp an Overwhelming Success.
Ottawa, Ontario, March 29, 2005 - Something sweet was handed out this Easter weekend as Volleyball Canada hosted the first ever youth identification and selection camp at the Beach Blast indoor Volleyball Complex in Toronto. More

USA Men to Face Netherlands in Spokane, Boise and Portland to Start ’05 Season
Colorado Springs, Colo, March 29, 2005 - The USA Men’s National Volleyball Team opens the 2005 season with three matches against the Netherlands in Washington, Idaho and Oregon, respectively, from June 2-5, it was announced Tuesday. More

Todd Dagenais Departs USA Volleyball to Become Assistant Coach at USC
Los Angeles, March 28, 2005 - Todd Dagenais, a former assistant coach at Michigan State who spent the past year working for USA Volleyball, has been named an assistant coach with the USC Women’s Volleyball team, Trojan head coach Mick Haley announced Monday. More

Pools, Schedules for 2005 FIVB Women's U-20 World Championships Announced
Colorado Springs, Colo, March 24, 2005 - The USA Women's Junior National Volleyball Team will be a member of Pool A at the 2005 FIVB Women's U-20 World Championships later this summer, it was announced earlier this week. More

Saint Mary's Hires Rob Browning as Head Women's Volleyball Coach
Moraga, Calif, March 23, 2005 - Rob Browning, an assistant coach for the USA men’s national Volleyball team for the past six years, has accepted the head coach position for the Saint Mary’s College Women’s Volleyball team, the school announced Wednesday. More

HP Department Announces 2005 GYNT, WJNT Coaching Staffs
Colorado Springs Colo, March 22, 2005 - The USA Volleyball High Performance Department is pleased to announce the coaching staffs for the USA Girl’s Youth and Women’s Junior National Teams for the summer of 2005. More

Jamaica hosts first round of World Championships in Norceca
Kingston, March 18, 2005 - Jamaica will host the most prestigious Volleyball event in its history, April 13 to 18, 2005 as the World Championships Qualifiers serves off for the Norceca Confederation. More

AVP, USA Volleyball Reach Agreement to Help Grow the Beach Game
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. The Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) and USA Volleyball (USAV) have signed a wide-ranging agreement that calls for, among other things, the creation of a Beach Volleyball Council, it was announced Thursday. More

Dane Selznick One of Five Finalists for USOC National Coach of the Year Award
Colorado Springs, Colo, March 14, 2005 - Dane Selznick, who helped guide Misty May and Kerri Walsh to the first Olympic gold medal in USA women’s Beach Volleyball history last summer, is one of five finalists for the United States Olympic Committee National Coach of the Year Award, it was announced Monday. More

Beach Volleyball - Dumont and Martin a Set Apart
Ottawa, ONTARIO after an amazing run that saw Guylaine Dumont and Annie Martin claim three consecutive Canadian Beach Volleyball titles, move up the ranks of the FIVB World Beach Volleyball Tour and place a Canadian best ever 5th at the Olympics in Athens, the pair announced today that they have dissolved their partnership and will be pursuing their beach future with different partners. More French

Lang Ping Pleased with USA Women’s National Team Tryout
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, USA, March 1, 2005 - After two days of dressing up and attending countless meetings, new USA women’s national volleyball team head coach "Jenny" Lang Ping felt right at home in the gymnasium this past weekend. More

Pan American Cup Dedicated to Dominican Republic’s First Lady
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, February 19, 2005.- The IV Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup, the main annual women’s event of the NORCECA Confederation, to take place in June 8-19 will be dedicated to Dr. Margarita Cedeno de Fernandez, the First Lady of the Dominican Republic. More Spanish

Pic: Dr. Margarita Cedeño de Fernandez, First Lady of the Dominican Republic

USA Volleyball Board of Directors Approves Doug Beal as New CEO
Colorado Springs, Colo. USA January 21, 2005 - Volleyball’s Board of Directors unanimously approved the selection of Doug Beal as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer at the recently concluded Winter Meetings at the Antlers Hilton Hotel in downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado. More

Women’s Central American Tournament
Costa Rica is the regional Volleyball queen

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, November 28, 2004 - Costa Rica successfully defended the crown as Volleyball zonal queen with a triumph in straight sets over Guatemala in the final match of the XIII Women’s Central America Cup. MVP Verania Willis led the Costa Ricans in the victory 25-23, 25-16, 25-23 for their tenth title -seven in a row- in the history of the event. In the match for the bronze medal, Nicaragua defeated Honduras 25-12, 23-25, 25-16, 25-18.   More Spanish

Pic.: Attaquer Verania Willis (CRC) in action

Costa Rica edged Nicaragua in three sets
Managua, Nicaragua, November 27, 2004 - Just like two years ago and on the same stage, Costa Rica managed to give Nicaragua a lesson in women's Volleyball before 2,000 spectators at Polideportivo España in the final day of the preliminary round of the XIII Women’s Central America Cup. More Spanish

Costa Rica advances to the gold medal match in Central America Cup

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, November 26, 2004 - Costa Rica moved to the final match of the XIII Women’s Central America Cup with a 3-1 victory over Guatemala. It was the third consecutive triumph without losses for the Costa Ricans who are looking for their tenth crown in the history of the event. Guatemala fell to a 2-1 record. The score was 25-21, 19-25, 25-20, 25-21. More Spanish

Pic: Costa Rican Angela Willis delivering a powerful spike

Guatemala and Costa Rica with unbeaten records

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, November 25, 2004.- Guatemala and Costa Rica kept their unbeaten record in the XIII Women´s Central America Cup while defeating Honduras and El Salvador respectively in the third round of action of the competition. More  Spanish

Pic: Guatemala-Honduras in action during the Central America Women's Cup


Five teams look for supremacy in Central America
MANAGUA, Nicaragua. November 19, 2004 - The thirteenth edition of the Women’s Central America Tournament start on November 22 in Managua, Nicaragua with the participation of five teams from the region looking for the title and a berth for the 2005 NORCECA’s Championship in Trinidad & Tobago. More  Spanish

General News
Cuba to celebrate 100 years of Volleyball on the island
Havana, Cuba, November 24, 2004 - It is quite probable that very few people know Cuba was the Hispanic
country where Volleyball was first played.  And now they are prepared to celebrate it with all the necessary fanfare. More Spanish

Middle Player Seminar in the Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic, November 16, 2004 - A seminar on the subject of the Middle Player (Block and Attack) started this Tuesday in the FIVB Development Regional Center in the Dominican Republic. More Spanish

Seminar for Middle Blockers in the Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo, October 14, 2004 - The FIVB Development Center in the Dominican Republic will host an International Seminar for Middle Blockers (Attack and Block) on next November 16-22 addressed by Mr. Arjen Boonstoppel, a certified Level III instructor from The Netherlands. More Spanish

Volleyball Hall of Fame holds its annual induction celebration
By Rick Lajoie, The Republican, Mass.
Holyoke - Massachusetts, October 13, 2004 - This weekend, the volleyball world will have its eyes on Holyoke, the birthplace of the game, as the Volleyball Hall of Fame will hold its annual induction celebration honoring American beach star Karolyn Kirby, Seiji Oko of Japan, Josf Musil of the Czech Republic and Cuba's Mireya Luis. More

Two-Time Olympian and Hall of Famer Patti Lucas-Bright Passes Away
Colorado, USA, September 15, 2004 - Patti Lucas-Bright, a two-time Olympian and a member of the Volleyball Hall of Fame, died of heart disease on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at UCLA Medical Center in Westwood, Calif. She was 63. More

Junior Continental Championships
USA and Cuba won the gold medals

WINNIPEG, Canada.- August 9, 2004 - USA captured the gold medal in the NORCECA Women’s Junior Championship (Under 20 years-old) defeating the Dominican Republic in straight sets 25-23, 25-22, 25-16. With Cuba out the USA was undoubtedly the team to beat in this gold metal final. However, the Dominican Republic proved that they were going to be a worthy opponent, not one the USA should take lightly. Cynthia Barboza led USA with 11 points and Jordan Larson and Foluke Akinradewo added 10 and 9 respectively. Sidarka Nunez was the best Dominican with 14 and Dahiana Burgos had 9 points. More Spanish
Pic: USA hits to score a point

Dominican Republic´s women will play USA for the gold medal
WINNIPEG, Canada, August 8, 2004 - The Dominican Republic advanced to the gold medal match against USA in the Women’s Junior NORCECA Championship after a clear victory over Canada 25-20, 25-20, 25-12.
This victory automatically qualifies the Dominicans to next year's World Championship to be played in Turkey. More Spanish

Losses by Canada's Men & Women put them into Bronze Medal Match at NORCECA Junior Championships
Winnipeg, CANADA, August 7, 2004 - After their flawless win over Cuba two nights ago, Canada's Junior Women's National team had their work cut out for them. Up against a very skilled team from the Dominican Republic Canada could not pull out the win going down in straight sets 25-20, 25-20, 25-12. More

Canada upset Cuba in Women's Junior Championships
Winnipeg, CANADA , August 5, 2004 - Although it was Sarah Pavan (ON) who again led the Canadians with 18 points, it was a full team effort as the Canadian Women's Junior National Team pulled off a big upset when they defeated Cuba, the all-odds favorites at his event in 3 straight sets 25-19, 25-17, 25-23. Canada took the bull by the horns in the opening set leading the entire time cruising to a 21-19 victory. More

NORCECA JUNIOR WOMEN: USA Advances to Saturday’s Semifinals
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Canada, August 5, 2004 – Quicker than you can say “NORCECA Continental Junior Women’s Volleyball Championships,” the USA women’s junior national team has advanced to the tournament semifinals. Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) scored a match-high 21 points to lead four players in double figures as the United States wrapped up pool play with a 3-1 win over Puerto Rico Thursday afternoon. More

Cuba had an easy triumph over Canadian Men
WINNIPEG, Canada, August 5, 2004.- Cuba had an easy win over Canada by a score of 25-17, 25-16, 25-10 in the Junior Men’s NORCECA Continental Championships. The Cubans dominated every aspect of the game and confirmed their condition as big favorites to win the gold medal. More Spanish

Mexican women surprise Canadian team
WINNIPEG, Canada, August 5, 2004 - Mexico stunned Canadian women prevailing in a five-setter taking advantage of a number of untimely errors committed by the host team. The score was 20-25, 25-23, 25-21, 21-25, 15-13. Martha Revuelta was the best scorer for the Mexicans with 25 points while Canadian Sarah Pavan was the leading match scorer with 32 points. More Spanish

2004 Olympics
Continental Olympic Qualification Tournaments
November 27, 2003 - Taking into consideration that the qualification of the Brazilian women's team has left only three teams to participate in the South American qualification tournament, the FIVB has proposed that the South American Confederation, with the agreement of NORCECA, choose one of the following two solutions, both in accordance with the FIVB and Olympic Regulations: More Spanish

Paralympic Volleyball - September 2004
USA Volleyball Announces Women’s Sitting Volleyball Paralympic Team
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. August 5, 2004 - USA Volleyball and the United States Paralympic Committee are pleased to announce the members of the first-ever USA Women’s Sitting Volleyball Paralympic Team that will be competing in Athens, Greece, next month. More

USA Volleyball Announces Men’s Sitting Volleyball Paralympic Team
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. August 5, 2004 - USA Volleyball and the United States Paralympic Committee are pleased to announce the members of the USA Men’s Sitting Volleyball Paralympic Team that will be competing in Athens, Greece, in September. More

2004 World League
Cuba even the score against Portugal
Vila do Conde, Portugal, May 05, 2004 - World League contenders Cuba kept their composure to overcome opponents and fellow World League contestants Portugal by 3-1 in a friendly encounter in Vila do Conde. Having lost yesterday’s match against their Portuguese hosts, Cuba were keen to prove they were capable of taking a win from this trip and, despite going a set down, the Cubans rallied to take the next three sets and victory. Along with competing in the 2004 World League in June and July, both teams are scheduled to perform in separate Olympic qualifying events: Portugal in Porto between May 21-23 and Cuba in Madrid between May 28-30. More

May 04, 2004 - Portugal overcome Cuba for friendly win
World League - Countdown to World League 2004
Pre-Olympic qualifers - Porto Madrid


General News
NORCECA fully supports President Acosta
The North Central America and Caribbean Confederation of Volleyball (NORCECA), headed by Dominican Mr.Cristóbal Marte Hóffiz with its 35 National Federations, expressed full support to the decision of Dr.Rubén Acosta Hernández to resign as member of the CIO More Spanish

NORCECA launches its website
May 9, 2004 - It is with deep satisfaction that the NORCECA Confederation announces the launch of its website, a very important step toward the development of Volleyball in its area. More Spanish

USA and Cuba to play in Montreux
May 9, 2004 - Two squads from the NORCECA region will take part in the traditional Montreux Volley Masters, an annual women's tournament recognised by the FIVB to be celebrated in that Switzerland city from June 8-13. More Spanish

Pan American Cup
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June 18, 2004 - What the Pan American Cup coaches had to say More Spanish
June 17, 2004 - Everything is ready for the Panamerican Cup More Spanish
June 11, 2004 - National Women’s Team in Final Preparations for 2004 Pan American Cup More
June 8, 2004 - Dominicans are one of three NORCECA teams qualified for the Olympics More Spanish
June 8, 2004 - USA to defend crown in Mexico More Spanish
April 29, 2004 - Pan American Cup returns to Tijuana More Spanish

International Tour
Japan suffer series loss
Osaka, Japan, April 29, 2004 – Japan were dealt a 3-1 series defeat by the USA in Osaka on Thursday, losing the final game of the four-match tour by three sets to one. Japan had led the series having beaten the USA in the teams’ first encounter on April 24, yet the visitors displayed plenty of character as they fought back to win three-in-a-row. More
April 27, 2004 - USA double-up against Japan
April 25, 2004 - USA recover to down Japan in thriller

International News
USA Volleyball Saddened by loss of former President
Colorado Springs, Colorado, May 04, 2004 – William Walter Baird, a long-time member of the United States Volleyball Association and president of the organization from 1988-92, passed away on Friday, April 30 after a long illness. More

Preparation the key for Cuban women
May 03, 2004 - The Cuban women’s national Volleyball team will participate in more than 40 international matches before the Olympic Games in order to be in “perfect shape” for the tournament, according to the team’s Technical Director, Eugenio George. More

USA boosted by return of veterans

Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 30, 2004 – Five of the six USA women’s national team veterans who have been playing professionally overseas since November resume their national team duties on Monday, May 3 to begin preparations for the 2004 summer season, which culminates with Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, in August. More

Olympic preparations continue for USA
Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 27, 2004 – The USA women’s national Volleyball team will gather for training from May 25-28 under the guidance of head coach John Cook. The squad will then compete in the Women’s Open Division of the USA Volleyball Adult Open Championships from May 29-June 1. More

Hectic pre-Olympic schedule for team USA
Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 26, 2004 –The USA men’s national volleyball team will begin its pre-Olympic journey to the 2004 Summer Games by playing eight matches in June and July. The United States will first host Russia in a three-match series from June 25-28 before hosting a four-nation tournament from June 30 to July 5 along with Argentina, Russia and a country yet to be determined. More

Canada regrouping ahead of qualifier
Winnipeg, April 16, 2004 - With just over a month to go before their biggest tournament in four years, the Canadian National Men’s Volleyball Team is slowly beginning to regroup, preparing for their anticipated last chance Olympic Qualifier in Japan, May 22 - 30. More

USA set for Japanese tour
April 15, 2004 - In its first competition since qualifying for the 2004 Olympic Games back in January, the USA men's national volleyball team will travel to Japan for a series of four matches beginning on Saturday, April 24. Team USA will arrive in Japan on Thursday, April 22 will train the next day. The first match of the tour will be on Saturday, April 24 in the city of Wakayama. The second match will be on Sunday, April 25 in Ootsu. More
Pic: USA team photo

USA women to depart for Yeltsin Cup
The USA women’s national volleyball team departs on Saturday, April 17, for a long trip to Nizhniy Tagil, Russia, and the Yeltsin Cup tournament which runs between April 20-25. For Team USA, which earned a bronze medal at the 2003 World Cup to qualify for the 2004 Olympic Games, the tournament will be the first competition of a busy 2004 season. More

Confederation News
Argentina Defeats Team Canada in Opening Game of Series
Winnipeg, MB - July 8 2004 - In front of a crowd of over 1000 at the University of Winnipeg's Duckworth Centre, the National Men's Volleyball Team struggled against a veteran Argentina Team losing in straight sets this evening. Scores were 21-25, 20-25 & 20-25 in favor of the 8th world ranked Argentina. Team Canada is currently ranked 10th in the world. More

USA Women to play Intrasquad Matches
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 10, 2004 - The USA women's national Volleyball team will hold intrasquad scrimmages in Colorado Springs and Denver next week, USA Volleyball announced on Tuesday. Team USA, which qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games by finishing third in the World Cup in Japan in November 2003, will take to the court on March 17 at the United States Olympic Training Center (Sports Center I) in Colorado Springs and on Friday at the Denver Convention Center in what figures to be the team's only domestic appearances prior to the Athens Olympics. Both scrimmages are open to the public. More

USA Volleyball's 2003 Athletes and Team of the Year
Colorado Springs, Colo., February 25, 2004 – Danielle Scott, Jeff Nygaard and the Beach Volleyball team of Misty May and Kerri Walsh are among the nominees for the 2003 United States Olympic Committee (USOC) SportsMan, SportsWoman and Team of the Year honors, USA Volleyball announced Wednesday. The nominees are the 2003 Athletes and Teams of the Year representing Olympic, Pan American, Affiliated and Disabled Sport Organizations within the U.S. Olympic Movement. Each year the USOC recognizes the top male and top female athletes and the top team as selected by their respective member organizations.  More

Olympic training starts for USA on Monday

February 5, 2004, COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Following a well deserved break, some of the USA men's national Volleyball team begins preparations for the 2004 Olympic Games when it resumes training on Monday. More than half of the players on the national team roster to begin the year are currently playing professionally overseas. Lloy Ball, Ryan Millar and Kevin Barnett are all playing in Italy, while Clay Stanley and Dave McKienzie are competing in Greece. Riley Salmon and Erik Sullivan are both playing in Russia. Brook Billings has taken his game to Japan, Gabe Gardner is in Brazil, Rich Lambourne is playing in the Netherlands and Donald Suxho just joined a team in Turkey. More
Pic: USA captain Lloy Ball is currently playing in Italy

USAV High Performance Program Announces 2004 Coaches
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo, January 30, 2004 – USA Volleyball’s High Performance Program has selected its head coaches for the upcoming 2004 season, it was announced on Thursday. Shelton Collier will oversee the Women’s Junior National Team, while Rich Zeciski will be in charge of the Girls’ Youth National Team. Kim Jagd has been chosen to be the head coach of the Girls’ High Performance Camp. More

USA Volleyball Elects New Executive Committee
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo, January 18, 2004 - The USA Volleyball Winter Meetings came to a close on Sunday with the election of new officers who will serve on the organization's Executive Committee for the upcoming 2005-2008 quadrennial. Al Monaco was re-elected as president, Kevin Twohig was re-elected as executive vice president, Susan True was elected secretary and Stew McDole was re-elected treasurer. On Saturday, the Board of Directors voted to amend Article VI 6.03 B of the USA Volleyball bylaws, which previously stated that: "No elected officer may succeed himself or herself." More
Pic: Al Monaco was re-elected as president of USA Volleyball

Yoshida Adds Four Players as USA Women Resume Training
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. January 15, 2004 - Training for the 2004 Olympic Games resumed on Thursday for the world's No. 2-ranked USA women's national Volleyball team. With a ticket to Athens, Greece, safely secured thanks to a bronze-medal finish at last year's World Cup, head coach Toshi Yoshida can now focus on preparing his team for an Olympic medal run later this summer. More
Pic: Stacy Sykora (libero) and USA celebrate Olympic qualification during the 2003 World Cup in Japan

Officer Elections to Highlight USAV Winter Meetings
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. January 15, 2004 - New USA Volleyball leadership for the 2005-2008 quadrennial will be identified when the organization elects new officers on Sunday, Jan. 18. The elections will be the highlight of the Winter Meeting of USA Volleyball's Executive Committee and Board of Directors at the Doubletree Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., from Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 15-18. More

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