The Paralympic Games represent the pinnacle of sport. In 1960, the first Paralympics were formally held in Rome shortly after the Olympic Games and have been held every four years since. Men’s sitting volleyball joined the Paralympic roster in 1984, and women’s sitting made its debut in 2004.

The U.S. women are the defending Paralympic champions.

Women's Sitting National Team Schedule

Please click on the name of the opponent in the table below to go to the event page for the individual match information, including streaming links and broadcast information.

U.S. DateOpponentResultU.S. Time (CT)Japan Date/Time
August 28RwandaW, 3-0 (25-11, 25-9, 25-11)12:00 a.m.August 28 at 2:00 p.m.
August 30ChinaL, 3-0 (25-17, 25-22, 26-24)4:30 a.m.August 30 at 6:30 p.m.
September 1RPC (Russian Paralympic Committee)W, 3-0 (25-19, 25-15, 25-22)4:30 a.m.September 1 at 6:30 p.m.
September 3Semifinal vs. BrazilW, 3-0 (25-19, 25-11, 25-23)4:30 a.m.September 3 at 6:30 p.m.
September 4Gold Medal Match vs. ChinaW, 3-1 (25-12, 25-20, 22-25, 25-19)8:00 p.m.Gold: September 5 at 10:00 a.m.

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U.S. Paralympic Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team Roster

No. Name (Position, Height, Hometown)
Lora Webster (MB, 5-11, Point Lookout, N.Y.)
Bethany Zummo (L, 5-3, Dublin, Calif.)
Lexi Shifflett (S/L, 5-4, Waseca, Minn.)
Katie Holloway (OH, 6-3, Lake Stevens, Wash.)
Heather Erickson (OPP, 5-11, Fayetteville, N.C.)
Monique Matthews (MB/OH, 6-0, Ardmore, Okla.)
8 Whitney Dosty (OH/OPP, 6-3, Tucson, Ariz.)
Tia Edwards (OH/MB, 5-7, Skiatook, Okla.)
11 Jillian Williams (MB/OPP/OH, 5-10, Odem, Texas)
12 Emma Schieck (OH, 5-7, Statesville, N.C.)
14 Kaleo Kanahele Maclay (S, 5-6, Edmond, Okla.)
16 Nicky Nieves (MB/OH, 5-10, Kissimmee, Fla.)

Alternates

Maddy Ball (OH, 5-7, Delray Beach, Fla.)
10 Sydney Satchell (L, 5-2, Oklahoma City, Okla.)
13 Nichole Millage (OPP, 5-7, Champaign, Ill.)
15 Annie Flood (S/OPP, 5-8, Salem, Ore.)
18 Courtney Baker (OH, 5-9, Crofton, Ky.)

Head Coach: Bill Hamiter
Assistant Coach: Michelle Goodall
Assistant Coach: Jon Aharoni
Athletic Trainer: Kat King
Technical Coordinator: Jeff Hicks
Team Manager: Mark Herrin


Tokyo Paralympic Games

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The U.S. women look to defend their 2016 Paralympic gold medal this year. Get pumped with our one year out video.

U.S. Sitting Volleyball Facts

Paralympic Qualification and Athlete Selection Process

Women’s Sitting
Has already qualified for the 2020 Paralympics after finishing second at the 2018 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships.

Men’s Sitting
Can qualify by winning the Tokyo 2020 Men’s Final Paralympic Qualification Tournament, which was postponed from its original March 16-21, 2020, in Edmond, Oklahoma. It will take place this spring.

Paralympic History

Women (Full History)
Gold: 2016
Silver: 2008, 2012
Bronze: 2004
Appearances: Four of four tournaments (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)

Men (Full History)
Best Finish: Sixth place (2004)
Appearances: Seven of 11 tournaments (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2016)