The U.S. Boys U19 National Team upended Chile 3-0 (26-24, 25-16, 25-11) on Monday in Guatemala in their first pool play match of the Boys’ U19 Pan American Cup, a qualifying tournament to the FIVB U19 World Championship.
The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee today announced USA Volleyball Women’s National Team staff members Karch Kiraly as its Olympic Coach of the Year and Kara Kessans as its Service Provider of the Year for 2021.
USA Volleyball has announced players and staff on the 2022 U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team (WCNT). The team includes 38 of the country’s top collegiate women’s volleyball players and a coaching staff of seven, including three Olympic medal winners and two others with Olympic coaching experience.
Dunphy will become the 52nd winner of the Harold T. Friermood “Frier” Award, which recognizes longtime significant contributions to volleyball, at the USA Volleyball Hall of Fame ceremony at the Dorothy C. Boyce Banquet on May 25 in Orlando, Fla. The Frier Award is considered USA Volleyball’s highest honor.
Kim Hill is a two-time Olympian and Olympic medalist who started with the team in 2013 after being “discovered” at the U.S. Women’s Open Tryout (now the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Program). A year later, she was named MVP of the 2014 FIVB World Championship as the U.S. took gold.
USA Volleyball has hired Brian Hurler to serve as performance analyst for the Olympic gold medal winning U.S. Women’s National Team. Hurler joins USAV from Stanford where he served as the technical coordinator for the women’s volleyball team for two seasons.
The U.S. Women’s National Team will play on U.S. soil for the first time since winning the Olympic gold medal in Tokyo when it competes in the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Nations League (VNL) on May 31-June 5 at Brookshire Grocery Arena in Bossier City, Louisiana.
USA Volleyball has hired University of San Diego Women’s Volleyball Associate Head Coach Alfred “Alfee” Reft to serve as its seasonal assistant coach for the U.S. Women’s National Team. Reft played libero for the U.S. Men’s National Team from 2006-10 and was an Olympic alternate in 2008. He returned to the team in 2012-15. Reft served as a volunteer assistant coach for both the U.S. Women’s and Men’s teams in 2016-18.