The first college roundup of February looks at some of the top teams in the country. Every week, we’ll spotlight a few of the key matchups from the week, while also highlighting athletes who are part of the USA Volleyball National Team Development Program.
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.
The professional women's volleyball league in Japan started play over the last two weeks and we have updates on U.S. women's players. Brazil's women's league starts this weekend and leagues in Turkey, Italy and Germany are in full swing.
U.S. Women’s National Team Captain Jordan Larson was named the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Sportswoman of the Year for Team Sport on Wednesday during the organization’s Annual Salute, part of a national broadcast on Yahoo Sports.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 19, 2021) – The U.S. Women’s Pan American Cup Team rebounded from Saturday’s semifinal loss to win the bronze medal on Sunday by beating Canada, 3-0 (26-24, 25-17, 25-17) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. “I am very proud of this group,” U.S. Head Coach Karch Kiraly said. “After the disappointing loss...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 18, 2021) – The U.S. Women’s Pan American Cup Team will play for the bronze medal after falling to Mexico in the semifinals on Saturday, 3-1 (22-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-19) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The U.S. Women (4-2) will play Canada (2-4) for third place. Canada lost its semifinal against...