FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship



Team manager Hodson, James
Coach Kiraly, Karch
Assistant coach Sunahara, Reed
2nd assistant coach Trinsey, Joseph
Physiotherapist Wosmek, Jill
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Sandra Adeleye Adeleye 15.11.1991 183 70 315 315 Clemson University
  2   Lauren Cook Cook 11.02.1991 175 70 295 295 Vaqueras de Bayamon
  4 Hayley Hodson Hodson 08.09.1996 189 75 315 292 T Street Volleyball Club
  5   Monique Mead Mead 15.06.1991 175 70 315 315 Telekom Baku
  6 Jordyn Poulter Poulter 31.07.1997 188 77 306 295 Uyba Volley
  C 7   Gina Mancuso Mancuso 31.05.1991 183 70 305 305 Rabita Baku
  8 Ariel Gebhardt Gebhardt 01.08.1991 186 70 305 305 USGE Nantes
  L 9   Bojana Todorovic Todorovic 28.10.1991 183 70 295 295 UCLA
  10 Erica Wilson Wilson 26.05.1991 183 70 315 315 Arizona State University
  11   Alexis Dawn Sun Sun 19.09.1998 191 73 320 310 Coast Volleyball Club
  12 Tiata Scambray Scambray 07.01.1996 183 70 305 305 T Street Volleyball Club
  14   Sha'Dare McNeal McNeal 02.05.1991 186 70 305 305 Neruda Volksbank Bolzano
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

The US Women's U23 National Volleyball Team began training in late September for the inaugural FIVB Volleyball Women's U23 World Championship event.

The preliminary roster has 13 players who have completed their collegiate eligibility with a majority of that group having one season of international professional volleyball to their resume.

The preliminary roster also has five players from the US Girls' U18 World Championship team that finished with the silver medal, along with another player aged 15.
Coach profile

Karch Kiraly is serving as the head coach for the U23 World Championship Team. He is also currently in his first season as head coach of the U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team, which has recorded a 21-5 record this season with titles at the Pan American Cup and NORCECA Women's Continental Championship, along with a sixth-place finish in the World Grand Prix.

Karch Kiraly, 51, a legendary volleyball player in the indoor and beach disciplines, was an assistant coach for the U.S. women’s team that earned the silver medal at the 2012 Olympic Games. He was subsequently named the programme’s head coach for the next Olympic Games quadrennial.

Kiraly has been recognised by many as the greatest volleyball player ever. He is the only volleyball player – male or female – to win Olympic gold medals in both the indoor and beach volleyball disciplines. The International Volleyball Federation named Kiraly as the greatest men’s volleyball player of the sport’s first century.