November 16, 2021

USAV and AVP Enter Strategic Alliance for Beach Volleyball

AVP, the U.S. premier professional beach volleyball organization and longest-running domestic tour, and USA Volleyball, the national governing body for beach, indoor and sitting volleyball, announced today a new partnership in an ongoing effort to grow and enhance the sport of beach volleyball within the United States.

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Jordan Larson

October 13, 2021

Jordan Larson Named Sportswoman of the Year

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.

U.S. Women's Sitting Team holding gold medals at the Paralympic Games

September 5, 2021

Rough Road to Tokyo Ends in Paralympic Gold for U.S.

TOKYO (Sept. 5, 2021) – The journey didn’t go the way the U.S. Women’s Sitting Team had planned, but the destination was better than they imagined. The U.S. Sitting Team beat China, 3-1 (25-12, 25-20, 22-25, 25-19) on Sunday to win its second straight Paralympic Games gold medal at Makuhari Messe event hall The U.S....

U.S. Women's Sitting Team playing in the Paralympic Games

September 4, 2021

Women’s Sitting Team and China to Meet Again for Gold

TOKYO (Sept. 4, 2021) – Hello, China. We meet again. The U.S. Women’s Sitting Team will play China for the ninth time in Paralympic Games history on Sunday at 10 a.m. in Japan (9 p.m. on Saturday ET). Watch the match live on the NBC Sports app or on the NBC Sports Network. MATCH HUB * MEDIA...

U.S. Women's Sitting Team playing in the Paralympic Games

September 3, 2021

U.S. Sitting Team to Play for Paralympic Gold for 4th Time

TOKYO (Sept. 3, 2021) – For a fourth straight Paralympic Games, the U.S. Women’s Sitting Team will play China for the gold medal. The U.S. Women beat Brazil on Friday, 3-0 (25-19, 25-11, 25-23) in the Paralympic semifinal at Makuhari Messe event hall. The U.S. (3-1) will play China (4-0) for the gold medal on...

September 2, 2021

U.S. Sitting Team Has Déjà Vu All over Again

TOKYO (Sept. 2, 2021) – The U.S. Women’s Sitting Team has been here before. At the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the U.S. Women were 2-1 in pool play and had to play Brazil in the semifinals. The U.S. won and went on to take the Paralympic gold medal. MATCH HUB * MEDIA...

U.S. Women's Sitting Team playing in the Paralympic Games

September 1, 2021

U.S. Sitting Team Secures Paralympic Semi Slot

TOKYO (Sept. 1, 2021) – The U.S. Women’s Sitting National Team shook off Monday’s loss and swept the Russian Paralympic Committee team (25-19, 25-15, 25-22) on Wednesday in the final match of Paralympic pool play at the Makuhari Messe event hall. The win puts the U.S. Women (2-1) into the Paralympic semifinals on Friday (Sept....

August 30, 2021

U.S. Reunion with China at Paralympics Not Happy for Team USA

TOKYO (Aug. 30, 2021) – The U.S. Women’s Sitting Team has not played China since 2017. The teams‘ reunion was not a happy one for Team USA. The U.S. Women fell to China 3-0 (25-17, 25-22, 26-24) on Monday at the Paralympic Games at Makuhari Messe event hall in Tokyo. The loss makes Wednesday’s match...

Women's Sitting Team at the Paralympics

August 28, 2021

U.S. Sitting Team Comes Together in Win over Rwanda

TOKYO (Aug. 28, 2021) – After three weeks of uncertainty and changes in plans and players, the U.S. Women’s Sitting Team finally hit the court at the 2020 Paralympic Games on Saturday and beat Rwanda 3-0 (25-11, 25-9, 25-11) at the Makuhari Messe event center. The U.S. Women (1-0) will play China on Monday at...

August 27, 2021

Women’s Sitting Team Ready for Games to Begin

TOKYO (Aug. 26, 2021) – The U.S. Women’s Sitting Team will rely on a mix of Paralympic Games veterans and rookies to defend its gold medal starting on Saturday at the Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo. The team is scheduled to begin Paralympic competition on Aug. 28 at 1 a.m. ET (midnight CT and...

August 25, 2021

Millage, Flood to Join U.S. Paralympic Sitting Team in Tokyo

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 25, 2021) – Two players and a member of team support will join the U.S. Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo this week. Alternates Nichole Millage and Annie Flood will join the team in Tokyo and will be on the U.S. roster for the Paralympic Games along...

August 13, 2021

Paralympic Games Schedule for U.S. Sitting Team Revealed

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 13, 2021) – The U.S. Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team will play Rwanda, China and the team from the Russian Paralympic Committee, in that order, at the 2021 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. The U.S. Women’s Sitting Team is ranked No. 1 in the world and is the defending Paralympic champion. It will...

July 12, 2021

Nine Paralympic Gold Medalists Return for Sitting Volleyball in Tokyo

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 12, 2021) – USA Volleyball today announced the 12 women who will compete for the U.S. Sitting Volleyball Team at the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Nine players return from the 2016 Paralympic team that won gold in Rio de Janeiro: Tia Edwards, Heather Erickson, Katie Holloway, Kaleo Kanahele Maclay, Monique (Burkland)...

U.S. Women's Sitting Team

July 4, 2021

Women’s Sitting Team is 24K at Golden Nations League

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 4, 2021) – The U.S. Women’s Sitting Team celebrated July 4 by winning the Golden Nations League tournament in Assen, Netherlands. The U.S. Women (6-0) beat world champion Russia in Sunday’s final, 3-1 (27-25, 25-19, 25-27, 25-18). Russia was the only team to take a set from the U.S. Women’s Sitting...

Women's sitting team at national anthem

July 1, 2021

U.S. Women’s Sitting Team Hits the Road for Golden Nations League

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 1, 2021) – The U.S. Women’s Sitting Team takes another step in preparing to defend its Paralympic gold medal this weekend at the 2021 Golden Nations League tournament in Assen, Netherlands. The U.S. Women, ranked No. 1 in the world, will play the sitting teams from Germany, Netherlands, Russia, Slovenia and...

U.S. Women's Sitting Team

June 18, 2021

Women’s Sitting Team Hosts Canada in Paralympic Preview

EDMOND, Okla. (June 17, 2021) – The U.S. Women’s Sitting Team is preparing for the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 with an exhibition match on Saturday against Canada at 7 p.m. at the Wellness Center at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. Spectators are welcome at the matches and admission is free. Masks are encouraged....

Sitting volleyball player Kari Miller

May 18, 2021

Kari Miller-Ortiz Goes from Court to Booth for Paralympic Games

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 18, 2021) – Three-time Paralympian and gold medalist Kari Miller-Ortiz may have retired from the U.S. Women’s Sitting National Team, but she has not left her sport behind. NBCUniversal announced Monday that Ortiz would be the color commentator for its Tokyo sitting volleyball broadcast. She will work with retired ice dancer...

May 16, 2021

Sitting Teams Have Different Views as Paralympic Games Draw Closer

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 16, 2021) – With 100 days to go until the Tokyo Paralympic Games, which begin Aug. 24, the U.S. Women’s and Men’s Sitting National Teams are in two different places. The U.S. WSNT, ranked No. 1 in the world, goes into Tokyo as the defending gold medalist. The team qualified in...

Jamie Davis

March 24, 2021

USA Volleyball Signs MOUs with Japanese Training Sites

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 24, 2021) – USA Volleyball signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) on Tuesday with three groups in Japan that will host U.S. teams preparing for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Mishima City, Japan plans to host the U.S. Men’s National Team for training prior to the start of the Tokyo Olympic Games,...

Paralympic athletes Eric Duda and Nicky Nieves

January 22, 2021

Paralympians Step Forward to Represent Fellow Athletes

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 22, 2021) – Two USA Volleyball Paralympians have accepted leadership roles to represent their fellow athletes. Paralympian Nicky Nieves has been elected as the women’s sitting volleyball representative to the USA Volleyball Board of Directors. Paralympian Eric Duda has been elected as USA Volleyball’s representative to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic...

October 6, 2020

Coaches Celebrate Their Special Day

Coaches talk about why they love what they do.

August 18, 2020

Kessel Has Played Big Role for USAV

Development Director John Kessel has helped coach the coaches for 35 years at USAV

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