August 2, 2021

Klineman/Ross Grind Out Ticket to Semifinals

Alix Klineman and April Ross are advancing to the semifinals after a 2-0 (21-19, 21-19) over Germany's Margareta Kozuch/Laura Ludwig. Ross led the way with 25 points.

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August 4, 2021

Dominant Performance Powers A-Team into Gold Medal Match

Alix Klineman and April Ross dominated Switzerland’s Anouk Verge-Depre/Joana Heidrich for a 2-0 (21-12, 21-11) win Wednesday, clinching a spot in the Tokyo 2020 women's beach volleyball gold medal match.

August 4, 2021

A-Team Set for Semifinal Showdown Versus Swiss

Alix Klineman and April Ross will face Switzerland’s Anouk Verge-Depre/Joana Heidrich at 5 pm Pacific/8 pm Eastern on Wednesday, August 4 (9 am on August 5 local) for a spot in the gold medal match.

Women's National Team

August 4, 2021

Game Plan Comes Together in U.S. Quarterfinal Win

TOKYO (Aug. 4, 2021) – The U.S. Women’s National Team assured itself the chance to play for a medal with a 3-0 (25-11, 25-20, 25-19) quarterfinal sweep of the Dominican Republic at the Olympic Games on Wednesday in Tokyo. In Friday’s semifinals, the U.S. Women (5-1) will play Serbia (5-1) at either 9 p.m. Aug....

2021 Girls U18 Training Team and Coaches

August 3, 2021

USA Volleyball Announces Girls U18 National Team

USA Volleyball has selected the 12 athletes who will represent the United States at the FIVB U18 World Championship on Sept. 20-29 in Durango, Mexico. The U.S. is the defending champion of the Girls U18 World Championship after taking the title in 2019.

Women's National Team

August 3, 2021

U.S. Women United Heading into Quarterfinals

TOKYO (Aug. 3, 2021) – Despite challenges at every turn, the U.S. Women’s National Team took care of business in a difficult pool at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Now comes the hard part. The U.S. Women will play Dominican Republic at 9 p.m. PT on Tuesday (1 p.m. Wednesday in Tokyo) in the Olympic quarter...

August 2, 2021

Klineman/Ross Grind Out Ticket to Semifinals

Alix Klineman and April Ross are advancing to the semifinals after a 2-0 (21-19, 21-19) over Germany's Margareta Kozuch/Laura Ludwig. Ross led the way with 25 points.

August 2, 2021

Gibb/Bourne’s Run Ends in Gibb’s Final International Match

Jake Gibb and partner Tri Bourne fell 2-1 (17-21, 21-15, 15-11) to Germany’s Julius Thole/Clemens Wickler in Monday’s Round of 16 contest.

Women's National Team

August 2, 2021

U.S. Women Come Back Strong in Win over Italy

TOKYO (Aug. 2, 2021) – Sometimes you are playing to get the bad taste of a loss out of your mouth. The U.S. Women’s National Team played Italy on Monday knowing it had already qualified for the quarterfinals at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Focused on improved serving and passing, the U.S. Women beat the...

August 1, 2021

Klineman/Ross Advance after Sweep of Cuba

Alix Klineman and April Ross beat Cuba’s Lidianny Echevarria Benitez and Leila Consuelo Martinez Ortega, 2-0 (21-17, 21-15) during the first-ever match between the two pairs.

August 1, 2021

Olympic Quarterfinals Streak Comes to an End for U.S. Men

The U.S. Men improved throughout the match, but struggled to stay ahead against strong serving from Argentina and fell 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-23) on Sunday at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

August 1, 2021

Two Tough Beach Defeats to Open Playoffs

Two U.S. beach volleyball pairs lost in three sets Sunday as Kelly Claes/Sarah Sponcil fell to a team from Canada and Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena pushed top-ranked Qatar to the brink.

Women's National Team

July 30, 2021

Russian Olympic Committee Team a Bear for U.S. Women in Tokyo

TOKYO (July 30, 2021) – By any name, a team from Russia can be a bear. The U.S. Women’s National Team encountered a grizzly in pool play on Friday, falling to the team from the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), 3-0 (25-20, 25-12, 25-19) at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The U.S. Women (3-1) will finish...

July 30, 2021

All Four U.S. Beach Pairs Advance

The U.S. Olympic beach volleyball squad of Jake Gibb and Tri Bourne hung tough during a 2-0 (21-18, 21-17) loss to Cherif Younousse/Ahmed Tijan of Qatar Friday night in a match that decided the Pool C title.

July 30, 2021

Olympic Rivalry Match Ends in Defeat for the U.S. Men

TOKYO (July 28, 2021) – The U.S. Men started strong but couldn’t keep pace with Brazil down the stretch, falling 3-1 (30-32, 25-23, 25-21, 25-20) on Friday at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. The U.S. Men and Brazil have a historic Olympic rivalry. The two teams have met twice in the gold medal match,...

July 29, 2021

Rainy Rally Drives A-Team to Olympic Pool Victory

Alix Klineman and April Ross won pool b with a 2-1 match win over the Netherlands Friday.

Women's National Team

July 29, 2021

‘Game Changers’ Come off Bench to Help Stop Turkey

There is a saying that goes, “It’s hard to beat a team three times a season.” The U.S. Women’s National Team found out it was hard, but not impossible, to defeat Turkey for a third time this season when it beat the European side, 3-2

July 29, 2021

Americans Well-Positioned After Two Big Beach Wins

Kelly Claes/Sarah Sponcil and Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena picked up wins at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Thursday.

July 28, 2021

U.S. Men Toughness Tested in Win Against Tunisia

The U.S. Men overcame error woes to stave off a comeback from Tunisia and win 3-1 (25-14, 23-25, 25-14, 25-23) on Wednesday at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

July 27, 2021

Gibb/Bourne Remain Undefeated in Tight Match versus Switzerland

The newly-formed U.S. Olympic beach volleyball team of Jake Gibb and Tri Bourne got another chance to improve on their budding chemistry Wednesday while beating Switzerland’s Adrian Heidrich/Mirco Gerson 2-0 (21-19, 23-21) at Shiokaze Park.

Women's National Team

July 27, 2021

Thompson Totals 34 Points in Sweep of China in Tokyo

TOKYO (July 26, 2021) –Jordan Thompson joined an elite group of women’s volleyball players on Monday as she scored 34 points in leading the U.S. Women’s National Team to a 3-0 (29-27, 25-22, 25-21) win over China at the Olympic Games. The U.S. Women (2-0) will continue Olympic pool play on Thursday against Turkey (1-0)...

July 26, 2021

Americans Prevail Twice in Wet, Windy Day at the Beach

Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena and Alix Klineman/April Ross both posted wins despite battling wet and windy weather in their second pool play matches at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

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