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  • Volleyball icon Member of the U.S. Women's Sitting National Team since 2004
  • Volleyball icon Member of Team USA's "Best Paralympic Team" in 2016
  • Volleyball icon Inaugural recipient of USA Volleyball's All-Time Great Female Sitting Volleyball Player Award
  • Volleyball icon USA Volleyball Sitting Player of the Year in 2007 and 2004
  • Volleyball icon Named "Best Blocker" of the 2016 Paralympic Games
  • Volleyball icon Named MVP and Best Spiker at the 2003 Parapan American Games


  • 2020 Tokyo Olympics - Gold
  • Medal 2022 World ParaVolley World Championships - Bronze
  • Medal 2021 Golden Nations League - Gold
  • Medal 2019 Parapan American Games - Gold
  • Medal 2018 World ParaVolley World Championships - Silver
  • 2016 Paralympic Games - Gold; Best Blocker
  • Medal 2016 ParaVolley Intercontinental Cup - Gold
  • 2012 London Paralympic Games - Silver
  • Medal 2010 Parapan American Championship - Gold
  • 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games - Silver
  • Medal 2006 Sitting Volleyball World Championships
  • 2004 Athens Paralympic Games - Bronze

Personal Highlights

  • Volleyball icon Married Paul Bargellini in 2010. Paul played club volleyball for the University of Delaware. The couple has three children and Lora recently announced she is pregnant with her fourth. She will compete in Tokyo while pregnant
  • Volleyball icon Prior to the Tokyo Paralympics, Webster received a $10,000 grant from “the Power of She Fund,” which was set up by the Women’s Sports Foundation and Athleta to help athletes pay for childcare costs.
  • Volleyball icon Was born in Phoenix. Also lived in Lincoln, Neb., as a teen before graduating from Cactus Shadows HS in Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Volleyball icon Now lives in Point Lookout, N.Y. with her family and ran for Hempstead Town Council in 2019
  • Volleyball icon Uncle Bob Webster has worked with the U.S. Men's and Women's Hockey teams for more than 25 years... Sister Lisa Yost played volleyball for the University of Nebraska - Omaha and the University of Tampa
  • Volleyball icon At age 11 was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in her left tibia. Later underwent a procedure known as rotationplasty to remove the cancerous bone, which included the knee. As part of the procedure, her lower leg was rotated 180 degrees and connected to the remnants of the femur. This gave her full range of movement, allowing her to play sports. In 1998, she was fitted with prosthesis.
  • Volleyball icon In 2004, her high school volleyball team won the state title
  • Volleyball icon Was honored at the 2004 Gene Autry Courage Awards in Tempe, Ariz.
  • Volleyball icon In February 2006, she was named Cosmopolitan magazine's first "Fun Fearless Female Reader," winning a $10,000 cash prize

Lora on the USA Volleyball Show