FIVB - Volleyball World Grand Prix

TEAM COMPOSITION


 USA / USA

 
Team manager Reynaud, Cecile
Coach Kiraly, Karch
Assistant coach Sunahara, Reed
2nd assistant coach Black, Thomas
Doctor Hettrich, Carolyn
Physiotherapist Wosmek, Jill
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Alisha Glass Glass 05.04.1988 184 72 305 300 Fenerbahce SK
  2   Danielle Scott-Arruda Scott 01.10.1972 188 84 325 302 Praia Clube
  3 Courtney Thompson Thompson 04.11.1984 170 66 276 263 Volero Zürich
  4   Sonja Newcombe Newcombe 07.03.1988 182 70 305 300 Tyumen Tyumen
  5 Tamari Miyashiro Miyashiro 08.07.1987 170 70 284 266 Rote Raben Vilsbiburg
  6   Nicole Davis Davis 24.04.1982 167 73 284 266 Clubul Sportiv Dinamo
  7 Cassidy Lichtman Lichtman 25.05.1989 185 68 299 279 Lokomotiv Baku
  8   Lauren Gibbemeyer Gibbemeyer 08.09.1988 187 71 307 293 Imoco Volley SRL SSD
  9 Alexandra Klineman Klineman 30.12.1989 194 73 322 299 Villa Cortese
  C 10   Kristin Lynn Hildebrand Hildebrand 30.06.1985 185 68 300 284 Campinas Volleyball Clube
  11 Alaina Bergsma Bergsma 30.03.1990 190 77 315 300 Minas Tenis Clube
  12   Kayla Banwarth Banwarth 21.01.1989 178 75 295 283 Rabita Baku
  13 Christa Harmotto Harmotto 12.10.1986 188 79 322 300 Eczacibasi Istanbul
  14   Nicole Fawcett Fawcett 16.12.1986 191 82 310 291 Ponce Leonas
  15 Kelly Murphy Murphy 20.10.1989 188 79 315 307 Agil Volley SSD ARL
  16   Kimberly Hill Hill 30.11.1989 193 72 320 310 Atom Trefl Sopot
  17 Lauren Paolini Paolini 22.08.1987 193 73 317 299 Hitachi Automotive Systems
  18   Regan Hood Hood 10.08.1983 188 79 312 305 Iller Bankasi
  19 Juliann Faucette Faucette 25.11.1989 188 85 320 307 Guangdong Evergrande Club
  20   Jenna Hagglund Hagglund 28.05.1989 178 68 292 290 Rote Raben Vilsbiburg
  21 Cursty Jackson Jackson 11.09.1990 188 71 320 310 Rabita Baku
  22   Rachael Adams Adams 03.06.1990 188 81 318 307 MKS Dabrowa Gornicza
 C = Captain   L = Libero
 
Team profile


Despite never having won the World Cup, World Championship or Olympics, the United States have won the FIVB World Grand Prix for the last three years and five times overall.

The Americans, ranked No. 1 in the world, will be trying to make history by winning the World Grand Prix for a record fourth straight time – Brazil being the only team to have managed three in a row from 2004 to 2006. They took the silver medal at both the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.

Team USA finished 2012 with a 30-2 record that included three wins (against one loss in the Olympic Games final) over world No. 2 Brazil. The Americans captured their 2013 season-opening tournament, the Pan American Cup, with a 5-0 record. The win qualified them for the 2014 FIVB World Grand Prix.

Having completed the last Olympic cycle under Hugh McCutcheon, volleyball legend Karch Kiraly - the only player to have won Olympic Games medals of any colour in both volleyball and beach volleyball - is now in charge having previously been McCutcheon’s assistant.

Kiraly, who won Olympic gold in the hall in 1984 and 1988, and added a third gold medal in the beach volleyball competition in 1996,  has already taken USA to the Pan American Cup title but for the World Grand Prix will be missing many of his top performers, including USA?s best scorer at the Olympics Destinee Hooker (pregnant), last year’s World Grand Prix best scorer Megan Hodge, Foluke Akinradewo, Logan Tom and Tayyiba Haneef-Park.



 
Coach profile

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.

“I have revered representing the USA and wearing the Red, White and Blue ever since my first experience with the Junior National Team,” Kiraly said. “It is a tremendous honour to be asked to lead such a powerful volleyball programme.”

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. Kiraly was inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2001.