COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 10, 2022) – The U.S. Women’s Team competing at the Pan American Cup Final Six won the silver medal on Saturday after losing in the final to the Dominican Republic, 3-0 (25-21, 25-13, 26-24). The U.S. Women finished the tournament 4-3. Dominican Republic dominated the match statistics, leading in kills (44-37),...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 5, 2023) – USA Volleyball has selected 14 players to compete at the women’s Pan American Cup on August 6-13 in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
The setters on the team are Jenna Gray and Sydney Hilley. The outside hitters are Logan Eggleston, Simone Lee, Brooke Nuneviller and Sarah Wilhite Parsons. Nuneviller will also be available to play libero.
The opposites are Taylor Mims and Stephanie Samedy. The middle blockers are Madeleine Gates, Serena Gray, Kayla Haneline and Danielle Hart.
The liberos are Zoe Fleck and Kendall White.
Gates, Samedy, White and Wilhite Parsons competed internationally for the U.S. Women in 2022.
“This group has trained for the last three weeks and has put in a tremendous amount of work to prepare for what’s ahead of us,” Head Coach Brad Rostratter said. “Our group has a mixture of players who have seen and played a lot of volleyball, and new faces to international competition.”
Rostratter, the men’s volleyball head coach at UC San Diego, will be assisted by Jonathan Charette of the Long Beach Volleyball Club, and Cursty Jackson, a former national team player who is an assistant at the University of Texas.
“Pool play will have a variety of tough opponents that will put our team chemistry and ability to play consistent volleyball to the test right away,” Rostratter said.
Ten teams are competing in the Pan Am Cup. The U.S. Women will face Costa Rica, Peru, Colombia and Canada in pool play.
The U.S. Women have won the Pan American Cup seven times, most recently in 2019. The U.S. Women won bronze in 2021 and 2022.
U.S. Women’s Roster for the 2023 Pan American Cup
No. Name (Pos., Ht., Hometown, College, USAV Region)
3 Kendall White (L, 5-5, Zionsville, Ind., Penn State, Hoosier)
13C Sarah Wilhite Parsons (OH, 6-2, Eden Prairie, Minn., Univ. of Minnesota, North Country)
19 Jenna Gray (S, 6-1, Shawnee, Kan., Stanford Univ., Heart of America)
21 Simone Lee (OH, 6-1, Menomonee Falls, Wis., Penn State, Badger)
25 Brooke Nuneviller (OH, 5-11, Chandler, Ariz., Univ. of Oregon, Arizona)
30 Danielle Hart (MB, 6-4, Virginia Beach, Va., Univ. of Wisconsin, Old Dominion)
34 Stephanie Samedy (Opp, 6-2, Clermont, Fla., Univ. of Minnesota, Florida)
36 Madeleine Gates (MB, 6-3, San Diego, Calif., Stanford, Southern California)
37 Kayla Haneline (MB, 6-2, Plattsmouth, Neb., Northern Iowa, Great Plains)
38 Zoe Fleck (L, 5-6, Grenada Hills, Calif., Univ. of Texas, Southern California)
39 Taylor Mims (Opp, 6-3, Billings, Mont., Washington State, Evergreen)
41 Logan Eggleston (OH, 6-2, Brentwood, Tenn., Univ. of Texas, Southern)
43 Serena Gray (MB, 6-3, Temple City, Calif., Pitt, Southern California)
44 Sydney Hilley (S, 6-0, Brooklyn Park, Minn., Univ. of Wisconsin, North Country)
Head Coach: Brad Rostratter
Assistant Coach: Jonathan Charette
Assistant Coach: Cursty Jackson
Team Manager: John Xie
Performance Analyst: AJ Ruttenberg
Athletic Trainer: Mandolyn Peterson
U.S. Schedule for the 2023 Pan American Cup
(All times PDT)
Sunday, August 6
11 a.m. United States v Costa Rica
Monday, August 7
1 p.m. United States v Peru
Tuesday, August 8
1 p.m. United States v Colombia
Thursday August 10
3 p.m. United States v Canada
Friday August 11
11 a.m. Classification 7/10
1 p.m. Classification 7/10
3 p.m. Quarterfinals
5 p.m. Quarterfinals
Saturday August 12
9 a.m. Position 9-10
11 a.m. Classification 5/8
1 p.m. Classification 5/8
3 p.m. Semifinals
5 p.m. Semifinals
Sunday August 13
9 a.m. Position 7-8
11 p.m. Position 5-6
1 p.m. Bronze Medal Match
3 p.m. Gold Medal Match