FIVB - Women's Volleyball World Cup 2011

TEAM COMPOSITION

 USA / USA - Team Composition

 
Team manager Sullivan III, Kenneth
Head coach McCutcheon, Hugh
Assistant coach Kiraly, Charles (Karch)
Doctor Boyajian-O'Neill, Lori/Briner Jr., William
Therapist / trainer Weishoff, Paula
Journalist
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block
  1 Alisha Glass Glass 05.04.1988 184 72 305 300
  2   Danielle Scott-Arruda Scott 01.10.1972 188 84 325 302
  3 Tayyiba Haneef-Park Haneef-Park 23.03.1979 200 82 328 312
  C 4   Lindsey Berg Berg 16.07.1980 173 75 287 274
  6 Nicole Davis Davis 24.04.1982 167 73 284 266
  7   Heather Bown Bown 29.11.1978 188 90 301 290
  8 Cynthia Barboza Barboza 07.02.1987 183 68 311 301
  9   Jennifer Tamas Tamas 23.11.1982 191 82 315 301
  11 Jordan Quinn Larson - Burbach Larson-Burbach 16.10.1986 188 75 302 295
  12   Nancy Metcalf Metcalf 12.11.1978 186 73 314 292
  14 Tamari Miyashiro Miyashiro 08.07.1987 170 70 284 266
  15   Logan Tom Tom 25.05.1981 186 80 306 297
  16 Foluke Akinradewo Akinradewo 05.10.1987 191 79 331 300
  18   Megan Hodge Hodge 15.10.1988 191 80 320 297
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

USA are on something of a roll as of late. The 2008 Olympic Games silver medallists turned in three podium finishes in 2010 before following up by successfully defending their FIVB World Grand Prix crown in 2011 and then adding the NORCECA Women’s Championship to cap off a memorable build-up to the FIVB World Cup.

In 2010, after picking up silver at the Montreux Volley Masters, the US took bronze at the Pan American Cup and had an 11-match winning streak en route to clinching the FIVB World Grand Prix, winning the gold medal with an undefeated record in the Finals. Foluke Akinradewo was named the Most Valuable Player and Best Blocker, while Alisha Glass earned Best Setter in her first senior FIVB event. Destinee Hooker was the fourth-best scorer in her first senior FIVB event and after just four weeks’ training with the team.

During the 2010 FIVB World Championship, the US went undefeated in their first-round pool but lost a four-set match to eventual champions Russia in the semifinals, followed by a tough five-set loss to hosts Japan in the bronze-medal match. Logan Tom was selected as the Best Receiver, while Stacy Sykora earned Best Libero honors. USA finished 2010 with an overall 28-13 record – a 10-win improvement over 2009.

Coach profile

Hugh McCutcheon is in his third season as the US women’s team coach after serving as coach of the men’s team that won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. He has guided the US women to a 72-34 record with a team built around both established veterans and young players. McCutcheon coached the US to consecutive FIVB World Grand Prix titles in 2010 and 2011, along with the 2011 NORCECA Continental Championship gold medal and a fourth-place finish at the 2010 World Championship. Since 2010, the US has finished on the podium in six tournaments.