Teams & Coaches
 
TEAM:
Team manager Monaco Jr., Albert M.
Head coach Lang, Ping
Assistant coach Li, Yong
Doctor Reeser, Jonathan
Therapist / trainer Hogan, Thomas
Journalist

  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
2 Danielle Scott-Arruda Scott 01.10.1972 84 188 325 302 Praia Clube
3 Tayyiba Haneef-Park Haneef-Park 23.03.1979 82 200 328 312 Igtisadchi Baku
6 Elisabeth Bachman Bachman 07.11.1978 86 193 311 300 USA National Team
8 Katherine Wilkins Wilkins 10.05.1982 81 193 309 299 USA National Team
10 Therese Crawford Crawford 26.08.1976 64 178 312 304 USA National Team
C 11 Robyn Ah Mow-Santos Ah Mow-Santos 15.09.1975 67 172 291 281 VBC Volero Zurich
12 Nancy Metcalf Metcalf 12.11.1978 73 186 314 292 Lokomotiv Baku
L 15 Nicole Davis Davis 24.04.1982 73 167 284 266 E.S. Cannet Rocheville VB
17 Jennifer Tamas Tamas 23.11.1982 82 191 315 301 Azerrail Baku
C=Captain  L=Libero

Team Profile Head coach
Despite a number of challenges to begin the season, the 2005 USA Women’s National Volleyball team persevered under the guidance of first-year head coach “Jenny” Lang Ping and emerged as this year’s NORCECA Continental Champion.

Team USA made history on Sept. 11 when it posted a 3-2 win over Cuba in the gold medal match of the NORCECA Continental Championships and earned a golden ticket to the 2005 FIVB Grand Champions Cup in Japan in November.

Three-time Olympian Danielle Scott (Baton Rouge, La.) and tournament Most Valuable Player Nancy Metcalf (Hull, Iowa) each scored a match-high 21 points in the 25-13, 22-25, 27-25, 20-25, 15-10 victory that gave the United States its third-straight NORCECA Championship – and fifth overall.

Five players from the 2004 USA Olympic Team did not return for the 2005 season. Veteran outside hitters Tara Cross-Battle and Keba Phipps retired from the sport, Logan Tom (OH) and Stacy Sykora (L) were going to give beach volleyball a try and Heather Bown (MB) is taking the year off to go back to school.

The team struggled early in the season, going winless at the Montreux Volley Masters, losing to Brazil’s junior team in the bronze medal match at the Pan American Cup and finishing eighth at the World Grand Prix.

Following the Grand Prix, the Americans had a full-month to train and prepare for the FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament in Puerto Rico, which they won with a perfect 6-0 record.

Three weeks later, the United States shocked Cuba to capture another NORCECA Championship and earn its third trip to the prestigious Grand Champions Cup. The Americans finished fifth at the first Grand Champions Cup in 1993 and again in 2001.

Many of Team USA’s top players will be joining their professional teams overseas soon, but the group will reunite in Japan at the beginning of November to begin training for the final event of the season.

For the Americans, it will be a chance to redeem themselves for their slow start at the beginning of the season and to see where they stand against the world’s best teams going into the second year of the 2005-2008 quadrennial.




Lang, Ping